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An Orgonomic Theory of Time Part One – Previous Time Theories

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An Orgonomic Theory of Time Part One – Previous Time Theories


A brief overview of various philosophical and scientifically based time theories and their conceptual difficulties. Certain time anomalies are presented alongside the apparent association of those anomalies with oranur, an excited form of orgone energy. In part two, a new orgonomic theory of time is elucidated wherein there are four interacting types: individual, group, energetic and universal time. Time itself is considered analogous to consciousness and more specifically to the ideo-physical (or pan-psychic) view of orgone as proposed previously by Southgate. This view is presented as an indivisible triad – consciousness, orgone and time.


1. Introduction – Theories of Time

There are an incredibly complex and diverse range of philosophical and scientific theories regarding time. The main ones are presentism, growing block (past and present are an accumulating block within which we exist and move toward the future), moving spotlight (one’s consciousness cuts through the block of time) and eternalism (everything has already happened but we are using consciousness to preference viewpoints). In presentism only that which exists right now is considered real. There is also absolutism wherein time exists independent of events. Dimensionality describes the view of time as a dimension like those of space. In relationism, time is only real in relation to changes with or between observed things – modern physics tends to preference this type of view. Animal time is a psychological definition of time as the experience of animate life. Metabolic time is similar, the experiential in relation to the rate of living. In real-duration, time is real but only when considered subjectively. In temporality, past, present and future are considered existent though perhaps not all of them, all of the time. There are circular and linear conceptions of time and purely psychological notions of the reality of time. Most religious views of time have circular, linear, psychological and relational aspects. Many, especially within certain spiritual views say time does not ultimately exist. Others say time does not exist at all, even on a mundane, everyday level.

Multiple Time Theories


Theories of time tend to get put into one of two classes. There are the ‘A’ theories of time which say that there is causation, structure and genuine temporality (past present and future). Then there are the ‘B’ theories of time which say temporality is illusory and arbitrary. All we have are relations between things or events. Temporal states are just perspectives, nothing really changes. This is a static take on eternalism but there is a dynamic interpretation too. Things genuinely change but only because we change our perspective or our slice through eternity – temporality is still not ultimately real.

These are the more common, basic building blocks of time theories. There are also hybrid theories combining these views.

All the basic aspects of time theories are problematic in some way it appears. In presentism one cannot account for the real effects of the past and future. It cannot be denied that events in the past shaped the present, but if only the present is real, the past is illusion and cannot affect anything. There are arguments against dimensionality, such as that presented in Einstein’s theories, saying that time might precede even the current nature or dimensions of the universe, see physicist Lee Smolin (1). Others object to reducing time to a form of spatiality arguing that time is quite different to material extension and has different properties. Notions of time based on psychology, biology and perspective seem to imply that without conscious beings or biology time ceases to exist. Some believe that the psyche can change the past and the future by changing our relation to events and thus those events themselves are tangibly changed. Psychological time implies time is fluid. Time is relational in many current physics views. However, if that is the case it ignores the conscious aspects of time and may make separation the ultimate reality of the universe. In a time-relational universe, not all things can relate if the speed of communication is limited (by light speed). Intuitively most of mankind would however say that there is an underlying unity which we can all experience – most of humanity has a spiritual or religious view which includes a universal unity. Quantum physics can be used to argue against a universe of separation as it relates phenomena that may indicate an underlying oneness (for example, non-local particle entanglement). Orgone physics likewise relates the existence of a unifying field, like the ancient aether, but with additional biological and possibly psychic properties.

In current mainstream physics, time is mostly seen as resulting from other things. However, if time is an emergent property we have to imagine a physical universe existing prior to when time emerged, which is impossible. Or, we would have to imagine a time before there was time, which is nonsensical. Time as emergent (secondary to other things) would only make sense in an eternal universe, as the ancients recognised. In that case time would be foundational anyway, as it would always have existed. The mainstream view in physics is that time did not exist prior to the beginning of the universe in a cosmic explosion. Before the explosion there was no time and no physicality or causation. How this is any more scientific than the view in Genesis is unclear – both are creation ‘ex nihilo,’ if Genesis and the Big Bang theory are to be taken literally. The view of Aristotle, Plato and Descartes however would go against time being emergent as will be discussed later. Prior to Big Bang theory most conceptions of the universe and of time tended toward both being eternal.

