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tank sleep – only significant reports from here out

sleeping in the tank has proven it’s worthiness. there is no need for further posts unless something of note occurs.

Today was interesting. It was like I was trying to get out of the tank, but the top of the tank was pressing my face underwater. I was literally coughing up water in the dream and moving away from the caved in side of the top to the other side, repeatedly.


I got my pump and filter for my floatation tank today

Salty Supply came through. Fosters and Smith (my fave) was backordered for 1.5 months. Here’s the lowdown:


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    Second float of the day and it’s just too weird

    As John Lilly said in “The Deep Self”, people will not reveal what occurs to them in isolation for fear of rejection. And yes, it has finally happened. After 7.5 hours of tank sleep, I awoke, had a brief planetside trip and was dragged back into the tank, [Steropsis](http://vimeo.com/channels/labpartner#17685206) style.

    And the incident occurred at the house I occupied from age 1 to 11. And that’s about all I will be revealing about this long lucid “dream”

    is it a pond? is it a pool? is it a spa device? an aquarium?

    Building a floatation tank from off-the-shelf parts is an adventure. The tank is a pool or spa to government health and safety boards. Pool and spa parts also work well in floatation tanks because of the high volume capacity they operate under. My friend uses a Hayward pump 3/4 HP and DE filter… standard pool products.

    Tim Strudwick uses inline heating and filtering like what you find on a spa device for his i-sopod.

    And I use aquarium heaters in the Black Beauty.

    I probably will use Lifegard aquatics aquarium filters for my tank. I really dont want to assemble all of those parts, but I think a pond filter just wont have the pull I’m looking for. Pondmaster clearly didnt –http://vimeo.com/20834595

    7-hour tank sleep session

    Wow. And I feel like the tank is my natural home for sleeping. About half-way through, it was a bit stuffy, so I slid the hatch over a bit and continued floating. I did 7 whole hours.

    I think it’s very important to transition from sleep to waking in the tank, so I hope my subconscious will not program me to avoid the tank sleep on this upcoming night.

    tank sleep – as I relaxed the neck…

    I realized: hey I’m floating up up and out! I was exposed to toxic smoke for about 2 hours prior to getting into the tank and I really focused on totally relaxing the neck, every single muscle fiber.

    tank sleep – nice job

    After a long weary day of losing my cell phone (and someone finding it!) and then locking my keys in my car (and retrieving my spare!) and watching boxing all night long (and dealing with cigarette smokers!), I made it home at about 2am.

    Collapsed into my tank and had some awareness of the dream process… but as usual its not until the dream recreates the next day that I remember elements of the dream.

    Which of course reminds me of the best way to use the void – and it comes from Neville Goddard – go to sleep with the feeling that you already have what you desire … that way to Queen of the Night has no choice but to fashion the next day according to your desire!


    Neville discovered what would eventually become the hallmark of his teaching: It was imperative to assume the feeling that one’s goal has already been attained. “It is not what you want that you attract,” he would later write; “you attract what you believe to be true.”

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    tank sleep – priorities, astral fer shure

    I got in my tank sleep session but got lucky. Always go for the tank sleep session the first time you plan to sleep at night. Even though I never sleep 8 hours, best to get the tank aspect in the first micro sleep.

    Talk about creating your own reality – I had just been trying to reach out to my old friend from Iceland via the internet. Then I jump in the tank and I’m in a library in Iceland. Nothing much happens until I leave. I notice a bunch of desks outside, on rocky dirt road, uncovered. One them has a wallet on it. I think of grabbing the money but instead run inside to give the wallet away. Being sure to hide it from the young students coming out.

    I get inside and ask why the desks have so many valuable things in them. I even saw other valuable things. He mentions something about a school across the way and asks if I have my key. I bend my head down to offer and he forcefully rips it off my neck. He’s a strong Scandinavian and 8 inches taller than me. I picture him as a viking warrior 500 years ago.

