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The Origin of an Oranur Reaction and the Orgone Motor

"The Origin of an Oranur Reaction and the Orgone Motor."
By: Roberto Maglione

The Oranur experiment was carried out at Orgonon laboratory, Maine, USA, at the beginning of January 1951. The main aim of the experiment was to study the possible anti-nuclear effects of orgone energy. Reich thought that his work might be used as an antidote to the toxic radiations emitted by nuclear energy, so as to neutralize them, or at least to reduce their harmful effects.

Originally, the protocol of the experiment considered the injection of small quantities of radioactive phosphorous P-32 (a radioactive isotope of phosphorous) in a group of selected mice. Then, the mice were to be put near the walls of the orgone room, a one-fold metal, room-sized orgone accumulator located in the laboratory. The aim was to evaluate the possible healing effects of concentrated orgone energy on the mice reaction to the radioactive field.

Later on, Reich decided to replace the radioactive phosphorous injections with irradiation by 1 mg of radium-226. The needle of radium-226 was put inside a very strong 20-fold orgone accumulator. This accumulator was additionally located inside the orgone room. Its radiations then initiated the irradiation of a group of mice kept in a cage close to the external walls of the orgone room but just outside in the students’ hall.

The results of the experiment were devastating and bordered catastrophe. Instead of quelling the radioactivity, the orgone energy became highly agitated. All the laboratory personnel were hit by a reaction that developed during the experiment, and became ill to various degrees. Reich called this reaction oranur. It was the consequence of a high excitation of the orgone energy units inside the orgone room and in the surrounding area. Of the mice located in the students’ hall, close to the orgone room, 286 in total, 57 died during the experiment, even though the mice were never physically close to the nuclear material; 12 were killed for autopsy and medical purposes; and 217 survived during the experiment but all died in the following weeks. Reich realized that, in spite of all precautions taken, a protection to the fierce reaction of concentrated orgone energy to very small quantities of radioactive material did not exist at all, and the safety measures to protect against ionizing radiations, developed by the Atomic Energy Commission, were not effective against the development of an oranur field. All the orgone devices at Orgonon were dismantled and moved away from the inhabited buildings, in order to lower the degree of the ongoing reaction, and the laboratory and the buildings at Orgonon were considered not fit to live in for several months.

Some years earlier to the oranur experience recounted above, in 1947 and 1948, Reich, when experimenting with Geiger-Muller counters and orgone apparatus, came to unexpected findings. One such finding was the conclusion that orgone energy could also be used and converted to produce mechanical energy, or work.

He observed that the Geiger-Muller counter, used to monitor the radioactivity, initially reacted normally, registering the background count of the area. However, the device became unresponsive when placed close to orgone accumulators, and did not react to background radiation and not even to small X-ray sources. The device had remained practically unreactive for some weeks when the pointer of the impulse recorder started rotating at the rate of one full turn per second. This corresponded to about 100 impulses per second, a very high value compared to the normal background of 10-15 counts per minute. On further measurements Reich obtained a reading of about six to eight thousand counts per minute. Reich argued that he was observing a possible motor force. This occurred because the tube of the Geiger-Muller counter had soaked up large amounts of orgone energy through constant exposure to the high orgonotic charge in the laboratory. Indeed, being that the gas-filled counter tube consisted of an inner cylindrical metal tube, and an outer non-metallic protective layer, usually of coated glass, the counter tube constituted and behaved essentially as a small orgone energy accumulator.

Later on, he replaced the counter tube with a specially-built vacuum tube (called a vacor tube – abbreviated from vacuum and orgone). The device was built with inner parallel aluminum plates, attached to the cathode and anode, respectively. This arrangement functioned like a kind of orgone energy accumulator in the vacuum. Reich obtained, by using this updated device, a much more powerful reaction that shortly afterwards was able to run a small spinner motor. In a further experiment he used a small orgone accumulator attached to a wheel. He excited the concentrated orgone energy inside the accumulator to run the wheel by a half Volt of electricity.

In practice, Reich realized he had converted an excited, concentrated field of orgone energy units, into usable electrical energy with the aim of producing work (1):

"Orgone is capable of turning a wheel if a counter tube or similar instrument is so excited that an electromagnetic wheel rotates. … I have simply transformed orgone into electrical energy."

Reich suggested basic rules in order to develop a new physics based on orgone energy from which a motor force might be derived:

"Mass-free orgone energy fills all space, much like a cosmic ether. Orgone can penetrate matter easily, but also weakly interact with it, being attracted to and charging all matter. Organic materials hold the orgone charge strongly, while metals rapidly discharge, or reflect it." (2)

"Another important point is this: one fails in OR physical experimentation if one works with the electrical theory of ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ charges. One succeeds if one adheres to the specific interaction of ‘two orgonotic systems’: they are not charged in opposite directions, but with one and the same type of nonpolar charge. But there must be two orgonotic systems if any reaction is to occur." (3)

Notwithstanding this important discovery, Reich never revealed the basic theory, design, and experimental set-ups through which he was able to run a small motor, and to obtain mechanical work directly from the cosmic orgone energy locally available (4).

He wrote, soon after the discovery, a very brief communication, included in the book The Cancer Biopathy (5), and a brief report, a year later, was included in the first issue of the Orgone Energy Bulletin (6) . The information therein reported was too few to understand and to replicate the experiments that led to the development of the motor. However, the first chapters of the Oranur Experiment text (7) include many of the tests Reich did with Geiger-Muller counters, and that later led to the development of the first prototypes of the orgone motor. They can be considered an introductory work to the development of the orgone motor.

