Biological and Sensory Deprivation – a double barreled spiritual dive

OK, so my life mission is to form a retreat center where the primary religious practice is floating in an isolation tank. Why is this? It is because floatation has had much progress in science and business but has no recognized organization in spirituality. I want extended floatation to be affordable – an entire month of unlimited floating for $1600 or less.

Alright, I’ve had this retreat center idea for a few months now. Now, for a longer period of time, I’ve been aware that a standard diet of 3 solid meals leads to constant brain excitation – the breakdown of food all day and all night is constantly stimulating your brain. However, until you have mono-dieted or water-fasted for 10 days or more, the amount of mental stimulation due to food breakdown will not be apparent.

So, floating in a tank is powerful. Harry Palmer showed what 8 weeks of floating can do. For 8 weeks, there was one line to the kitchen and one line to the bathroom and he became enlightened in 8 weeks.

Now let’s tweak the dial on his approach a bit:

let’s get rid of the line to the kitchen, by doing a water fast instead of eating during the 8-week intensive. Your stomach will go to sleep. You will feel rest in your stomach and digestive system unlike no other. Now, pair that with the stillness of floating for extended periods of time.

now, let’s reduce the amount of bathroom time. How? Because urine is medicine. The only time to head to the bathroom should be for fecal elimination. Because urine is not waste. I hope you get my picture.

How do we get there?

OK, a retreat center. Although there are many retreat centers for sale, I would recommend just buying a house near an urban area where everyone can still keep working. It takes time and dedication to build up to long periods of combined floating and fasting.

So to get the down payment for the house we take the profits from selling tanks and make the down payment. And that’s where you come in.

 

One tip for floating

If I could give one suggestion for what to “do” while floating it would be:

Let the water support you.

This seems like a funny thing to say, but try it. You will realize that you are actually holding yourself up instead of letting go into the water. I found that I was holding my head up and most of my body.

Once I offered myself up to be drowed in the salts, things got real good.

electric body out of control hovering

So, I’m in my zen float tent and I feel the tension in my forearms. Lots of tension from so much computer use. I figure: “oh well, this is going to a physical float and it will be that way until I float enough to get rid of this tension. probably weeks of daily floating is going to be necessary.”

But then I noticed big holes in my arms where the tension was. Then I noticed the pelvis was tight. I figured: “wow, the tank is great at finding and releasing tension.”

So then it felt like my arms were being zapped with low voltage. I got worried and figured I was being electrocuted. This is the 2nd time this has happened and in all my years of floating, it never happened. I figure that Orgasmic Medtation was the reason that I had that electricity. But I notice my heart is just fine, so I ignore it. Then the electricity is so powerful it is humming. and it seems like I do a forward flip out of the bottom of the tank through a vortex.

And suddenly I’m walking through a college food plaza. I realize that I left the house naked and say – “Oh my god, i will never do this again, let me fly back secretly.”

So I try to fly back and fly low but I keep not being able to choose y direction. I get blown backwards again and again. and i’m flying backwards fast and I worry that instead of going through buildings I will crash.

Oh salts, won’t you take me home.

I have done many things on this earth.

Floating always takes me home.

I was fooling around with EJ Gold and he brought up the float tank in his teachings. This was in 1996 or so. I tried it in Southern California in the hills. With a relative of the Perry’s … or maybe a relative of the Lillys. I think it was the perrys. He was a latin guy. I forgot his name. Getting in the tank was like – “oh, so this is how easy it is to be my original self.”

Floating always takes me home.

I tried it at one other home center after that. That guy was cool too. Over in the Redondo Beach area. A bit of noise, but no biggie. And it wasnt until 2007-2008 that I had been practicing Falun Dafa – a very demanding chinese yoga. Putting myself through serious pain, etc. I packed my bag and drove 6 hours from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL to float at Spacetime Tanks, the longest running float center in the USA – 26 years. I got there, booked a hotel and the float showed me how knotted up my back was with tension. I was literally hunched forward in a knot – the antigravity warm salt water showed me and fixed me. No human intervention needed.

Floating always takes me home.

