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Orgone Biophysical Research Laboratory
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OBRL Progress Report and Summary:
An Appeal for Your Support
Dear Friend of Orgonomy,
As I noted in a letter a few years ago, the New Millennium, unfortunately, seems afflicted with the same set of problems that afflicted the old one, and no magical transformation of human character structure or social structure has occurred.
Readers of this letter who are familiar with the discoveries of the late Wilhelm Reich, will only shake their head in dismay at the preventable human tragedies and deadly Grand Theatre whereupon world events are being played out before our eyes. With luck, we are living in splendid isolation, only being forced to deal with local dramas of one sort or another. We know all too well, the fundament of these problems in the sex-economic disaster which grips nearly every nation and society on our small planet, and the technological complications which always promise to make life better, but usually only make life more hurried, high-pressured and even dangerous. We know also, that it does not have to be this way.
Flowing from the discoveries of Wilhelm Reich made in the last Century, there are practical solutions and answers available, at least for individuals if not for larger social groups, which continue to offer a way "out of the trap". Most people reading this e-letter will have taken advantage of them -- orgone therapy for emotional clarity, gentle raising of their children, the orgone accumulator for immune-boosting, and so forth.
Here at the Orgone Biophysical Research Lab, where the new findings and discoveries of orgonomy are worked with on a daily basis, we are optimistic about the future, even if it requires looking down the road many decades, even beyond our own lifetimes. Such long-term planning is basically absent from human affairs, but it once characterized those "primitive" peaceful societies which asked how a decision today would affect things seven generations hence. And so, I ask those with interests in Reich's discoveries to consider to support the work being undertaken at OBRL -- we are one of a very few torchbearers for the future, and work to keep alive a body of natural scientific discovery which is absolutely essential for today as well as for future generations.
As the OBRL founder and Director since it was established in 1978, I am pleased to report a growing professional and public interest in the discoveries of Wilhelm Reich, with many socially-beneficial applications of the fruits of the science of orgonomy. Here is an update of the situation at OBRL.
* OBRL Greensprings Center: Education
Since the founding of the new high-altitude Greensprings Research and Educational Center in 1995, and with the assistance and participation of various skilled professionals, OBRL has offered nearly 30 different summer laboratory seminars and two major Conferences on "New Research in Orgonomy", attended by over 500 students and professionals from across the USA and overseas as well. My own Laboratory Seminar on General Orgonomy, which covers both sex-economic as well as orgone biophysical topics, will be repeated in summer of 2010.
OBRL also has continued to develop its internet presence and web site (http://www.orgonelab.org), helping to establish contacts and speed communications with interested people around the world. Our "OBRL Newsletters" provide periodic updates of research and activites, as well as announcements and informative bulletins to several thousand subscribers, worldwide.
* OBRL Greensprings Center: Research
The Greensprings Center is located in a pristine forested environment, free of typical atmospheric stagnation (dor) found in other regions, and is well set up for undertaking orgone energy research in a highly quantitative, top-notch manner. As noted in our recent OBRL Newsletters, for the last several years:
-- We have implemented a very robust experimental protocol to evaluate Wilhelm Reich's "To-T experiment", the thermal anomaly inside the orgone energy accumulator, with excellent results that meets or exceeds all known thermodynamic considerations. After running this experiment for nearly 7 years, I can report a very clear confirmation of Reich's original observations, something which others have also indicated is so. We now enter a phase of data-analysis, after which publication of results will take place.
-- An Orgone Energy Darkroom was constructed several years ago, and provides an excellent medium for student demonstrations and experimental investigation of high-charge orgone energy fields. This Darkroom is today the location of an extended multi-year experimental investigation of Reich's claim that an orgone-charged Geiger-Muller counter would yield anomalous pulse-reactions or "counts". The claims of Reich have also been verified in this instance, with counts of up to 4000 counts per minute being recorded from only orgone energy charging of the GM tubes.
-- A study of "stationary GPS" readings over two years is now concluding the data-gathering phase, with preliminary indications suggesting non-random diurnal and sidereal-day variations in standard GPS "errors". The implications are, these "errors" are actually responses by the GPS system to cosmic energy flux in the open space between the orbiting GPS satellites and the Earth's surface.
-- An archive of research papers showing positive results on various ether-drift experiments was recently created at the OBRL website, with downloadable scannned PDF copies of the original documents.
-- A series of new orgone-charged high vacuum (vacor) tube experiments has been recently initiated, to further explore the properties of open air-free space. The bluish glow observed by Reich in his vacor experiments has been verified, an anomalous phenomenon elicited without significant external application of electrical or electromagnetic fields, such as by simple holding or gentle stroking of the vacor tubes with the hand.
-- Efforts to photograph the orgone energy units pulsing in the atmosphere have continued, on and off now for many years, using various filters and sensors. So far, results have proven very elusive towards this goal.
These new experiments proceed even as old ones undertaken in the 1990s continue to hold a great significance.
-- With assistance from students at the OBRL Independent Study seminars, a tightly-controlled orgone-accumulator seed-charging experiment was undertaken over several years, showing a systematically-reproducible growth enhancement in early sprouting, averaging a striking 34% increase, with a very high level of statistical significance (p<0.0001).
-- Reich's discovery of the "bion" and concept of bionous disintegration of inorganic and organic materials, was reproduced at OBRL with excellent photographs being prepared. This photographic documentation was possible with great help from Dr's Nagy and Blasband, who led the OBRL seminar on "Bions, Cancer Biopathy, and the Reich Blood Test" which continued for several years.
