Institute of Noetic Sciences

The real Catherine Solomon is Lynne McTaggart (born 23 January 1951, in New York City)is an American lecturer, journalist, author, and publisher. She is the author of six books, including The Intention Experiment and The Field. According to her author profile, she is a spokesperson “on consciousness, the new physics, and the practices of conventional and alternative medicine.

The Apollo 14 flight he had a powerful savikalpa samādhi experience, and also claimed to have conducted private ESP experiments with his friends on Earth. The results of these experiments were published in the Journal of Parapsychology in 1971.

He retired from NASA and the U.S. Navy in October 1972. Immediately thereafter, he founded Edgar D. Mitchell & Associates of Monterey, California, a “commercial organization promoting ecologically-pure products and services designed to alleviate planetary problems.”

After moving to Atherton, California, he became founding chairman of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS)
in Palo Alto, California in 1973 for the purpose of consciousness research and other “related phenomena”.
“Science and religion have lived on opposite sides of the street now for hundreds of years,” Mitchell said
toward the end of his life. “So here we are, in the twenty-first century, trying to put two faces of reality, the
existence face and the intelligence or conscious face – into the same understanding. Body and mind,
physicality and consciousness belong to the same side of reality.

Annie Jacobsen has asserted that Mitchell’s Mind Science Institute (a Los Angeles, California-based
organization ultimately subsumed by the Institute of Noetic Sciences) was employed by the Central Intelligence Agency as a surreptitious conduit for payments to Andrija Puharich and Uri Geller while the latter was evaluated by an SRI International research group (led by Harold E. Puthoff and Russell Targ) in 1972. In 1976, Mitchell attempted to secure additional funding for the SRI group’s remote viewing research in a private meeting with Director of Central Intelligence George H. W. Bush.

From 1974 to 1978, he was president of the Palm Beach, Florida-based Edgar Mitchell Corporation. In 1975,
he moved to nearby Lantana, Florida, where he resided for the rest of his life. He co-founded the Association
of Space Explorers in 1983 and later served as chairman of the Mitchell Communications Company.


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