What is orgone energy?
From “Orgone accumulator handbook” by James DeMeo
Orgone energy is cosmic life energy, the fundamental creative force long known to people in touch with nature, and speculated about by natural scientists, but now physically objectified and demonstrated. The orgone was discovered by Dr. Wilhelm Reich, who identified many of its basic properties. For instance, the orgone energy charges and radiates from all living and not living substance. It also can readily penetrate all forms of matter, though with varying rates of speed. All materials affect the orgone energy, by attracting and absorbing it, or by repelling or reflecting it. Orgone can be seen, felt measured and photographed. It is a real, physical energy, and not just some metaphorical, hypothetical force.
Orgone also exists in a free from in the atmosphere, and in the vacuum of space. It is excitable, compressible, and spontaneously pulsatile, capable of expanding and contracting. Orgone charge within a given environment, or within a given substance, will vary over time, usually in a cyclical manner. The orgone is most strongly attracted to living things, to water, and to itself. Orgone energy can lawfully stream or flow from one location to another in the atmosphere, but it generally maintains a west to east flow, moving with, but slightly faster than the rotation of the Earth. It is a ubiquitous medium, a cosmic ocean of dynamic, moving energy, which interconnects the whole physical universe; all living creatures, weather systems, and planets respond to its pulsations and movements.
Streamings of orgone energy within the Earth`s atmosphere affect changes in air circulation patterns; atmospheric orgone functions underlie the buildup of storm potentials, and influence air temperature, pressure, and humidity. Cosmic orgone energy functions also appear to be at work in space, affecting gravitational and solar phenomena. Still, the mass-free orgone energy is not any of these physic mechanical factors, or even the sum of them. The properties of the orgone energy derive more from life itself, much in the manner of the older concept of a vital force, or élan vital; unlike those older concepts, however, the orgone also has been found to exist in a mass-free form, in the atmosphere and in space. It is primary, primordial cosmic life energy, while all other forms of energy are secondary in nature.
In the living world, orgone energy functions underlie major life processes; pulsation, streaming, and charge of the biological orgone determines the movements, actions, and behavior of protoplasm and tissues, as well as the strength of “bioelectrical” phenomena. Emotion is the ebb and flow, the charge and discharge of the orgone within the membrane of an organism, just as weather is the ebb and flow, the charge and discharge of the orgone in the atmosphere. Both organism and weather respond to the prevailing character and state of the life energy. Orgone energy functions appear across the whole of creation, in microbes, animals, stormclouds, hurricanes, and galaxies. Orgone energy not only charges and animates the natural world; we are immersed in a sea of it, much as a fish is immersed in water. More, it is the medium which we are connected to the cosmos, and make kin to all that is living.
We consider the discovery of orgone energy among the greatest events in human history – from a letter to the American Medical Association, signed by 17 medical doctors in 1949.
It is justifiable that the discovery of orgone energy and its medical applications by means of the orgone accumulator, the orgone shooter, bionous earth, and orgone water have opened up an abundance of new and, it appears, amazingly good psospects. – Wilhelm Reich, M.D. from The Cancer Biopathy (Discovery of the Orgone, Volume 2), 1948
… orgone energy does not exist.” – Judge John D. Clifford, from a 1954 U.S. court ruling in which all of Dr. Reich`s books and research journals were banned, and ordered burned in incinerators; Reich was sent to a Federal Penitentiary, where he died.