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The Steersman: Metabeliefs and Self-Navigation

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In this intellectually bracing work, John C. Lilly, whose groundbreaking research inspired Day of the Dolphins and Altered States, likens humans to biochemical robots without an operating manual. By learning to program the robot, he argues, humans gain spiritual independence. Knowing one’s core beliefs and understanding how they direct one’s actions are critical steps tow ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 10th 2007 by Ronin Publishing (first published April 10th 2006)
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Gerbik
Mar 11, 2008 Gerbik rated it it was ok
I've been an enthusiastic reader of Lilly's for a few years now, and I've been excited by these new editions Ronin Publishing has brought forth. "Center of the Cyclone" is well done, but "The Steersman" is highly suspect. Despite several recognizable Lilly-isms, a look on the inside copyright page states that the book was "translated" by Beverly A. Potter; nonetheless, this book is in English and Lilly himself wrote in English. What has been "translated," then? A note in small print at an openin ...more
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Jul 22, 2015 Marla rated it it was amazing
Fascinating investigation of the mind. I wish both he and his son were alive, I have so many questions...
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John Cunningham Lilly was an American physician, neuroscientist, psychoanalyst, psychonaut, philosopher, writer and inventor.

He was a researcher of the nature of consciousness using mainly isolation tanks, dolphin communication, and psychedelic drugs, sometimes in combination.
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