Crash Hoefler- Inventor and founding director of Float Lab Technologies-  Located in Venice Beach, Float Lab Technologies is a company that manufactures the worlds only NSF/ANSI 50 CCS 12804 and UL 1795 certified for commercial use sensory deprivation chambers. Crash has been building floatation tanks since 1999 and opened the Venice Beach Float Lab location in 2002. In 2015 he opened a showcase facility in Westwood, CA housing 7 chambers. He has also designed, researched, developed, and patented the Cellular Influence Device (CID). The CID consists of a Float Lab chamber and advanced underwater audio components with a specially designed visual display unit. Background- He has 25 years of live sound reinforcement including touring with national and international artists, construction and management skills (built, booked, operated, managed and owned night clubs and other venues since 1979). He currently is a member of the National Sanitization Foundation (NSF) joint committee and the chairperson for their Sensory Deprivation Task Group. Hoefler is also a member of the CMAHC (Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code). He has worked with authorities all over the world to establish and define proper standards for the floatation industry.

Crash Hoefler- Inventor and founding director of Float Lab Technologies-  Located in Venice Beach, Float Lab Technologies is a company that manufactures the worlds only NSF/ANSI 50 CCS 12804 and UL 1795 certified for commercial use sensory deprivation chambers. Crash has been building floatation tanks since 1999 and opened the Venice Beach Float Lab location in 2002. In 2015 he opened a showcase facility in Westwood, CA housing 7 chambers. He has also designed, researched, developed, and patented the Cellular Influence Device (CID). The CID consists of a Float Lab chamber and advanced underwater audio components with a specially designed visual display unit. Background- He has 25 years of live sound reinforcement including touring with national and international artists, construction and management skills (built, booked, operated, managed and owned night clubs and other venues since 1979). He currently is a member of the National Sanitization Foundation (NSF) joint committee and the chairperson for their Sensory Deprivation Task Group. Hoefler is also a member of the CMAHC (Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code). He has worked with authorities all over the world to establish and define proper standards for the floatation industry.

Did you know there is an entirely natural way to 'get high on your own supply', without any side-effects? Imagine yourself losing all sense of your physical body, and being totally alone in a completely silent, pitch black, sealed room, floating in a zero gravity environment, while allowing your consciousness the freedom to roam the matrix of reality without the confines of your five senses. 

Sounds a bit like an LSD trip doesn't it? Well, believe it or not, this trip requires only water, salt, and darkness. I call it 'sober psychedelics.' Others call it a float tank, or sensory deprivation chamber. It's a practice and technology that's been around since the 1960's, and until recently existed on the fringe of  underground counter-culture, known and used only by people interested in expanding their awareness and exploring the nature of human consciousness. 

Thanks to pioneers like our guest expert Crash Hoefler, floating has been having a huge resurgence in the past few years, and float centers have been popping up in cities all over the world. Seen now as the ultimate meditation and relaxation technique, people from all walks of life are exploring the inner workings of their minds and spirits using regular float sessions as a powerful personal development and biohacking tool. 

If you are interested in getting to know yourself on a deeper level than that which is possible through natural methods like meditation, or chemically assisted means, floating should be your next stop on the road to enlightenment. This episode is your ticket to ride. Share it with a friend. 

To your inner exploration,

Luke


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  • Reminiscing about Rock’n’Roll and how Crash got his name
  • What is a sensory deprivation tank?
  • The benefits of floating: surrender and deprivation of all senses
  • The spiritual component of sensory deprivation: channeling the experience into self expansion and growth
  • The chemistry inside the chamber, and why you float
  • Addressing claustrophobia concerns
  • Tracing the history of floating: who pioneered the idea, the surge in popularity and the Aids epidemic
  • What inspired Crash to build his own tank, and what’s unique about the method he uses to build the best tanks in the world
  • The crucial disinfection process, and tight regulations
  • Water and filtration
  • Floating duration, temperature, and how it provides another portal to consciousness 
  • Psychedelics and floatation
  • The future of the float industry
  • Life lessons: the mentors that inspired him

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