And then I was in Florida. Doing brain machines for happiness. Receiving scientology auditing. Trying out Buddhist meditation. The 5 tibetans, you name it. I bought a mobile home and built a float tank and I didnt have a job or clear path to income, but I did it anyway. And once again, floating knocked blocks of tension out of me. and did all sorts of wild things.

Floating always takes me home.

So now, here I am in Boston. I do some yoga. I do some TongRen. I do some dancing. I watch TV. I dont have to work because I built a big residual income in Karatbars. So here I am aimless. Yoga NIDRA is cool. Reflexology is GREAT.

But only floating takes me home.

And Boston needs a float center yesterday. A place like Boston is the first place a float center belongs.

Spacecraft – “Earthtime Tapestry”

On the best space music songs by one of the best space music bands.

 

new tank for under 2000

Hey, that $1,700 tank from www.ZenFloatCo.com is supposed to launch 02/2014.

 

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Tank Safari

So I’m sitting here on a train and I decide to start surfing about looking for a tank that might be a bit smaller than the one I used for the Black Beauty.

So I googled about for containment tank and came across some companies with tons of tanks to surf through.

There’s no end to the searching for prebuilt tanks. Here are a few places I liked:

 

Ode to Sensory Deprivation: 4

There have been  previous odes to sensory deprivation all filed in the inner sense category.

Now it is time for a quote from one of the true messengers of The Light (no time to go into what “The Light” is now). His name was Walter Russell and you owe it to yourself to read his works.

From “The Secret of Light”, there are numerous excellent references in the chapter “Unconsciousness, Sleep and Pain”:

We cannot be unconscious. We have always been conscious without the slightest awareness of it. Our confusion in this respect lies in mistaking sensation and thinking for consciousness. When we stop thinking, whether asleep or awake, we do not stop KNOWING, nor do we cease being consciously aware of our Being.

Conscious Mind does not sleep. Sleep is merely the negative half of the wave cycle of electrical awareness of sensation. Wakefulness is the positive half.

And most importantly:

When the body is in balance, it has no sensation. When the body is unbalanced, sensation informs it when and where, otherwise it could not function.

 We continue to Chapter VII, “Think”:

All mystics describe their revelations as coming to them in flashes of great light. Paul, Buddha, Isaiah, Baha’u’llah and other mystics have vividly described this mental experience to such an extent that in the old days that experience was known as “The Illumination.”

That experience is, in reality, a severance of the cosmic seat of consciousness from the electric seat of sensation. The brain feels that severance electrically as a blinding flash. The consciousness, thus freed from sensation, suddenly becomes cosmically aware of cause instead of being hampered by the sensation of effect. That is what is meant by the biblical statement “And ye shall know all things.”

 

 

[thedeepself] Floating and training the mind to understand its freedom.

Yes, body-mind addiction is an epidemic, so much so that the real is taken to be imaginary and the unreal is taken to be solid and based on fixed law.

Floating is the most guru-free self-driven way to Self-realization ever created. LLJCL. I speak from experience not theory. But always brought attention back the self I think I am.

That being said, Jun 23 – Jul 1, I will be doing an 8-day intensive retreat in the tradition of Ramana Maharshi's Self-Inquiry meditation:

Without an environment of people focused on that goal, I tend to noodle about in the astral, gain causal power and remain in loops everywhere below the Ocean of Love and Mercy… trying to gain freedom as an individual instead of freedom from being an individual. I've resolved to float every day and never have managed more than 2 weeks in a row… 

definitely the first thought is: "I am this body" and it is the cause of all suffering. 

On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 8:03 PM, John <alwaysalready1@yahoo.com> wrote:

 

The deep self is free . The deep self is not a body.The deep self is not an ego. I believe we can know and live beyond our obstructed sensory experience which is basically a prison created by a bodily experience.We are not a body we are free and floating can teach us that fact. WE are unobstructed consciousness totally complete and whole. We can live outside the box of sensory experience and live in freedom and complete happiness.Anyone want to agree with me or have any other ideas about how we can train our mind to live beyond its limitations. Without a thought i am free and thought was not…. in enjoyment it expired.

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