Scientist With an Attitude
- Wilhelm Reich
by Jeane Manning
Federal employees worked with a vengeance when instructed to destroy
the work of scientist
Wilhelm Reich, M.D., at his laboratory
in the state of Maine. Their 1956 court injunction said that
construction materials in Reich's boxlike "orgone accumulator" could
be salvaged, but the workers slashed the Celotex panels into useless
Down the coast in New York, Reich's associates Dr. Michael
Silvert and Dr. Victor Sobey were forced to load the
literature in the Orgone Institute stock room into a large truck.
The freight truck dumped the papers at a Lower Manhattan
incinerator, for an FDA-ordered book burning.
The American Civil Liberties Union stepped in when it was too late,
with a press release saying that the court order was a violation of
free speech because only one of the torched books could be
considered [an aid] to promote or explain the controversial orgone
accumulator. (Orgone is the name Reich gave to a life force which he
discovered to be within and around all living organisms, including
The civil liberties press release said, in part,
"It is a serious challenge to freedom of the
press, principles of free thought on which our democratic
government is based, for an agency of government to take
advantage of such a dragnet injunction to thwart the
dissemination of knowledge, however eccentric or unpopular that
knowledge may be."
MEDIA LOOKED THE OTHER WAY
No major newspaper used the press release. Furthermore, six
scientists and educators sent all major papers in England a letter
of protest about the book burning and Reich's sentencing. All the
papers remained silent on the topic.
What was the suppression of Reich's scientific work really about?
was apparently about more than just the FDA's responsibility to
protect supposedly gullible consumers from spending money on devices
which the FDA decreed were useless. Granted, Wilhelm Reich was
brought to court because another physician transported Reich's orgone accumulators across state lines in defiance of a federal FDA
order. Reich believed the courts had no mandate to judge basic
scientific research nor to order him to destroy his life's work, so
he returned to his laboratory and continued his writings. As a
result of his attitude, he was fined heavily for contempt of court,
sentenced to two years and four months, jailed despite his heart
condition, and later died in prison just before he was eligible for
So far, the story is comprehensible even though it is tragic. But
why do writers even today deflect attention from Reich's most
important discoveries related to a cosmic life force, weather
the Oranur demonstration of the dangerous effects of
atomic radiation? Even academics who present themselves as
researchers publish distortions of Reich's ideas.
Reich's biographers, W. Edward Mann and
Edward Hoffman, point to a 1980 textbook which has sixteen
factual errors in two pages on Reich.
"Most of them are vicious distortions... feeding
the notion that Reich was either a quack or a nut."
Other writers, aiming for popular publications, look
for ridiculous if not lewd material. Out of the remains of forty
years of published opinions, personal correspondence and spontaneous
statements from a prolific, courageous freethinker, it is not hard
for a skeptic to find a few items which can be presented as amusing.
A continual barrage of such ridicule put Reich down in popular
history mainly as a psychiatrist and "sex doctor."
The labels do not do justice to Reich. His well-known studies of
orgasmic potential (measurements of bio-electric charge correlated
with emotions reported by patients) were only a part of the
evolution of his work. Each step of his career—from being Sigmund
Freud's most promising disciple who worked out how neuroses show up
in the human body, to uncovering
the pathology of fascism, to
discovering entities under the microscope which he claimed were
links between the non-living and the living—led him toward
wide-ranging findings about the primordial sub-stratum that he
He found it moving in living organisms and
everywhere, saw it pulsating in "bions" under the microscope and
glowing in the dark of an orgone accumulator. In the unpolluted
oceans and atmosphere the energy could be seen in the blue color and
lively sparkle. It is attracted to water but recoils from certain
manmade factors. His later discoveries about the pre-atomic
atmospheric substratum, and their implications for health and the
environment, dwarfed any of his earlier work which led up to them.
In addition to the question of why detractors still try to diminish
Reich, another nagging question remains:
Why did the United States
government burn his soft cover books and papers wholesale?
destroyed piles of copies of twenty books and journals. Crate after
crate of his life's work was rounded up wherever it could be found,
and hauled away into the furnaces.
Decades of scientific journals
and publications on politics, psychiatry, education, sociology,
sexology, microbiology, meteorology and other disciplines were
reduced to ashes.
WHO FELT THREATENED?
Some observers wonder if his free-energy invention played a part in
the squashing of his scientific writings and the obliteration of his
reputation. Reich claimed that he could power an electric motor with
concentrated atmospheric energy.
