His books, such as Function of the Orgasm, were given sneering reviews by mainstream medical journals as early as 1942, stimulating a rumor campaign which he addressed by public exposure and rebuttals in his new Journal .
Awhile back, I had an interest in Wilhelm Reich and explored some of his background. The Function of the Orgasm was volume 1 - the Cancer Biopathy is volume II of The Discovery of the Orgone. My primary interest was in "Orgone" and it's properties. Exploring, I came upon a link that described Orgone Generators and how to construct various sizes to harness the energy. It's an older site but the links are still active. http://educate-yourself.org/dc/orgonegenindex.shtml
The combination of organic material (cured fiberglass resin-a hydrocarbon compound) and metal chips provides a matrix which has the capacity to attract and capture orgone energy as Wilhelm Reich's research demonstrated in the 1930's/40's and discussed in Reich's book, The Cancer Biopathy. Adding a crystal intensifies that process and allows you the opportunity to 'program' the crystal with your thoughts and intentions to direct that energy towards a specific task or goal. A developer of Radionic devices found that combining fiberglass resin with metal particles produced the orgone attractive-repulsive effect described by Wilhelm Reich and he dubbed this mixture "orgonite". I prefer to use the term "metal/resin matrix" to define the materials more concisely.
I have one that's referred to as a HHg Ground Pyramid Cone that has 5 quartz crystals, along with two flat top HHg's. The flat tops I have located near my front and back entrances and the Pyramid is in the bedroom. Interesting, I tried the experiment in planting one of the flat HHg's in the yard, with just enough dirt to cover it and the grass did grow higher in that area. In the Fall, I took it out of the ground, washed it off and brought it back into the house.
Somewhere along the line, I came across an article that claimed - round structures tend to accumulate a higher concentration of Orgone energy and are more beneficial and stress reducing to the human body. It gave reference to an Irish custom of building a small stone round tower, with an elevated door, near a vegetable garden to produce higher yields? This is a link to much larger and taller versions:
Round Towers – The Medieval, Mysterious Marvels Of Ireland
Either way, the subject of Orgone was a fascinating experience.