What is Orgonite?
Orgonite is a substance made of resin, metals and quartz that balances and harmonises bio-energy, otherwise known as orgone, chi or prana.
Dr Wilhelm Reich, an Austrian psychiatrist, researched orgone energy in the earlier half of the 20th century, and today’s orgonite devices are built on his findings. While conducting his research, Dr. Reich found that organic materials attract and hold orgone energy, while non-organic metals simultaneously attract and repel the energy.
Orgonite is based on these two principles. It is a 50-50 mix of resin (organic, due to the fact that it is based on petrochemicals), and metal shavings (inorganic). A quartz crystal is also added to the orgonite mix. This is because of its piezoelectric properties, which means that it gives off a charge when it is put under pressure (resin shrinks when it is cured, so constant pressure is put on the quartz crystal).
Due to the fact that the elements contained in orgonite are constantly attracting and repelling energy, a “scrubbing” action takes place, and along with the charge that the crystal gives off, this cleans stagnant and negative energy, and brings it back to a healthy, vibrant state.
What are the benefits of orgonite?
The effects of orgonite differ from person to person. Some feel the energy straight away (usually as a tingling or warm sensation) while for others the effects are cumulative. The most commonly reported effects of orgonite are:
• Better sleep and vivid dreams
• More energy
• Balanced moods
• Decreased sensitivity to EMFs
• Spiritual and psychological growth
• Increased resistance to illness (orgonite should never be used as a substitute for professional medical care)
What are some uses for orgonite?
Most people use orgonite to balance and strengthen their energetic field, and to help provide protection against EMFs. You can also use it to:
• Deepen meditation
• Boost plant growth
• Remove negative energy in a specific place
• Strengthen intentions and visualisations
Orgone, chi, life-force, prana – subtle energies
When Wilhelm Reich discovered the existence of orgone energy in the 1930s, he said that he had discovered a cosmic life energy – an omnipresent energy too subtle to be measured with everyday instruments.
Reich’s idea of orgone is not new. Most esoteric and metaphysical teachings have emphasised the idea of subtle energies that are found everywhere – from the human body to the air around us – the building blocks of all life on earth. Reich termed it orgone, in Traditional Chinese medicine it is termed Qi, in Ayurveda and tantra it is called prana. Many alternative healing methods, such as Reiki and Quantum Touch, make use of subtle energies in order to heal imbalances in the body.
There are variations between the different theories and characteristics of subtle energy – in particular because they cannot be measured by scientific instruments – instead, generations of people with a natural or practised sensitivity to subtle energies have managed to sense the way in which these work.
Here are the basic properties of orgone energy according to Wilhelm Reich:
Organic materials attracted and held orgone energy.
Non-Organic metal materials attracted and then rapidly repelled it.
It fills all space and is everywhere.
It’s mass free and is the primordial, cosmic energy.
It penetrates matter, but at different speeds.
It pulsates and is observable and measurable.
It has a strong affinity and attraction to/by water.
It is accumulated naturally in the living organism by ingesting foods, breathing, and through the skin.
Orgone in the human body
We need orgone for our survival, and energy blockages often cause serious illnesses. Orgone runs through our bodies, and different teachings have mapped out different paths along which it runs. Acupuncture is based on the meridian system taught in Tradtional Chinese medicine. When your body is healthy, energy runs unobstructed through these meridians, but blockages in the meridian can cause illness. Acupuncture and acupressure are thought to stimulate the meridians and work to heal the blockages.
The chakra system works in a similar way. In this case, our seven major chakras are vortexes of energy. Each chakra deals has a different function, and if there are any blockages in energy flow in our chakras, this can also result in psychological and psychological symptoms like disease or mental complexes.
Apart from keeping orgonite around you, exercises like Qi Gong, yoga, energy healing, crystal healing and some forms of meditation are good ways to keep a healthy flow of POR in your body, which leads to a healthier and happier body. Our subtle energy systems are also affected by the food we eat, the way we breathe (breathing is one major intake of orgone energy), and even the thoughts we think.
Orgonite and Consciousness
Subtle energy is thought to have an intelligence of its own. This is why orgonite affects people in different ways – the function of orgonite is an invigorating and balancing one, but this may manifest differently according to the individual’s needs – you don’t need to tell orgonite what to do! Although it can also be rewarding to actively work with the orgonite energies.
We can use our consciousness to interact with orgonite and orgone energy. “Mind over matter” – orgone is the building block of our material reality, and we can use our thoughts and emotions to interact with it and shape our material worlds with it.