a postulated energy permeating the universe, the personal supply of which an individual suffering from various emotional or physical ills can allegedly replenish by sitting in a small special cabinet () in which this energy is supposed to accumulate
Origin of orgonecoined by W. Reich (1897-1957), Austrian psychiatrist in the United States , probably ; from org(asm) + -one, as in ozone
A universal life force hypothesized by Wilhelm Reich, supposed to emanate from all organic material, that purportedly plays a role in physical and mental health.
Origin of orgoneProbably org(anism) + –one.
- Etheric energy distributed throughout the universe and available for collection, storage, and further use.
- 1959: So, boys, when those hot licks play over your balls and prick and dart up your ass like an invisible blue blow torch of orgones, in the words of T. J. Watson, Think. Stop panting and start palpating — William Burroughs, Naked Lunch
- Gooner, Oregon, orogen