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Published Materials About the Orgone Energy Accumulator
The orgone energy accumulator was Wilhelm Reich's principal scientific and medical tool from 1940 to 1957. Its development dates back to early 1939 in Reich's laboratory in Oslo, Norway where he was trying to isolate and contain a radiation phenomenon he had recently discovered in certain bion cultures. The accumulator is, in fact, a modified Faraday cage which is a commonplace scientific apparatus that Reich began using to determine if this radiation phenomenon was simply electromagnetic energy.
Since physicist Michael Faraday's invention of the cage in 1836 as a foil-lined room--which excludes all exterior electrical energy from its enclosure--countless scientists have stood, sat, worked and experimented inside Faraday cages. Wilhelm Reich was one of them.
Reich named this radiation "orgone energy," and in July 1940--in Rangeley, Maine--he found that this energy was also present in the atmosphere.
Reich's first full-sized accumulator for human research was constructed in late October-early November of 1940 for his laboratory in New York. Reich's first medical research with human subjects using the accumulator began in New York in March 1941. And Reich's first published statement about the accumulator was a brief reference to a "certain apparatus in my laboratory" in the opening article of his first American research journal in March 1942, the International Journal of Sex-Economy and Orgone-Research – Volume 1, Number 1. [ISJO]
The words "orgone accumulator" first appeared in the next issue of the ISJO (July 1942) in an article entitled "The Carcinomatous Shrinking Biopathy" in which Reich discussed his first medical case study using the accumulator. And in March 1943, Reich published his first detailed description of the orgone accumulator in the ISJO – Volume 2, Number 1
in an article entitled "Experimental Orgone Therapy of the Cancer Biopathy (1937-1953)."
The following materials provide the reader with the most substantial and accurate information about Reich's orgone energy accumulator available anywhere:
International Journal of Sex-Economy and Orgone-Research
[Specifically, Volumes 1 and 2]
The Cancer Biopathy
The Orgone Energy Accumulator - Its Scientific and Medical Use
Clinical Observations on the Use of the Orgone Energy Accumulator
Plans for Constructing an Orgone Energy Accumulator
Plans for Constructing an Orgone Energy Blanket
The most comprehensive information about Reich's development, scientific uses and medical applications of the orgone energy accumulator can be found in his 1948 book The Cancer Biopathy – The Discovery of the Orgone, Volume 2. In it, Reich documents his first decade of biological and clinical cancer research starting in his laboratory in Oslo, Norway, and continuing in his laboratories in Forest Hills, New York and in Rangeley, Maine.
Reich published this book through his Orgone Institute Press. It was subsequently banned from circulation in America in 1954 by order of a Federal Court injunction, and burned under the supervision of the Food and Drug Administration in 1956 and 1960. In 1973, in partnership with the Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust, the New York publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux republished this book which is available in our Bookstore.
In 1951, Reich’s Orgone Institute Press issued a 56-page booklet entitled The Orgone Energy Accumulator - Its Scientific and Medical Use. This informative booklet was also banned and burned in the 1950s by order of a Federal Court injunction.
In 2004, the Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust compiled a 96-page Xerox-bound volume entitled Clinical Observations on the Use of the Orgone Energy Accumulator, comprising medical reports by physicians who had studied with Reich. These reports
were originally published in the 1940s and 1950s in Reich's research journals and bulletins: International Journal of Sex-Economy and Orgone-Research, and C.O.R.E. (Cosmic Orgone Engineering).
Also available are the 13-page Plans for Constructing an Orgone Energy Accumulator, and the 3-page Plans for Constructing an Orgone Energy Blanket.
CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE USE OF THE ORGONE ENERGY ACCUMULATOR
This collection of medical reports written by physicians who were studying with Reich was compiled by The Wilhelm Infant Trust in 2004. It comprises the following:
56-Page Booklet $26.95
- Anderson, W. – “Orgone Therapy in Rheumatic Fever”
1950 – Orgone Energy Bulletin, Vol. 2: p. 71-73
- Bremer, K. – “Medical Effects of Orgone Energy”
1953 – Orgone Energy Bulletin, Vol. 5: p. 71-84
- Cott, A. – “Orgonomic Treatment of Ichthyosis”
1951 – Orgone Energy Bulletin, Vol. 3: p. 163-166
- Hoppe, W. – “My First Experience with the Orgone
1945 - International Journal of Sex-Economy and
Orgone-Research, Vol. 4: p. 200-2001
- Hoppe, W. – “My Experiences with the Orgone Accumulator”
1949 – Orgone Energy Bulletin, Vol. 1: p. 12-22
- Hoppe, W. – “Further Experiences with the Orgone
1950 – Orgone Energy Bulletin, Vol. 2: p. 16-21
- Levine, E. – “Treatment of a Hypertensive Biopathy with the
1951 – Orgone Energy Bulletin, Vol. 3: p. 25-34
- Reich, W. and Reich, E. – “Early Diagnosis of Cancer of the
Uterus (CaV), Case No 13”
1955 – C.O.R.E. (Cosmic Orgone Engineering), Vol. 7:
- Silvert, M. – “On the Medical Use of Orgone Energy”
1952 – Orgone Energy Bulletin, Vol. 4: p. 51-54
- Tropp, S. – “Treatment of a Mediastinal Malignancy with the
1949 – Orgone Energy Bulletin, Vol. 1: p. 100-109
- Tropp, S. – “Orgone Therapy of an Early Breast Cancer”
1950 – Orgone Energy Bulletin, Vol. 2: p. 131-138
- Tropp, S. – “Limited Surgery in Orgonomic Cancer Therapy”
1951 – Orgone Energy Bulletin, Vol. 3: p. 81-89
- Wevrick, N. – “Physical Orgone Therapy of Diabetes”
1951 – Orgone Energy Bulletin, Vol. 3: p. 110-112
THE ORGONE ENERGY ACCUMULATOR - ITS SCIENTIFIC AND MEDICAL USE
Wilhelm Reich originally published this compact and informative booklet in 1951, and it is available here in booklet form as a reprint. This booklet is divided into the following sections:
- What is an orgone energy accumulator?
- Who invented the orgone energy accumulator?
- What is Life Energy and how is it related to Cosmic Energy?
- What are, concretely, the facts which prove the existence of such a universal life energy?
Orgone energy accumulator
- The orgone energy envelope of the earth
- “Bad Seeing”
- The blueness of the sky
- Change of form
- Absorption and reflection
Quantitative measurements of orgone energy
The medical use of the orgone energy accumulator
- Temperature difference, To–T
- Rate of spontaneous electroscopic discharge
- The orgonotic Geiger-Müller counter reactions
- Daily measurement of atmospheric meteorological changes
Requirements for forming an opinion on the orgone energy accumulator
- Through general orgonotic irradiation of the organism
- The “shooter”
- Basic indications of orgone energy application:
- Undercharged biopathies
- Overcharged biopathies
Public use of and responsibility toward orgone energy research
Bibliography of works on orgone energy
56-Page Booklet $ 14.95
PLANS FOR CONSTRUCTING AN ORGONE ENERGY ACCUMULATOR
Based on information originally distributed in the 1950s by the Wilhelm Reich Foundation. These plans for the construction of a three-fold orgone energy accumulator and for a five-fold shooter include: (1) a list of materials, (2) table of dimensions, (3) detailed drawings and instructions for the layering, framing and assembling of an accumulator, (4) notes and questions regarding the use of the accumulator.
Bound Photocopy $8.50
PLANS FOR CONSTRUCTING AN ORGONE ENERGY BLANKET
These plans for the construction of a three-fold orgone energy blanket include (1) a list
of materials, (2) dimensions, (3) detailed instructions for layering and assembling
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