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2019 Half-Day Laboratory Course - Bions: The Elemental Particles of Life

Opportunities rarely occur for learning and experiencing the art of natural scientific observation. The American College of Orgonomy offers its Half-Day Laboratory Course on “Bions: The Elemental Particles of Life” at our campus in Princeton, NJ on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. Our new half-day course with a focus on bions gives students a digestible portion of orgonomic knowledge on one of the subjects fundamental to all laboratory work in orgonomy.

Wilhelm Reich discovered bions in the 1930’s during his observations about the development of amoebas. He observed that plant material in grass infusions broke down into tiny luminating globules that moved about freely. Reich called them bions. Heaps of them in disintegrating grass look texturally similar to the protoplasm in protozoa. In fact, he discovered that bionous disintegration of grass and other material can spontaneously develop into protozoa. This was a bombshell in biology that had rejected the idea of spontaneous generation and adopted the dogma that every living cell must come from another cell. 

Defined functionally rather than materially, a bion is a tiny blob of energy in a fluid filled sac surrounded by a membrane. They can result from any matter made to swell and break down in fluid: from sand, coal, iron, earth, and living tissue. They seem to be an intermediate stage between the living and the non-living.

In The Cancer Biopathy, Reich stated, “The bion is the elemental functioning unit of all living matter.” As such, bions represent the elemental particle of life from bios- life + -on elemental particle as in electron, proton, neutron, etc. 

Reich later discovered some forms of bions that can be cultured. These have implications for medicine in the way they can paralyze and kill bacteria or cancer cells brought near them.

Rather than covering didactic material in lectures, the course will focus primarily on direct observation and hands-on work, with the students receiving instruction on laboratory and microscope technique. Students will make and observe various bion preparations, grass disintegration and protozoa, paying particular attention to size, shape, color, movement (pulsation) and their own subjective impressions.

If you are interested in learning about the science of orgonomy and observing first-hand the orgonomic phenomena discovered by Dr. Wilhelm Reich, this course offers that unique and exciting opportunity. $175 adult, non-student. $75 full-time student (full-time students under the age of 30-years-old with a current valid student ID.) For more information and to request an application, call (732) 821-1144 or send an email to


Laboratory Workshops in Orgonomic Science

The science of orgonomy has implications for all aspects of nature. Orgonomy was first developed by Wilhelm Reich (1897–1957), student and colleague of Sigmund Freud (1856–1939), the founder of psychoanalysis. Dr. Reich’s professional life began in psychoanalysis in the realm of unconscious emotions. His work, however, led him into progressively deeper and broader realms that organize into four basic areas: medical sciences, social sciences, biology and physics.

Numerous scientists have continued to research the vast field of orgonomy in all of its realms. Below are links to some articles from the Journal of Orgonomy that cover some of these theories in depth.

Reich’s Development of Orgonomy: After meeting Freud, Reich rapidly became active in many aspects of the psychoanalytic movement and was widely regarded as his most brilliant and promising student. From the very beginning of his work with Freud in the early 1920s and predating the work of Kinsey and Masters and Johnson by several decades, Reich was the first to delve closely into the subjective experiences of people’s sexuality. Read more…

YouTube Video | Reich Blood Test 21 Minute Time Lapse

Wilhelm Reich's Legacy: Bombshells in Science
Peter A. Crist, M.D.
The Journal of Orgonomy Vol. 41 No. 2

What is Science
Peter A. Crist, M.D.
The Journal of Orgonomy Vol. 27 No. 2

Med Science

Medical orgonomy addresses the variety of emotional and physical illnesses that can occur when the free flow of energy becomes blocked in various areas of the human body.

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Social Science

Social orgonomy is the study of bioenergetic functions that underlie interactions between living organisms. It is particularly concerned with the bioenergetic basis of healthy love and work relationships, and overcoming disturbances in them. It also addresses social systems, such as families and work organizations, and more broadly legal, economic and political systems that either support or interfere with productive work and genuine human connection.

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Bio Science

Orgonomic biology is the study of basic energy functions in living organisms that underlie biological process, from the simplest level of a single-celled protozoa to the most complex organ systems in metazoans.

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Physical Science

The understanding that comes from orgone physics shows that the universe is not just an infinite, empty space, but is filled with an “ocean” of mass free cosmic energy – the orgone. This energy can be scientifically studied and is the same energy that is the life force that flows through every living organism. Knowledge of how this energy functions in the physical realm has implications for understanding the formation of matter, preatomic chemistry, weather, galaxy formation and cosmology.

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