Experiment XX

Bion water (cf. Glossary, Experiment XX), when thawed, displays during microscopic observation thick flakes and in magnification of 3000x Reich observed that these flakes contained bionous vesicles that luminate intensely and show distinct pulsatory movements of expansion and contraction. He was thus able to produce bions which did not originate from organized matter, since bion water was sufficiently filtered to exclude any traces of organic or inorganic matter and contains only water. Reich believed that those bions originated from mass free orgone, which during freezing was condensed and “materialized” in the flakes he was observing. This experiment, according to Reich, indirectly proved the existence of immaterial and cosmic orgone energy and directly proved the ability of orgone, under certain circumstances (in this case freezing), to create matter (the flakes). Mainly, however, it proved orgone’s innate biogenetic action, since this matter, under microscopic observation, displayed characteristics of living functioning (bioluminescence, intense motility and plusatory alternation of contraction and expansion). The “Heraclitus” Laboratory of Microscopic Research is conducting several bion experiments and has repeated Experiment XX multiple times, verifying Reich’s microscopic observations. The Laboratory’s experimental research and our personal views will be published in the future.


Experiment XX – Sterile bions – microscopic examination right after thawing


Experiment XX – Sterile bions – microscopic examination at 4000x (dark field) – 20 days after thawing


Experiment XX – Sterile bions – microscopic examination at 1600x – 20 days after thawing


Experiment XX – Sterile bions – microscopic examination right after thawing


Experiment XX – Sterile bions – microscopic examination right after preparation