Once, some white workers building a road uncovered it with their bulldozer and laughed at the superstitious Indians when the Indians warned them to bury it again. The highway workers left the stone uncovered overnight. During the night, a deer jumped up on the rock and jumped up and down on it. Soon, rain began. And it rained. And it rained. There was a flood. The Indians then took matters into their own hands and buried the rock again.
This strange story, which is to be found in the book, Investigating The Unexplained, by Ivan T. Sanderson, is unusual for the reason that nearly all other traditional rainmaking practices of all traditionalist societies involve ceremonial, ritualistic practices and the intention of the participants is an essential element in obtaining results. But this magical rock seemed to work automatically, without any participation by the Indians, the whites, or indeed, anybody except the deer, who presumably was not trying to produce rain.
This sounds more like what we would call "technology" than like a magical practice. So, is there any scientific explanation for how it might work?
At first glance, most scientists would say, No, there is no possible way pounding on a rock could cause rain. But if we examine the matter closely, we are not so sure. There are many kinds of rock whose crystalline structure is piezoelectric, that is, under pressure, they emit electrical currents.
A remote-controlled cloudbuster fitted with a small 12-volt D.C. servomotor to move the pipes around and elevate or depress them, will generate an excitation field far out of proportion to the strength of the electric current employed. The current is immersed within the strong orgone field of the cloudbuster and excites that field, which, in turn, excites the field of the atmosphere. This excitation is much stronger than could be produced by the strength of the current acting directly on the unconcentrated atmospheric energy alone.
Such indirect electrical stimulation of the atmosphere by an electrically powered cloudbuster has been known to defeat the purpose of a cloudbusting project by causing further expansion of the atmosphere, counteracting the contraction the operator is trying to attain and destroying the clouds the operator was trying to generate. Dr. James DeMeo once unintentionally prolonged a drought in Northern California that way, when his constant attempts to bring rain were, unknown to him, being counteracted by his use of a remote-controllable cloudbuster.
Now, if a mineral that happens to be piezoelectric should also happen to have a strong orgone field, the effect on the atmospheric field of current-generating stresses applied to that mineral would have the same kind of effect the 12-volt current applied to the field of a cloudbuster can have. That is, it would cause either expansion or contraction of the atmosphere, depending on which part of it's pulsation cycle the atmosphere was in when the stimulus was applied.
And, since we know from the response of the atmosphere to cloudbusters fitted with electrical servo-motors powered by 12-volt batteries for remote control of elevation and compass direction, that the energetic continuum which underlies all weather phenomena reacts to even very slight electrical stimuli when it is applied in conjunction with strong orgone fields, we should not be too surprised if stress, such as pounding on it by Indians or the hooves of a deer jumping up and down on it, was applied to a stone which happened to have the unusual combination of both a strong orgone field and a piezoelectric crystalline structure, might cause a contraction of the atmosphere leading to rain.