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Club 365 Resolution

I am being mired in a horde of spiritual practices at the moment –

  • beta-blocker
  • saint germain
  • dreamspell
  • tai chi

And it is leading to confusion about what to do when!

Floatation is the only one of things which allows for progressive and certain relaxation.

Each time I float, I automatically get rid of tension with no conscious effort on my part. Relaxation and peace are powers, though I may not realize it at the moment.

I have to float every day. Dont worry about when, but just do it. It’s for your own good.

who am i (kundalini style)

Hello, I’m glad to join Phoenix Tools. In an attempt to describe who I am, I will do my best to list what I do and what I have, since that is probably the best I can do (grin). I encountered Phoenix Tools through the gracious video response of Betsy to a video of mine on youtube entitled Largely Shakti-Driven Movements.  At that time, I had taken my initiation from Guru Siyag recently. As is typical of me, after about 3 months of this system, I lost interest. I had been doing a focusing technique in Franz Bardon’s “Initiation into Hermetics” where you simply watch all thoughts with a neutral perspective. I began to ask myself: “why am I doing this kundalini system?  Do I really think I am here in this body in need of this?” and then I stopped it. It was quite powerful, I had a few visions and certain sounds indicative of Sant Mat style soul travel. But anyway, I quit my regular daily practice and went on to other things. Primarily at this moment, my enjoyable practices are:

  1. Dreamspell calendar – I am deprogramming myself from the Gregorian chaos and into the syncretic old-age new-age 13-moon calendar inuited primarily by Jose Arguelles
  2. SomaEnergetics tuning forks – Betsy speaks of entrainment on her website. After a tuning fork session, my breathing is silky smooth and perfectly rhythmic and completely effortless – it was never that way when I was doing Leonard Orr’s rebirthing breathwork. It was more forced rhythmic breathing then. I really love striking the high-pitched angel tuners against a piece of crystal
  3. Isolation tank – AKA sensory deprivation tank, floatation tank. I own a tank and it is maybe the greatest thing for me. It has obvious physical, mental benefits. And I am now sleeping in my tank and I awake super hydrated and having lightly surfed along with the body as it ran out it’s subconscious programming.
  4. Phoenix Tools – I’m attracted to the copper ring and will post separately on my efforts thus far
  5. psychedelics – I am the Columbus president of the Cannabis Protection Union and am an avid San Pedro cactus fan. I respect all the shamanic psychedelics. I love smokeable DMT. San pedro seems to be the most kundalini based psychedelic. It methodically forces you to defect and perhaps throw up. Then King San Pedro starts contracting your stomach and perhaps contracting your anus in and out as MOther Kundalini makes her way up. One of the best video sessions I had with Guru Siyag was captured to youtube as “Signposts of Kundalini’s Ascent” – it discusses in no-nonsense terms what you can expect as kundalini makes her way up. I have had some of these signs, but I am too lazy for regular diligent practice
  6. blood pH dieting. There are many many many ways to look at diet, but pH ties directly into the alkaloid aspect of the positive psychotropics. Most dieting and illness-producing things like pollution acidify our blood. I am happy that psychedelics, a certain diet and alkaline water (whether in my float tank or from a water ionizer) balance this out. I chanced across the phIon balance family of products and their youtube videos. They are quite impressive and much cheaper than a water ionizer.
  7. Scientology – I never can get totally away from Scientology. It was one of the greatest influences on me ever. The Freezone is certainly safer than the Church, but even in the freezone, there are always new developments. The cross-link between Betsy’s website and scientology occurs when she speaks of how to do self-healing by doing nothing. The buddhists call this “bare attention” and Franklin Merrel Wolff called it “high indifference” I was working with this last night in a creative way… we humans have awareness and creativity as are king and queen powers… I choose creativity over awareness. So, the instructions to John Lilly from ECCO (earth coincidence control office) were: expect the unexpected. It’s just that simple. In a single moment, you are running 10,000 tape loops based on conditioned expectations. Just a microsecond in the imaginal realm and re-chart your phenomenal realm outcome (to borrow from Volume III of Jose Arguelles’ cosmic history). And in spiritologie they refer to it was “zero perception”
  1. Lawanna Rine – now I found lawanna because I wanted to do 10 rebirthing sessions, but I quickly found out I found someone who grabs any and everything to get the job done. She is a certified rebirthing breathworker, but she will bring in Saint Germain’s Violet Flame and Theta Therapy and whatever else to get the job done. And amazingly, she has no website. She lives on a 23 acre 500,000 dollar property by herself in the woods and yet draws enough people to her in Strasburg, OH to cover all finances! She is 83-years old and an advocate of physical immortality. And she has no gray hair.

