Not only did I become instantly hooked on floating, but every time I read this book, I get something out of it. Eddie Jessup combines floating with powerful psychedelic drugs. You can do anything with a tank, from perfecting your golf swing to curing cancer. Hutchinson went in as a skeptic, and came out a true believer, and this book is a breathless pitch for the benefits of this type of therapy. The first and only examination of the effects of the Flotation Tank, a revolutionary tool for pain relief, stress reduction, total relaxation, and the liberation of the powers of mind and body. After that I traveled throughout Central America which was then in the midst of revolutions and dictatorships which operated death squads.
These days they're back, with cameos in the hit Netflix show Stranger Things. It is a lengthy commercial for the benefits of float tanks. As far as guides to floating go, this is apparently it. This book is about float tanks. Mild edgewear to jacket, now in protective mylar. The first half is an examination of why floating feels so healing and positive in effect, and the author explores a lot of plausible theories and studies -- albeit since this book dates from the 1980s, none of it is current information. The book could have been a 70 page pamphlet.
He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico This is the quintessential book on floating and the uses of the floatation tank. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Hutchinson doesn't know how it works, but offers explanations using every pop-science understanding of the mind available in the 80s. And since most who float once want to do it again, manyh of them bought their own tanks, and sales of tanks went up sharply as well. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. This was a very interesting read for someone like me who loves floating. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request.
Is more scientific and does not give you too many practicals or even real good science, but almost feels like a big ad on floating. The movie, like Chayevsky's book, tells of a scientist who experiments on himself in a floatation tank. The jacket is now protected in a new, removable mylar sleeve. The new medical research on floating extends these uses -- and confirms the value of Hutchison's overview. While the film introduced many to the idea of floating, it also convinced a tremulous few that they would never dare enter a tank for fear they might emerge crazed, filled with an appetite for living beasts. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. One star off for no update of the earlier scientific information but otherwise this is a great and helpful read for floaters.
You too can try float therapy, with franchises and spas in every major cities. All of these theories are probably Not Even Wrong, but if you accept the premise that the mind can affect the body, and that something like meditation affects the mind, then stripped of it's New Age vibes, floating is a great way for distracted and stressed people to unwind and focus. Invented in 1954 by the truly bizarre Dr. These days they're back, with cameos in the hit Netflix show Stranger Things. It is an isolation tank where you float in a body temperature saline solution to remove as much stimulation as possible. Lee Perry is the co-founder of the Samadhi Tank Company, which built the first commercial floatation tanks according to Dr.
You too can try float therapy, with franchises and spas in every major cities. This revelation led to the publication of numerous books of how to make your brain grow larger, smarter, and more complex. Sensory deprivation tanks are one of those strange retro things that never seem to go away. It repeats itself chapter to chapter. More publicity came when celebrities like Kris Kristofferson, John Lennon, and Robin Williams acquired float tanks, and athletes took note when the very first year that the Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Phillies installed a float tank in their training room 1980-1981 both teams went on to successful seasons that ended in the Super Bowl and a World Series victory. Card covers moderately edgeworn, minor soilign to covers and page edges, prev owners name on first page.
H88 2003 Dewey Decimal 613. The next third or do of the book is chock full of very detailed and helpful suggestions about how to deploy floating techniques to do such things as conduct body and mental self checks, gain confidence, improve athletic and work performance, and lose weight. A new chapter for this edition tells the author's own story of a miraculous recovery from complete paralysis through his own application of the principles of floating, meditation, and concentration of will. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. If you saw the movie Altered States, that was a float tank. The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the Book Of Floating Exploring The Private Sea Consciousness Classics Pdf gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging.
Chapters 16 and 17, which focus on breathing exercises, self-hypnosis, and visualization, are the most useful for a novice floater, and strongly complemented the brief instructional video that my location provided. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. The first and only examination of the effects of the flotation tank, a revolutionary tool for pain relief, stress reduction, total relaxation, and the liberation of the powers of mind and body. I'm not going to claim that float therapy is some sort of universal key for unlocking the human mind, but in the short term it has helped my neck pain and writer's block. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact.
Invented in 1954 by the truly bizarre Dr. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. As far as guides to floating go, this is apparentl Sensory deprivation tanks are one of those strange retro things that never seem to go away. Hutchison gives scientifically-backed accounts of the benefits of floating as well as practical advice for those interested in floating. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.