Thursday, May 15, 2014

May 15 Unabridged Lilly Pad

Did you know Portland is ground zero for floating? Not little fluffy clouds floating; we are talking about floating in a sensory isolation tank. Be your own special lily pad.

Float tanks, sensory isolation tanks, are a shallow pool, eight to 10 inches deep, of purified salt water, heated to body temperature, in a very quiet space, to float peacefully.

The idea was created in 1954 for public health research by Harvard neuroscientist Dr. John C. Lilly. Portland's Float On has published a new unabridged edition of Dr. Lilly's classic book Programming and Metaprogramming in the Human Biocomputer.

I'm a scientist. We know much more about the brain now. But there is still excellent material in Lilly's book, and it is not necessary to go all new age to appreciate it. Float On celebrates the release of the new unabridged edition of the book tonight at the shop. At Float On 4530 SE Hawthorne 7PM-10 Free