The Wilhelm Reich Museum is offering a unique opportunity to participate in a conference July 9 – 13, 2018: A reading and discussion of Wilhelm Reich’s book The Function of the Orgasm: The Discovery of the Orgone.
The Function of the Orgasm was Reich’s seminal description of his work with energy, the bio-energy he called orgone energy. It summarizes his clinical and scientific work with the human organism. From his first contact with Sigmund Freud, through his psychiatric clinical work, to his laboratory experiments, The Function of the Orgasm describes how Reich recognized and came to understand the fundamental nature of the orgone, or bio-energy.
Alexander Lowen, M.D., innovator of Bioenergetic Analysis, developed from his association with Reich as student, client, and supervisee, proclaimed Reich “was the most brilliant man I ever met.”
Little recognized and
Reich’s work with energy
offers a historically
significant solution to the
physiology and psychology
through the energetic
processes offers a glimpse
into a new paradigm of science. A new paradigm that investigates natural energies, not just commercially valuable energy; and, a science that recognizes and heals the split, or disconnect between subjective experience and “objective” empirical investigation. This reflects the widespread, little recognized split between thinking and feeling, fundamental to dysfunction.
The Function of the Orgasm is a must read for anyone interested in the origins of body-psychotherapy, and the role and nature of energy and energetic processes in the human animal. Although written during the 1930s, like much of Reich’s work, it contains insights and understandings novel and relevant to our distressed 21st Century.
Additionally, The Function of the Orgasm is Reich’s foundational work for his important, but virtually un-recognized contributions in sociology (The Mass Psychology of Fascism), biology, and physical and environmental science.
Daily discussion will be led by students and scholars of the Reich work, as directed by Dr. James Strick, The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust, Director, and author of Wilhelm Reich, Biologist.
More info and registration: (207) 864-3443 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
AN URGENT CALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT
The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust has put out an
urgent request for financial help. The continuing
existence of the Reich Museum is at risk. It would
be tragic to lose such an historic asset that uniquely
preserves much of Wilhelm Reich’s life and work.
The greater value of Reich’s work may end up
being lost. If Reich was fully appreciated, his
stature and recognition in science would be with
Einstein, Tesla, and Freud.
Please contribute what you can, and plan a visit to the Reich Museum of Rangeley, Maine, before it is lost.
NEW BOOK: WILHELM REICH, BIOLOGIST
A new book from Harvard University Press by
James E. Strick: Wilhelm Reich, Biologist
Psychoanalyst, political theorist, pioneer of body
therapies, prophet of the sexual revolution--all fitting
titles, but Wilhelm Reich has never been recognized
as a serious laboratory scientist, despite his
experimentation with bioelectricity and unicellular
Wilhelm Reich, Biologist is an eye-opening
reappraisal of one of twentieth-century science's
most controversial figures--perhaps the only writer
whose scientific works were burned by both the Nazis
and the U.S. government. Refuting allegations of
"pseudoscience" that have long dogged Reich's
research, James Strick argues that Reich's lab
experiments in the mid-1930s represented the cutting
edge of light microscopy and time-lapse micro-
cinematography and deserve to be taken seriously as
legitimate scientific contributions.
Reich's experimental findings and interpretations were considered discredited, but not because of shoddy lab technique, as has often been claimed. Scientific opposition to Reich's experiments, Strick contends, grew out of resistance to his unorthodox sexual theories and his Marxist political leanings.
Find our more: http://wilhelmreichbiologist.org/