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Readers also enjoyed. About Wilhelm Reich. Wilhelm Reich. Jewish Austrian-American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. Reich was a respected analyst for much of his life, focusing on character structure, rather than on individual neurotic symptoms.
He promoted adolescent sexuality, the availability of contraceptives and abortion, and the importance for women of economic independence. Synthesizing material from psychoanalysis, cultural anthropology, economics, Jewish Austrian-American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. Synthesizing material from psychoanalysis, cultural anthropology, economics, sociology, and ethics, his work influenced writers such as Alexander Lowen, Fritz Perls, Paul Goodman, Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, A.
Neill, and William Burroughs. He was also a controversial figure, who came to be viewed by the psychoanalytic establishment as having gone astray or as having succumbed to mental illness.
His work on the link between human sexuality and neuroses emphasized "orgastic potency" as the foremost criterion for psycho-physical health. He said he had discovered a form of energy, which he called "orgone," that permeated the atmosphere and all living matter, and he built "orgone accumulators," which his patients sat inside to harness the energy for its reputed health benefits.
It was this work, in particular, that cemented the rift between Reich and the psychoanalytic establishment. I do not know. With the world in turmoil I now feel that a boy your age should experience what is coming his way—fully digest it without getting a "belly ache", so to speak, nor getting off the right track of truth, fact, honesty, fair play, and being above board— never a sneak He applied for a presidential pardon in May, to no avail.
Peter visited him in jail several times, where one prisoner said Reich was known as the "flying saucer guy" and the "Sex Box man". His last letter to his son was on 22 October , when he said he was looking forward to being released on 10 November, having served one third of his sentence.
A parole hearing had been scheduled for a few days before that date. He wrote that he and Peter had a date for a meal at the Howard Johnson restaurant near Peter's school.
Reich failed to appear for roll call on 3 November and was found at 7 a. The prison doctor said he had died during the night of "myocardial insufficiency with sudden heart failure". He had left instructions that there was to be no religious ceremony, but that a record should be played of Schubert's "Ave Maria" sung by Marian Anderson , and that his granite headstone should read simply: "Wilhelm Reich, Born March 24, , Died Time magazine wrote on 18 November Wilhelm Reich, 60, once-famed psychoanalyst, associate and follower of Sigmund Freud, founder of the Wilhelm Reich Foundation, lately better known for unorthodox sex and energy theories; of a heart attack; in Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary, Pa; where he was serving a two-year term for distributing his invention, the "orgone energy accumulator" in violation of the Food and Drug Act , a telephone-booth-size device that supposedly gathered energy from the atmosphere, and could cure, while the patient sat inside, common colds, cancer, and impotence.
The psychoanalyst Richard Sterba wrote in that Reich had been a brilliant clinician and teacher in the s; even the older analysts had wanted to attend his technical seminars in Vienna. There were inaccurate rumours from the late s that he had been hospitalized. Similarly, Sandor Rado had Reich as an analyst and in declared him schizophrenic "in the most serious way". Reich's daughter, Lore Reich Rubin, a psychiatrist , speculated that he suffered from bipolar disorder and may have been sexually abused as a child.
Sharaf argued that psychoanalysts tended to dismiss as ill anyone from within the fold who had transgressed, and this was never done so relentlessly as with Reich. His work was split into the pre-psychotic "good" and the post-psychotic "bad", the date of the illness's onset depending on which parts of his work a speaker disliked.
Psychoanalysts preferred to see him as sane in the s because of his work on character, while political radicals regarded him as sane in the s because of his Marxist-oriented research. He wrote in that for years he and his friends regarded Reich as "something akin to a messiah". Bell started teaching a course on Reich in at New York University through its Division of Continuing Study, and it was still being taught at the time Sharaf was writing Reich's biography in , making it the longest-running course ever taught in that division.
Reich continued to influence popular culture after his death. Turner writes that the evil Dr. Durand Durand in the feature film Barbarella seems to be based on Reich; he places Barbarella Jane Fonda in his Excessive Machine so that she would die of pleasure, but rather than killing her the machine burns out.
An orgone accumulator made an appearance as the Orgasmatron in Woody Allen 's comedy feature film Sleeper The use of orgone accumulators, a cloudbuster and representations of Reich's orgone therapy with patients, together with a snapshot of the FDA's hostile actions against Reich were dramatised in a short film called 'It Can Be Done', which was made by British director Jon East in Patti Smith 's "Birdland" on her album Horses is based on Reich's life. Reich is also a character in the opera Marilyn by Italian composer Lorenzo Ferrero.
Kate Bush 's single " Cloudbusting " described Reich's arrest through the eyes of his son, Peter, who wrote his father's story in A Book of Dreams The mainstream scientific community dismissed Reich's orgone theory as pseudoscience. From , apparently in response to the book burning, the New York publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux began republishing his major works.
In one of his associates, Dr. Elsworth Baker, established the bi-annual Journal of Orgonomy , still published as of , and in founded the American College of Orgonomy in Princeton, New Jersey. There was renewed interest in November , when the Reich archives at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard University were unsealed; Reich had left instructions that his unpublished papers be stored for 50 years after his death. Speaking to Christopher Turner in , Reich's son, Peter, said of his father, "He was a nineteenth-century scientist; he wasn't a twentieth-century scientist.
He didn't practice science the way scientists do today. He was a nineteenth-century mind who came crashing into twentieth-century America. And boom! Harry Guntrip , " James Strick historian of science , "In and again in , officers of the U. This was one of the most heinous acts of censorship in U. Christopher Turner , "Paul Federn, who had lobbied to exclude Reich from the executive committee since the late twenties, now went so far as to label him a psychopath who slept with all his female patients.
Rain continued throughout the night, and a rainfall of 0. Henry H. Bauer , "Reich's personal charisma seems to have misled some number of people into taking his 'science' seriously. His outward behavior was not inconsistent with that of a mainstream scientific investigator. In the light of everyday common sense rather than of deep technical knowledge, his ideas could seem highly defensible. For those who lack familiarity with the real science of matters Reich dealt with, why would orgone be less believable than black holes, a bounded yet infinite universe, or "dark matter" Jon E.
Roeckelein psychologist , "The current consensus of scientific opinion is that Reich's orgone theory is basically a psychoanalytic system gone awry, and is an approach that represents something most ludicrous and totally dismissible. For Perls, Lowen and Janov: Sharaf , p. For orgastic potency and neurosis, Corrington , p.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from The Function of the Orgasm. Austrian-American psychoanalyst. For the White Town song, see Women in Technology album. Dobzau , Austria-Hungary present-day Ukraine. Character analysis muscular armour orgastic potency vegetotherapy Freudo-Marxism orgone. Further information: Orgastic potency. Further information: Die Funktion des Orgasmus.
Further information: Character Analysis. Important figures. Important works. Schools of thought. Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. See also. Child psychoanalysis Depth psychology Psychodynamics Psychoanalytic theory. Further information: Vegetotherapy.
Further information: Spontaneous generation and Abiogenesis. Further information: Orgone. Further information: Orgonon. Further information: Cloudbuster. Orgone chair. Prognose und Libidotheorie".
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