A Detailed Overview of Orgonite and How it Works!
Updated: May 20
The Creator of Orgone
All living things hold an energetic life force, from the birds that swoop above your head to the grass beneath your feet! That life force could be found in every single cell both in and out the body and that this life force can be harnessed and used in ways that could better your life. The ancient ones would have called it Chi, but it is also known as Orgone Energy.
Orgone was first discovered by Dr Wilhelm Reich who was an Austrian scientist born in the alpine lands in 1897. A student of Sigmund Freud, Reich published many books on psychology including specific topics like anxiety and neurosis. Ever fascinated with the mind, Wilhelm Reich turned his attention to bioelectricity and cosmology and spent much of the 1930s in New York immersed in tests with airborne organisms. In these organisms, he discovered a particle that he named Orgone. As his experiments continued, he began to compose devices around Orgone Energy that he believed could lead to healing.
Reich was heavily invested in the idea and research that Orgone Energy and manipulation could heal all kinds of problems – not just the physical sensations that humans suffer over their lives, but also on a larger more collective level. Reich understood that the world is full of pain and problems and dead energy that can build up toxicity in our own energy and the environments we inhabit. His idea was to create something that could shift that energy and turn negative forces into something fuller and finer for the greater good.
The American Government and the FDA were far from fans of the work Reich was doing. In fact, the scientist was repeatedly told to desist on his research and even sent to jail several times for persevering with his discoveries and stood accused of touting false cures. The word ‘orgone’ was attempted to be wiped from history, with all kinds of literature and research destroyed. In his later years, Reich was labelled a quack by the FDA and those in government. It was hoped that the idea of Orgone Energy would die with him. But it didn’t. The idea had made too much of a splash and the fascination continued. Many minds turned their attention to it, and it was picked up by James Demero who founded the Orgone Biophysical Research Library.
How it Works
So how does Orgone Energy and the potential for healing work?
Reich was actually able to demonstrate that Orgone radiation shared similar energy to the rays of the sun. He carefully cultured SAPA bions of Orgone Energy as part of his research. He would place invasive sick cells next to these Orgone bions and they would die. Thus, Reich's research applied the theory that somehow Orgone could be responsible for helping humans combat sickness and other ailments – not only in the physical body but also in the mind.
Reich's work led him to believe that energy could be blocked by trauma and stored in the body – notably in the tissues of muscles which in turn would lead to locked-in tension. He referred to this as the body ‘Armouring’. The energy would become stagnant and heavy and it would turn into what the scientist called Deadly Orgone Energy. This stagnant zero-point energy was said to be responsible for all kinds of chaos and negative energy sucking the good out of the world. If you think of the energy like a stagnant pond, we all know that dead water can become a difficult and toxic environment where life fails to thrive. Whereas water that is flowing and full of movement beautifully encourages all kinds of life and vitality to bloom. This can be similar when talking about dead stagnant energy and Dr Reich was interested in finding ways to get that energy moving again. He believed that all kinds of trauma imprinted itself on place and person. Whether it’s a bad memory or an act of violence, the EMFs from technology, or anything that builds blockages in the body and the mind. This adds to the ‘armour’ in the body and it prevents the beauty of creativity, love, and positive intention to flow through.
In individuals, this DOR (deadly orgone energy) can be responsible for physical and emotional turbulence and degeneration in the body. Yet, the damage caused by DOR surpasses our human makeup and it can even lead to environmental damage and decay on earth. After coming to this hypothesis about the damaging effects of dead energy, Dr Reich decided to create Orgone Energy Accumulators that he believed had the power and potency to transform any Dead Orgone Energy into Positive Orgone Energy.
What is Orgonite?
In order to change Dead Orgone Energy and its destruction into something that could help and heal, Dr Reich created two inventions at first - the Orgone Accumulator and the Cloudbuster.
The Orgone Energy Accumulator was a wooden cupboard lined with metal, cotton, and steel wool. Reich believed that the organic materials layered within the box would absorb Orgone Energy and hold it there (similar to how a greenhouse works with heat). Creatives and artists were smitten by the idea of the Orgone Accumulator and even the likes of Ginsberg, Kerouac, Burroughs, and Norman Mailer were keen to climb inside to up their ‘orgiastic potency’.
