After a fair bit of experimentation with orgone, crystal grids, and various side-implementations of miscellaneous magical tech, I present to you, o dearest of readers, my official writeup on my orgone accumulator system. I’ve written about orgone in various places on my blog, and offer you a list of my previous experiments and analyses of orgone technology, often done with the kind and amazing help of Jarandhel over at Dreamhart:
- Wherein we first encounter orgone technology and first see a Babalon Matrix
- Wherein we experiment with orgone accumulator directionality
- Wherein we experiment different numbers and orientations of perimeter crystals, as well as multiple objects in the Babalon Matrix field
- Wherein I describe the creation of orgone accumulators and experiments using Bardonian fluid condensers
- Wherein I describe the creation of a field generation circle to be used in conjunction with a Babalon Matrix and our experiments with them
Feel free to read the above at your leisure. I describe to you below, along with the necessary background and clarification from the above posts, my own version of the Babalon Matrix set up. A Babalon Matrix, having its origins in Thelemite technology, is a combination of an orgone accumulator feeding energy into a magical field generated by a crystal grid. Briefly described,
- Orgone: an ambient magical or vital life force, similar to odic force, qi/ki/chi, prana, mana, quintessence, or similar terms.
- Orgone accumulator: a device to harness and direct orgone.
- Orgone accelerator or shooter: a “directed” orgone accumulator that propels orgone in a particular direction.
- Crystal grid: a set of crystals energetically linked up to form a magical field. Although “crystal” is used in the name, these may be rocks, talismans, or other objects that can hold a magical charge.
- Babalon Matrix: a crystal grid making use of an orgone accumulator to harness, focus, and attune using magical energy. Alternate names include orgone crystal matrix or reiki crystal matrix.
Now finished, I give you the Manifesting And Generating Orgone System, or the MaGOS. The last two words of the acronym MaGOS, “Orgone System”, are pretty straightforward, since this is an arrangement of several units (a complex apparatus, or system) to interact with and harness ambient magical or life energy (basically, orgone). “Manifesting and Generating” has two origins:
- The setup should be able to manifest energy for me to harness as well as help me manifest my own goals and desires, and the setup should help me generate arbitrary magical energy.
- In Human Design, of which my sister is an ardent student, I’m what’s called a “manifesting generator”, a subclass of the “generator” type of people that has “manifestor” qualities. In layman’s terms, I’m able to use available energy once I wait for an input to start something; similarly, the MaGOS will be “actively dormant” (running but without being of much use) until “awoken” (given a field-altering object to charge or manipulate), at which point it would use that energy until desired.
Plus, the name comes from the Greek word μαγος, “magician”. Shocking choice of that word, I know, but I thought it was fitting. After all, this is among the most incomprehensible of projects I had done by this point, so it sure seemed more like mystical nonsense than magic with theoretical bases to me. Over time, I’ve come to understand orgone technology more and can see a good number of uses for this bit of magical tech.
I based the MaGOS off the Promise system developed by Jarandhel, who got me into this whole orgone business. The Promise system has several parts, but is essentially a variation of the Babalon Matrix; it’s composed of a central stand that holds an orgone shooter suspended by silver wire at the top pointing downwards to a spherical focus stone (a metal orb that forms part of the stand). A pan is suspended between the orgone shooter and the focus, and the object to be charged or affect the field generated by the Babalon matrix is put in the pan. The orgone shooter focuses a beam of force through the object, which alters the force to adapt to its own energy; the adapted force continues to the focus orb, which then radiates outward and reflects onto the perimeter crystals. The crystals then turn the force field back onto itself, collecting again in the orgone shooter, and repeats the process.
In other words, there are several parts to this setup:
- An orgone shooter to focus the energy, which I had to make.
- An orb to act as a field-generating center of the field. I used a small quartz crystal orb, about 2″ across, for this.
- Crystals to act as a field-reflecting perimeter for the field. These are long, lab-grown, double-terminated quartz crystals approximately 8″ long that are flat on one of the long sides and angular on the other. Seen from one of the ends, it looks roughly like a right triangle.
