Integratronics….

integratron0While watching an older episode of Anthony Bourdain last night we stumbled an interesting bit of Americana. Bourdain was cruising around the Californian desert with the frontman for Queens of the Stone Age, and one of the places they stopped was a place named “The Integratron”, a dome-shaped building out in the middle of nowhere, built out of wood and interlaced with copper wires and other things, where they stopped for a “sound bath”, basically a meditative session where they lay in the dome and the hosts created chakra-opening tones using crystal bowls…

The interesting thing to me is the history of this “Integration” design, and it’s builder, Mr. George Van Tassell, who I confess I’d never heard of before this. (I’m sure amongst UFO buffs he’s super old news, but hey)

106084077_medium_6b2e6dThe Integratron is built in close proximity to “Giant Rock”, which is where it all begins. The massive boulder is (of course) a site long considered sacred to Natives for it’s spiritual properties, which wound up being the “home” of a man named Frank Critzer. Critzer was a homeless prospector who somehow came across Giant Rock and, much like Patrick the starfish from SpongeBob Squarepants, proceeded to carve out a little domicile for himself underneath the humongiant_rock1gous stone. Van Tassell had become friends with Critzer shortly before he dug out his little cave-dwelling, and after some time became a frequent participant in group meditation sessions that Critzer would hold in his underground home.

Then Van Tassell is visited by a “space man”, who tells him all sorts of things, including a “formula” for time travel, and the design schematics for what would eventually take shape as the Integratron structure.


Now to me, when you look at the broader sequence of how the history of this place unfolds, I think it serves as a rather telling example of how the “UFO phenomenon” is indeed real, but ultimately of a very spiritual nature. The place existed for ages as a known epicenter of “energies”, and as such it functioned as a location whereby meditation and communication with the spirit realm was enhanced. While the Integratron design given to Van Tassell fails achieve “time travel” in the classic sense, it nevertheless proves to indeed exhibit all kinds of strange and pronounced effects in relation to meditative practices. So again, we see a very familiar pattern that emerges quite often when examining the Ufology, this sort of boomerang effect, where there is often an initial connection to some ancient shamanic location or practice, which then in the 50’s or 60’s is tied to some experience involving “spacemen” or “spacecraft” or both, from which is gleaned some form of information that ultimately points people BACK to ancient, shamanic beliefs and practices…

Integratron-(2)-500The figure of Van Tassell is of further curiousity when it is noted that not only was he (like so many others) a military man involved in the aerospace industry, but he actually worked for/with “eccentric billionaire” (and CIA asset) Howard Hughes, there are apparently also correlations between the designs of the Integratron with the technologies of the much speculated over Nikola Tesla. Heck, even Billy Corgan thought the place was cool enough to shoot a video there…

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One thought on “Integratronics….”

  1. Very interesting and peculiar, too. There’s biology at play again, at least in theory, since those electromagnetic pulses were thought to alter the structure of cells and rejuvenate you.

    There really was something very odd that took place in the 60’s wasn’t there? And California, too! The ufo phenomenon from a spiritual perspective, hmm, I’ll have to give that some thought.

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