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General POIS Discussion / Re: Selection of Orgone Studies
« Last post by truthaboutpois on April 06, 2015, 08:12:45 am »
Experimental Studies of Effects of Orgone Energy on Plants

Bibiography
Baker, C., and Burlingame, P. (1990) Orgone Treatment of Sprouting Mung Beans, Annals of the Institute for Orgonomic Science, 7: 9-14.
Blasband, R. (1983) Some Effects of the Medical DOR-buster on Plant Growth, Journal of Orgonomy, 17: 201-204.
Blasband, R. (1985) Some Effects of the Medical DOR-buster on Plant Growth, Part 2, Journal of Orgonomy, 19: 220-225.
Claymond, H. (1985) Preliminary Indications for an Energetic Concept of Soil Fertility, Offshoots of Orgonomy, 11: 8-12.
Claymond, H. (1986) Some Observations on Orgonotropism, Offshoots of Orgonomy, 12: 49-50.
Claymond, H. (1987) The Importance of Randomization in the Conduct of Plant Experiments, Offshoots of Orgonomy, 14: 30-31.
Claymond, H. (1987) Effects of the Orgone Accumulator on Potato and Onion Plants, Annals of the Institute for Orgonomic Science, 4: 44-48.
Claymond, H. (1990) A Seed – Sprouting Method to Compare ORAC Effectiveness, Annals of the Institute for Orgonomic Science, 7: 41-46.
Courie, M. (1955) Plant Response to Orgone Energy, CORE (Cosmic Orgone Engineering), 7: 203-204.
DeMeo, J. (1975) Effects of Fluorescent Lights and Metal Boxes on Growing Plants, Journal of Orgonomy, 9: 62-68.
DeMeo, J. (1978) Seed Sprouting Inside the Orgone Accumulator, Journal of Orgonomy, 12: 253-258.
DeMeo, J. (2002) Orgone Accumulator Stimulation of Sprouting Mung Beans, Pulse of the Planet, 5: 168-175.
DeMeo, J. (2010) Report on Orgone Accumulator Stimulation of Sprouting Mung Beans, Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, 21(2): 51-62.
Dexter, M., Desmond, L., and Coen, K. (1977) Orgone Energy and Plant Growth, Energy and Character, 8(3): 79-81.
Espanca, J. (1981) Letters from Portugal, Offshoots of Orgonomy, 2: 35-39.
Espanca, J. (1981-1987) The Effect of Orgone on Plant Life, Parts 1- 10, Offshoots of Orgonomy, 3: 23-28; 4: 35-38; 6: 20-23; 7: 36-37; 8: 35-39; 11: 30-32; 12: 45-48; 13: 13-17; 14: 19-22; 15: 29-32, 35.
Espanca, J. (1984) Orgone Energy Devices for Irradiation of Plants, Offshoots of Orgonomy, 9: 25-31.
Espanca, J. (1986) Orgone Energy and Plant Life, Annals of the Institute for Orgonomic Science, 3: 57-62.
Farashchuk, N., Fomitchev-Zamilov, M., and Tsyuman, Y. (2014) A Preliminary Study of the Effects of Reich’s Orgone Accumulator on Oat Seed Sprouting and the Structure of Water, Water, 6: 26-34.
Grad, B. (1963) A Telekinetic Effect on Plant Growth, International Journal of Parapsychology, 5: 117-133.
Grad, B. (1964) A Telekinetic Effect on Plant Growth, II: Experiments Involving Treatment of Saline in Stoppered Bottles, International Journal of Parapsychology, 6: 473-498.
Heckman, J. (2011) Onion Plant Responses to Orgone Accumulator Treatment, Annals of the Institute for Orgonomic Science, 11: 17-21.
Lai, T. and Eberl, D. (1988) Effect of an Energy Accumulator on Phosphorus Availability, Abstracts, 80th Annual Meeting, American Society of Agronomy, p.240. (Reprinted in Pulse of the Planet, 4: 116, 1993).
Lane, L. [pseudonym, Lance, L.](1977) Effects of the ORAC on Growing Plants, Journal of Orgonomy, 11: 68-71.
Reich, W. (1949) Ether, God and Devil, Orgone Institute Press, New York. (a brief discussion of effects of orgone energy on plants is found on page 81 [page 102 in the 1973 Farrar, Straus, and Giroux edition])
Ritter, P. and Ritter, J. (1954) Experiment Orgone Flower Pot Number 1, Orgonomic Functionalism, 1: 323-326.
Schwartz, J. (1986) Some Experiments with Seed Sprouts and Energetic Fields, Offshoots of Orgonomy, 13: 18-21.
Sellers, A. (1987) The Effects of Orgonotic Devices on Tomato Plant Growth, Offshoots of Orgonomy, 15: 20-28.
Shelton, B. (1964) An Experiment Investigating the Effect of the Orgone Accumulator on Plant Growth, Orgonomic Functionalism, 10: 63-66.
Wyvell, L. and Strick, J. (1984) Orgonotropism, Offshoots of Orgonomy, 9: 7-12.
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General POIS Discussion / Re: Selection of Orgone Studies
« Last post by truthaboutpois on April 06, 2015, 08:12:04 am »
Clinical Observations on Physical Orgone Therapy in Humans

