There was the possibility that Parasol would end with the Reich issue. However an exciting document was recently received by the CEO that prompted the beginning of a whole issue on the intersecting realm of magick and philosophy.
Through the underground tentacles and popularity of the topic the issue is nearly already full, but if you have a fascinating submission it may yet be accepted -if it’s that good we’ll make room.
The CEO is proud to announce the long awaited Orgone Accumulator is finally available for usage in the University of Lincoln Library. The device was commissioned by the CEO and designed by UoL architecture students. Staff, students and members of the public are welcome to sit in the accumulator, though please ask at the library desk first as there is a ‘do not disturb sign’ available to hang on it (there is no external or internal lock) whilst inside.
The accumulator is part of the CEO’s wider Reich season which also includes an issue of it’s journal Parasol on Reich and the orgone theory (deadline early May for submissions, write to email@example.com for details).
The CEO’s comprehension of the accumulator neither agrees straightforwardly with the Reichian ‘orgone as real life-energy’ theory nor the sceptical placebo model. Whilst accepting both of these are competing manifestations, the CEO considers it more plausible that the device functions as what might be considered a ‘static magickal ritual’.
That is, Reich’s specifications have formed the ritual format, these having been enacted the device (vector) is imbued with the informational imprint of the accretion ‘orgone accumulator’. Now the accretion ‘orgone accumulator’ emanates from the Reichian theory that makes it possible (a related accretion) and as such it entails the healing properties he believed it possessed. So whilst it is true that the device does have the potency ascribed to it by Reich and advocates, this is not true for the reason they believed -the orgone field is not scientifically visible. This also means that sceptics will not benefit greatly from the accumulator since their accretive formations will be in competition with the those of the static ritual -and information like this is incredibly easy to disrupt- which obviously reinforces their opinion.
To this extent, even the open minded and accepting may find the accumulator challenged, firstly since the default state of (this) society is a scientific-rational hegemony and disentangling one’s self-accretion from this is almost impossible and secondly since (as anyone who has tried any magick will understand) rituals are notoriously difficult to predict/comprehend in their results. This of course potentially widens the net as to what the accumulator might do. Effects could be wider socio-economic (e.g.) rather than simply psycho-physical.
However don’t let any of this put you off coming in for a dose; there are (on this interpretation) still informational powers inherent in it that are working to make it function, working to enable orgone to exist to fulfil the function that it was perceived to do/be i.e. tohelp/heal. It just needs a little help from you too.
Thanks to an extremely interesting post here the Centre for Experimental Ontology has decided to launch another issue of Parasol on all things Faustian. Submissions in all manner of forms are very welcome. This is not instead of the Reichian issue, it’s in addition. Probably this will be #3 but maybe it will beat the Reich one, who can say?
Parasol: The Journal of the Centre for Experimental Ontology is now available for pre-order from this link.
Order fast, as the run of print is quite limited.
In case it isn’t clear postage is included in the price.
Thanks to all of you who have been supportive in getting this off the ground.
Please don’t forget we are still taking submissions for Parasol #2 which needs papers on Reich/Orgone/Vitalism with a Deleuzian/Accelerationist/SR/Promethian or otherwise novel spin (though other papers outside of the Reich remit will also be considered).