Besides, Reich included in his last book, Contact with Space (8), several clues scattered here and there on how to develop the orgone motor and maybe to understand the meaning of the mysterious and inexplicable Y-factor that, according to Reich, was essential in developing the orgone motor. Reich observed that the excitation required to produce the motor force might be created by electric as well as other types of known energies, and above all radioactivity:

"ELECTRICAL ENERGY EXCITES OR ENERGY AND CAUSED IT TO CHANGE FROM THE STATE OF CLOUDY PATCHES TO THAT OF QUICK WHITISH RAYS. …… Now it became most probable that there is only ONE type of OR energy which changes its appearance and form according to different conditions." (9)

"5. The formation of concentrations to single distinct units follows upon excitation of the OR energy ocean in various ways: presence of other orgonotic systems, electromagnetic sparks, metallic obstacles, and, foremost nuclear energy (cf. p. 267 ff.)." (10)

In addition, according to Reich, a change from the foggy (unexcited) to the pointed (excited) form of existence of the orgone energy units in the atmosphere, might give rise to an increase of temperature. However, Reich observed also that under a different specific set of circumstances a motor force of a mechanical nature might alternatively develop (11):

"Under circumstances still greatly unknown such a change may be expressed in term of higher temperature. …. We may assume that the same energy change which under one set of circumstances causes mechanical motion, causes under another set of circumstances rise in temperature…. If the OR energy in its pointed, excited form finds no objects to move mechanically it will cause high temperature of gases or solid substances by inner friction. …. The clicks at the Geiger counter are doubtless expression of single OR energy points charging a vacuum, a grid of an electronic tube or moving the membrane of a mechanical sound amplifier."

Besides, Reich differentiated between the effects produced by the use of either huge or small amounts of radioactive materials in different concentrations of orgone energy in the atmosphere (12):

"When an atomic bomb explodes, a huge amount of nuclear material (NU) suddenly irritates in concentrated form an unprepared, unconcentrated atmospheric Life Energy. On the other hand, when Oranur is operating a very small amount is irritating a highly concentrated Life Energy.

In the first case the OR energy falls victim to prostration and decay. In the second case, the OR energy reacts after a brief period of consternation or paralysis with a fierce motor force."

Reich inferred that this might explain the high background counts beyond a narrow area around the point of an atomic explosion, and in term of orgonomic potentials he found (13):

"(2) "Decrease" and "Increase" of potential could be interpreted in terms of functional physics simply as a change in the form of the atmospheric energy from the foglike (unexcited, low) to the pointed (excited, high) state of existence and vice versa. Only the "pointed" state of OR registers on the GM counter.
(4) The change from the "cloudy" to the "pointed" state of existence, or activation of OR was now possible by simply impeding its freedom of "lazy" motion or by direct irritation such as friction, sparking secondary coil systems, nuclear material, heat, etc."

It is interesting to note in the above quoting that nuclear material has been identified by Reich as one of the most important substances to create a pointed or excited (Oranur) state of the atmospheric orgone energy, and to simultaneously increase the (local) orgonomic potential. Reich went further and laid down a very basic rule concerning the orgone motor force by relating the excited orgone energy units, when exposed to an exciting agent, to the corresponding radioactivity readings. He set also a minimum rate of radioactivity to run a motor (14):

"The luminating points (see "Oranur Experiment, First Report," p. 195 and Fig. 8, p. 42 above) are mechanical discharges and thus constitute the source of a motor force. The action of the OR motor belongs here: An even sequence of impulses, registered on the GM counter, at a rate of at least 3,000 per minute, sets a motor into motion (see "Orgone Energy Bulletin," 1948)."

The running of the orgone motor was witnessed by many collaborators, and people outside his research circle. Amongst the accounts of the co-workers who witnessed the orgone motor running we have those of Sharaf, Baker, Wyvell, Neill, and that of his second wife, Ilse Ollendorf. They add only anecdotal information on the orgone motor, and only very few details can be found in addition to those already available. In general, from the accounts it emerged that the wheel of the motor was turning much faster and noiselessly when powered only by the orgone energy, which was supplied to it by a vacor tube, or by a small orgone accumulator; while when connected to a battery the wheel was turning much slower and the rotational movement was noisy. When alimented by orgone energy alone the rotation of the wheel was affected by weather conditions.

Reich made motion pictures of the motor in operation, and these have been preserved, transferred to videotape, and are now available at the Wilhelm Reich Museum, Rangeley, Maine.
In the last decades, the Wilhelm Reich Museum published four books covering all the periods of Reich’s life and research topics, including materials taken mainly from Journals and correspondence available in the Reich’s Archive, located at Harvard Medical School (Boston, Massachusetts) (15). In some of them, and particularly in the volume published in 1999, some more information about type and line of research conducted by Reich, the system he conceived to convert orgone energy into a motor force, and few details on the experimental set-ups can be found (16).

To the best of my knowledge Reich never did experiments aimed at verifying the formation of a tension and the production of electric currents inside orgone accumulators or orgone apparatus, in general. He found, by using an electroscope, that the measuring device behaved differently inside and outside an accumulator indicating that a difference of electrostatic charge could exist between the interior of the accumulator and the environment outside it. However, he never tried to quantify and measure the presence of an electric tension on two opposite metallic sides of the apparatuses. Even in the years after Reich’s death no study was performed aimed at finding whether an orgone accumulator or any other orgone apparatus could produce an electric current (17).

