Another very important pioneer of life energy & life force (orgone energy and chi) was Baron Karl von Reichenbach, and his research certainly was very interesting.
Karl von Reichenbach limited himself to describing this energy, which he labeled "Od."
He did so with the help of more than 120 "sensitive persons," which he had selected during the course of his extensive research, and who could see and feel orgone energy, and whose descriptions were practically identical.
Karl von Reichenbach was careful not to tell them what they were "supposed to see" or feel.
While humankind readily accepted his inventions of creosote, formaldehyde and special procedures in manufacturing steel, his research of orgone energy (od) was rejected by the "scientific" community, of course.
This was a community, whose members certainly excelled in making many untenable and unprovable statements themselves, such as that "the laws of physics are the same everywhere in the universe" -- hmmm - interestingly enough, that ludicrous and totally unprovable assumption is still the "scientific" dogma in our otherwise thought-of-enlightened times.
Let's face it: humans barely left the stratosphere of their own planet, and the folks for whom such scientists use the label "astronauts," a Greek word, the translation of which is "travellers to the stars,"much better should be labeled "stratosphere scratchers."
How can those "scientifically thinking" folks claim to know all about the vast universe? - very scientific thinking, indeed!
Von Reichenbach's books certainly are worth reading!
Around 1900, Korschelt succeeded in building a "Solar Ether Radiation Apparatus," which, when analyzed more closely and tested, turned out to be an orgone accumulator.
The addition of a battery current seemed to be irrelevant in our experiments with the device.
Electricity, during those times, had often the function of being a catch word just as are "quantum mechanics, relativity" and of recent "nanotechnology" in our days: words that are used liberally by marketers of crystal powders and other New-Age products; words that are misdefined to fit their specific products more often than not.
Karl Hans Welz: Reichenbach and the 'Od'