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Offline Tom

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isolation tank experiance ...
« on: April 28, 2012, 08:23:44 PM »
Hi all...
Latley im seriously thinking about trying an ..[isolation tank experiance]..Ive never done this before.. and hoping it may help me have a deeper understanding of  NLD and LD experiances and posibly help sharpen my inner control to have more lucids...
I want to look inward to understand my subconscious more...
Ive heard the first times in the tank can be a bit rough...
But once one  gets  used to the sensory isolation in the tank things can go smother...
Has anyone reading this post ever tryed  a flotation tank?
Can a person benifit from it towards lucid dreaming?
Thanks...Tom

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Re: isolation tank experiance ...
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 08:41:24 PM »
Sure, we used to have one in our house and slept in at night. It was very relaxing to float in, and was great for aligning our back, because our back almost always popped after floating a while, but it did not help us at all with lucid dreaming or obes, although there were a few times that it felt like we were trying to leave our body, but just got pulled back in.

It was somewhat distracting because all we could hear was our heart beating really loud since our ears were under the water while we floated. We never bothered to set it up when we moved several years ago, because of the expense and hassle of setting it up, as it needed about 800 pounds of epsom salt in the water to allow the floating, and the water had to be kept at just the right temperature which required several water bed heaters.

Even if a person were to have a great experience while floating in a tank, by the time they got up out of the tank and took a shower to get all of the epsom salt off of them, and then sat down to record their dream or obe, they would likely have forgotten it. So for us, it's just not worth the hassle or expense of maintaining a tank.
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Re: isolation tank experiance ...
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012, 08:56:34 PM »
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Re: isolation tank experiance ...
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2012, 09:26:50 PM »
Ive read ..[tank reports ]..of feeling like in a dreamlike state..[ while awake].. eventually weightless feeling like floating and later awesome halucinations...
I guess im interested in the ...[Sensory Deprivation].. effects which can be quite an experiance ...
Im still reading about it and it looks inviting... :)

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Re: isolation tank experiance ...
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2012, 09:45:17 AM »
I'd still like to try this as well. But not really because it might help me with lucid dreaming, I don't think it can really help me with that. Maybe it can because it probably greatly enhances meditation experiences, but that's just for the moment you're inside. I do think it must be really interesting, mostly because you won't really feel your own body (limits).

At the same time, I'm quite claustrophobic and I'm afraid I might just freak out inside such a thing. Not sure.
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Re: isolation tank experiance ...
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2012, 02:52:02 PM »
Would be fun to try one sometime. Never have had the chance.
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Re: isolation tank experiance ...
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2012, 06:47:13 PM »
I would like to try the tank some day.. but there is only a few tanks available in USA that can be rented... and  they want 50 bucks or more  an hour!! :comeandgetsome:
Its best to build your own I Tank..i think...

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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2012, 07:18:09 PM »
Something that iadr has done and should probably try again that has produced very similar effects to floating in a tank without all of the expense and hassle of a tank, is to put some sound proof headphones on when going to bed, which block out all outside sound. Anything you can use to block out all of the outside sound that will allow you to tune into your heartbeat and hear your heart beating will produce the same effect as floating in a tank. And If you need the floating effect, you could lay on something like a waterbed to get this effect.
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Re: isolation tank experiance ...
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2012, 08:39:19 PM »
I had a chance to get one for free a couple years ago - somebody in Ann Arbor was giving it away.  It was HUGE and heavy and my wife wouldn't let me bring it home.
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Re: isolation tank experiance ...
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2012, 08:15:21 AM »
Ha ha..... Most men try to sneak by with bringing home a four wheeler, maybe an old hunting rifle. Pj tries to bring home a isolation tank!  ;)

I don't know too much about these. Where were they derived and for what original purpose?
Tom, have you had a chance to try this? I'd be interested in the results. I would try it for sure!!

As far as benefitting lucid dreaming....almost anything can if that is how your willing to apply a method. Shifting thoughts, questions of time, etc.


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Re: isolation tank experiance ...
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Re: isolation tank experiance ...
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2013, 01:47:30 PM »
http://theweek.com/article/index/244946/the-zen-of-floating

I really want one of these.  I'm going to try to figure out a way to do it.

That would be cool.
I would pay to try it!
Maybe it would pay for itself by renting time in it?
I'll see it when I believe it.

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Re: isolation tank experiance ...
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2013, 08:52:58 AM »
Lol I don't know if it would be worth that, having a bunch of strangers coming to use your super-tub.  Probably have to get a license or something, somebody would sue you, etc.

Reality took that to a grinding halt!  :P

I'll see it when I believe it.