Odes to Sensory Deprivation

KEN OGGER, Freezone Scientologist

In the Motions Universe, we have the beginning of real sensation as we know it now. …  And as people became more attached to sensation, it became possible to control and confuse them by hitting them with waves of sensations. And so we have the individual much more at effect than he was previously.

— “Super Scio” 15. THE MOTION UNIVERSE


Theravada Buddhism’s primary practice is satipatthana – observation of body, feelings, mind and mental objects with equanimity. This might be better termed sensory deprivation

In the Western Wisdom Teachings

According to Max Heindel‘s Rosicrucian writings, called Western Wisdom Teachings, there are in the brain two small organs called the pituitary body and the pineal gland. This last gland is also called by medical science as “the atrophied third eye”; however, these teachings describe that none of them are atrophying: the pituitary body and the pineal gland at the present time are neither evolving nor degenerating, but are dormant. It is said that in the far past, when man was in touch with the inner worlds, these organs were his means of ingress thereto, and they will again serve that purpose at a later stage. According to this view, they were connected with the involuntary orsympathetic nervous system and to regain contact with the inner worlds (to reawaken the pituitary body and the pineal gland) it is necessary to establish the connection of the pineal gland and the pituitary body with the cerebrospinal nervous system. It is said that when that is accomplished, man will again possess the faculty of perception in the higher worlds (i.e. clairvoyance), but on a grander scale than it was in the distant past, because it will be in connection with the voluntary nervous system and therefore under the control of his will.


If only you could suddenly be unaware of all things, then you could pass into an oblivion of your own body… memory no longer
functioned, nor understanding, nor the senses, nor the powers that should function so as to govern and grace the body… In this
way a man should flee his senses, turn his powers inward and sink into an oblivion of all things and himself.”

Saint Teresa of Ávila

The kernel of Teresa’s mystical thought throughout all her writings is the ascent of the soul in four stages… The fourth is the “devotion of ecstasy or rapture,” a passive state, in which the consciousness of being in the body disappears (2 Corinthians 12:2-3). Sense activity ceases; memory and imagination are also absorbed in God or intoxicated.

During the short time the union lasts, she is deprived of every feeling, and even if she would, she could not think of any single
thing… She is utterly dead to the things of the world… The natural action of all her faculties [are suspended]. She neither sees,
hears, nor understands.” William James quoting from St. Teresa of Avila, Interior Castle.


2 Corinthians 4:16, 18

4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.


Some unfortunately suppose that Christian Science leads us to ignore the body, but this is a mistaken view of its teaching and practise. The redemption of the human mind and body begins the moment that truth is accepted by one as a remedy for the ills which afflict mankind, and the work of the Christian Science practitioner is to lift thought above mortal sense, up to the true consciousness of man’s being as the likeness of God. It should not be forgotten that this lifts one above bodily consciousness into mental freedom and spiritual power, and the price paid for freedom is the surrender of material and sensual belief respecting man for the Christ-ideal of being and doing. Mrs. Eddy says, “Rightly understood, instead of possessing a sentient material form, man has a sensationless body” (Science and Health, p. 280). Sensation in the body implies a diseased tendency. Even on the human plane we are not conscious of heart, lungs, eye, or ear, unless mortal mind is offering a report of some discordant condition, and the remedy for this is to lift the discordant thought from the body, or, as the Master has bidden us, “Look up, and lift up your heads.”