Did economic interests want to
crush that possibility?
Or was he correct in seeing the opposition to be more psychological—
a gut-level reaction by what he called anti-life "armored" people
who are in denial of his life-affirming discoveries?
mechanistic-minded people, in positions of power, fear being shown
that they and the earth itself and the universe are filled with streamings of a vibrant, pulsating unpredictable life force?
Reich's experiments indicated that this
could actually be measured in terms such as heat or movement, and
that it is present in varying degrees depending on sickness or
health of the organ-ism. And that this life-giving substratum is
bothered by high-voltage power grids and is in effect irritated into
a frenzy by unnatural levels of nuclear radioactivity.
A third possibility is that the unprecedented opposition came from
the orthodox medical community. The orgone accumulator, central to
Reich's legal troubles, was a simple medical-treatment box which
concentrated the previously-unknown energy by a certain layering of
absorbent organic and reflective inorganic materials. Experiments
showed an anomalous rise in temperature inside the box, and even
Albert Einstein had experienced this phenomenon under Reich's
tutoring. Although Reich himself never claimed that the accumulator
cured cancer, patients of a number of physicians reported that they
were helped with various conditions by sit-ting in an accumulator or
being treated with a smaller accumulator called a shooter.
The FDA had worked for years on the case before sheriff's officers
finally led Reich in handcuffs to a small courthouse in Maine. At
his trial for contempt of court, he defended himself but was not
allowed to bring testimony about the medical effectiveness of the
orgone accumulator nor even to explain "orgone."
Myron R. Sharif, Ph.D., later wrote about the
trial and said the moment when fundamental issues stood out
searingly was when FDA agent Joseph Maguire scornfully referred to
Reich's discovery of a primal energy:
They talk about pre-atomic energy! What's that?
We've moved way beyond that—we've got A-energy and now we are
getting H-energy [the H-bomb].
Sharif and others knew that when atomic bombs were
being tested, Reich's orgone experiments would become disturbed.
Measurements inside the accumulators would swing strangely, which he
said showed a seething reaction in the life-field of the earth after
Apparently sick at heart over what he saw as its tragic outcome,
Sharif reported that the trial discussed meaningless secondary
issues while it avoided Reich's scientific evidence. Probably the
judge and jury were not capable of grasping a radically different
world view—new understanding of a universal force—during the short
span of time of a court battle.
Reich had plenty of time afterward to reflect on how his life
reached such a distressing low point.
REICH IN DANGER
Born in the Ukrainian part of Austria, Reich's interest in biology
began on his father's farm, where he lived until the First World War
drew him into the Austrian army for three years. He began his formal
education by studying law, switching to medicine and then
specializing in psycho-analysis. He was one of Sigmund Freud's inner
circle in Vienna in the 1920s, seen as Freud's most brilliant pupil
and perhaps successor. About the time he became a political
activist, he edged away from tradition-al Freudian methods of
psychoanalysis. Revealing the independence of thinking that he kept
all his life, he began to develop his own systems of therapy.
He worked in Berlin in the early 1930s. Still resisting Fascism, he
had joined the German Communist Party and was a member of a cell
block of brave writers and artists. They met in secret while Nazi
storm troopers marched the streets. As the decade went on and the
Nazis took over Germany, Reich was in increasing danger from
Hitler's officers. He had been born of Jewish parents, was a
psychiatrist and a Communist—three identities which Hitler hated.
At the same time Reich was studying Fascism and concluding that
worsening social situations did not make people swing to the left
politically. Instead, he noticed that fear of freedom led people to
cling to authority figures who promised a better life.
The same year that Hitler came to power in Germany, 1933, Reich
The Mass Psychology of Fascism. In February a
student organization invited him to Copenhagen, Denmark, to lecture
on Sexual Reform and Social Crisis. When he returned to Berlin on
February 28, a conflagration broke out and was followed the next
morning by arrest of more than a thousand left-wing intellectuals.
Reich's friends either went underground, or were arrested or shot.
Disguised as a tourist on a ski holiday to Austria, Reich escaped to
The psycho-analytic society there was hostile to Reich's views,
how-ever, and after two months he emigrated to Denmark. Later that
year he was excluded from the Danish Communist party, which he had
never joined. One reason for the exclusion was that an article of
Reich's on sex education caused a furore. Then he had argued
with party officials who were supposed to help immigrants and who
turned away a suicidal young immigrant who lacked the proper papers,
and Reich made a scene in his protest against the inhumane episode.
