MIND MATTERS IV
for Edgar Mitchell
It seems the universe is one great thought
And not what Western scientists have taught
Proposing that it’s all material,
Just mass and energy where no minds dwell.
The epiphenomenon that some call “mind,”
Supposing it a force that lies behind
All manifest materiality
Is but a dream with no reality.
So say the scientists—except a few
Whose minds are altered by a different view,
Who’ve seen the Earth while standing on the Moon
Or in a capsule gazing in a swoon,
Experiencing the “overview effect’:
The samadhi of the spiritual elect.