Michelle Hood is a photographer, artist, and owner of LitetheLight.com, making orgone energy pyramids and other tools for restoring harmonic balance to the earth and all living things.Alanis.com: How did this all start for you, Michelle? How did you go from photography to pyramids?
Michelle: It started with my interest in frequency. In the summer of 2011, a friend asked if I had heard about this “stuff” called orgonite? She said that when you throw it into the ocean, the dolphins come. That instantly caught my attention—I had an instant draw and a feeling of recognition. I started researching orgone/orgonite right away. I spent nine months reading everything I could find and interviewing people. I was intending to do it as a hobby, but it became much more than that, for sure.
A lot of people ask me, “What are your secrets behind these mysterious pyramids?” But the truth is that there is a lot of research and information online that enables people to understand orgonite, and even instructions for making your own unique creations, for those who want to do that.
Alanis.com: What exactly is orgonite? And what is the difference between orgonite and orgone energy?
Michelle: Orgonite is a combination of crystal and metal in resin, and it is based on Wilhelm Reich’s scientific research culminating in the existence of what he termed orgone energy. Torsion field and zero point energy has evolved out of Reich’s research. To this crystal-metal-resin recipe, I have added sacred symbols—sacred geometry—to further amp up the healing frequencies.
Orgone energy is similar to what the ancients have called prana, chi, or universal energy. Orgone is created by layering organic and inorganic materials that are able to harness this vital life force energy and amplify it so you can actually feel a sensation with it. In 2000, Carol Croft is attributed with adding crystals to the mix. In doing so, the crystal matrix is locked in an amplified state of its own frequency. The encased metal filters the negative frequencies. This combination creates a high-frequency output and a negative-frequency filter all in one piece. The metals I use are copper, stainless steal, and zinc.
As I describe on my website, when orgonite is within range of a source of negative energy (like electromagnetic frequencies—EMFs), it will efficiently and continuously transform it into positive energy.
Alanis.com: Although there is a lot more awareness today than ever before about EMFs and other stressful frequencies, please clarify. What are we really dealing with?
Michelle: I’m very concerned about the digital and inorganic frequency soup we live in. Even in 2011 when I began my research it wasn’t as extreme as it is now. For starters, there are all the electrical grids, cell towers, satellites beaming down on us, as well as GWEN towers, which is the Ground Wave Emergency Network that the government says they’ll only use in an emergency. There is HAARP— the U.S. defense system’s High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program based in Alaska that analyzes the ionosphere. Its antennas shoot powerful and heating radio waves straight up into the atmosphere. And then there are all of the devices and appliances we have inside our homes.
Living beings—people, animals, trees, other plants—don’t do well near these frequency blasters. The frequencies are incoherent with the planet and its life forms. People are sicker, not sleeping well, depressed, anxious, worn down. It is a real concern. I saw that orgone energy was one way to offset some of the harmful effects of technological fallout.
Alanis.com: How do you test the effectiveness of your pyramids?
Michelle: I have a Trifield 100XE EMF Meter that I use to test the effectiveness of the orgone pieces that I make. The meter confirms that the pyramids do in fact substantially mitigate and sometimes completely eliminate radio microwaves being emitted by wifi boosters, computers, TVs, etc. If you have a pyramid in your home or office, you still get clear reception, but it offsets a lot of the swampy frequencies that aren’t really helping anyone.
GOING INSIDE THE PYRAMIDS
Alanis.com: What are your favorite crystals or minerals for use in the pyramids?
Michelle: I use dozens of the most beautiful healing crystals and stones on Earth, and I love them all. But I would say my current favorites are Arkansas quartz, Sacred Lemurian, and Himalayan quartz crystal. There is a complete list on my website of the different minerals I work with, along with their primary healing properties.
To bridge the science with the spiritual aspects, crystals are like windows of light anchoring in higher planetary frequencies and possibly frequencies from other dimensions. They are powerful frequency enhancers. One of my teachers described the pyramids as “creating spatial vortexes of light energy that rejuvenate and regenerate.” In this way, they may support optimal health in the human body and in nature.
Alanis.com: Tell us about the sacred symbols that you use and incorporate.
