In researching my Atlantean Conspiracy book I learned about the entheogenic origins of world religions and how natural psychedelics such as magic mushrooms were used as religious sacraments in ancient traditions. For example, in the pre-Christian Mithraic religion, initiates ate mushroom sacraments as part of their worship. Just as Christians take communion and line up in church to receive "the body and blood" of Christ, so did initiates in the Mithraeum line up to receive the body and blood of Mithra. In the Mithraeum, however, instead of pews there were a series of inter-connected stone tubs where initiates would lay after taking the sacrament. The tubs were filled with super-saline water at body temperature, and mass was at midnight so it became completely dark and silent in the Mithraeum, creating complete sensory deprivation and inducing a collective out-of-body experience.
Theta State Float Center is a peaceful oasis of solitude right in the middle of busy Bangkok, providing a beacon for conscious tourists, expats and Thais to meet and float.
"The more I float the healthier and more balanced my perspective is. If you've never done it, find a float place near you and book an appointment. There are a lot of answers locked away deep in your mind, and the tank is one of the best ways to reach them. I've been an advocate of these things for years, and I've had my own tank since 2003. The most surprising thing about these tanks is how amazing and powerful the experience is, but yet how few people know about it!" -Joe Rogan
My first experience in the floatation tank was incredible and I will certainly be going back. Since the water is exactly the same temperature as your body and very saline, you float effortlessly and quickly lose the sensation of being stuck in a flesh suit. You become one with the water, all stress and muscle tension relaxes itself away, your mind calms and drifts into the slower, longer subconscious brain waves, and the tank facilitates states of deep meditation only available in such a relaxed state. Afterwards, the feeling is like you've just received the best massage, gotten the best night's sleep, and completed the deepest meditation all at once. I haven't yet stayed in long enough or ingested entheogens to experience any sort of out-of-body or psychedelic effects, but I am positive this would be a powerful tool for experimenting with these altered states of consciousness. Whether you're looking to expand your mind, relax your body, or rejuvenate your spirit, I highly recommend people try this out and book an appointment at your local float center today!