With this aim in mind, Maglione and Ferrari carried out in the last years laboratory experiments with the purpose of determining the presence of a tension and of electric currents in orgone apparatus, and above all, in orgone accumulators and tube capacitors made of alternated layers of metallic and non-metallic materials (18). This arrangement is typical of Reich’s orgone-accumulating devices, but it resembles and displays also a marked similarity with those used by Zamboni, an Italian priest and physicist, more than two centuries ago in his dry piles (19).
Maglione and Ferrari observed, by experimenting on tube capacitors, the spontaneous formation of a tension and the generation of an electric current. No type of mechanical nor radiant energy was supplied to the apparatuses. They argued that the formation of the tension and the production of electric energy were affected by the natural pulsation of the atmospheric orgone energy field in which the capacitors were immersed, provided that the orgonomic potential of the environment was high enough to produce a charge-discharge metabolism of the orgone energy units stored by the capacitors. The authors observed also that by increasing artificially the local orgonomic potential at one capacitor (by adding a definite volume of a fluid with a raised orgone charge inside the tube capacitor) formation of a tension (when previously it was zero), and an increase of the tension (when previously it was already available but lower) was observed.

Recently, Southgate performed electric and magnetic measurements in an orgone cabinet that has previously been exposed to very small quantities of radioactive substances in the autumn of 2017 (0.9 mg of americium-241 for about one month) (20). The cabinet contained orgone boxes, orgone acupuncture tubes and a glass tank containing further orgone accumulating materials. Electrical and magnetic fields were measured within the internal glass tank inside the orgone cabinet. A powered on electrical field meter was placed within the inner glass tank. It was moved by hand in a circle of approximately 9" diameter, 9 times in 4 seconds and then the readings taken once again immediately. Each electrical and magnetic reading was an average of approximately 6 to 10 individual readings taken at the same data collection point. These changes were compared to a non-oranur atmosphere (an indoor area 50 foot from the oranur device).

Southgate obtained that movement of the meter within a relatively weak oranur field resulted in consistently higher electrical and magnetic field readings (about 2 to 3 times higher) than the same movement produced in an ordinary non-oranur atmosphere 50 foot from the device. A possible small radioactivity effect (greater oranur resulting in greater changes) was also noted.

The following figure 1 represents the qualitative behavior of the production of electric charge against the state of the units of the orgone energy field. Unexcited state of the units provides low values of the charge, as experimentally verified by Maglione and Ferrari; while the charge appears to drastically increase in case the units are excited by an external agent, as suggested by the radioactive experiments performed by Southgate.

Figure 1

Finally, the function Y, that Reich never revealed, can be linked to orgonomic phenomena instead of purely wiring arrangements or electric circuits as proposed by some authors (21). Indeed, it appears that the orgonomic potential of the environment, which the orgone device is permeated by; and above all that available inside the orgone device would be of extreme importance and instrumental in producing electricity. And this orgonomic potential might have been increased by Reich at the time, when demonstrating the motor force in action, by exciting the concentrated orgone energy units inside the orgone accumulator by a small battery. It would be an increase high enough to produce the required electricity to run a very small motor but safe enough not to create a dangerous oranur field around it.

All in all, it might be hypothesized that the function Y, Reich was referring to when developing the prototypes of the orgone motor, might be identified in the behavior of the orgonomic potential. This potential, accessible in the interior of the orgonotic system, would be proportional to the local environmental orgonomic potential in which the energy system is located.


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  1. Reich W, American Odyssey. Letters and Journals 1940-1947, edited by Mary B Higgins, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1999, page 401.
  2. Reich W, Ether, God and Devil; Cosmic Superimposition, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York 1973.
  3. Reich W, The Oranur Experiment: First Report (1947-1951), The Wilhelm Reich Foundation, Rangeley, Maine, 1951, page 208.
  4. It should be outlined, however, that Reich, in July 1948, informed the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of the motoric qualities of the orgone energy and of the fact that such a motor force might be abused by totalitarian countries (Eden J, Planet in Trouble. The UFO Assault on Earth, Exposition Press, New York, 1973, page 154).
  5. Reich W, The Discovery of the Orgone. Volume Two: the Cancer Biopathy, Orgone Institute Press, 1948, New York, page 150.
  6. Reich W, A Motor Force in Orgone Energy. Preliminary Communication, Orgone Energy Bulletin, 1(1), Orgone Institute Press, January 1949, New York, pages 7-11.
  7. Reich W, The Oranur Experiment: First Report (1947-1951), The Wilhelm Reich Foundation, Rangeley, Maine, 1951.
  8. Reich W, Contact with Space, Oranur Second Report (1951-1956), Core Pilot Press, New York, 1957.
  9. Reich W, The Oranur Experiment: First Report (1947-1951), The Wilhelm Reich Foundation, Rangeley, Maine, 1951, page 213.
  10. Reich W, Ibid, page 199 and 200.
  11. Reich W, Contact with Space, Oranur Second Report (1951-1956), Core Pilot Press, New York, 1957, page 218.
  12. Reich W, Ibid, page 219.
  13. Reich W, Ibid, pages 45 and 46.
  14. Reich W, Ibid, 1957, page 44.
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  16. Reich W, American Odyssey. Letters and Journals 1940-1947, edited by Mary B Higgins, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1999.
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Using the Reich cloudbuster as a tool to combat atmospheric pollution, and improve the probability of precipitation in Southern California

Article by Roberto Maglione, M.Sc. and Conny Huthsteiner, M.D.