Michelle: I’ve chosen six of the most potent and auspicious symbols I know of—Buddha’s Wheel of Dharma, The Flower of Life, the Gnosa (a Reiki symbol), Metatron’s Cube, the ancient Hindu OM symbol, and the Buddhist Sri Yantra.
One of my teachers instructed me to draw out the sacred symbols myself, indicating that I was not to copy them. I needed to do this to maintain the integrity of the symbols and their frequencies. So I took the time to really do it. It all comes back to that same ethos: Do your research, know your tools, there are no short cuts. My experience is that working with integrity allows me to be clear, and in doing so the true essence of the crystals can manifest through the orgone devices without distortion.
Alanis.com: Was the pyramid shape of your orgonite also inspired by Wilhelm Reich’s theories? Or was that your own inspiration?
Michelle: It was just no question that it was going to be pyramids. I can’t explain it, but I just knew. Although I had some understanding about the power of pyramids, I also did a lot of research on this aspect and discovered more about how significant they are to anchoring in and expanding healing frequencies all over the planet.
For anyone interested, there is a page on my website featuring a summary of the Russian Pyramid Research led by Dr. Alexander Golod, PhD., along with links to learn more. Also, Patrick Flanagan, who wrote Pyramid Power, has been a huge influence in a multitude of ways on this subject. His work is worth investigating.
Alanis.com: Do you always begin with a predetermined plan when making pyramids—deciding in advance which mineral, symbol, and metal you’ll be blending?
Michelle: The pyramids, which I make by hand, usually come together in one of three ways. Sometimes I have an idea of how a particular piece should look and just go for it. And other times, I will stand over the mold and can’t do anything. I have to wait. This might go on for one day or sometimes three or four days, even a week, until there is a flow. And then there are the accidents, which often end up being the most amazing pieces. I know I am accessing some kind of ancient knowledge, but I couldn’t accurately verbalize this.
Alanis.com: Your pyramids are made in three sizes. Are the large pyramids more effective than the medium and small ones?
Michelle: I get this question a lot. It is very interesting because size can matter and also not matter at all. One woman bought a small pyramid containing an amethyst, and I received a two-page testimonial on what happened after she took it home, said a little prayer, and used it to clear any negative or deleterious energies in her house. She felt the shift and was totally happy. On the other hand, if somebody lives near a big tower grid, I would say get a larger pyramid that houses quartz crystal—any kind of quartz or “cubicly” structured stone is a massive amplifier.
By the way, the small is 2” x 2” x 1.75” high; the medium is 3” x 3” x 2.75” high ; and the large is 4.5” x 4.5” x 4” high.
I also make extra-larger sizes. I currently have several 6,” 7,” and 8” pyramids, as well as “giant pyramids” that are roughly 10”-12” and about 20-25lbs. These are more expensive pieces that take a lot of time to create. They are extremely powerful, especially if you are a sensitive. People can contact me through the site for this custom work.
Alanis.com: What is the first thing a person should do when they get a pyramid—what are the operating instructions?
Michelle: Step one is clearing and charging the pyramid crystal, then tuning into it for the greatest possible assistance.
- Place your pyramid in direct sunlight for 20-30 minutes. Or clear your pyramid by bathing it in healing sounds, such as sound bells, tuning forks, or classical music.
- Tune into and connect with your crystal. Two very simple ways to do this are to hold the pyramid close to your heart and mindfully connect, or to envision an infinity sign (a figure 8) between the crystal and your heart.
- Set an intention. The crystal will assist you as long as it is in alignment with your highest and best, with no harm to anyone else.
An important side note: The pyramids that I make are not designed to be left outside for any great lengths of time because I use an environmentally-friendly resin that doesn’t do well in harsh weather. If you need something on the outside of your home, you can get tower busters online, which are made of a heartier resin. I know someone who put these by her fruit trees in the fall and the next spring she had five times the amount of fruit! Trees and the plant kingdom love orgone devices of any kind!
Alanis.com: Who are the biggest fans of your pyramids? And how are they finding you?
Michelle: It is amazing to me how many different types of people gravitate to the pyramids. Men and women of every age group and vocation. And children really love the magical qualities of the pyramids. Some people find me through their own online searching, often looking for EMF protection—but then a whole other world opens up for them. And there are also about twenty-five stores that now that carry my pyramids.