Bibiography
(This bibliography contains only print-media English-language citations, and does not include other works which are available only online or in other languages.)
Anderson, W. (1950) Orgone Therapy in Rheumatic Fever, Orgone Energy Bulletin, 2: 71-73.*
Baumann, S. (1986) My Experience with the Orgone Accumulator, Energy and Character, 17(1): 65-68
Bremer, K. (1953) Medical Effects of Orgone Energy, Orgone Energy Bulletin, 5: 71-84.*
Brenner, M. (1991) Orgonotic Devices in the Treatment of Infectious Conditions, Pulse of the Planet, 3: 49-53.
Cott, A. (1951) Orgonomic Treatment of Ichthyosis, Orgone Energy Bulletin, 3: 163-166.*
Foglia, A. (2004) Medical Orgone Therapy and the Medical DOR-buster in the Treatment of Grave’s Disease, Journal of Orgonomy, 38: 84-92.
Hoppe, W. (1945) My First Experiences with the Orgone Accumulator, International Journal of Sex-Economy and Orgone Research, 4: 200-201.*
Hoppe, W. (1949) My Experiences with the Orgone Accumulator, Orgone Energy Bulletin, 1: 12-22.*
Hoppe, W. (1950) Further Experiences with the Orgone Accumulator, Orgone Energy Bulletin, 2: 16-21.*
Hoppe, W. (1955) Orgone Versus Radium Therapy of Skin Cancer: Report of a Case, Orgonomic Medicine, 1: 133-138.
Hoppe, W. (1973) The Treatment of a Malignant Melanoma with Orgone Energy, Energy and Character, 4(3): 46-50.
Lassek, H. (1991) Orgone Accumulator Therapy of Severely Diseased People, Pulse of the Planet, 3: 39-47.
Levine, E. (1951) Treatment of a Hypertensive Biopathy with the Orgone Accumulator, Orgone Energy Bulletin, 3: 25-34.*
Moise, R. (2009) Household Use of the Orgone Energy Accumulator, Energy and Character, 37: 19-25.
Opfermann-Fuckert, D. (1989) Reports on Treatments with Orgone Energy, Annals of the Institute for Orgonomic Science, 6: 33-52.
Reich, E. (1979) I Was the Strange Doctor, International Journal of Life Energy, 1: 32-42.
Reich, W. (1942) The Carcinomatous Shrinking Biopathy, International Journal of Sex-Economy and Orgone Research, 1: 131-155.**
Reich, W. (1943) Experimental Orgone Therapy of the Cancer Biopathy (1937-1943), International Journal of Sex-Economy and Orgone Research, 2: 1-92.**
Reich, W. (1945) Anorgonia in the Carcinomatous Shrinking Biopathy, International Journal of Sex-Economy and Orgone Research, 4: 1-33.**
Reich, W. and Reich, E. (1955) Early Diagnosis of Cancer of the Uterus (Ca V) (Case No. 13), C.OR.E (Cosmic Orgone Engineering), 7: 47-53.*
Senf, B. (1979) Wilhelm Reich: Discoverer of Acupuncture Energy?, American Journal of Acupuncture, 7: 109-118.
Silvert, M. (1952) On the Medical Use of Orgone Energy, Orgone Energy Bulletin, 4: 51-54.*
Sobey, V. (1955) Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis with Orgone Energy, Orgonomic Medicine, 1: 121-132.
Sobey, V. (1956) A Case of Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated with Orgone Energy, Orgonomic Medicine, 2: 64-69.
Tropp, S. (1949) The Treatment of a Mediastinal Malignancy with the Orgone Accumulator, Orgone Energy Bulletin, 1: 100-109.*
Tropp, S. (1950) Orgone Therapy of an Early Breast Cancer, Orgone Energy Bulletin, 2: 131-138.*
Tropp, S. (1951) Limited Surgery in Orgonomic Cancer Therapy, Orgone Energy Bulletin, 3: 81-89.*
Wevrick, N. (1951) Physical Orgone Therapy of Diabetes, Orgone Energy Bulletin, 3: 110-112.*
* included in the collection: Clinical Observations on the Use of the Orgone Energy Accumulator (Wilhelm Reich Museum, 2004).
