John C Lilly Famous Quotes & Sayings

35 John C Lilly Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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For the natural polytheist, whose gods arise in and from the natural material world ... Our gods not only have transcendent eyes and metaphysical hands. They have antlers and feathers, hooves and scales, fangs and horns and wings and fins and claws. They are in the lands we strip for veins of precious ore. They are in the waters we poison. - Alison Leigh Lilly, "Anatomy of a GodJohn Halstead John C Lilly Sayings By John Halstead: For the natural polytheist, whose gods arise in and from the natural material world ...
The fear that the universe is not what you assume it to be is very basic, especially when you know damn well it isn't what you assume it to be.John C. Lilly John C Lilly Sayings By John C. Lilly: The fear that the universe is not what you assume it to be is very
Cosmic Love is absolutely Ruthless and Highly Indifferent: it teaches its lessons whether you like/dislike them or not.John C. Lilly John C Lilly Sayings By John C. Lilly: Cosmic Love is absolutely Ruthless and Highly Indifferent: it teaches its lessons whether you like/dislike
The experienced, wise, energetic, intelligent individual functioning in a loose coalition with others in a wide network is far more effective than he is in a tightly organized group.John C. Lilly John C Lilly Sayings By John C. Lilly: The experienced, wise, energetic, intelligent individual functioning in a loose coalition with others in a
Our only security is our ability to change.John Lilly John C Lilly Sayings By John Lilly: Our only security is our ability to change.
All human beings, all persons who reach adulthood in the world today are programmed biocomputers. No one of us can escape our own nature as programmable entities. Literally, each of us may be our programs, nothing more, nothing less.John C. Lilly John C Lilly Sayings By John C. Lilly: All human beings, all persons who reach adulthood in the world today are programmed biocomputers.
That was the funny thing. What happened to John would pass for his classmates, but for John it was a long challenging road ahead of him. Who knew where he would be sent, maybe a juvenile detention center? He might keep in touch with a few friends if his parents let him, but he would never return to Wakefield High. His peers had no clue the journey ahead of him, that his life was changed forever.
And they had no idea what lay ahead for Lilly. No one knew she had been given a task by the Archangels to fight a war against pure evil. They had no idea that Lilly would spend most of her free time not training for a marathon, but training to kill demons. John and Lilly were not all too different.
Ellie Elisabeth John C Lilly Sayings By Ellie Elisabeth: That was the funny thing. What happened to John would pass for his classmates, but
Lilly Marshall's girl?" Julie cut in.
"Yes,and presently-your daughter-in-law."
The older woman should have been bowled over, but Julie St. John did no more than set down her fork to ask in a somewhat aggrieved tone, "Which one married you?"
"Your eldest. It was a brief ceremony performed at sea just last week."
A big smile formed on her mother-in-law's face, shocking Rebecca. "I must say, girl, you have succeeded where all others have failed.I commend you!
Johanna Lindsey John C Lilly Sayings By Johanna Lindsey: Lilly Marshall's girl?" Julie cut in."Yes,and presently-your daughter-in-law."The older woman should have been bowled over,
Who is he?"
"Rupert St. John."
"Isn't he-oh,my,that handsome boy of Julie's? Well, that explains a bit, I suppose. He always did dazzle you whenever you saw him,didn't he?"
"Yes,until I got to know him," Rebecca replied, then wished she'd kept that grumble to herself.
Up went Lilly's brow. "Something else is wrong aside from the fact that you had to get married?"
"I suppose that the bride and groom hate each other could be considered a little something else," Flora said.
This time Lilly sat down.She started to say something, but changed her mind. She opened her mouth to start again, but again snapped it shut. Finally she burst out, "This sort of thing was never supposed to happen to you!" Then after giving herself a brief shake, she said, "Very well, as briefly as you can, please,so I can get beyond this sudden urge to go find a pistol.
Johanna Lindsey John C Lilly Sayings By Johanna Lindsey: Who is he?""Rupert St. John.""Isn't he-oh,my,that handsome boy of Julie's? Well, that explains a bit,
Natural polytheism embraces the science of ecology as a basic metaphor for theological inquiry. In other words, natural polytheism seeks to understand our relationship with the gods as an aspect of interrelated systems of being, consciousness and meaning. Its focus is, first and foremost, on the wildernesses that defy our carefully mapped boundary lines, that penetrate even the most civilized cultural centers and underlie our most cherished notions of what it means to be human." - Alison Leigh Lilly, "Natural Theology: Polytheism Beyond the PaleJohn Halstead John C Lilly Sayings By John Halstead: Natural polytheism embraces the science of ecology as a basic metaphor for theological inquiry. In
My gods are not tame. They do not always come when they are called.
This is not a failure of ritual or a weakness of belief. It is the nature of my gods. I would no more expect a god to "show up" in my ritual space than I would expect to be able to call a mountain into my living room. That is simply not the nature of mountains. If I want to meet a mountain, I am the one who must move." - Alison Leigh Lilly, "Gods Like Mountains, Gods Like Mist
John Halstead John C Lilly Sayings By John Halstead: My gods are not tame. They do not always come when they are called.This is
My philosophy: Don't get caught with a fixed philosophy, a set
of safe beliefs, a particular way of life.

