Edgar D. Mitchell September 17, 1930 - February 4, 2016 It is with great sadness and much love that we announce the passing of Dr. Edgar D. Mitchell

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Edgar D. Mitchell

Edgar D. Mitchell

September 17, 1930 - February 4, 2016

It is with great sadness and much love that we announce the passing of Dr. Edgar D. Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut and the sixth person to walk on the moon. He died following a brief illness at a hospice in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Scientist, test pilot, naval officer, astronaut, entrepreneur, author and lecturer, Dr. Mitchell's extraordinary and varied career personified humankind's eternal thrust to widen its horizons as well as explore its inner soul.

Chief among his interests were cosmology, the nature of consciousness, human potential, the quantum hologram, and topics relating to the evolving future of the species on planet Earth. As a futurist, he lectured extensively on the sustainability of planet Earth and all its inhabitants.

Among his many accomplishments, he was Chairman Emeritus of Eternea and Founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Highlights of his life are listed below, and additional details and a press release can be found at Eternea.

Arrangements for a memorial service are pending. When finalized, details will be posted on the Eternea News page. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Eternea, Inc., P.O. Box 871, Deerfield Beach, FL 33443.

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Remembering Edgar Mitchell

Edgar Mitchell will go down in history as one of the truly great explorers of our era, not only for his epic journey aboard Apollo 14, but especially for the great explorations into the nature of consciousness and ultimate reality, all triggered by his extraordinary epiphany while returning from the moon in February 1971. Our world is on a far more favorable trajectory, thanks to Edgar and his tremendous intellect, vision and courage — and especially his love for humanity.
--Eben Alexander MD, Co-Founder, Eternea
Click for Dr. Alexander's longer tribute

A few weeks before he passed away, I was visiting Edgar at his home in Lake Worth, FL. He was sitting in his favorite recliner surrounded by great books, two beautiful German shepherds, and a colorful array of Apollo 14 memorabilia. A close family friend spontaneously asked him in my presence what his most important parting guidance would be to his fellow human beings. He reflected pensively for a few moments and then said, "To serve the greater good." After the family friend left, I asked Edgar how he would advise people to serve the greater good. Without pausing to think, he quickly answered, "By remembering to love one another each and every day."

While he did not offer any last words before he left this world for the next at about 9:30pm ET on February 4th, I doubt his parting wisdom would have been any different than these comments he made just a few weeks before his passing. The fact that Edgar shuffled off his mortal coil just about 7 hours shy of the exact moment in time when he landed on the moon 45 years ago, at 4:18am ET on February 5, 1971, speaks volumes to those of us still here in this realm of existence, able to comprehend the tremendous symbolic significance of this great final feat. Edgar lifted off yet again from this Earth, 45 years later, to experience a rocket ride far more thrilling than the Saturn Five, on an endless journey to explore a new frontier far more magnificent than the moon. Bravo, Edgar! By timing your death as you surely did, you sent yet another powerful message to us all about the limitless power of our consciousness to accomplish our intention, even to determine the timing of our own death, at least to some extent, which many hospice experts will attest happens often among terminally ill patients in their care. A thousand times thank you Edgar for your many priceless contributions to the evolution of humanity, and for reminding us about the power of intention through timing your own death to coincide with the Apollo 14 mission. I feel certain you did it to underscore the importance of your parting wisdom to your fellow human beings—that we should awaken to the boundless power of our consciousness in service to the greater good in the spirit of unconditional love. Until we meet again my friend in the eternal now and the infinite here, much love to you always. You will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by the millions you inspired all over the world.
--John R. Audette, MS, President, CEO & Co-Founder, Eternea

Edgar will be recognized as a true renaissance man of our times. He was an explorer, a futurist, a scientist, a technologist and a humanist. He was a man who dedicated his life to understanding and improving the human condition. His unique perspectives of humanity and all life on earth were often expressed by his actions and his deeds. He was motivated by his concerns for the greater good and not those of the privileged few. He will be remembered as a man larger than life itself, and his departure has left a hole that will be very hard to be replaced.
--Bob Staretz, Executive Director, Eternea


Edgar Dean Mitchell, Lunar Module Pilot

Highlights in a Great LIfe

--Designated naval aviator (1954)
--Military test pilot (1958-72)
--Technical Director, Navy Space Systems (1964-65)
--NASA and the Astronaut Corps (1966-72)
--Backup crew for Apollo 10 and Apollo 16
--Lunar Module Pilot, Apollo 14 lunar mission (January 31 - February 9, 1971)
--Sixth man to walk on the moon
--Founder (1973) of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and its Chairman (1973-82)
--Chairman Emeritus of Eternea, Inc.
--President, Edgar Mitchell Productions
--Public Speaker, Lecturer, Consultant
--Author: "The Way of the Explorer" (Putnam: 1996) and "Psychic Exploration: A Challenge for Science" (Putnam: 1974)
--BS Industrial Management, Carnegie Mellon University (1952)
--BS Aeronautics, US Naval Postgraduate School (1961)
--ScD Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1964)
--EngD Engineering, New Mexico State University (1971, honorary)
--ScD Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (1971, honorary)
--ScD Engineering, University of Akron (1979, honorary)
--PhD Embry-Riddle University (1996, honorary)


Edgar's Vision Continues

Eternea's Programs and Consciousness Research

As a member of the three-man crew on the Apollo 14 moon mission, Dr. Edgar Mitchell became the sixth man to walk on the moon in 1971. He would remind us that we are also crew members of a spaceship--an incredibly complex and efficient system called Earth. Self-organizing, self-repairing, self-recycling, and replete with incredible yet finite resources, Earth is humankind’s indispensable space vehicle, sustaining life as we travel in the cosmos.

For thousands of years, we operated without a user’s manual, each generation educating the next about how to support life on Earth, while encouraging imagination and discovery. But even 45 years ago, Dr. Mitchell observed from his capsule's window in deep space that humanity is threatened by its own growth – by sheer numbers and technological advancement. Ironically, the very things that mark our progress also threaten us and our planet when we do not understand the principals of balance and do not take action when we realize the effects of unintended consequences.

But there is always hope, as long as pilots act quickly to right their ship. Dr. Mitchell recently produced a special video on sustainability, with strategies to achieve an optimal future for Earth and all its inhabitants. He dedicated it to the children of Earth and future generations yet to be born:

Edgar Mitchell Video

Through the work of Eternea, we can begin the wedding of science and religion, reason and intuition, the physical and the spiritual. This union will ensure that science comes to comprehend the non-material aspects of reality as well as it knows the material aspects, enabling it to approach omniscience. Then knowledge will become wisdom and love of power will become the power of love, and the universal man of cosmic consciousness will finally emerge, all none too soon.

-- Dr. Edgar D. Mitchell - Chairman Emeritus, Eternea


Apollo 14 lands in the Pacific, 1971 Edgar's soul returns home, 2016

To Edgar

Adventurous Explorer & Pioneer Scientist

True Friend & Loving Father

Happy Landings ~ Across the Veil

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