TULSA, Okla., May 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carol Mersch, a Tulsa, OK author and entrepreneur, has released Reflections of the Moon: Retrospections on Earth, Mankind, and War to honor long-time friend, Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon.
Mitchell, founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), passed away Feb. 4, 2016, on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his Apollo 14 moon mission in 1971.
Reflections of the Moon is a collection of quotes from Mitchell gathered during Mersch's years of interviews, research and travel alongside the astronaut. The book is a 200-page collection of his observations on "life after space" gleaned from the extraordinary and sometimes controversial astronaut during their 20+ year friendship.
Mitchell's comments span subjects ranging from mankind, sustainability and war, to his views on extraterrestrial life -- a subject that drew both criticism and support from the media -- as well as his cutting edge studies on quantum entanglement, a phenomenon that explores the power of the mind to impact outside events.
"As tiny as our physical bodies are on the scale of the universe, our minds can reach out to become one with all that is," Mitchell said.
"He attracted people for his beliefs in the power of our own consciousness to impact the world around us as much for his astronautic adventures," Mersch said. "I am a better person for having known him."
Reflections of the Moon is available in paper and eBook through Pen-L Publishing, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and local booksellers. (www.Pen-L.com/Reflections.html)
Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell
Edgar Mitchell earned a Ph.D. from MIT in Aeronautics and Astrophysics. He was the Apollo 14 lunar module pilot and the sixth man to walk on the surface of the moon. In 1972 he founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) a group of 40,000 members worldwide devoted to sustain-ability of our planet and conscious awareness.
He was scientist, philosopher, moonwalker, sought-after speaker, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, and 2005 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, which is why Mersch believes "His ideas deserve a long, thoughtful look."
About Carol Mersch
A successful entrepreneur and business owner, Mersch met Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell on a business trip in the late '70s. An Oklahoma author specializing in narrative non-fiction, her book The Apostles of Apollo released in 2010 chronicles Mitchell's role in landing the first (King James Version of) the Bible on the Moon on Feb. 5, 1971.
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