Markets and sells The Samadhi Floatation Tank

"Gilding the Lilly"

An Invitation


"Gilding the Lilly", a Symposium honoring the life and work of John C. Lilly, M.D.: a virtual reality program, broadcast from a well equipped studio in San Francisco and beamed to you through internet streaming audio and/or video, local cable broadcast, satellite and direct tv.

We, the crew from International Space Sciences Organization, Sound Photosynthesis, Samadhi Tank Co.,, and Association for Cultural Evolution, are collaborating to create an environment that enables the largest possible audience in time and space to participate, contribute and interact with Dr. Lilly in his 85th year. He will be on site at Sacramento in San Francisco, but he won't be a presenter, rather the honored guest. The presenters will be those who have worked intimately with him and/or his ideas in subjects such as: Interspecies Communication, Cultural Evolution, Computers, Patanjali, Cetaceans, Isolation Tanks, Water Birthing, Ketamine....

In addition to the broadcasting, there will be a site next door with a monitor to view the broadcasts for those of you who would like to drop in. There will also be a film screening one evening, a dinner on Sat. evening where you can come and be with Dr. Lilly if you are in San Francisco, and other to-be-announced events. The dates, opening April 26 and closing April 30. Exact broadcast hours to be announced. We would like you to join us.

A Special Event Offer

A new float tank will be installed as part of the event. Dr. Lilly will autograph this tank and at the conclusion of the event this one of kind environment will be auctioned to one lucky person. All profits from this sale will be donated to Dr. Lilly. If you have an interest to participate in the auction, send your Feedback.

Republishing "The Deep Self"

*"The Deep Self" has been out of print for a long time. Someone just paid $42.00 for it in a used online bookstore. This book is the dictionary, Bible and source document of the floatation tank. It must get back in print. Gateways Books and Tapes, a not-for profit publisher ("Tanks for the Memories") will publish "The Deep Self" since they are dedicated to keeping the work of giants like Dr. Lilly in print, if we can supply the costs of publishing, $3500. They know how to get this book in print quickly. They are also willing to double the usual 10% royalty for Dr. Lilly. They will give him a 20% royalty. We are asking you to contribute to the publishing costs so that this book is available again. If you remember how your beliefs have had a chance to rearrange themselves as a result of reading a line in one of Dr. Lilly's books, you would probably agree that it is good to keep his books in print. If you can help by making a contribution, that would be excellent. If you need a tax credit for your contribution, you can have it since Gateways is a not-for-profit. Please send your tax deductible donations to:

Gateways, POBox 370, Nevada City, Ca. 95959

If you would like to speak about the book, you can call Lee Perry at:



pictures of Dr. Lilly's birthday Maui 2000