The majority of the people getting the pyramids are those I would label as “healers,” although there are so many kinds of healers! Energy medicine practitioners, bodyworkers, chiropractors, acupuncturists, intuitives and psychics, therapists and coaches—and others. People who meditate love the pyramids because they feel that their meditations are deeper and that it’s easier to maintain that equanimity. Trainers and other fitness-focused people who want support with regeneration and pain-relief. I have housewives (and househusbands) inquiring because they have heard about the need to minimize wifi radiation. Some veterinarians have them in their offices. I have a friend who is an airline pilot who flies with his pyramid. And I have other friends that fly with theirs to reduce the impact of the radiation. So it is all walks of life, and I am really grateful. If I help one person, it really does make it all worthwhile.
MORE HEALING BENEFITS
Alanis.com: What are some of the other benefits of having a pyramid?
Michelle: People sleep better with the pyramids. But where the pyramid is placed at night is a very individual thing. There is a very psychic and energetically sensitive man I know who loves his pyramid, including how it affects his sleep. But the energy was too strong to have in his bedroom at night, so he moved it to another room—still benefiting from it but with the buffer zone that he needed. Other people like to sleep with their pyramid very close to their beds.
There is such a variety of ways the pyramids can be used. I’ve received emails and phone calls from people who describe pain relief from placing their pyramid (base-end to body) directly on their body. A friend of mine rests the pyramid on top of his glass of water for a few minutes and swears that the water tastes better every time.
The pyramids are tools to help us hold a more harmonic space. To put it in practical terms, a screwdriver is helpful if you need a screwdriver. A hammer is helpful when you need to pound in a nail. The pyramids are helpful tools when you want to alleviate the EMFs from cellphones, wifi towers, and the like. They’re not necessarily going to make you enlightened, but they are certainly going to give you breathing room where you can do your meditation, rest more easily, or just relax more knowing that your home is a healthier environment.
From the feedback I receive from people, as well as my own experience, cats, dogs, and other pets are also drawn to the pyramids and like hanging around them. I think that’s a good sign.
BEAUTY, ART & HIGHER ENERGIES
Alanis.com: The pyramids look like works of art and not just EMF-busting tools. What influences the artisanship?
Michelle: I knew that if I was going to do this, they had to be beautiful. I was a photographer for 25 years and a poetry major in college, so an appreciation for beauty and how it can touch somebody’s soul is foundational for me.
Alanis.com: How does your artistic nature influence your approach to working with the crystals, specifically?
Michelle: It’s about honoring—honoring the wind, honoring fire, honoring the water, honoring the earth, honoring the stars. Making the pyramids in a beautiful form was my way of honoring the crystals. I feel like I am working in partnership with the crystal kingdom, and the crystal kingdom is working in partnership with the planet herself. The crystals and the planet are absolutely interwoven. They come from Mother Earth and are divine activators that purify frequencies. One of the ways I honor the crystals is by clearing and charging them with the intent of the highest outcome before I begin making the pyramids, like I described earlier. I believe this activates a kind of divine essence within the crystal.
And for those who believe in the interconnectedness and aliveness of all things…
All the crystals that I use, on some level, agree to be of service in this use. And they all know that one day the resin will break down and they will be free. So it’s important to me that I tune into with which ones want to do this—want to be a part of the orgonite—and which ones don’t.
Alanis.com: Do the pyramids help to foster peace and calm in people and places?
Michelle: Yes! One of the areas I’m most interested in is how orgonite divinitizes the spaces and people using it. I remember attending an event in Central Park years ago when the Dalai Lama was visiting. You could feel the peace and the higher energy radiating from someone who was operating at a higher frequency and how it actually brought everything up. Orgonite—the pyramids—emit harmonic and uplifting frequencies as well. It isn’t like a high and low temperature that meets in the middle. High frequencies actually lift the lower frequencies up without lowering at all.
Alanis.com: Do you have resources for teaching people how to use the pyramids?
