In 1969, scientists analyzed a meteorite that landed in Murchison, Victoria, Australia, called the Murchison meteorite. To everyone’s surprise, this little piece of space rock contained all the ingredients necessary to form physical life! It contained nucleobases, uracil, and xanthine—nucleobases are molecules that are the precursors to DNA and RNA (Ribonucleic acid, present in all living cells). These are the basic building blocks of physical life. The meteorite also contained 92 amino acids, 19 of which are found on the earth (Earth and Planetary Sciences, June 15, 2008).

As far back as December 27, 1976, Time magazine was publishing the origins of life as being from the stars: “In fact, the earth and its star—the sun—are built in part from the ashes of dead stars, and human beings are literally star children. People—and all other forms of life on earth—are collections of atoms forged in stellar furnaces. ‘All of chemistry and therefore all of life has been formed by stars,’ says Astrophysicist Patrick Thaddeus of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City. ‘With the exception of hydrogen, everything in our bodies has been produced in the thermonuclear reactions within stars.’”

Astronomers explain that all the elements heavier than hydrogen originated inside stars, long ago, as the stars shone by the fusion of hydrogen. The iron that carries the oxygen in our blood was created when a star, in its dying phase, exploded.

Henry Moray, in his book The Sea of Energy, was among the first to reveal that space is the biggest sea of energy that is known to exist, and we’re floating inside it. Not only is it big, but its energy exceeds nuclear energy densities, so even a small piece of it is super powerful. This space energy is called “zero point energy” or ZPE. Most agree that virtual particle fluctuation contributes to it and that it may be an unlimited source of free energy for homes, cars, and space travel. Zero point electromagnetic radiation energy has the potential to power future interplanetary spacecraft and provide all the energy needed to maintain a city on a distant planet.

But what’s more important is that it is the energy in which our bodies live and have our being. Dr. John Bahcall from the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton (Einstein’s workplace) said, “We are all quantum fluctuations. That’s the origin of all of us and of everything in the universe.” These virtual particle fluctuations are changes that generate energy, ZPE, and we are all virtual particle fluctuations, as is everything in the universe.

And then there is consciousness or “self-awareness.” Evolutionists admit that “consciousness is one’s most precious possession” in their book, Evolution, the late geneticist Theodosius Dobzhansky and his co-authors wrote: “In point of fact, self-awareness is the most immediate and incontrovertible of all realities. Without doubt, the human mind sets our species apart from nonhuman animals.” And yet the origin of consciousness and self-awareness is a mystery to scientists.

Edgar Cayce, and many others, saw the idea that brains developed consciousness as having the whole process backwards, teaching that consciousness developed superior brains in order to function better in the physical universe. And, human consciousness is the highest form of awareness, revealing such functions as judgment, common sense, insight, aesthetic sensibility, compassion, and—most of all—morality. No other animal under the influence of instinctual urges will discern between females that are taboo (sister, mother) and those that are acceptable for mating. Only the human shows the ability to constrain powerful instinctual urges based on higher ideals and morals.

Human powers of rational comprehension exceed anything that could be simply an evolutionary necessity. Perhaps that is what drove Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington to say, shortly before he died: “The idea of a universal mind, or Logos, would be, I think, a fairly plausible inference from the present state of scientific theory.” Or, as John Beloff put it in his article “The Mind-Brain Problem”: “The position of mind in nature remains a total mystery. It could be that there exists some sort of a cosmic mind, perhaps co-equal with the material universe itself, from which each individual mind stems, and to which each ultimately returns. All we can say is that it looks as if a fragment of mind-stuff becomes attached to an individual organism, at or near birth, and thereafter persists with this symbiotic relationship until that organism perishes (The Journal of Scientific Exploration).

We are physically children of the stars and mentally symbionts of the Cosmic Mind, or God’s Universal Consciousness. And we are seeking our way home.

[Excerpt from the A.R.E. Member Newsletter (Spring, 2016), available at]