The sexual embrace, if abstracted and reduced to its basic form, represents superimposition and the bio-energetic fusion of two orgonotic systems. Its basic form is the following:

Superimposition Fig 002

Fig. 2

We have learned to reduce form to movement. Form, in orgonomic functional thinking, is frozen movement. Ample evidence has indicated that superimposition is due to bio-energetic forces functioning beyond voluntary control. The two orgonotic systems involved are driven to superimpose by a force that, under natural conditions, i.e., not restricted by outer or inner hindrances, is beyond their control. It is involuntary bio-energetic action. Basically, this function cannot be stopped, just as the heartbeat or intestinal peristalsis cannot be stopped, except by forceful interference or by death. When two children of different sexes, three to five years old, superimpose[1] and their organisms fuse orgonotically, we are not dealing with propagation, since no new individual will result from this fusion. Neither are we dealing with the “quest for pleasure” in the psychological sense. The pleasure involved in superimposition is the experiential result, and not the driving force of the act. Let us forget for a moment all the complicated higher functions that later are added to natural superimposition. Let us reduce it all to functioning beyond the individual and even the realm of the species. Let us penetrate deeply enough to see this function as an energy process that runs a certain course quite autonomically and with unequivocal effect. If we do this, then we clearly see in it a trans­individual event, something that takes charge of life and governs it.

Further careful observation tells us that bio-energetic superimposition is closely linked with plasmatic excitation and sensations of current in two orgonotic systems, be they children, adolescents, or grownups. It is absolutely necessary, in order to visualize this function in its proper aspects, to abandon all the many social, cultural, economic, psychological, and other implications that, in the case of man, have complicated and all but obliterated its original, bio-energetic functioning.

Reduced and abstracted in its purest form, superimposition in the biological realm appears as the approach through attraction and full bio-energetic contact of two orgonotic streams. Membranes, organs, fluids, nerves, will power, unconscious dynamics, etc., must be discounted here, since they do not constitute superimposition. Superimposition of two orgone streams appears as a common functioning principle (CFP) of nature that fuses two living organisms in a specific manner—specific to the basic natural function, and not to the two organisms. In other words, superimposition of two orgone energy streams reaches, as a function, far beyond biology. It governs other realms of nature, too, as it governs living systems. In order to find out which realms of nature beyond the living realm are governed by superimposition of two orgone energy streams, we must not deviate from its basic form and movement. Orgonometrically abstracted, it is this:

Superimposition Fig 003

Fig. 3. Basic form of the function “superimposition”

Its functional characteristics are:

  1. Two directions of energy flow.
  2. Convergence (“attraction”) and mutual approach of the two energy streams.
  3. Superimposition and contact.
  4. Merger
  5. Sharp curving of path of flow.

Finding superimposition in realms of nonliving nature would be a first decisive step toward finding a cardinal root of man in nature, a common functioning principle that, already present and working in nature at large, also permeates in a basic fashion the animal kingdom, including man.

The following is a sweeping generalization. It was pointed out at the very beginning that what we are doing here is no more than flying high above a vast territory, the exploration of which will require painstaking, detailed efforts. We are free later on to abandon parts of it or the whole aspect, should it resist strictest observational and experimental as well as orgonometric scrutiny. We are also free to construct the framework of a future detailed operation, to retain its general features, its layout, and its basic characteristics while changing most of its inner detailed constitution. We are free to leave the confirmation or refutation of this construction to others. However, we would have to remind anyone who would approach a task of such magnitude to be well aware of the broad factual background from which the framework of this workshop construction emerged. To those who never dare to look into microscopes or at the sky, who never sit in an orgone energy accumulator and yet are full of fake “authoritative” opinions about orgonomy, we say in advance: step aside and do not disturb most serious work. Keep quiet, at least!

Years of painstaking observations and functional theory formation have hewn two major pathways into the realm of non-living nature that revealed the function of superimposition to be at work at the very roots of the universe. One pathway leads into the microcosmos, the other into the macrocosmos. Superimposition is the CFP that integrates both into one natural function.