Even the concept of the present moment is problematic. When exactly was the present? Is it individual or shared? Can we ever know it or live in it, is it always in the past once it is perceived? The philosopher Whitehead in his view of mind and matter ‘as process’ saw the mind as in the present and objects always in the slight past as they exist only once perceived. Sheldrake’s morphogenetic fields alternatively might exist in the future and act backwards on the present as attractors (2). If there is a present, is it continuous and analogue or digitised and separated? If an underlying continuum exists and is not quantised, then that might lead to the view that time is also continuous, and the present thus continues without gap. Some quantum views understand basic reality to be composed of continuing waveforms, which by their nature are in time and analogue – a wave only exists continually over time. Other quantum views perceive that even space itself could be quantised.

Could time be a series of snapshot moments and nothing actually moves but perception? David Icke certainly likes to describe time as like a DVD disc and our present merely depends on where we are in the holographic decoding of the disc. This is an influential view within the many types of simulation theories (3). This would be a form of dynamic eternalism. Are there an infinite series of static moments? Is even the idea of a present, an extensionless moment, just a mathematical construct, not of itself real?

Time Loops and Simulation Theories


Nothing is straightforward in the conception of time. The more it is considered, the harder it is to grasp, or so it seems.

In the relativity theories of Einstein, the speed of light is taken to be constant, although this author believes that is not the case. For further information on this see the discussion on the aether-confirming speed of light experiments of Dayton Miller. Also discussed at length are the famous Michelson and Morley aether-negating claims. These may have been falsely reported, see Dr Demeo for further on these subjects (4). A basement, such as used by Michelson and Morley (1887) is the last place to look for a moving, Earth-entrained cosmic aether, yet still their results were not entirely null as the public were told. Perhaps they were looking for Newton’s static and empty aether. Or perhaps they did not want to find an aether. Miller’s later equally valid and confirming experiments (1925-6), carried out where you would expect a moving aether, never received the sort of publicity that Michelson and Morley’s work did, in fact every attempt was made to bury and discredit Miller’s work. Michelson thought an aether may exist and did also evidence one in 1925 with Gale. Sagnac evidenced the aether in 1913 (5). Demeo lists the more recent evidence. It was obvious, then as now, aether was not a welcome guest at the table.

Dayton Miller’s Light Measuring Interferometer Device


For Einstein’s relativity, which he viewed as incompatible with Miller’s aether, instantaneous communication is ruled out as nothing can travel faster than the unchanging speed of light in that view. Therefore, one person’s present is completely independent of another person’s present, especially if they are very far away in space from each other. One’s present moment on Earth is approximately 43 minutes distant from the same present moment on Jupiter as that is the amount of time it takes light to travel from one to the other. The Earth person and the tourist on Jupiter might as well be in separate universes. They can never be in the same moment of reality.

Present moments are also complex in quantum physics. In some views it is thought that all space is quantised and thus, equated with that, also local time. It posits that there is an infinitesimal quantum, called the Planck length and derived, the Planck time. Therefore, if regarding time as change (the relational view), local time and the present moment would be an incredibly small digital snapshot and not an analogue flow. Everything and everyone would have their own unique and separate present. Alternatively, a waveform, which is the reality of a field and the basis of quantum field theory, could not be a wave if it did not exist continually as a flow over time. It is not certain which view is most correct, the analogue or the digital.

Physics has great practical difficulty with time. The two most accepted theories of physics, relativity and quantum, appear to have opposite views of time (dimensional and non/absolute time respectively). Most of the equations of quantum physics do not require time as a part of the equation. It can be added in afterwards. They will work forwards and backwards and not as we usually experience reality – connected to a forward-moving ‘arrow of time’. Quantum physics generally describes particle behaviour against a background of absolute, or non-time whereas Einstein’s gravity physics incorporates a relative time, dependent on spatiality and movement. To marry the two is exceptionally difficult, hence the problems for quantum gravity theories.

Incidentally, it is the instantaneous aspect of some apparent quantum phenomena, such as particle entanglement, that has caused some in spiritual communities to state that a universal interconnectedness is thus evidenced. Some simulation theorists view this same phenomenon as evidence that the universe is unreal. Particles connect beyond the speed of light experimentally, it is claimed, but communication they believe, is impossible faster than light. Therefore, they view the physical universe as illusory. But perhaps physicality can do things which they currently cannot comprehend. Reality has a habit of having a trick up its sleeve.

