How to super-size your vegetables
My first steps on the Orgonite trail took place in Spring 2008, when I decided to distribute the mysterious ‘pucks’ of resin, metal and crystal among friends with allotments and gardens. The resultant, and unexpected, vegetable growth only served to send me further down the path. Orgonite is a recent invention building on the concept of Dr Wilhelm Reich’s Orgone Accumulator, a device he believed stored and concentrated positive energy. The Orgonite pucks are solid-state versions of the same concept which are intended to take in negative energies and emit positive ones.
In 2009, I decided to find out more about how this simple composite material – made from aluminium shavings, resin and a crystal – functioned when used by a wider group of people. Was there some person-specific phenomenon which massively accelerated plant growth, resulting in giant vegetables? Or was the motive force provided by the Orgonite itself, somehow acting on the environment?