Let us begin with the microcosmic realm. We shall not dwell too long in it since, though the theoretical outlines seem clearly marked, there are many gaps in details essential to a firm foothold. The essence of the microcosmic framework is as follows:

In completely darkened, metal-lined orgone energy observation rooms we can observe luminating orgone energy units pursuing certain pathways as they move spinning forward through space. These pathways distinctly show the form of a spinning wave.

Superimposition Fig 004

Fig. 4

This was reported on several occasions many years ago without further elaboration. There is now ample, well-reasoned evidence to the effect that two such spiraling and excited orgone energy units attract and approach each other until they superimpose. Thus:

Superimposition Fig 005

Fig. 5

It is an essential characteristic of our base of operation to assume that the primordial orgone energy ocean is entirely mass-free. Accordingly, mass (inert mass at first) emerges from this mass- free energy substratum. It seems logical further to assume that in the process of superimposition of two mass-free, spiraling, and highly excited orgone energy units, kinetic energy is being lost, the rate of spiraling motion decreases greatly, the path of motion is sharply curved, and a change takes place from long-drawn-out spinning forward toward circular motion on the spot.

Exactly at this point of the process, inert mass emerges from the slowed-down motion of two or more superimposed orgone energy units. It is immaterial whether we call this first bit of inert mass “atom” or “electron” or something else. The basic point is the emergence of inert mass from frozen kinetic energy. This assumption is in full agreement with well-known laws of classical physics. It is also in agreement, as will be shown in a different context, with the quantum theory.

To continue our train of thought, we must further assume that the material, chemical “particles” that compose the atmosphere have originally emerged and are still continuously emerging through superimposition of two or more spinning orgone energy units in the orgone envelope of the planet. It matters little at this point in what particular manner the different material units are created from primordial orgone energy. We restrict our curiosity to the above-mentioned basic change:


Superimposition Fig 006

Fig. 6. Creation of the primordial mass particle (m) through orgonotic superimposition

A functional relationship is hereby established between the spinning movement of mass-free orgone energy (OR) and inert mass (m), which also characterizes the relationship of heavenly bodies spinning in the surrounding orgone ocean. Spheres or discs of solid matter spin on a spiraling path within a faster-moving, wavy orgone energy ocean, as balls roll forward on a faster-moving, progressing water wave. The exact numerical relationship of the two movements, though of great importance, does not matter at this point. What is important is that a functional relationship has been found between the movements of primordial orgone energy and matter that, for the first time in the history of astrophysics, makes comprehensible the fact that heavenly bodies move in a spinning manner. Furthermore, it makes comprehensible the fact that our sun and our planets move in the same plane and in the same direction, held together in space as a cohesive group of spinning bodies. The spinning wave is the integration of the circular and forward motion of the planets, of their simultaneous rotation on the N—S axis and their movement forward in space. The orgone ocean appears as the primordial mover of the heavenly bodies.

Sharply delineated, new astrophysical problems arise that cannot and should not be discussed at this time. It is sufficient to have them tentatively formulated:

  1. It is necessary to assume that the first material particles that were “created” by superimposition of two or more orgone energy units form the nucleus for the growth of the material body. It does not matter at present whether these “core” elements of the future heavenly body are of a gaseous or of a solid nature, or whether they possibly go through a process of development from a gaseous to a solid state. What matters is that a starting point for the development of a heavenly body from primordial energy has been hypothetically established. (Cf. “The Oranur Experiment: First Report (1947-1951),” Orgone Energy Bulettin, October, 1951.)
  2. A further logical necessity is the assumption of a GENESIS of the function of gravitational attraction. The growth of the material core particle of the future heavenly body would be accomplished on the basis of the orgonomic potential. The orgonotically stronger body attracts smaller and weaker systems, such as mass-free orgone energy units, and other small bits of primordial matter as they arise in the orgone ocean, which surrounds the first growing core. It would be necessary, furthermore, to distinguish between the orgonotic attraction of two energy waves and the gravitational attraction between two material bodies, i.e., to establish that primordial orgonotic attraction changes functionally into gravitational mass-attraction.
  3. From points 1 and 2, we would further have to assume that the growing material core would be permanently surrounded by an orgone energy field which from now on would be subject to the gravitational attraction of that core. This would explain the origin of the orgone envelope of the sun (corona) and of the earth. Both are clearly visible and are governed by basic orgonomic functions such as wavy motion from west to east, faster motion of the envelope than the globe lumination, blue color, and containment within the field of attraction of the material core.
  4. The mass-free orgone energy stream that surrounds the material globe, must, due to the orgonotic attraction exerted upon it by the core, separate from the general stream of the cosmic orgone energy ocean and follow the rotation on its axis of the material body. Thus, the cosmic ocean, hitherto unitary, splits up into one major and one minor orgone energy stream. This assumption will be verified by concrete astrophysical functions (cf. fig. 7).
    Superimposition Fig 007
    C = Core, P = Periphery, A = Atmosphere, OR = Orgone envelope,
    G = Galactic orgone stream
    Fig. 7
  1. The gaseous atmosphere that surrounds the heavenly bodies would necessarily have to emerge through superimposition of mass-free orgone energy units in the revolving orgone energy envelope. This necessary assumption would have to be confirmed in due time by the establishment of the laws that lead from the mass-free orgone energy units to the atomic weights of the gas particles that constitute the gaseous atmosphere.
  2. It follows that concentration and condensation would increase toward the core of the rotating body, the heavier elements being located near the center and the lighter elements progressively nearer the periphery, with the lightest gases—helium, hydrogen, argon, neon, etc.—being located at the extreme periphery.
  3. In this connection, a most striking functional identity must be mentioned, which so far has not attracted attention in scientific thinking. The chemical elements that constitute the gaseous atmosphere of the planets are identical to the elements that constitute the living orgonotic systems. They are: hydrogen (H), oxygen (O), nitrogen (N), and carbon (C), and their various molecular groupings such as CO2, H2O, C6H12O6, etc. This functional identity must have a deep significance.

The functional identity concerns only the primordial orgone energy functions and the transformations from primordial mass-free to secondary mass-containing functions. From there on, but not previously, the well-known laws of mechanics and chemistry are fully valid. They submit to evolution; they have a genesis. The problem to be solved in detail is how the mechanical and CHEMICAL LAWS ORIGINATED FROM THE FUNCTIONAL PROCESSES IN THE MASS-FREE PRIMORDIAL ORGONE ENERGY OCEAN.

The advantage of our work-hypothesis, as delineated above, is quite obvious. To summarize:

  1. It frees us from the clumsy assumption of material bodies rolling in an “empty space,” in a merely mathematically approachable action at a distance in a “field.” The “field” is real, of a measurable, observable, and thus physical nature. Space is not empty but is filled in a continuous manner without gaps.
  2. It frees us, furthermore, from the uncomfortable idea that a gravitational attraction, which never could be demonstrated, is exerted by the sun over tremendous distances upon all the planets. The sun and the planets move in the same plane and revolve in the same direction due to the movement and direction of the cosmic orgone energy stream in the galaxy. Thus, the sun does not “attract” anything at all. It is merely the biggest brother of the whole group.

We have done no more than draw a sketch of the transition from the microcosmic to the macrocosmic function. We shall later return to superimposition in the macrocosmic realm in greater detail. But first we must acquaint ourselves with some important functions pertaining to the function of superimposition in the living realm, where it was originally discovered.

We shall concentrate upon two basic functions only:

  1. The spinning flow of orgone energy in the living organism (“bio-energy”).

2.The superimposition of two orgone energy streams in living bodies, COPULATION, and the functional meaning of the drive to genital embrace and orgastic discharge.

[1] Cf. Reich: «Children of the Future, I,” Report on the Orgonomic Infant Research Center, Orgone Energy Bulletin (October, 1950), pp. 194-206.