In the last decade California has been hit hard by drought, above all in the period 2011-2014. As Wilhelm Reich described in his publications from the 1950’s, energetic barriers created by radioactive and electromagnetic pollution and common hydrocarbon emissions created a droughty, toxic atmospheric energy field, that he nicknamed “DOR”. This was an abbreviation for “deadly orgone energy”. DOR prevented the natural pulsation of the atmospheric energy field and seemed to consume moisture, which led to severe drought and desert like atmosphere.

A number of short DOR-busting operations to restore the natural energetic pulsation of the atmosphere using Reich cloudbusters was carried out in Buttonwillow, California, which lies in the southern portion of the Central Valley, close to Bakersfield. The aim of the intervention was to break the DOR layers in the region, that impeded the natural flow of moisture and low pressure systems to come inland and bring rain, as would occur under normal atmospheric conditions. Interventions to clean the atmosphere from pollutants were also carried out. During the DOR-busting interventions physical parameters such as atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative humidity, and wind velocity were measured. At the same time atmospheric pollutant indexes, weather systems, and jet stream paths developments were observed before, during and after the interventions.

In this paper we report on a 2-day operation, carried out on January 1-2, 2016. Rain fell three days after the conclusion of the operations, at the site of the draw, and in a large surrounding area, 16.8% more than that forecasted before the interventions. A decrease of the PM2.5, PM10, and CO parameters were also noticed until around one week after the conclusion of the interventions, with a drop as low as 75-86%. PM2.5 and PM10 are parameters that describe the concentration of particulate matter with diameter less that 2.5 micrometer and 10 micrometer, respectively. They replaced in 1987 the EPA TSP (total suspended particulate) measurement that at the time was the standard unit of measurement for air pollution. No variation of the jet stream paths was observed during or after the intervention.

The Reich cloudbusters were successful in breaking the DOR layers and cleaning the atmosphere from pollutants thus allowing the natural atmospheric pulsation, with cycles of rain and sun, to be re-established at least temporarily. The operational protocol developed might be effectively and safely use to restore atmospheric pulsation and reduce, at least temporarily, atmospheric pollution in the investigated area and allow a pre-existing offshore low pressure system to come and bring its potential rain inland, as per its natural path.


California in the last decade experienced spells of drought interrupted by years in which atmospheric conditions were less harsh, and where rainfall was average.

TDrought began to appear in 2001. The situation worsened in 2007-2009, with three years of drought that was recorded as the 12th worst drought period in the state’s history, and the first drought for which a statewide proclamation of emergency was issued.

Subsequently, the period between late 2011 and 2014 was the driest in California history since record-keeping began in 1895. This dry period was made worse by high temperatures, with 2014 setting a record.

In 2015 it was hoped that a predicted El Niño would bring rains to California, without success. Historically, sixteen winters between 1951 and 2015 have created El Ni&ntildeo. Six of those have had below-average rainfall, five had average rainfall, and five had above-average rainfall. However, California did not benefit from the 2015 El Ni&ntildeo. Drought conditions did not improve and above average ocean temperatures did not create large storms. The entire state of California continued to suffer from the lack of rain and reservoirs and ponds dried up. Authorities declared a statewide drought emergency and applied a 25 percent water restriction. Effects of the drought were felt differently around the State, and were particularly hard on the agricultural regions. Farmers posted road and highway signs, demanding that the government take measures to remedy the drought.

I don’t feel thatIndeed, most farming in California depends on irrigation, which usually accounts for about 80% of the State’s human water use. In 2014 growers lost about 6.6 million acre-feet of surface water because of the drought. A significant increase in groundwater pumping made up for 75% of that loss, and farm-to-farm water sales also helped farmers keep valuable orchards and vineyards alive. But large cuts in crop acreage were unavoidable, leading to the loss of $2.2 billion in revenues and 17,100 seasonal, part-time, and full-time jobs.

Wildlife and fish were hit hard too. Wildlife refuges that provide vital habitat for migratory birds and other species also faced shortfalls.
Parallel to this, a decrease of the humidity, and an increase in atmospheric pollution , in particular the PM2.5 index, were observed simultaneously with the periods of drought. The PM10 and ozone indexes followed a similar behavior, though less marked. An extremely high volume of jet and airplane traffic has been observed to be releasing at high altitude into the atmosphere substantial amounts of exhaust and emission products. We believe that these products act as an additional DOR barrier adding to the already existing ones.

DOR layers that Reich observed during his research on weather activity were assumed to be caused above all by excess electromagnetic and radioactive pollution in the atmosphere in the 1940’s and 1950’s. (1, 2). DOR-busting interventions, consisting mainly of operations aimed at breaking the natural DOR layers present in an area, often were combined with interventions aimed at contracting the atmosphere in such a way as to create low pressure systems that bring rain inland (3). Sometimes these procedures can affect the Polar (PJS) and Sub-Tropical (STJS) Jet Stream patterns, which can lead to unpredictable paths and consequences, even temporarily, in the areas downwind or east of the drawsite even thousands of kilometers away. The high degree of additional particulates created by airplane exhaust present in the atmosphere, such as those characterizing California in these last decades, we believe played an additional important role in the reduction of rainfall, and on the development of drought conditions. They could be creating an additional artificial DOR barriers both onshore and offshore the West Coast that adds to the known contributors to DOR barriers seen by past researchers.

