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John C. Lilly Outline

WRITINGS of John C. Lilly
Lilly in Music and Video
INVENTIONS of John C. Lilly
E.C.C.O. Earth Coincidence Control Office
VORTEX of Knowledge
The LILLY Residence on MAUI, Earth

John C. Lilly Expanded Outline


John C. Lilly, M.D., an unparalleled scientific visionary and explorer, has made significant contributions to psychology, brain research, computer theory, medicine, ethics, and interspecies communication. His work launched the global interest in dolphins and whales, provided the basis for the movie Day of the Dolphin, and stimulated the enactment of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Lilly's interest in the nature of human consciousness led him to invent the isolation tank in the 1950s. In the early sixties, Lilly encountered LSD and soon took his experiments with this mindchanger to the isolation tank. The hairraising experiences that resulted formed the essence of the movie Altered States.

Lilly's life and work at the forefronts of human knowledge encompass the major themes of the twentieth century. His dozen books have sold millions of copies worldwide. A distinguished brain researcher even before he became a public figure, Lilly has sown the seeds of several scientific revolutions, including the theory of internal realities, the hardware/software model of the human brain/ mind, and the initiation of worldwide efforts at interspecies communications with large-brained dolphins.

Devoted to a philosophical quest for the nature of reality, Lilly pursued a brilliant academic career among the scientific leaders of the day, mastering one science after another and eventually achieving a perspective that transcends the centuries-old conflict between rationality and mysticism. He has lived in the company of associates and intimates including Nobel physicists Richard Feynman and Robert Milliken, philosophers Buckminster Fuller, Aldous Huxley, and Alan Watts, psychotherapy pioneers R.D. Laing and Fritz Perls, spiritual teachers Oscar Ichazo and Baba Ram Dass, and a host of luminaries, inventors, writers, and Hollywood celebrities.

Today, John Lilly stands as the twentieth century's foremost scientific pioneer of the inner and outer limits of human experience. He is a relentless adventurer whose "search for Reality" has led him repeatedly to risk life and limb, but whose quests have resulted in astonishing insights into what it means to be a human being in an ever more mysterious universe.


-3rd Edition of "The Scientist" available NOW!
Ronin Publishers, Berkeley, CA
1-800-858-2665 1-510-548-2124
P.O. Box 522 Berkeley, CA 94701

-Speaking Engagements

WRITINGS of John C. Lilly

All literary rights to the works of Dr. John C. Lilly
are available through InterLicense, Ltd.


-Man and Dolphin
Library of Congress Catalog Number 61-9528
Copyright 1961 by John C. Lilly

-The Dolphin in History
University of California, Los Angeles 1963

-The Mind of the Dolphin
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 67-10417
Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York
Copyright 1967, 1968 by John C. Lilly, M.D.

-Programming and Metaprogramming in the Human Biocomputer
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 72-189950
Published by The Julian Press, Inc., New York
Copyright 1967, 1968 by John C. Lilly, M.D.

-The Center of the Cyclone
Published by The Julian Press, Inc., New York
Copyright 1972 by John C. Lilly, M.D.

-The Dyadic Cyclone (with Toni Lilly)
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York
Copyright 1976 by Human Software, Inc.

-Lilly on Dolphins

-Simulations of God: The Science of Belief
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York
Copyright 1956, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1969, 1975 by John C. Lilly

-The Deep Self
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 76-57951
Copyright 1977 by Human Software, Inc.

-The Scientist
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 72-189950
Published by The Julian Press, Inc., New York
Copyright 1967, 1968 by John C. Lilly, M.D.

-Communication between Man and Dolphin
Published by Crown Publishers, Inc., New York
Copyright 1978 by Human Software, Inc.

