As I was planing my trip to Joshua Tree, I wanted to check out what other attractions were in the area. I remembered seeing photos of this strange dome building in the desert, & began stocking Instagram to learn more. Unsure exactly what it was, I soon learned this place was called Integratron & people went there for Sound Baths. I am always open to trying different methods of relaxation (who doesn’t want to feel more peaceful & rejuvenated?) So I organized a trip to Integratron!
What To Expect:
Before arriving, I signed my boyfriend & I up for a Sound Bath online. The hour long adventure consists of a “sonic healing session”. Basically, you lay down in this dome & someone plays crystal bowls. It is said to be an “unforgettable sound experience for those who seek deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and introspection”. To my surprise, it was!
During the Sound Batch, you rest comfortably with the other participants while “a sequence of quartz crystal singing bowls are played, each one keyed to the energy centers or chakras of the body, where sound is nutrition for the nervous system. The results are waves of peace, heightened awareness, and relaxation of the mind and body.” Id suggest wearing something comfortable, & grabbing one of their blankets if you get cold easily.
I am pretty into yoga & I’ve tried to meditate, so this was right up my ally. But I was a little worried that my boyfriend would think it was silly & a waste of time. To my surprise, he really enjoyed it. Much like the way music can lift your spirits, the crystal bowls created waves of sound that we both felt loudly vibrating through our bodies. Sounds a little weird, pun intended, but just wait till you learn the history of this place!
2477 Belfield Blvd, Landers, CA 92285
Located just 20 miles north of Joshua Tree National Park, Integratron‘s location plays an essential part in its functionality. The 38 foot high dome was built at the intersection of powerful geomagnetic forces. The building’s unique geometry amplifies the earth’s magnetic field. Which its creator, George Van Tassel, claimed helped restore energy.
Integratron was created by George Van Tassel. He was an aeronautical engineer that worked for Lockheed & as a test pilot for Howard Hughes. Sounds impressive & serious right? Well, George was also obsessed with extraterrestrials.
Van Tassel believed he was contacted by aliens who taught him techniques for cell rejuvenation. After his encounter, he spent 18 years developing what we know today as Integratron! In order to fund the construction, Van Tassel held “Spacecraft Conventions” at Giant Rock. For two decades, tens of thousands came to hear high profile UFO contactees & anitgravity experts speak. He also did guided meditations which he believed led to UFO contacts. Learn more about him & the history of Integratron here!
I may have fallen asleep for a little bit of my sound bath, but it was worth every penny ($35.00 to be exact)! I can not wait to do it again & take more of my friends to this wacky but wonderful place! I hope you get to experience it for yourself!