** included in Reich, W. (1948) The Discovery of the Orgone, Volume II: The Cancer Biopathy, Orgone Institute Press (reprinted in a new translation, by Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 1973).
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General POIS Discussion / Re: Selection of Orgone Studies
« Last post by truthaboutpois on April 06, 2015, 08:11:14 am »
Bibliography D. Effects of Orgone Energy on Water:
Baker, C. (1985) Atmospheric Pulsation: Air and Water, Annals of the Institute for Orgonomic Science, 2: 25-32.
DeMeo, J. (1980) Water Evaporation Inside the Orgone Accumulator, Journal of Orgonomy, 14: 171-175.
Demeo, J. (2011) Water as a Resonant Medium for Unusual External Environmental Factors, Water, 3: 1-47.
Farashchuk, N., Fomitchev-Zamilov, M., and Tsyuman, Y. (2014) A Preliminary Study of the Effects of Reich’s Orgone Accumulator on Oat Seed Sprouting and the Structure of Water, Water, 6: 26-34.
Howell, H. (1955) Orgone, Humidity, and Cancer, Orgonomic Functionalism, 2: 183-194.
Konia, C. (1991) Orgonomic Hygrometry, Journal of Orgonomy, 25: 5-13.
Konia, C. (1992) Hygrometric Function of the Orac under Drought Conditions, Journal of Orgonomy, 26: 224-230.
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General POIS Discussion / Re: Selection of Orgone Studies
« Last post by truthaboutpois on April 06, 2015, 08:10:36 am »
Bibliography C. Geiger-Muller and Vacor Tubes:
Bizzi, B. (1972) Light in Deep-Vacuum Lamps and the Biophysical Problem of ‘Vital Energy’, Energy and Character, 3: 16-17.
Boadella, D. (1958) Some Orgonotic Lumination Effects, Orgonomic Functionalism, 5: 139-152.
Boadella, D. (1958) Orgonotic Excitation Effects, Orgonomic Functionalism, 5: 211-235.
Correa, P. and Correa, A. (2004) The Myths of Orgone Charged Vacor Tubes, Infinite Energy, 10 (55): 48-51.
DeMeo, J. (2002) Photographing the Orgone Energy, Pulse of the Planet, 5: 254-255.
Howell, H. (1958) Orgone Lumination in Gas and Vacuo, Orgonomic Functionalism, 5: 236-241.
Hughes, D. (1982) Some Geiger-Muller Counter Observations After Reich, Journal of Orgonomy, 16: 68-73.
Maglione, R. (2012) Methods and Procedures in Biophysical Orgonometry, Moncrivello, Italy.
Mallove, E. (2004) Nieborowski’s ‘Orgone Charged Vacuum Tubes’, Infinite Energy, 9 (54): 58.
Nieborowski, T. (2001) Orgone Charged Photo-multiplier Tubes, Journal of Orgonomy, 35: 17-26.
Nieborowski, T. (2002) Orgone Charged Vacuum Tubes, Journal of Orgonomy, 36: 31- 42.
Reich, W. (1949) A Motor Force in Orgone Energy: Preliminary Communications, Orgone Energy Bulletin, 1: 7-11.
Reich, W. (1949) Orgonotic Light Functions, 3: Further Physical Characteristics of Vacor Lumination (1948), Orgone Energy Bulletin, 1: 97-99.
Reich, W. (1950) Meteorological Functions in Orgone-Charged Vacuum Tubes, Orgone Energy Bulletin, 2: 184-193.
Reich, W. (1951) The Storm of November 25th and 26th, 1950, Orgone Energy Bulletin, 3: 72-75.
Reich, W. (1951) The Geiger-Muller Effect of Cosmic Orgone Energy (1947), Orgone Energy Bulletin, 3: 201-234.
Reich, W. (1951) The Orgone Energy Charged Vacuum Tubes (VACOR) (1948), Orgone Energy Bulletin, 3: 235-266.
Reich, W. (1951) The Oranur Experiment, First Report (1947-1951), Rangeley, ME: Orgone Institute Press.
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General POIS Discussion / Re: Selection of Orgone Studies
« Last post by truthaboutpois on April 06, 2015, 08:10:08 am »
Bibliography B. Electroscopical Orgonometry:
Baker, C. (1977) The Electroscope, IV: Atmospheric Pulsation, Journal of Orgonomy, 11: 35-48.
