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SASM 045 - Bodhi Float Tanks with Chad Johnson and Richard Bonk

Bodhi FloatYou've heard rags-to-riches stories, right?

But when's the last time you heard a mindlessness-to-consciousness story?

Chad Johnson went from drug addict to float center pioneer over a very rocky road. But he has arrived, and boy am I ever grateful … on behalf of the world and for a selfish reason too.

Richard Bonk went from unquestioning religious kid to rapid explorer of what's out “there.” And by “there” I mean everywhere. He's all about what hides undiscovered – and untapped – within us all.

If you've never heard of float tanks before, a.k.a. sensory deprivation tanks or isolation chambers, you're in for a serious treat! If you have heard of float tanks or heck, even have been in one, just wait until you get a load of what these two “consciousnaughts” are doing to help you.

[Float tanks] are simple technology. Nothing is done to you. You just put yourself in this environment where you can be, and things naturally go back into balance. – Richard Bonk

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I kind of understand what Richard means. After all, I've floated before.

But I had no idea why float tanks unlock this unique environment inside us until I heard Chad and Richard dive into it.

What the tank facilitates is the opening of states that are natural to us. It can be very powerful. It's a non-drug, a non-invasive way of inducing these states of consciousness. – Richard Bonk

If you're ready to explore innerspace or learn an “awesome technique” – and I know you are – crank up this episode and get your mental float on.

You're about to Learn …

  • How to overcome gravity … in an instant.
  • The surprising potential of exploring innerspace.
  • Chad's winding path from drug addiction to simple-living.
  • Why Richard felt betrayal – and freedom – from his faith.
  • What kinds of physical and mental pain float tanks can help with.
  • Why we should pursue community enlightenment over personal enlightenment.
  • How to get some cheap REST (Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy).
  • What alpha and theta brain waves have to do with your health.
  • The simplicity of “nothingness.”
  • How the AWSIM technique creates lucid dreams.
  • How you can become a “consciousnaught” (and why you want to be one).
  • How to explore your mind … from the inside.

Resources and Items Mentioned in This Episode:

Topics

  • [06:33] Chad's seeds of awesomeness
  • [08:12] Richard seeds of awesomeness
  • [11:06] What a float is and does
  • [14:15] The fascinating history of float tanks
  • [19:38] Varying experiences in and the science of float tanks
  • [25:00] Details on the Alternate Waking States Investigation Method
  • [28:35] The research Chad and Richard want to generate and facilitate
  • [35:44] More benefits of floating
  • [42:00] How you can support Bodhi Floatation Center

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