John Cunningham Lilly, MD.
January 06, 1915 - September 30, 2001

John & Frankie

The tribute below was presented to the Gilding the Lilly Conference on April 30, 2000 We send our love to all those connected to John.

For those of you who heard Cheryl, Paradise, and Roberta recently on KKUP, especially, welcome to *PlanetPuna* and the Sirius Institute

We all love you John! John Lilly changed many lives.

If you would like to share your connections with John and his work,
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Cheryl McGill of the Stop LFAS group Stop LFAS Worldwide Network Opposes Low Frequency Active Sonar, appeared on Tony McGettigan's program on KKUP this Tuesday 2-4 pm
(Pacific Time) Paradise Newland and Roberta Goodman were interviewed about their experiences with John Lilly. We will include a sound file soon.

KKUP 91.5 FM is available world-wide on the internet at
Tony's web site is:
He has a page describing the program and guests, including Benedick Howard and myself. Tony's program is a "Journey in SOUND."

Sirius Institute


Sirius Institute Honors Dr. John C. Lilly, M.D.

We could write many things about Dr. John C. Lilly and how he influenced our lives. I (Michael Hyson) first learned of John when I read Man & Dolphin when I was about 12. I then lived with the dolphins for a summer at a small sea-side show in Texas, later swam with Mitzi, the original Flipper, and worked with Florida & Liberty Dolphin in the Dolphin Project in Florida with Dr. Hank Truby and Ric O'Barry.
After a decade of biology and aerospace work, I chose to get back to the dolphins. Among other unique experiences, Dreamer Dolphin healed an old neck injury with her sonar. See my short biography.

Paradise Newland (See her
biography) had become dedicated to dolphins, to the raising the consciousness of humans to the level of the dolphins, and the reintegration of the dolphins and other Cetacea into our societies - this we call the "Dolphinization of the Planet"

Dolphinization. She created the Sirius Institute as a subsidiary of the Sirius Connection 418 (now 420) soon after swimming with Joe and Rosie Dolphin along with Roberta Quist. The initial podners were Paradise, her son Tiger, and Dallas Stanley.
I met Paradise, who was a close friend of Toni Lilly, and John, at John Lilly's 75th birthday in Malibu. Paradise, Tiger and I joined forces and made the Sirius Institute a living reality.
Some months later, we added Charles Lucy as a podner and moved to Hawai'I. We have been here over 9 years, operating under the tax-exempt umbrella of the Human/Dolphin Foundation.

Briefly, in our years of work, with ourselves and other podners including Roberta Goodman and associates, we have:

- Created designs and tested most of the components for the SongSwimmer dolphin/human interface which converts dolphin sounds to MIDI music. We have designed underwater speakers, computer interface software, and other components leading to an Interspecies Concert that we intend to hold in the near future, linking the dolphins with musicians, other dolphins, and over the internet.

- We found that the dolphin and humpback communications are, in part, musical and conform best to the Harrison/Lucy Scale, originally invented by John Harrison, and developed in modern times by Charles Lucy. We have a tape of some of the dolphin MIDI music called Dolphin Valentine, samples of which will soon be uploaded to our website.

- We are also working toward human/dolphin co-creative habitats where we can live together, and explore underwater birth, communication, healing and music.

Paradise has created a new form of languaging, yielding greater clarity of communication, holographic in essence, which helps us create coherent realities.  She calls it Language Sculpting

Paradise says that John's description of the importance of suckling inspired her to suckle her children until they decided to stop. We are re-learning our mammal roots through our awareness of the importance of proper mothering of children. Part of this realization comes from the example of the dolphins.

Out of considerations such as these developed Camp Paradise, a home education project, and our *PlanetPuna* Cyber /Coconut community.

Other insights have to do with all aspects of child rearing and things like telepathy.

Among other adventures, I met the dolphins at night in the Pacific, the night before the July 11,1991 eclipse off Puna, Hawai'I. See the Eclipse Project.

Paradise also gave birth to John Kehena Newland Lucy on a black sand
beach. There were some 300 dolphins off the beach, and a dolphin birth was initiated and observed in the water, some 15 minutes before John Kehena's birth. John Kehena took his first breath when a wave washed across his back. Pictures of the birth will be uploaded soon. Of special interest and excitement is the fact that several weeks prior to the birth while on the beach, Paradise received the information from the dolphins that her child would be born early, mid August, August 18 at the beach. All this took place as she saw, validating her telepathic communication.

