What is Orgone?

By Georg Ritschl
August 14, 2003


Orgone is the name given by Wilhelm Reich - who spent the latter part of his life researching this phenomenon - to the all pervading omnipresent Life Energy.

Wilhelm Reich, who had started in Austria and Germany as a medical doctor and psychiatrist closely associated with Sigmund Freud, has contributed greatly to the understanding of the link between human sexuality and psychology and never ceased to open up new frontiers during his life.

An in depth biography of this eminent scientist can be found at http://orgonomy.org

Yet Reich was not the first or the last one to observe the working of what he observed to be a "living energy" or "anti enthropical force".

Before the victory of the mechanistic worldview a few hundred years ago (Newton and Co.) all traditions knew the concept of a "sea of energy" out of which all material forms manifest.

This can easily be shown in the hinduistic (prana), buddhist and taoist (Chi, Ki as in Rei-Ki) traditions of the far east, but continues down to the greeks (ether) etc.

The same concept is intuitively or explicitly known to all traditional healers of all shamanistic traditions the world over.

In Post-Newtonian Europe, now (purposely) forgotten personalities such as the bohemian steel magnate Baron Karl v. Reichenbach or the famous Austrian doctor Anton Mesmer (that's why we still speak of a "mesmerising personality") contributed valuable research and experiences and were well noted in their time.

In recent years we see not only a re-emergence of life energy based healing techniques such as reiki (Rei-Ki = Holy Life Energy) but also a convergence of the findings of the most advanced quantum physics with this old "mystical worldview".

Quantum physics in it's drive to mechanistically dissect matter ever further in order to finally arrive at the ultimate elementary particle has arrived at a point where it is forced to question it's own paradigm.

Quantum physicists now question the stability of matter itself and arrive at a concept where elementary particles are seen as mere perturbations "on the surface of an endless sea of energy" which some scientists have agreed to call "Zero point energy".

Don't you all hear a few wise Yogis laugh through the millennia over so much foolishness and late dawning of truth? They knew it all along!

I personally believe that the emerging new paradigm is characterised by a fusion of of mystic knowledge and quantum physics. Do not expect to read that in the school and university textbooks yet, but you can smell it in the air.


The way Reich observed it, orgone is omnipresent and the basis of all life processes. He even observed the same principle in the forming of galaxies etc. as on a cellular or macrobiological level.

His earlier research into psychological disorders had shown him, that when this energy is blocked by traumatic memories, manifesting in constant muscular tension (he called that armouring) this energy becomes Deadly Orgone or DOR. (the resulting character of an extremely armoured person he befittingly called "pestilential")

As the environmentally threatened world we have created over the last few hundred years is only a mirror of our upset and unbalanced collective psyche, the same principle applies environmentally.

I would say the growing deserts on this planet are an expression of the deserts in our heart".

Wilhelm Reich, who also deserves credit for inventing the first cloud-buster, did demonstrate the working of DOR in the forming of deserts and developed a method to disperse DOR concentrations by gounding them into sufficiently large water bodies.

Whenever the atmosphere feels stale, opressive or dead and when you observe a particular blackness in cloud formation you are in fact experiencing a high and unhealthy DOR concentration.

Reich successfully experimented with orgone accumulators to cure cancer patients, as he observed cancer to be a biopathy resulting from the blocked life energy in a highly DOR infested body.

He observed that the accumulation of orgone was stimulated by a layered combination of organic and metallic material.

He used some kind of then common chipboard and sheet metal to build man-sized boxes into which the patient would go.

While the results were quite staggering, Reich's devices had one decisive shortfall:

They accumulated whatever energy type (DOR or OR) was present in the environment.

This was all fine in the remote part of the US where Reich had his Orgone Institute in the 40's and 50s, but in an even more DOR blasted scenario like today this is outrightly dangerous and all Reich's contraptions had to always be handled with care.



Don Croft, among many other inspirational deeds, can take credit for having made the step from ORGONE ACCUMULATOR to ORGONE GENERATOR.

He observed that a matrix of metallic particles suspended in organic material did the same as Reich's layers of metal and wooden board. The addition of quartz crystals allowed the energy thus created to be projected in a much wider field.

The decisive innovation was that these devices were shown to create positive, life affirming ORGONE even in the presence of heavy DOR output. They even showed the exciting property of feeding from negative energy and converting it.

This lead to the development of the now well known Cloud-Buster, also know as a Chem-Buster, and the small Orgone Generator (dubbed by Don as the "Holy Handgrenade")

The cloudbuster movement has become a lively and fast growing community as the positive effects can be experienced hands on.

While only a few westernised people can see "subtle energies", everybody can see chemtrails disappear, dry regions experience new nice and gentle rainfall patterns and plants in his neighbourhood put on a whole new freshness.

This movement is based on empirical observation and lively discussion between it's informally linked members.

We have no final proof that all we think is true is really the final truth, but an increasing number of people see positive change happen as we speak. This is reason and justification enough for us propagate these ideas and offer the devices to those who don't have the time to make them themselves.

Of course we are aware that we have only touched the proverbial "tip of the iceberg" as far as all these converging fields of knowledge or let's call it the "new paradigm" are concerned.

But you have to start somewhere and we will provide an extensive reading list + linkpage as this site grows.

Georg Ritschl