[sixties-l] Obit: John Lilly, counterculture scientist (fwd)

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    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
    family said.
    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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