This is one of the area's most sought out attractions. The Integratron is a structure designed by ufologist and contactee George Van Tassel. Tassel claimed the Integratron was capable of rejuvenation, anti-gravity and time travel. He built the structure in Landers, California, supposedly following instructions provided by visitors from the planet Venus. The Integratron machine was started in 1957, the structure was erected in 1959. https://www.integratron.com
Great Outdoors Palm Springs has secured a discounted rate for the Integratron's Sound Bath experience for those who seek deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and introspection. All Sound Baths are 60-minute sonic healing sessions that consist of:
- a brief introduction to the Integratron and its history and sound qualities,
- 30 minutes of quartz crystal bowls played live, and
- the balance of the hour to integrate the sound and relax in the sound chamber to ambient music.
You will be resting comfortably in the deeply resonant, multi-wave sound chamber while a sequence of quartz crystal singing bowls are played, each one 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.
Lunch follows the sound bath on the Integratron grounds. Please bring your own lunch and make yourself comfortable on the property's chairs, couches and hammocks. Refreshments are available in the gift shop.
Giant Rock. After lunch, we'll take a 3 mile drive to Giant Rock on unpaved bumpy dirt road surfaces. This 7-story 25,000 ton boulder is the largest free-standing boulder in North America and purported to be the largest free-standing boulder in the world. Native Americans of the Joshua Tree area consider it to be sacred. In the 1930s, Frank Critzer, inspired by desert tortoises that dig holes in which to cool themselves, dug out a home on the north side of the rock using dynamite. Critzer perished in a self-detonated dynamite explosion in his underground rooms on July 24, 1942, while being investigated by local police. ~ Wikipedia. Unfortunately today there is considerable graffiti on the rocks, but the setting is still impressive.
Gubler Orchids. About 3 miles back, we'll visit Gubler Orchids' acres of orchid growing greenhouses with a vast array of orchid varieties and carnivorous plants. Great Outdoors has arranged for a tour of the greenhouses where you will learn about orchid varieties, growing techniques, and pick out orchids to purchase from the greenhouses or the showroom. Please bring $5 cash per person for the tour.
Registration opens May 10 to non-members and guests if space is available.Fee is non-refundable; transferable to another member or guest.
Trip Leader: Pat Miyamoto, contact [email@example.com]
The Integratron website click here.
The Mojave Project: History of Giant Rock and Integratron