Today, a friend told me he’d acquired some resin and asked for suggestions on how to make orgonite. I immediately responded with all sorts of tips and tricks that I’ve learned over the years. He has known me since around the time I started making devices, and has seen some of the exciting changes Orgonyx has gone through.
I’m always enthusiastic about helping people learn to make orgonite; once I learned the science, and proved (through science) to myself that it worked, I was hooked. The learning curve was steep, and many mistakes were made, and after my conversation with Travis, I looked at what I’d shared and figured I’d share it with you, dear Reader.
Lets talk Ingredients:
Not all resins are created equal. There are some that are industrial grade and are not meant to be used in small quantities. I use this which is available at most craft stores. It is meant to be used in conjunction with this – the catalyst that allows the resin to set and harden. Always pour resin first, then add catalyst! Read the safety instructions before you start, wear gloves and a mask or respirator. Even with a protection, work in a well ventilated area when you are mixing and pouring resin. The fumes are strong and not good for our lungs.
While we are talking all things not equal, when looking for vessels to mix resins in, use sturdy plastic cups, the disposable kind. Nothing you use to cast resin, prep, mix and pour resins in, will be reusable. But, even though they’re disposable, you want the sturdy type. I’ve had the unfortunate experience of the resin literally melting through the plastic. I use 20oz plastic cups that I get at the Kroger store, I can’t tell you the best type for you to use, but I can say that I’ve had better luck with the larger 20oz size than with the smaller 8oz size.
Sturdy plastic cups and some disposable wooden chopsticks are what I typically use for mixing. When we first started working with resin, we used stainless steel molds. These are high maintenance, require oiling and are difficult to clean once resin sets up on the outside. Having said that, its tougher to get crisp, perfect lines on your pyramid without the steel form, as silicone will give a little to accommodate your inclusions, so bear this in mind if you choose silicone to work with.
Silicone and latex molds are easy, low maintenance and if you clean them and care for them (store in cool dry conditions, covered, until you need to use them. Rinse and repeat). Even with good care, they will eventually perish, whereas, I find steel gets better with time, and now Orgonyx pieces cast in steel slide right out of the mold with little provocation. Ebay is a good resource when looking for orgonite molds.
For this type of resin, you need about 15 drops catalyst per one inch of resin in a 20oz plastic cup. This is a general instruction, as you will need to assess the resin you choose, it may be very different. It was trial and error for us, at first; too much catalyst and the resin would set up before you could ready the mold, too little catalyst and the piece may not set up at all. Modern “traditional” orgonite is typically made up of three components.
Metal (shavings or steel wool, thumb tacks work too), quartz crystal of any variety, size or quality, and a resin matrix. As the resin sets, it puts pressure on the quartz, which emits a type of charge known as piezoelectricity. Combined with metal, this charge becomes toroidal, meaning it is in perpetual motion, travelling between the metal and the resin, the inherent charge emitted by the crystal is now a powerful defense against unnatural electromagnetic pollution we encounter each day.
You can use metal shavings (ask your friendly key cutter at a home improvement store, they’re sure to have some handy in their machines, and they just toss them out. Thanks to our friend Jim for this tip!)
Speaking of tips from Jim…he figured out how to use metal shavings combined with small magnets, his devices sometimes resemble very cool sea anemones!
This is a device using steel wool, if you cut it up into relatively small pieces, it creates more channels for the charge to run through, and seems to amp up the strength of the device.
The Woolley’s mold material of choice is glass. They have fun shopping the thrift stores for unusual glassware, which produced these pieces on the right. With glass, as with steel, you can use oil or mold release prior to casting.
No matter what type of mold you use, allow to set for 24 hrs before demolding your devices. Then set them on a sill or in the sun on a clean surface to cure for a day or two. After that you can coat them. This is my preference and not essential UNLESS there is any metal poking out from the resin. This amounts to a leak in the device, and must be covered in resin to be functional. The leaky device becomes an orgone accumulator, which means it stores instead of negating the nasty EMF pollution that is all around us. There is much information about the function of orgonite, the difference between positive orgone radiation (POR) and dead orgone radiation (DOR) and what do to to avoid collecting DOR. A properly made device, with no leaks, completely encased, is a working and functional piece of orgonite, and will remain that way unless metal within the device becomes exposed. Think of the resin as the protective shell and the quartz/metal combined within, as the device itself. It must be insulated to work properly, and I also make a point of closing circuits if I open them, when constructing Orgonyx Orgone Devices.
Have fun, you can create your own unique, beautiful, effective devices with a few simple changes to this formula. This is the basic recipe for making basic, traditional devices. It is only suggested practice and must be supplemented by your own research and according to what is available to you in terms of ingredients. Resin can be difficult to obtain in some parts, for example.
Occasionally we make a tray of 24 mini muffin size pieces, and donate them to sites where there is a lot of electromagnetic pollution, such as under cell towers, power generators, broadcast stations, etc. The Crofts did fascinating research on how this type of device could negate a large area around where the device was placed.
The actual time it takes to pour is a fraction of the time it takes to prep. Use lots of newspaper, and have plenty of paper towels on hand if there is a spill. Resin will set and stick to anything it is spilled on, if left to harden. The fumes can be strong, so make sure you have lots of air flow and that your mask allows you to breath freely while protecting you from the fumes.
Always read and follow directions on your equipment. All ingredients and chemicals can be dangerous if used improperly.
Resin can explode if improperly prepared (i.e. if resin is poured onto catalyst it can explode, thats why resin first, always). If your children want to be involved, educate them to safety before handling the chemicals. You don’t want to teach them while working with the resins, as you will need to focus while handling the resin. Children are generally intrigued and can be very creative with resins, I encourage you to safely supervise them once you’ve had some practice. If you get some on your skin, wash it off with gritty soap, such as Borax, or dish soap with baking soda works too. Obviously, this stuff is not for consumption in any way shape or form, and in its liquid form is highly toxic to ingest, and not at all good for anything other than it’s intended purpose. Please treat it with respect and care. It is rewarding to have a piece turn out exactly as planned, and you may get a lot of joy out of working with this medium. I love the science, the function and the layers that we have added to orgonite in our method and the fact that I do it only once every month means that I am not wasting a whole lot of resin as working in batches is far more economical. For those starting out, we recommend you begin with one or two devices, measure the volume of the molds in water first (dry well before adding resin) and make only as much as you need. Once you have it down in small amounts, you can scale it up and have very little waste.
Crystal technology has been around for millennia untold, and we are just starting to understand a fraction of the potential these living beings hold.
Many sources of information on crystals can be found at your local metaphysical store, or online at your favorite bookseller. Always study the crystals you buy, and make sure that you know that your source is reputable. There are some shady peddlers of fake, dyed, and otherwise not real crystals. A better idea is to talk to your local crystal vendor, chances are they can help you, either by selling to you on a wholesale deal, or referring you to the place where you can purchase crystals in bulk. Rock and crystal shows are a great place to get amazing bargains for your crystal shopping needs. If you buy online, you don’t have the opportunity to feel the energy of them. There is something to be said for this transaction of energy. It is how many of my crystal friends chose me.
Making orgonite can be loads of fun. The devices make great gifts, and give you an opportunity to educate someone to the science and fun facts about quartz that they may not have known! I’ve met many wonderful people, and made good friends in my journey with crystals and Orgonyx, and hope to continue educating others to the benefits of having these wonderful devices in our lives.
Thanks for reading!
Curious to know more about orgonite and its origins? Follow this thread, then research from there, it is a fascinating subject!
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