Metals for orgonite

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The main thing to always remember is that all metals are good to make orgonites.

There are all sorts of questions that people ask about metals, like some of the following examples:

  • I have a mechanic friend who manufactures mechanical parts and therefore a lot of milling. He can provide me with various sorts of metals, is it better?
  • I would like to know if iron shavings can be used to make orgonite?
  • I observed in many videos, that many layers for different metals were used, what are these different metals? Is it necessary to use many different metals?
  • Can I use small aluminium wrap pellets?
  • I have many screws lying around, can I use them? They are made of steel, is it good? Same question for the bolts which are made of galvanized steel, is it also good?
  • Cans of cola and various similar drinks with writings on them, can I use them? Are the writings on the metal appropriate?
  • I saw orgonites with washers that looked like aluminium, but were in fact steel, can I use them? they look like aluminium…

These are just examples of all sorts of questions that are asked by all sorts of people, the general answer is very simple. All metals are good, all shapes are suitable. But there are small details that are important to know.

An orgonite will always be more or less functional, no matter what metal type is used and no matter what shaving shapes are used, but these differences will have subtle influences on the energy of the orgonite. Very sensitive people will feel a difference, depending on the metal used, the shape of the metal pieces (even writings on the orgonite), however, on the overall anything is good. Evidently I won’t recommend you to write something like ‘I hate the world’ on a orgonite! I don’t even like having that written on this page. Just to say that if you have pieces of metals with parts of letters or sentences, that’s not very bad, sine there are no clear intentions associated with randomly placed letters it won’t matter. Writing messages of love, peace etc. on orgonites (or on metals embedded inside) will also clearly impact the subtle vibration of the orgonite (the work of Masaru Emoto on frozen water crystals clearly shows these subtle influences), with gratitude, love and compassion being the most energetic words that exist.

As explained on this page: Basic rules to make orgonites the most important is just to respect the basic rule: 50% resin, 50% metal and a bit of quartz, you cannot go wrong! That way you are sure to have an orgonite that works, because it’s this mix (50% organic, 50% inorganic) that creates the effect of the orgonite with the added quartz evidently, any metal can be used..

The common choice of aluminium is just due to the large availability of aluminium and that this metal is the cheapest of all, moreover aluminium is also very light (making lighter orgonites than (lets say) if they were made with lead for the same volume of metal). Another useful aspect of aluminium is that it does not rust.

Nonetheless there are some technical details which are useful to know.

Powdered metals (dense/heavy)

It is preferable to not use too much dust/powder, it is not bad in itself, but while pouring the resin with the powdered metal, the powder will tend to sink and accumulate at the bottom of the container, hence the mix metal/resin wont be very good, you might end up with an orgonite that is really cut in two parts, one part just with resin and the other densely filled with powdered metal. The mix 50/50 must be more or less homogeneous, with bits of metals evenly distributed throughout the whole of the resin. If you pour an orgonite with metal dust it is best to do it in not to thick layers, hence avoiding the build-up of all the metal at the bottom of the mould/container. If the powder is not dense (more like dust), there is no problem of this kind.

Greasy metals

Another point to be aware of, is when you only have greasy metal shavings at your disposal (this is due to the way the metals are cut, precision milling/drilling/cutting often requires grease to prevent overheating). Greasy metals and shavings can be used to make orgonite, but with some resins there is a chemcial reaction that will tend to whiten the resin while it hardens, nothing bad but it’s just an visual issue, it could also cause the formation of bubbles on top the the resin while it hardens. None of these are important problems, the resulting orgonites are still 100% good, they might just not look very nice. To avoid these aesthetic issues, you can clean the shavings, simple soapy water or with dish washing soap will do the trick, just clean as much as possible and then let it dry. You might probably need to clean the shavings more than once to really remove most of the grease/oil.

Scrap aluminium from window makers

These aluminium shavings will often contain small bits of plastic (often black), they are polyamides. As long as more than approx. 80% of the shavings mix is composed of aluminium, you are good to go, this mix can be used (this is actually what I use). If you have too many bits of plastic, it’s best to filter the shavings to remove some of these plastic bits, you need metal shavings mostly, not plastic shavings.. 10-20% of polyamides is fine, above is starting to be too much, the rule for making orgonites is a mix of resin and metal, not a mix of resin and plastic! Basically the 50% metal / 50% resin can also be seen as 50% inorganic / 50% organic, if you have tons of plastic shavings the mix will become more organic(plastic/resin) and less inorganic(metal).


Answering any other questions about more subtle aspects is not an easy task! Don’t take my words as 100% truth, I might be wrong in many aspects, what follows is just my own understanding, there are no ‘objective’ machines to properly detect orgone, I rely on perceived human experiences/feelings and my own understanding based on known topics.

