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What is Orgonomy?

Orgonomy is the natural science of orgone energy and its functions. This energy obeys certain laws, and Wilhelm Reich described the functions of the energy and its effects very specifically. To date, we know of no scientific evidence that has been presented that allows us to overturn or even modify any of Reich’s original premises or formulations. His energetic theory provides a unified scientific explanation for the development of all living organisms and the structure of the physical world – from the formation of a single-celled protozoa to the construction of the cosmos. It is important to note that Reich foresaw that his scientific discoveries risked distortion and warned against the mystification of natural energetic functions, for he believed that such distortions are the consequence of armoring.

What is Orgone Energy?

Orgone is Wilhelm Reich’s name for the energy from which all nature is created — the creative force in nature. Reich proposed some general laws and principles regarding orgone and how it functions. Orgone is:

(1) Mass free and has no inertia (making it difficult to measure)

(2) Universal

(3) The medium for electromagnetic and gravitational activity

(4) That from which matter is created

What is Armoring?

Armor refers to the bodily contractions that involuntarily occur when an individual suffers a traumatic experience. Unfortunately, once armor forms, it takes on a life of its own and forever has an effect on all future functioning. It is the total defense apparatus of the organism, consisting of the rigidities of the character and the chronic spasms of the musculature. Armor functions essentially as a defense against the breakthrough of emotion—particularly anxiety, rage, and sexual excitation. Armoring is usually described as either:

(1) Character Armor: The sum total of typical character attitudes that an individual develops as a defense against anxiety, resulting in character rigidity, lack of contact, or “deadness. OR

(2) Muscular Armor: The sum total of the muscular attitudes (chronic muscular spasms) that an individual develops as a block against the breakthrough of emotional and organ sensations, in particular anxiety, rage, and sexual excitation.

Is it true that medical orgonomists are conservative?

Medical orgonomists are conservative in the sense that they conserve and develop the knowledge of orgone energy functions discovered by Wilhelm Reich. Orgonomists are also conservative in supporting the development of core life functions of work and sexuality in individuals and society. Lastly, orgonomists are conservative in supporting the protection of the natural environment from destruction.

Double-blind studies are done to assure reliable scientific data. Why are double-blind studies not used in the orgonomic sciences?

Double-blind studies, where an experimental modality and a control are compared so that neither the experimenter nor the subject under investigation can know which is operative, are not used in the orgonomic sciences because they are not necessary.

An essential requirement in functional research is the state of emotional health of the investigator. This prerequisite is the essential safeguard against perceptual distortions and irrational intrepretations arising from the presence of armor in the scientist. Double-blind studies are necessary in traditional research to avoid the possibility of erroneous observations because the armored sensory apparatus and character structure of the investigator are likely to give rise to perceptual distortions and chacterological bias. Therefore, the observer must be excluded from the process of observation.

There must be as little contact as possible between the armored experimenter and the object of experiment, and this is the rationale for introducing double-blind studies. This situation is the exact opposite of the relationship between the healthy natural scientist and the process under investigation where the organ sensations of the scientist are, to a large extent, the tools of research. Furthermore, the observations of the unarmored investigator into nature are not prone to distortion and therefore double-blind studies are not only unnecessary but would result in a disturbance in contact and an impediment to the process of observation.

What is your understanding of the term “political science” and what does the word science have to do with political science?

Political science is defined in the dictionary as the science of the principles and the conduct of government. It is really a mixture of rational ideas on government and the theories of various political thinkers from Plato to the present regarding the origin, development and purpose of the State. As such, it is not a science at all but the collective philosophical ideas of political thinkers through the ages. Political science could not possibly have come into being and develop into a true science until around the middle of the 20th century with Wilhelm Reich’s discoveries of the biological foundation of human social functioning. Through the understanding of the biological basis of how people function socially, it is now possible to begin developinga true science of politics. This material will be presented in my soon-to-be-published book Neither Left nor Right: From Political Science toward the Science of Politics.

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