Coincidence Control Publishing
For the past six years, I have been a partner of the Portland based publishing company, Coincidence Control Publishing. In that time, I have worked as a layout designer and co-editor for six publications. A seventh book, an autobiography of Dr. John C. Lilly’s life, is in development and will be completed this year.
There is a reoccurring theme in the work which relates to the float tank experience and its inventor, Dr. John C. Lilly. The company has attained the rights to republish works that were out of print thanks to the Estate of John C. Lilly and special thanks to Philip Hansen Bailey.
With one of the company goals: bringing relevant work back into publication and sharing novel ideas to a new audience, we have made this a successful publication business worldwide. It is additionally inspiring to introduce new authors and new publications to the world.
The series of books: Artwork from the Void, Flavors from the Void, and Letters from the Void demonstrate how the float tank experience inspires creative endeavors. The companies first release of fiction was penned by the author Kevin Stevenson Fiske, The Galactian Cyclops Crystal — the book thoughtfully interweaves contemporary memes into a fantasy storyline with a heroic dose of satire throughout.
Center of the Cyclone
The Center of the Cyclone is an autobiographical work authored by famed fringe scientist and psychedelic pioneer, Dr. John C. Lilly. This is his most well known book and his first mainstream work, setting the tone for his dual career as scientist and explorer of human consciousness.
Program and Metaprogramming in the Human Biocomputer
“All human beings, all persons who reach adulthood in the world today are programmed biocomputers…”
“One of the three most important ideas of the 20th Century.” – Timothy Leary
The Galactian Cyclops Crystal
The Galactian Cyclops Crystal by Kevin Stevenson Fiske is nothing you were quite expecting — yet by the end, will feel like everything you really wanted — unconventional, hilarious, and moving.
“…the pimento within an olive on the event horizon of a black hole.”
Letters from the Void
The pieces in the book include written works of fiction and nonfiction, poetry and prose, accompanied by illustrations by Portland artists who also float. They contain passages that traverse the landscapes of humor, sadness, warmth, and hope.
Flavors from the Void
Over the course of several months, a group of chefs from Portland spent six hours in float tanks. During their time in sensory isolation, they developed and refined recipes for a dish or a drink. Inside are the 21 recipes created from their experiences.
Artwork from the Void
Over the course of several months, 150 Portland artists entered a program to spend several hours in a float tank (formerly called sensory deprivation tanks). Inside are the 150 pieces they created after their experiences.