General information about quartz/stones

The choice of stones to use in an orgonite is almost infinite, each stone has its own properties, it is impossible to describe quickly all the stones that exist, let alone all their properties, there’s still room for years and years of discovery.

I will concentrate on quartz, which is the one and only stone that is required in all orgonites, without quartz an orgonite would not work. Firstly, one thing to be aware of is that many known stones are a type of quartz: amethyst, ametrine, aventurine, blue quartz, rose quartz, citrine, tiger’s eye, agate, carnelian, onyx, jasper, etc. There are so many varieties of stones that are classified as a type quartz that I won’t ever be able to list them all.

Technically, quartz is subdivided in two main categories, crystalline quartz and cryptocrystalline quartz. They are differentiated by the way they form in nature which can be roughly described as follows:

  • Crystalline quartz (macrocrystalline) form by the addition of molecules on the surface of the crystal, layer by layer, in a mixture of colloidal water with very low concentrations of silicate
  • Cryptocrystalline quartz form from a mixture of colloidal water with high concentrations of silicate

This is just a rough description, because there are hundreds of exceptions to this rule, overall this classification is quite correct. One must also note that this is a modern classification, originally a third category (microcrystalline) used to exist, which is now more or less included into the cryptocrystalline category.

This difference in the process of formation of the quartz is also what gives rise to the most evident differences between both types, macrocrystalline quartz are usually more transparent/translucent, whereas cryptocrystalline quartz are more translucent/opaque. Their visual aspect is also different, macrocrystalline quartz are more ‘shiny’, whereas the cryptocrystalline variety is more dull/matt. One other useful detail to know is that macrocrystalline quartz all have almost exactly the same hardness (7 on the Mohs scale), this is due to the way they build up, almost without any impurities other than silicate (max ~0.5%), whereas cryptocrystalline quartz can contain up to 20% of impurities other than silicate.

There are still many technical things that can be said on the subject, for example, macrocrystalline quartz can almost not form in water with a high concentration of silicate and always require electrolytes in water to be able to form, whereas cryptocrystalline quartz cannot form when electrolytes are present in water or if there is no water. There are tons of other little details that are yet unknown, I’ll leave that to the experts, because there are so many factors to account for. The descriptions above are not 100% accurate either, it’s just a rough guide..

I explained all that to say that any form of quartz you can find in nature is perfect for use in an orgonite, it doesn’t need to be pretty, or well cut, it just has to be quartz! Almost all quartz that are found in nature (above ground) or that you can buy always have ‘shiny’ attributes and hence are macrocrystalline. Aroudn nature, in europe, quartz can generally be white, grey, slightly transparent or a big red/orange (which is due to iron/copper impurities). There are all sorts of otehr colour variations that you could end up finding, all are good for an orgonite. What changes the colourare the impurities, which are not pure silicate, for example amethyst is quartz with iron, if there is too much iron the amethyst will even look more like iron ore than amethyst. Citrine is also another type of quartz which is yellow because it has iron oxide, citrine is actually quite rare, amethyst heavily heated can look like citrine because the iron will turn from violet to yellow under excessive heat. Rose quartz is rose because of the presence of manganese and titanium, aventurine (also a type of quartz) is green because it contains fuchsite, which is itself a type of silicate with aluminium, potassium and other elements, which classified as a type of mica…

Once again I won’t go too much into details, because I simply don’t know them, there is so much to learn about stones and how they form and what they contain, I bet that even after living a thousand years I wouldn’t be able to learn a tenth of all that there is to know, and I’m not even going into the metaphysical properties yet!

Just to repeat myself on purpose, any quartz you’ll find is good to make a good orgonite, any type of macrocrystalline quartz is good, you could even make an orgonite just with amethyst, or citrine or rose quartz, all are a sort of macrocrystalline quartz. But now we get into the most interesting details, energetically speaking all these stones have their own properties and that’s why it is recommended to use white/grey/transparent quartz as the basic building block of an orgonite.

Goodbye objective science, hello metaphysics, since all that comes is not recognized by science yet..

