The Desert’s Acoustically Perfect Structure Attracts Yogis, Stargazers, Musicians and More
Written by: Tyler Holland Get Your Chakra in Tune at the Integratron
Located in Landers, California, about 20 miles north of Joshua Tree National Park, is a dome shaped structure that seems as if it were taken straight out of a science fiction movie. This other-worldly structure is actually Integratron, a resonant tabernacle and energy machine located on top of a powerful geometric vortex in the Mojave Desert. The unique geometry of the building amplifies the Earth’s magnetic field, allowing the wooden dome to be used as a mechanism for rejuvenation and, according to the designer, time travel. These astounding abilities are made possible through the generation of strong intermittent magnetic fields, which resonate within the human body and recharge the cellular structure.
The Integratron was designed by aeronautical engineer and leader in the UFO movement George Van Tassel. Inspired by instructions provided by visitors from Venus, Tassel saw the potential in the Integratron and so did others, who helped fund the project through donations. After Van Tassel’s death in 1978, the building had several owners before finally being purchased by sisters Joanne, Nancy and Patty Karl in the early 2000s. The sisters then opened the Integratron to the public and promoted it as an acoustically perfect structure.
So what can you do with an acoustically perfect structure you ask? Simple. Carry on the theme of rejuvenation and offer those who are feeling stressed, or simply need a break from the real world, a chance to unwind and relax. Sound baths have become a popular way to utilize the Integratron’s special features. The design of the structure promotes deep relaxation and introspection through 60-minute sonic healing sessions. Roughly half an hour is devoted to relaxing to the sounds of crystal quartz singing bowls whose tones echo throughout the deeply resonant sound chamber. Each tone is tuned to the key energy centers—chakras—of the body, creating a sensation of peace and heightened awareness unlike anything you’ve ever felt before.
The Integratron also hosts events, including an ongoing “Sonic Geometry” experiment that the public is invited to participate in. Guests will be able to hear the full backstory of this unique structure before experiencing specific sets of electronic frequencies. After a light dinner, guests ccan end the event by hearing organic frequencies inside the Integratron’s sound chamber, followed by a recap of the day’s events before departure. Whether you’re a musician, yoga practitioner, stargazer, corporate group or simply are looking for an out-of-this-world desert experience, the Integratron will not leave you disappointed.
Sound and Vision: Joshua Tree Music Festival is an event that takes place in the area surrounding the Integratron every spring and fall, and comes highly recommended.
2477 Belfield Blvd
Landers, CA 92285
Hours: By appointment
Tune in to the Integratron’s chill vibes.
Tyler Holland is a Southern California native, born in Los Angeles and spent his younger years between Los Angeles and Orange County. He has lived in several states and spent his High School years in British Columbia, Canada. He attended San Francisco State University to get his degree in International Relations before returning to Orange County. Tyler loves to explore the world around him and is always eager to seek out new experiences. Besides writing, his favorite activities include snowboarding, Muay Thai, playing bass guitar, dance and photography.