Entries Tagged as 'experiences'

yogic room ; suffocation

I’ve been having a lot of lucid dream experiences in and out of the tank recently.

Outside of the tank, listening to “The Dreaming Gate” by Inlakesh is quite effective. Another thing which is effective is to follow the instructions that Sri Siddharameshwar Maharaj gave to Nisagadatta Maharaj: “attend to the sense ‘I am’ and to give attention to nothing else.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nisargadatta_Maharaj) … a lot of times before I know it, I am swept into a situation where I am operating a subtle body outside the laws of Planet Earth. Now, astral journeys like this are not the goal of that technique, but it has been happening quite a bit because of it.

This morning, I finished my Bikram Hot Yoga class and came home eager to float. So I jumped in. The usual profound loosening of the physical body commenced… it’s simply amazing how the tank finds your tight spots and opens them up. Eventually, the subtle body was free of the physical and the following occurred:

I was browsing a web page. Some spiritual group was having spiritual seminars and I found their local ashram and went for a lesson. They were teaching some sort of breathing technique. A rather chubby girl in red exercise tights began to demonstrate how she could work the breath up her body. She would squeeze the breath into her body and moan in sexual ecstasy. She did this about 5 times.

That ended the instruction. Then a student next to her made a snide comment about Ashtanga Yoga. He said it was ridiculous to think that asanas had to be done in a certain order. Then an older lady who appeared to be the only teacher in the room started gently discussing the actions of both of the boy and the girl. Then a guy in sandals and Indian garb walked over and started sprinkling talcum powder over the floor.

I could see it was time to go, so I rose up to leave… and suddenly I felt as if I were suffocating. I had no idea how to get air. I was on my back. I knew if I flipped over I would not have enough air to make it. I dont exactly know what I did to get out of this situation. But I did notice that the amount of air in the tank was quite low so maybe the sensation of low air created an entire fear drama.

The containment tank is only 16 inches high. So trapped CO2 and no circulating oxygen could be an issue for long floats.

pulled down below mossy sea

In this dream (while in the tank), my arms were tied by the mossy creatures of the sea. I struggled but was pulled to the bottom. I sucked and sucked for air but could only find water.

I’m surprised I did not kill myself in the tank tonight with that trip!

3 short heaves…

So I’ve started working with Ramanathan Iyer and I received my first remote healing yesterday.

The next morning I got up and did the blood meditation and it was quite astounding.

I made a pact to float daily and this morning I climbed into my tank…

3 heaves

I was laying in the tank, noticing the tension in my body. And as usual being completely amazed at how floating dissolves it. Then all of a sudden there was this rush of energy up towards my crown. 3 times this occurred and each my body arched its back to ‘hold back the rush’ … so then eventually it happens anyway. And I’m out in this area and I am closing in on this black totem like figure. Then I am handed a wooden gun that shoots pellets. I see lots of women in business clothes walking through an area. I know they are not my shooting target, but I dont want them to see me either, so I tip toe and hide behind columns.

This whole area is one I have visitedbefore. I know this somehow.

So I get to an office near the back… it’s a white-tile clinical-looking place. I move about looking for my prey. But most of the doors are sealed. I hear voices talking and keep moving.


Somewhere in the middle of all this, the following entire mental projection occurs.

I’m ready to get out of the tank, but I sit up too quickly and my heart is failing. So I lay back down. I even boost my legs up to ease the work on my heart. Then I manage to raise myself up gently and get ready to get out.

Then I realize I was projecting the whole thing!

Flying time!

So my hands can be used to turn my body as I fly fly fly. I use one hand in front, then the other. Then I’m flying up on a van full of kids. They are playing a certain rock song that is sure to be a hit. They get held up by a car – which is a good reason for the action to be held up, because then I can listen to the song even longer. Then they take off.

I make my way down a street and say: “Let’s look back at the street and time how long it takes… OK it’s houcher street” and then I move at high high speed down this street!

Wearable floatation tank

A hilarious comment from dokgoth on justin.tv –

A Black Widow is stuck to my finger!

So I was using the Bare Attention Tank Tactic this morning.

It was pretty wild. I gave my mom a hug. I floated up some steps (making sure that Dad did not see me doing it).

It got upstairs and laid down. And behold! A spider was on my finger. I shook it off — or so I thought. I looked again: STILL THERE!

I shake like mad… I shake myself right into THE WAKING STATE!

beltain 2009 trip report

It was predetermined to use the KLM formula for tank-alchemy:

  1. K – Kane – section 1.1 – Objective, Subjective, Placebo, Nocebo
  2. L – Lilly – “The Dyadic Cyclone” – instructions from ECCO
  3. M – ME! – per “Tanks for the Memories” – invent reasons for tank incidents

Section 1 – took a lot of effort to hold to a linear train of thought long enough to meditate on this data, but I perservered.

Section 2 – here is where I began to really work to form a space

Section 3 – had numerous fascinating sub-incidents:

condensation #1 and 2 – when a drop fell on me, I saw that woman with Black hair weeping because she did not know how to find me. on the next condensation drop, she used her tears to mix a potion to conjure me



Frank – went through several obvious expectations before I finally prepared for the unexpected and something wild happened – his head was spinning 1000 times faster and in complete circles!

violating feminine points – before the tank session, I had been reading about Lilly and dolphins and dreaming of having a pet dolphin to float with. I realized how vane that was from a financial standpoint. But in the tank, I decided to grow a body and have sexual fun with a point of energy expressing itself as feminine. I thought I was fully conscious and capable of getting away with this dastardly act.