    Funny how the space-time field gets played out based on my recent thinking. That’s why Lilly said before floating you have to have no recent contact with any other human – the ones you love or hate. Because it will play out in the tank.

    Flow State and John Lilly ECCO

    On 4/10/2011 7:33 PM, Kanefire wrote:


    I am curious if anyone here has heard of the emerging body of knowledge in trans-personal psychology called “Flow State”?

    I have two psychologist (one working on her dissertation about flow state) who have talked about this field and it interests me greatly and I see an intersection with floatation. As I understand it, Flow State is a state of effortless living where situations organize themselves so the the subject simply lives in highly synchronistic states.

    John Lilly had some discoveries on Coincidence Control (by your terminology, control of coincidences would be synchronicity). He mentioned numerous coincidence control organizations that he directly discovered via floatation.

    And yes, there is the odd paradox that success and healing come to the body that has relaxed and dropped fixation on that body. James Braha wrote about this here: http://www.jamesbraha.com/dialogues.html

    The Bible states to seek the Kingdom of God and all else shall follow. So instead of going for the Lamborghini and smoking hot supermodel, you focus above the body on God and before you know it, you have the lamborghini but with much less attachment for it.

    So I wouldnt call Flow State an emerging body of knowledge at all.

    I have experienced this to a large degree and am pretty sure it has to do with meditation/floatation. I define them as statistical improbabilities occurring regularly.

    To identify an event as improbable is a function of a recording mind. To note their regularity is further mental recording. Most such recording is done via a consciousness strongly identified with a single Human Biological Machine, to use EJ Gold’s terminology (grin).

    There are certainly other viewpoints on how things happen. In our Western culture our strong individualism makes us focused on being, doing, having, and controlling as a separate isolated entity. In the East, the community minded viewpoint of the non-enlightened as well as the non-linear non-localized mind of the enlightened are completely different from our linear cause-effect perspective.

    An example of this state is the old kung fu movies where the master drops a coin and leans over to pick it up. As he is leaning over, the Chinese star just barely misses his head. He then sees a friend and waves and his hand waving blocks an attacker.

    Yes, as you wrote in “The Abundance Matrix” – http://www.floatmatrix.com/sf-ca/ebooks/the-abundance-matrix.pdf
    “good luck, bad luck, who knows?”

    An example more pertinent to floatation, is actually at the end of the floatation episode of The Simpsons (Season 10 Episode 16 “Make Room for Lisa”). Homer takes Lisa to a crash derby after a float. While sitting in the stands, Homer leans over and a car part just barely misses his head.

    But will a float session save him the Reaper? When the bell tolls, will 1000 pounds of epsom salt heated to 93.5 deg F lead to a high-tech passover? Physical immortality? Ego-centered success is just a much a form of suffering as ego-centered defeat. But we continue to evolve technically and perhaps one day we will have our cake and eat it too.

    Has anyone else had any of these experiences?

    I’ve had brief glimpses of pan-determinism – http://spiritologie.eu/index.php?id=45

    By induction and review of the metaphysical literature, other consciousnesses are even more broad, operating two machines, two planets, two universes, non-physical planes, etc. In other words, if the personal mind, or a vast and powerful as the universal mind with the Akashic Records were the prime creator, then mind, prana and physical body are where one should look for answers. However if there are planes of consciousness / body layers prior to and creator of those planes of consciousness, then one might realize and operate from these levels instead of continuing to speak as if the mental meat puppet could truly do/think/know anything. But then how could you soak up funds from other limited consciousnesses? (grin)

     I personally like Jose Arguelle’s discussion of bodies and time and how he offers you a chance to discover the Bolontikku – larger bodies than man with larger life and timespace spans simply by using a more natural harmonic calendar.

    His Cosmic History Chronicles are a Mastermind series. Hmm, think I will crack them open right now, before my karma drags me away from self-determinism.