-- I have also undertaken a research trip to the Archives at Case-Western Reserve University, to review long-ignored materials on the ether-drift research of the late Dayton Miller, who achieved positive measurements of ether-drift in the early 1900s, and described it in a manner very similar to Reich's orgone energy. Through my efforts, Dr. Miller's long-lost original data sheets for his important Mount Wilson ether-drift experiments -- which produced very positive results in favor of ether-drift -- were located and are now publicly available. His politically-suppressed research provides indirect but independent support for the theoretical foundations of orgonomy, and I've now published several papers on this subject:
All of these kinds of experimental findings have been publicly presented, typically today in professional PowerPoint presentations at various international scientific conferences. Starting in the 1990s, I made a deliberate and focused attempt to openly bring these and other controversial new scientific findings into the mainstream of modern natural science - without compromise or dilution. This has been a most challenging task which has brought a few disappointments, but many successes and rewards.
* Drought-Abatement and Desert-Greening Program
In the 1990s, I personally led 13 separate expeditions into Africa and the Middle East, for purposes of drought-abatement or desert greening. These expeditions included work in Israel, Namibia, and a 5-year project in the Eritrean Sahel zone. In all cases the work was made possibly by generous donations of ordinary people concerned with the terrible conditions which existed, plus the even more generous and quite strenuous dedication of time and life-energy by teams of professional volunteers. All of this work has been published in various journals, including our own Pulse of the Planet journal.
I have since been contacted by concerned persons in both Israel and Australia, asking for help with their on-gong water and drought problems. We are in discussions with officials in those regions, but in reality the strains of the overseas work have been sufficiently great that we today are more oriented towards training new students in the authentic CORE methods of Wilhelm Reich. A problem is, there is so much distortion and misrepresentation of Reich's findings by various mystics and internet-hawkers, that young people either come to us fully poisoned with all the wrong ideas, or they simply are repulsed by all the terrible mysticism they encounter, which is mis-attributed to Reich. This is a social dilemma we have no easy answer for, except to continue quietly speaking the truth in those public avenues available to us. The OBRL website now posts a series of public announcements or correctives against this destructive social trend, here for example:
* OBRL Publications:
OBRL continues to distribute copies of its journal, Pulse of the Planet,
through catalogs, bookstores, and by internet. The #5 issue of Pulse, also titled "Heretic's Notebook: Protocells, Ether-Drift and Cosmic Life Energy, with New Research Supporting Wilhelm Reich", is one of our best. OBRL also recently assisted the English-language publication of Dr. Roberto Maglione's book "Wilhelm Reich and the Healing of Atmospheres". OBRL also is undertaking an English translation of Dr. Jorgos Kavouras' book "Healing with Orgone Energy" from the original German edition, for publication by a publisher yet to be determined.
In addition, OBRL supported the publication of my larger work "SAHARASIA: The 4000 BCE Origins of Child-Abuse, Sex-Repression, Warfare and Social Violence In the Deserts of the Old World" which continues to gain support, from both archaeological-historical findings, as well as from various depressing current-events.
Saharasia is a controversial work providing critical cross-cultural and geographical-historical support for Reich's original sex-economic findings on the origins of human violence, solving in a quantitative manner the riddle of the origins of human armoring. It is the largest single study of global human behavior ever undertaken, and it validates Reich's views completely. The work contains over a hundred maps, tables, illustrations and photos - a major research and publishing project. A German-language edition is partly completed, though no publisher has been found. Several of my own new publications also progress, albeit slowly "Saharasia Since 1900" and "Greening Deserts".
We also recently posted two new videos to YouTube, promoting several of our publications. If you haven't seen them, you should enjoy doing so:
Wilhelm Reich and the Orgone Energy
John Ott: Exploring the Spectrum
* OBRL Greensprings Center: Facilities
The facilities at the Greensprings Center continue to be expanded and upgraded as is possible. Most recently, we repaired our workshop and added a small student cabin. The main OBRL laboratory and seminar building, which also hosts a top-notch astronomical observatory, had a new seminar and storage room added to the East side. This allows the old seminar room to now be fully dedicated to research projects.
Each of these activities -- educational, laboratory, field work, publications, lectures, upgrading and maintenance of the Greensprings Center itself -- requires a considerable expenditure of time, resources and money, beyond our personal financial capacities. Therefore each year, we openly ask for financial assistance from OBRL's network of supporters. The simplest way to help out is to purchase our various publications for yourself or as a gift, and to plan to attend our summer Greensprings Seminars, as described here:
For those of more substantial means, please consider a larger donation targeted towards our ongoing field and laboratory work. Donations of any amount are most welcome and appreciated.
There are very few institutions in the world where Wilhelm Reich's important discoveries are seriously considered and openly worked with in such a direct and uncompromised manner. With the help of dedicated friends and associates, OBRL has developed a unique, life-positive, productive and non-political, natural scientific approach, with a proven record of accomplishment. With your support and assistance, this vitally important work will remain alive and growing. Please make a tax-deductible contribution to the financial needs of the OBRL Greensprings Center projects.
Thanks in advance for your support.
James DeMeo, Ph.D.
Director of Research
(A listing of Dr. DeMeo's past publications and lectures is available at:
Orgone Biophysical Research Laboratory
Ashland, Oregon, USA
How you can help...
Now is the time you can make a significant contribution to the continuation of this important work, by donating to the Greensprings Center projects. With your help, our various research and educational programs will continue "full steam ahead". If you are in a position to assist financially with this important work, please consider to make a generous contribution. If you require additional details or clarifications, please get in touch with Dr. James DeMeo by email, letter or telephone. All contributions, small or large, will be gratefully acknowledged. Please also consider to include OBRL in your estate planning, for a bequest.
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