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posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 01:12 PM
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Many people I talk to have never heard of a float tank, some have but don't really know what it is all about. I found out about them a few years ago from Joe Rogan, and decided to do more research.


What I found out was pretty interesting, the tank is large enough to lay down inside, is pitch black, sound proof, the water is heated to 94 degrees(same temp as the skin), and there is 10 inches of water containing 800 pounds of epsom salt that you float on. What all these things do is simulate a zero gravity non sensory environment.

What this means for you is that your mind has nothing to compute, no gravity to account for, no reality to decode. So when there is no without, you eventually go within, and that is where the magic happens. There is something there waiting for you, an intelligence indistinguishable from your own, but somehow bigger and more expansive than you. This intelligence is pure thought, without the characteristics of mind thought(mind chatter). You can evaluate things in your life with a fresh perspective, if you are a writer and have writer's block you will have no problems creatively, if you are having relationship issues you will have the solutions come to you without the emotional baggage and ego that often gets in the way.

When first explaining the tank to people there is a instinctual fear of getting into a dark tank that resembles a coffin. It is imperative that you don't let that stop you from trying it out, it is actually the opposite feeling once in the tank, it is akin to being back in the womb, very warm and comforting.

It is my belief that the isolation tank can be used to commune with source energy, this is a bold statement I know, but I have experienced it and it was awesome. I would often spend several hours at a time inside the float tank, and at times when in a perfectly relaxed state(the zone) I would have an experience of a white light inside my head getting brighter and brighter, at the same time as the light got brighter I would have a feeling of ecstasy that would rise. Being inexperienced in these things my mind would kick in to try to make sense with what the hell is going on, and that is when the light would go away, along with the ecstatic feelings.

I could talk about float tanks all day and how they are good for so many other things too, but for the sake of brevity I will add some links for those who want to know more. I will end it by saying that I think float tanks can change your life, in fact I think if more people used float tanks we would have an awakening of indescribable proportions.

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posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 01:15 PM
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Great thread. I have read a lot about float tanks and have always wanted to try one. I think instead of a jacuzzi or sauna at the house, this would be something that would be a great alternative to build personally. I can only imagine what the world would be like in my head with absolutely no outside stimuli.



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 01:21 PM
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Be prepared to ruin your hair - the salt content is harsh.



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 01:29 PM
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Wow... This give me goosebumps. I would love to try this I didn't know anything about this so STAR for you my friend, And a flag because people need to read about this.


I think if you was to try this the best bet would to build one at you're home then you have total control over it all.

Great Thread .



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 01:33 PM
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Epsom salt will only affect hair that has recently been permed or colored(within 48 hours). I never had issues with the salt damaging my hair, washing your hair after the float doesn't allow the salt to dry it out.



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 01:57 PM
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I have an irrational fear of float tanks from watching the Matrix too many times. Although my brother doesn't have that - he just did a 60 minute float tank session (his first time) and he really loved it. He said that he would probably do it again.. although it is sort of a luxury item for him.



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 02:04 PM
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Many say the same about narcotics, strokes, sleep and exhaustion. All of it is bodily deprivation, or limiting the bodily faculties in one way or another.

How is this a glimpse of the source, when the source through which we experience the world is deprived of its faculties?



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 02:17 PM
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Check out the movie "Altered States"
Stars William Hurt.



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 02:17 PM
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I guess nobody here has watched this oldy.
Altered States

In theory, I think they would be interesting to try, but after seeing that movie, I'd be scared to do it. It really freaked me out.

LOL AJ must having been typing at the same time. Great minds and all.
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posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 02:36 PM
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Aphorism
Many say the same about narcotics, strokes, sleep and exhaustion. All of it is bodily deprivation, or limiting the bodily faculties in one way or another.

How is this a glimpse of the source, when the source through which we experience the world is deprived of its faculties?


Don't get too caught up in the deprivation part, the tank allows you to change your perception from a sensory experience to a consciousness experience.

As far as the source part, that is many layers down into the onion, you may want to start by just trying the tank out and seeing what you think.



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 02:39 PM
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I have seen the movie and I wasn't impressed. Floating is nothing like that, your brain releases massive amounts of endorphins, making the experience very relaxing and peaceful.



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 02:56 PM
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Would love to try one some day but at the moment they are cost prohibitive.



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 03:10 PM
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Have you not seen the movie "ALTERED STATES" from the 80's? Watch it and get back to us.

Its all about a man who experiments with it (actor John Hurt(?)



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 03:11 PM
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I agree they are expensive, I think float tanks are still relatively unknown and there is a small audience for them. As more people show interest, hopefully more companies will start making them and the prices will come down.



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 03:13 PM
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I addressed that movie a few posts back, it wasn't a documentary, it was a sci fi movie with no relationship to reality!



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 03:22 PM
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So could you "tune" the water to 528hz (love frequency), or any other solfeggio frequency to increase your experience and benefits?


Or at least have speakers in the water playing those tones?

I think I have a project ahead of me!

How about healing crystals? Uh oh haha
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posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 03:33 PM
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Maybe, not sure. I have tried listening to binaural beats while in the tank, that was cool.



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 03:49 PM
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Sorry I didnt read each post. Thanks



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 03:52 PM
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Don't get too caught up in the deprivation part, the tank allows you to change your perception from a sensory experience to a consciousness experience.


I'm not caught up on it, I'm only talking about what actually happens. The body is actually being deprived of perception and consciousness. That's the only thing that changes.



As far as the source part, that is many layers down into the onion, you may want to start by just trying the tank out and seeing what you think.


I have, though apparently not long enough. It is pretty neat and I would recommend it. I only disagree that it brings us to any source or any sort of purity—just closer to death.



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 04:24 PM
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Aphorism
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Don't get too caught up in the deprivation part, the tank allows you to change your perception from a sensory experience to a consciousness experience.


I'm not caught up on it, I'm only talking about what actually happens. The body is actually being deprived of perception and consciousness. That's the only thing that changes.



As far as the source part, that is many layers down into the onion, you may want to start by just trying the tank out and seeing what you think.


I have, though apparently not long enough. It is pretty neat and I would recommend it. I only disagree that it brings us to any source or any sort of purity—just closer to death.

No you don't become unconscious in a sensory deprivation tank,your perception is of the sensations created by the tank not a loss of perception, and It cannot bring you closer to death.

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