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Orgonomy - A Glossary of Terms

A new scientific discipline must employ new terms if old ones are inapplicable. Orgonomy introduced the following new terms:

ANORGONIA
The condition of diminished or lacking orgonity (q.v.).

ARMOR
See character armor, muscular armor

BIONS
Energy vesicles representing transitional stages between non-living and living substance. They constantly form in nature by a process of disintegration of inorganic and organic matter, which process it has been possible to reproduce experimentally. They are charged with orgone energy (q.v.), i.e. Life Energy, and may develop into protozoa and bacteria.

CHARACTER
An individual’s typical structure, his stereotype manner of acting and reacting. The orgonomic concept of character is functional and biological, and not a static, psychological or moralistic concept.

CHARACTER ANALYSIS
Originally a modification of the customary psychoanalyatic technique of symptom analysis, by the inclusion of the character and character resistance into the therapeutic process. However, the discovery of the muscular armor necessitated the development of a new technique, namely vegetotherapy. The later discovery of organismic orgone energy (bio-energy) and the concentration of atmospheric orgone energy with an orgone energy accumulator necessitated the further development of character-analytic vegetotherapy into an inclusive, biophysical orgone therapy. (See physical orgone therapy, psychiatric orgone therapy)

CHARACTER ARMOR
The sum total of typical character attitudes which an individual develops as a blocking against his emotional excitations, resulting in rigidity of the body, lack of emotional contact, and “deadness.” Functionally identical with the muscular armor.

CHARACTER, GENITAL
The un-neurotic character structure which does not suffer from sexual stasis, and therefore, is capable of natural self-regulation on the basis of orgastic potency.

CHARACTER, NEUROTIC
The character which, due to chronic bio-energetic stasis, operates according to the principle of compulsive moral regulation.

EMOTIONAL PLAGUE
The neurotic character in destructive action on the social scene.

MUSCULAR ARMOR
The sum total of the muscular attitudes (chronic muscular spasms) which an individual develops as a block against the breakthrough of emotions and organ sensations, in particular anxiety, rage, and sexual excitation.

ORGASM
The unitary involuntary convulsions of the total organism at the acme of the genital embrace. This reflex, because of its involuntary character and the prevailing orgasm anxiety, is blocked in most humans of civilizations which repress infantile and adolescent genitality.

ORGASTIC IMPOTENCE
The absence of orgastic potency. It is the most important characteristic of the average human of today, and—by damning up biological (orgone) energy in the organism—provides the source of energy for all kinds of biopathic symptoms and social irrationalism.

ORGASTIC POTENCY
Essentially the capacity for complete surrender to the involuntary convulsion of the organism and complete discharge of the excitation at the acme of the genital embrace. It is always lacking in neurotic individuals. It presupposes the presence or establishment of the genital character, i.e. absence of a pathological character armor and muscular armor. Orgastic potency is usually not distinguished from erective and ejaculative potency, both of which are only prerequisites of orgastic potency.

ORGONE ENERGY
Primordial Cosmic Energy, universally present and demonstrable visually, thermically, electroscopically, and by means of Geiger-Mueller counters. In the living organism: Bio-energy, Life Energy. Discovered by Wilhelm Reich between 1936 to 1940.

ORANUR (Orgone Energy Against Nuclear Radiation)
Denotes orgone energy in a state of excitation induced by nuclear energy (DOR denotes Deadly Orgone Energy).

ORGONE THERAPY
(See physical orgone therapy, psychiatric orgone therapy)

ORGONITY
The condition of containing orgone energy; the quantity of orgone energy contained.

ORGONOMETRY
Quantitative orgonomic research.

ORGONOMIC (‘ENERGETIC”) FUNCTIONALISM
The functional thought technique which guides clinical and experimental orgone research. The guiding principle is that of the identity of variations in their common functioning principle (CFP). This thought technique grew in the course of the study of human character formation and led to the discovery of the functional organismic and cosmic orgone energy, thereby proving itself to be the correct mirroring of both living and non-living basic natural processes.

ORGONOMY
The natural science of the cosmic orgone energy.

ORGONOTIC
Qualities concerning the orgonity of a system or a condition.

PHYSICAL ORGONE THERAPY
Application of physical orgone energy concentrated in an orgone energy accumulator to increase the natural bio-energetic resistance of the organism against disease.

PSYCHIATRIC ORGONE THERAPY
Mobilization of the orgone energy in the organism, i.e. the liberation of biophysical emotions from muscular and character armorings with the goal of establishing, if possible, orgastic potency.

SEX-ECONOMY
The body of knowledge within Orgonomy which deals with the economy of the biological (orgone) in the organism, with its energy household.

STASIS
The damming of Life Energy in the organism, thus the source of energy for biopathy and irrationalism.

STASIS ANXIETY
The anxiety caused by the stasis of sexual energy in the center of the organism when its peripheral orgastic discharge is inhibited.

STASIS NEUROSIS
All somatic disturbances which are the immediate result of the stasis of sexual energy, with stasis anxiety at its core.

WORK DEMOCRACY
The functioning of the natural and intrinsically rational work relationships between human beings. The concept of work democracy represents the established reality (not the ideology) of these relationships which, though usually distorted because of prevailing armoring and irrational political ideologies, are nevertheless at the basis of all social achievement.



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