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The Scientist
A Metaphysical Autobiography
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1988, 1997
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Ronin Publishing
The Scientist is John Lilly, M.D., pioneer in electronics, biophysics, neurophysiology, computer theory and neuroanatomy, the researcher who served as the basis of the films Day of the Dolphin and Altered States. The author of Mind of the dolphin and Center of the Cyclone tells the story of his astonishing discoveries - from his early experiments mapping the brains of monkeys and communication with dolphins to his awesome breakthroughs with consciousness expanding drugs and isolation tanks. His revelations in The Scientist are staggering - his latest report on the "solid state conspiracy," on communication with extraterrestrials and the imperative of dolphin/human dialog will grip the reader with its sense of cosmic vision.

This expanded edition of the The Scientist contains 'bubbles' of consensus reality - text and photos - in the hyperspace narrative. It includes an introduction by Timothy Leary, an afterward by Burgess Meredith, biographical and bibliographic information.

The third edition has an update on John Lilly's work with Human/Dolphin communication and the results of recent reintroduction of captive dolphins and other cetaceans to the wild.

"If there is a cartographer of altered states of consciousness - of the highways and byways of the inner trip - it is John Lilly. A rare combination of scientist and mystic."
-- Psychology Today

"No one has gone as far into the future as John C. Lilly and managed to return [reluctantly, we know] with such clarity and good humor. Guard your copy of The Scientist . . . a precious relic of our wonderful, incredible age."
-- Timothy Leary