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John C. Lilly

AKA John Cunningham Lilly, Sr.

Born: 6-Jan-1915
Birthplace: St. Paul, MN
Died: 30-Sep-2001
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered off the coast of Maui)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Scientist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Human-dolphin communication

Father: Richard Lilly
Mother: Rachel Lilly
Brother: (older)
Brother: David M. Lilly
Wife: Mary Louise Crouch (div., two sons)
Son: Charles R. Lilly
Son: John C. Lilly, Jr.
Wife: Elisabeth Christine MacRobbie (div.)
Daughter: Pamela Lilly Krans (adopted)
Wife: Antoinetta Lena Oshman ("Toni", d. 1986)
Daughter: Nina Lilly Castellucio (adopted)
Daughter: Cynthia Olivia Roslyn Lilly Cantwell
Daughter: Lisa Lilly
Son: Philip Hansen Bailey

    High School: St. Paul Academy
    University: BS, California Institute of Technology (1938)
    Medical School: Dartmouth College
    Medical School: MD, University of Pennsylvania (1942)

    National Institute of Mental Health
    Association for Cultural Evolution Board of Directors
    Risk Factors: Smoking, LSD

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Author of books:
Man and Dolphin (1961)
The Dolphin in History (1963, with Ashley Montagu)
The Mind of the Dolphin (1967)
Programming and Metaprogramming in the Human
The Center of the Cyclone: Looking into Inner Space (1972)
The Dyadic Cyclone (1976, with Toni Lilly)
Simulations of God: The Science of Belief (1974)
The Deep Self: Isolation Tank Relaxation (1976)
The Scientist, a Metaphysical Autobiography (1978)
Communication Between Man and Dolphin: The Possibilty of Talking with Other Species (1978)
Tanks for the Memories: Floatation Tank Talks (1995, with E.J. Gold)

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