September 7, 2011
“The purpose of the Integratron is to recharge energy into living cell structure, to bring about longer life with youthful energy
– George Van Tassel
builder of the Integratron
This past weekend, I took my first trip to Joshua Tree. I stayed in Pioneertown, which was awesome. After exploring the old Western movie set, I had to go explore more of the desert. If you know me, you know I like to find the most random things ever. I was flipping through this Joshua Tree guide-book at the park welcome center, and I saw a photo of a magical, white, round dome. I read a bit about the place. It was called the Integratron. But what was this Integratron ? In a nutshell, ” It’s an acoustically perfect tabernacle and energy machine sited on a powerful geomagnetic vortex in the magical Mojave Desert. ” After reading that last bit, I was sold.
“The Integratron is a machine, a high-voltage electrostatic generator that would supply a broad range of frequencies to recharge the cell structure.”
“George Van Tassel, creator of the Integratron, was a legendary figure, an aeronautical engineer and test pilot who worked for Lockheed, Douglas Aircraft and alongside Howard Hughes at Hughes Aviation . He was also one of the leaders in the UFO movement who held annual “Spacecraft Conventions” at Giant Rock for 25 years. Van Tassel said UFO channelings and ideas from scientists such as Nikola Tesla led to the unique architecture of the Integratron. He spent 18 years constructing the building.
Today, the Integratron, with its amazing architecture, sound chamber and high energy, still stands and is maintained by a group that offers public tours, special events, “Sound Baths,” and rentals of the property to a variety of groups spanning many interests. Many visitors experience the Integratron as a very powerful vortex for physical and spritual healing. Scientists who study the building call it “a mass battery” and a “magnetic room.”*
So, I did what any logical person did. I went to the magical vortex to experience a sound bath. After driving through the middle of nowhere, I ended up at the Integratron. I paid my $10 and talked to a woman who worked there. She asked how I found out about the place. I told her I was really into yoga and metaphysics. She told me that the sound would be really good for bodywork. I thanked her and followed the others into the dome. Most everyone carried a blanket or yoga mat.
The entrance lead to a lounge with all sorts of metaphysical books and press clippings.
I looked up and saw this:
I climbed this little ladder and ended up in a room encased in wood.
I grabbed a mat and found a spot to take my sound bath. There were about 50 people in the room. It was like a really crowded yoga class. A few minutes after I sat in shavasana, a pleasant woman came up to these 8 quartz crystal bowls on the ground. She gave a very brief history lesson about the Integratron, and then asked us to watch her play the quartz bowl with a wood and rubber piece. Apparently, lots of people are distracted during the bath because they are trying to figure out how the sounds are being made. The woman, who called herself a sister, just lightly brushed the piece round and round the crystal, and the tiny sound was amplified throughout the dome. It was quite fascinating and very magical.
The bath began. I laid there in a meditative state listening to the sister began to play the bowls. This sounds strange, but I began to feel energy–and my body felt like it was gravitating towards the center of the dome. It was so extremely peaceful.
Even though there were sounds bouncing off the wall everywhere, and this incredible magnetic energy was swirling around, it felt very still. We sat there for about 30 minutes being energized by the sounds. Then some recorded music came on. People started getting up. I stayed on the ground for a while, until I felt the time was right. I got up in a slight daze, but I really wanted to capture the interior of the dome. I decided it might be okay to take a few photos.
I don’t know what you’re supposed to feel like after a sound bath. I don’t know what’s supposed to happen. But, I can tell you that I am still incredibly relaxed. And something has changed..some kind of shift in energy? Right after I got back from the trip, this one thing I had been working on for forever (finally) came through. I was almost ready to give up…..and then it happened. Coincidence or not? I think not.