Back to the Beginning - Franz Anton Mesmer
If you've ever been mesmerized by a beautiful performance than you are familiar with Mesmer's works.
In fact, Franz Anton Mesmer, a German physician born in 1734 was the first to build an Orgone Accumulator under a different name. Many years before Willhelm Reich, the idol of choice for the "alternatives" (read: main stream).
The alternatives, of which I am one in the true sense, have been duped by malicious corporate interests and/or others who actively spread misinformation in the orgone community - to distract from true "activism" (much different than protesting, 'resisting', and other hysterical nonsense).
Mesmer talked about a natural energetic transference that occurred between all animated and inanimate objects that he called animal magnetism.
Anyone who thinks this is much different than Reich's Orgone needs a basic lesson in logic.
Mesmer performed experiments with iron and magnets and made wooden barrels filled with iron shavings to accumulate "Orgone" and his words - animal magnetism. He would hold a metal rod sticking into the barrel to absorb the accumulated energy.
Mesmer is more famous for his experiments in which he captured the attention of an audience in a trance by moving an object
Mesmer was on record as dissatisfied with the approach to medicine that was current at the time – a combination of bleeding, purgatives and opiates that was often more painful and terrifying than the conditions it sought to treat. Another quack! Seems there is some pattern here!
In studying and practicing animal magnetism, Mesmer would hold the attention of an audience with consistent rhythmic movements (swinging pocket watch) as this 'mystical force' enthralled the audience and filled the room.
In closin, Mesmer was undoubtedly the first scientist who built a life force accumulator - to energize the individual with life force - and did so some 150 years before Reich, also a great pioneer