In energy psychology approaches we work with subtle energy in its informational signalling functions, rather than direct work with the tissues as in bio-energetic and other forms of body psychotherapy. But what is the 'energy' in 'energy psychology'? There have been many names - such as: Chi, Prana, Life Energy, Bioelectrical Energy, Libido, Eros, Animal Magnetism - but the most highly developed of these concepts is that of Wilhelm Reich, the psychoanalyst* who discovered 'orgone energy' (the name alluding to the energy of orgasm) and explored it in the human body, as well as in biological and societal systems, and in the wider cosmos.Whilst appearing somewhat like a kind of biological electricity, Reich found that orgone energy has a range of strange characteristics. These include the following:
Welz' observations of of remote action of orgone energy through a structural link provide the core principle around which many diverse phenomena (that are not congruent with conventional paradigms) can be understood - traditional forms of 'magic', remote healing, healing effects of prayer, telepathy, etc. More information about Welz' work and devices**can be found on his websites, such as:
Other experiments support Welz' observations. For example, in his book The Heart's Code, Paul Pearsall  reports an experiment carried out in 1993 under the auspices of the US army. Cells were taken from inside the mouth of a volunteer and were then placed in a test tube and connected to a polygraph. Then the volunteer was taken to another room and shown a film with many violent scenes. As he watched these, the cells in the other room showed signs of extreme excitation. This effect occurred even when the cells were 50 miles away from the person, and even after two days from the time they were taken. Thus the cells remained informationally and energetically connected to the donor despite gaps in space and time - illustrating the non-local 'action at a distance' recognised in quantum physics.
Wilhelm Reich's groundbreaking insights and observations regarding orgone energy and its negentropic nature remain seminal*. They are highly relevant to the combination of information and energy that we encounter and work with in the various modalities of energy psychology. Moreover, his discernment of 'deadly orgone' [DOR] within the human body and character structure has much in common with the energy psychological observation of 'reversed energy', as well as Freud's original postulation of a deep tension between life and death instincts. Referring to characterological armour as 'sequestered DOR energy' - the 'dead stale bio-energy' - he wrote of the 'negative therapeutic reaction' as driven by a fear arising from a sharpened awareness of this sequestered realm*** [see the section on the Emotional Desert, in Wilhelm Reich: Selected Writings]. Fortunately, the modern energy psychology modalities appear to make alleviation of the 'stale energy' of character armour considerably easier than the methods available to Reich.
Charles Kelley's excellent summary of Reich's findings on orgone energy can be found here
*However, the vast majority of psychoanalysts do not accept Reich's orgone theory - although his work on Character Structure was well recieved.
**Welz' devices are not sold as medical products and are not intended to treat any illness or disease.
*** It is quite common for emotionally troubled people to feel that aspects of themselves are 'disgusting' - often deriving in part from a sense of containing deeply shameful qualities and of having been rejected by significant others in some profound way. However, Reich's work suggests the possibility that this feeling is also to do with an unconscious awareness of the DOR energy trapped in their system. Thus, Reich wrote in 1952: