Trees are a similar conduit, connecting the ground and the sky, but in a forest, there are a large number of trees, all drawing and at the same time, discharging, so the effect is to maintain a constant dynamic balance between the earth and the sky. This balance is in constant flux between poles, an alternating charge and discharge, in tune with the Schumann resonance of the atmosphere.
Deforestation removes that constantly pulsating dynamic balance, and the atmosphere is deprived of that system of feedback. But since there are multiple back-up systems in almost all natural environments, the lack of any single one of them is not as total a disaster as it would be otherwise. Clear-cutting or burning a swath of forest will not always by itself cause a drought, but if there are other factors tending in the direction of a drought, the lack of tall trees will make it worse and make recovery take longer. But deforestation does significantly cut into the ability of the atmosphere to recycle DOR and keep moving and pulsating. It is when a number of such interruptions in normal processes happen at the same time, that a major problem results.
Another part of the multiple systems of remobilizing stagnated orgone and restoring it to motility and therefore, to life, is moving water. Flowing water drags the atmospheric energy along with it, and if the flow is blocked, there will be less motion of the orgone in the area and stagnation, and in terms of weather, drought, will result. If the blockage is also accompanied by a large stationary body of water collecting behind a dam, that stationary body of water will add to the drought tendency by attracting orgone and holding it in one place instead of moving it along as a moving stream would do.
In natural conditions, the constant movement of water moving over the surface of the earth is one of the means by which nature recycles DOR back into motion. The constant attraction by trees, charging the ground, and discharging back to the sky again, is another such process that helps return DOR to a moving, healthy state. Under natural conditions, these processes are a very important part, though still only a part, of the atmospheric metabolism to keep the amount of DOR in check.
The annual hurricane season is another way in which nature removes DOR and helps the atmosphere keep moving. Hurricanes are preferentially attracted to areas where there is a higher concentration of DOR, acting as a corrective factor to recycle the DOR back into motion. In areas too far inland for hurricanes to reach, or at times of the year when hurricanes are not forming, when the amount of DOR builds up to too high a level, another response, in the form of a motor discharge called a tornado, will form and help the reprocessing of DOR along.
All these processes work together to keep the earth habitable. But in the present era, the humans are not only adding a lot of DOR to the atmosphere by their use of nuclear and electromagnetic energy technologies, but they are also at the same time, divesting the earth of a significant part of the ability to heal itself and get rid of the extra DOR by their damming most large rivers and clear-cutting forests all over the world.
Is it any wonder everybody hates humans?
feature of mountainous landscapes is long, deep, v-shaped valleys that
have only a trickle of a tiny stream at the bottom. Being anywhere
inside such a valley triggers experiences of being refreshed, relieved,
rejuvenated. It also triggers an instinctual (primitive biological)
knowledge of "I'm close to water". That tiny amount of water brings on
an effect that is disproportionally large - because it is moving!
A shocking - and contrary - thing happens when we enter a valley shaped
like that and feel nothing, or feel oppressed, "heavy", tired, easily
irritated. It took me forty years of hiking, camping, studying maps,
sitting to think and evaluating subjective sensations (mine and other
people's), to combine those experiences with the discovery that those
sensations usually come up when the valley contains dams. The amount of
water in those valleys is millions or billions of times the
amount of water in a tiny stream, and yet, instead of rejuvenating the
valley and its internal (local) atmosphere, if the water is stagnant in
a dam, the whole valley's environment is stagnant as well.
Instead of triggering the biological instinct of "I'm close to water",
the dammed-up valley generates the instinctual response "I have to get
out of here".
My response was:
Reich described the manner of trees dying from atmospheric DOR, from the top down and from the outermost tips of the branches inward, as indicating the atmosphere was the source of the problem. In eastern North America and in Europe, this type of illness, affecting whole forests, is usually attributed to acid rain caused by pollution from oil and coal, but it often occurs where the Ph of the rainwater is normal. In German it is called "waldsturben", or "forest death". A book published in Switzerland, The Petkau Effect, confirms Reich's hypothesis that radioactivity is the main cause.