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Win Joe Rogan’s sensory deprivation tank

Aside from being a standup comic and UFC commentator, Joe Rogan is also a total freakazoid. He’s a big believer in the expansion of consciousness through drugs, amongst other things such as “Man never walked on the moon” and “9/11 was an inside job”. I personally think all three are pretty bogus, although the one I’ll give the most credence to is the expansion of consciousness via drugs. I had a great time on drugs way back when, but the only thing it did was make me dumber.

Regardless, Joe Rogan doesn’t rely solely on weed and hallucinogens to explore his inner mind: The dude’s also got a sensory deprivation tank. In fact, he’s got two right now, so he’s giving one away for free, shipping and all included!

Being alone with your mind is a very odd feeling and it takes a while to get used to it. Outside of the isolation tank there’s really no experience like it. There isn’t another environment like it in the world; where you can go so quickly, so deeply into the human mind. It takes you to a place where it would take the average person many years of meditation to achieve a similar mind set, and it throws it at you right away.

For some people it can be really unsettling in it’s self-analytical effect. When there’s nothing to distract you from your thoughts it’s very difficult to ignore things that have been troubling you. Any aspect of your behavior or your life that you’re unhappy with will be dragged out of the shadows of neglect and denial, and put on center stage with a giant spot light on it. If you’re the type of person that is trying to evolve and grow, it’s an amazing tool, but if you’re the type of person that would rather go through life with blinders on it’s going to give you a psychic beating.

I’ve had one for about 3 years now, and it’s helped me tremendously. Initially I got the tank because I wanted to experience the psychedelic effects that I had heard it could bring, but at the time when I was thinking about that I was imagining wild, hallucinogenic visions. While it certainly can bring that, especially when you get really comfortable with the experience, another aspect that is just as psychedelic is the extreme introspection it provides.

I’ve tried one of these before as well and they’re pretty fucking sweet. But rather than think inwards about how much of a douche I am, I decided to use it to ride a mental roller coaster. I spent like 2 hours imagining I was free-falling or floating through space.

When I got out and told my hippy friends about it they shook their heads like I told them I’d jerked off in there. That thought had crossed my mind, but I had nowhere to hide the jizz and I was still too insecure about my sexuality to feel comfortable about just eating that shit. Anyways, apparently doing little falling games in the tank is the equivalent of using a supercomputer to play tic tac toe. Bah, fuck them. I had loads of fun.

So hey, if you feel like getting a chance to land one of these things, go to Rogan’s page and sign up for his newsletter.

  • Lifer says:

    Eddie Bravo told me that Joe was getting a new one and that Joe was giving his extra tank to him to use. WEIRD DEVELOPMENT!

  • garth says:

    couldn’t joe just put a bag over his head? send the money for the SD tank to some starving children or something?

  • kentyman says:

    send the money for the SD tank to some starving children or something?

    Then who’s going to eat the semen? Oh…

  • Millertime says:

    Starving children don’t need to get high. They are already tripping balls hardcore off not eating. So what would they need money for?

  • Xenicore says:

    What Joe fails to realize is that the average mind won’t become introspective regardless of circumstances. Those inclined to deeper levels of thought and intellectual pursuits can make a lot out of an experience such as this. I owe a few major life changes (for the good) to experiences I’ve had while…visiting Alice. Heh.

  • RaginAsian says:

    I came to terms with the taste of my own semen a long time ago. It makes girls more willing to deal with it too.

  • I was but a young lad of 21, I had a whole bunch of growing up to do.

  • Captain says:

    Plus if you keep messing with the tank long enough you’ll release this primitive monkey human hybrid to run amuck on the streets.

  • Fightlinker Jackal says:

    Now I want to try this. I’m glad I’m not claustrophobic.

  • Lifer says:

    google ‘where to float’

  • i am one of those types that allways walks around with ipod and has music on at home

    i’d truly go bezerk in one of such things!

    i’d probably think i died n stuff coz i dont feel my body

  • nem0 says:

    Wow, that’d be fucking craziness if you were on DXM or ketamine or something. Sensory deprivation + dissociatives = tripping balls to the maximum.

    As long as you didn’t puke in it or something…

  • Yeah, i’d imagine cleanup must be a bitch

  • Fatal Error says:

    Ugh, please do us all a favor and stop eating your jizz. I almost yacked up my breakfast burrito when I read that.

  • I’m pretty sure jizz is better for you than a breakfast burrito!

  • nicholas says:

    Hi joe,if your interested in altered states,google scio or quantum alliance.They have a biofeedback device that will,without any meditative experience,put you in,at the very least,within 20-30 minutes,the body asleep,mind awake, state of conciousness,which i assume as a fellow floater you are all to familiar with.Hard to believe,i know,but it really does work.Did the job for me the first time i used it and i know John Lilly would haved loved it,with or without the Ketamine.If your interested in finding out more about it after checking out the websites,email me back.Bye,Nick.