The only efforts carried out in the past, reported in the literature, were those recorded by Constable that were aimed at reducing smog and the elevated temperatures in specific areas of the West Coast, and not intended to restore atmospheric pulsation and bring rain inland. The majority of his operations were done using a hybrid apparatus that maintained only some of the characteristics of a Reich’s cloudbuster (3). In operation Kooler, Constable intervened, in mid-September 1971, to reduce the elevated temperature and the severe air pollution that had hit a part of South California especially in the area of high urban concentration (4). 40 hours after the start of the operation a massive drop in temperature in central Los Angeles area of around 9 °F was observed. This drop in temperature continued the following day, where the temperature fell by 31 °F. A light rain also followed the lowering of the temperature, which was not planned for.
In the second half of the 1980’s Constable intervened to reduce the high level of smog and atmospheric pollution in highly industrialized centers in southern California (5). He carried out draws aimed at creating breezes and increasing air flow in southern California. In 1987 operation Victor took place; in 1989 operations Breakthru & Checker and in 1990 operation Clincher. In 1987 a reduction of 16.6% air pollution was observed; in 1989 it was 29.4% and in 1990 it was a 24% reduction. Urban centers such as Pasadena saw 33 days of smog in 1987, which dropped to 7 days in 1990. The same reduction was seen in central Los Angeles, where smog days were reduced from 8 to 2 days. The cost of combating smog in Southern California with traditional methods at that time was estimated to be around 20 billion dollars in 10 years, an average of 2 billion dollars a year. The total cost of operation Clincher, with the use of 14 operative bases spread throughout all of south California, was $55,000 20% of the potential cost spent daily by the administration for air pollution control with traditional interventions.

According to the above considerations we wondered whether it was possible to intervene in Southern California to break the DOR barriers and to reduce, at least temporarily, the amount of particulates in the atmosphere using a Reich cloudbuster, and thus allow the existing low pressure systems to come inland and not to be diverted from their natural pathway, as had often recently occurred.To this end, it was decided to construct a Reich cloudbusting device in December, 2013. By late April, 2014, the cloudbusting apparatus was completed.

The apparatus was transported to the operational site in the Buttonwillow area.

An initial 2-day test was performed at the end of April, 2014, with the goal of reducing the DOR layers in the atmosphere, including DOR or pollution created by excessive airplane and jet exhaust and emissions. Drawings aimed at contracting the atmosphere were strictly avoided in order not to interfere with the PJS and STJS patterns. Shortly after the first day of operation, light snow coated the surrounding hills and rain began to fall in the surrounding area of the operation site.

Atmospheric parameters, such as pressure, temperature, relative humidity, and wind velocity; as well as pollutant indexes were monitored one week before, during, and two weeks after the conclusion of the operations.

The development of cloud systems in the atmosphere, and of the behavior of the PJS and the STJS patterns were monitored by real-time satellite images.
Weather forecasts were also monitored to check whether the interventions were effective in breaking and reducing the DOR barriers, the pollutants, and in increasing the probability of rain to fall on the area of the intervention.

Subsequently, additional 2-3 day operations were planned with the same aim. They were carried out in October, 2014, April, 2015, and the last one in January, 2016.

In this paper the results of the operation carried out in January 2016 are reported, and discussed, even though similar results were obtained in all the other previously performed operations.

The results we obtained were amazingly positive, once again reflecting the utility and correctness of Reich’s inventions, theories and vision.

Materials and Methods:

Site of the cloudbusting operation was located close to Buttonwillow, California, in the southernmost part of the Central Valley around 40 km east of Bakersfield. The apparatus used was a standard Reich cloudbuster supported in some of the interventions by a smaller cloudbuster, built according to the same design of the main one. The two apparatus were grounded during the interventions in a small fresh water reservoir of capacity of around 7000 m3. The water during the operation was kept moving by a Centrifugal pump set at variable flow rates. Figure 1 below shows the location of the site of the interventions.

Figure 1 – Site of Buttonwillow cloudbusting operations

On the first day of the operation there was an offshore low pressure system moving eastward a relatively short distance from the West Coast. The aim of the intervention was to reduce or break the DOR layers around the operational site with the two Reich cloudbusters thus allowing moisture and the low pressure system to move westward and bring rain inland from the Pacific ocean, as per its natural cycle..
The operation started on Friday, January 1, 2016 at 2.00 PM and ended on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 6.30 AM. Duration of the intervention was 16.5 hours. The operation consisted of a combination of drawings from different directions. In particular, we focused the cloudbuster toward the NE and to the SW of the operative site, with the intent to clean the atmosphere from pollutants.
Figure 2 shows the two Reich cloudbusters during a DOR-breaking intervention and atmosphere cleaning.

Figure 2 – The Reich cloudbusters during a dorbusting and atmospheric cleaning intervention in Buttonwillow

Atmospheric physical parameters such as pressure, temperature, relative humidity, wind velocity, cloud system formation and development, and jet stream paths were continuously monitored during the whole operation. Particulates in the atmosphere, such as PM2.5, PM10, NO2, CO, and ozone were also monitored.

