Yeah…this is going to sound nuts…but hear me out. This endeavor sounds like it’s way past the borders of pseudoscience…BUT maybe not completely, as we’ll explain.

Before revealing specific plans to construct a “luck machine”  we must be clear about what luck is, how it’s part of the forces of Universe.  Not just that, but how it’s closely related to chi and the unseen energy that powers sex drive, weather events, and even determines how your next trip to a casino will turn out.

Let’s flip back to the 1930’s first.  And remember what Wilhelm Reich was working on: A substance called orgone energy summed up in Wikipedia this way.

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Orgone is a pseudo-scientific[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] and spiritual concept described as an esoteric energy or hypothetical universal life force, originally proposed in the 1930s by Wilhelm Reich.[8][9][10] As developed by Reich’s student Charles Kelley after Reich’s death in 1957, orgone was conceived as the anti-entropic principle of the universe, a creative substratum in all of nature comparable to Mesmer‘s animal magnetism (1779), to the Odic force (1845) of Carl Reichenbach and to Henri Bergson‘s élan vital (1907).[11] Orgone was seen as a massless, omnipresent substance, similar to luminiferous aether, but more closely associated with living energy than with inert matter. It could allegedly coalesce to create organization on all scales, from the smallest microscopic units—called “bions” in orgone theory—to macroscopic structures like organisms, clouds, or even galaxies.[12]

Naturally, the federal government and medical establishments looked dimly on Reich’s brand of alternate science.  Threatened, they shut down the concept best they could. Seizing papers and research that has remained buried.

The problem is that we know orgone-enhancing units were built in the past. Called them “orgone accumulators.”

This wasn’t the first time such “bio capacitors” were looked at.  In fact, please consider the Bible’s layered use of acacia wood and gold sheet for the Ark of the Covenant.  Like Reich’s “accumulators” it was layers of biological material and metal.  Whoops!

Reich was not the only one attracted to the concept of this great unseen energy.  One of the more expensive books in our “odd sciences collection” is  Trevor James Constable’s “The Cosmic Pulse of Life: The Revolutionary Biological Power Behind UFOs.”  Among other things, he postulated that UFOs were powered by this “orgasmic” energy.

On a more practical level, when we were flying around the country in our old Beechcraft, we came into possession of one of the Constable rain-making prototypes that is based on Reichian/Orgone principles.

That there is something out there in the way of a subtle energy is almost indisputable.  Dean Radin’s recent bookReal Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe  says, in so many words (with supporting data cases) that yes, there is something going on, but we can’t quite figure it  out.  That’s “science” for you…

Which is why we begin with a quick look at “orgone” energy.  The basic idea is simple:  People have a kind of “personal energy” that can be created, stored, shared influenced and “pumped.”

From my own work with the Light Crown Project, described in one of my books, (“Dimensions Next Door: Hacking Space-time”)  that light-pumping has an amazing effect…all good, so far as I can tell. If you don’t mind running around on an “energy high” all the time.

Orgone is not a pulsed-laser project.  Far from it.

What Reich was making can best be called a “bio-capacitor.”  His accumulators used layers (only a few were needed) of an organic material like a plastic or wood, and that was sandwiched with alternating layers of metal foil.

In the case of the flying rainmaking device, the center was a simple PVC pipe. Over this was a layer of aluminum foil, and then, over this, was foam rubber foil insulating wrap.  It was the same material used on our sailboat.  About an eighth of an inch thick, the foam rubbery ‘stuff’ served as the “organic” as did the PVC pipe.  With the one layer on the pipe and the covering on the foam it was a ‘2+2’ accumulator.

On the flying unit, one end of the pipe was open and the other had a small (1.3″ concave) mirror  mounted to the front of it.

The length was about 38-inches.

Constable, importantly, was a shipboard radio operator for years.  So, the workings of the “rainmaker” technology was similar, but improved upon from Reich’s earliest orgone accumulators that are sometimes noted around the ‘net as “cloudbusters.”

