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Man And Dolphin

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Man and Dolphin is the story of research now going on that may mark the beginnings of a major scientific breakthrough: man's attempt to communicate with another species. Dr. Lilly's first experiments with cats and monkeys convinced him that he must find an animal with a brain of comparable size to human.
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published 1961 by Doubleday & Company, Inc.
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Allyson Shaw
I couldn't actually finish this book as it horrified me. It is a vivisectionist's tale. It heartens me that perhaps times are changing for Dolphins kept in captivity, and one day, if not now, this book will be seen as a document of atrocities rather than anything scientific.
Candess Campbell
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was an incredible book that I read when I was an adolescent. I look back sometimes and wonder what kind of child would read a book like this, but later when I was at a Doreen Virtue workshop to become an Angel Therapist ® and swimming in the Pacific Ocean with 40 spinner dolphins, I clearly understood that when I was young, I was being activated to the energy and in communion with the dolphins. Now, I am blessed with Dolphin Medicine.

I highly recommend any of John C. Lilly's work!
Grant
Mar 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic insights about the relationship of intelligence between species. Recommended for anyone who is trying to get an outside perspective on how intelligence is measured.
Alex Linschoten
Dated, but influential in its day. This book explores the early science (and speculation) around interspecies communication.
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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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