The Starmaker: Simulations of God

Drawing on a varied roster of sources -- Tibetan philosophies, Taoist principles, and paranormal mediums, to name just a few -- along with his own scientific background, Dr. John C. Lilly sought to explore the many facets of human spirituality. Lilly developed a kind of meditative laboratory he called the Isolation Tank, where he spent hours in non-ordinary reality going to far-off places. After gaining access to this spiritual plane, Lilly applied his scientific reasoning to these transcendental experiences, to great effect: Starmaker, focused most on questions of God and the divine, combines empirical method and existential thought in a way that no other book has. Offering answers about the divine and provoking further questions, Starmaker negotiates the two worlds of reason and spirituality with startling aplomb in this compelling title.