How to Make Orgonite
Basic orgonite is simply fiberglass resin, metal shavings and a quartz crystal, cured in any mold you like. There's no one "right" shape or size for orgonite, and its range of effect seems to scale linearly with volume, but there are specific, time-tested, widely-used and repeatedly-confirmed effective designs for both personal and field devices which have grown and continue to grow out of the steadfast work of talented and dedicated gifters from around the world. These designs comprise the basic tools of the orgonite gifter as discussed on numerous orgonite Web boards and offered pre-made by many reputable orgonite vendors.
What You'll Need
Metal Shavings: You don't want fine metal filings, nor do you want large pieces of metal. Quarter-inch-wide aluminum curls are very common and very effective for use in orgonite, but any kind of copper, iron, brass (including brassed aluminum), bronze, nickel or even steel shavings will work fine. Just bring a bucket and some work gloves to a local machine shop and ask them if you can fill your bucket with metal shavings. Before giving them to you for free, they will probably ask you what it's for (typically more out of curiosity than anything), so why not tell them? If you don't feel comfortable explaining orgonite to them, simply tell them about this site, or give them the simplest honest answer you can, such as a "public service," "art project," or even "science experiment". However, you may be surprised what people will understand if you take the time to explain it meaningfully and from the heart.
Quartz Crystals: Any funky, ugly, smokey pieces of quartz will work perfectly for orgonite field devices. You can usually find this grade of quartz crystal very inexpensively at most decent gem and mineral shops, or you can buy quartz online from orgonite-aware vendors at appropriate sizes and grades.
Fiberglass/Epoxy Resin: The most expensive component of orgonite, typically retailing for US$18-$25/gallon at marine supply stores and hardware stores. Any kind of organic resin will work fine, but liquid resin (as opposed to "body fill" paste) has been found to be easiest to work with for creating orgonite. Resin requires a chemical additive called a hardener, typically included if purchased by the gallon, in order to catalyze the curing (hardening) process, which may take from mere hours in hot, arid weather to multiple days in wet, cold weather.
Molds: This depends on the specific type of orgonite device you wish to create, but any mold which can withstand boiling temperatures should work fine. Avoid plastics unless they are oven-safe, as the chemical reaction which occurs during the catalyzation process heats the resin to temperatures which can easily melt normal plastics. Generally, metal molds seem to work best for most purposes, but cheap field devices can also be made from large paper bathroom cups or paper sno-cone cups. Use your imagination!
Other Stuff: You will want a mixing container such as a bucket (preferably with a pouring lip), a wooden stirring stick, some old rags or paper towels for splashes and spills, and a large, flat surface for leaving the orgonite to cure.
Safety: Organic resins emit toxic fumes before and during the curing process, so working in a well-ventilated area such as a backyard or porch/deck is ideal. You may also want to use protective gloves and wear clothing you don't mind getting catalyzed resin splashed on, as it will go everywhere, especially your first few times pouring. Putting down a tarp first can help tremendously with cleanup, as the hardened resin should pop right off the tarp.
Common Orgonite Designs
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Equipment List, 2015 Field Trials and Case Study: South West NSW
Before embarking on your own rural cloudbuster program, it is important that you have permission to access a piece of land or rural property well away from prying eyes, as people can be quite skeptical and suspicious of the orgonite structures (energy pyramids and shapes).
In the case of the HELIX12 Team, a suitable rural property was secured in NSW with the land owner agreeing to have trials conducted.
If you are making a large amount of orgonite then we suggest you make the orgonite on the subject property.
Before setting out to make orgonite it is important to have your shopping list and the amount of orgonite you are going to produce. In Australia, Bunnings is the easiest place to find all the required items to produce orgonite.
You will require the permission of the land owner in writing (for insurance and public liability purposes) along with an indoor area to caste the molds. It can get extremely messy and there are elements of health risk within the process itself ie. toxic fumes.
It is important to note that not everyone has heard of orgone energy, therefore treat the project with secrecy to avoid skeptical criticism or theft of orgonite structures once they are in place.
You will need a dry, safe area to store your finished orgonite products and equipment ie. chemicals etc. such as a shed or separate building. (Farms usually have machinery, hay or woolsheds.)
The concept of cloudbusting and the suspicion surrounding the final days of the founder, Dr Wilhelm Reich, as rainmaking is a serious business, particularly as Australia is the worlds most arid country and subject to regular droughts.
To make a suitable amount of orgonite you need to set a budget of around $1700. Below is the equipment list used in the field trial:
If you are making large amounts of organite, it is advisable to buy the chemicals in bulk to save money. Store in a cool dry place.
Acetone is a colourless, volatile liquid with a pungent sweetish odour. It is a solvent used in cleaning up liquid polyester and vinyl ester resins. It dissolves liquid resin, allowing clean up of spills, rollers, brushes and other equipment. Acetone is completely soluble in water and can be easily washed off the skin. Acetone readily forms a vapour. Acetone is also highly flammable.
Silane couplers: Pure or Absolute Alcohols
They modify the surface of these materials to make them form strong, covalent bonds with polyurethanes, epoxies,. The coupler is applied as a 2% solution in pure alcohol or acetone, and then left to dry in the presence of atmospheric moisture (water molecules are needed for the actual activation process to occur).
Acetic acid, This multi-purpose product which is an eye irritant we chose to cure the Orgonite by. The cure time can be greatly reduced (to under 1 hour) by mixing in a small amount of distilled water with Acetic Acid (approx. 1 teaspoon per pound). The water must be mixed quickly and thoroughly to prevent uneven curing.
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