Weather forecasts for the area of the interventions (Buttonwillow) were also monitored to check the efficacy of the DOR-busting and atmospheric cleaning.
Figure 3 shows the weather map from 6 hours before the start of the operation (8.00 AM local time, corresponding to 5.00 PM GMT)1 . From the weather map a two-branched oblong low pressure system, located offshore the West Coast, heading east can be observed.

The black dot shows the location of the draw site, while the red circle encloses an area with a radius of around 450 km centered on the drawing site.

Figure 3 – Weather map at 6 hours before the start of the operation

Figure 4 shows the 10-day weather forecast taken 6 hours before the intervention for Buttonwillow2 .

Figure 4 – 10-day weather forecast at 6 hours before the start of the operation

At 8.00 AM (local time) on Jan 01, 2016 the 10-day forecast expected rain to fall from Tuesday, Jan 05, to Thursday, Jan 07, 2016, with maximum probability of 80%3. Total amount of rain forecasted was 15.00 mm.


Figures 5 and 6 show the weather map and the 10-day weather forecast for Buttonwillow, respectively, at 2.5 hours after the conclusion of the interventions(occurred at 6.30 AM, local time, on Saturday, Jan 02, 2016).

As it can be seen in figure 5 below, the low pressure system located offshore was still following its natural path, heading ast, but the southernmost part was bending towards the draw site, as a possible consequence of the DOR-busting and pollutant cleaning interventions. The cloudbusters were able to temporarily break the DOR barriers and to open a substantially large window that allowed the passage of the low pressure system that centered over the draw area.

Figure 5 – Weather map at 2.5 hours after the conclusion of the operation

As it can be seen from the 10-day forecast in figure 6 below, at 9.00 AM (local time), on Jan 02, 2016, rain was expected to fall on Buttonwillow from Sunday, Jan 03, to Friday, Jan 08, 2016, with maximum probability of 90%. Total amount forecasted was 20.00 mm, an increase of 33.3% compared to the value forecasted 6 hours before the interventions.

Figure 6 – 10-day weather forecast at 2.5 hours after the conclusion of the operation

The weather map in figure 7, taken 20.5 hours after the conclusion of the operation, shows the low pressure system located on the draw site increasing in intensity and extending with a radius of some hundreds of kilometers (the radius of the red circle is around 450 km) to the north, north-east and a little less to the south.

Figure 7 – Weather map at 20.5 hours after the conclusion of the operation

At around the same time the 10-day weather forecast (figure 8) predicted rain to fall on Buttonwillow from Monday, Jan 04, to Thursday, Jan 07, 2016, with maximum probability of 90%. Total amount of rain forecasted was 28.00 mm. Rain forecasted to fall on the draw site was increased by 86.7% after the DOR-busting interventions compared to the value forecasted before the intervention.

Figure 8 – 10-day weather forecast at 20.5 hours after the conclusion of the operation

The weather map in figure 9 shows the development of the low pressure system around 29.5 hours after the conclusion of the interventions. As can be seen, the system is still centered on the draw site, but is increasing in intensity and size, and heading NE.

Figure 9 – Weather map at 29.5 hours after the conclusion of the operation

At around the same time, the 10-day weather forecast (figure 10) projected rain to fall on Buttonwillow from Monday, Jan 04, to Thursday, Jan 07, 2016, with a maximum probability of 85%. Total amount of rain forecasted was 22.00 mm. After the DOR-busting operation a 46.7% increase in rain was forecasted to fall on the draw site.

Figure 10 – 10-day weather forecast at 29.5 hours after the conclusion of the operation

Around 55.5 hours after the conclusion of the interventions, the low pressure system (weather map in figure 11) was moving eastward, above all into Nevada and Arizona, extending also to the north, and was pulling from the draw site the remaining part of the system that was stationed offshore the West Coast.

Figure 11 – Weather map at 55.5 hours after the conclusion of the operation

Around the same time rain was forecasted to fall on Buttonwillow from Monday, Jan 04, to Saturday, Jan 09, 2016, with maximum probability of 95% (see figure 12). Total amount forecasted was 17.00 mm. At the draw site the amount of rain forecasted increased 13.3% compared to the value forecasted before the intervention.

Figure 12 – 10-day weather forecast at 55.5 hours after the conclusion of the operation

Around 80.5 hours after the conclusion of the interventions, the low pressure system (weather map in figure 13) was moving eastwards, to Nevada and Arizona, and to the north, towards Oregon, bringing the first rain over the draw site on Tuesday, Jan 5.

Figure 13 – Weather map at 80.5 hours after the conclusion of the operation

Around the same time, the 10-day weather forecast predicted rain until to Saturday, Jan 09, 2016 with maximum probability of 75% (figure 14). Total amount predicted is 7 mm, to be added to 10.2 mm already fallen on Tuesday, Jan 05, 16.

Precipitation fell until Thursday, Jan 7, with a total amount of 17.52 mm, 16.8% more than was forecasted 6 hours before starting the interventions.

Figure 14 – 10-day weather forecast at 80.5 hours after the conclusion of the operation

The data related to the PM2.5, PM10, NO2, CO, and ozone indexes from the day before the interventions (Dec 31, 2015), until to 14 days after the conclusion (Jan 17, 2016) are reported in figures 15 and 164.

