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Joshua Tree, California

The Integration

The Integratron is the fusion of Art, Science, and Magic.  This historical structure is a resonant tabernacle and energy machine sited on a powerful geomagnetic vortex in the magical Mojave Desert.

The Integratron is located in Landers, California, 20 miles north of Joshua Tree National Park. Its creator, George Van Tassel (1910-1978), 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.

The location of the Integratron is an essential part of its functioning. It was built on an intersection of powerful geomagnetic forces that, when focused by the unique geometry of the building, concentrate and amplify the earth’s magnetic field. Magnetometers read a significant spike in the earth’s magnetic field in the center of the Integratron.

The Integratron is privately owned by three sisters who have been part of the restoration and maintenance of the structure and property for more than 30 years. Their focus is to restore and preserve the structure while sharing it with people interested in its potential. Since their tenure, the Integratron is open to the public for the first time in its history while its restoration continues.


Institute of Mental Physics

Mentalphysics is a hybrid of meditation and breathing techniques which, when coupled with the sharp powers of the mind, can bring about a “Christ-like” transformation of consciousness. The philosophy borrows many techniques from Tibetan breathing exercises and yoga principles. It is commonly referred to as “The Super Yoga of the Western World.”
The institute itself is located on 420-plus acres in the Mojave Desert. It features the largest collection of buildings designed by Lloyd Wright.

The Institute features a variety of workshops dedicated to spiritual awareness and healing. Visitors can plan an overnight retreat, walk the Medicine Wheel, or experience the 15 “holy” spiral-shaped stone paths. Known as vortices, these structures are said to channel the site’s “natural energy” and help visitors find clarity.


Hickville Trailor Palace

Los Angeles writer and director Morgan Higby Night opened Hicksville in 2010. A long time admirer of the mysterious Joshua Tree, he wanted a place to work on his films uninterrupted, but then decided to share his hideaway with others. He started collecting vintage trailers, designing each with a unique theme, some inspired by films or bands, some just plain weird. With a full recording studio and film-editing bay, Hicksville became the perfect place to find your muse. Eventually, Morgan decided to open Hicksville up as a Motel as well, so that people from every occupation could enjoy the magical place he created.

Hicksville’s location is kept a secret until you’ve made a reservation. You are met at the gate and asked for your reservation paperwork and your ID before you are allowed to even peek beyond the big red fence. Privacy is paramount, only guests are allowed in the gates, and the gate remains locked at all times. No GPS locators are permitted, and the actual location isn’t even disclosed to guests until the day before arrival. Once you’ve been thoroughly checked out, the gates open, and you are finally granted access to the coolest trailer park on earth.