Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Scientist” as Want to Read:
The Scientist
John C. Lilly
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Scientist

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  98 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Readers with the courage to explore the uncharted expanses of the human mind will share Lilly's cosmic vision. The films "Day of the Dolphin" and "Altered States" were based on his research.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 28th 1981 by Bantam Books (first published 1978)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Scientist, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Scientist

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 190)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Jun 24, 2011 Oldak rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Oldak by: Karl Jansen, Ketamine Dreams and Realities
Shelves: psychedelics
[Review contains spoilers. I haven't read this book for a couple of years, and write this review based on my impressions after this time.]

This book is fascinating not least because Lilly lived a very unusual life, but also because it is an expression of a self-confessed ketamine addict, and of a schizophrenic (Lilly was, at least, schizotypal).

Lilly went to med school, and thereafter pursued research in electrical stimulation of the brain. He describes a particular line of work in which electrod
Lilly wanted to figure out whether the mind is produced by the brain or comes from elsewhere (like outer space), and to open up lines of communication with dolphins and whales. He used electrodes on the brain on monkeys and dolphins and thereafter isolation tanks, LSD, and ketamine on himself, btw the mid-50s and the mid-70s, at first as part of research at NIMH and other major research centers and then independently. With Jessica Rylan, a sound artist and performer, am working on adapting this ...more
John Lilly experimented on himself. Inspired as a child to find the source of consciousness, his life never waivered from this quest. A most amazing life story of a true Scientist. I learned about passion from this book.
Rat Xue
I'm not a big autobiography fan but parts of his story, which is an odd one, including his description of the rigours of the Caltech undergrad, stick with me after reading it 23 years ago.
nothing interesting here... just lies
This poor man is out of his mind.
Brando Barrios robles
Brando Barrios robles marked it as to-read
Dec 15, 2014
Valeriy Popov
Valeriy Popov marked it as to-read
Dec 10, 2014
Dmitry marked it as to-read
Nov 26, 2014
Greg marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2014
Gilaad marked it as to-read
Oct 15, 2014
Jivana Thoreau
Jivana Thoreau marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2014
Morpheus marked it as to-read
Sep 22, 2014
Gabriel Frazee
Gabriel Frazee marked it as to-read
Sep 08, 2014
Katarzyna Borelowska
Katarzyna Borelowska marked it as to-read
Aug 29, 2014
Cosma Loderer
Cosma Loderer marked it as to-read
Aug 25, 2014
Sol marked it as to-read
Aug 22, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
The Center of the Cyclone: Looking into Inner Space Programming & Metaprogramming in the Human Biocomputer: Theory & Experiments Programming the Human Biocomputer Simulations of God: The Science of Belief The Deep Self (Consciousness Classics)

Share This Book