We recently took a trip to Joshua Tree National Park and on our drive back, we decided to check out the Integratron in Landers, California. The Integratron is 20 miles north of Joshua Tree National Park. The area is known for being a geomagnetic vortex, which attracts a lot of folks looking for metaphysical awareness and connection with the environment. In this video/post, we want to share our Integratron sound bath experience.
What is the Integratron?
Before we even get into the experience, we have to provide some context and background on the Integratron. The Integratron is a historical structure that was built in the late 1950s by George Van Tassel. Van Tassel claimed to have had an extraterrestrial encounter at Giant Rock. This is a sacred Native American site and landmark in the area. It was during this encounter that Van Tassel received a blueprint. These alien instructions were for building a machine that was capable of energy rejuvenation, anti-gravity, and time travel.
While he died before he could complete the construction of the machine, the facility has been maintained and is now used to offer guests a sound bath.
Integratron sound bath
Preparing for the sound bath
Before we even could enter the Integratron, we were first asked to relax in the waiting area. The owners have done a great job of creating an environment for people to relax and unwind before they entering the Integratron. There were even hammocks set-up for people to nap before their appointment time.
Once it was time to enter, we were led to the lower floor of the Integratron. This level had information on the history of the building and the builder, Van Tassel. After a quick orientation, we climbed a ladder into the upper level. The upper level is an acoustic heaven where even the smallest sounds travel and bounce throughout the room. Once there, we began the sound bath, which involves sounds naturally created from quartz crystal bowls. Everyone was asked to relax and lay on a mat for the 25 minute sound bath experience.
The sound bath itself is hard to describe. We weren’t allowed to capture any footage or make any recordings, which makes perfect sense since it would have interfered with the experience. At times it felt very eerie, as sounds would travel throughout the room. There were even times when it felt like the sounds were passing through different parts of the body. While I’m not an overly spiritual person, I found the experience to be extremely unique and worth the cost and experience.
The experience lasts for about 20 minutes. Once the sound bath experience is over, the staff play a peaceful and relaxing recording. I thought it was nice that they didn’t rush anyone out either. People were allowed to slowly come back from their meditations or naps. Folks quietly left or explored the room.
The only downside of the experience was that you could hear other people, especially if they were fidgeting around on their mat. There was a person next to us that kept moving around. While it’s not the fault of the staff or facility, you are at the mercy of your fellow visitors.
One of the cool things that we heard about and tested was that if you whispered into the base of one of the arches, the sound would bounce and transmit to the other corresponding end. It was hard to believe, but when we tried it, it worked. It’s a real testament to the level of detail and precision that went into building the structure.
Tips for visiting the Integratron
1. Make a reservation early:
Appointments for the sound bath fill quickly, especially in the summer and during weekend hours. You’ll want to your reservation sooner than later if you are planning to visit. The cost is $30 to $35, depending on whether you book a weekday or weekend appointment.
2. Get there early:
The staff is really strict on the integrity of the experience, and will not let you into the Integratron once the sound bath begins. They recommend getting there at least 20 to 30 minutes in advance. It’s a very pleasant and relaxing set-up in the waiting area. We recommend getting there early to unwind before your appointment time.
Have you visited the Integratron? If so, please share your experience below.