- A stand to support the apparatus. I assembled this
There are some subtleties here, though, that also need to be kept in mind:
- The stand has to support an object between the orgone shooter and the central orb in order for the field to adopt the qualities of the force of that object.
- The field generated is roughly spherical, which means there will be space both above and below the stand that will be in the field.
- The center of the field is the orb, which radiates the field outward.
- The size of the field is dependent on the distance of the perimeter crystals from the central orb.
- To maintain spherical balance, the perimeter crystals should be roughly level with the central orb.
And then there are a few things that might need to be addressed or explored:
- A spherical field implies balance; in the X and Y dimensions, we have the crystals around the central orb, but only one component in the Z dimension (the orgone shooter) above the orb. Something might be desired underneath the orb as well, though a second orgone shooter might not be the best idea.
- Orgone shooters appear to be directionless, but “work how they should”. Experimenting with forcing a direction might be interesting.
- Having a permanent installation or fixed frame is nice, but a portable or adjustable setup might also be worthwhile.
- Sacred geometry might have some important things to say here. Are there any designs, patterns, or forms that would help in generating energy, collecting energy of a certain type, containing a field, or directing energy from one place to another?
- Some occult work related to Hermetics has already been done to harness and gather energy; Franz Bardon’s fluid condensers come to mind. Would it be worthwhile to see whether the use of fluid condensers would help?
- The crystal bars that act as a perimeter for the field can be turned flat-side-in to bind the field or flat-side-out to radiate it outwards, or so I’m told. Does this work at all? Does this work when only one crystal bar is rotated outwards, and if so, does it radiate the field in that direction only?
To start with, I worked on the orgone accelerator. An orgone accelerator is composed of a central hollow metal channel that pierces through alternating layers of organic and inorganic material, with the channel extending out of either side of the materials. The shooter collects ambient energy, accelerates it through the material, and propels it through the channel. Theories abound about how this works, but that it does suffices for this project. There were some experiments Jarandhel and I had performed off the cuff to figure out a few tricks of the orgone shooter:
- The orgone accelerator is essentially directionless, but appears to “work how it should”. After some experimentation with different lengths of the central channel and using crystals to force a direction, we realized that it’s the length of the channel that extends out of one side of the material that determines the direction of the shooter. The shooter appears to collect ambient energy through the long end of the channel and fires it through the short end. Attaching a crystal in front of the channel, but not blocking the channel itself, appeared to have no effect.
- The channel must be hollow for the shooter to focus a beam of energy. Using a hollow channel with material inside caused a staticy feeling, while using a solid channel appeared to cause a radiating cone. Since neither of these were helpful to this project, I went with the hollow channel.
- Although the official writings of Reich and orgone technology abhor the use of copper in orgone, claiming it creates toxic effects on the body and “dead orgone”, we haven’t found this to be the case at all.
Constructing the orgone shooter for the MaGOS required the following:
- 000 grade steel wool
- a roll of thin corkboard
- an electronic craft box
- copper refrigerator tubing
With that in mind, I constructed a simple orgone shooter. I measured the size of the craft box, cut out many layers of corkboard and steel wool, shoved them onto the copper tubing, shoved that into the craft box, and sealed it up. I used a dremel to drill holes large enough for the copper tubing on either end of the project box. Approximately 24 layers each of steel wool and corkboard fit into the project box, though it’s always nicer to have more.
Jarandhel had brought up before that other occult technology exists to gather and circulate energy, among them Franz Bardon’s fluid condensers. These are mixtures that significantly empower the nature of an object, a kind of anointing mixture that gathers and focuses an object. I’ve seen it used in other magical tools, so why not augment this project with it, too? Franz Bardon, in his Initiation Into Hermetics, gives the following instructions to prepare a simple fluid condenser:
Take one handful of fresh or dried chamomile flowers, place them into a pot, and pour enough cold water over them to completely cover them. Boil the chamomile flowers forapproximately 20 minutes, covered with a lid. Let this concoction cool, but do notremove the lid. Once it has cooled, filter it and pour the filtered chamomile concoction into a clean pot and reduce it by boiling it slowly to approximately 50 grams; a few drops more or less are of no consequence. During the whole process, the pot has to becovered with a lid. Once the chamomile extract has cooled, mix it with the same amount of alcohol. Should you have 50 grams of chamomile extract, mix it with 50 grams of alcohol. The alcohol will preserve the chamomile extract. Should you have nothing else available, you can use denatured alcohol. Add approximately 10 drops of the gold tincture to this mixture of chamomile extract and alcohol.
