by Jerry Morton
extracted from Spectrum Magazine
The following superb article, from the
March 13, 2003 issue of The Idaho Observer, is offered as an
important extension in conjunction with this month's front-page
feature story. Dr. Wilhelm Reich is mentioned in that story (along
with Dr. Royal Rife) as another significant trailblazer whose
advanced research was viciously attacked and suppressed by those
wishing to preserve the status quo of people control on planet
Reich's research opened up vistas of possibilities with such
far-ranging implications—well beyond "just" the simple curing of
illnesses—that his work held the keys to nullifying the core forces
of coercion utilized by the world controlling elite to keep the rest
of us in line. You can imagine how many big-ego toes he stepped on—
whether he realized it or not!
The Idaho Observer introduction to this article states Reich's
what you are about to read, consider that the FDA
did everything in its power to eliminate the
knowledge of orgone energy from the world because,
it claimed, 'it doesn't exist.'
"If orgone energy does not exist, it is, therefore,
not a threat—is it?
"Rather than ignore this thing that does not exist,
the FDA effectively sentenced Dr. Wilhelm Reich to
death and, for at least a decade, actively pursued a
campaign to destroy all the books, notes, and
research papers it could find containing the word
'orgone'. Judging by the government's actions,
orgone energy does, indeed, exist"
Their extreme actions against him only
served to reveal beyond any doubt just how important Reich's
research actually was.
Dr. Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957) is still noted historically for his
work in psychiatry and psychoanalysis. However, Dr. Reich's work in
biophysics has been stricken from the historical record.
In the mid 1930s Dr. Reich began noticing an energetic connection
that is shared by all living beings and had the clarity of mind to
not dismiss the observation as unimportant. Dr. Reich called this
energy "orgone" and worked for decades demonstrating its laws and
studying its various manifestations.
His work encompassed 40 years within six countries, but in the end
he suffered the indignity of seeing his life's work banned in
America and tons of his books and journals burned by the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration per bureaucratic decree.
It was a brazen act of censorship that
is overlooked today within the texts of history.
Prior to his orgonomic research, Dr. Reich had earned an
international reputation as a scientist of integrity. Once, after he
had demonstrated orgone energy to Albert Einstein, the famous
physicist exclaimed that "this would be a bombshell to physics".
Dr. Reich spent his last days in prison falsely labeled a quack and
a racketeer by the American government and the American medical
Wilhelm Reich was born in Austria in 1897 as the son of a rather
wealthy farmer and, as was common at that time, he was home
schooled, first by his mother and later by a number of tutors. He
excelled in his studies because of his intelligence and also, in
part, out of fear of his father's horrible temper that would erupt
over something as trivial as an incorrect answer in his studies.
Reich's family was tragically dysfunctional and, at age 13, his
mother poisoned herself to flee the abuse of Reich's
violently-tempered father. Four years later, Reich's father died of
pneumonia—a financially destitute and lonely man. Reich, at 17, ran
the farm himself for a short time after his father's death, but the
property was destroyed by World War I in 1915.
After serving in the Austrian army on the Italian front, Reich began
attending classes at the University of Vienna and graduated in 1922
as a doctor of medicine.
While studying for his doctorate, Reich became a protégé of Dr.
Sigmund Freud, and soon after graduating became the clinical
assistant at Freud's Psychoanalytical Clinic where he, himself,
became a pioneer in psychoanalysis.
In his book
Character Analysis (1933), Dr. Reich detailed a
biological basis for neurosis and provided a step toward the
discovery of the cosmic orgone energy. During the years 1936-1939,
Dr. Reich conducted experiments concerning the idea of airborne
infection. He showed that microorganisms form themselves from
inorganic material and disintegrating organic substances. He proved
where airborne germs came from and demonstrated the absurdity of the
commonly held "air germ" theory. It was during these experiments in
1939 that Dr. Reich accidentally discovered radiation particles
which he later named orgone.
An assistant had mistakenly taken the wrong container from the
sterilizer and heated the substance within it to incandescence. The
substance was common ocean sand and, when cultured and inoculated on
an egg and agar medium, yielded a yellow growth. When viewed under
high magnification this growth was seen as vesicles (he called them
SAPA bions) that glimmered an intense blue color that, in time,
would grow and then move about.
