(Charles R. Kelley)
Introduction to “What is Orgone Energy?”
Vancouver, Washington State
What Is Orgone Energy?
- Franz Anton Mesmer called it animal magnetism
- Charles von Reichenbach called it odyle
- To Henri Bergson it was the elan vital, the “vital force”
- While to Hans Driesch it was the entelechy
- Sigmund Freud observed its functioning in human emotions and termed it libido
- William MacDougall, the great British – American psychologist of a generation ago, labeled it hormic energy
Reich’s Discovery of Orgone Energy
- Animal movement
- Atmospheric electricity
- Creation of matter at every scale (atom, planet, star, galaxy)
Properties of Orgone -Energy
- bion cloud
- cell storm
- plant planet
- animal star
b. Evolution of the units in the direction of higher development
c. Presence of consciousness, the ability to experience feeling, at least to some extent, and to perceive the environment
d. Presence of volition, the ability of an individual to control its own movement
Evidence for and against Orgone Energy
- CHARACTER ANALYSIS
- THE FUNCTION OF THE ORGASM
- THE CANCER BIOPATHY
- ETHER,, GOD AND DEVIL
- COSMIC SUPERIMPOSITION
- THE MURDER OF CHRIST
- CONTACT WITH SPACE
- INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SEX ECONOMY AND ORGONE RESEARCH (four
- ORGONE ENERGY BULLETIN and CORE (seven volumes)
- ANNALS OF THE ORGONE INSTITUTE (one volume)
- ORGONOMIC MEDICINE (one volume)
- ORGONOMIC FUNCTIONALISM (seven volumes)
- THE CREATIVE PROCESS (one volume)
- Kelley, C. R. A NEW METHOD OF WEATHER CONTROL
Reich, in his monumental book, THE CANCER BIOPATHY, presented for the first time in history of science unequivocal evidence for the fact that living forms can develop from clear and autoclaved solutions. (Grad, Bernard. Wilhelm Reich’s Experiment XX. CORE, Vol. VII (3 and 4). 130-143.)
- The experimental evidence was gathered, not by one, but by several well-qualified scientists of unquestionable integrity
- The results showed a fully consistent picture of subjective effects, objective biological effects, and measurements employing several physical instruments
- Observations of each kind were many and repeated
- The results are completely inexplicable in terms of traditional physics
Effects of the Orgone Accumulator
Resistance to the Orgone Energy Concept
The relation of mechanism, mysticism, and orgonomic functionalism. Armor causes functional thinking to split into two antithetical off shoots as shown. Human thought is almost completely dominated by these pathological offshoots.
Creation is a continuous observable natural process.
“Emotion,” “volition,” “sensation” are integral parts of the creative process.
- It brings about the mechanistic -and mystical character structures which prevail in our world.
- It causes pathological fear and hatred in a minority of individuals, who attempt to destroy orgonomy by gross distortions of fact, defamation, and ridicule, and sometimes by direct violence. This minority is effective because of the characterological soil in which it works.
- The “characterological soil” consists not only of the prevailing mechanistic and mystical characters of the majority, but also the fearfulness of scientists and intellectuals to be associated with “disreputable” ideas.
- Finally, the work done in orgonomy itself suffers from the fact that the mass disorder of the human animal afflicts the proponents and investigators of the orgone energy concept as well as their opponents, and affects the amount and quality of their work.
2. The Creative Process. Bulletin of the Interscience Research Institute. Two volumes, 1961-62.
3. International Journal of Sex-Economy and Orgone Research. Four volumes of four numbers each. New York: Orgone Institute Press, 1942-45. (out of print)
4. Kelley, C. R. A New Method of Weather Control. Interscience Research Institute Technical Report 60-1, 1961.
5. Kelley, C. R. The Ending of Wilhelm Reich’s Researches. Interscience Research Institute Technical Report 60-2, 1960.
6. Orgone Energy Bulletin and Core. Seven volumes of four numbers each. New York: Orgone Institute Press, 1949-55. (out of print)
7. Orgonomic Functionalism. Seven volumes of six numbers each. Nottingham, England: The Ritter Press, 1954-62.
8. Orgonomic Medicine. One and one-half volumes (three issues total). New York: American Association for Medical Orgonomy, 1954-55.
9. Reich, W. Character Analysis. New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1961.
10. Reich, W. Cosmic Superimposition. Rangeley, Maine: Orgone Institute Press, 1951. (out of print)
11. Reich, W. The Discovery of the Orgone: Vol. I, The Function of the Orgasm New York: The Noonday Press, 1961.
12. Reich, W. The Discovery of the Orgone: Vol. II, The Cancer Biopathy New York: Orgone Institute Press, 1948. (out of print)
13. Reich, W. The Emotional Plague of Mankind: Vol. I, The Murder of Christ. Rangeley, Maine: Orgone Institute Press, 1953. (out of print)
14. Reich, W. The Emotional Plague -of Mankind: Vol. II, People in Trouble. Rangeley, Maine: Orgone Institute Press, 1953. (out of print)
15. Reich, W. Ether, God and Devil. Rangeley, Maine: Orgone Institute Press, 1951. (out of print)
16. Reich, W. The Mass Psychology of Fascism. New York: Orgone Institute Press, 1946. (out of print)
17. Reich, W. The Oranur Experiment, First Report (1947-1951). Rangeley, Maine: Orgone Institute Press, 1951. (out of print) Reprinted in part in Wilhelm Reich: Selected Writings.
18. Reich, W. The Sexual Revolution. New York: The Noonday Press, 1962.
19. Reich, W. “Weather Control Studies. ” Reprinted in part in Wilhelm Reich: Selected Writings.
20. Wilhelm Reich. (A memorial volume by A. S. Neill, Paul and Jean Ritter, Myron Sharaf, and Nic Waal) Nottingham, England: The Ritter Press, 1958.
21. Wilhelm Reich: Selected Writings. New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1960.
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