Michelle: As we speak, I’m putting together educational materials to teach people how to work with the pyramids in ways that go beyond blocking EMFs, as important as that is. There are simple yet profound applications. For example, for people who want to use the pyramids for healing work on themselves or others, one extremely powerful method of use is to take four pyramids (even the smalls ones) and place one in each of the four corners: north, south, east, and west to create a space you can sit or stand within. If you have a cell phone with a compass, you can use that to determine your true directions. If you’re lucky enough to have a patch of grass outside where you can do this in the sun and with the earth beneath your feet, the effects are even stronger. Plus, the limited exposure to the sun is another chance to charge the pyramids. Either indoors or outdoors, when you stand in the middle of the pyramids, you are going to feel the higher frequencies. And it creates a strong healing environment for doing energy work of any kind. Of course, you can also do a variation on this with three pyramids to form a triangle.
Alanis.com: Who are your mentors as it relates to your work with the pyramids?
Michelle: I was fortunate enough to be raised by a mother who was not only open to but really involved in metaphysics, and she still is. She is definitely the most influential person when it comes to creating an environment where curiosity, expanded awareness, and life-affirming solutions are welcomed.
In addition to my mom, there are actually several amazing people who have influenced and inspired my work in a variety of ways—Gabriel Goldrain, William Linville, Dr. Randall Robirds, Nigel Taylor, Raymon Grace, and Dannion Brinkley, to name a few. Each one of them has contributed to expanding my conscious understanding of the seen and unseen in a deeper way.
I am looking forward to studying with Maria Wheatley next. She also happens to be a big fan of the pyramids. Maria is a second-generation dowser and authority on the geodetic system of earth energies and reference points used to map the earth. She is a keeper of the sacred knowledge of the earth’s meridians … fascinating.
CHARGING PLATES AND PENDANTS
Alanis.com: Do you make orgonite tools in forms other than the pyramid?
Michelle: I make pendants, which are primarily sold in stores, and there is some information on my website about them. And I also make charging plates that are not yet featured on my site. At this point, they are a custom-order only item that has been word-of-mouth so far. The charging plates are pretty cool. They emit a softer but still very healing energy. I put it on top of my water pitcher, or place the pitcher on top of it, between twenty minutes to an hour to help structure the water. You can put your grocery bags right on the plate for ten minutes or so after coming home from the store and just amp up the frequency of your food. One woman put the plate under her bed after a surgery, and she experienced a quick and full recovery. I have no way of knowing if the plate contributed to her fast healing, but it might have helped a little.
There is one other story that made my heart leap when I found out about it. I sent one of my first charging plates to Alma, the owner of a store in Sandpoint, Idaho. It’s called Inquire Within, one of the very first stores to carry the pyramids. I needed feedback on the effectiveness of the charging plates, and so I asked Alma if she would experiment. She invited seven people to the store to explore the potential rejuvenation capabilities, with everyone sitting in chairs in a circle and taking turns putting their bare feet on the plate. One of the women in the group had diabetes and little to no feeling in her feet. Within the first 15 minutes, she sensed something in her feet, and so she asked Alma if she could come back again the next day. I received a testimonial from Alma about this lovely woman saying that she could feel her shoes for the first time in 18 years. Again, I can’t know for certain how much the plate helped to bring back the feeling in her feet, and I can’t promise or guarantee results like this, but I’m so happy when I learn of breakthroughs like hers.
Alanis.com: Can people custom order their pyramids and pendants, selecting the type of crystal, the type of metal, and the specific sacred symbol they would like?
Michelle: Yes! I do take special orders. And often people ask me to choose for them, which I happily do. However, I also encourage them to see what they are most drawn to, because I think it’s important to trust yourself.
Alanis.com: In closing, what are you most excited about right now in your work?
Michelle: I was divinely guided to create and “gift” specific giant pyramids to the leaders of particular indigenous tribes located in strategic points across the earth. I am doing this in an effort to offset the intensity of some of the coming earth changes. One has already been placed and another is close.
I have also gifted to places like orphanages in Africa and other locations around the world. There is an extensive list on the litethelight.com site for anyone interested.
Alanis.com: Thank you, Michelle, for your time, enthusiasm, and care.
Michelle: Thank you for the opportunity to share this information.