Selected Writings: An Introduction to Orgonomy Best Read || [Wilhelm Reich]

  • Title: Selected Writings: An Introduction to Orgonomy
  • Author: Wilhelm Reich
  • ISBN: 9780374501976
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Paperback

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    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, sociology, and ethics, his work influenced writers such as Alexander Lowen, Fritz Perls, Paul Goodman, Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, A S 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.Reich, of Jewish descent and a communist, was living in Germany when Adolf Hitler came to power He fled to Scandinavia in 1933 and subsequently to the United States in 1939 In 1947, following a series of critical articles about orgone and his political views in The New Republic and Harper s, the U.S Food and Drug Administration FDA began an investigation into his claims, winning an injunction against the interstate sale of orgone accumulators Charged with contempt of court for violating the injunction, Reich conducted his own defense, which involved sending the judge all his books to read, and arguing that a court was no place to decide matters of science He was sentenced to two years in prison, and in August 1956, several tons of his publications were burned by the FDA He died of heart failure in jail just over a year later, days before he was due to apply for parole.


    Jonathan Widell
    Wilhelm Reich, a former student of Sigmund Freud, had plenty of insights that were superting He departed from Freud at a point where he thought Freud departed from his own sex teaching Reich s approach to therapy deviates from traditional psychoanalysis in three respects 1 mind cannot be separated from the body, 2 instead of just listening, the analyst adopts a proactive role, and 3 the transference that the patient may feel for the analyst is negative because the analyst has to break through [...]

    Heather Benson
    An excellent follow up to Freudian theory Totally recommend

    TL Brown
    A good read, noteworthy, but I ll stick to Freud.

    • Selected Writings: An Introduction to Orgonomy Best Read || [Wilhelm Reich]
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    Selected Writings: An Introduction to Orgonomy