Picture yourself in a dark room with no doors or windows and no sound from nearby. What would be the state of your mind after a few minutes? During “alone times” most of us tend to catch up with ourselves and rejuvenate our beings. After a few scientific discoveries before 1954, most people would lean on locking away from the world. They did this by closing the ear sand wearing a blind to cover off their sights. At present you will also see someone practicing sensory deprivation by shutting eyes and blocking the ears. This is seen as a great way of catching up with calmness.
After 1954, Jon Lilly, a neuroscientist came up with a pioneer machine to help in the process. The machine was filled with body temperature brine. One also had to wear a mask covering every part of the face. It was designed with a source of gas for breathing. This grew to be the revolutionary Tucson float tank that is used at present as a tool for meditation.
- Body temperature Epsom salt water: the Epsom salt replaces the brine to reduce the effect of gravity on your body. This is achievable as it intensifies the density of water thus having a lower gravity effect on your body. Hence making you float once in the tank.
- Total darkness and soundproof walls: this enables you to use your mind’s eye. It helps you relax away from the outer world catching up with your mind’s world.
Being in the tank uses a great potential of your minds activity by enabling it to venture into different dimensions. This strengthens your imagination power. For this reason the tank is said to trigger hallucination in a person; as research has it that majority of the people who have tested the tank experience hallucinations.