-John Lilly, so far... (with Francis Jeffery)
Copyright 1990, by Francis Jeffrey

-Tanks for the Memories
Copyright 1995, by Gateways


INVENTIONS of John C. Lilly

-Electrical Capacitance Diaphragm Manometer, 1942
-Nitrogen Meter, 1943
-Variable Pressure and Mechanical Capacitor, 1947
-Respiratory Flow Meter, 1950
-25 Channel Bavatron and Electro-Iconograms, 1950
-Isolation Tank

WORLD'S LARGEST BRAIN: the sperm whale


-GIZMO: dolphin animated gif
-Dolphins Life
-Dolphin Brains
--Size of brain chart
--Dolphin communication
-GIZMO: dolphin/whale sounds


    --Encounters with Dolphins
  • -Dogpaddle
  • -David and Sissy Dolphin #1
  • -David and Sissy Dolphin #2
  • -John and Sissy Dolphin
  • -Sissy saves "drowning" human
    --GIZMOS: dolphin and human quicktime movies
  • -David and Sissy Dolphin #1
  • -David and Sissy Dolphin #2
  • -David and Sissy Dolphin #3
  • -John and Sissy Dolphin
  • -Sissy saves "drowning" human

----Communications Research Lab at St. Thomas
------Floorplan of the Lab
----Description of Margret Howe/dolphin experiment
----GIZMO: soundbytes (margret and peter)

-JANUS project

--"In the province of the mind, what is believed to be true is true or becomes true, within certain limits to be found experientially and experimentally. These limits are further beliefs to be transcended. In the province of the mind, there are no limits."- JCL.

---Mapping of the Brain

-The Isolation Tank

-Programming and Metaprogramming
of the Human Bio-computer

Cognitive Processes and Communication

E.C.C.O. Earth Coincidence Control Office

"In ones life there can be peculiarly appropriate chains of related events that lead to consequences that are strongly desired. After such experiences, one wonders how such a series of events developed; sometimes there is a strong feeling that some intelligence (greater than ours) directed the course along certain lines which It/He/She was/is programming. Several years ago, I enunsiated a format for such concatenations of events, somewhat

"There exists a Cosmic Control Center (C.C.C.) with a Galactic substation called Galactic Coincidence Control (G.C.C.). Within which is the Solar System Control Unit (S.S.C.U.), within which is the Earth Coincidence Control Office (E.C.C.O.). The assignments of responsiblities from the top to the bottom of this system of control is by a set of regulations, which translated by E.C.C.O. for humans is somewhat as follows:"

To all humans
If you wish to control coincidences in your own life on the planet Earth, we will cooperate and determine those coincidences for you under the following conditions:

1) You must know/assume/simulate our existence in ECCO
2) You must be willing to accept our responsibility for control of your coincidences.
3) You must exert your best capabilities for your susrvival programs and your own development as an advancing/advanced member of ECCO's earthside corps of controlled coincidence workers. You are expected to use your best intelligence in this service
4) You are expected to expect the unexpected every minute, every hour of every day and of every night.
5) You must be able to maintain conscious/thinking/ reasoning no matter what events we arrange to happen to you. Some of these events will seem catachlysmic/catastrophic/overwhelming: remember stay aware, no matter what happens/apparently happens to you.
6) You are in our training program for life:there is no escape from it. We (not you ) control the long-term coincidences; you (not we) control the shorter-term coincidences by your own efforts.
7) Your major mission on earth is to discover/create that which we do to control the long-term coincidence patterns: you are being trained on Earth to do this job.
8) When your mission on planet Earth is completed, you will no longer be required to remain/return there.
9) Remember the motto passed to us (from GCC via SSCU):

"Cosmic Love is absolutelely Ruthless and Highly Indifferent:
it teaches its lessons whether you like/dislike them or not."

(Excerpt from "The Dyadic Cyclone")

-GIZMO: animation of spirit guides

BIOGRAPHICAL DATA (Curriculum Vitae)

John C. Lilly, B.Sc., M.D.

PARENTS: Richard C. Lilly, Rachel C. Lilly
BIRTH: 0707 hours, 6 January 1915, St. Paul, Minnesota

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: Grades kindergarten through 4th: Irving Public School; Grades 5, 6, 7: St. Luke's School (Catholic)
PREPARATORY SCHOOL: (Forms 2 through 6), St. Paul Academy, St. Paul, Minnesota. Graduation 1933
COLLEGE: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California; (scholarship). Graduation 1938
MEDICAL SCHOOLS: Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire (1938-1940); School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Graduation 1942
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA: Department of Biophysics and Medical Physics (Eldridge Reeves Johnson Foundation), University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1942-1956). Fellow, Associate, Associate Professor (of Medical Physics and of Experimental Neurology)