Experiment! With live, with love.

Run an exploration of the real and the true degrees of freedom
of life, of love, of the human condition, inside self and in one's
style of life.

Move! Into new spaces beyond one's present concepts of possible/probable/certain real spaces.

Far vaster than I now know are the innermost/outermost realities.

Far more interesting than I now feel are the deeps of the space, the beyond within, the infinite without.

Love and loving are basic.

Hostility is redundant.

Fear is non-sense.

"Death" is a myth.

I am I.
John C. Lilly John C Lilly Sayings By John C. Lilly: My philosophy: Don't get caught with a fixed philosophy, a setof safe beliefs, a particular
In the centre of the cyclone one is off the wheel of Karma, of life, rising to join the Creators of the Universe, the Creators of us. Here we find that we have created Them who are Us.John C. Lilly John C Lilly Sayings By John C. Lilly: In the centre of the cyclone one is off the wheel of Karma, of life,
Floating in the tank after a busy day's work brings a great relief. Suddenly all of the stimulation of holding one upright against gravity disappears. One realizes that a good deal of the fatigue accumulated during the day is caused by keeping one's body upright in a gravitational field. From a neurophysiological standpoint, one has immediately freed up very large masses of neurons from the necessity of constant computations (as to the direction of gravity, the programming by visual and acoustic inputs, by temperature changes, etcetera). For example, one's cerebellum is now freed for uses other than balancing the body. In summary, then,John C. Lilly John C Lilly Sayings By John C. Lilly: Floating in the tank after a busy day's work brings a great relief. Suddenly all
Beliefs are limits to be transcended.John Lilly John C Lilly Sayings By John Lilly: Beliefs are limits to be transcended.
All laws are simulations of reality.John C. Lilly John C Lilly Sayings By John C. Lilly: All laws are simulations of reality.
I am not my opinion of myself, I am not anything I can describe to me. I am only a part of a large system that cannot describe itself fully; therefore, I relax and I am in the point source of consciousness, of delight, of mobility, in the inner spaces. My tasks do not include describing me nor having an opinion about the system in which I live, biological or social or dyadic. I hereby drop that "responsibility".