In Newtonian physics time is also not generally required. Newton had a conception of an absolute time which occurred throughout the universe and thus his mechanics of matter were essentially independent of this uniformly flowing and universal time. Mechanical time between bodies he distinguished as relative times occurring in relative spaces. There is in contrast, an ancient view, which Descartes held, that since there is no truly empty space, as an aether fills all space, all time was movement within, or of, this plenum. Newton was critical of Descartes and of this ancient view of time (and space). Newton thought there was an absolute time and an absolute space which he distinguished from the relative types. He thought this was the only view consistent with the existence of true motion of objects (rather than simply displacement) and of an absolute God (6). Hence Newton’s belief in a background empty space as a non-physical entity rather than a substantial aether, which presumably would be still and non-material even if it did exist in some way. An aether has been evidenced this author believes, but it is a moving one (see Dayton Miller and others). Although the theory of ‘empty space’ has been much touted, Newton was the last major physicist to put it forward unchanged when examined closely. Quantum physics views space as an energetic reality, one in which particles arise and move – an aether in all but name. In relativity physics it was a greatly attenuated aether that was granted no effect upon light-speed, but nevertheless still a real medium. The term vacuum is a misnomer. Newton was also the last major, historic physicist to see time as having an absolute component (not dependent on changes taking place within it, or relationism in terms of time theories).

In practical terms, time is considered in modern physics as localised mechanical counting. The clock here on Earth versus the clock there on the satellite, for example. The clocks would have a slight differential, due it is thought to their travelling at different speeds (on Earth and in space) relative to the speed of light. If lightspeed itself however has slight variation and there is an aether of variable density through which it travels, presumably this would make equations for the relative timekeeping of clocks even more complex. There would also be no absolute speed, the same for everyone, to measure against. Relativity physics thus loses its own absolute (constant lightspeed) and meets its own relativity. Perhaps the aether would also minutely affect the passage of mechanical systems differently in space where it might be less dense than on Earth.

Temporality in mainstream physics is understood from the viewpoint of the increasing entropy of a system. One presumes the maximum order to be at the beginning and thus one can tell time passes by the amount of disorder that then enters a system. Life and the creation of objects in the universe however is an opposite process to entropy, which also takes time. Mechanistic physics disregards this process (sometimes called negentropy). However, the universe is obviously anti-entropic or negentropic too, at least in portions. Perhaps this is eternally so if the Big Bang is incorrect – one can see many scientists, for example Halton Arp, the outstanding cosmologist, for more on this area (7). Even the term entropy has its disputes. One person’s entropy might be different from another’s depending on their subjective impression of ‘order’. A disordered array by colour could be highly ordered by shape for example, or size.

Plato understood time to have a transcendent component, independent of anything which may happen, or be experienced, within it – he viewed this time as an eternal, unchanging entity. Newton’s absolute time however was more like an empty container which counted away independent of any change within it. Plato’s successor, Aristotle, mechanised time and discarded Plato’s transcendent eternity. Aristotle saw time as the actual counting of things and events. This author regards that as an incomplete basis for time. However, the author would agree with Aristotle that time having a beginning, or an ending, does not really make sense.

Platonic Time


Einstein rewrote Newton’s view of time but in a sense he returned to an earlier understanding. He re-materialised time but did away with the ancient’s understanding of the aether. It was through the movement of this plenum that the ancients actualised time. Einstein too saw time as a kind of spatial dimension and viewed it as a purely relational aspect of reality (many physicists today still see time as relational whatever their other differences). Quantum physics on the other hand views time as local but perhaps not existent at all at the quantum levels of reality. Quantum gravity conceptions may bypass time on at least one level (time may exist at a local macro level but not at a subatomic quantum level). In this regard such theories may have similarity to this orgonomic theory in that different aspects of interacting time could be posited. However, there is no timelessness in this theory unlike some quantum gravity conceptions (8). Quantum gravity theories of time are still being worked out presently. The notion as to whether space and time are ultimately quantised or an analogue continuum is also presently unclear in quantum physics (no one in orgone conceptions knows experimentally if orgone is ultimately quantised or continual either). Orgone is not incompatible with quantum physics, it could be incorporated as a quantum field.

Some view time as an emergent property of events and relations unfolding. Others see time as prior to even the laws of the universe itself, laws which might evolve rather than be static. For something to evolve there must be time pre-existing for the laws to evolve in (see the aforementioned Smolin, physicist).

Some in spiritual movements might say that the universe is timeless, but still their daily lives display time. One can say temporality does not exist but still it is experienced. One remembers the past and finds it incorporated in the present. One plans for the future and builds from the present. What is really being said is that there is a transcendent level of reality which is timeless. In this essay it is argued that even a transcendent reality is not time-free but has its own kind of time. This may be close to the Biblical view, unintentionally. If transcendent reality is however viewed as timeless it would then be non-conscious in this orgonomic view of time, which would obviously be contradictory. The author believes all consciousness implies time, as will be explored.