For example, no one really knows exactly what the effects of the polyamides in the metal shavings are. Based on observations from friends and some sensitive people it seems to slightly amplify the strength of an orgonite. Mostly by somehow making it more ‘reactive’ to the external environment. By that, I mean that such orgonites seem to ‘react’ to surrounding changes more quickly, for example if a person becomes angry near such orgonites, the angriness might actually be amplified by the orgonite, kind of in a way to over-exaggerate the obvious so as to make the person aware of his/her behaviour. Apparently orgonites with polyamides are orgonites that force us to become more aware of our states of mind, because they amplify our ‘mental/psychic’ flaws more quickly, be they good or bad. All orgonites I make contain small amounts of polyamides (I get my aluminium shavings from window makers..).

One way to make these orgonites more ‘easy to live with’ is to add rose quartz for the heart chakra, hence it kind of adds a subtle layer of heart (and unconditional love) energies whenever any emotional state is amplified. That’s also why I add a small amount of wood shavings, they also seem to centre the orgonites energies on the heart chakra.

Shape/size of metal shavings/bits

The shape and size of the metal (metals) s not that important, an orgonite will always work, no matter what size and shape of metal is used. However a good mix of shavings of many slightly different sizes and shapes will probably make a more effective orgonite, because the size of the metals, in physical terms influences the wavelengths that can be received/transmitted. If there is only metal dust, this will allow only very high frequencies EMF to be picked up, whereas if larger sizes are also present this will pick up other lower frequencies etc. We can compare that with the bandwidth of speakers which can play low frequencies (bass), mid frequencies and high frequencies, orgonite is somewhat similar, depending on the diversity of the size of the metal shavings, the orgonite should be able to pick up and emit different frequencies or if you restrict it to a specific size of shavings to be quiet precisely set on a specific frequency. That’s why i believe it is good to mix up different shaving sizes and have the most random sizes of shavings in an orgonite, powder of 1mm up to pieces of some centimetres in length. Some sensitive people people told me that they felt that orgonites with more powdered metal seemed to be more active on the upper chakras (the ones known to have higher vibrational frequencies) and orgonites with larger and longer shavings seem to be more active on lower chakras (with lower vibrational frequencies).

This seems to make sense with my own understanding (I might be completely wrong as well..). Back to this idea, if you compare that with a rainbow it makes sense to say that upper chakras vibrate a higher frequencies and lower chakras at lower frequencies

Seen from a physics point of view, it is known that red has a wavelength of around 700 nanometres and violet around 400 nanometres. Said otherwise it also means that red which is on one side of the rainbow has the lowest frequency and violet on the opposite side has the highest frequency. Just another observation, chakras follow the order of the colours of a rainbow and are placed in the right order. The root chakra (1st), red, is the lowest, corresponding to the lowest visible frequency (red..), then orange, which is the colour of the second (sacral) chakra, then yellow, the solar plexus chakra, then green the heart chakra, then cyan blue the throat chakra, then blue/indigo, the 3rd eye chakra and then violet, the crown chakra. The colours used to describe the chakras are not always exactly the same, but on the overall they follow that order quite well. hence comparing chakras to the frequency of light for different colours, chakras are in the correct order and represented by the appropriate colour. Red is the visible colour with the lowest frequency and it fits with the lowest (root) chakra, then the second chakra (orange) is a bit higher and orange in terms of light frequency is indeed higher that red, yellow has a frequency higher than orange and it represents the chakra above the orange chakra, etc.

I don’t think chakra colours were chosen randomly at all!

Back to metal shavings. It thus seems that an orgonite with powdered metal will be more active on the higher chakras (higher frequency, shorter wavelength) and that an orgonite with big shavings will be more active on the lower chakras (lower frequency, longer wavelength).

We can even look at it very precisely, a piece of metal of 1mm in length will be able to pick up /emit electromagnetic frequencies at 75 GHz and above. A piece of metal of 1cm will be able to pick up / emit frequencies from 7.5 GHz and above. 3cm will be able to pick up /emit 2.5 GHz and above. That said, we must however also look at another phenomena, the size of metal shavings cannot be the only thing that determines which electromagnetic frequencies an orgonite can affect, because it is also accepted that an orgonite transmutes the negative ‘radiations’ of common electricity and that one has a frequency of 50/60hz, in terms of metals to pick up that wavelength we would need pieces of metal that are longer than 1500km… There is another phenomena to take into account, electric induction, an alternative current flowing in one metallic wire will induce another current at the same frequency in any nearby metal.

For the moment I cannot talk more about that subject, I need to make more research! It just seems that orgonites with powdered metals seem to affect higher chakras and orgonites with larger bits seem to affect lower chakras. That’s why I think it is good to have a mix with small, medium, long pieces all approximately well mixed, so that the orgonite is effective on approximately all chakras, I would tend to think that this also somehow centres it on the middle, which is the most important, the heart chakra!

