The word orgonite comes from “orgone”, the name given by Wilhelm Reich to vital energy found everywhere in nature. It is life energy, also called Ch’i, Prana, and Aether. This vital energy exists, in a natural way, under many different forms. It can be neutral (OR=orgone), positive (POR=positive orgone energy) or negative (DOR = deadly orgone energy). When positive, it enables living organisms to exist in a healthy state. Reich did a lot of research on the properties and behaviors of this energy. He built an orgone accumulator out of alternate layers of metal and organic material. He also observed that OR was able to neutralize nuclear radiation.
It is important to understand what DOR is. DOR is (POR), but “armored” as Reich called it. “Armoring” means that the life energy does not flow freely anymore, but has been encapsulated into a rigid form. When a knight puts on his armor, he cannot move freely anymore; he is restricted in his movements. The same with energy: when energy gets “armored” it does not flow freely anymore. Look at nature. When water flows freely, is full of vitality and life in it flourishes. When water becomes stagnant, it becomes like a stinking pool, and life in it dies. DOR is negative, that is, it suffocates life forms. It creates disease, and ultimately it will cause death. DOR energy is primarily human made, by technology, like machines and microwave transmitters, chemical pollution, physical destruction of the landscape, but also by human emotions. A place where a violent death occurred, for example, will retain the DOR imprint on that location for a long time. A house where the inhabitants have a lot of negative emotional outbursts will also be laden with DOR. The human body itself can also be armored, that is, by life long emotional problems; man’s creative expression can be blocked or dammed up, causing contraction of his energy system, quickly or slowly leading to disease.
As human beings we are open energy systems. This means that we cannot shield ourselves completely from our environment. We are constantly subjected to the energies in our environment. They affect us whether we are aware of it or not. Therefore it is important to transform any DOR that comes to us into positive POR.