Baker, C. (1985) Atmospheric Pulsation: Air and Water, Annals of the Institute for Orgonomic Science, 2: 25-32.
Burlingame, P. (1985) A Home-Made Electroscope, Annals of the Institute for Orgonomic Science, 2: 60-68.
Cleveland, W. L. (1972) Misrepresentation of Classical Physics and the Scientific Method: A Disservice to Orgonomy, Jamaica, NY: The Wilhelm Reich Institute for Orgonomic Studies.
Correa, P. and Correa, A. (2003) Comparative Study of the Variation in the Spontaneous Discharge Rate of Atmospheric Electroscopes and Electroscopes Placed within ‘Orgone Accumulators’, in: Correa, P. and Correa, A.: Experimental Aetherometry, Volume I, Concord, Canada: Akronos Publishing, University of Toronto Press, pp. 265-348.
Fuckert, M. (1991) Measurements of Atmospheric Orgone Energy, Annals of the Institute for Orgonomic Science, 8: 1-16.
Howell, H. (1955) The Physics of Orgone Therapy, Orgonomic Functionalism, 2: 45-56.
Konia, C. (1983) Electroscopic Effects of the Medical DOR-buster: Preliminary Report, Journal of Orgonomy, 17: 56-60.
Maglione, R. (2012) Methods and Procedures in Biophysical Orgonometry, Moncrivello, Italy.
Raknes, O. (1970) Wilhelm Reich and Orgonomy, New York: St. Martin’s Press.
Reich, W. (1944a) Thermical and Electroscopical Orgonometry, International Journal of Sex-Economy and Orgone Research, 3: 1-16.
Reich, W. (1944b) Orgonotic Pulsation: the Differentiation of Orgone Energy from Electromagnetism, Presented in Talks with an Electrophysicist, International Journal of Sex-Economy and Orgone Research, 3: 97-150.(This paper was reprinted in Orgonomic Functionalism, 3: 20-63 [1991], 4: 19-40, [1992], and 5: 20-44 [1994]. A previously unpublished section of it was published for the first time in Orgonomic Functionalism, 6:22-35 [1996].)
Reich, W. (1948) The Discovery of the Orgone, Volume II: The Cancer Biopathy, New York: Orgone Institute Press.
Reich, W. (1950) Note on Electroscopical Orgonometry, Orgone Energy Bulletin, 2: 47.
Reich, W. (1950) Meteorological Functions in Orgone-Charged Vacuum Tubes, Orgone Energy Bulletin, 2: 184-193.
Reich, W. (1951a) The Storm of November 25th and 26th, 1950, Orgone Energy Bulletin, 3: 72-75.
Reich, W. (1951b) Three Experiments with Rubber at the Electroscope, Orgone Energy Bulletin, 3: 144-145.
Reich, W. (1951c) The Orgone Energy Accumulator: Its Scientific and Medical Use, Rangeley, ME: Wilhelm Reich Foundation.
Reich, W. (1992) Orgone Functions in Weather Formation, Orgonomic Functionalism, 4: 41-51.
Rosenblum, C. [pseudonym, Baker, C.] (1969) The Electroscope, I, Journal of Orgonomy, 3: 188-197.
Rosenblum, C. [pseudonym, Baker, C.] (1970) The Electroscope, II, Journal of Orgonomy, 4: 79-90.
Rosenblum, C. [pseudonym, Baker, C.] (1972a) An Open Letter, Journal of Orgonomy, 6: 258-262.
Rosenblum, C. [pseudonym, Baker, C.] (1972b) An Analysis of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Scientific Evidence Against Wilhelm Reich: Part 2, Physical Concepts, Journal of Orgonomy, 6: 222-231.
Rosenblum, C. [pseudonym, Baker, C.] (1973) An Analysis of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Scientific Evidence Against Wilhelm Reich: Part 3, the Physical Evidence, Journal of Orgonomy, 7: 234-245.
Rosenblum, C. [pseudonym, Baker, C.] (1976) The Electroscope, III: Atmospheric Pulsation, Journal of Orgonomy, 10: 57-80.
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General POIS Discussion / Selection of Orgone Studies
« Last post by truthaboutpois on April 06, 2015, 08:09:10 am »
http://www.orgonomicscience.org/bibliography/

