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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Exploration of Our (Inner) Universe

Have you seen the recent photos of Saturn and its moons Mimas and Calypso? They are truly astounding and awe-inspiring. The photos were sent to us from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, at an angle just above the Saturn rings. Google it and enjoy!

We truly live in a marvelous time. We can only imagine what Galileo Galilei, Leonardo da Vinci, Nicolaus Copernicus, and other great scientists of the past would think of these photos, and what they would think of our current ability to perform such feats. Seeing these heavenly bodies up close reminds all of us that we are part of an absolutely wondrous, living universe, just as it is a part of us.

Those few individuals who have been fortunate enough to venture into space all relate an experience of seeing our planet as part of a larger reality, and from the vantage point of space, it is hard to fathom how we can get ourselves into the petty differences that divide us. We are amazing creatures that have a need to explore, and with our every discovery, there is awakened another desire to learn evermore. As we learn about our universe, we inevitably learn about ourselves, not only our physical make-up and surroundings, but also about our conscious growth. This fact is explored in depth with research done at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, co-founded by former Apollo astronaut, Edgar Mitchell. It was on his flight back to Earth aboard Apollo 14 that Mitchell had a profound experience that he describes thus: “The presence of divinity became almost palpable, and I knew that life in the universe was not just an accident based on random processes ... The knowledge came to me directly." As human beings, perhaps we have come to realize that our inner nature is also worthy of exploration, and indeed, it is the essence of our exploration.


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