John C. Lilly

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Dr. John C. Lilly AKA John Cunningham Lilly

America 1915 – 2001

Comments: Futurist; Dolphin communication; psychedelic drugs like LSD, Ketamine; Cosmic Consciousness; isolation tanks (used by the Star Lodge in several experiments); sensory deprivation; Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique (REST); biophysics; neurophysiology; electronics; computer science; neuroanatomy; Patanjali's system of yoga ;

Teachers; Baba Ram Dass; Sri Ramana Maharshi; Aldous Huxley;

Students: E. J. Gold ; Chuck Furnace; X ; Truthseeker AKA Richard C****; Francis Jeffery; Douglas Hofstadter of Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid; Karl Jensen, Psychiatrist; Prof. James Whinnery, West Texas A&M; Susan Blackmore, psychologist; Dr. Kenneth Ring;

Friends: Oscar Ichazo; Antonietta Lilly, wife;


Organizations:Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project, 1961; The John C. Lilly Research Institute, Inc.;

Author:The Deep Self: Consciousness Exploration in the Isolation Tank (Consciousness Classics); Programming and Metaprogramming in the Human Biocomputer: Theory and Experiments; The Center of the Cyclone; Man and Dolphin ;The Mind of the Dolphin ; Lilly on Dolphins: Humans of the Sea; The Dyadic Cyclone. with Antonietta Lilly, 1978; The Scientist: A Metaphysical Autobiography; Tanks for the Memories: Floatation Tank Talks. with E. J. Gold; Communication Between Man and Dolphin - The possibilities of talking to other species; John Lilly, So Far - the story of the pioneer of human-dolphin communication and altered states of consciousness, with Francis Jeffery;

Resources:;; ; on Near Death Experiences, and Ketamine - ; ; ;