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A Reflection on Dr. Karl Fossum

A Reflection on Dr. Karl Fossum

Dr. Karl Fossum, psychiatrist and longtime member of IOS, passed away in February, 2017. He was a good-natured man with an exultant smile and a wisdom that commanded respect. With the exception of this last year, Dr. Fossum regularly participated in IOS meetings, which were held in Dr. Morton Herskowitz’s house in Philadelphia. I enjoyed [...]

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Victor Tausk, His “Influencing Machine,” and Wilhelm Reich

Victor Tausk, His “Influencing Machine,” and Wilhelm Reich

In several of his writings, Wilhelm Reich mentions the name of Dr.Victor Tausk, referring to him as a brilliant psychiatrist with deep insight into psychiatric illnesses and one of the few, active psychiatrists in the psychoanalytic society of his time. Victor Tausk Reich specifies that Tausk’s (1919) paper, “The Origin of the Influencing Machine in [...]

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The Oranur Experiment “Alone”

The Oranur Experiment “Alone”

On April 3rd 1952, Dr. Wilhelm Reich recorded about 10 minutes of speech in the student’s laboratory at the Orgonon in Maine. This speech followed a period of an experiment that Reich called the “Oranur” experiment. Dr. Reich reported the process of this experiment and the conclusions that were derived as a result. This experiment [...]

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Branches of Orgonomy and a Question to our Readers

Branches of Orgonomy and a Question to our Readers

Orgonomy grew in the womb of psychoanalysis. Dr. Reich considered his work as an extension of Freud’s libido theory. Freud proposed three major psychoanalytic theories: Libido theory (the theory of psychosexual energy). Topographic theory (the theory of the conscious and the unconscious). Structural theory (the theory of the id, ego, and superego). Freud’s students one [...]

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Fascistic Irrationalism <br /> “Let There be Peace on Earth”

Fascistic Irrationalism
“Let There be Peace on Earth”

“Let There be Peace on Earth” The atrocities that we are witnessing today–the destruction of cities, mass murders, people fleeing war-torn countries for unknown destinations–have recurred throughout history and are not much different from the atrocities that Reich described during both World Wars. Reich explained that this violence and destruction was a consequence of denying [...]

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Bill Cosby and Paraphilia: A Psychological and Orgonomic Analysis

Bill Cosby and Paraphilia: A Psychological and Orgonomic Analysis

William Henry “Bill” Cosby Jr., the American standup comedian, actor, author and activist, has been an icon in American show business and brought laughter to millions of people during the many years of his television career. However, beginning in 2013, allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced when several women accused him of drugging and raping them [...]

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May God Save this Country from Enemies, Famine and Lies

May God Save this Country from Enemies, Famine and Lies

After the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in which several young school children and their teachers were killed, I wrote about psychological illness that may cause this type of violent and unpredictable behavior in my article, Sandy Hook elementary School tragedy. In response, a reader recently sent a comment, questioning the authenticity of this story [...]

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Wilhelm Reich, Biologist.

Wilhelm Reich, Biologist.

Harvard University press recently released a catalogue copy of a new book written by James Strick, PhD on Reich's bion experiments. The title of the book is Wilhelm Reich, biologist. This book is written on Reich's bion experiments soon to be published by Harvard University press. The catalogue states: Wilhelm Reich, Biologist James E. Strick [...]

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XVI World Congress of Psychiatry – Schizophrenia from orgonomic perspective

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Schizophrenia: An Orgonomic Perspective

Schizophrenia: An Orgonomic Perspective

This article is partially based on the lecture I presented at the Orgonomic Conference in Italy on October 4, 2013. In Reich’s book (1952), Reich Speaks of Freud, which includes the transcript of an interview between Dr. Wilhelm Reich and Dr. Kurt Eissler, Reich states: In 1929 – I think it was then – I [...]

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Report on International Conference on Orgonomy, October 4 – 6, Rome, Italy

Report on International Conference on Orgonomy, October 4 – 6, Rome, Italy

The Italian Association of Orgonomy hosted the International Conference on Orgonomy in Rome last month, October 4-6. Several international speakers were invited, including four IOS members: Conny Huthsteiner, M.D. Philip Bennett, PhD. Hugh Brenner, FPNP. and Stephan Simonian, M.D. The conference was launched with Dr. Morton Herskowitz’s videotaped keynote address. Herskowitz, who is now 95 [...]

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The Tragic Life, Depression and Suicide of Mindy McCready – Post-mortem analysis

The Tragic Life, Depression and Suicide of Mindy McCready – Post-mortem analysis

On February 17, 2013, the U.S. media reported the suicide of country singer, Mindy McCready. She was once known to be a Nashville superstar, but reportedly addiction, arrest, and her boyfriend’s death culminated in her suicide at age 37. She suffered from long-standing problems, according to recent newspaper and magazine articles, and had a poor [...]

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