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The Deep Self (Consciousness Classics)

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  41 ratings  ·  3 reviews
s/t: Consciousness Exploration in the Isolation Tank
Published over thirty years ago & now with a new introduction by the author, this classic work presents the methods & conclusions of more than 25 years of experimentation with the isolation tank meditative experience. Drawing on the personal testimony of many who tried it, including Burgess Meredith, Gregory Bates...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 28th 2006 by Gateways Books and Tapes (first published 1976)
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Erik Graff
Aug 05, 2011 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: psychonauts, Lilly fans
Recommended to Erik by: no oneThis is the most
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This is the most focused book I've seen on Lilly's sensory deprivation tank experiments. The original question was about what would be left if all extermal stimuli were removed--in other words, what constitutes the endopsychic? Originally, this was a government sponsored study. They were interested in its potential applications to interrogation, an example of which was to give a subject a dose of LSD, then seal him in. Stuff like this and the mistreatment of dolphins (can they be used as intelli...more
Steve
Oct 25, 2008 Steve marked it as to-read
how can I fit the tank in my garage! this might have to wait until summer..and I didnt read this book..whys it here..? Must have something to do with biology..it all comes back to biology
Michael Boyd
Very informative but quite heavy reading.
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