the integratron near joshua tree is a one-of-a-kind location
Built in 1954, the Integratron is located in Landers, CA, about 20 miles north of Joshua Tree National Park. It stands 38 feet high and 55 feet in diameter. Made entirely of wood, the building’s unique geometry is meant to magnify the earth’s magnetic field at that location. According to the Integratron’s website, magnetometers see a significant spike in the earth’s magnetic field at the Integratron’s center.
The Integratron’s creator, George Van Tassel, based its design on Moses’ Tabernacle, the writings of Nikola Tesla, and he claimed, the telepathic directions from extraterrestrials. Van Tassel passed in 1978, and now, the Integratron is privately owned by three sisters. They have been dedicated to its maintenance and restoration for more than 30 years. In 2019, the building was placed the Integratron in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Integratron’s one-of-a-kind architecture allows it to offer a unique sound bath experience, available by reservation. When I went, we hadn’t planned on the trip, so the sound baths were booked and I didn’t get the chance to see the inside. The sound bath is a 60 minute session, which includes 35 minutes during which 20 quartz crystal singing bowls are played.
Just outside the Integratron, there’s a small artistic stage.
Nearby, there are some buildings with some creative desert art.
I liked this metallic man.
And also this colorful sink.
There’s also some hammocks to hang out it. It’s really hard not to jump in one and take a nap.
I also thought this tree with a face was well done.
It’s even a bit scary up close.
And there’s a board for some aspirational comments from visitors.
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