The other invention, the Cloudbuster was more geared towards discoveries of the environment and Orgone Energy. He knew that the presence of energy in the world had an impact on the atmosphere and that also fed into cloud formation. Reich believed that clouds and moisture and energy all had a direct impact on our climate and in his efforts to harness that energy, he invented the Cloudbuster. Like a vacuum cleaner, the Cloudbuster was pointed towards a sky that was fat and full of clouds. The energy that is holding the clouds together (often water) is dissipated and the cloud becomes no more. James DeMeo picked up this work in the 1970s using an Orgone Chamber and his research confirmed the theory behind Reich’s initial work.
Now we come to Orgonite, the modern-day magic that is believed to harness all that important Orgone Energy. Orgonite is a mixture of quartz crystals and metal shavings in resin. The makeup of which can transmute Deadly Orgone Energy into something more positive. Often modern-day Orgonite devices contain healing crystals to up their power and can be formed in shapes that use sacred geometry like pyramids, etc that pay homage to the ancient world and give a nod to our worldly ancestors who would have already been well versed in Orgone but may have called it by another name – such as life energy, life force, Prana or Chi.
What it Protects Against
Orgone Energy is everywhere and the idea is and always has been to harness it and
encourage it in such a way that it moves freely and doesn’t get stuck and turn stagnant. Having Orgonite devices in the home or on your person can help to keep you protected from negative energy as it is sure to keep things flowing. We are a world built on technology and everywhere we turn there are satellite masts, cell phones, WIFI connections, and a whole lot more. All this technology can build electromagnetic fields (also known as EMF) and regular exposure to this can lead to side effects in some people. Symptoms can include headaches, anxiety, depression, loss of libido and generally feeling down and out when it comes to energy levels. Orgonite can help protect you from this as it takes that energy, cleans it, and turns it into something more positive to be absorbed. Instead of bringing a toxic mix to the table, this new energy can be brimming with softer vibrations and can lead to heightened levels of calmness, a deeper sense of healing, and cleansing breaths that dramatically reduce stress and tension.
Along with EMF cleansing, Orgonite Devices can be a wonderful restorative aid for sleep along with helping you to truly home in on your meditation potential. The vibrant energy around Orgonite can also help plants and gardens to grow, can purify living spaces, and can detoxify water. Within that sunny new environment curated by the power of Orgonite, our own health can thrive. Not only will Orgonite keep your health in tip top shape but it can also lend a hand in balancing out moods and granting you more energy exactly when you need it.
Orgone Devices for the Home
Many people wouldn’t build an Orgone Accumulator in their home and the Cloudbuster certainly isn’t right for daily use. As mentioned, fortunately despite the historic misgivings and shutdowns on Reich’s work, there are everyday Orgone devices designed for home use.
Orgone Pyramids are popular for those looking to re-tune the Orgone Energy in their home. These Pyramids are built in line with the science behind how Orgone Energy works. Often, organic materials are used to attract and hold the energy (usually this is a resin) and then non-organic materials (like metal shavings) are used to simultaneously attract and repel the energy. They also include healing crystals to up their power. As all this energy is being pulled and pushed it creates a charge or scrubbing action which cleanses and shakes the stagnancy from the energy and turns the negative into something positive. In short, these home Orgone devices work as a filter system for energy. The Pyramid is also the perfect filter shape as it has space and shape to effectively work those cleaning powers. The Pyramid is also a symbol of the earth and the cosmos. It simultaneously stays balanced and grounded while being connected to higher potential and the universe.
Orgone pendants and jewelry are also popular for those who want to stay protected around the clock. Having an Orgone Pendant around your neck or as a bracelet or any form of jewelry, will have the added benefit of being close to your skin. Direct skin contact can ensure that any negative or stagnant energy in the body is swirled up and cleansed and ready to guide you to more positive and healthy places.
Along with cleansing energy, Orgone jewelry and home devices can be amazing for helping to keep the chakras cleansed. We have seven energy points in our body and each is connected to a certain area of our emotional and physical health. As mentioned, Orgone energy is all geared towards shifting blocks and inviting life to flow through. Our chakras echo this as at times they can become blocked and stop all that universal energy from helping us hit our full potential. While Orgonite is doing its important work spinning positive energy and removing filters and blocks, it will also contribute to keeping the chakras clear and in flow.
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