You'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
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:
- Alternate Waking States Investigation Method (AWSIM, or “Awesome”)
- Connect with Bodhi Float Center
- [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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