Reich did not have a specific theory of time in his published works. The author will attempt to outline what he feels Reich is likely to have believed about time in the next section.

This essay is not about presenting a wide overview of past time theories, merely what is discussed here is the minimum that can lay the groundwork for presenting a new theory which the author proposes to call an Orgonomic Theory of Time. For a written overview of the main time theories this page from Stanford University might be helpful (9). Video sites can be a good resource for philosophical discussions on time and succinct overviews of the main theories.

Next, we will examine why a new theory of time might be required. It asks, what is anomalous about our reality? How do those anomalies contradict our current theories of time? What would Reich, in his middle and latter periods likely have said about time? This author has found, much to his great surprise, that virtually every theory of time, even those which are based on modes of thinking with which the author disagrees, is right about time in some way. But also wrong too. Reich often said, everyone is right in some way, it is just finding out how that is so.

Problems with Time Theories

Some physics experiments indicate that time and space are not fundamental. For example, instantaneous cooperation is thought to occur between entangled particles. Although somehow the belief that the speed of light is the fastest moving entity is still reconciled with this occurrence. Be that as it may, experiments in consciousness studies also indicate that time and space are not as fundamental as one might suppose. In remote viewing distance is bypassed and when done out of time (the object to be remote viewed is selected after the actual viewing) temporal time is bypassed too. Such psychic effects are now well evidenced.

Remote Viewer Ingo Swann


Here is an overview of studies showing psychic effects by the well-known British scientist Rupert Sheldrake who has demonstrated telepathy experimentally (10). It has got to the point where people who believe that mind is restricted to the brain should really be the ones considered holding to an extraordinary viewpoint. Just Edgar Cayce’s work alone provides huge documentary evidence of psychic powers. This is a link to the Edgar Cayce Foundation a useful gateway into documents regarding his work, see also these autobiographical books noted for a great overview (11). Edgar Cayce performed over fourteen thousand medical diagnoses and prescriptions in a state of complete sleep-trance. Virtually all of them were successful, even down to locating rare herbal mixtures in the back cupboards of country chemists hundreds of miles away. He virtually needed his own post office he was so popular. Besides Cayce, the best documented psychic in the world, there are libraries full of documentary details of psychic evidence in other areas. Near death experiences are now meticulously well documented (these too show that mind is not solely in the brain). This mountain of evidence, including the copious psychic precognition studies is beginning to affect the mainstream view (12).

From the work of many pioneers, from Reich (13) to Dayton Miller (14) there is also evidenced an underlying cosmic continuum. It is the orgone as Reich called it, the aether as known to the Victorian pioneers of physics, the qi in Asia and torsion fields in Russia. There is evidence for both a non-local or universal mind and a universal substrate.

Daily observation shows that materiality exists. One knows that buses exist and are hard objects. But at the same time people also know that they can sometimes foresee events within their sleep and so on. People can see themselves travelling on that same very tangible bus the night before in a dream, and then it happens exactly as they saw it. Most people, even hardened materialists, have had some level of precognition at some point in their lives. Maybe it is just an intuitive feeling, or knowing that someone is watching them, or that someone close will telephone shortly. The top militaries are quite aware of both precognition and remote viewing, both of which require there to be so-called timeless and spaceless aspects of reality and for mind to be non-local. This is a good place to start learning about the history of military remote viewing by a long time British researcher. One should not be misled that it was a brief foray that was not taken seriously or that had no results (15). The upper echelons of all advanced militaries and intelligence agencies, in this authors opinion, are unlikely to view consciousness as residing only within the brain and only within ‘time’. They may well have seen plenty of evidence to the contrary.

Simulation Theories

Some have come to the view that what we experience as reality is unreal because so called timeless and spaceless aspects can be evidenced and are pretty much well established. So maybe only consciousness is real. These people however still conform to the constraints of the material world even though they profess some disbelief in it. They also usually do not define what is real in contradistinction to what is an illusion or a simulation. But what makes something real? Most of the people who advance simulation hypotheses have not defined what would make something real. Therefore, a simulation theory must both define a simulation and its opposite, or at least have a hypothesis for both. Both a simulation and a concrete reality are only known through consciousness, so what defines the real from the synthetic? One proponent believes we are in a simulation, or simulacrum because he noted geometrical, precise mathematical patterns in history over some two decades spent reading old historical texts not easily available to the public and performing his own detailed analysis and cross-referenced chronology (16). This person views that a deeper reality exists outside the simulation bubble, whereas Icke for example believes all apparent material existence is a kind of simulation. Others note ordered events in famous people’s lives and politics as pointing to mathematical number and letter patterns, termed gematria (17). Reality in the geometrical and gematria world views is considered too ordered to be merely real. A strange juxtaposition.

