A Crystal Sound Bath at the Integratron – Joshua Tree, California

Greetings Earthlings. Not sure what you need after after a hard days sightseeing at the beautiful Joshua Tree National Park? Well, in that case how about a rejuvenating, spiritual-healing, chakra-aligning, time-travelling sound-bath experience at the Venusian-crafted Integratron?

Integratron Sound Bath Landers Joshua Tree

It may not be what you had in mind before you started reading but take it from us it is a pretty cool one-off experience well worth the effort and the $30 price tag. It is also clearly not the sort of experience that you could find many places – or even any place. The Integratron (pronounce it In/teg/ra-Tron) is actually unique – an ultimate one-off with a definition that is quite hard to pin down.

Integratron Sound Bath Landers Joshua Tree

A pretty snappy summary might be their own: ‘A historical structure that is a resonant tabernacle and energy machine sited on a powerful geomagnetic vortex in the magical Mojave Desert’. But even this does not quite get to the strangeness of the Integratron. Perhaps a bit of history is useful at this stage.

Giant Rock Integratron Sound Bath Landers Joshua Tree

Its creator, George Van Tassel (who died in 1978) – who also sounds pretty unique – was a leader of the UFO movement and held Spacecraft Conventions at his nearby base at Giant Rock above). One night in 1953 he was awoken by a flying saucer from Venus (un-noticed by local residents!), beamed aboard for a chat, and given instructions on construction of a building. And why not?

Integratron Sound Bath Landers Joshua Tree

He also claimed that the structure was based on the design of Moses’ Tabernacle and the writings of Nikola Tesla and found a location where he built the 38ft high, 55ft diameter, all wood dome at an ‘intersection of powerful geomagnetic forces’. According to the Venusians when these forces were amplified by its unique geometry, the building became an electrostatic generator – for the purpose of ‘rejuvenation and time travel’.

Integratron Sound Bath Landers Joshua Tree

Derelict for 25 years after Van Tassel’s death, the dome is now restored and open to the public. As with all similar structures the dome also acts as a wonderful vessel for sound vibration and – after some time travel, back to the point – a perfect location for a Sound Bath.

Integratron Sound Bath Landers Joshua Tree

For this you are led in small groups, via a ground floor room with some historical displays, up some steep steps, and in to the beautiful beamed wooden dome.

Integratron Sound Bath Landers Joshua Tree

As you lay on patterned, and rather too-comfy, mattresses, a series of carefully tuned crystal bowls are played by a highly trained bowl-ist (what is it exactly that you call a professional bowl player?).

Integratron Sound Bath Landers Joshua Tree

The pure sound – imagine the ringing of giant wine glasses – is amplified around the chamber resonating in and around your head, as if from an unknown source. The notes merge, harmonise and vibrate in intense waves of pure sound that sweep around the dome. It is an exhilarating experience.

Integratron Sound Bath Landers Joshua Tree

Take from it what you wish – many are induced against their best intentions in to a quick nap and it is normal to hear the occasional snore reverberate around the room! Others may have visions, meditative experiences or mystical insights.

Integratron Sound Bath Landers Joshua Tree

People will also see the whole as a historic monument, impressive feat of engineering, beautiful architectural structure or UFO spotting opportunity. Whichever rocks your boat, take it from us, this is one of those very special must-visit places.

There are restricted dates of opening and pre-booking is essential. For more information visit www.integratron.com

CELLOPHANELAND* were guests of The Integratron

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