What the Orgone Deception Says About Our Fractured Reality

It isn’t OK to believe whatever you want

Tony Russo

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One of my first insights into how fragile reality is was when I finally got a handle on how many people truly believed in the power of orgone and how diverse those people were.

Orgone is a mystical element powered by such a strong delusion that it is embraced by conservative Christians and earth-based spiritualists.

I can’t think of one other talisman that crosses so many spiritual boundaries while essentially keeping its use. This mystic energy features pretty heavily in my book, Dragged into the light: Truthers, Reptilians, Super Soldiers, and Death Inside an Online Cult and whenever I speak with a book club or a reader reaches out to me, many if not most of the questions have to do with why people believe in it so deeply.

The short answer is they don’t feel like they have any other choice, but I want to throw some “whats” at you before I get into the whys of orgone. The odds are you have seen some version of it.

Think of the glass-looking colorful pyramids or pendants that are pretty common in knickknack shops. Sometimes they’re multi-colored, sometimes they’re clear with different new-agey symbols either embedded or attached, sometimes they’re lumps referred to as “pucks” that are made in cupcake trays.

Google it if you have the time to kill, but I gotta warn you, you’re going to spend a lot more time shopping for orgone than you ever planned, if you do.

Wilhelm Reich and the Invention of Orgone

Orgone is supposedly a kind of energy. The pyramids and other talismans are the vessels that capture and transmit this energy. Some…

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Tony Russo

Pencil-sharpening enthusiast, journalist, author of “Dragged Into the Light” https://amzn.to/3bLQ0Wi