Nine years ago the first International Conference on Restricted Environmental Stimulation (REST) was held. The mood was one of excitement and anticipation of growth, fueled considerably by the publicity and popularity produced by John Lilly’s creation, the flotation tank. Commercial centers sprouted everywhere as people looked for new ways to feel better, find themselves (and God), and make money. REST researchers who had been around for years were joined by a new generation of researchers and practitioners seduced by the undeniable effects of Flotation REST. Conferences two, three, and four attest to the creativity, industriousness, and tenacity of these people, particularly commendable in view of the scarcity of research funding for their work.


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  • Roderick Borrie

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