To make this, I gathered the following supplies:
- Gold leaf
- Dried chamomile flowers
- Distilled water
- Grain alcohol
I first made the gold tincture by melting the gold leaf in a heavy steel ladle over a hot flame. My intent was to melt the gold, toss it into distilled water, collect the cooled and hardened remains, and repeat the process until there was a negligible amount of gold left to salvage from the water; every time the melted gold is quenched in the water, atoms of gold dissipate into the water, eventually forming a tincture. However, this didn’t work as well as I had hoped, so I boiled the gold in the water in a pressure cooker for a while before making do with what I had. (Bardon himself claims that even microscopic or atomic levels of gold increases the potency of a fluid condenser dramatically, so I’m hoping this suffices.) While the resulting mixture looked bad and smelled even worse, it felt potent to me. Using the resulting fluid condenser, I made another orgone shooter of the same size and number of layers, but this time dousing the layers of steel wool and corkboard with the fluid condenser, as well as drizzling some down the central metal channel and brushing some on the inside of the project box. The result of this was that the shooter seemed to draw in more orgone, but kept it “locked up” inside without accelerating or shooting any of it out; in other words, its input was greater than the plain orgone shooter, but its output was far less. Using it as a battery didn’t seem to work well beyond directing energy from the ambient surroundings, so this shooter was effectively a waste. Educating all the same, though. The use of fluid condensers on other objects for other purposes, however, is another avenue of useful technological exploration, but is outside the scope of this write-up.
With the orgone shooter finished, I focused on the apparatus frame. This was going to be a more artsy project, since I wanted to incorporate sacred geometry and ceremonial magic-esque patterns into an otherwise modern occult setup. The overall design needed to take into account eight points which would affect the field:
- Field radiator, a crystal orb that radiates the field outward from a central point
- Field collectors, four crystal bars arranged in a square around the central orb, marking the boundary of the field and reflect the field back onto itself
- Field charger, an orgone shooter above the central orb, to gather energy from the top half of the field reflected from the perimeter crystals and orb as well as outside energy and to project it through the focus object into the central orb
- An optional field counterpoint projector, to gather and refocus energy from the bottom half of the field reflected from the perimeter crystals and orb and refocus it back to the central orb
- Field focus, the object between the charger and radiator that the field would base its energy off of
I decided to use the notion of a counterpoint projector to balance out the orgone shooter on the far side of the central orb. Deciding what to use, however, was an experiment. I was playing with the idea of using a quartz pyramid aligned to the four counterpoint crystals, but realized this may have other issues I may not be familiar with, and finding one of suitable size was out of my budget. A mirror could likewise reflect the energy of the MaGOS field back, flat or concave; either would work, though perhaps with differing results. A second orgone shooter might also be interesting to tinker with, but was ultimately discarded, since one orgone generator fulfilled the purposes of this project.
With the major components of the MaGOS assembled, all that remained was the stand. I attempted using makeshift stands using various materials, but nothing really held up stably. The prototype stand I used was the base of an aromatic oil diffuser and sculpting wire: the diffuser stand would support the crystal orb where the tealight would go, and the rim to support the oil bowl would support the focus instead, with sculpting wire wrapped around to support the orgone accelerator on top. A flash of inspiration one morning reminded me of the ring stands used in chemistry labs, so I got a tall stand with a stable base combined with a set of clamps to support the orgone shooter and rings to support the field focus. The focus would be placed on a thin metal grid with a ceramic circle, like those used in heating things over a Bunsen burner. The crystal bars used cheap plastic picture frame holders, but they’re sufficient and roughly level with the crystal ball, although a more stable stand could be built based on the original Babalon Matrix design using wood and hose. To hold the stand and the MaGOS generally, I got a cheap square side table from Ikea; to experiment with the field counterpoint projector, I simply used a solid pedestal under the table to act as the base for this.
