As we rotated, I saw the Earth, the Sun, the Moon, and a 360-degree panorama of the heavens. The magnificence of all of this was this trigger in my visioning. In the ancient Sanskrit, it’s called Samadhi. It means that you see things with your senses the way they are – you experience them viscerally and internally as a unity and a oneness accompanied by ecstasy. All matter in our Universe is created in star systems, and so the matter in my body, the matter in the spacecraft, the matter in my partners’ bodies, was the product of stars. We are stardust, and we’re all one in that sense.
Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14, quoted in his obituary by the Institute of Noetic Sciences
Edgar Dean “Ed” Mitchell was a United States Navy officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut.