Lilly, John - Masculine and feminine
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
John Lilly: Altered States Interview with John Lilly by Judith Hooper
Jan 1983 Omni Magazine
. In your recent books you've stressed the importance of what you call the "male-female dyad." Will you please explain this idea.
That's the way the universe is constructed. Do you know about the Eleventh Commandment? It says, "Thou shalt not bore God, or He will destroy your universe." The first step in not boring God is to set up two opposing intellects, male and female, so that neither can tell what the other is thinking. If you totally fused with your mate. it might be a very dull trip.
I love female intelligences. Every single cell in your body has two x chromosomes. Every cell in my body has one x chromosome and a crippled x chromosome, an x chromosome with an arm missing, called a y chromosome.
You women are so well balanced with your two x's. You can be grounded, and do the gardening, and take care of the kids and give them nurture, but we males have got to go out and explore the universe, banging our heads together and shooting one another.