The Float Tank Experience

This past Sunday night I tried floating for the first time along with my wife and son who also floated. We attended a 60 minute session at the new Float Milwaukee which has a great industrial location and feel mixed with a modern spa-like atmosphere. It was an incredible experience which I hope to repeat very soon as there's so much more innerspace to explore. I went for the full sensory deprivation. As my body acclimated to this strange environment, I found it very difficult to focus my thoughts on anything specific for more than a few seconds. Even my breathing exercises failed me. Obscure images and vague patterns wavered in front of me like a twilight lava lamp and occasionally there were strange flashes of white light, almost like penny-sized orbs held at arms length. Many times I found my eyes to be halfway open, never fully shut, and I had lost all sensation from my torso downwards. Before I knew it my hour of time was up as it only felt like 30 minutes maybe and I emerged slightly disoriented but fully relaxed. I definitely need more time in the tank to get accustomed to floating and would like to work my way up to longer floats in the 3-5 hour range. I'll be going back to further my exploration of consciousness and I highly recommend you try it out for yourself. On a side note, I ended up having very vivid dreams that night, I could actually feel that I was going to have them after my session was done. 

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A New Reason To Question What You Think Is Real

FACE2FACE TECHNOLOGY - Folks, this is some crazy stuff - not crazy in the sense that it is science fictional futuristic technology - but crazy that we haven't seen real proof of this earlier. Consider what we don't know about the available technology being used. Seeing how facial expressions can be manipulated in real time without the person (target) even knowing it, we now have one more reason not to believe the corporate media, politicians, or anything else on television no matter how much we may trust the source. For me, newscasters and politicians have long ago lost all credibility but now I have all the more reason to extend that distrust to everyone from scientists to eyewitnesses of events. I think we have already seen this technology in effect and will continues to see it implemented in an ever more persuasive manner especially in the false flag-type political or terrorist events we have all become familiar with. This makes our own job of deconstructing the script and agenda of the puppet masters that much more difficult if not next to impossible. Once again, facts aren't necessarily facts in the world of television and media and nobody but yourself can dictate what the truth is. 

Into The Float Tank

"In the province of the mind what one believes to be true, either is true or becomes true within certain limits. These limits are to be found experimentally and experientially. When so found these limits turn out to be further beliefs to be transcended. In the province of the mind there are no limits. However, in the province of the body there are definite limits not to be transcended."

- John C. Lilly

So my UFO research is leading me further into the realms of consciousness study and I am drawn into participating myself. This seems only logical considering the paths I am traveling. I have some ideas about what I want to do and what I want to accomplish but that's just a basic and vague starting point. 

In less than two weeks I will embark upon my first float tank sensory deprivation experience. It will be a 60 minute session this time and if it seems a fruitful event I will continue this avenue for the time being, increasing my time in the tank if I can afford it financially. After gaining some experience, I would like to work with some Galantamine supplements while floating in order to induce lucid dreaming. Is there anyone who has tried this? Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

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Psychedelics and UFOs - research notes and opinions

I have a propensity for “paranormal” subject matter. This may or may not have caused my opinions to be slanted. Yet, in truth, there is a creeping underlying wanting of scientific and rational explanations. That slow moving current beneath my exploration of all that is strange could very well be the last reminder of what I tend to think of as fading idealisms, constructs, and belief systems – reality tunnels as Robert Anton Wilson might call them – and all begging to be stomped out and abandoned. We tend to dwell in that small facsimile of our perceptual architecture, bound by laws and rules so neat and tidy as to give us the illusion of safety and order in this world. All that is needed is the slightest nudge through any shift in perception and the world around us shows its potential for unraveling. Chances are that one will not give up their safety blanket so easy, clench it with a white knuckle grip as the frayed edges of materialist dogma waver in delicate uncertainty. For those who dare to step further into their own cracked looking glass, it is quickly realized that a reliance on hard science should be treated only as a minute fractional portion of whole picture. It is also realized that hard science and its principles have become a religious institution in its own right (just as much as Atheism or Corporatism) and the fanatical clergy of this authoritarian cult are quick to mock and ridicule the unbound mystics, the paradigm-shattering vigilantes, and all others seeking an alternative truth. I’d like to consider myself in this former company but it is that same ridicule that kept me from ever reporting my UFO sighting in 1999. Even within the UFO community, with its stories of transdimensional star brothers and reptilian overlords, the mere fact that I had LSD in my system completely and totally discredited me and the others I was with. We were not reliable witnesses and were automatically categorized into a group that should be ignored and branded with the societal stigma that drugs create an unstable mind. There are many within psychedelic culture as well who would say “Yes, of course you saw a UFO. You were on acid”. Even when directly given the keys to a limitless number of inner and outer universes, there is often a tendency to reduce the psychedelic experience to a simple chemical reaction in the physical brain causing the misfiring of neurons, which in turn just makes us see some crazy stuff that’s not really there. Yes, I’m sure that happens on an introductory level but once familiar with toe-dipping in the hallucinatory pool there develops an ability to begin distinguishing a breathing wall with pleasant patterns on it from a giant fully realized three dimensional insectoid embodiment of alien intelligence.
As long as we can hold close the mantra of “we know absolutely nothing” the reality for each individual will continue to evolve. And should we not expect all degrees of reality to evolve alongside the monkeys? I do hold admiration for the proponents of quantum physics as they are bridging the gap frantically, although maybe unknowingly, back to the true origins of science. We see the dawning of all we believe to be possible in our modern day – space travel, genome editing, artificial intelligence, and on and on – in the grand schemes and ideas of mysticism and of the ancient alchemists. The only tangible concept we may end up having is this acknowledgement. As much as both the old and new wizards have tapped into though, there is an infinity that still stretches before us. Dada Gunamuktananda, a medical student turned yogi, has been credited with the meme that “consciousness is the final frontier” where as I think that it is really the only frontier there has ever been. Without our consciousness to translate the scope of experience, everything ceases to exist. In contrast to that, but aligned with the dualistic nature of the human condition, within our consciousness everything strives to exist.

New blog

I've started a separate blog that focuses on the book I'm currently writing about psychedelics and the UFO phenomena. I'm primarily going to use it to help organize my research, obtain trip reports, and hopefully engage in some conversation about the topic. Please visit the blog at and spread the word, share the link, bookmark it, etc. 

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