By John C. Lilly, Craig S. Enright MD

Dr. John Lilly, writer of 'The heart of the Cyclone' and 'Man and Dolphin' attracts upon 22 years of groundbreaking medical study to offer his notable concept and strategies of 'isolation therapy,' displaying readers how one can spread and event new levels of self-awareness and private concord. Dr. Lilly has been learning isolation treatment ever because he constructed this technique in 1954 at this nationwide Institute for psychological well-being. on the grounds that 1973, he has been operating in California with ratings of fellows and ladies volunteers who've recorded their impressive reviews, Thse own 'tan logs' at the emotions and fantasies skilled via Burgess Meredith, Robert Wilson, Gregory Bateson, Werner Erhard and others whereas within the isolation tank are awarded including the author's hypotheses and observations on peace in isolation as opposed to 'sensory deprivation.' The ebook additionally provides criteria and necessities for isolation-tank manufacture and transparent step by step directions on easy methods to construct and keep your personal tank. As Dr. Craig Enright says in his foreword: 'The tank is a device for approach, like meditation...the internal theater...that permits us to extend our expertise of our inner nation of being...and enriches not just that realm however the process the typical global within which we live.'

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The solutions are bacteriostatic. If one has influenza or a bad cold, it may not be a good idea to go into the tank. However, once again, experimentation by sophisticated individuals is not prohibited. In my own experience, where there is no danger of infecting anyone else, I have found a great relief from most of the symptoms of the common cold and influenza by staying in the tank. The well-known relaxing effects of a warm bath are accentuated under these circumstances. Skin If one has a severe skin problem it is wise to consult a dermatologist as to whether or not one should go into a saturated Epsom salts solution.

42 The Deep Self The body operates in such a way that the temperature of the brain is maintained at a constant value. The rest of the body is sacrificed for this purpose under a hierarchy of programs. 6°F (37°C). If due to extreme environmental temperatures the brain temperature is either lowered or raised, the quality of our thinking is decreased until it ceases in the coma of overheating or of overcooling ("going to sleep" while freezing is a danger recognized in northern climates). If the water temperature goes too high in the tank because of inadequate control, one is in danger of raising the body temperature and hence the brain temperature to dangerous levels.

T h e only w a y stimulation can be reduced on the inner ear is to move out into a field free of gravity in far-out spaces beyond the solar system, or to go into orbit around the planet, so that the centrifugal force balances the gravitational force. Then the inner ear is free of gravity. , the weight of the body. Floating in water, one distributes this countergravity pressure over the maximum possible area and hence attenuates this source of stimulation to the minimum possible value while still on this planet.

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