Geometrical Patterns In History


Such patterns could indeed be programmed into a fake reality or on the other hand reality itself could respond to mathematical patterns held within consciousness – both are possible from the evidence presented for the simulation hypothesis. If rather than a mechanical or energetic universe only vaguely connected to consciousness we live in a psycho-substantive-energy-fluid, of which we are all a part, then a geometrical reality might make more sense. This author has called this type of perspective ideo-physicalism, a form of pan-psychism (18). If we are but whirlpools within an ocean of consciousness it would make sense if strange and sublime patterns occurred. All that would be needed would be for those patterns to occur within the mass mind itself then they would automatically occur for reality. Icke does note such a process regarding consciousness, so he is at least consistent. The proponent of the simulacrum theory notes that there are personal and group timelines which will be encountered later in this theory as aspects of reality rather than of a simulation per se.

Perhaps there could be simulations and realities or multiple synthetic and natural worlds if all there really is to reality is mind. Alternatively, we could have mind or synthetic realities and matter realms that exist concretely and distinctly. This might be a return to a Cartesian approach of two basic divisions, a material, energetic, time-bound realm and a timeless, spaceless realm of mind and subatomic realities which somehow communicate. The new spiritual movements seem to have reinvented such a Cartesian approach. However, if one proceeds far enough down this path one eventually encounters the unsolvable problems of dualism. Descartes, a father of dualistic thought, surmised that there were indeed two realms to reality, the material and the spiritual, and that perhaps they interacted through the pineal gland in the brain (19). But most philosophers and researchers currently think that dualism is not a workable theory, at least scientifically. It is obvious that mind and materiality affect each other but if they are two completely different and separate sets of existences, then what enables the one to communicate with the other? One could alternatively pronounce that a dualistic universe is possible but it seems that it could never be said just how such a universe would be possible and for scientific views this is an unsatisfying position. Descartes believed in a universal moving aether so he must have thought this aether to be non-conscious as mind and consciousness were in a separate realm as a distinct mind substance in his view.


The philosopher Hegel is fundamental to orgonomy. Besides Hegel’s ontology (the study of what exists) being descriptive of the orgone as noted by Southgate (20), orgonomic mathematics and Reich’s orgonomic functionalism would never have happened without the Hegalian dialetic. Below is the Hegelian dialetic expressed as Reich’s Common Functioning Principle (CFP). The CFP splits into the two opposing variables or dialetics. Hegel’s dialetics tend to move towards a synthesis in the future (each new synthesis again splitting into two new variables as time unfolds into the future). Reich’s functionalism, alternatively, tends toward the origin in the past (the CFP). The process is the same however.

Reich’s Common Functioning Principle Toward the Past (Based on Hegel’s Dialetics)


The circle at the bottom is the CFP (in the past) which moves into the two opposing variants (in the future). The point of Reich’s dialetics is to uncover the CFP in the past. The Hegalian view on the other hand, tends towards unification (in the future) whilst also recognising opposites or dialetics. In terms of substance both the physical and the spiritual combine in the Absolute Spirit in Hegel’s ontology. Southgate views Hegel’s Absolute Spirit as analogous to orgone.

Hegel’s Dialetics Toward The Future


In Hegel’s vision of time (21) he saw space unfolding as the expression of time and vice versa the ‘becoming’ of time is space. Time is unified with space as its inherent process. Hegel didn’t see time as a thing-in-itself or a container, like Plato or Newton, more as a name for the changes and processes within space – the ‘abstraction of destruction’ (the naming of things dissolving within space) or the ‘becoming’ (the coming into being of things within space). It could be argued that Hegel’s view presaged Einstein’s (and Whitehead’s) view of time as a property of change within, or, of space. Hegel’s view also included a sense of eternity however. This eternity, for Hegel was ‘presence’. Eternity exists within the consciousness, or presence of each moment.

Reich’s View of Time

Reich himself did not say anything specifically about the nature of time that the author is aware of presently. In what Southgate calls his ‘middle period’ Reich had an emergence and systems theory view of consciousness as detailed in previous papers (22). Although these terms were not in use when Reich wrote, they accurately describe his conception. Reich thought that cosmic orgone had ‘reactivity’ and ‘excitability’ but not consciousness, as directly stated in Ether, God and Devil (23). This is essentially a late Victorian/Darwinian view of consciousness as secondary to biological development, which Reich himself noted had contradictions or ‘riddles’ orgonomically. For example, that ‘form’ (the brain) might precede ‘function’ (say higher reasoning) (24). Or one could add an example, form being the membrane enclosing the orgone, which precedes the function of primitive consciousness. Reich could not entirely escape being a man of his era. He was born into the heart of the late Victorian period to be a farmer, soldier, doctor and eventually a great scientist and having to withstand all kind of harsh circumstances.

