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Conference: Wilhelm Reich & The Science of Life Energy

Conference: Wilhelm Reich & The Science of Life Energy

8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration. Coffee and light breakfast. 9:00 am – 9:30 am Welcome and introductory remarks by Conny Huthsteiner, M.D. 9:30 am – 9:45 am Introductory movie, "Man’s Right to Know" produced by Wilhelm Reich Museum. 9:45 am – 10:45 am Stephan Simonian M.D. "Evolution of psychiatric orgone therapy from psychoanalysis and […]

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The End of an Era, A Reflection on Dr. Morton Herskowitz

The End of an Era, A Reflection on Dr. Morton Herskowitz

  On Monday, August 6, 2018, members of the Institute of Orgonomic Science received the sad news that Dr. Herskowitz had passed away that morning. "He gave so much and brightened so many lives,". After this news, Dr. Harry Lewis, a member of the IOS, wrote the following:     Dr. Morton Herskowitz died, it […]

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Dr. Morton Herskowitz 100

Dr. Morton Herskowitz 100

Morton Herskowitz 100 On May 26, 2018 we celebrated Dr. Herskowitz’s 100th birthday. The celebration was held at his daughter, Robin’s home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. A few weeks before to his 100th birthday Dr. Herskowitz officially stopped his practice of psychiatry and psychiatric orgone therapy and announced his retirement. Family members, friends, students, […]

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From Freud’s Psychoanalysis to Orgone Therapy:

From Freud’s Psychoanalysis to Orgone Therapy:

The Psychiatric, Medical, and Social Consequences Orgone therapy originated from Freud’s theory of psychoanalysis and evolved into the body of knowledge that Freud himself no longer recognized as his own. Reich described the evolution of this body of knowledge in his book, Function of Orgasm. This book provides a synopsis of the development of Orgonomy […]

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Wilhelm Reich Documentary: Final Post-Production

Wilhelm Reich Documentary: Final Post-Production

On the importance of orgonomy I am a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and psychiatric Orgone therapist practicing in Glendale, CA. During my psychiatric residency, I accidently stumbled upon one of Wilhelm Reich’s books called “Reich speaks of Freud”. After reading this book as a young psychiatry resident, I developed a profound interest in Reich’s theories and therapy […]

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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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