The issue as I see it, is not if the cloudbuster can be improved or not, but if the operator can be improved. We do not need better equipment; what we need is more information on how the atmosphere functions and how to make better use of the equipment we have.

A properly-trained surgeon, knowing the anatomy of the human body, can do surgery successfully with stone-age tools, but a person who does not know anatomy cannot do successful surgery with a modern, fully-equipped hospital operating room.

Ideally, a full-scale training program for cloudbuster operators, comparable to medical school training required to practice medicine, would be a basic requirement to do cloudbusting.

Many ideas have been proposed for "improvements" in the cloudbuster. Most of them seem to think that it could or should be made "more powerful". The idea that making the draw more "powerful" would be better is a fundamentally wrong one. The cloudbuster does not drag the air masses around by brute force. It draws only a very small portion of energy from a highly localized spot in the atmosphere, and the orgonomic potential is what does the rest. A stronger draw would not help anything. Anyone who claims to have a way to make the cloudbuster "more powerful" is simply displaying his authoritarianism. Such people should not do cloudbusting. The wish to "overpower" the atmosphere and FORCE it to do this or that is exactly the wrong way to go about cloudbusting.

The response of the orgone atmosphere to cloudbusting is like an allergic reaction by the body. A very small grain of pollen can cause a very large man to convulse in a fit of sneezing. More pollen will not cause any more violent a sneeze. The reaction by the body is not in proportion to the stimulus. It is far greater than the mere amount of the stimulus would suggest.

Cloudbusting can also be compared to sexual stroking and foreplay. Very gentle stroking at the right spot and at the right rate will accomplish the desired result far better than "powerful" rubbing will. In fact, the way a person behaves in bed with a lover is a prototype of the way that person will behave towards the atmosphere when doing cloudbusting. Someone who goes in for whips and chains in the bedroom will not be likely to show the proper respect and concern for the atmosphere when cloudbusting either. And the probable results will likewise be less than optimum.

The usual "improvements" suggested for the cloudbuster generally fall into certain classes: the attachment of some electrical device to the cloudbuster, some form of geometrical shape, or some magnet, crystal, coil, or other attachment regarded as having some special properties. All of these suggestions show a lack of understanding of how a cloudbuster works.

Any form of electrical stimulation of the field of the cloudbuster will cause a increase in the most popularized visual effect of a cloudbusting operation, the breaking up of clouds directly overhead. This impresses a lot of people who do not realize that breaking up clouds is not what a cloudbuster does. The name "cloudbuster" is highly misleading in this sense; it reflects the historical fact that that was the first effect noticed by Reich, but does not suggest to someone unfamiliar with that history the wide range of things a cloudbuster can do or how it does them.

The expansion from over-excitation of the field of the cloudbuster is transferred to the atmosphere and causes an expansion of the atmosphere, breaking up clouds overhead. It also increases drought tendencies, and prevents the contraction phase of the pulsation of the atmosphere. If a drought tendency already exists, it will become worse and the continued operation of the cloudbuster will only prolong the drought.

 This has happened several times when the remote-controlled cloudbusters used by Blasband, DeMeo, and Eden were used in areas on the West Coast, where a chronic drought tendency exists. Blasband invented the idea of using 12-volt D.C. servomotors to move the pipes around from a safe distance to avoid the DOR that is attracted to the cloudbuster in a drought atmosphere from affecting the operator. It worked fine on the East Coast, where the atmosphere is much more moist and mobile, but on the drier West Coast, it only resulted in increased drought tendency.

Electrical current, as produced by batteries or generators, is what Reich called "secondary energy", and any application of any form of secondary energy to the primary energy, the orgone, will have the same effects. It makes no difference what "voltage", what "amperage", or what "frequencies" or any other minor variation on the basic theme there may be, it is secondary energy, and therefor it will trigger a mild oranur effect. This mild oranur effect will normally be much less than the intense oranur effect caused by radioactive materials, but it is of the same basic nature.

Trevor Constable and some others have sought to "improve" the basic cloudbuster design by incorporating various new-age junk like coils, magnets, pyramids, etc. into the design. So far, none of these innovations has really done anything much except confuse people who do not realize what it is that a cloudbuster is supposed to do.

Constable himself did not really believe most of what he claimed in his promotional articles. He deliberately lied about how he got his results because he was mainly interested in commercializing cloudbusting, not in advancing scientific knowledge, and had a commercial motive to keep information secret so his prospective customers could not just go out and do it themselves instead of hiring him.

Most of the "new, improved" designs he published photos of over the years were nothing but decoys, stage props intended to distract attention from how he was really getting his results. He would put on a show for his prospective customers with these props, while at some distance away, out of sight, an accomplice would be doing the actual cloudbusting with the original Reich-style equipment, at his directions, passed on by phone.

I know this because it was my own idea, which I used in Australia and told him about when I got back from my expedition to Queensland. Later, when he started showing off his "new, improved" models of cloudbusting equipment, I recognized my own scam when I saw it. I later was able to confirm that by talking to an old farmer in Bakersfield, California, who told me he had operated some equipment for Trevor when Trevor had phoned and told him when to operate it and what direction to point it. When I asked him what the equipment looked like, he answered, "It was just some lengths of irrigation pipe stuck in a barrel of water with a hose going into it and the water overflowing".

The use of fast-moving orgone accumulators, of whatever shape, on cars or airplanes, does have an effect on the atmosphere, and such fast-moving orgone concentrations do not need to be grounded to have an effect, but the effect of any ungrounded accumulating device will be only partial. It will stir up and break up a DOR barrier, true enough, but it still does not get rid of DOR as well as drawing it into a large body of moving water will. There are some situations where it might be helpful to break up a DOR blockage that way, but in other situations, it might be better to use water-grounding.

Constable does not even mention DOR at all in any of his books or numerous articles because he thinks thinking about it causes it! He once told me Blasband was "socking in" the whole East Coast with DOR by worrying about it all the time! So when it comes to DOR-removal and what to do about DOR, we cannot expect to learn much from Constable. He won't even think about it for fear of attracting it.

Again, we do not need to learn any more about how to construct cloudbusters. The original device works perfectly well enough. What is needed, what the direction of research ought to be, is learning more about how the atmosphere normally functions, how it malfunctions and how it reacts to the stimulus from a cloudbuster, in the context of how the orgone atmosphere reacts to any type of stimulus, not just from cloudbusting.

When we know enough about the atmosphere, then we will be able to do whatever we need to do with a cloudbuster, without needing any "new, improved" models of equipment being operated by the same old, ignorant operators.