The Integratron is a parabolic dome-shaped structure in the Mojave desert near Landers, California. Construction began in 1954 from the design of aeronautical engineer and ufologist George Van Tassel, who built the dome after allegedly receiving explicit instructions from extraterrestrials on how to create a machine that could rejuvenate living cell tissues.
Van Tassel chose the Integratron’s site due supposedly powerful geomagnetic energy, which he believed could be amplified within a wooden parabolic structure. As such, 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 as the keystone.
Though Van Tassel worked on the Integratron until his sudden death in 1978, what he left behind is a structure that captures, focuses and amplifies powerful geomagnetic and geologic forces, while its all-wood construction creates a deeply resonant sound field. Two sisters, Nancy and Joanne Karl, purchased the Integratron in 2000.
Scientist travel from around the world to study the Integratron. One geophysicist described it this way, “The building, just sitting there, is a mass battery.” A nuclear physicist called the sound chamber “a magnetic room.” In 2005, a scientist verified that in the center of the Integratron, there is a significant spike in the Earth’s magnetic field, which she had measured from Giant Rock to Joshua Tree National Park.
When we arrived at the Integratron, my first impression was “Wow, what a beautiful and unique structure, sitting so pristinely in the middle of the dessert!” As we walked around and inside the structure, we could immediately feel an incredible, indescribable and almost dizzy energy. Its parabolic shape, or sacred geometry, focuses and amplifies this energy, creating a space in which thousands of people have experienced energy beyond the normal visible/audible spectrum. Integratron is part building, sound chamber, healing space and 100% cool!
The second floor of the building is the Sound Chamber. Windows in every direction offer sweeping views of the Giant Rock vortex. Mats, blankets and pillows are available for meditation, yoga or sleeping. The acoustic nature of the dome is eerie as you can whisper on one side and hear it more loudly on the other side of the dome, than if you stood right next to a person. This can be a bit troublesome if you are sleeping in a group overnight and there are a few who snore.
There is a high-quality stereo system with a wide collection of sound healing music. I brought my flute to the Sound Chamber, and if you ‘click’ the image below, you’ll hear how magically sound fills the room.
There are acoustic instruments from around the world available to visitors, including Djembe drums, didgeridoos, rain stick rattles and other fun toys.
The first floor contains archival information, photo library and reference library, surrounding a comfortable living room with sofas, 6 ft. table, and a small refrigerator. There are large entrance doors, and windows encircling the room. Attached to the ceiling is a configuration of horizontally laid out concentric split-ring resonators; and ultra wide-ban antenna, in the form of 90 concentric wires. A central wooden pillar supporting the second floor has a pull-down staircase to make your way up to the second level.
The outside grounds are also peaceful, fanciful and fun. There’s a “cantina” area with a large propane barbeque, outdoor counter space and a sink to prepare and display food items. Next to it, there’s a mini dome that has a kitchen, small tables, refrigerator and recreation area (since you can’t eat in the big dome). There is also a “hammock village” which has about 5 hammocks under a canopy.
Integratron is definitely worth experiencing if you ever go to the Mojave dessert! It’s a wonderful place to decompress and reconnect with nature. Visit The Dome with an open mind…you won’t be disappointed.