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Wilhelm Reich Documentary: Final Post-Production

Wilhelm Reich Documentary: Final Post-Production

Article by Editor

Hello.  This is Jim Strick, author of the 2015 Harvard University Press book, Wilhelm Reich, Biologist. Research on that book was one of the most exciting detective stories I was ever privileged to be a part of.  For those who’ve read my book, I can only hope that some of the thrill comes through of working […]

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

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

Article by Stephan Simonian M.D.

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”

Article by Stephan Simonian M.D.

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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Wilhelm Reich Documentary Film Project: Edit Phase

Wilhelm Reich Documentary Film Project: Edit Phase

Article by Kevin Hinchey

WILHELM REICH DOCUMENTARY FILM PROJECT:   In Production Since January 2015 in the United States and Europe   Now Seeking Finishing Funds for Editing & Post-Production   In the fall of 2014, "Phase One:  Production" of this documentary was funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised $187,002 from hundreds of supporters in North America, South […]

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Orgone Energy: Theoretical and Practical Implications

Orgone Energy: Theoretical and Practical Implications

Article by Kevin Hinchey

The following is a transcription of the lecture given by Dr Kevin Hinchey at the Institute for Orgonomic Science Conference on April 11, 2015 at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. When Harry called me couple months ago asked me to present I was a little reluctant, I am not a scientist, I am not a […]

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Who was Wilhelm Reich and what is orgonomy?

Who was Wilhelm Reich and what is orgonomy?

Article by Dr. Harry Lewis

The following is a transcription of the lecture given by Dr Harry Lewis at the Institute for Orgonomic Science Conference on April 11, 2015 at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. I’m pretty much the only orgonomist working in New York City these days; which tells you something about the state of Orgonomy! But there are […]

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Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957)

Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957)

Article by Phillip W. Bennett PhD

Editor's note: The following is a concise but informative biography of Dr. Wilhelm Reich's life and work, originally published by the Institute for Orgonomic Science (IOS) on their website, http://www.orgonomicscience.org. We would like to express our gratitude to the IOS and to Dr. Philip W. Bennett, author of the biography, for granting us permission to […]

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Wilhelm Reich Documentary Film Project

Wilhelm Reich Documentary Film Project

Article by Editor

By James Strick, Ph.D. An excellent documentary film about Reich has been written by filmmaker Kevin Hinchey and is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. Go to this link to learn about the film and to donate: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/25874147/wilhelm-reich-documentary-film-project/ Here is your chance to get behind a really constructive contribution to bringing Reich’s science to a new […]

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Wilhelm Reich, Biologist.

Wilhelm Reich, Biologist.

Article by Stephan Simonian M.D.

Harvard University press recently released a catalogue copy of a new book written by James Strick, PhD on Reich&#39s bion experiments. The title of the book is Wilhelm Reich, biologist. This book is written on Reich&#39s bion experiments soon to be published by Harvard University press. The catalogue states: Wilhelm Reich, Biologist James E. Strick […]

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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

Article by Stephan Simonian M.D.

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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Cyber Attack on JPOT

Cyber Attack on JPOT

Article by Stephan Simonian M.D.

For a period of about ten days, our readers may have noticed that this website was not online. Any attempt to load the homepage and its articles led to nothing but an empty space and flashing announcement at the top of page, stating, “Hacked by MSA Baba Hacker.” After initial disbelief and shock, we soon […]

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A Tour Through <em>Adventures in the Orgasmatron</em>

A Tour Through Adventures in the Orgasmatron

Article by Stephan Simonian M.D.

A non-fiction title about sexual politics called Adventures in the Orgasmatron: How the Sexual Revolution Came to America was published last year. Wilhelm Reich’s life and his theories are a prominent part of this book. Author, Christopher Turner is a writer for the Guardian newspaper. Farrar, Straus and Giroux published the book. Christopher Turner Turner […]

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A HYBRID IN-PERSON/ONLINE CONFERENCE – AUGUST 2 TO 5, 2022

The Living Body: Wilhelm Reich’s Influence on Contemporary Psychotherapies

 

In pursuing the development of psychosomatic medicine and an energetic model of health which respected the importance of psyche and soma equally, Wilhelm Reich created the foundation for what ultimately came to be known as the fields of Body Psychotherapy, Somatic Psychology and others.

Building upon the conference we presented in the summer of 2021, Wilhelm Reich and Psychoanalysis, the goal of this conference is to map the field of body-centered therapy today. Speakers from the Americas, Europe and Australia, representing Reich’s Orgone Therapy as well as a variety of schools which are heirs to Reich such as Radix, Bioenergetics, Biodynamic Therapy, Biosynthesis, Gestalt, Navarro, Core Energetics and other modalities based in important ways on his approach, will present and describe their respective theories, training processes and therapeutic methods.

Historians will present an overview of Reich’s evolution from psychoanalysis to character analysis, to the more body-centered character analytic vegetotherapy, and beyond.

By exploring this field through the common denominator, the theories and techniques developed by Wilhelm Reich, we hope to generate interaction and exchanges and highlight the similarities, differences and relationships between traditions.

With so many schools of therapy represented, there are bound to be some differences of opinion about theory and practice. By bringing them together, we hope to give participants a comprehensive overview of the field and build bridges between individuals and groups who have much in common and might benefit from direct, respectful interaction with one another.

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