According to Reich’s view, consciousness developed in consequence of the reactive, proto-living cosmic energy being enclosed within a membrane. Sometime later, this enclosed energy developed from perceptual sensations toward primitive self-awareness and eventually to full self-consciousness. Southgate critiques this view in the Orgone Continuum papers as failing to explain consciousness due to the inherent dualism of emergence and system type theories. If consciousness emerges in such a way the prior reality is entirely non-conscious – hence insurmountable dualism. If consciousness arises from a system’s behaviour how does a prior non-conscious system organise itself to become conscious? It would mean orgone only accidentally becomes conscious, which is contradictory. It gives priority to the membrane (or form) rather than the orgone inside it (and its functioning).

Based on Reich’s systems view of consciousness (consciousness emerges due to system properties – moving energy inside a membrane), one could reasonably infer that Reich’s view of time in his middle period would be connected to the energetic movement of orgone and not directly related to consciousness (a system’s view of time). Perhaps he would have had a distinction between a latterly developing, conscious, subjective time as perceived by orgone within a self-aware membrane and the prior energetically based time as the flow of non-conscious orgone in the cosmos. He would also have had a negentropic view of energetic time (as biological development) as orgone is inherently developmental – it goes from less to more, cold to hot, simple to complex.

In Ether, God and Devil, Reich is quite critical of the existing concepts of aether and of God. He sharply distinguishes the orgone energy from the physical but static aether and from the psychic but unchanging God. However, Reich in his middle period perhaps conflated Newton’s static, non-energetic and ‘empty’ aether with a more vibrant, moving and substantive aether of the ancients. Perhaps Reich, at this point, also mis-associated a transcendent living God with the immobile, static concept of some religionists. Having said that, Ether, God and Devil does at times read almost like an orgonomic theology. Reich did unequivocally accept a cosmic notion of a monotheistic God in his latter period. In fact, he appeared to have had a somewhat religious revelation of some degree in prison according to his wife Illse Ollendorf, the mother of Peter. As early as the lonely summer of 1955, Reich was reading the New Testament again which he continued to do in prison (25). The earlier oranur experiment had set him on a path of integrating the objective and subjective into one (26). Southgate believes that had Reich survived prison the orgone continuum concept of an orgonotic consciousness and the views in this paper would be broadly consistent with Reich’s stance in his latter period (oranur experiment/prison onwards). The reason for re-examining Reich’s view of consciousness at some length is that the subsequent orgone theory of time outlined here is primarily based upon consciousness and not materiality, change, succession, relativity, systems theories or emergence. It is still a physical theory however in Southgate’s view (the author has an unorthodox definition of physicality as anything which has continuing perception to one or more conscious entities). Materiality in contrast is a form of physicality – the perception of atomic structures.

Time Travel

As regards time, although not yet accepted in the mainstream, there appears to be some degree of observations and claims that travel can occur beyond temporal time. There is the Dodleston computer which seemed to be communicating between three centuries (past and future with the present). Often there is an oranur type energy reported near these occurrences. Oranur is Reich’s term for energised orgone, which is most readily created through radioactive stimulation of orgone concentrations or by other means, electrical for example. Here one is reminded of Nikola Tesla’s out-of-time experiences which occurred when he got electrocuted in his laboratory. He said he saw all time, past, present and future. Perhaps the energised electrical plasma around Tesla functioned as highly charged oranur. The same types of energy appear to have been existent in the Dodleston occurrence too. Those encountering these disturbances would not know about oranur but it certainly seems to be an energy concentration of some kind similar to oranur. This podcast offers the best in-depth analysis of the Dodleston mysteries and associated claims the author could find (27). The author would view it likely that most paranormal events are accompanied by an increase in oranur.

Dodleston Computer Script


There are also reports of psychic and material timeslips, often accompanied by oranur-like energetic disturbances (28).

Time Storms and Oranur


There are various accounts of individuals encountered by officialdom who seem to be out of time in some baffling way. Sometimes houses or even whole areas of streets appear out of synchronicity – there is a street known for this in central Liverpool (upper Bold Street) which seems to have a link to the 1950s.

