A Celebration of Edgar Mitchell’s Legacy

October 6, 2020
Engagement Team

We are excited to announce a six-month celebration honoring the legacy of IONS founder, Dr. Edgar Mitchell!

Our special celebration began on September 17 — Edgar’s 90th birthday — and will conclude with a virtual grand finale on Friday, February 5 — the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 14 mission to the Moon. It was during this mission that Edgar experienced the profound epiphany of Oneness that led to the enduring concept of The Overview Effect and inspired the founding of the Institute of Noetic Sciences — itself approaching its 50th year!

As a member of the Apollo 14 mission, Edgar’s purpose was to conduct in-depth research on the lunar surface. As his mission came to an end, however, an entirely new purpose emerged — one that would define his life for decades to come and contribute to the awakening of the planet.

As his spaceship traveled back from the moon amidst the vast darkness of the cosmos, Dr. Mitchell’s eyes became fixed on the blue sphere we call home. As he neared Earth, he was enveloped by a profound sense of universal connectedness.

I realized that the story of ourselves as told by science — our cosmology, our religion — was incomplete and likely flawed… What was needed was a new story of who we are and what we are capable of becoming.Dr. Edgar Mitchell

Edgar’s transformative experience led him to establish the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) in 1973. He believed in applying the same scientific rigor used for exploring outer space to understanding the mysteries of inner space. With a new paradigm of interconnectedness so urgently needed, Edgar’s vision and legacy have never been more relevant to the world than they are today.

Join us in celebrating Edgar Mitchell’s legacy by participating in the online events happening through February 5th. Click here to learn more about Edgar Mitchell and find celebration events as they’re added.

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