Experimental Studies of Physical Effects of Orgone Energy

Bibliography A. Thermal Orgonometry
(This bibliography contains only print-media English-language citations, and does not include other works which are available only online or in other languages.)
Atkin, R. (1949) The Second Law of Thermodynamics and the Orgone Accumulator, Orgone Energy Bulletin, 1: 52-60.
Baker, C. (1977) The Electroscope, IV: Atmospheric Pulsation, Journal of Orgonomy, 11: 35-48.
Baker, C. (1985) Atmospheric Pulsation: Air and Water, Annals of the Institute for Orgonomic Science, 2: 25-32.
Baker, C. and Burlingame, P. (1988) To-T, Annals of the Institute for Orgonomic Science, 5: 74-80.
Blasband, R. (1971) Thermal Orgonometry, Journal of Orgonomy, 5: 175-188.
Correa, P. and Correa, A. (2001) The Reproducible Thermal Anomaly of the Reich-Einstein Experiment Under Limit Conditions, Infinite Energy, 7 (37): 12-21.
DeMeo, J. (2010) Experimental Confirmation of the Orgone Energy Accumulator Thermal Anomaly, Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, 20 (3): 17-32.
Fuckert, M. (1991) Measurements of Atmospheric Orgone Energy, Annals of the Institute for Orgonomic Science, 8: 1-16.
Grad, B. (1996) Some Heat Experiments Implicating the Existence of a Subtle Energy, Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, 7 (3): 239-262.
Harman, R. (1986) Further Experiments with Negative To Minus T, Journal of Orgonomy, 20: 67-74.
Howell, H. (1955) The Physics of Orgone Therapy, Orgonomic Functionalism, 2: 45-56.
Howell, H. (1955) Lead and Lag in To-T Experiments, Orgonomic Functionalism, 2: 248-250.
Konia, C. (1972) Thermal Effects of the Reich DOR-Buster, Journal of Orgonomy, 6: 48-60.
Konia, C. (1974) An Investigation of the Thermal Properties of the ORAC: Part I, Journal of Orgonomy, 8: 47-64.
Konia, C. (1978) An Investigation of the Thermal Properties of the ORAC: Part II, Journal of Orgonomy, 12: 244-252.
Maglione, R. (2012) Methods and Procedures in Biophysical Orgonometry, Moncrivello, Italy.
Mann, G. (1979) Experiments with the Orgone Accumulator, International Journal of Life Energy, 1: 43-56.
Milan, V., Ranchis, R., Verdu, G., Munoz-Cobos, J., Baeza, G., and Kot, P. (2002) Anomalies in Radioactive Decay Rates and Temperature Measurements Inside a Modified Faraday Cage, Pulse of the Planet, 5: 182.
Reich, W. (1944a) Thermical and Electroscopical Orgonometry, International Journal of Sex-Economy and Orgone Research, 3: 1-16.
Reich, W. (1944b) Orgonotic Pulsation: the Differentiation of Orgone Energy from Electromagnetism, Presented in Talks with an Electro-physicist, International Journal of Sex-Economy and Orgone Research, 3: 97-150. (This paper was reprinted in Orgonomic Functionalism, 3: 20-63 [1991], 4: 19-40, [1992], and 5: 20-44 [1994]. A previously unpublished section of it was published in Orgonomic Functionalism, 6: 22-35 [1996].)
Reich, W. (1948) The Discovery of the Orgone, Volume II: The Cancer Biopathy, New York: Orgone Institute Press.
