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Orgonite: A Promising EMF Protection or a Trap?

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For the last 6-8 years, Orgonite has taken the $1.8 billion healing crystal market by storm. Like many, you too might have found yourself pondering whether there’s any truth to the buzz surrounding it. And guess what? Your search ends here.

In this post, we’re diving deep into the world of Orgonite. We’ll explore what it is, the orgone energy it’s said to emit, and, most importantly, whether it’s something you should buy into.

Whether you’re a skeptic, a believer, or just plain curious, this is one read you won’t want to skip. So, let’s jump right in!

What is Orgonite?

Orgonite is basically a modern fusion of science, mysticism, and artistic craftsmanship. At its core, Orgonite is a man-made composite material designed using a mixture of resin, metals, and quartz crystals. It comes in various shapes and sizes, from simple pendants to complex sculptures.

The creator of Orgonite claimed that it can balance your bioenergetic fields, neutralize electromagnetic radiation, and enhance emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.

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Orgonite device in the shape of a pyramid
A pyramid-shaped orgonite device. [Source]

It’s claimed that just the mere presence of Orgonite in your environment can lead to significant improvements in your quality of life, increase your vitality and emotional clarity, and deepen your connection to the natural world.

While the scientific community remains skeptical of Orgonite’s claims, unable to replicate its effects for decades, Orgonite continues to grow. And it has sparked a movement of individuals exploring the intersections of energy, matter, and consciousness, seeking alternative ways to understand and interact with the energies that pervade our world.

The Birth of Orgone: Wilhelm Reich’s Revolutionary Discovery

Before we move further and examine Orgonite’s claims, let’s first dive into the history of the material and the supposed science behind it.

In the early 20th century, Dr. Wilhelm Reich, an Austrian psychoanalyst and student of Sigmund Freud, embarked on a path that would lead to one of the most fascinating and controversial discoveries in the field of natural sciences.

Dr. William Reich, the founder of Orgonite
Dr. William Reich [Source]

Reich, deeply influenced by Freud’s theories of psychoanalysis and the libido as a primary energetic force in human behavior, ventured beyond the confines of psychological theory to explore the possibility of a tangible, universal life force.

Reich’s journey into this uncharted territory began with his research into the physical manifestations of Freud’s libido concept. He hypothesized the existence of a bio-energetic force that not only influenced human emotions and behavior but also permeated all living matter.

This force, which Reich named “orgone energy,” was envisioned as a blue-glowing life essence, a fundamental component of the universe that could explain the connection between physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

Believing that this energy was the key to understanding not just human psychology but also physiological health and even environmental conditions, Reich set about devising experiments and instruments to observe and harness it.

His development of the orgone accumulator, a device meant to collect and concentrate orgone energy for health benefits, marked a pivotal moment in his research.

Patients sitting inside the accumulator were reported to experience an increase in energy, improved health outcomes, and a reduction in anxiety and depression symptoms.

The Orgone Accumulator: Innovation and Controversy

Reich’s orgone accumulator stood at the heart of his orgone energy research.

Constructed as a simple yet ingenious device, the accumulator was designed to concentrate and harness orgone energy from the environment, making it accessible for human health and healing.

Its structure, consisting of alternating layers of organic and metallic materials, was based on Reich’s theory that such a composition could effectively attract and radiate orgone energy.

Orgone Accumulator device
Orgone Energy Accumulator. With Door Closed (Left), With Door Open (Right) [Source]

Patients seeking relief from various ailments would sit inside the orgone accumulator, absorbing the concentrated orgone energy through their skin and lungs.

Anecdotal reports from these sessions included claims of enhanced vitality, significant improvements in both physical and mental health conditions, and even reports of a sense of euphoria.

Reich posited that by enhancing the body’s orgone energy levels, the accumulator could unblock and balance energies within the body, leading to improved health and well-being.

However, the orgone accumulator quickly became a subject of intense controversy. The scientific community, skeptical of Reich’s claims and methodology, largely dismissed his work as pseudoscience.

Critics argued that there was no empirical evidence to support the existence of orgone energy or the effectiveness of the accumulator.

This skepticism was not confined to academic circles; it also attracted the attention of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The controversy reached its peak when the FDA launched an investigation into Reich’s practices, culminating in a legal battle that would tarnish Reich’s reputation and cast a long shadow over his work.

The court ruled against Reich, ordering all orgone accumulators to be destroyed and banning the distribution of literature related to orgone energy.

Reich’s refusal to comply with the court’s injunction led to his imprisonment, which cost him his career.

Orgone Continues

While mainstream academia largely dismissed his work as pseudoscientific, a dedicated community of researchers, therapists, and individuals continued to explore the potential of orgone energy, inspired by Reich’s pioneering spirit.

This community, operating largely outside the confines of conventional science, has kept Reich’s theories alive, experimenting with orgone-based technologies and therapies.

This today has resulted in a ton of products being produced and distributed around the world with claims ranging from EMF protection to cleaning all the negative energy in your home.

Does It Really Protect You From EMF?