A third strike against Reich was that he had started
a publishing house without the permission of the Communist Party.
Fourthly, his book The Mass Psychology of Fascism was considered
WITHOUT A COUNTRY
Despite such experiences, Reich continued to be intellectually
honest throughout his life, regardless of consequences. Through no
fault of his own, much of his vision of a sexual revolution—toward a
maturity in people—was lost in what actually happened in society. He
would be opposed to pornography, with its emphasis on perverse,
infantile and destructive elements.
Biographer David Boadella said Reich wanted to take
away barriers to,
"re-emergence of a truly personalized sexuality
that could deepen and enrich people's lives so fully that
'trips' to a heightened consciousness on drugs would be...
In studying the relation between sexuality and
anxiety, Reich the psychoanalyst developed a theory which considered
the orgasm in terms of increase of surface electrical tension
followed by a decrease. This avenue of study led him to look at
plasma movements in one-celled animals. They too followed rhythms of
reaching out toward the world and then retreating.
In the last month of that year the Danish Minister of Justice
refused to renew Reich's residence permit, because of accusations by
psychiatrists who did not agree with Reich's unorthodox writings. He
relocated across the three-mile strait to Malmo, Sweden, and many of
his Danish students began to commute by boat. But two Copenhagen
psychiatrists contacted their counterparts in Sweden, and Swedish
and Danish police co-operated in keeping watch on Reich and his
students. City police searched his home in Malmo without a warrant.
No charges were laid against Reich or his students, but again his
residence permit was not renewed. On advice from a friend, Reich
re-entered Denmark as an illegal immigrant for a time.
During that time his unorthodox views were co-opted by some
psychoanalysts but they did not have the courage to present them in
the frank manner which he did. In 1934 the 13th International
Congress of Psycho-analysis expelled Reich, the man whom Sigmund
Freud had titled "the founder of the modern technique in
In the mid-and late 1930s Reich was a refugee in Norway, after
accepting the invitation of a professor he knew in Oslo. As a
psychoanalyst Reich continued to develop new techniques for
releasing blocked emotions. The human potential movement and today's
bodywork therapies can be traced back to Reich.
While in Norway he first discovered what he called "bions," a
microscopic form of particles which Reicheans say are a
transitional form between non-living material and living organisms.
The scientific community refused to accept his reports of
spontaneous generation of life, nor his contention that as long as
medical scientists study dead tissue, their under-standing of living
organisms will remain limited.
His previous work led up to the discovery. His professor friend had
made facilities at the Psychological Institute of Oslo University
available to Reich, and Reich had turned to an assistant there for
help on measuring electrical charges of the skin. He wanted to
confirm his bio-electric concepts. Again he was a pioneer.
Out of his earnings from lectures, Reich paid for the building of
sensitive new apparatus with electrodes and vacuum tubes connected
to an oscillograph.* Mainly, Reich
confirmed his tensions-charge theory and the theory that the
organism worked like an electrolytic system, and that it has a
continuous bio-electric field of excitation between nerve centers in
the middle of the body and the skin surface.
device for producing a geographical record of the variation of a
no-oscillating quantity, such as an electric current.
The holistic aspect of his work was important; for the first time in
this way a scientist showed the organism to be a whole in which
disturbance of one part affects it all. The bio-electric experiments
showed the presence of one bio-psychological energy. His earlier
work had indicated the energy being dammed up and then released in
the body, and now his instruments showed pleasure causing an
increase of measurable charge and displeasure causing decrease of
The prolific researcher was about to master yet another area of
science. He wanted to study processes of expansion and contraction
and corresponding bio-electric charges in protozoa—primitive forms
of life. Did currents of a biological force work the same in all
LIFE UNDER THE MICROSCOPE
Loyal friends helped Reich buy equipment for microphotography,
sterilization, and detecting electrical charges, as well as to hire
assistants. In 1936 time-lapse photography of protozoa was a new
idea, but Reich never let that stop him. His critics could not
understand why he wanted high-magnification microscopes, since there
was an upper limit above which the subject would become increasingly
blurry. But he wanted to study movement within the protozoa, not the
fine details of form.
A series of accidental or experimental changes in procedures led to
his amazing discovery of moving lifelike forms which could be grown
in cultures and developed from a variety of apparently non-living
materials put in solutions which caused microscopic particles to
swell. Artificially-created tiny blue-green vesicles (sacks) which
he named "bions" grew in sterilized preparations of materials such
as coal or sand. Under high magnification the vesicles could be seen
in rolling, pulsating, rotating and merging movements. In controlled
experiments he proved that the bions could not have appeared
as a result of infection from the air.
