Updated July 19, 2023 by Alexandre Baillairge
Orgonite is a captivating substance with its distinctive layered composition. It comprises a 50-50 blend of catalyzed fiberglass resin and metal shavings, with the inclusion of quartz enhancing its aesthetic and functional properties.
The resin, when cured, takes on a glossy finish, creating an attractive and shiny ornament. But orgonite's beauty is more than just skin-deep. It's highly esteemed for its use in balancing and harmonizing bio-energy, often referred to as orgone, chi, or prana.
The Origins of Orgonite
The conceptual basis for orgonite's assumed benefits harks back to the 1930s, and the pioneering research carried out by Dr. Wilhelm Reich. He posited the existence of an omnipresent, vital energy he named "orgone energy". To provide tangible proof of this elusive energy form, Reich designed an orgone accumulator.
His design rested on two fundamental concepts: the use of organic materials, such as resin, to trap orgone energy, and non-organic materials, such as metal, to concurrently repel and attract the energy. By alternating layers of metal and organic material, Reich was able to test and demonstrate the properties and behaviors of this subtle energy.
Fast forward to the present, and Reich's original accumulator has evolved into the orgonite we're familiar with today. The key difference between the two lies in the inclusion of quartz crystals or other mineral substitutes within orgonite. As the resin cures, it shrinks, applying constant pressure on the quartz crystal within. This pressure generates a piezoelectric effect, causing the quartz to emit a charge.
The Purported Benefits of Orgonite
Though Dr. Reich gave it a new name, the concept of an omnipresent life energy was recognized by various cultures long before his time. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, this energy is termed 'Qi', while Ayurveda refers to it as 'Prana'. Individuals sensitive to such energies managed to discern the properties of this energy, and by trapping it within orgonite, they claim it can manifest an array of beneficial effects.
These include an increase in energy, balanced mood, improved sleep and more vivid dreams, protection against harmful electromagnetic fields (EMF), enhanced spiritual and psychological growth, increased immunity to illness, boosted plant growth, and the elimination of negative energy.
In addition to these effects, orgonite is also purported to have healing properties. It is often associated with alternative healing methods such as Reiki and Quantum Touch, which claim to utilize this subtle energy to harmonize and balance the body.
Applications of Orgonite
Orgone energy is believed to exist in two distinct forms. The first is a beneficial form known as positive orgone (POR), and the second is a potentially harmful form called deadly orgone (DOR). Orgonite's primary function is to neutralize this detrimental form of energy, similar to the concept of removing stagnant qi in feng shui. DOR is often associated with modern technologies that emit high-frequency EMF radiation, such as microwaves, potentially creating a polluted and imbalanced energy environment detrimental to both physical and mental health.
Utilizing orgonite can mitigate these effects. Carrying orgonite around with you or strategically positioning it within your home can help maintain a balanced flow of POR, thereby harmonizing your surrounding energy. This, in turn, promotes personal well-being and happiness, making orgonite a unique blend of spiritual tool, decorative piece, and potential health aid.