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Altered States of Consciousness Through Sensory Deprivation

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Sensory deprivation float tanks are increasing in popularity due to their role in stress reduction and even altered states of consciousness. This post from Big Think sheds light on the relaxing experience in a float tank. Chatting with dolphins in order to communicate with extraterrestrials might seem a red flag when considering a researcher. Indeed, John C Lilly was a ... Read More »

Genius Minds On “Drugs”?

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For every genius and visionary, there are countless theories for why they are who they are and why their brainpower is so much greater than that of the average person. Recently, there has been increased interest in a hypothesis that posits that there is a link between cerebral aptitude and recreational drug use. Whether there is an actual link will ... Read More »

How Deep Can You Go While Floating?

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In the 1950s, some experiments were conducted in what were, at the time, referred to as sensory-deprivation tanks. This came at a time when people were looking for alternatives to other types of therapy and other methods of self-actualization. Today, isolation tanks, as they are more commonly known, are typically large boxes or pods made of fiberglass and filled with ... Read More »