While looking at bion cultures under the microscope, his eyes were
burned by a non-nuclear radiation from them that he later found in
the atmosphere. It was not the type of radiation known to physics.
Instead, it corresponded more to the Hindu concept of prana
or to the Chinese concept of chi. This is when he named it
orgone—energy of the organism.
It is a biological radiation, not
electromagnetic, and an Oslo radiologist con-firmed that no standard
nuclear radiation was present in the bion culture. In the dark, the
cultures glowed with a vague greyish-blue light.
Reich also studied cancer tissue at high magnification and showed a
leading cancer researcher some moving cancer cells from living
tissue. The researcher took the tissue back to his own laboratory,
performed the usual procedures which killed cells by drying and
staining them, then in a smug tone reported that he had "controlled"
Reich's experiment and found Reich's bions to be "only
staphylococci." He apparently did not follow Reich's procedures,
Reich continued to follow the path which now leads into research on
cancer pathology. Eminent Norwegians started a newspaper campaign
against his work in all his fields of interest, and once again
influential psychiatrists pressed a government to kick Reich out of
their country—this time by changing licensing regulations. By now
the furore had nothing to do with his former interest in Communism;
he had seen it for what it is and became vehemently anti-communist.
In the middle of Reich's intense study of bions, he had to quickly
pack up his laboratory equipment.
On the last boat out of Norway before World War II,
Reich again emigrated to another country.
SIXTH NEW START
After he arrived in the United States, Reich settled with his third
wife in a rented house on Long Island, New York. The basement was
used for experiments, the dining room transformed into a laboratory
and the maid's room into an office/preparation room for laboratory
cultures. Psychotherapy took place in what had been an extra
bedroom. Reich further made a living by lecturing at the New School
for Social Research as associate professor of medical psychology
During those years Reich's research focus was on cancer and on
radiation properties of his bions. To make certain that it was not
only his own perceptions, he had his assistants stand in the dark
and pick out test tubes which had a bluish glimmer of radiating bion
cultures. Accidentally from a rubber glove incident he had found
that organic materials absorbed the radiation.
His next experiment was to design an enclosure of metal to prevent
leakage of the radiation from cultures. He lined the experimental
boxes on the outside with organic materials—cotton or wood. The
experiment was controlled by an identical metal box which was empty
of bion cultures. To his surprise, the [empty] control box
illuminated as if it held radiating cultures itself. It appeared to
pull the same type of radiation from the very air.
From the experiments with experiencing a lumination visually, he
went on to discover that heat concentrated in the box. It felt like
the warmth and prickling which bion cultures produced on
skin... He then learned that metal attracted the unusual radiation
and then reflected it away, to be absorbed by the organic materials.
He then designed an accumulator with a glass window behind which a
thermometer could be inserted. An identical thermometer at the same
height outside the box measured room temperature. Reich found the
accumulator was always about a half a degree Celsius warmer than
What it meant was that the life force he had previously found in
bion cultures could be collected from the atmosphere by an orgone
accumulator. In its one-layer form, it is a wooden box lined with
sheet metal. It works like a one-way grid for the orgone, as in the
greenhouse effect where a radiation is allowed to enter but is
reflected back inside faster than it exits, and the concentration
builds up. He and his associates learned they could sit inside the
box, soak up a greater charge of life force than they could by
sitting outside, and improve their health.
Among the experiments done with the accumulator, one type showed
that an electroscope* discharges more
slowly inside it. This could not be explained by the current theory
on atmospheric electricity. Other experiments showed body
temperature of people sitting inside the accumulator rose
anomalously. Control experiments eliminated all standard
explanations for the temperature rise.
* An apparatus for detecting an
To follow what Reich was doing, he said, a scientist would have to
drop all the intellectual baggage that's connected to the Second Law
of Thermo-dynamics. Otherwise,
"he will not understand the temperature
difference; he will feel inclined to do away with it as only
heat convection or... this or that. He will fail to see its
orgonomic, atmospheric significance."
Believers in the hypothesis of empty space likewise
would not understand that a vacuum could light up and that the
effect can vary with weather changes, Reich said.
In the orgone accumulator, heat is not produced out of nothing,
Reich said, but rather the moving orgone within it is stopped by the
accumulator's inner wall or the palm of a hand, and is then
expressed as heat.