  1. Yama: codes of restraint, abstinences (2.302.31)
  2. Niyama: observances, self-training (2.32)
  3. Asana: meditation posture  (2.46-2.48)
  4. Pranayama: expansion of breath and prana (2.49-2.53)
  5. Pratyahara: withdrawal of the senses (2.54-2.55)
  6. Dharana: concentration (3.1)
  7. Dhyana: meditation (3.2)
  8. Samadhi: deep absorption (3.3)


In the Upanishads, a human being is likened to a city with ten gates. Nine gates (eyes, nostrils, ears, mouth, urethra, anus) lead outside to the sensory world. The third eye is the tenth gate and leads to inner realms housing myriad spaces of consciousness.

The vision of the brilliant Soul in the perfect unity of Yoga (Maitri Upanishad)

25. Now, it has elsewhere been said: ‘He who, with senses indrawn as in sleep, with thoughts perfectly pure as in slumber, being in the pit of senses yet not under their control, perceives Him who is called Om, a leader, brilliant, sleepless, ageless, deathless, sorrowless—he himself becomes called Om, a leader, brilliant, sleepless, ageless, deathless, sorrowless.’ For thus has it been said:—

    • Whereas one thus joins breath and the syllable Om
    • And all the manifold world—
    • Or perhaps they are joined!—
    • Therefore it has been declared (smṛta) to be Yoga (‘Joining’).


“the more we know, the less we see” — Sade, Never as Good as the First Time

E. J. Gold

Our vanity convinces us that the machine is awake and supports this illusion with activity, sensation, and associative thought. — Human Biological Machine as a Transformational Apparatus.


  • “The Abundance Matrix” by Kane Mantyla
  • “Spiritologie” by 
  • anything by Lilly
  • Tanks for the Memories by EJ Gold
  • Emma Curtis Hopkins
  • Neville
  • Eugene Fersen

what floating is all about for me

Floating is all about learning to relax (re-lax … be lax again!) so that you can re-member (re-member … make part of your self AGAIN!) your connection (re-ligion … re ligare … to connect again!) to ever present spirit…. whose first heralding is permissive empty space.

Holely (sp!) Spirit?

Maybe true spirit is nothing but holes. Women have more holes than men. They fuckin’ rock.

Neutral Space – the overlooked Quiet Center

Neutral space is powerful – without it, no objects could be separated. And with no objects there could be no events.

So many people get excited over what is happening in neutral space, never giving credit to the most essential ingredient of the experience.

I am about to write 3 other blog posts, but I need a re-orientation towards neutral space to ground them.

Nithyananda was great in his talks about neutral space. Check him out on youtube.

Club 365: Phase 1/12 complete

Barbara Cherington floated every day for a year:

After floating for one year daily (and reaping the benefits) I’m now selling my tank and its components because I have to downsize

I finished 1 month of floating today (probably a bit more than that). So I am 1/12th of the way to being able to say the same thing.

physical unwindings reveal as psychophysical unwindings

Physical unwindings are quite pleasurable because the distance between the observer-operator and the unwinding is easy to notice.

However, as the underlying psychophysical source (repressed emotion) begins to surface, these tensions are more painful to resolve, because the observer-operator does not want to make the distinction between what it SEES and what IT IS.

As a result, these chaotic emanations and their associated tension seem to be locked in place. The release of these makes the observer-operator more alone. More empty.

To be continued?

hatha yoga is nice, thai massage is better…

but until you let go of your own baseline of resting tension, you are wasting time and money.

just a few minutes in the tank will reveal to you what you are holding onto — physically at first.

then the physical unwindings occur automatically.

pretty soon ,the subconscious floats free and clear as well.

but I’m only at the physical unwinding level for now.