Back issues of the Annals of the Institute for Orgonomic Science Volumes 1-10 to be made freely available online
Over the next few months, we plan to make back issues of these ten early issues available as free pdf downloads. These issues contain valuable scientific articles and clinical reports and symposia that we wish to make accessible to as many people as possible. Many thanks to IOS member Stergios Tsiormpatzis for scanning the high-quality pdfs. (Please note – hardcopies of some of these issues can still be ordered for your personal library as long as they remain in print).
We are starting with the first to issues of the Annals, described here:
“The Reich Blood Test: 105 Cases,”
by C.F. Baker, B. S. Braid, R.A. Dew, and L. Lance, pp. 1-11.
In this paper the authors present qualitative and quantitative features of the Reich blood tests in health and disease from a sample population of 105 cases. The microscopic appearance of red blood cells in various inflammatory diseases, lymphomas and benign and malignant tumors are described, as well as the preliminary findings from tests during normal pregnancy, and testing of infants and children. The statistical results of quantitative measurements are presented, including normal limits and the 1% disintegration time, scaling of the GMA (gross, microscopic & autoclave) observations, and error assessment. The data allows a clearer understanding of energetic health and rapid shifting phenomena in biopathic disease.
“Wound Healing in Mice, Part 1,”
by C.F. Baker, R.A. Dew, M. Ganz, and L. Lance, pp. 12-23.
This paper is the first of a two-part series that summarizes seven years of experiments on the effects of orgonotic devices on wound healing in mice. In this part, basic features of wound healing as found in the medical literature are reviewed, and findings on the normal (untreated) wound healing process in mice are reported. This report includes a detailed description of methodology and technique, and findings regarding the phases of wound healing, pulsation of wound size, relationship of wound size to healing rate, and its seasonal variation.
by C. F. Baker and R. A. Dew, pp. 24-32.
Reich was the first to observe that bions would migrate when a small electrical current was applied to a bion solution. In this paper, preliminary findings on the characteristics of bion migration under carefully controlled conditions are reported, including descriptions of methodology, technical apparatus, and representative bion behavior (shown graphically). The non-mechanical nature of the phenomena is demonstrated, as well as new characteristics not described by Reich. In particular, we have found migration velocity to be proportional to current; a “fatigue” of velocity with time; exponential decay of charge; and increase of charge after autoclavation.
“A Case of Dysphonia,”
by B. S. Braid, pp. 33-36.
The author describes a the positive results of a brief course of treatment for a patient presenting with dysphonia.
“First Do No Harm,”
by M. Ganz, pp. 37-41.
In this report, the author describes the problems he encountered in the treatment of five patients who were previously treated by poorly trained and unqualified therapists.
“The Ocular Segment, Part I,”
The edited material from training seminars of the Institute presented in this column is intended to provide the readership with information on the theory and practice of orgone therapy. In this installment, nine orgone therapists begin a discussion of the ocular armor segment.
The Amateur Scientist in Orgonomy:
“Basic Bion Experiments,”
by P. S. Burlingame, pp. 53-59.
This column is intended to encourage “ hands-on” experience with various aspects of Reich’s biological and physical laboratory findings, particularly for interested readers with limited means or access to sophisticated equipment. In this installment, the author describes the preparation of earth bions and a series of systematic observations and experiments conducted with them. Preparation of incandescent carbon, sand, and iron bions is also described.
“The Reich Blood Test: Clinical Correlation,”
by C.F. Baker, B. S. Braid, R.A. Dew, and L. Lance, pp. 1-6.
This report correlates the numerical evaluation of the Reich Blood Test with a number of disease states and several normal conditions. The former range from benign tumors and dysplasia to ulcerative colitis, inflammatory diseases, lymphomas, and carcinomas. Typical test results are given, illustrating change as the disease progresses or with various treatment regimens. Included is a discussion of the GMA and delta-49 as early, sensitive indicators of pathology.
“Wound Healing in Mice, Part II,”
by C.F. Baker, R.A. Dew, M. Ganz, and L. Lance, pp. 7-24.
In this paper, the results of seven years of experiments using orgonotic devices to influence the rate of wound-healing in mice are presented. Findings demonstrate that the healing rate is regularly increased by both the orgone energy accumulator and medical DOR-buster; and the results are statistically significant at the level of P < 0.002 or better. Included are discussions of methodology and the development of device modifications and assessment of their relative effectiveness, as well as seasonal patterns in the action of the devices. This study represents one of the first statistically rigorous demonstrations of the biological activity of orgone energy devices.
“Atmospheric Pulsation: Air & Water”
by C. F. Baker, pp. 25-32.
The atmospheric pulsation of the orgone energy can be measured in many ways. In this paper, the results of several different techniques using the electroscope and orgone accumulator temperature difference as monitoring parameters are presented, as well as confirmatory findings from the wound-healing experiment. The data is consistent in finding an antithesis between the movement of energy between air and water, demonstrated both in the atmosphere and by various experimental devices such as the orgone energy accumulator and medical DOR-buster.
“The Mystique of Health,”
by C.F. Baker and L. Lance, pp. 33-37.
The authors discuss the orgonomic concept of health, and the irrational tendency of some patients in orgone therapy to mystify orgonomy and project idealized concepts of health onto their therapists. Ways of addressing these problems during treatment are also explored.
“How Fantasy Robs the Genital: A Case History,”
by M. Ganz, pp. 38-44.
The author describes the successful treatment of a 33 year-old male who presented with a history of erectile impotence and sadistic sexual fantasies.
“The Ocular Segment, Part II,”
The edited material from training seminars of the Institute presented in this column is intended to provide the readership with information on the theory and practice of orgone therapy. In this installment, eleven orgone therapists continue discussion of the ocular armor segment.
The Amateur Scientist in Orgonomy:
“A Home-Made Electroscope,”
by P. S. Burlingame, pp. 53-59.
This column is intended to encourage “ hands-on” experience with various aspects of Reich’s biological and physical laboratory findings, particularly for interested readers with limited means or access to sophisticated equipment. In this installment, the author describes how to construct a gold leaf electroscope using a glass jar and reviews classical and orgonomic explanations of electroscope functioning. The use of the electroscope to demonstrate the diurnal variation in discharge rate, and the effects of relative humidity and different weather states on discharge rate is also discussed.