Reich's bion experiments continued, including one type which showed
fogging on X-ray plates from the bions' radiation.
ACCUMULATOR TO ORANUR
Over the following years Reich's patients reported that the orgone
accumulator was helpful in treating many types of disorders such as
arthritis, and especially cancer. He never claimed it was a cure for
cancer, but somehow he gained the reputation of having claimed this.
He moved from New York to a small rural community, Rangeley, Maine,
and set up an institute he called Orgonon. Throughout the 1940s he
researched the orgone as well as kept up a practice and publishing
his own journal The International Journal of Sex Economy and Orgone
Reich also reported discovering the motor force—he claimed that
enough energy was collected in an orgone accumulator to run an
electric motor about the size of an orange. Plans for the motor were
never published because he said humanity was not ready. As with all
orgone phenomena, such as the accumulator, the orgone motor varied
with the weather. Today, the Wilhelm Reich museum has a film of the
The saga at Orgonon took a frightening turn when in 1951 Reich tried
putting a small amount of radioactive material—radium—in an orgone
accumulator. His hypothesis was that powerful orgone would wipe out
the bad effects of nuclear radiation. He was wrong. Some unknown
force, different and more powerful than the radioactive material
itself, went crazy.
The reaction of an area highly charged with orgone and then exposed
to radioactivity caused a local disaster; Reich's
experiment contaminated his laboratory, killed mice which he had in
the laboratory for experiments and made everyone at the institute
quite sick, including Reich, who fainted several times in the
sickening atmosphere caused by the experiment.
One worker nearly passed out when he stuck his head in the
accumulator. Rocks on the fireplace crumbled mysteriously. Granite
sticking out of the ground several hundred yards away in the
infected area blackened.
Dark, dull clouds hung overhead for days. The clouds seemed to be
connected with an anti-life effect, and people's health worsened in
their personal weak areas. For several weeks, radiation counts
measured on Geiger-counters in a radius of 300 miles from Orgonon
were unusually high.
Reich did his best to wash and decontaminate
the building and surrounding area, but it took a long time and
caused much stress to the people at Orgonon.
The disaster had a side effect. In an effort to clear the depressing
clouds from the area, Reich invented the device he later called
the cloudbuster. It is made simply—from hollow metal tubes
pointed at an angle at the sky and grounded at the other end in
flowing water, because water attracts the life force. The bundle of
pipes is said to draw orgone out of the sky wherever it is pointed.
Why would Reich want to do that?
He and his associates would reply
that radioactive fallout and other pollutants turn the lively
natural-state orgone into a stale, stagnant, dead form of orgone
which he called DOR, which stands for Deadly Orgone Radiation. He
said DOR is a factor in causing droughts by inhibiting rain and
cloud formation. One theory of cloudbusting is that by
drawing the DOR out of the sky with a cloudbuster and then
getting the healthy orgone moving again, the atmosphere returns to
its natural cycles which include rain.
For several years he researched what could be done with a
cloudbuster to change weather, and said he learned how to raise
the energetic level of the surrounding atmosphere instead of just
decrease it. When he took his cloudbusting equipment to
Arizona, events became really strange, including alleged experiences
with UFOs. Reich's journal of his 1954 journey reveals an unusual
ability to sense the natural landscape and its moods, similar to the
awareness and sensitivities of aboriginal peoples.
Reich viewed the cloudbusting operation as beneficial,
bringing rain to the southwest in January 1955. One morning in
Tucson there was so much rain that planes were unable to land at the
airport. The previous weeks, he reported prairie grass had sprouted
in the desert until in December 1954 the grass was a foot high on
land that had been barren as long as anyone living could remember.
This work was not as well documented, perhaps because of the
distractions of a coming showdown with the government agents.
Meanwhile, the United States Food and Drug Administration gathered a
case against his use of the orgone accumulator for therapy. The FDA
and medical profession did not believe that it worked, and labeled
it quackery. In 1954 the FDA ordered his [Reich's] hardcover books
banned from circulation and his soft-cover books, including all his
periodicals, burned. It also ordered him to stop making and
distributing orgone accumulators. For refusing to obey the
injunction against publishing, Reich was sentenced to two years in
He died in prison in 1957, shortly before he would have been
eligible for parole.