Before I knw it, I was beset by various forces in the water. A few times I saw my physical body thrashing against the walls of the tank in horror. A huge fear gripped me: “what if an octupus gets my arms?” But then even worse, a huge chasm was forming in the pool of water, sucking me down. Iwrithed left and right with no success! I was going to drown, to drown!

And then the tank experience ended.

My muscles were much much softer everywhere.

from 3 sides

I got into the tank this morning. After a few minutes in the tank, I began to think: “its too cold in this tank. I’m not going to be able to relax. Well, I will just stay awhile and hope it warms up”.

My left arm was palm up, the right palm down, as Baron Eugene Fersen instructs in his 27 Lessons in the Science of Being.


The relaxation in this posture is unusual. It is more of a ‘toning’ of the body than a release. The purpose of that posture is to channel universal energy into the body. It is a Huna practice (huna being a western revival of the Hawaiian Kahuna technique).



The second phase of Fersen’s exercise involves entering into silence. Just prior to entering into silence, I had a jazzy upbeat song I invented just singing through my head. I realized that when you listen to good music, you are not thinking. Cessation of thought is the definition of Yoga. Nonetheless, I eventually allowed my physical relaxation to translate into mental relaxation. 

Instead of trying to ‘enter into silence’ – I instead allowed my thinker to relax. Immediately I realized that I thought my thinker was in my head somehwere. I realized that the brain is a receiver of thought… an antenna which can tune into Universal Mind by use of frequencies. So instead of trying to stop thought within my head (which really just shuts out Universal Mind), I went out out out to Universal Mind and sourced it’s infinite spacious silence….



I was travelling along somewhere with some people. I was talking with them. At some point we get to what we are looking for…


I leave them to fly 10 feet above a road… I am along a high wall just easily flying. I do this for about 1/4 of a mile, then start to hover. I turn around and look back… I see smoke and clouds in my third eye. I hear a whirling whooshing sound (the rotating cave? More than likely the heater in the room turned on… for I was aware of being in the tank while having this voyage).



I decide I can help the most by going deep into space and agree to this. The low hum starts to pull backwards along the road, first at a crawl then a bit faster. I start to rise. Around this time, I can hear some Voice trying to communicate with me. It move my head around to serve as an antenna to turn this constant urgent tone into something I can understand in English. I hear what it has to say…


I’m still moving at a moderate gallop, maybe 15-30mph. I rotate to the left. There is moonlight shining through a thicket of trees. The voicecontinues. I translate. AUM SAN PEDRO AUM… this is the first float I have had with my Saint Peter cacti outside the tank!



It’s about thistime that the dream ends. BE CAREFUL WHO YOU ASSOCIATE WITH!



IAGII – I am God in Isolation

IIIAG – In isolation, I am God!

We do not have a public swimming pool and therefore are not subject to the laws of the Health Department:

(R) "Public swimming pool" means any indoor or 
outdoor structure, chamber, or

tank containing a body of water for swimming, 
diving, or bathing that is

intended to be used collectively for swimming,
 diving, or bathing and is operated

by any person whether as the owner, lessee, 
operator, licensee, or

concessionaire, regardless of whether or 
not a fee is charged for use, but does

not mean any public bathing area or 
private residential swimming pool.

(1) "Diving" does not include professional
 stunt diving, theatrical diving

performances, and similar attractions if
 the body of water used for the stunt

diving, theatrical performance, or other
 attraction is used exclusively for

that purpose.

(2) "Bathing" means any activity with a
 body of water, except for personal

cleansing, religious ceremonies, medical
 purposes under the care of a

professional certified by the Ohio state
 medical board pursuant to Chapter

4731 of the Revised Code or participation
 in aquarium shows, professional

stunt diving, theatrical performances, 
dunking tanks, and similar attractions

if the body of water is used exclusively 
for that purpose.

(3) "Structure, chamber or tank" means 
any container that does not possess

both of the following characteristics:

(a) The container is easily portable when
 empty; and


(b) The container is capable of holding no
 more than one hundred fifty

gallons of water.

  • our pool is for religious ceremony
  • our tank is easily portable when empty
  • our tank operates with 125 gallons of water
  • our tank is not used collectively
  •   This proclamation marks the founding of the First Transuniversal Church of Sensory Deprivation! Our two commandments:
    1. It's all up to you
    2. See #1!

    My God, I felt like I just came out of a cryogenic hibernation!

    I floated 3 times yesterday. I wanted to float a lot, so I did. I didnt have anything in mind. Now the third time I floated, I awoke to a body that was SO fucken relaxed. I dont think my limbs have ever been that relaxed. I cant explain it, but it seemed like my whole body had basically just frozen and sunk down 4 inches into the water. I was basically in some sort of catatonic state! BIZARRE! WILD!

    cancer patients should float!

    In the early 90s the London Float Centre was featured on TVAM one of
    the main UK breakfast TV shows. They did a great piece on floatation,
    interviewing me and showing the presenter enjoying the experience of
    floating. After this 2 minute clip they interviewed myself plus one of
    our clients in the TV studio. The client was being treated for cancer
    and told of her story and how much floating had helped her. How it
    allowed her to go to that beautiful place deep inside her where
    everything was all right. How it gave her strength and had helped her
    through it all. She also said that since she had recovered that she
    continued to float regularly. It was an emotional but centred and
    heartfelt expression which really touched a lot of viewers.