Reich, W. (1949) Orgonotic Light Functions, 1: Searchlight Phenomena in the Orgone Envelope of the Earth (1942-1945), Orgone Energy Bulletin, 1: 3-6.
Reich, W. (1950) Meteorological Functions in Orgone-Charged Vacuum Tubes, Orgone Energy Bulletin, 2: 184-193.
Reich, W. (1951a) The Storm of November 25th and 26th, 1950, Orgone Energy Bulletin, 3: 72-75.
Reich, W. (1951b) The Orgone Energy Accumulator: Its Scientific and Medical Use, Rangeley, ME: Wilhelm Reich Foundation.
Reich, W. (1953) The Einstein Affair, 1939-1952, Wilhelm Reich Biographical Material, History of the Discovery of the Life Energy, Documentary Volume A-IX-E, Rangeley, ME: Orgone Institute Press.
Ritter, P. and Ritter, J. (1954) Thermical Orgonometry, Orgonomic Functionalism, 1: 221-224; 273.
Rosenblum, C. [pseudonym, Baker, C.] (1972) The Temperature Difference: Experimental Protocol, Journal of Orgonomy, 6: 61-71.
Rosenblum, C. [pseudonym, Baker, C.] (1972) An Analysis of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Scientific Evidence Against Wilhelm Reich: Part 2, Physical Concepts, Journal of Orgonomy, 6: 222-231.
Rosenblum, C. [pseudonym, Baker, C.] (1973) An Analysis of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Scientific Evidence Against Wilhelm Reich: Part 3, the Physical Evidence, Journal of Orgonomy, 7: 234-245.
Rosenblum, C. [pseudonym, Baker, C.] (1976) The Electroscope, III: Atmospheric Pulsation, Journal of Orgonomy, 10: 57-80.
Seiler, H. (1982) New Experiments in Thermal Orgonometry, Journal of Orgonomy, 16: 197-206.
Shelton, B. (1964) Thermical Orgonometry, Orgonomic Functionalism, 10: 63-66.
Starz, K. (1962) The Effect of the Orgone Energy Accumulator on Air Temperature, Creative Process, 2: 125-136.
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The goal of therapy is to remove or sufficiently ameliorate the armoring so that energy can flow freely through the organism. In the process of accomplishing this, blocked emotions will flood to the surface. With the support of the therapist, the patient might learn to tolerate this energy movement, which at first will most often be perceived as “fear,“ even “terror.“ Eventually, castration anxiety and orgasm anxiety will come to the fore, where they need to be tolerated, and the patient is encouraged to yield to his emotions and face his genital fears. The process of therapy involves simultaneous work on the character armoring and the muscular armoring, which are functionally identical. The patient must be brought in contact with the ways in which he behaves and the muscular tensions sustaining these traits. The therapist does this by showing and helping the patient understand how he behaves, while also working manually, doing deep massage on places of muscular armoring. Most often these will be places where tendons insert into bone. This is painful work and, obviously, the patient must be well motivated to change and have a sufficiently strong ego.

