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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

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Training & Education Overview

Training and public education have been vital core functions of the ACO since its inception in 1968. We currently have training programs in medical orgonomy and social orgonomy and a variety of public education programs.

The ACO is the only organization in the world that has an active comprehensive, in-depth Medical Orgonomy Training Program. For over 40 years we have been training physicians in orgone therapy in its basic form as developed by Dr. Wilhelm Reich. Our “Advanced Technical Seminar” is, in fact, historically a direct continuation of the “technical seminar” of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society run by Wilhelm Reich starting in 1924 in which he developed character analysis.

In 2001 we instituted the Social Orgonomy Training Program to offer training in the application of orgonomic principles within the social realm to clinically oriented practitioners in fields such as psychology, social work, nursing, marital and family therapy, or organizational development, as well as to others who are not engaged in providing therapy but may apply the knowledge of social orgonomy in a wide range of fields such as those who work as teachers, administrators, politicians, writers, businesspeople, attorneys, managers, etc.

The cornerstone requirement of all of our training is that the trainees need to be in personal training therapy. We believe that it is not possible as a medical orgonomist to help someone with their emotions unless the therapist has overcome problems he or she has that would interfere with tolerating the emotions that come up in the patient in a therapy session. Likewise anyone working with relationships in the social realm must have addressed problems in making contact in order to help others improve their capacity for contact.

social orgonomy presentation serieson a wide variety of subjects ranging from the bioenergetic principles of love, family, and work relationships to various aspects of human destructiveness and the emotional plague, as well as from communication confusion in our electronic age to the impact of mother-infant bonding and our ability to love. We also offer a Laboratory Workshops in Orgonomic Science open to the public.


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