Dear Dr. .................,
Thank you for your comments. I agree. He certainly seems like one. I think you have exactly the right diagnosis.
Apparently what happened is that Ash bought an orgone field meter from DeMeo and tested it out by using a Constable-type unit to see if there were any detectable changes in readings from the unit operating. Such a dry unit, not connected to water grounding, excites the atmosphere, but does not draw. The atmosphere was already highly charged, which of course Ash did not notice because he does not understand the theory, and the additional excitation was enough to trigger a discharge.
Normally that would have resulted in a heavy rain, but it would have run it's course. But then Ash tried to use a cloudbuster FOR WEATHER CONTROL. He asked someone, probably that psychopathic fascist power-freak friend of his, Ken Schwartz, for advice, and tried to stop the rain. So he drew a lot more energy into the already discharging system, so that needed to be discharged too.
Then, when the rain did not stop, he kept right on working on it, trying to MAKE it stop, as a control-freak would do. So it kept right on discharging. The worst flood in Australian history was the entirely predictable result. This is what happens when these free-energy nuts get interested in cloudbusting and think it is a form of weather control.
Of course he is in denial and says his initial operations with the Constable "Spider" unit were not enough to affect the weather. But how what it takes to affect the weather depends on what the orgone condition of the atmosphere was when you started, and he has no way of knowing that because he does not even have a clue of what to look for.
And even if he was in touch via e-mail with someone like Jamie, who does know, it cannot be conveyed over the internet. Sensing orgonotic conditions can be taught, but it takes the personal presence of the instructor. E-mail just will not do.
But Ash is not a characterlogical Reichian. He is a free-energy cultist, and they tend to be mechanistic anthropocentric control-freaks who ignore the needs of nature and want man to be able to control nature. They typically think an invention to enable humans to control the weather would be a great thing. The Keelynut list is full of them. As long as they stay away from cloudbusting they are harmless, but every once in a while one of them gets fired up about cloudbusting and tries it out to "see if it works", like Jerry did a few years ago and as several others on the Keelynut list have admitted from time to time.
At least Jerry is responsible enough not to publish details that would encourage others to emulate him, but some of these people think EVERYBODY should own their own personal weather control machine. That Weather Rangers cult I wrote so much on last spring is a good example. They are anti-hurricane, which means they are probably against other forms of wildlife too.
If Ash would learn from his mistakes and quit fooling with cloudbusters, there would be at least some useful lessons learned. But he is in denial about having caused the flood and did not keep any record of what he was doing anyway, so there is nothing to be learned except the folly of using a cloudbuster to attempt to "control weather".
If there was any funding available for research on cloudbusting, there is a lot that needs to be done. One of the most important things is we could use a good psychological profile test to enable us to know who would make a good operator. And in my rather extensive experience, people who are enthusiasts for "new technologies" and "inventions" are the last ones who should do cloudbusting. In fact, I agree with Bill Moise that cloudbusting should be taught to children, not to adults. Children could be trusted to use it safely and responsibly. Adults could not. They are almost always already too indoctrinated into the culture of human control over nature.
So instead of all these adult hobbyists claiming to be doing "research", I would like to see an "orgone camp" where kids could come and spend a summer learning orgonomy from the ground up, without the intellectual baggage of a previous "scientific education" to impede them. They could learn cloudbusting and go home able to help the local atmosphere in their neighborhoods when they think it needs it. And adults should not be allowed to have any say in the matter.
But the last thing we need is a host of backyard hobbyists pointing pipes at the sky and thinking they are doing "research" on "how to control the weather".
So, good luck with your Journal article on the psychology of weather control. I hope you can get it published. Please remember to send me a copy.