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, "Grant Bardsley"
> Hi Freyja,
> I did a 'float' a long time ago. I'd seen 'Altered States' and
heard of John
> Lilly but it was a very undramatic experience. You float in about a
> so of heavily salinated water at body temperature inside the light
> cabinet affair that is the tank. You can have tapes piped in if you
> I had hoped I might have some funky psychedelic experience or
disappear in a
> blissful meditative wave, but in fact, I was aware of my body and
> much like taking a snooze and I left disappointed. Later in the day,
> however, I experienced a very physical sense of wellbeing which I
> to the float.
My 'expectation' of what one would be likely to experience,
from what they told me,
is that there is a feeling of weightlessness, kind of
like floating on your back in the ocean, but more so,
because of the very, very high concentration of salt in
Your physical sense of well-being could have been
a result of a state of deep relaxation that may have been
induced while in the float.
The way they tout it, they don't get into
spiritual and psychedelic experiences, but more
for the mega-relaxation that it is supposed to
provide. Feeling so refreshed and rejuvenated,
as if you had just slept for
eight days or something.
I don't know yet if I'm going to do it.
I don't have sleep problems
and if I want to 'experience' weightlessness, I
can do lucid while sleeping.
> I'm sure if I had been able to stay in longer (I had a double
> hour and a half I think), it would have been different, I think,
> of course, if I'd had different, more realistic expectations.
Thanks for sharing, Grant....
> Bobbing along,