Orgone Energy

     Orgone energy is a universal life-force energy discovered in the late 1930's by the controversial natural scientist, psychoanalyist and inventor, Dr. Wilhelm Reich.  It is similiar to the life-force energy concepts that have been known around the world for millenia.  His writings are numerous and multi-faceted, encompassing everything from human sexuality, the treatment of severe burns, cosmic superimposition, and weather modification.  As with many visionary scientists of the 20th century, his work was often maligned, misunderstood, and persecuted.

     Caught in the termoil of Nazi Germany, Reich fled to Scandinavia, where he focused on the study of the biophysics of human emotion and degenerative processes.  The persecution continued, and he forced to cross the Atlantic in 1939, arriving in New York.  This began an extremely productive time for Reich, in which he discovered orgone energy, and developed what he called and orgone accumulator (a device that accumulates orgone energy).  He established a research center in Maine, which was eventually shut down by the Food And Drug Administration, his books burned, and he died in prison under the guise of an obscure cosmetic labeling law violation in 1957.

     Thankfully, much of Dr. Reich's works have survived, and are widely available. A new generation of scientists and physicians have investigated Dr. Reich's work, reproducing his experiments, applying them clinically, and finding them sound - and the discorery of orgone energy to be authentic. Dr. James DeMeo has continued Reich's research for nearly 40 years, and is the director of the Orgone Biophysical Research Laboratory in Ashland, Oregon.  Here is a link to his website and a link to a short introductory video:

     In terms of horticulture, the use of orgone energy to promote plant growth shows promise.  Growth rates of seedlings charged in an orgone accumulator were increased by 40% in a controlled study. Here is a link to an article by James DeMeo, PhD:

     More scientific research is needed, and unfortunately, much of the slander and misinformation about Reich's work that led to his wrongful imprisonment still continues on the internet.

"There is no proof.  There are no authorities whatever. No president, Academy, Court of Law, Congress, or Senate on this earth that has the knowledge or power to decide what will be the knowledge of tomorrow." - Wilhelm Reich