Many layers of different metals

This is again another way to change the subtle influences of the orgonite, for example by using copper, silver and gold. Some metals are ‘precious’ because of their value (money), however the fact that they are precious in my opinion has nothing to do with how much money it is worth, it goes beyond that. For example silver, it is an historical fact that people used to feed babies with silver spoons, or people would throw silver coins inside fountains (to make wishes, or so we are told to believe). Now some traditions remain but no one really questions why it is so? Silver, is a fantastic metal to prevent bacterial infections and accelerate healing. That’s why colloidal silver is often used to heal people with severe burns. That’s why I believe it was also a custom to feed babies with silver spoons, by licking the spoons babies ingest tiny amounts of colloidal silver which protects them from bacterial infections (If you have the means I would highly recommend feeding babies with silver utensils). As for fountains and wishes, silver again keeps the water free from bacterial infections, I don’t believe it originally had anything to do with wishes, but it had more to do with keeping water drinkable and free from diseases. Other precious metals; copper, gold, platinum also have similar properties to a lesser extend, silver is just the best against bacterial infections. Thinking about the custom of taking out silver dishes for important occasions, I don’t believe it was to show off once again, but more to promote the good health of the people eating at the table.

Metals all have their own specific properties, some that are quite well known and other non-physical/alchemical properties that cannot be easily proven. Thus embedding different types of precious metals in orgonite is, I believe, a very good thing to do, as each metal (and even each stone) brings in their own set of subtle effects to the orgonite. That’s also why alloys or galvanized (zinc) metals can only be good to be included inside orgonites, all these metals have their own subtle properties.

Sharp/spiky metals (screws, needles, etc.)

I often read and heard feedback about orgonites made with small metallic needles or with mixes of sharp and straight screws etc. And that it seemed that the orgone coming out of such orgonites was not very nice for very sensitive people. I cannot explain that precisely (no one really has tried to explain it anyway). According to my own understanding about the flow of energies or just liquids, for example water, I can make an analogy to try and explain why such pointy/sharp metals do not create a very nice orgone. Imagine that you force water to flow in a pipe (not a funnel!), but a pipe which slowly shrinks and shrinks to end up having a needle sized opening on one end, if you force water to flow fast inside such a pipe it won’t flow well, because the needle sized opening will not let water go through seamlessly and effortlessly. The water will be pushed and put under quite a high pressure to flow quickly through such a pipe. Now compare that to a water stream in a mountain, the stream bed is more like a swirling pipe going in random directions, with well rounded curves and well opened sides where the water can overflow if needed, that’s how water flows at it’s best, nothing prevents the water from flowing the way water wants to flow naturally! Water likes flowing that way, it energises the water so well, it’s not a secret why water tastes so good in mountain streams.

Well, compared to that, I believe orgone and even other energies also like to flow in curved paths, well open paths that do not restrict the movement or force the energies to go in specific directions when it is not naturally going into that direction. That’s why I think needle shaped and sharp straight metal bits do not make orgonites with nice energies, because orgone cannot flow the way it wants to flow. It is generally accepted that the best shavings for orgonites, are more or less curved shavings, with random swirls etc. It is no mystery to me that this indeed makes orgonites with nice energies for sensitive people.

Writings in/on the metal

I already quickly covered the topic above, each word has an associated vibration, there are small experiments that can prove the effects of words energetically speaking. Look on internet if you know, there’s a famous experiment with rice; 2-3 bowls of rice are placed on pieces of paper with different words written on it, usually one paper inscribed with ‘love’, the other with ‘hate’. The rice placed on the paper with ‘love’ written on into will almost not rot, while the one with ‘hate’ will rot quickly and also stink much more.. As I said above, there are also the experiments of Masaru Emoto with microscopic photos of frozen water crystals, which have been exposed to various things, like classical music, rock music, loving inscriptions, inscriptions of hatred, water from cities and water from mountain springs etc.The common result is that all waters exposed to ‘loving’ environments/situations form beautiful crystals, whereas polluted waters, water exposed to heavy metal, water placed on paper with hate inscriptions all form very ugly/mis-formed crystals. The language used for words doesn’t even matter.

Hence based on that it is evident that writing ‘I hate you’ on an orgonite will have a negative impact on the quality of the orgone generated by the orgonite (who in his/her right mind would write that on an orgonite anyway..). If you have time I encourage you to write beautiful words on your orgonites, my personal preference being the combination of the three words: love, gratitude and compassion. But there are plenty of other words that are very nice as well, if you’re a poet, have fun! Back to metals, if the metal has complete words which are ‘negative’, it’s best to avoid them, but having random bits with parts of words, or parts of a text, or random colours is not bad I believe. As long as no negative meaning can be understood from these random letters and words I think there’s no problem in using them.

Can rusty steel metal shavings be used in orgonite?

There is no contraindication for the use of rusty steel/iron shavings, orgonites will have the same effect whether they are made with rusty or non-rusty steel/iron shavings.
That said it is good to know that, technically speaking, rust will slightly accelerate the degradation of the plastic of the orgonite. This effect has already been observed on orgonites placed outside that are more than 15-20 years old, if the steel/iron rusts, the rust attacks the plastic and degrades the orgonite more quickly. That said, this effect is very insignificant, the plastic of an orgonite takes hundreds of years to degrade, with rust this can probably reduce the material life of the orgonite by 50-100 years. With or without rust, an orgonite will last longer than the life of a human being anyway.
In summary, rust does not affect the effect of orgonite, but it affects a little bit the longevity of the plastic.

If you have any other questions feel free to contact me, I’ll do my best to try and answer them.