One begins the work on the muscular armoring by attention to segments above the diaphragm unless the patient is in a state of low energy. This is the only situation where work on the pelvis is useful, even safe, early in therapy. (Premature work on the pelvis can release large amounts of energy that the organism might find difficult to manage. What often happens is that the patient will rearmor in a segment, such as in the eyes or mouth, to bind the freed energy. This can result in a so-called “hook,“ where it becomes extremely difficult to release the re-armored segment while the pelvis remains open. The patient feels helpless and hopeless in these situations. Sometimes a hook can occur naturally, but most often it occurs through poor therapeutic technique or other dramatic opening of the pelvis, such as kundalini work.)

Usually, the practitioner starts with and attends to the eyes (an extension of the brain) and the respiration. The former is necessary so that the patient can sustain decent contact with himself and the world. Most everyone has some blocking in the eyes, and it is important that they be reasonably unarmored for therapy to proceed without running into some chaotic situation. Respiration is important to build up and sustain an energy level that will “push“ emotions to the surface of the organism. Very few patients, indeed few people, breathe to near full energetic capacity. One of the best ways to suppress painful emotions is to hold the breath. Infants and children spontaneously hold their breath in frightening situations. This happens to them many times each day in a life-inimical environment. By adulthood, the chest is frozen in chronic inspiration.

Thus, in orgone therapy or vegetotherapy, one works from the head down toward the pelvis, leaving the latter for last. Simultaneously the characterological work is proceeding with the peeling back of layers of character attitudes that hide emotion. The combined work results in spontaneous emotional release and a deepening of the therapy. (By working systematically and consistently from the superficial characterological attitudes to the deeper ones, and from the head toward the pelvis, there is a natural concentration and focusing of pregenital libido into genital libido. Prematurely working on genital libidinal problems or releasing armoring in the pelvis can result in a “chaotic“ situation from which there may be no resolution, or the patient may prematurely defend himself more deeply against resolving his genital problems. Working with the body only, outside the context of characteranalysis, is working “blind.“ If there is emotional release, it is usually temporary, with the patient rearmoring at a later date. An understanding of the character of the patient tells the therapist “where to go“ to deepen the therapy.

In the process of this therapy, the relationship to the therapist and to significant figures in one’s life also deepens. Sometimes radical changes are necessary in the patient’s work or love life in order to move forward. Here, the therapist discusses matters with the patient and supports their movement toward health.

References
1.   Braatoy, T. 1954. Fundamental of Psychoanalytic Technique. N.Y.: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
2.   Groddeck, G. 1961. The Book of the It. N.Y.: Vintage Books.
3.   Reich, W. 1949. Character Analysis. N.Y.: Orgone Institute Press.
4.   Lowen, A. 1971. The Physical Dynamics of Character Structure. N.Y.: Collier.
5.   ——. 1957. Bioenergetics. N.Y.: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc.
6.   Kelley, C., Ed. 1978-80. Radix Journal.
7.   Maisel, E. 1995. The Alexander Technique. N.Y.: Corel Publishing.
8.   Blasband, R. A. 1975. Book Review: Alexander Lowen’s Physical Dynamics of Character Structure & The Language of the Body. Journal of Orgonomy 9(2):252-63.
9.   ——. 1980. Book Review: Three “NeoReichian” Journals. Journal of Orgonomy 14(2).
10.   Reich, W. 1942. The Function of the Orgasm. N.Y.: Orgone Institute Press.