Since he was on a ship, with plenty of radar to see weather materialize around the ship, he conducted countless experiments to optimize the unit.  Mine came to us from an extremely good aircraft mechanic in Cresswell, Oregon…and he was given the unit after it was successfully flown in Hawaii.  There, mounted in a Piper Cub type aircraft, it was flown toward mountains where clouds had built up.  It produced rain.

Whether the rain would have happened anyway is where we get into the long statistical discussions.  How much variance from Gaussian do we need to infer an effect?

We will also pass, for now,  on speculations into the potential marriage between so-called “pyramid power” and “orgone” devices, which seems as if it would be a natural evolution of experiments to come…

Then there’s DOR…short for deadly orgone.  Seems there’s an ‘evil twin’ to good orgone.

Today, we’ll simply focus making a “luck machine” that could run on parallel, but different principles.

What’s Lucky?

Elaine and I sat down after breakfast yesterday and I asked here “What do people think is ‘lucky’?

She thought about it for a minute and came up with some great answers…

  • “First thing I think of it a cloverleaf…”
  • “…talismans like a favorite ring or piece of jewelry…”
  • “…all kinds of clothing…hats, shirt, pants, socks, skirts, shoes, boots…varies by person…”
  • “…coins…lucky pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, dollars…and lucky paper money like lucky dollars….”
  • “,,,lucky songs…”
  • “…lucky colors…”
  • “…lucky foods or drinks…”
  • “…lucky art…statues…”
  • “…lucky wall hanging, your Feng Shui…”

Hell of a list, huh?

I threw in horseshoes…common enough in Texas.  And the idea about having a horseshoe, upside down, over the door to your home is place upside down for a reason: “so the luck doesn’t run out…

My contribution to the list also included rabbit’s feet (though less so for the rabbit!) and a few other odds and ends.

OK, how would one make a “machine” out of all this superstitious junk?  Don’t know, frankly, although we’ve never heard of anyone actually collecting as many luck symbols as they could and MAKING something out of it.

Truth is, the idea that woke me up (*yeah, here’s another one of those dreamland school things) was that people might improve their lot a good deal by adding several luck symbols together.

So for example, let’s say I buy some used horseshoes on eBay and pay $20 bucks for them on a BIN auction.

Then I grab a piece of 5/8th’s rebar and I weld it up so it looks like this (right).  Now I’d have a “luck machine” in the sense that if there is anything to this luck collecting concept, it ought to “collect” more luck (in this orgone-like way) than, say, a single horseshoe.

By the way, a note to Chris at to look at ancient symbols as possibly being arrangements of amulets for maximum luck.  Just a thought in passing.  Wouldn’t be the first time a “lost technology” has been recovered, would it?

Or, is there something more to his?  As I looked at my diagram it almost looked like an ancient symbol.

Oh-oh…see where this is going?

I’ve got to run 220V power for the plasma torch this weekend, but when done, I can whip out some metal “cloverleaves” that could be added to the design. 20 seconds of welding, right?

On top of each of the horseshoe “points” maybe a rabbits foot could be attached.  Static wicking effect?

Somewhere around here, we have some crystals (*decent sized amethysts) that could be attached.  Maybe a bit of cloth from my “lucky gambling shirt” too…

Then the question is “How might such an esoteric object work?”

Is this something to be held in the hand?  Which one?  How long?  Inside or outdoors?  Or, does it simply mount at the top of the ham radio tower (62 feet up) and attract “luck” from across a wide area?

I’m attracted to “luck” as a line of sight phenomenon like laser beams of VHF radio transmission, but don’t know why.  In which case, though, the higher the greater the “swept area” for the gathering of luck…the more there ought to be.

Oh, the things that wake me up in the wee hours of the morning.  I’ll start with a basic 3-element luck machine and mount it on the roof of the shop/office.

Any passing lightning strikes might be considered bad luck…but let’s see how it works.

This is a different subtle energy harvesting approach, than say the Patrick Flanagan Sensor methodology.

Our research into fringe areas of inquiry never stops here at Olde Man Labs. But it beats the hell out of pissing away life on FB and being a general twit.

Write when you get rich,