floating

#017: Floating with Kevin Johnson

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.

Shownotes:

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

Links:

zerogravityinstitute.com

floatmasterkev.com

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