Whilst preparing this essay the author encountered two accounts of time travel (or perhaps dimensional shifting) just within the small number of alternative researchers that he met personally within that period (29). The first involved taking substances as a teenager. The experiencer was with a group of other teenage school friends (six). They were sniffing solvent chemicals in a disused tunnel underneath a train track of some 200 feet long at night (the tunnel may have acted as an orgone funnel/tube the author posits, concentrating any oranur in the environment). They lost consciousness and went into an altered state and at approximately the same time they had a joint psychic experience. The boys were transported to a new environment together and were aware of each other there. They appeared to be somewhere, but not the familiar British Midlands where they had been previously. They were surrounded by what appeared to be Aztec warriors. The warriors told them (presumably telepathically) that they knew who they were and they were going to keep them there and capture them. The group of boys had a transparent glass-like bubble around them. They panicked and awoke back in the previous reality. The experience was remembered as a joint one by all concerned. It should be noted that solvent sniffing can be very dangerous or fatal and should not be repeated.

Time Tunnel


The second posited time travel experience was from another researcher, Emlyn-Jones. He had one, although possibly two experiences. The one that he remembers as being time travel happened when he was going into a room for a paranormal conference at the Black Swan pub in Devises, Wiltshire in 2017. It is an old building, 19th century, and the area is known for strange happenings, being the home of crop circles and Stonehenge (so likely to be an area naturally strong in oranur from the author’s viewpoint). Emlyn-Jones was standing at the back of the room. Suddenly the room was altered and he was an observer of the room in a previous century. There was a fireplace roaring and people eating and laughing over a meal. It looked like the early 1900s from the dress. None of the people there from the prior time appeared to be aware of his presence. It then snapped back to current reality. The room had been used as a local court and dining room from the 19th century. Emlyn-Jones also had a separate experience of seeing his exact doppelganger pass him on a street. This mirror image person was dressed differently as a very smart businessman (the researcher is a gardener by paid occupation). In this latter experience the author believes it is possible that the doppelganger was the same person but from a different time stream.

The Black Swan


The author has also had a possible precognition or psychic time-travel experience. At about the age of 19 the author was considering moving to Liverpool from London where he grew up. One night there was a very vivid lucid dream where the author saw himself going into a nightclub with a group of about 6 young women. He was the only male, none of the females were known to the author. The author saw himself walking into the club which was a converted old-fashioned cinema. The group went up the stairs to the balcony area and sat at a certain table overlooking the dance floor below. Then the dream ended. A few months later the author moved to Liverpool and moved into a flat share with a group of music and art students near Sefton Park. The first weekend night the flatmates decided to go to a club in town. It just so happened that the 6 other flat mates were female and the club was exactly as dreamt, even down to sitting at the same table, which the author did not choose (one of the others led and chose where we went). The author didn’t realise it had reoccurred until afterwards. Why such an ordinary scene should be chosen for the time experience was not clear at the time. The club was in the old cinema on Lime Street around the late 1980s. It was pulled down and converted recently into a supermarket and flats. There were two or possibly three cinemas on Lime Street. It was not the Forum/ABC/Odeon cinema on the corner facing the station but the Futurist or Scala cinema further along Lime Street on the left-hand side, coming from the station, toward Renshaw Street before one gets to the Adelphi Hotel. As a child the author also had a lucid dream vision of the future, where he attended a university conference hosted by an unusual being, but this has not occurred. The author was about 12 at the time. He was also visited by various ghosts at the same period in his life. The ghosts, and one large psychic animal, seemed to be mainly from the 19th century and appeared in his room one after the other once per night over a week, and then it stopped. The entities looked very real but were in grey monotone.

The Hippodrome Nightclub in the Converted Futurist Cinema Liverpool


A hippodrome is an ancient term for an oval arena for horse racing in ancient Greece. The nightclub was situated very close to the area of Liverpool city centre (upper Bold Street) which is known for several time slip occurrences which has been investigated locally. An interesting aspect of these is that some of them involved apparent live interaction between people in the different times (30).

Biblical View of Time

See here for an overview of various Biblical perspectives on time (31). However, the author is most persuaded by the Biblical view that God is the beginning and the end of time, the Alpha and the Omega. He is not in ordinary time nor subject to it in any way which constrains. God is beyond individual time but is also time itself as the beginning and end simultaneously and knowing of all futures. He is not non-time, rather God states, ‘I am the Alpha and the Omega’. Such a God is not outside consciousness. One could say that there is a higher consciousness that has a special kind of time which contains and transcends all other time in the Biblical view. This author remains most influenced by the idea that God, the great ‘I Am,’ (or alternatively, ‘I will be’) is time itself as expressed in the Alpha and Omega quote or also from Revelation, ‘from him who is, and who was, and who is to come’ (32).

