2477 Belfield Blvd, Landers, CA 92285
$25/person (weekdays), $35/person (weekends & holidays)
The Integratron is a 38-foot high, 50-foot diameter, non-metallic structure designed by Ufologist George Van Tassel. Tassel claimed the Integratron was capable of rejuvenation, anti-gravity and time travel. He built the structure in Landers, California (near Joshua Tree), supposedly following instructions provided by visitors from the planet Venus.
The building was constructed without the use of any nails, consisting only of plywood and fiberglass held together by wood dowels and a 1.5 ton cement ring serving as the keystone.
Though Van Tassel worked on the Integratron until his sudden death in 1978, he was never able to test his own creation.
The Integratron was purchased in 2000 by two sisters, Nancy and Joanne Karl, who have been exploring the building’s sonic rejuvenating capabilities through their popular “sound baths.” During 30-minute long sound baths, the Karl sisters play seven musical notes on quartz crystal singing bowls, with each note devoted to the major energy centers – or chakras – of the body.
The bowls are created by crushing and heating pure quartz to 4000 degrees Fahrenheit and spinning it in a centrifugal mold. The purity of sound from the bowls, coupled with the acoustics of the all-wood paraboloid, is said to have “alternative” healing powers. The building is considered to be the only all-wood, acoustically perfect sound chamber in the U.S.