On the podcast this week Kevin Johnson, owner of Zero Gravity Institute in Austin, Texas. With over thirty years and thousands of hours in the floatation tank, Kevin is considered a pioneer of float tank technology and offers an unprecedented amount of experience and knowledge about the world of floatation tanks, altered states of consciousness and the exploration of non-ordinary realities. Kevin is an active public speaker who regularly presents on a variety of topics including floatation tanks, consciousness exploration, psychedelics, plant medicine, and modern shamanism.
0:00-7:15: Opening remarks
7:15-11:35: How Kevin and I met
11:35-15:25:What is floating and what are it’s benefits?
15:25-20:15: How Kevin became interested in floating
20:15-24:55: More benefits of floating
24:55-29:30: Parallels and differences between floating and other contemplative practices like meditation
29:30-32:30: Epic Long, overnight floats and intensive floating regimens
32:30-36:17: The ideal floating protocol
36:17-52:09: Integrating floating experiences
52:09-57:30: Kevin’s personal approach to floating
57:30-1:01:35: Is combining psychedelics with floating a good idea?
1:01:35-1:09:00:Making sense of the Ayahuasca experience
1:09:00-1:16:10: Kevin’s perspective on the nature of consciousness
1:16:10-1:19:33: Closing remarks and how to find out more about Kevin and Zero Gravity Institute
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