When it comes to Orgonite and its various claims, the ability to protect against electromagnetic fields (EMF) is one that grabbed our attention, primarily because it’s something we can actually put to the test scientifically.

So, the big question is: Does Orgonite actually shield you from EMF?

The manufacturers behind Orgonite suggest that it has the unique ability to convert harmful EMF into a supposedly safer version.

This idea, however, dives into the debate over what constitutes “negative” versus “positive” EMF—a differentiation that doesn’t really exist in the field of physics as we know it.

EMF is essentially energy emitted from any device that uses electricity, which is why everything from your smartphone to your blender can emit it. It’s a neutral term in science, without any inherent good or bad connotation.

EMF Visualised

The concept of transforming EMF from “negative” to “positive” isn’t something that’s recognized or supported by current scientific understanding. EMF, by its very nature, is just energy that can vary in strength and impact based on its source and proximity, but not in moral value.

Without solid evidence or a plausible explanation of how Orgonite might achieve this transformation, it’s tough to validate the claims that it can offer protection from EMF radiation.

How Does Verifiable EMF Protection Work?

Think of it like this: if there’s a glass wall between you and someone trying to splash water on you, you’re going to stay dry. Why? Because the water can’t magically pass through the glass.

This simple concept is pretty much how effective EMF protection works. If you put a barrier made of conductive materials, like certain metals, between you and the source of EMF, the electromagnetic fields can’t penetrate through to reach you.

This principle forms the foundation of most EMF protection strategies that have scientific backing.

For instance, certain products like Air Tube headphones are designed to keep the actual source of EMF—your phone, for example—away from your head.

By increasing the distance between the EMF source and you, the strength of the EMF that reaches you diminishes greatly.

This happens due to the inverse square law, a principle in physics that explains that the intensity of EMF decreases exponentially as you move further away from its source.

Then there’s our SYB H.A.R.D., a one-of-a-kind device in the world, that connects your phone to your wired headphones.

It’s filled with a special dielectric gel that absorbs the EMF from your phone before it can get to you. Instead of EMF, what travels through your headphones is just the sound.

Any absorbed EMF is converted into a small amount of heat, which quickly dissipates harmlessly.

EMF protection products like the ones SYB makes and sells aren’t just scientifically verifiable, but also logically consistent, offering tangible solutions to reduce EMF exposure.

It’s different from the claims made about Orgonite, where the exact mechanism of protection against EMF isn’t clearly explained or supported by scientific evidence.

So, is Orgonite worth spending time on?

Should You Use Orgonite?

We just can’t ignore the fact that there’s absolutely no scientific evidence that Orgonite protects your body against EMF radiation.

That said, SYB has many customers who use crystals like these and swear by their efficacy. If that’s the case, I tell them to continue using these crystals as part of their EMF protection regimen. And I’ll tell you the same thing.

After all, if you feel that it works, keep doing it.

However, SYB does not endorse Orgonite or products based on Orgonite. SYB firmly believes in science, and only recommends products that can be explained by science and whose efficacy we can measure through objective, scientific means.

Final Thoughts

Orgonite sure has a way of sparking interest, doesn’t it? With all the talk about its orgone energy and how it’s supposed to be this EMF-busting hero, it’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement.

But, leaning into the science a bit, it looks like the jury’s still out there, not quite sold on the idea yet.

That being said, if you’ve found your groove with Orgonite and it feels right for you, I’m all for it. Stick with what works for you.

My two cents? Maybe also peek into some other EMF protection methods that have a bit more of a scientific thumbs-up, just to round out your defenses.

And hey, before we call it a day on this topic, let’s not forget that Orgonite isn’t the only game in town claiming to offer a shield against EMF and other perks.

Shungite is another interesting player, steeped in history and some pretty bold claims of its own.

I’ve gone down the rabbit hole on shungite and put together a deep-dive article that explores what it’s all about.

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About the Author

R Blank is the CEO of Shield Your Body, which he founded in 2012. With hundreds of thousands of customers in over 30 countries, and having been interviewed on platforms including Dr. Phil, ABC news television and ElectricSense, R is an internationally followed expert on issues of EMF, health and safety. He also hosts “The Healthier Tech Podcast”, available Apple, Spotify and all major podcasting platforms. In the past, he served on the faculty at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering as well as the University of California, Santa Cruz. Previously, R ran a software engineering firm in Los Angeles, producing enterprise-level solutions for blue chip clients including Medtronic, Apple, NBC, Toyota, Disney, Microsoft, the NFL, Ford, IKEA and Mattel. He has spoken at conferences around the world, including in the US, Canada, New Zealand and the Netherlands, and he is the co-author, along with his father Dr. Martin Blank, of ‘Overpowered‘ from Seven Stories Press about the science of health effects of EMF radiation. He has an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and received his bachelor’s degree, with honors, from Columbia University. He has also studied at Cambridge University in the UK; the University of Salamanca in Spain; and the Institute of Foreign Languages in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Read more about R and SYB or connect with R on LinkedIn.

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