The Deep Self: Consciousness Exploration in the Isolation by John C. Lilly

By John C. Lilly

First released greater than two decades in the past and now with a brand new advent by way of the writer, this vintage paintings provides the tools and conclusions of greater than 25 years of experimentation with the isolation-tank meditative event. Drawing at the own testimony of many that attempted it, together with Burgess Meredith, Gregory Bateson, E. J. Gold, and Jerry Rubin, the facts indicates how, via putting off the presence of moving actual enter styles, the tank permits individuals to dive deep into their unconscious and concentration instantly on their internal perceptions. the several domain names of truth and the way quite a few reports with solitude impact various everyone is mentioned in addition to useful info at the criteria for isolation tank manufacture and use.

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CHAPTER FOUR Relationships The Art of Maintaining a Good Relationship MANY OF US invest time and money to live in a nice house, drive a fancy car, and appear young and beautiful. But how much do we invest in the intangible, like good relationships? If we are fortunate enough to be surrounded by family and friends who love us for who we are and genuinely care for our well-being, we feel secure and emotionally stable even in the face of challenges. On the other hand, even if we possess our dream house, a luxury car, and a perfect body, we remain deeply unhappy if there are problems in our relationships.

He lives the way he has been living. Historically, the people who bring about change in society tend to be not the middle-aged but the passionate youth. Their hearts are sensitive to the plight of the oppressed. Their spirits stand tall against injustice and fight for the voiceless. Hold on to that youthful heart and spirit no matter how old you are. Everyone is kind to someone they meet for the first time. The question is how long their kindness lasts. Don’t be fooled just because someone is nice to you at first.

Our emotions are capricious, like the weather in London. One minute, when someone criticizes us, we are offended and furious. The next minute, when someone praises us, we feel proud and pompous. Unless we recognize the still point beneath the surface of our changing emotions, we will feel we are hostage to their whims. Someone advanced in spiritual practice has the following attitude. In a large community, she lives as though she is alone. She minds her own business without meddling in others’.

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