Historic Sensory Deprivation Tank Owned by Timothy Leary: Auction to Benefit MAPS Research

This historically significant and fully functional sensory deprivation tank given by Dr. John Lilly to Timothy Leary is up for auction on eBay, with proceeds going to support MAPS research.

Timothy Leary’s sensory deprivation tank, now available on eBay.

Physician, neuroscientist, psychoanalyst, and isolation tank inventor Dr. John C. Lilly gave the tank to his fellow psychedelic researcher Leary as a gift to help him explore and perhaps ease his end-of-life anxiety. Leary then gave the tank to light painter Dean Chamberlain. The tank has been disassembled and in temperature-controlled storage since 2001. Learn more about this historic artifact.

Bidding begins on May 17 and ends May 27 at midnight, and starts at $5,000. View the eBay listing here.

This is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to join an impressive lineage of consciousness explorers while supporting MAPS’ world-changing psychedelic research.

John Lilly, Timothy Leary, and Glenn Perry (February 1996)