📖 and an #Orgonite #CrystalGrid
, an Austrian psychoanalyst developed the #ORGONE
Theory in the 1930s. After many experiments, he proposed that an etheric bio-energetic life force existed that animated our environment. His idea wasn’t unique - most traditional cultures held a common belief in an invisible #lifeenergy
animated the material world - called #Chi
in Chinese, #Prana
in the Indian system, #Mana
by the Polynesians, and by many other names across the Planet.
In Reich's view the key to physical and mental health was the balance of this orgone energy which he divided into two categories – #PositiveOrgoneEnergy
(POR) and anti-biological #DeadlyOrgoneEnergy
(DOE). He saw positive orgone as organized, structured and coherent, while anti-biological deadly orgone energy was ‘stagnant’ and lead to decay and entropy – very similar to the idea of ‘blockages’ in Chinese medicine.
Reich built various orgone devices such as the Orgone Accumulator Box (composed of alternating layers of wool and metal) which accumulated and infused a patient with a high concentration of #orgoneenergy
. Faster healing, increased plant growth, and positive effects on cancer were noted.