Figure 15 – Behaviour of PM2.5 and PM0 indexes
Figure 16 – Behaviour of NO2, CO, and ozone indexes

Figures 17 and 18 shows the change in the above parameters when daily values are compared with the values predicted the day before the intervention (Dec 31, 2015) is done.

Figure 17 – Percentage difference of PM2.5 and PM10 indexes when compared to the value of the day before the start of the operation
Figure 18 – Percentage difference of NO2, CO, and ozone indexes when compared to the value of the day before the start of the operation

From the above figures 15 and 16, it can be seen that the value of the PM2.5, PM10, and CO decrease in the days after the conclusion of the interventions, a decrease that is further marked in the days of rain (Jan 5-7, 2016). After this period the PM2.5 and PM10 parameters started to increase, but however, reached values lower than those before the interventions; while the CO parameter in this latter period did not show appreciable changes and remained practically constant (figure 16).

Parameters such as ozone and NO2 seem not to be affected much from the interventions showing a practically constant trend, even though fluctuating slightly during and after the interventions.

Figures 17 and 18 show the same behavior of the indexes but this time in percentage is calculated as the difference between the daily value with that of the day before the interventions. PM2.5, and PM10 (figure 17) show a decreasing trend in the period from the conclusion of the interventions until the last day of rain (Jan 7, 2106), with a maximum percentage decrease of around 85%, and of 75%, respectively. Then, the trend of the two parameters increases and stabilizes at around -20÷40%. A similar trend can be also observed for CO in figure 18, with a maximum percentage decrease of around 86%, occurring on Jan 6, 2016, and then stabilizing with a percentage decrease of around -70% in the days following.

Ozone and NO2 seem not to be affected much by the intervention, nor by the following 3-day rain, with a slightly fluctuating trend which does not have a strong association with specific phenomena or weather conditions, apart from a slow decrease of both after the rain fell.

The following figures 19 through 22 show the path of the PJS at 3 hours before the start of the interventions (6 PM GMT, or 11 AM local time); and at 4.5, 22.5, and 52.5 hours after the conclusion of the interventions, respectively5 .

Figure 19 – Polar Jet Stream path at 4 hours before the start of the operation
Figure 20 – Polar Jet Stream path at 3.5 hours after the conclusion of the operation
Figure 21- Polar Jet Stream path at 21.5 hours after the conclusion of the operation
Figure 22 – Polar Jet Stream path at 51.5 hours after the conclusion of the operation

From the above maps it can be observed that no substantial change of the path of the PJS occurred after the conclusion of the interventions neither in the area around the operative site, nor in areas downwind.


Table 1 summarizes the 10-day forecasted rain data for Buttonwillow. Percentage change of the amount of forecasted rain at different times after the conclusion of the interventions calculated in relationship to the value forecasted 6 hours before the start of the interventions is also reported.

time[hour] Max rain chance[%] forecasted rain[mm] difference[%]
– 6 80 15.00
+ 2.5 90 20.00 + 33.3
+ 20.5 90 28.00 + 86.7
+ 29.5 85 22.00 + 46.7
+ 55.5 95 17.00 + 13.3
+ 80.5 75 7.00 + 10.20*
+ 240 17.52** + 16.8

* rain already fallen
** total rain fallen

Figure 23 shows the trend of the percentage variation of the forecasted rain, in the period from 6 hours before the start of the interventions (set at 0 in the x-axis) until to 55.5 hours after the conclusion (and before the first precipitation that fell at around 8.00 AM on Tuesday, Jan 05, 2016, to wit 73.5 hours after the conclusion of the interventions). Rain lasted until to 8.00 AM, on Thursday, Jan 07, 2016, or 121.5 hours after the conclusion. The two red vertical lines in the figure shows the period in which the DOR-busting interventions were carried out.

Figure 23 – Percentage variation of the forecasted rain for Buttonwillow from 6 hours before the operation to 55.5 hours after the operation

From the above figure can be seen an increasing trend of the probability of rain forecasted during the time of intervention After the operation the trend is decreasing until low values reoccur by the time rain falls. The above increase and decrease would suggest strongly that the intervention was effective in reducing the DOR layers and cleaning the atmosphere from pollutants, with a substantial increase of the forecasted rain. However, when the DOR-busting interventions were concluded the rain predictions fell again, until a final increase of only +16.8% above what was originally forecasted was reached. However, if one considers that the original projection was only 75% for rain, which normally is considered not predictive, nor likely to actually result in rain in the midst of the present drought, the increase we saw and resulting rainfall would be even more significant, and could be considered a very successful outcome. In which case, the 15 mm precipitation total forecasted would be generous, and the calculated percentage of rain that actually fell above that much higher than what would have likely occurred.

The reduction in the rain forecasted after the operations ceased would likely reflect the tendency of the DOR/polluted conditions of the atmosphere to go back to their original state after the conclusion of the operation. This might highlight the need of further interventions to further keep the DOR barriers open and the atmosphere clean.

Notwithstanding this, rain that fell on drawing site (Buttonwillow) was 16.8% higher than forecasted.

