How To Build Your Own Trippy Meditation Pod

Need to escape modern life? Climb inside this '70s-era DIY lair from our archives.

Ignore the funny haircuts and retro clothing in this gallery: The Meditator is the perfect solution to the stresses of urban life in 2012. Made from 12 pentagons decorated with photo collages, this think tank is a collapsible happy place. But beware: “You may find the sensation akin to that mystical communion with nature that you experience when alone in a forest,” wrote PopSci writer Ken Isaacs in November 1970.

Check out the slideshow for building instructions (and more hilarious-but-enticing photos of the Meditator.) Then, crawl inside your personalized lair and let the zen begin.

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