Recently, we attended the Lawful Hawaiian Government's Constitutional Convention as Ambassadors of the Cetacean Nation.
See Cetacean Nation presentation (excerpted here)
**Applause! ** An important milestone was passed in the protocol process of the Cetacean Nation gaining recognition from the United Nations. This past weekend, a devout group here in Hawaii, Michael Hyson, Paradise Newland and Napier Marten, appeared before the legislative body for the Sovereignty Movement and submitted a constitutional article for consideration to be placed into the written bylaws of the reinstated, Lawful Hawaiian Government.

Congratulations to everyone involved in the support of this project, for lending their time and energy along with their passion and commitment to further the cause of gaining sovereignty recognition for the Cetacean Nation. Now it's a matter of public record and complies with the first and second of the seven-step proposal for international recognition by the UN. Every little piece combines to make the whole synergistic system come alive. Nice going dolphinpeeps!
- We wrote a proposed amendment to their Constitution,suggesting the recognition of the Cetacea as a People, with the rights of Citizens.

Paradise read the following document to the assembled body:

Proposed Amendment  to the Constitution of

the Lawful Hawaiian Government

Article I. The Rights of Citizens
 Section 4.

Recognition of the Cetacea as a Sovereign People - the Cetacean Nation

a) Whereas the Kingdom of Hawai'I resides in a unique sacred region of land and sea; and whereas we recognize both our dominion and stewardship of our precious environment, whose sustenance and wellbeing are fundamental to the manifestation of all the rights of the people of Hawai'I previously stated; therefore, all effects of our actions on our Kingdom and environment will be wisely considered out to the seventh generation to insure the continued wellbeing of our 'aina and waters.
 b) Whereas the Cetacea (whales and dolphins) are an ancient race of intelligent, sentient beings, who have been the friends and helpers of mankind for millennia, we hereby accord to the Cetacea the status of a Sovereign People as the Cetacean Nation, whose citizens are, therefore, entitled to the same rights as are accorded our own citizens, as honored guests of the Kingdom of Hawai'I, when residing in our waters. Henceforth, the Kingdom of Hawai'I recognizes the Cetacean Nation, and its right to enter into treaties, establish embassies, appoint ambassadors, and, in short, perform all activities of a Sovereign Nation.

 c) The Kingdom of Hawai'I hereby establishes diplomatic relations with the Cetacean Nation through their appointed representatives, both human and Cetacean, and through direct communications with the Cetacean citizens themselves, and will enter into treaties and perform other actions as deemed necessary to the recognition of the Cetacea as a People and a Nation.

 d) We extend our Aloha to the Cetacean Nation. The rights to liberty and life in a clean environment of all living Cetacea will be held sacred; their rights to travel, their right to free assembly, and their right to practice their cultures freely in Hawai'ian waters, will be honored.

 e) The Kingdom of Hawai'I will be a friend and ally of the Cetacean Nation and support the extension of their rights to all waters of the Earth, and in the halls of Mankind everywhere, for all time.

 f) We reserve the right to extend similar rights to other peoples as well as the right to promulgate other measures to assure the wellbeing of our environment and our right relationship with it, as the need may arise.
Our Podner, Napier Marten, had recently returned from Australia. While there, Napier participated in an initiation where Right Whales were called using digeridoo's.

The whales came and danced before the Nulaboor cliffs for hours!
After the ceremony, the Miring people of south central Australia presented Napier with a pale green worked stone from one of their sacred sites, which is 100,000 to 120,000 years old, and shaped like the island of Hawai'I.

As part of the presentation that Paradise Newland, Napier, and myself, made on behalf of the Cetacean Nation, Napier.gave the stone as a gift from the Cetacean Nation to the Hawaiian Nation, to the current Monarch of Hawai'I, John Kekoa Lake. Thus the oldest people from the oldest land gave a sacred gift to the newest nation residing on the newest land of Hawai'i.
As Napier said "Now I know why I am here and what the last six years of my life has meant."
This is the first time, as far as we are aware, where the Cetacean Nation participated at a National level.

So, one of our gifts to you John, for all that you have given us, is the beginning of the recognition of the Cetacea as sentient beings under human laws.
This is a brief introduction. There is much more to tell of our experiences. Thank you for the opportunity to share some of them.

We are honored to present our work on this auspicious occasion.
Aloha and Mahalo, John.

Your gifts to the world are profound & precious.


Michael Hyson & Paradise Newland and all the Podners of the Sirius Institute

April 30, 2000

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