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John C. Lilly

John C. Lilly
John Cunningham Lilly (January 6, 1915 – September 30, 2001) was a American physician, neuroscientist, psychoanalyst, psychonaut, philosopher, writer and inventor. He was a researcher of the nature of consciousness using mainly isolation tanks,[1] dolphin communication, and psychedelic drugs, sometimes in combination. Early life and education[edit] John Lilly was born to a wealthy family on January 6, 1915, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. His father was Richard Coyle Lilly, president of the First National Bank of St. Paul. Lilly showed an interest in science at an early age. While at St. Despite his father's wishes for him to go to an eastern Ivy-league college to become a banker, Lilly accepted a scholarship at the California Institute of Technology to study science. In 1934, Lilly read Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. Lilly became engaged to his first wife, Mary Crouch, at the beginning of his junior year at Caltech. At the University of Pennsylvania, Lilly met a professor named H. S.E.T.I.

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