I am much more than I can conceive or judge me to be. Any negative or positive opinions I have of me are false fronts, headlines, limited and unnecessary programmes written on a thin paper blowing about and floating around in the vastness of inner spaces.
John C. Lilly John C Lilly Sayings By John C. Lilly: I am not my opinion of myself, I am not anything I can describe to
In the province of the mind, there are no limits.John C. Lilly John C Lilly Sayings By John C. Lilly: In the province of the mind, there are no limits.
John Lilly suggests whales are a culture maintained by oral traditions. Stories. The experience of an individual whale is valuable to the survival of its community. I think of my family stories - Mother's in particular - how much I need them now, how much I will need them later. It has been said when an individual dies, whole worlds die with them. The same could be said of each passing whale.Terry Tempest Williams John C Lilly Sayings By Terry Tempest Williams: John Lilly suggests whales are a culture maintained by oral traditions. Stories. The experience of
Elizabeth Bachinsky, Darren Bifford, Jason Camelot, Rachel Cyr, Tara Flanagan, Lilly Fiorentino, John Goldbach, David McGimpsey, Evan Munday, Sachiko Murakami, Ian Orti, Marisa Grizenko, Christina Palassio, Mike Spry, Darren Wershler.Jon Paul Fiorentino John C Lilly Sayings By Jon Paul Fiorentino: Elizabeth Bachinsky, Darren Bifford, Jason Camelot, Rachel Cyr, Tara Flanagan, Lilly Fiorentino, John Goldbach, David
As the LSD began to take effect, I suddenly said in a very loud voice, while pounding on top of a file, "Every psychiatrist, every psychoanalyst should be forced to take LSD in order to know what is over here."John C. Lilly John C Lilly Sayings By John C. Lilly: As the LSD began to take effect, I suddenly said in a very loud voice,
For the natural polytheist who finds her gods in the rivers and mountains, in the deep-rooted giants looming above the canopy and in the tiny creatures that move beneath them, ecology gives us a glimpse into a kind of living anatomy of the divine, a theology of physical as well as spiritual life. - Alison Leigh Lilly, "Anatomy of a GodJohn Halstead John C Lilly Sayings By John Halstead: For the natural polytheist who finds her gods in the rivers and mountains, in the
Presumably there are energies, to which each human is sensitive, that we cannot yet detect by means of our instruments. Built into our brains and our bodies are very sensitive tuneable receivers for energies that we do not yet know about in our science but that each one of us can detect under the proper circumstances and the proper state of mind. We can tune our nervous systems and bodies to receive these energies. We can also tune our brains and bodies to transmit these energies.John C. Lilly John C Lilly Sayings By John C. Lilly: Presumably there are energies, to which each human is sensitive, that we cannot yet detect
Of course: because it was in one of the camps that he went blind. They had performed some failed experiment on his eyes in the camp.
'No, not summer camp,' Franny had to tell Lilly, who had always been afraid of being sent to summer camp, and was unsurprised to hear that they tortured the campers.
John Irving John C Lilly Sayings By John Irving: Of course: because it was in one of the camps that he went blind. They
As I say at the beginning of my workshops, 'Everything I say here is a lie
bullshit, in other words
because anything that you put in words is not experience, is not the experiment. It's a representation
a misrepresentation.
John C. Lilly John C Lilly Sayings By John C. Lilly: As I say at the beginning of my workshops, 'Everything I say here is a
I feel that I am merely an agent, giving you some keys that have been given to me to pass on to you. These keys are to unlock doors out of your present prison. Doors opening onto new vistas. Doors beyond where you are now.John C. Lilly John C Lilly Sayings By John C. Lilly: I feel that I am merely an agent, giving you some keys that have been
Some producer actually told Franny that profanity revealed a poor vocabulary and a lack of imagination. And Frank and Lilly and Father and I all loved to shout at Franny, then, and ask her what she had said to that. 'What an anal crock of shit, you dumb asshole!' she'd told the producer. 'Up yours - and in your ear, too!John Irving John C Lilly Sayings By John Irving: Some producer actually told Franny that profanity revealed a poor vocabulary and a lack of
It was quality that killed Lilly; it was the end of The Great Gatsby, which was not her ending, which was not an ending within her grasp.John Irving John C Lilly Sayings By John Irving: It was quality that killed Lilly; it was the end of The Great Gatsby, which
For when it starts feeling like a prison in there - and it usually does for most people - you are confronted with the fact that the bars are of your own making.John C. Lilly John C Lilly Sayings By John C. Lilly: For when it starts feeling like a prison in there - and it usually does
I believe in our culture we need certain socially accepted places where we don't answer the telephone, we don't have to answer questions or agree with anyone on anythingJohn C. Lilly John C Lilly Sayings By John C. Lilly: I believe in our culture we need certain socially accepted places where we don't answer
I have explored and have voluntarily entered into domains forbidden by a large fraction of those in our culture who are not curious, are not explorative and are not mentally equipped to enter these domains.John C. Lilly John C Lilly Sayings By John C. Lilly: I have explored and have voluntarily entered into domains forbidden by a large fraction of
You don't have to suffer continual chaos in order to grow.John C. Lilly John C Lilly Sayings By John C. Lilly: You don't have to suffer continual chaos in order to grow.
In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.John Lilly John C Lilly Sayings By John Lilly: In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true
Lilly was not crazy. She left a serious suicide note.
'Sorry,' said the note.
'Just not big enough.
John Irving John C Lilly Sayings By John Irving: Lilly was not crazy. She left a serious suicide note.'Sorry,' said the note.'Just not big
Places of confinement providing free food and medical care are called prisons.John Lilly John C Lilly Sayings By John Lilly: Places of confinement providing free food and medical care are called prisons.