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Digital Nausea
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PostPosted: 09-14-2015 08:10 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Anyone ever been in an isolation tank? I did my first float today and it was quite the experience. Eliminating your senses really lets your mind go to some interesting places. Deep consciousness is a truely enlightening experience. I'm sure it's different for everyone, but I loved it. Hope to do another float sometime soon :up:




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PostPosted: 09-14-2015 08:28 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Interesting :up:

I spent a half hour or so I am told in a deep dark prison cell once. Devoid of light and only but the faintest sounds from outside were evident. I truly could not see my hand in front of my face. I was able to walk a few steps before bumping into wall :smirk:

I really can't recall how long as it was a while ago but don't think it was any longer.

I really can't portray the feeling and even though I am yet to experience isolation/floatation tanks I think it is much the same surreal, out of body kind of event.

Question: Did you have any sound available? Some I hear play 'mood music' that must belittle the experience.



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PostPosted: 09-14-2015 09:25 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


xer0s wrote:
Anyone ever been in an isolation tank?


Fucking weirdo...




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PostPosted: 09-14-2015 09:27 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Whiskey 7 wrote:
Interesting :up:

I spent a half hour or so I am told in a deep dark prison cell once. Devoid of light and only but the faintest sounds from outside were evident. I truly could not see my hand in front of my face. I was able to walk a few steps before bumping into wall :smirk:

I really can't recall how long as it was a while ago but don't think it was any longer.

I really can't portray the feeling and even though I am yet to experience isolation/floatation tanks I think it is much the same surreal, out of body kind of event.

Question: Did you have any sound available? Some I hear play 'mood music' that must belittle the experience.


Not the same. Sensory deprivation tanks float you in salt water that is the same temperature as your body. No touch, no sight, no sound, no taste, no smell. Nothing.




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PostPosted: 09-15-2015 02:00 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I listen to Joe Rogan's podcast and he keeps bringing up his float tank that he had built in his house. Sounds like some trippy shit, but it's not for me. Weed works just fine. :up:



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Digital Nausea
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PostPosted: 09-15-2015 05:37 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


mrd wrote:

Not the same. Sensory deprivation tanks float you in salt water that is the same temperature as your body. No touch, no sight, no sound, no taste, no smell. Nothing.


Exactly. I'm not sure what Whiskey is describing. Sounds like a repressed childhood memory...




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PostPosted: 09-15-2015 09:31 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


xer0s wrote:
Deep consciousness is a truely enlightening experience.


if only your command of the english language was equal to the task of describing the experience without resorting to cliche

sounds a lot like dreaming tbh




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Digital Nausea
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PostPosted: 09-15-2015 09:38 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Well, Sere, it's a little difficult to explain and express the experience...




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PostPosted: 09-15-2015 10:57 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


But not impossible. A little more than something u would fine on a promotional printout would be preferable.




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PostPosted: 09-15-2015 11:55 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Was it like the Simpsons' episode?




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PostPosted: 09-15-2015 01:52 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Tsakali wrote:
But not impossible. A little more than something u would fine on a promotional printout would be preferable.


Hmmm, I guess you're right. Sorry about that, I've never been good at elaborating about shit. Terrible storyteller...

Basically the place I went to had a spa-like atmosphere. They take you into your own private room with your float tank. There's a shower there in the room that they ask that everyone uses to remove any oils or chemicals you might have on you. You then hop in the tank and pull the lid closed, entering into pitch darkness. I eased in like an old man taking a hot bath. You don't want to slosh around too much cause you'll bounce around and hit the side of the tank. Once you get laid down, you immediately start floating effortlessly due to the tremendous amount of Epsom salt in the water. At first I wanted to try to hold my head up, but I quickly realized I just need to relax and let the salt water do its thing. It takes a while to get use to what's going on and I had a hard time not thinking about the tank I was in and what I was feeling, or the lack there of. Once the novelty of the deprivation ends, then your mind is free to start wandering. And mine went to some crazy places. Most of the thoughts are hard to explain, but I was really able to hone in on some real issues and my true thoughts on everything. Pure consciousness is a hell of a drug. Nothing like weed, Transient. Or any other drug I've ever done...




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PostPosted: 09-15-2015 03:27 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Tsakali wrote:
But not impossible. A little more than something u would fine on a promotional printout would be preferable.


find



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PostPosted: 09-15-2015 05:47 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


That's better :thumbup: sounds like something I'd like to give a go. Prolly would feel really weird, since I've adopted some horribly over sensory multitasking Habbits.




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PostPosted: 09-16-2015 02:08 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Tsakali wrote:
Habbits.

About this tall with hairy feet?




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PostPosted: 09-16-2015 03:30 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Tsakali wrote:
multitasking Habbits.


they can steal treasure while smoking a pipe




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PostPosted: 09-16-2015 03:40 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


xer0s wrote:
Tsakali wrote:
But not impossible. A little more than something u would fine on a promotional printout would be preferable.


Hmmm, I guess you're right. Sorry about that, I've never been good at elaborating about shit. Terrible storyteller...

Basically the place I went to had a spa-like atmosphere. They take you into your own private room with your float tank. There's a shower there in the room that they ask that everyone uses to remove any oils or chemicals you might have on you. You then hop in the tank and pull the lid closed, entering into pitch darkness. I eased in like an old man taking a hot bath. You don't want to slosh around too much cause you'll bounce around and hit the side of the tank. Once you get laid down, you immediately start floating effortlessly due to the tremendous amount of Epsom salt in the water. At first I wanted to try to hold my head up, but I quickly realized I just need to relax and let the salt water do its thing. It takes a while to get use to what's going on and I had a hard time not thinking about the tank I was in and what I was feeling, or the lack there of. Once the novelty of the deprivation ends, then your mind is free to start wandering. And mine went to some crazy places. Most of the thoughts are hard to explain, but I was really able to hone in on some real issues and my true thoughts on everything. Pure consciousness is a hell of a drug. Nothing like weed, Transient. Or any other drug I've ever done...



LSD is a lot like that too in the right circumstances. Very much like you describe.




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PostPosted: 09-16-2015 04:00 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Kracus has taken drugs guys.



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PostPosted: 09-16-2015 04:45 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


So have I. Do I get a gold star? :idea:




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PostPosted: 09-17-2015 10:02 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


The difference is that you have actually taken drugs. Kracus is just telling everyone that he has taken drugs.



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