Rock crystal (white/grey/transparent quartz) is known as being an all-round stone that is more or less balanced and not specific to any chakra (transparent quartz is linked to the crown chakra) but white/greyish is just linked to no specific chakra and all chakras at the same time. That’s why it is recommended as the primary stone to add in any orgonite. Other stones usually affect very specific chakra(s).

Examples of macrocrystalline quartz

Smoky quartz is essentially active on the root chakra (1st chakra)

Citrine is essentially active on the solar plexus chakra (3rd chakra)

Rose quartz is a stone that acts on the heart chakra (4th)

Amethyst is mostly active on the crown chakra (7th)

Examples of cryptocrystalline quartz (also named Chalcedony)

Onyx is mostly active on the root chakra (1st)

Carnelian is mostly active on the sacral chakra (2nd)

Agate is mostly active on the solar plexus chakra (3rd)

Celestite is mostly active on teh throat chakra (5th)


There are dozens of other examples. There are also tons of stones that are not quartz (or a subtype of quartz): calcite, amazonite, garnet, malachite, etc. All these stones have their own properties. The world of stones is so vast and so interesting, we can never get bored when getting into that subject! By the way I said ‘mostly active’ because many stones have effects on multiple chakras, and one can enhance these less prominent properties by using other stones in conjunction.

Just remember the basic information, that’s all there is to know as far as orgonite is concerned. Use a chip of rock crystal in each and every orgonite and the orgonite will be good for all situations and all uses. Then as you become more experienced you can go into making orgonites with other stones added, like what I do in my own orgonites by adding rose quartz in all of them, because I feel the energies of love (unconditional love) are the most important to nourish. Apart from that if you want to use a unique stone as the base for your orgonites, it has to be a type of macrocrystalline quartz (amethyst, citrine etc.), else you’ll always need to add some type of quartz with the other stones you want to add.

If you feel like mixing up many different stones together in a single orgonite, you can, but you should know a bit what you are doing. You can safely use rock crystal as a base and add one or two other stones, however if you want to add dozens of stones, you’d better know what you are doing, it won’t necessarily be good. It’s like cooking, all ingredients are good, but if you start mixing up, salt, sugar, peas, meat, bread, pasta, tomato, spinach, carrots, apples, lemon and all sorts of things together, they might be good separately, but all together it can just become a completely inedible mixture!

Instead of cooking, we can compare stones with music, lets say that rock crystal is a musical chord that is in harmony wit hall other chords (in music that doesn’t exist, but lets assume it does), then you have to make sure that other stones you add are in tune with that first chord, sicne it is in tune with anything, you can add one other stone without any problem, but when you start adding multiple stones you have to be sure they fit together, like in music. For example the E(mi) Minor chord, E(mi), G(sol), B(si) or E(mi) Major; E(mi), G#(sol#) and B(si). you can play each separately, but you cannot play E(mi), G(sol), G#(sol#) and B(si) together, G(sol) and G#(sol#) are not in tune with each other! With stones it is exactly the same.

We can say that stone ‘A’ is in tune with the stone ‘B’ and ‘C’, and the stone ‘A’ can also be in tune with a stone ‘D’ and ‘E’.. But that still doesn’t mean that ‘B’ is in tune ‘D’, or ‘B’ with ‘C’, or ‘C’ with ‘D’, or ‘E’ with ‘B’, or ‘E’ with ‘C’ etc. Combinations of stones are very vast, there’s probably and infinite number of combinations, but when you mix them together in an orgonite you have to know a bit what you are doing else you can end up with and orgonite that will probably still be functional but with a weird energy because of a lack of harmony between some stones. It is exactly like listening to music that does not respect the rules of musical harmony, it can still be played and we can listen to it, but it won’t be perfect. Same applies to an orgonite, it will work, but if we could transform the energy of this orgonite to a musical equivalent we would notice it does not sound right..

Size/Dimension of the stones

To make orgonites, the size of the stones doesn’t have much influence. Quartz is quartz, whether a stone weighs 1kg or 1g. The most important is to respect the Basic rules to make orgonites.