To “activate” the MaGOS or similar crystal grid, one energetically “links up” the different components of the grid. This is accomplished through basic visualization or direct energy manipulation techniques, much like in reiki or psionics. The method Jarandhel showed me was to take a “cable” of energy and, starting at one perimeter crystal, link it up to the central orb, then back to the same perimeter crystal, then move to the next crystal in the circle and repeat through all the perimeter crystals. If desired, the linking process could be repeated to form a solid connection; since this takes mere seconds, I prefer repeating the process for a total of four times, once for each perimeter crystal. This done, a pulse of energy is directed into the crystal radiator, which then “activates” the process set up by the chaining of the crystals. The field is set up, at this point, radiating out from the center and reflected around the field by the collector crystals; the orgone shooter on top collects both the field energy and ambient energy and focuses it down through the field focus down into the radiator, which then repeats the process, forming a constantly-strengthening feedback loop. The longer the field is left in place, the stronger it becomes due to the orgone shooter pumping energy in, concentrating more and more energy into the field. When disassembled, the field can be wiped away through visualization or energy manipulation; this is useful when changing the number of crystals or some other modification to the MaGOS.
When I first started working with the MaGOS, I noticed a heightened sensitivity to the point of pain in and around the kidneys while near a Babalon Matrix. This sensitivity would start after activating the BM or after spending a short amount of time near an already-activated one, and would disappear after deactivating it or leaving the area. Setting up a shield around the area between me and the BM would help decrease the sensitivity along with all other sensations derived from the BM. Over time, the sensitivity in my kidneys went away as I worked with the BM and MaGOS more, generally after a few days of leaving it constantly running in my room. I attribute the sensitivity to being unfamiliar with this type of force in such an active and concentrated amount, and its disappearance to having acclimated to the sensations and force of the MaGOS.
In using the MaGOS, I’ve noticed that items left in for a certain amount of time gain a bit more of an aura than they’d normally have. One of my energy-sensitive friends senses this as an added “weight” to an object, similar to other enchanted or empowered items. While an item is in the MaGOS, its normal aura (if it has one) is expanded to fill the entire energy field produced by it; my Solomonic ring, for instance, fills the MaGOS with a warm, cinnamon-y frankincense-y feeling that isn’t present when it’s not. Putting drinks or small bits of food in the system gives them a bit more of a “tingle”, but otherwise doesn’t seem to affect their taste or nutrition that I can discern. When items are taken out of the MaGOS, the change in the energy field is removed and resorts back to its original state. Multiple objects in the MaGOS at once affect the whole sphere as separate but overlapping “layers” of energy, like being able to taste distinct ingredients in a dish that combines them.
A set of side experiments tested the use of sacred geometry and magic circles to amplify, stabilize, or otherwise affect the MaGOS field. Originally, I had planned to take such a magic circle and engrave it into the table used for the MaGOS, if only to be fancy with embellishing the setup as all ceremonial magicians must with everything they touch. Such a magic circle would need to have certain properties that most others don’t; namely, this magic circle would need to act like a circuitboard to guide and connect more than a representation of the cosmos for divine authority. After doodling and experimentation with designs (and an equal amount of yelling at my computer wrestling with Adobe Illustrator), I settled on the following circuit circle:
The benefits to this pattern, as I see it, include:
- The circular form reflects the spherical field projected onto a two-dimensional plane. The circle helps keep unwanted influences out of the field without first going through the orgone generator to accumulate and distill the energy.
- The radial symmetry allows the field to be oriented towards any cardinal direction, pulling energy in equally from the different quarters of the world and cosmos.
- The center “starburst” radiates energy from the crystal ball, while the circles around the edges collect it. The central starburst circle represents the field radiator, with the perimeter circles represent the field collectors.
