It is grim, but the Weather Underground will be aiming orgone
cannons at the information cloud in an attempt to bust it.
Linguistically, the word 'TU' is a derivative of 'NTU' and 'UBU-NTU' (v), both consanguinary ancestors and analogous to the more familiar magico-spiritualistic constructs, including Kundalini (Kemetic), Ase (Yoruba), Ch'i (China/Igbo), Prana (India), Ki (Japan), The Great Spirit (Native American Indian), Orgone
energy and Elan vital (Europe).
Among the names given to such mysterious healing force or energy are orgone
, magnetic force, odic force, prana, subtle energy, chi, ki and more.
Carpenters Workshop Gallery, which is led by Julien Lombrail and Loi'c Le Gaillard, with Paris, London, and New York spaces, is offering Marc Newson's 1993 Orgone
chair made of aluminium and lacquered in the same red enamel paint applied to a Ferrari.
Among those who used orgone
boxes in the 1950s were J.D.
Los Angeles band Orgone
is the funky sum of its eight parts.
Now historians at the Wellcome Collection have recreated, at their "Institute of Sexology", the very box which inspired the Orgasmatron in Woody Allen's futuristic comedy Sleeper, the Excessive Machine that Jane Fonda overloaded in sci-fi film Barbarella and even a song called Orgone
Accumulator by psychedelic rock band Hawkwind.
Reich had a theory of a form of energy called Orgone
that I cannot comment on other than to say it is disputed.
It also contains biofield formulations such as White Light, Golden Mean Energy, Qi, Horizontal Negative Green, Orgone
, Alpha, Theta and Delta Brainwaves, Heart Chakra, Heartwaves, Heart-Brain Connection, Heart Signature, Spiritual (Right) Heart Signature and Sacred Geometry - Chestahedron and Star Dodecahedron.
A decade later, Wilhelm Reich claimed he had discovered a universal cosmic and biological energy called orgone
that permeated the universe.
Those familiar with Burroughs' fiction from this period will not be surprised to find him repeatedly proselytizing for the apomorphine cure for addiction, arguing that addiction is a medical rather than a legal problem, and promoting Scientology's E-meter, Reich's orgone
box, and Gysin's dream machine.