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Seasonal Float Collective – Beltain 2009

According to The ArchaeoAstronomy Website, the next significant transition point in time is Beltain and occurs at 3:46 am EST on May 5, 2009.

I plan to start a float at that time. Please be in the chat room at least 15 minutes prior to float to insure synchronization.

Many thanks to Kane Mantyla for coming up with this idea in the “first” place, for those entrapped in linear thought.

How to build a door

I never knew how to do this. But this will be necessary to build a float tank.

How To: Build A DoorThe most popular videos are here

An Interview with Barbara Cherington

This interview is being conducted with Barbara Cherington because a statement she made intrigued me greatly:

I built my own tank using 3/8″ rigid plastic…. After floating for one year daily (and reaping the benefits) I’m now selling my tank …

— http://tinyurl.com/floatclub365

So in this interview we delve into the personal universe of a person who has constructed and visited their own inner space while Earth made one rotation around the sun in outer space.

  1. Barbara, you have floated for 1 year every day. You said you have reaped the benefits of this regular float tank usage. What would you say these benefits were? BC –
  2. Did you experience any difficult periods in your floating? I.e., some form of mental detox? BC –
  3. How long do you float typically? BC –
  4. At what time of day/night do you float? BC –

Why did you build a tank instead of buying one new/used? What educational background do you have?::

BC –

Who/what did you consult to build you tank? Was it something you would do again?::

BC –

Since you plan to sell your tank, how will you feel about not being able to float daily?::

BC –

When did you first hear about floating? How long was it before you undertook your 365-day float program?::

BC –

What are your favorite books in general?
BC –
What are your favorite floatation books?
BC –
What are you favorite spiritual books?
BC –

Do you see floating as primarily a mental, physical or spiritual endeavor?::

BC –

Do you have any other practices that you perform daily?
BC –
What is the most amazing thing that has happened to you in the tank?
BC –
What do you do for a living?
BC –

If you could live anywhere in the world and have any job, what would that be?::

BC –

Do you see any aspect of the float community that needs improving? If so, what would that be?::

BC –

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.

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!


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



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!

    Astronomy Picture of the Day

    just think if we could see space we might see some of these.

    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!

    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.