- The field collectors define the radius of the field, which is represented by the circle passing through the field collector circles. As the collectors define one set of points for the field to collect at, the midpoints between the crystals illustrate that the entire field is bounded by this same process.
- The lines between the central starburst and the field perimeter show the radiation of the field from the center outward, and the reflection from the perimeter inward.
- Lines intersect the field collector circles, showing their purpose to gather and reflect energy passing through them, but not the central starburst circle, showing it to be purely radiating.
To test the design, I painted out the circuitboard design on a piece of posterboard cut to size using a mixture of consecrated paint, dragon’s blood ink, and the fluid condenser after tracing it out with pencil; unlike the orgone accelerator, the circle would be able to draw energy in and radiate it in its own way different from the accelerator. The use of the fluid condenser here was to substitute for a proper consecration of the circle, since the MaGOS is focused more on empowerment rather than consecration, but the consecration of the paint worked well, too. Since this was just a test of the design, the quality of the result didn’t come out as great as I wanted it to, but even just making it quickly as I had resulting in a buzz and slight dizziness.
Jarandhel and I had noticed, though, that the form of the circle had actually caused it to radiate its own field independently of the Babalon Matrix, and was moreover unexpectedly conical, like a flame; energy seemed to accumulate at a point in the center of and above the circle pattern, instead of radiating in a sphere through it. We pinned this down to the central circle that had no lines running through it; since no force could be circulated through it, this location on the pattern would indicate a focus point into which energy could only collect. So, we tried using another circle using the same ink but with the circuit lines passing through this circle:
Same pattern, but with the central circle pierced through with lines. This resulted in a different field shape; by having the lines cross through this central circle, the field attained a stable spherical shape. It’s as if the central circle, now being crossed through, was now acting as a “top” rather than a “point”, which allowed energy to both radiate from and collect into the center. This design more accurately described a spherical field, which is what the Babalon Matrix does; the first design described a cone, flame, or spire-like field.
What was interesting was comparing the first and second patterns, or the spire and sphere models, both against each other and with a Babalon Matrix. The designs themselves created their own fields, and overlaying them with the MaGOS or another Babalon Matrix resulted in a combined field that was approximately the sum of its parts. The fields didn’t impediment each other, but affected the resulting combined field in different ways:
- Spire model with Babalon Matrix: The spire model circle acts as an energy collection or concentration field, while the Babalon Matrix acts as a sphere. The resulting effect was akin to using a telescope: one lens magnifies, the other focuses. Very potent for concentrating force into a single point, for manifesting force or sensations, or for “bringing things through”. Sharp and active, like a fire.
- Sphere model with Babalon Matrix: A reinforced, stronger sphere of force than either the sphere model or Babalon Matrix alone provides. It’s like using two clear, flat panes of glass against each other instead of just one: it’s stronger, firmer, more insulated, and still able to provide light and illumination. Smoother with a simple, air-like flow.
Knowing this, instead of engraving one or the other patterns into the table itself, a future side project will be to do the same on a movable wooden panel, paint or inlay the engraved pattern with fluid condenser, and use that as a base for the MaGOS or other tools. I’ll likely engrave the spire model on one side and the sphere model on the other to allow for multiple uses merely by flipping over the panel. This is a bit of magical tech not quite related to orgone but can definitely merge and take off from the same basic principles; as such, I decided against including it as part of the MaGOS, leaving it as an optional “plugin”.
All told, I’m very pleased with how this bit of magical tech worked out and continues to work. Earlier this year, I would’ve passed off orgone energy and its use as utter jokes, but that was coming from a modern scientific perspective. When reanalyzed in terms of the occult and magical theory, this has some really interesting purposes and uses. I plan on keeping the MaGOS set up in my room using an empty corner and just leaving it set up using the calibrations I like most from my experiments, and leaving certain things in there as needed for the effect on the field and object itself. Although not a groundbreaking project or a tool that leads directly to enlightenment, the MaGOS will definitely be able to help me in my magical studies as a source of power that can be easily reproducible.