STILL IGNORED BY MAINSTREAM
Years later, mainstream science has not accepted bions or Reich's
more important findings regarding the atmosphere. An orgone
accumulator sits in the St. Louis Museum of Quackery. However, small
groups in several countries carry on the work. Some European health
practitioners openly use orgone accumulators. A scientist and former
weather forecaster, Dr. Charles R. Kelley, wrote
A New Method of
Weather Control in 1960 and published the only periodical related to
Reich's work in the years just after Reich's death, up until 1965.
Another of Reich's students, the late Elsworth F.
Baker, M.D., founded the American College of Orgonomy and began the
Journal of Orgonomy about a decade after Reich's death. Headquarters
of the small college are now in Princeton, New Jersey. It consists
of a group of academics—mostly psychiatrists. The Wilhelm Reich
museum at Rangeley, Maine, is open to the public in summer.
Unfortunately, his will specified that his archives be sealed in a
vault until the year 2007. He hoped that a new generation would
seriously look at his work without feeling the need to squash it.
Over the years, some of Reich's publicly-stated views, such as his
McCarthy-era accusations that certain government agents were Red
Fascists, his claims of UFO-related experience, or his advocacy of
adolescent sexual freedom, have been an embarrassment to followers
who otherwise want to carry on his work. Some of them claim that, in
his last few years of his life, Reich's loneliness and the
cumulative effects of his experiences became too heavy. From around
1955 until his death in 1957, says biographer Boadella, "the
paranoid ideas ran alongside perfectly rational concepts and
The best of Reich's discoveries live on, although not publicized in
mainstream media. A handful of individuals in various countries have
continued to learn about "etheric weather modification." Such
experimentation with atmospheric processes is not to be taken
lightly, according to practitioners. In fact, they say that
irresponsible cloudbusting operations can contribute to
destructive weather instead of restoring the weather's natural
There had been a unifying thread spun by Reich's varied research;
most of his findings related to a central discovery. The growing
thread of evidence pointed to reality of Life Force which can be
scientifically demonstrated. It led to Reich's findings that, when
the atmospheric life force over a large area has been assaulted too
much, it locks into an immobile state of drought-causing stagnant
A Reichean-oriented scientist in Michigan and others add a somber
note about degradation of the atmosphere. Herman Meinke of
the Detroit area estimated in 1993 that the life force in the
atmosphere is only about one/fortieth of the strength which it was
during Reich's experiments. He has been repeating the experiments
for many years, and found that they no longer show results which
they did previously.
He blames the proliferation of nuclear testing and
nuclear power plants for weakening the planet's atmospheric life
REICH PARALLELS SCHAUBERGER
Reich's biographers hint that squashing of writings about a dynamic
atmospheric force in the 1950s was related to the fact that the
atomic power industry was emerging at that time; it would not do for
the public to debate whether atomic fission and its byproducts turns
life force in the environment into a destructive presence which
Reich called Deadly Orgone Radiation. Nor would the atomic power
industry want people to connect droughts and anomalous weather with
atmospheric DOR. Reich's contemporary and fellow Austrian, Viktor
Schauberger, also had an advanced understanding of what he saw
as an energy whose life could be blown apart by proliferation of
atomic radiation in the atmosphere.
Like Schauberger, Reich also learned from observing nature.
Reich published photographs of trees dying from the tops downward
because of poisoning of the biosphere—what he called the falling of DOR onto the trees—he was one of the first scientists to warn that
the planet could become a lifeless wasteland. His work indicated
that the life force within an organism is stimulated by outer orgone
in the atmosphere. Has the weakening of the life force in the
atmosphere by pollution, been reflected within humanity and other
species? The many weakened immune systems—from cancers in sea life
to AIDS in humans—presents a strong clue.
Reich's followers today say that Reichean methods to break up
block-ages in the atmosphere can help save the day, if the causes of
Deadly Orgone Radiation are also removed. (Reich said the causes
include treatment of babies and children which perpetuates an
emotional desert in humanity.) His followers describe a scenario of
atmospheric medicine, including cloudbusters, renewed vitality in
the air and in organisms, and greening of deserts.
To the end of his life, Reich was close friends with English
S. Neill of the famous Summerhill school, who also pioneered a
life-affirming approach to children. Neill wrote in 1958,
anti-life men in charge of our lives do not destroy the world, it is
possible that people as yet unborn will understand what Reich was
doing and discovering."
Former student of Wilhelm Reich, Dr. Charles R. Kelley of 13715 SE
36 St., Steamboat Landing, Vancouver, WA 98685, USA teaches a
correspondence course titled Science and the Life Force.
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