Military Time Travel

Remote viewing and precognition indicate that what is perceived as flows of time may be bypassed to some extent. There is extensive evidence of psychic experiments that seem to bypass time (33). Backwards causation is also considered possible in some views of quantum physics and some experimental evidence for such is claimed (see Sheldrake reference). The Mandela Effect, wherein large groups of people remember different versions of history might also pertain to a kind of time change. The Mandela effect is so named as groups of people, it was found, remembered Nelson Mandela dying in the 1980s in prison and not in 2013 outside prison such as is generally accepted.

There are also reports of time changes associated with President Trump. For example, the mysterious Baron Trump science fiction books of the 1890s period that were not widely remarked upon till 2017 when they were noted in the Library of Congress (author Ingersoll Lockwood). Of interest is that Ingersoll was also a name for a pioneer of several aspects of locks still in use today including the deadlock and the ten-lever cylinder lock. As a company it has links to Liverpool, London and the US and was a pioneer in locks used in WW2 bombers. The last name refers to locks – Lockwood. So ‘key and lock’. Then there are the strange claims of the Q posts regarding military time travel, through a Looking Glass device named after Lewis Carrol’s books. Of course, all this could be coincidental, but it is interesting nevertheless.

In this author’s view, a theory of time, especially if paranormal aspects turn out to have any reality, would ideally incorporate all the following:

  • Temporal reality – past present and future streaming in the forward time arrow.
  • Entropic forward flows of time (destruction).
  • Negentropic forward flows of time (creation).
  • Different experiences of the present.
  • Simultaneous experiences of presents.
  • Instantaneity.
  • The psychological component of time – time as experience.
  • The energetic component of time – time as change.
  • Communication or existence beyond temporal time.
  • Out of time events or experiences.
  • Time as relative.
  • Time beyond change – eternity.

To be continued in part two


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  32. The Holy Bible, New International Version, The Gideons, Revelation 1:8, Exodus 3:14 and Revelation 1:4 respectively.
  33. McTaggert, Lynne, (2001) The Field, Harper Collins, See Chapter 9.

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- who has written 14 posts on The Journal of Psychiatric Orgone Therapy.

From a family of psychotherapists and teachers I was introduced to orgonomy at a young age. As an adult my interest was rekindled, doing an MSc research degree in Chinese medicine and orgonomy. In 2002, a double blind, placebo controlled study was completed (N = 72). It confirmed an effect from orgone devices upon acupuncture (P = 0.03). An article about the study was published in the European Journal of Oriental Medicine in 2003. The theoretical side of the study outlined dozens of new parallels. It was later published as a book by German publishers LAP. Southgate started an orgonomic PhD but the access to laboratory work became difficult so the project ended but a comprehensive (though not complete) Annotated Literature Review of the Post-Reich Journals was written and made available for free online. Southgate is focused on examining orgone and its relationship to consciousness.

4 Responses to “An Orgonomic Theory of Time Part One – Previous Time Theories”

  1. This is a great & very informative essay. But being the first part, it is a sort of review of the literature on “time”.
    I am amazed of vast knowledge of the author on a vast number of scientific discourses.
    All those references indicate vast knowledge of the author on the subject matter.
    Can’t wait to read the second part.

  2. Leon says:

    Many thanks for your kind comment and very glad you enjoyed the essay. Yes part one had to cover a lot of ground in order to lay the framework or background to part two. I think the only thing that everyone agrees about time is that no one really understands it fully. Every theory has something to contribute to an understanding of time but each also has drawbacks, even the Platonic view. All the main theories in physics seem to add a dimension to the understanding of time, but alone are not quite enough. Hope you enjoy part two and let me know what you think.

  3. Yes, Sir.
    You are right.
    However, upon reading your next (and final..?) part, I will have my somewhat out-of-the–loop- or silly thoughts on a few matters.
    Such as ‘Quantum Entanglement” could be the basis for Quantum gravity.
    Anyway; I am looking forward to the 2-nd part.

  4. Leon says:

    Thanks Sam, yes it is hard to get a handle on the quantum perspectives, I’m not sure if anyone really understands how quantum physics and time really relate. I’d like to know more, especially whether quantum fields are analogue or digital. Whether orgone can be considered a quantum field and if it is, whether it is also quantised ultimately – or not. There’s also the consideration that there is a ‘timelessness’ evidenced by quantum entanglement, if its correct, which I would like to explore further as there is no ultimate timelessness in this orgone theory of time (as all time is flow of consciousness). However if there is a universal ‘transcendent movement’ this could be similar to a local timelessness. Time will tell as they say..


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