After her March 1985 dolphin swim with Joe and Rosie,
Paradise was inspired to incorporate the Sirius Connection
420 upon her return home to Vancouver, B.C. The name Sirius
derives from legends of several ancient cultures that
amphibious beings from Sirius (that may be the cetacea)
taught humanity the arts of civilization.
In January 1987, in Vancouver, B.C., Paradise Newland
created a plan for an organization to "dolphinize" the
planet by creating habitats for living with dolphins and
other cetacea where we could explore dolphin attended human
birth and child rearing, and interspecies communication.
This plan included an interspecies communications/research
group which was given the name Sirius
Institute, out of the Sirius Connection 420.
In January, 1990, Michael Hyson met her and her son Tiger,
in Malibu at John Lilly's home. After they discovered their
common love of dolphins and other areas of interest they
decided to work together and the goal of "Humanizing Space"
was added. They attended the Key West Institute of Cetology
(KWIC) Conference, March to April, 1990, and planned for the
human/dolphin habitat and a research program.
Over December to January, 1991, the partners, including
Tiger Stanley (Ms. Newland's son) Michael Hyson and newly
added partner Musician Charles Lucy, relocated to Maui to
further develop dolphin habitats and create the Song Swimmer
musical communication interface, and with underwater
speakers, this was tested for use in interspecies music
On July 11, 1991, we were on the Island of Hawai'i for the
great solar eclipse. Our first dolphin habitat was
established on Kehena Beach. Dolphins came to Kehena for 5
hours that day. On February 14, 1992, we recorded dolphins
at the Hyatt Regency Waikaloa and created the first "dolphin
music" [Available as the tape "Dolphin Valentine"].
Later that week we presented this work at the 3rd
International Whale and Dolphin Conference (I.C.E.R.C),
Kona, Hawai'i. John Lilly praised the work as "excellent and
On August 18, 1992, John Kehena Newland Lucy was born to
Charles and Paradise on Kehena Beach with 200-300 dolphins
nearby and giving birth to one of their own. Much of the
group's focus since their arrival in Puna has been the
creation/establishment of a dolphin conscious community,
where many are involved in interactions with free cetacea in
one fashion or another.
Now, after years of learning to be with the free dolphins
here, we are planning a research vessel for use in ocean
based research with full music, communication, birthing
facilities, and virtual reality gear aboard.
January 7-8, 1997
Sirius Institute in cooperation with James Sanger (UK),
Capt. Donald Bill (Maui),
and Nixy Rickles (Cybernaut.org), played the first
Harrison/Lucy tuned music to the Humpbacks. A CD is in the
process of being produced.
July 11, 1997
First complete homepage is uploaded.