Orchids and Orgonite Pyramids

[Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia] Phalaenopsis mentawaiensis ‘#2' O.Gruss, Orchidee (Hamburg) 65: 238 (2014)
SUBGENUS Polychilos SECTION Amboinenses Sweet 1968 Lifeform: Epiphyte Distribution: Sumatera (Kep. Mentawai) (42 SUM)

My lucky day today, as I acquired a spectacular two stem Phalaenopsis Orchid, from my favourite plant store in the West End of Vancouver. Windsor Market it’s called, operated by really nice people originally from Japan. Windsor Market has been on Robson Street for as long as I can remember, expert in cut flowers, orchids, as well as house plants, plus an entire section with a large orchid selection but no Orgonite Pyramids (yet).

What I love about the orchid; is everything

Phalaenopsis venosa
Phalaenopsis venosa

In my studio I have a grandfather clock that my grandfather Lloyd made while at the University of Toronto in the nineteen twenties, that’s where he met Lola, my outrageously cool Grandma (both deceased). Hanging beside the clock is a pastel artwork that Lola created, depicting Green Bay in West Kelowna, where I grew up. A view from the house on the lake that my family owned for 35 years. I treasure both works of art equally (lol).

Under the picture and beside the grandfather clock is an antique wooden card table, with four collapsible wooden legs and a green felt top for cards. That little table had belonged to my Mom’s grandmother, whom we called Granny Batt, she carried it over from Ireland as she was an avid card player and champion Bridge player. On top of the table sits my fabulous orchid.

The orchid reminds us that everything is a cycle of living and dying. The elegant wise woman named Pong, selected my orchid for me, said that the two stems would produce blooms for about five months. The price is pennies per day to host an exotic living and breathing plant in closest personal proximity, as they inspire us to make the most of our life cycle.

I often smile thinking that those dearly departed souls had touched those things one hundred years ago and that they were fond of what I am fond of. So much so that I am using the grandfather clock for an orgonite collection and currently have a bright fire-engine red Chinese lantern hanging inside the clock case, it resembles the heart and shows also my respect for China. After all, it was China who helped build British Columbia and the railway to Toronto.

Orgonite is something you may not have heard of but you will. My youngest sister and I became fascinated by orgonite pyramids a few years ago and bought some, talked to allot of people, read everything we could get our hands on and did everything short of making our own Orgonite pyramids, which we are still considering. The fact of the matter is that Orgone energy exists everywhere and it is entirely possible to tap into, we just don’t know how yet.

Alanis Morissette does a great interview with an expert named Michelle Hood, you’ll find her link below. Best place to see Orgonite pyramids is Pinterest Boards and the secret how it’s made.

The Power of Orgone Pyramids: An Interview with Michelle Hood

Organite Pyramids

Evaluation of Orgone Energy from Wikipedia

Orgone was closely associated with sexuality: Wilhelm Reich (the person who named it orgone), following Freud, saw nascent sexuality as the primary energetic force of life. The term itself was chosen to share a root with the word orgasm, which both Reich and Freud took to be a fundamental expression of psychological health. This focus on sexuality, while acceptable in the clinical perspective of Viennese psychoanalytic circles, scandalized the conservative American public even as it appealed to countercultural figures like William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac.

In at least some cases, Reich’s experimental techniques do not appear to have been very careful, or to have taken precautions to remove experimental bias. Reich was concerned with experimental verification from other scientists. Albert Einstein agreed to participate, but thought Reich’s research lacked scientific detachment and experimental rigor; and concluded that the effect was simply due to the temperature gradient inside the room. “Through these experiments I regard the matter as completely solved,” he wrote to Reich on 7 February 1941. Upon further correspondence from Reich, Einstein replied that he could not devote any further time to the matter and asked that his name not be misused for advertising purposes.

Orgonite Pyramids Photo credit: sunoochi on Visualhunt / CC BY Phalaenopsis venosa Photo credit: Emilio Esteban-Infantes on Visualhunt / CC BY-NC-ND

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