As he continued to experiment with these "bions" he noticed that,
when he placed live cancer cells next to them, the cells would die.
It was during days of observing these phenomena that Dr. Reich came
down with an extreme case of conjunctivitis, and his eyes became
very sensitive to light. He noticed that it affected his eyes the
most when he was looking at these vesicles through his microscope.
During the course of this work, in the winter of 1939, Dr. Reich
also noticed that he had developed a suntan under his clothing. He
reasoned he was being exposed to some type of radiation, and it
greatly worried him. He used a radium electroscope to test the
culture tubes, and it gave no reaction. It took a few weeks for him
to realize that this newly noticed radiation (that he had named
"orgone") was present everywhere.
Taking his SAPA bions into the darkness of his basement and waiting
for two hours, he noticed that his hair and clothing emitted a blue
glimmer, and the room was filled with a hazy, slow-moving, gray-blue
Over time, Dr. Reich demonstrated that the orgone radiation was the
same energy that the Sun gave off and that the incandescing and
swelling of the sand had released this energy once again from its
material state. He was forced to this conclusion by the facts before
him, but he admitted having to overcome great emotional reluctance
in doing so.
Further experiments showed that this ever-present orgone would be
repelled by metal objects and absorbed by organic material. By
making a box with alternate layers of organic material (wool) and
metal, Reich found that he could accumulate a more concentrated
field of orgone. He called these boxes "orgone accumulators" and
they played a major role in his experimentation with orgone.
Nearly 15 years later, the American government made an attempt to
wipe the very word "orgone" from the English vocabulary, by banning
the accumulator and destroying Dr. Reich's books and journals.
Dr. Reich was able to watch orgone in the various forms it would
take on within an accumulator. The forms were:
He was also able to demonstrate and measure
orgone with a
thermometer and an electroscope, as well as with a Geiger counter.
Dr. Reich under
[Editors note: These very
sensitive but very different devices—and other instruments, if
they had been available at the time—all respond to this energy
because it interacts with the very SUB-STRUCTURE of the physical
matter out of which all the different instruments are
For example, it's not that the orgone is radioactive; but in the
case of the Geiger counter's REACTION to an orgone
concentration, it may seem that way. In actuality, the
concentration of orgone likely changes the properties of the gas
in the Geiger counter's high-voltage tube, causing the gas to
behave differently (like ice behaves differently than water or
steam), and thus the Geiger counter acts AS IF something
radioactive were present.
This is a common problem (and often overlooked consideration)
when analyzing experiments that involve psychic energies like
psychokinesis. Did the psychic's mind influence, say, the actual
thermometer that's buried fifty feet
below the floor (as is often claimed), OR influence the
circuitry sitting right in front of the experimenter that
converts the thermometer's output signal to read on a chart
What astounded Dr. Reich was the fact
that, for over two thousand years, the presence of this orgone
energy was overlooked or argued away whenever a scholar attempted to
describe what he saw. What Dr. Reich discovered is nothing short of
the energy responsible for the biological pulsation of life on Earth
(and possibly the universe).
Rather than embracing Dr. Reich's
discoveries, the collective (politically motivated) scientific
community responded with levels of anger and derision that bordered
on hatred; rather than conducting investigations of their own and
furthering the knowledge of orgone energy for the betterment of
mankind, the (politically motivated) scientific community led the
charge to destroy any documents that even mention the word "orgone".
And then the (politically motivated)
scientific community destroyed Dr. Reich.
[Editor's note: In our modern
world, the first line of defense is to block publication of the
"politically incorrect" discovery in the scientific literature,
and then terminate the researcher's financial lifeline while
attempting to malign professional reputation—as I (E.Y.) wrote
about in the page-3 editorial. That's how the religion of science
is kept "pure " these days!]
Though a meticulous researcher and
prolific scientist, Dr. Reich saw himself as only a pioneer in the
field of orgonomy (the science of orgone) and likened himself to
Christopher Columbus. In his book
Ether, God, And The Devil (1950
and 1951), he said that, as Columbus did not discover New York City
or the resources on the West Coast of America, but rather a stretch
of seashore that was up to that time unknown to Europeans, so he
only discovered the orgone energy.
