Sound Bath at the Integratron
The Sound Bath is the Integratron’s signature experience. “It’s kindergarten naptime for grown ups in a sound sphere.” This is an unforgettable group sound experience for those who seek deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and introspection. Sound Baths are 60-minute sonic healing sessions that consist of 25 minutes of crystal bowls played live and the balance of the hour to integrate the sound and relax in the sound chamber to recorded music. You will be resting comfortably in the deeply resonant, multi-wave sound chamber of the Integratron 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. The historical Integratron structure is a resonant tabernacle and energy machine sited on a powerful geomagnetic vortex in the magical Mojave Desert. Its creator, George Van Tassel (1920-1978), claimed that the structure is based on the design of Moses’ Tabernacle, the writings of Nikola Tesla and telepathic directions from extraterrestrials. This one-of-a-kind 38-foot high, 55-foot diameter, all wood dome was designed to be an electrostatic generator for the purpose of rejuvenation and time travel.
A-Z West and A-Z Enterprise Tour
Visit A-Z West and the A-Z Enterprise, where you will be led on an intimate tour of Andrea Zittel’s home, studio, Wagon Station Encampment, Homestead Cabin, Regenerating Field, and shipping container compound. A-Z West is located on thirty-five acres in the California high desert next to Joshua Tree National Park. Since 2000 the grounds have been ever evolving as Andrea Zittel's test site for designs for living, where all aspects of day-to-day living—home furniture, clothing, and food all become the sites of investigation in an ongoing endeavor to better understand human nature and the social construction of needs.
Noah Purifoy's Art Park Tour with Adriene Jenik
Noah Purifoy's Outdoor Desert Art Museum consists of 7.5 acres of open land displaying Purifoy's assemblage sculptures, created between 1989 and 2004 on the site of his home in Joshua Tree. Constructed entirely from junked materials, this otherworldly environment is one of California’s great art historical wonders. Noah Purifoy (1917-2004) lived and worked most of his life in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, A founding director of the Watts Towers Art Center, his earliest body of sculpture, constructed out of charred debris from the 1965 Watts Rebellion, was the basis for 66 Signs of Neon, a landmark group exhibition about the riots that traveled to nine venues between 1966 and 1969. A retrospective of his work Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada recently was held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This very special tour will be lead by Purifoy’s close personal friend, Adriene Jenik, Professor and Director, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts School of Art at Arizona State University.
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