Wilhelm Reich's central development was the orgone accumulator, a cabin made of iron and surrounded by insulating material. Organisms are able to charge themselves with atmospheric free energy, "ORGONE", in such a device. The more layers of iron and insulator it has, the stronger this charging effect is.
Electrical insulators attract orgone and bind it. Metal attracts orgone and repels it immediately. Therefore, orgone flows towards the interior of the accumulator.
The organism inside the orgone accumulator melts with the energy field on the metal sheets. Both, the accumulator and the human being form a common, very strong energy system, which can absorb large amounts of orgone from the surrounding atmosphere.
After a short period of acclimatization, the user is able to significantly increase the energetic charge: all organismic processes are stimulated.
Reich called the merging of the body energy field with the stored atmospheric energy "irradiation," a soothing, even intimate experience of gentle flow and inner glow.
First and foremost, the orgone accumulator was a medical device - that's how Wilhelm Reich had envisioned it. However, he himself and his co-workers, as well as all those who had the incomparable experience of the charge in the accumulator, used it to add an extra dimension to their lives. Radiation is a very joyful experience, an intimate "touch", a merging of the body's own energy field with that of the accumulator, which occurs after a short period of habituation and which can be perceived as a "gentle flow" or "glow" in the organism. One is penetrated by waves of atmospheric energy.
This perception is quite real, unmystical, since it is based on the ability of each body cell to absorb energy and expand plumply. Since nerve cells are also activated, a wide variety of perceptions can occur in the orgone accumulator: Tingling on the skin, sensation of warmth without a rise in temperature, noise or metallic taste. There are also specific body reactions such as clearly audible stimulated intestinal activity, deepening of breathing, increased detoxification or reddening of the skin. Often there are spontaneous attacks of fever in the accumulator - the organism reacts to the higher energy potential by spontaneously reacting to already existing infections. Measurable is the increase of skin and core temperature, heart rate and after prolonged use usually show significant improvements in physiological values.
One can also overcharge oneself, as the charging process ends only when one leaves the device. Overcharging shows itself in slowly increasing unpleasant perceptions such as headaches, hot flashes, nausea. This is not dangerous at first, because the overcharge never occurs suddenly. One leaves the device, goes into the fresh air or takes a full bath and the symptoms quickly fade away. However, extreme overcharging can become dangerous, especially if one is already suffering from overcharging illnesses.