This phenomenon, being the common
etheric energetic thread coursing through all life forms, represents
a universe of discovery of which Dr. Reich located only one small
The object of the (politically motivated) scientific community's
opposition of Dr. Reich's work was his "orgone accumulator". The orgone accumulator, a "box" large enough for a person to sit in and
constructed of alternating layers of organic and inorganic
substances, was used to successfully treat his patients for various
In his book
Cancer Biopathy (1948), Dr. Reich recreates his
carefully documented work regarding the treatment of several cancer
patients deemed hopeless and terminal by orthodox medicine. Several
of his cancer patients were "cured" but, being the careful man of
science he was, Dr. Reich was careful not to declare orgone
treatment as a cure for cancer.
After a lengthy harassment campaign by the FDA over the medical use
of orgone, that began in the mid 1940s, Dr. Reich died in prison in
[Editor's note: Appreciate
that the medical mafia had just gotten Rife pretty much under
control by the mid-1940s, and then along comes Reich's threat to
the controlling empire. Their own brutally aggressive posture
unmistakably gave away how important Reich's work actually was
recognized to be by those who truly understood it!]
All of his books and papers were, by
federal decree, burned, up through 1962, and may have continued on a
lesser scale until 1970. The government of the United States had
declared that orgone did not exist and orgone was the only word that
was necessary to appear in print to qualify the material as worthy
During the course of his varied orgone experiments, Dr. Reich
touched upon many aspects of science. Among these, the disciplines
of medicine, physics, cosmology, and meteorology. He discovered
atmospheric orgone and noticed that, in the presence of pollutants
of various kinds, including electromagnetic emissions, the orgone
would become stagnant and cause illness and environmental damage.
Dr. Reich called this "stagnant" orgone, "dead" orgone or "DOR". The
effects of DOR would often be that of drought and the formation of
To counter the effects of DOR, Dr. Reich added long pipes to an
orgone accumulator box and pointed it skyward to help balance the
atmospheric orgone and bring rain. He called this device a "cloud
buster". (image right)
In one experiment starting in October, 1954, Dr. Reich was
successful in bringing rain to the desert around Tucson, Arizona.
Even before the rain fell, the newly-balanced orgone had caused the
grass to grow a foot tall in the desert. This green spectacle
stretched some 40 to 80 miles to the east and north of that city. It
took tremendous skill to use the cloud buster because it drew the
dead orgone into the device and could pose serious health problems
to both the operator and the atmosphere itself.
The ability to safely use the cloud buster died with Dr. Reich and
remained buried for half a century.
Science, good or bad, historically moves forward of its own inertia;
a scientist dies, another scientist picks up his notes and continues
where he left off. Not so with orgonomy. It wasn't until almost 50
years after the (politically motivated) scientific community
sentenced Dr. Reich to death and erased the memory of his work from
history that a new and improved cloud buster would be developed.
Self-taught bioelectric innovator
Croft has recently developed a modern cloud buster he claims is safe
for both the operator and the environment.
Dr. Reich touched upon many aspects of the cosmic orgone energy and
knew that it would take many people to develop the many potentials
of its nature. In 1948 a close friend of Dr. Reich, by the name of
A.S. Neill, stopped by Reich's laboratory, called Orgonon, in the
state of Maine.
He saw a small motor turning over that was attached
to an orgone accumulator.
Patient using "orgone
He said that Reich cried out with great
"The power of the future!"
When later asked if he had developed
that power source any further, Reich is reported to have said that
his job was one of discovery and he was going to leave it to others
to carry out the results.
Note from Don Harkins
Editor of The Idaho Observer:
The Idaho Observer understands the controversial nature of orgone
energy. Though one cannot see or smell it, sensitive equipment can
measure it. Therefore, it exists—regardless that the FDA determined
[actually just pronounced, like a decree] it did not exist in 1954.
Our contemporary controversy, therefore, has nothing to do with
whether or not orgone energy exists, because the federal
government's non-scientific wishing-it-away doesn't make it so. The
controversy is the modern adaptations of orgonomy and claims by a
growing circle of people who believe that Reich's work provided a
foundation for positive changes in our embattled world.