During our first operation in Buttonwillow we saw an excessive amount of exhaust and emissions at high altitudes above the draw site, so much that the sky was covered with white streaks that spread in all directions. We observed that this seemed to create an additional barrier to remove when initiating DOR busting. We feel this created an extra layer of DOR to battle with, beyond what Reich and Constable had identified when they worked in the atmosphere of the 1950’s and 1980’s. We feel this leads to greater high pressure areas, an expanded state, that creates a greater barrier to the natural flow of atmospheric orgone energy. This is important at this time in which larger areas of high pressure are known to persist over long periods of time, exacerbating the heat and oppressive drought situation we are experiencing in Southern California and elsewhere.

The following precipitation maps6 reported in figures 24 through 27 show that the interventions were also able to produce precipitation that was not forecasted over a large area during the period of the intervention (16.5 hours), even though Buttonwillow did not record any rain during the same period.

From the maps it can be seen that during the night of the intervention, from midnight to 6.00 AM, on Jan 02, 2016, rain fell all over the drawing area extending also east to cover Southern California, Phoenix, Arizona, and North Mexico.

Figure 24 – Rain map at 8 hours after the start of the operation
Figure 25 – Rain map at 11 hours after the start of the operation
Figure 26 – Rain map at 14 hours after the start of the operation
Figure 27 – Rain map at half a hour after the conclusion of the operation


From the above results and discussion the following conclusions can be drawn.

  • Interventions aimed at breaking DOR layers and reducing pollutants in the atmosphere in a large area of Southern California were carried out from 2.00 PM, on Jan 01, 2016, to 6.30 AM, Jan 02, 2016 with no operational problems.
  • The interventions were able to reduce the DOR barriers over a large part of Southern California. Atmospheric conditions improved after the interventions, with a substantial decrease of PM2.5, PM10, and CO parameters, while ozone and NO2 were little affected by the interventions. These combined effects allowed a pre-existing low pressure system situated offshore to move inland over a large area centered on the drawing site (Buttonwillow).
  • An increase of 16.8% of the cumulative precipitation was observed in Buttonwillow when compared to the forecasted data 6 hours before the start of the interventions. The above percentage increase figure could be even higher, as the estimate of the amount of rain forecasted before the interventions included a low probability of rain (less than 75-80%) which is thought to have low predictive reliability.
  • Weather forecasts expected a much higher precipitation to fall on Buttonwillow soon after the conclusion of the interventions (20.5 hours), with a maximum value of 86.7%. This value however decreased in the following days. This suggests that the DOR barriers and atmospheric pollutions were only temporarily reduced by the interventions. Pulsation recovery lasted only for a short time (around 1 day after the conclusion of the operation), with a subsequent return of the DOR barriers and atmospheric health to its original blocked condition. More brief interventions would have been required to keep the atmosphere moving and clean for all the complete period of the atmospheric discharge.
  • The developed operational procedure could be considered and used as an effective and safe protocol in this region to break, and remove, at least temporarily, the DOR barriers. We were able to reduce the atmospheric pollutants in an appreciably large area around the operational site, thus allowing a pre-existing offshore low pressure system to move and bring its rain inland.


  1. Weather maps were taken from www.wunderground.com
  2. The 10-day weather forecast for Buttonwillow was taken from www.wunderground.com.
  3. It must be mentioned that projections of probability of rain less than 75-80% are not accurate enough to guarantee that rain might really fall at the predicted time and expected amounts. Nevertheless, they were integrated into our analysis, since variations in projections can be indicative of a change in the atmosphere that is a consequence of the action of the drawings.
  4. Data were taken from the US EPA Air Data for Bakersfield, California, at the following address www.epa.gov/airdata. Acronym DB in the figures stands for DOR-busting.
  5. Images were taken from the San Francisco State University database at the following address http://virga.sfsu.edu/archive/jetstream.
  6. Precipitation maps were taken from http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil.


  1. Reich, W.: DOR Removal and Cloud-Busting, OEB (Orgone Energy Bulletin), IV(4):171-182, 1952; OROP Desert. Part 1: Spaceships, DOR and Drought, CORE (Cosmic Orgone Engineering), VI(1-4):1-140, 1954.
  2. Huthsteiner, C.: Weather Engineering in Contact with Space: Global Warming and the Planetary Emergency, Annals of the Institute for Orgonomic Science, Vol. 10, No 1, December 2005.
  3. Maglione, R.: Wilhelm Reich and the Healing of Atmosphere, Ashland, OR, USA: Natural Energy Works, 2007.
  4. Constable, TJ.: Operation “Kooler”. Conquest of a Southern California Heat Wave, Journal of Orgonomy. VI(1):84-97, 1972.
  5. Constable, TJ.: Loom of the Future. The Weather Engineering Work of Trevor James Constable. An Interview Conducted by Thomas J Brown, Garberville, CA, USA: Borderland Sciences Research Foundation, 1994.

Scholar, and author in orgonomy. Italy www.orgonenergy.org, Email: robert_jumper@yahoo.it. Degree in Mining Engineering.

Dr. Conny Huthsteiner is a board-certified psychiatrist and orgone therapist in the Los Angeles area, and a past president of the Institute for Orgonomic Science. Her work is informed by principles of psychosomatic unity as well as her background in singing, dance and meditation. She has trained in orgone therapy with Mort Herskowitz. She studied medicine at the University of Munich, Germany, trained in Psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic and Boston University, and was many years Staff in the Department of Psychiatry of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard MedicalSchool. She has her B.A. from Yale, and attended U.C.L.A. film M.F.A. program. She has written on orgone physics and weather research, and lectured on many topics relevant to orgonomy.


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