Orgone Accumulator Building Plans

Wilhelm Reich vs. the U.S.A. by Jerome Greenfield;
W. W. Norton & Company Inc.; New York, 1974 first edition pp. 368 - 374 appendix 10
(published at PORE with permission of author,
Jerome Greenfield, (March 2001)
Jerry Greenfield was planning to republish this book
with some updated information but he passed away before this was finalized.

Hi, I'm Jerome Greenfield, author of "Wilhelm Reich vs the U.S.A" which came out under the W.W. Norton some 25 or so years ago. Since then I have obtained additional legal material which was incorporated into a German translation of my book and will soon be incorporated into a new English edition. It will consist of about an extra 100 or so pages, based on legal and government material that was not originally available to me. At present I have SEVERAL LARGE FILE DRAWERES OF ALL THE LEGAL AND ALSO NON-LEGAL MATERIAL THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD ON REICH. I dare say. it is the most complete file around since, I understand, other people have been at these files since my original research and many of them simply stole documents as they saw fit. I don't want to mention names.. The government, of course, had no duplicates of these stolen documents and probaably doesn't even know they're missing. The reason I mention this is that I'm preparing to sell my material on Reich for $10,000 or the highest bidder. I would appreciate it if you could somehow or other get this information on the internet.

Sincerely,.................Jerome Greenfield (

Greetings, Thank you for your wonderful Orgone website!
About the article with prices quoted for steel wool by the roll -
here is a current website where I purchased a 5lb roll of 00 Steel Wool today 25/8/2005
for $23 a roll:

They also sell Stainless Steel Wool as well.

I would like to recommend company, Global Material Technologies, Inc. as an alternative.

GMT is the oldest and largest American steel wool producer and have been supporting the orgonic application for many years.

GMT is a source for steel wool, and link to their web site at

Terry Kane - Manager- New Product Development

GMT, Inc.
1540 E. Dundee Road
Suite 210
Palatine, IL 60074
tel (847) 202-7000 x109
fax (847) 202-9414

Regular Reeled Steel Wool
Prices = 6 rolls ( 4 inch wide; ~100 ft. long and 5 lb. per/roll ) price quoted on 98jun30
Inquire at International Steel Wool for current prices and Shipping costs.
1 case # 0000 x fine 30 lbs = $ 96.05
1 case # 000 - fine 30 lbs = $ 89.50
1 case # 00 - reg 30 lbs = $ 60.55 ** this is the most popular one for Oracs
1 case # 0 - med 30 lbs = $ 58.60
1 case # 1 - med 30 lbs = $ 58.60
1 case # 2- med 30 lbs = $ 48.15
1 case # 3 - course 30 lbs = $ 48.15
Stainless is much more expensive, and I do not know if Stainless would work any better than standard Carbon steel wool. Wilhelm Reich did make a few Oracs with the interior walls lined with stainless steel sheet metal. 'Fine' Grade Stainless is comparable to a 'Grade #1 Carbon' steel wool, so it is much coarser. This material is also available in 'One Pound Rolls', which are identicle in size to a roll of toilet paper - 4" wide ribbon by about 23' ft long per roll. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call them.
Below is pricing on one case (6 rolls@5lbs. per roll )Stainless:
Fine Grade - $275.50/case
Medium Grade - $224.75/case
Coarse Grade - $224.75/case
Where to get other metal mesh

This company sells many kinds of wire mesh, including galvanized. Reasonable minimum quantities too.
TWP Inc., 2831 Tenth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 USA Phone: 800-227-1570 or 510-548-4434

by Jamerling Ogg © 1995

Note: Wool is best to use in areas that get humid or in damp enviroments. Cotton is fine for very arid zones of the world.
Substitute wool for cotton below. (You can get wool blankets to cut up. Acrylic/polyester blankets work well too.)

First, this is an easy orgone accumulator to build. Anyone can do it with materials that should be available at most places around the world.

Materials needed are: a) rolls of cotton/wool b) rolls of steel wool c) cotton fabric for a pillow case.

A double layer consisting of a layer steel wool and a layer of cotton/wool. is also known as a "fold" in orgone accumulators. One can make this blanket or pillow size accumulator with as many "folds" as their fabric will allow. The fabric used to enclose the accumulator should be fairly thin fabric like that used on a pillow case.

To constuct an orac the size of a pillow, one should start making alternating layers of steel wool and cotton/wool. Make sure that the square footage size of each layer is slightly smaller than the size of the pillow case so that it may be inserted into the pillow case when all the layers are done. Be sure each layer is thick enough so that the layer below can not be seen though the upper layer. Generally a three to five "fold" accumulator is ample to fit into a pillow case. Be sure to have the steel wool as the bottom layer and the cotton/wool as the top layer.

When construction is complete please be sure to follow these important instructions and cautions of use as given in Wilhelm Reich's literature.

1. Always have the steel wool side facing what ever you are using the accumulator on.
2. Do "not" use near electrical fields. Some examples are: televisions, microwaves, flourescent lights, and any high radiation such as xrays or nuclear radiation.
3. It is not recommended to use accumulators during rainy weather, heavily clouded weather, and smoggy or hazy weather.
4. Do not sleep with this as if it is a pillow. Use it as a blanket pad. If used on your body it was recommended by Wilhelm Reich to be used no more than two times a day for less than 45 minutes. We make absolutely no medical claims for this device. We make this information available for use of research only. Accumulators can be used to detect a temperature differential from the inside verses the outside which may vary depending on atmospheric conditions. Research of other variables connected accumulators such as magnetic effects, humidity, electroscopes, and a variety of other factors that may be deemed appropriate by the researcher to be useful in further understanding in how and why the accumulator works.