One has to wonder if those who worship the "DOR" and revel in its
ability to cause misery recognized Reich's discoveries as a direct
threat to their globalist intentions. Is that recognition the power
behind the campaign to ruin the man and erase the memory of his
orgonomic research from history?
The answer becomes obvious when you place into perspective what the
government did to Reich. It killed him at the age of 60 for
continuing to research, without FDA approval, something it claims
does not exist. When asked to prove orgone energy does not exist, it
refused to provide the science that supports its claims or the
identity of those who conducted the experiments and reached that
Those who have ever taken a high school-level biology class
understand the scientific method and can determine that Dr. Reich
was sent to his death by a government that ignored science to make a
political point for all those who may wish to explore orgone energy:
Idaho Observer readers understand energy—that good energy which
produces good things (like sunshine, positive thoughts, healthy
food, and healthy bodies) occupies higher vibrational frequency
ranges, and bad energy that produces bad things (like rot, disease,
unhealthy food, and negative thoughts) occupy lower vibrational
It follows, therefore, that a world saturated in low-frequency
vibrations will produce a world filled with anger, hostility,
disease, and death.
What kind of world do we live in now?
Because the U.S. government has managed to keep low, through a
variety of socio/political maneuvers, the vibrational frequencies
within which Americans operate, our people are sick, angry,
frightened, and living in chaos—the environment most conducive to
Dr. Reich's work evoked the wrath of the baby totalitarian state. It
killed him to send a message to scientists that orgone energy is off
limits for further study. In the absence of scientists developing
beneficial applications for orgone energy, the totalitarian state
has come of age.
Now it appears we have nothing left to lose. The pretense of freedom
is gone. All that remains is the illusion of freedom being kept
alive in the minds of dwindling numbers of Americans.
As the totalitarian police-state emerges, its emissions of dead,
stagnant energy from exponentially-increasing sources (both organic
and inorganic) is also increasing. Rising to the challenge are
groups of people who have picked up Dr. Reich's work and are running
Next month we will continue this story [in the Idaho Observer
newspaper] with the adventures of those who claim to be using orgone
energy to replace bad energy with good.
A small candle, when lit, can, all by itself, overcome darkness,
where the same amount of darkness cannot similarly affect light. The
same is true when it comes to good and bad energy. That's why bad
energy must have outside help from government and its duplicitous
minions to prevail.
Those who have chosen to expand upon Reich's work believe they can
prove to a candid, if not doubting world, that the following ills
can be corrected by the proper application of techniques that
harness orgone energy. They believe in their ability to prove how
properly directed orgone energy will neutralize bad-energy emissions
from cell towers, chemtrails, and angry people.
They also believe they can reproduce Dr.
Reich's experiments and bring rain to drought-ridden areas.
Can they direct orgone energy to accomplish these things? My own
personal skepticism has been extreme for many months. However, a few
things have happened to cause my skepticism to waver and my hope
begin to grow.
Besides, we haven't much else to lose.
Wouldn't it be marvelous if
something as simple as overcoming bad energy with good is the
antidote for all the evil which has so saturated our modern world?
Isn't it also just like God to set things up to be so simple even
His human children can do it?
Whatever Happened To William
by Don Harkins
As Dr. Reich indicated, he only discovered the shoreline of what
could lead to a universe of potential applications for orgone
energy. Though we may never know which potential application caused
the federal government to sentence Dr. Reich to death and zealously
seek out and destroy all references to his work, a clue may be found
in the mysterious Fall of 1948 disappearance of William Washington.
Reich biographer and Harvard graduate Myron Sharaf (Fury On Earth: A
Biography Of Wilhelm Reich, 1983), claims to have met "Bill" at the
University of Chicago when they were both freshmen in 1944.
Sharaf explains that Bill began working with Dr. Reich in the summer
of 1947 to help him with the mathematics of developing an orgone
"When he left Orgonon in Fall, 1948, he took the motor
set-up with him in order to work on further refinements. He was
supposed to return to Orgonon in early Summer, 1949, but he did not
appear, nor was there any word from him" wrote Sharaf.
Sharaf and Dr. Reich checked out some of the stories Bill had told
them about his past and previous employment.
"None of these stories
proved true" Sharaf noted.
