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Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2001 13:21:12 -0700
From: radtimes <email@example.com>
Subject: Obit: John Lilly, counterculture scientist
Published Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, in the San Jose Mercury News
John Lilly, counterculture scientist
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dr. John Cunningham Lilly, who championed the study of
interspecies communications during a career that probed the mystery of
human consciousness, has died. He was 86.
Dr. Lilly died Sunday of heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, his
An inventor, author and researcher, Dr. Lilly was a member of a generation
of counterculture scientists and thinkers that included Ram Dass, Werner
Erhard and Timothy Leary, all frequent visitors to the Lilly home.
Dr. Lilly gained renown in the 1950s after developing the isolation tank.
Dr. Lilly saw the tanks, in which users are isolated from almost all
external stimuli, as a means to explore the nature of human consciousness.
Dr. Lilly was born Jan. 6, 1915, in St. Paul, Minn.
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