PSYCHOANALYTIC TRAINING: Research Trainee (1949- 1957): Training Analyst: Dr. Robert Waelder of the Institute of the Philadelphia Association for Psychoanalysis and the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Society; the Washington-Baltimore Psychoanalytic Institute: Dr. Jenny Waelder-Hall, Dr. Lewis Hill; Control Analyst: Dr. Amanda Stoughton

GOVERNMENT SERVICE: Senior Surgeon Grade, United States Public Health Service Commissioned Officers Corps. (1953-1958)
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, RESEARCH: Section Chief, Section on Cortical Integration in the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness and in the National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland (1953-1958)
COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE: Founder and Director, Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, and Miami, Florida (19591968)
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH: Research Career Award Fellow (1962-1967)
MARYLAND PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH CENTER: Catonsville, Maryland. Chief of Psychological Isolation and Psychedelic Research (19681969)
ESALEN INSTITUTE: Big Sur, California. Group Leader and Associate in Residence, (1969-1971)
CENTER FOR THE ADVANCED STUDY OF BEHAVIOR: Palo Alto, California. Fellow (1969-1970)
INSTITUTO DE GNOSOLOGIA, Arica, Chile, student (1970 - 1971)
HUMAN SOFTWARE, INC., Malibu, California. Treasurer (1973-present)

-The American Physiological Society (1945-1967)
-The American Electroencephalographic Society (1947-1967)
-The Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (1951-1967)
-The Society of the Sigma Xi (l952-life)
-Aerospace Medical Association (1945)
-Biophysical Society (charter member to 1967)
-The American Medical Authors, Fellow (8 April 1964)
-The New York Academy of Science (1949) Fellow (1959)
-The Philadelphia Association for Psychoanalysis, Affiliate Member (1958)
-California Institute of Technology, Alumni Association (life member)
-Order of the Dolphin (1961)
For other society memberships, see listings in Who's Who (Marquis) and American Men of Science

-California Institute of Technology: Scholar (1933-1935)
-University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine: Clark Research Medal (1941) -Who's Who in the South and Southwest: Citation for outstanding contributions in Science: 16 April 1963
-The American Medical Authors, Distinguished Service Award (26 September 1964)
-Career Award. National Institute of Mental Health (1962-1967)


-John's teachers
-Those continuing J.C. LILLY research
- GRAPHIC: family tree of synapses
- Q&A with John

The LILLY Residence on MAUI, Earth

-Maui as center of Cetacean Nation
-Photo of Lilly Compound
- MAUI weather/live video/satellite photos


-Baby John 1915
-John Lilly circa 1936
-Serious John Lilly circa 1936
-Happy John Lilly circa 1936
-John Lilly graduates Cal Tech in 1938
-Dolphin in pool outside Coconut Grove Dolphin Lab
-Inside Coconut Grove Dolphin Laboratory #1
-Inside Coconut Grove Dolphin Laboratory #2
-Meeting inside Coconut Grove Dolphin Laboratory
-At Marine Studios Florida with F.G. Wood Jr.
-John Lilly on a sailboat
-John in JANUS control center
-John and Burgess Meredith in JANUS control center
-John's portrait for Man and Dolphin, 1961
-Margaret Howe and Peter Dolphin, 196- #1
-Margaret Howe and Peter Dolphin, 196- #2
-Margaret Howe and Peter Dolphin, 196- #3
-John and Margaret Howe in 199-
-John and Toni
-Toni & Beluga Dolphin
-John Lilly at Esalen where he was teaching a workshop with Toni
-John and Timothy Leary in 1995
-Dr. Lou Herman & John Lilly
-Dr. Lou Herman's Oahu Visual Communication Research Facility #1
-Dr. Lou Herman's Oahu Visual Communication Research Facility #2
-John and Videophone #1
-John and Videophone #2
-John and Videophone #3
-John watches dolphins in the Oahu Dolphin Program
-John and isolation tank
-Building the Isolation Tank area
-View Inside Isolation Tank
-John in Japan in 1994 #1
-John in Japan in 1994 #2
-At the Dolphin & Whale Conference in Japan with Takako
-Barbara Lilly & John Lilly
-Dolphin Smile