Dr. Reich was able to speak to Bill on the phone once in late
Summer, 1949. Reich, a lifelong student of the human mind, deduced
that Bill was hesitant in his speech because he was being monitored
by some outside force, probably the federal government, a conclusion
not shared by Sharaf.
"Washington was never heard from again" wrote Sharaf.
Ola Raknes, Ph.D., had observed the orgone-force motor in action and
saw that the theory was valid. Unfortunately, no further research
into this area was conducted after Bill left Orgonon.
"This would be
an extremely important area of orgone energy research" Raknes
observed in 1970.
The following is from the book
Wilhelm Reich And Orgonomy
- The Great
Psychologist And His Controversial Theory Of Life Energy
by Ola Raknes, Ph.D
of Norway, 1970:
What Is Orgone Energy?
Dr. Wilhelm Reich was first a protégé and then a contemporary of
Sigmund Freud. Most people associate Freud with his belief that the
manifestations of being human are directly related to sexual
repression or expression.
As Dr. Reich's work began pulling away from that of Freud, he became
intrigued with identifying the specific form of energy that made
sexual expression possible.
He discovered that the formula of
function that led to an orgasm was the common formula of function
for all biological processes in all living matter:
tension > charge
> discharge > relaxation.
Dr. Reich isolated the particle responsible for this formula and
named it "bion". He was also able to culture bions from inorganic
matter and, quite accidentally, solved the riddle of biogenesis: He
discovered the mechanism whereby lifeless substances transition to
He later named the energy that resulted from bionic activity
"orgone". It's properties can be summarized as follows:
Organic substances attract and
absorb orgone energy.
Metalic substances attract and
repel or reflect orgone energy.
Stopage of orgone energy by any
metalic obstacle, as well as by a sensitive living organism,
will result in a rise in temperature.
by Don Harkins
(Editor, The Idaho Observer)
We should begin construction of the
Museum of Federally-Buried
Technologies so we can dream about what the world would be like if
problem-solving intelligence was celebrated instead of persecuted.
Did the FDA ban evil's antidote in 1957?
Dr. Wilhelm Reich, MD, died at the age of 60 after serving eight
months of a two year prison sentence. Since his death, tremendous
energy has been expended to erase his memory from history.
One must ask: "Why?"
The following paragraph, taken from the book
Wilhelm Reich And Orgonomy, by
Ola Raknes, Ph.D, sets the stage for answering
"The existence of such energy is
still contested—or at least neglected—by practically all
scientists who have not themselves made the observations and
experiments, and had the experiences, that form the basis of the
discovery. An American Federal Court has even, in March, 1954,
in a Decree of Injunction, declared Orgone Energy to be
nonexistent, without, however, giving the facts on which the
Injunction is said to be based.
In a correspondence with the present
writer [Raknes] the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on whose
complaint the Injunction was decreed, said that experiments
executed with the most modern equipment and methods by
experienced scientists had proved the nonexistence of orgone
None of these experiments has ever been published, and
in further correspondence, the FDA refused to divulge the names
of those scientists or any of the experiments on which the
complaint was said to be based. As Dr. Reich did not obey the
injunction, he was arraigned for contempt of court and sentenced
to two years in the penitentiary.
He died in prison after not quite
Dr. Reich, a world-renowned psychologist
and protégé/contemporary of Sigmund Freud, was sent to prison
at age 60 to die because he insisted upon continuing his research
into orgone energy—in defiance of a federal injunction that resulted
from the FDA's apparently unscientific opinion that orgone energy
did not exist.
All Reich's books were banned, and those that were
found were burned by the FDA. Any printed matter that contained the
word "orgone" was subject to the ban and burning by the FDA per the
injunction. The injunction was still holding in 1970.
The question now becomes: "What is orgone energy?"
If it did not exist, why did the federal government behave so
militantly in its attempts to remove all mention of it from the
world of print and the minds of people?
Why did the federal
government give a death sentence to a well-respected old man for
insisting upon continuing his studies of something that doesn't even
The federal government has used its authority to ban many viable and
useful technologies. Should we accept the FDA's position that orgone
energy doesn't even exist?
Or, is it in our best interests to take
another look at Dr. Reich's work and his controversial theory of
More importantly, can orgone energy be
used to help neutralize the negative energies that so permeate our