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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.
reply to post by angelchemuel
Thanks for the great feedback of your experience, it's funny cause I'm a massage therapist as well and am totally in agreement with you on the difference between what the float tank does for you vs a massage. I would actually like to start a float center one of these days, I daydream of being able to share the float experience with others. I would reach out to vets suffering from ptsd and give them free floats, I would make the cost as cheap as possible to allow people to experience floating without it hurting their wallet. I'm not so much worried about getting rich, I would rather make people feel better about life. Someday!
As to the Altered States film. Although brilliant in bringing sensory deprivation to the fore, what people are forgetting is that in the film William Hurt is using this tank on a daily if not more basis. Add to that and he starts experimenting with anahushca (wrong spelling I know!) whilst being in the tank.
reply to post by Realtruth
Absolutely. I wasn't advocating the use of it...thank you for the correct spelling....I was just pointing out the 'push the envelope' aspect of the film.
I believe too that the 'Tank' is enough, and you can use it to huge profound experiences.