Saturday 9 January 2016

The Integration and Sound Baths

The Integration, a Sound Bath in the Mojave Desert
Crystal bowls inside The Integration, California

Last night I attended my third Gong Bath led by Celia Beeson a Bristol based sound healer from Soundscapes. I was inspired to go by my long distance soul sister Lonely Moonchild and I am so glad I found them/Celia, I have never experienced anything like it (whilst sober) and I don't think I will ever be the same ever again!

So what happens at a gong/ sound bath you may ask? Well you take along a yoga mat to lie on and a blanket to snuggle in and lie down in a room as you would for Shavasana at the end of Yoga. The experience is started with a voice led meditation and then the sound healer gradually introduces a variety of different instruments such as Tibetan Bowls, Shruti Boxes and building up to larger Gongs.... the rest I cant really explain..... last night I had crazy third eye visuals and the most amazing shudders all over my body, and I felt like I was going to Implode... it was awesome... who needs the pub on a Friday night!!

So, being a bit shy I didn't take any photos at the event, so this morning decided to research Sound baths across the globe and I found The Integration..... which is...

“The Integratron is an acoustically perfect tabernacle and energy machine sited on a powerful geomagnetic vortex in the magical Mojave Desert.” 

The Integration. Sound Healing Dome in The Mojave Desert
Renegade aeronautical engineer George Van Tassel, began work began on The Integration in the 50's with the idea of using it to contact other worlds. The structure, situated in Landers California, is based on the design of Moses’ Tabernacle, the writings of Nikola Tesla and telepathic directions from extraterrestrials.... Pretty far out!!

After Van Tassel passed away in the late 70's The Integration was adopted by three sisters who have re-purposed the building and it is now used for either private or group meditation sessions and sound baths and playing music ...has it reached other worlds.... I am sure many who have been would say so :)

The Integration has officially made it onto my top 10 places to visit!!! What do you think?

Below are some images I have collected from Instagram. They are all from personal accounts so please click the text below the images for the original sources and links.

Integration Meditation in the Mojave desert
Inside The Integration
Altar at integration
Love this painting inside the dome
The Integration


Kath said...

I'm abother sound bath junkie, there are regular sessions here in Glastonbury. Hard to explain the way the sound seems to move around you. Sublime!

Moon to Moon said...

Oh Kath when I have finally passed my driving test I would love to come and meet you and attend one in Glastonbury zxx