by Tatum Delson Ph.d.
Orgone energy is a theory originally proposed by Wilhelm Reich in the 1930s. Reich’s research was originally part of Sigmund Freud’s theories of neurosis in humans. Extrapolated from the Freudian concept of libido first as a bio-physical source and later as a universal life force or bio- energy. Wilhelm Reich believed that traumatic experiences blocked the natural flow of life’s energy in the body, leading to physical and mental dis-ease.
Orgone was closely associated with sexuality. Reich, following Freud, saw sexuality as the primary energetic force of life. The term itself was chosen to share a root with the word orgasm, which both Reich and Freud took to be a fundamental expression of psychological health. Reich concluded that this sexual energy or libido (energy) was deeply rooted in the primordial energy of life itself, in tune with more than just sexuality. Orgone was everywhere and Reich measured this energy-in-motion over the surface of the earth. He even determined that its motion affected weather formation.
In its final conception, orgone energy was conceived as the anti-entropic principle of the universe, a creative substratum in all of nature. Orgone was seen as a massless, omnipresent substance, similar to luminiferous ether, but more closely associated with living energy than inert matter, similar to Qi and Prana. It could coalesce to create organization on all scales, from the smallest microscopic units called bions in orgone theory to macroscopic structures like organisms, clouds, or even galaxies.
Orgone energy and Schumann Resonance are the natural energy frequencies that occur in nature, where nature has not been disturbed. Orgone Energy and Schumann Resonance produces negative ions (the good health giving and beneficial ions), which is why we always feel better when spending time in nature such as in a forest or on the beach or even in the garden.
Positive ions (the bad ions) are the ions we want to avoid, and the ions that occur in cities and built up areas. Positive ions are produced by electrical wiring, electromagnetic radiation, geopathic stress, cell phones, florescent lights, computers, electronic equipment and much other noxious energy. These are the ‘bad ions’ that we want to avoid or eliminate.
Reich’s work was continued in earnest in the 1960’s by more open minded Russian scientists, who also scientifically proved that such unseen energies indeed exist all around us, and who’s Reich-inspired work led to the unfortunate development of practical Soviet military defense applications which utilized principles of so-called “Torsion Fields” (etheric energy). Nikolai Aleksandrovich Kozyrev’s work, which confirmed Reich’s research, was classified until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Following in their footsteps, thousands of Ph.D.level researchers from both sides of the Iron Curtain spanning multiple generations have continued Kozyrev and Reich’s work, slowly forcing mainstream Western science to finally, “officially recognize” the concept of a universal, unseen energy medium they call “dark matter”, “vacuum flux” or “zero-point energy”. These are all essentially describing the same thing, which Reich called “Orgone”.