Most of his letter was devoted to expounding his well-known anthropocentric views that natural weather is dangerous and that safety for human life depends on bringing the unruly atmosphere under human control. On this issue I have corresponded with him before, and he knows perfectly well that we do not agree. All efforts to explain the concept that the atmosphere does not behave at random, but is a structured organized system, usually capable of self-regulation, and should be left alone except when it becomes temporarily unable to function normally, fall on deaf ears. Mr. Wells considers the normal weather of this planet dangerous.
He confirmed my contention that Ash was indeed using a water-grounded Reich cloudbuster, not a Trevor Constable-type Spider Unit, to try to weaken the cyclone that was nearing the Queensland coast. He claimed the attempt succeeded, and that the cyclone was weakened as a result. This illustrates that Mr. Wells does not know much about the Reich Cloudbuster. It also shows he did not read the weather reports.
A fully-developed cyclone is one of the strongest orgonotic systems on this planet. I strongly doubt even a sizable array of full-sized cloudbusters grounded into the Pacific Ocean could weaken one to any noticeable extent. In fact, the reverse is more likely.
If the cloudbuster Ash was using was the one shown in the pictures and videos he has posted, it is located in his suburban backyard, not vehicle-mounted for quick and easy transport to the coast, and water grounding is provided by a garden hose running into a barrel that is overflowing.
With only that much grounding, the most likely effect would be that the far stronger system of the storm would draw energy through the cloudbuster tubes from the grounding water, not the other way around. I would expect the storm to actually increase in strength.
I myself saw something similar happen when I once pointed a small Medical DOR-buster, a miniature model of the cloudbuster, at small clouds and at jet aircraft contrails. The contrails broke up dramatically but the clouds, having a stronger orgone charge and more water content than the bucket my DOR-buster was grounded into, drew energy from the bucket, instead of the other way around, and the clouds increased in size.
The direction of energy movement via a conduit such as a cloudbuster tube is not necessarily from sky to grounding water. It can go either way, depending on the relative charge of the grounding water and the point of aim. If the point in the sky that the cloudbuster is directed at is of greater strength than the body of water it is connected to, the orgonotic potential will draw energy through the pipes from the ground water to the cloud or storm center.
Which is in fact what actually did happen. The storm did pick up strength as it neared the coast. I noted this at the time and deduced that someone had attempted to weaken it by drawing directly from it, and that they had unintentionally strengthened it instead. The storm did, however, change course, and made landfall some distance north of where it had first been headed.
Shortly before the cyclone formed off the coast, Ash had been using a device that over-excites the atmosphere to induce an artificial contraction to cause artificial rain. A major flood had resulted. He had then resorted to a Reich cloudbuster in an attempt to stop the rain, and by drawing from too high an angle, made it worse. But rain by itself does not clear away all DOR when there is a very high build-up of DOR. It will help some, but some DOR will still remain.
The previous high concentration of DOR and the added excitation of the equipment Ash used that initiated the rain combined to add up to an unusually great excitation and irritation of the atmosphere over South Queensland. There were then two potential responses from the atmosphere. One would have been a return of the prolonged and serious drought of recent years. But apparently, the excitation was too strong for that. The other response, the one that actually took place, was the development of an extremely strong circulatory system in an attempt by the atmosphere to clean itself of DOR and restore a more normal condition devoid of irritation and over-excitation.
So the development of that ultra-strong cyclone off the coast was not just something that happened because of natural causes. It was a response of the atmosphere to the excessive excitation Ash had caused in his previous work, which had first caused the flood, then made it worsen. Ad if left alone, the cyclone would have headed directly toward the source of that excitation that had called it into being.
But Ash tried to weaken it by drawing from it with a cloudbuster in his backyard. This made it increase in strength, but diverted it toward the north, where it hit. Otherwise, it would have hit land where Ash was, since that was where the excitation it was trying to quench was located.
Reich and Bill Moise published several reports of cloudbusters being used against hurricanes on the East Coast of North America. It was possible, he said, to divert a hurricane from a predicted course. Several others, especially Dr. Richard Blasband, writing in the Journal of Orgonomy, have confirmed that since.
But Ash was unaware of anything that has been done in the field, and knew nothing of how a cloudbuster works or how the atmosphere works. To him, it was a magical device that somehow, by some unknown, magical means, makes the weather do what the operator wants it to do. He had no clue as to what the dynamics of the orgone energy underlying the effects of a cloudbuster might be. In fact, not being a scientist, and not having anything like any training or education in science, he did not even realize there had to be any such underlying dynamics. To him, as a layman with no idea of what science is or what it is that scientists do, it was all just magic.
Mr. Wells went into a lot of detail about how his own invention, the Wells-Newman device, affects the weather. None of what he said makes any sense in terms of orgone energy. Of course it would not. He obviously knows nothing about orgone energy, or he would not have made the elementary mistake of thinking it was possible to weaken a fully developed cyclone with a cloudbuster. So he has made some observations of an effect from his machines on weather, and concocted a theory to describe how he thinks it does whatever it is that it does.
His machines are powered by ordinary household electrical current. They have been seen to break up clouds, and are claimed, on less evidence, to block or break up storms. If this is true, it is easily understood on a basis of the orgone theory. All electrical devices create a mild oranur effect. Oranur can break up clouds and if strong enough, block a storm. If such an observation had been made by anyone familiar with the work of Reich, no new theory would have been thought necessary to understand what was happening.
It is only the social position of orgonomy, as an outsider view, unknown to the general public, that caused Mr. Wells to devise a new theory of his own to attempt to explain something he saw and could not understand.
Since his theory does not take orgone energy into account at all, but simply ignores all that is known in the field of orgonomy as if it had never existed and Reich had never made any discoveries, one is left with the choice of one of the two theories, his or the orgone theory. They cannot both be right. Mr. Wells suggests that the orgone theory is ``most likely flawed``.
But since all known observations of the atmosphere, including all observations made by Mr.Wells and his associates of the atmospheric responses to his machines, can be explained by the orgone theory, while the theory Mr. Wells presents to explain the alleged effects of his machine really does not explain anything, but simply replaces one unknown with another, I will stick to the orgone theory that has so far withstood the tests and trials of some 70-odd years of experiment.
Mr. Wells apparently fails to see the contradiction in his saying the orgone theory is flawed and his saying in the same letter that Ash weakened a cyclone with a cloudbuster. How does he think a cloudbuster could do anything at all if the orgone theory is flawed? Does his own theory account for how a cloudbuster could affect the atmosphere? If so, he has so far not made that part of his theory public.
If Mr. Wells accepts that the cloudbuster works, but does not accept the explanation for how it works, what other explanation does he propose? Or, is it all just magic?