  • A mix of about 50% resin, 50% metal shavings
  • Any metal is good
  • And add a small bit of quartz in the mix

The size of the quartz (or any other stone for that matter) doesn’t change anything. As long as you have the mix resin/metal/quartz, you’ll have a fully functional orgonite. However, depending on the form of the orgonite, the direction can matter if the stones have a definite/precise shape.

Direction/Orientation of the stones

The direction of the stones is important if you have stones that have a specific shape, i.e. with one or two points and also other carved shapes; for example merkaba, pyramid, etc. shapes. But that’s really important only if the orgonite itself also has a precise shape that, or in one way or another, gives a precise direction to the movement of the energies.
The most specific example is that of a pyramid or cone shape. These shapes, already just by their shape, induce a rotation of the energies, which will tend to come out as a vortex by the tip, a vortex opening up upwards as shown on the schematic below.
The direction of the rotation of the vortex is yet another subject, but here there’s a vortex, that’s the important part. In the case of a pyramid or cone, when you have a single or double terminated quartz, you have to place it at the center with a point pointing toward the tip of the pyramid/cone. If you have a double terminated quartz you should, it is preferable, also know which point goes upward and which goes downward, I invite you to check out this page to find out more on the subject: Questions about Cloudbusters > Quartz in the pipes, single or double terminated?. What applies to the positioning of quartz in the pipes of a cloudbuster also applies to quartz in pyramids and cones. For the specific example of a pyramid with a square base, it is also more effective if it is oriented wrt. to the cardinal directions (north/south east/west), so it is also very good to add 4 more pointed quartz on the bottom of the base pointing to the middle of each face and thus when the pyramid is properly placed, the quartz will also point to the 4 cardinal directions. As shown on the schematic below, which is in fact one of the multiple correct ways of making an orgonite HHG.
Here again, if you have double terminated quartz, the point that was naturally growing in the air should be pointing toward the outside of the pyramid.

I’m going a bit beyond the subject at hand to also talk about the cloudbuster and more generally orgonites with an empty pipe inside (or many). These pipes also induce a vortex rotation to the orgone. That’s why the rules that apply to placing quartz in the tubes of a cloudbuster also apply to pyramids and cones. However as explained on that page, Questions about Cloudbusters > Are quartz required in the tubes of a cloudbuster?, quartz are not absolutely necessary in the pipes of a cloudbuster nowadays, because the base already contains quartz. Though, if you place a quartz in the pipe, it should follow the direction of the vortex, because hollow pipes on their own already induce a vortex rotation to the orgone, whether there is a pointed quartz in in the pipe or not. In a cloudbuster, it’s the association of the 6 pipes placed in an hexagon that induce a larger central vortex, the 6 pipes each generate a small vortex, and all combined induce a larger central vortex; The 144 formation.
As a final note, remember that even if you misplace the stones in an orgonite, the orgonite will always work, as long as there’s resin, metal and quartz it’s good. But it won’t be as optimal as it could be.

We can compare that somehow with music.

Music will still be music, it’s sound, but what makes a music very nice are the harmonic relationships between the notes and instruments that are part of and play this music.

An orgonite will still be an orgonite, it’s orgonite after all, but what makes an orgonite very nice (energetically speaking) are the geometric relationships between the stones and other components that are part of the composition of this orgonite.

For stones carved in other shapes, for example a quartz in a square base pyramid form, you’ll understand that it is evident that if the stone is place inside a pyramid of the same geometry, the stone should be oriented in the same direction as the pyramid in which it is embedded. But for stones of different shapes, merkabas, cubes etc. it becomes more complicated as you can guess, I’m not sure myself what are the best arrangements (and why). There are also plenty of other shapes possible for orgonites! I try to go into the subject more in detail on that page: (–page in the works, forms and geometry–).

Remember that these above explained examples are most relevant to orgonite shapes that induce a movement in the flow of orgone, a simple round Tower Buster does not induce any specific movement, so in such an orgonite it’s (in my opinion) a waste of material to induce a well carved quartz, a simple formless quartz is perfect already!