If you’re looking for something unique to do, the Integratron may be the perfect experience to try outside of Palm Springs.
The Integratron is a unique structure located in Landers, California, a small unincorporated community located in San Bernardino County, California about a one hour drive and 48 miles north of Palm Springs. The area is known for its natural beauty, including nearby Joshua Tree National Park, as well as its connection to spiritual and alternative communities.
It was built by George Van Tassel, a former aviation and aeronautical engineer, circa 1954. Van Tassel claimed that the design of the Integratron was based on instructions from extraterrestrial beings he had communicated with.
The Integratron was intended to be a rejuvenation and time travel machine. However, Van Tassel passed away before its completion, and the structure remained unfinished. In the decades that followed, the Integratron became known as a quirky tourist attraction and a site of interest for those interested in unconventional science and spirituality.
Today, the Integratron is still standing and is open to visitors and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service. It is used as a site for meditation, workshops, and sound baths, where participants lie down and listen to live music and singing bowls.
The sound baths promise to be an unforgettable experience. Per the Integraton website, “You will be resting comfortably in the deeply resonant, multi-wave sound chamber while a sequence of quartz crystal singing bowls are played. Each bowl is 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.”
Some people believe that the acoustics inside the structure have special healing properties, while others simply enjoy the unique and otherworldly atmosphere of the site.
Tickets book up quick, so book your trip to the Integratron in advance.
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