Dr. Richard Blasband M.D., has been a psychiatric orgone therapist for 40 years and is Research Director of the Center for Functional Research in Sausalito, CA. • 415-331-2536 • rablasband@sbcglobal.net.
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General POIS Discussion / STRANGE CASE OF WILHELM REICH - MOVIE ON YOUTUBE
« Last post by truthaboutpois on April 06, 2015, 08:00:35 am »
PLEASE WATCH (IT IS AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM EXCEPT FOR FIRST 2 MINS)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEilU4jRaTo
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Energy Devices and POIS Discussion / Re: The genius of Wilhelm Reich
« Last post by truthaboutpois on April 06, 2015, 07:56:38 am »
Reception and legacy
Psychoanalysis
According to psychologist Luis Cordon, Reich's slide from medical and scientific respectability concluded with the consensus inside and outside the psychoanalytic community that he was at best a crackpot, and at worst was suffering from a serious illness. The psychoanalyst Richard Sterba writes that Reich was a brilliant clinician during the 1920s, but he was viewed by other analysts, according to Sharaf, as paranoid and belligerent; there were rumours from the late 1920s that he was mentally ill and inaccurate accounts that he had been hospitalised. Paul Federn became Reich's second analyst in 1922; he later said he had detected "incipient schizophrenia" and called Reich a psychopath. Sandor Rado had Reich as an analysand in 1931 and later declared him schizophrenic "in the most serious way." Reich's daughter Lore, a psychiatrist, believed that he was bipolar.

Sharaf argued that psychoanalysts tended to dismiss as ill anyone from within the fold who had transgressed, and this was never done so relentlessly as with Reich. His work was split into the pre-psychotic "good" and the post-psychotic "bad," the date of the illness's onset depending on which parts of his work a speaker disliked. Psychoanalysts preferred to see him as sane in the 1920s because of his work on character, while political radicals regarded him as sane during the 1930s because of his Marxist-oriented research.

Despite Reich's precarious mental health, his work on character and the idea of muscular armouring contributed to the development of what is now known as ego psychology, gave rise to body psychotherapy, and helped shape the Gestalt therapy of Fritz Perls, the bioenergetic analysis of Reich's student, Alexander Lowen, and the primal therapy of Arthur Janov.

Humanities and popular culture
Reich's early psychoanalytic work, his writing about fascism, and his later writings about orgonomy influenced several generations of intellectuals, including the writers Saul Bellow, William Burroughs and Norman Mailer, and the founder of Summerhill School in England, A. S. Neill.

The French philosopher Michel Foucault wrote in 1976 that the impact of Reich's critique of sexual repression had been substantial. According to Sharaf, Paul Mathews and John M. Bell started teaching a course on Reich in 1968 at New York University through its Division of Continuing Study, and it was apparently still being taught at the time Sharaf was writing in 1983, making it the longest-running course ever taught in that division.

Reich's pursuit by the FDA arguably made him more popular than he would otherwise have been. The Austrian-American philosopher Paul Edwards said that the opposition to Reich intensified Edwards' attachment to him; he wrote in 1977 that for some years he and many of his friends regarded Reich as "something akin to a messiah."

Several well-known figures used orgone accumulators, including Orson Bean, Sean Connery, Allen Ginsberg, Paul Goodman, Jack Kerouac, Isaac Rosenfeld, J. D. Salinger, William Steig and Robert Anton Wilson. An accumulator made an appearance as the Orgasmatron in Woody Allen's film Sleeper (1973)

Mailer – who owned several orgone accumulators, including some in the shape of eggs – wrote about Reich enthusiastically in The Village Voice, as a result of which Orgonon became a place of pilgrimage and the orgasm a symbol of liberation.[162] He told Christopher Turner:

"Cloudbusting" (1985) by Kate Bush
The Function of the Orgasm was like a Pandora's box to me. It opened a great deal because to me personally, I'd been struck with an itch in my own orgasm. So much was good in it; so much was not good in it. And his notion that the orgasm in a certain sense was the essence of the character, gave me much food for thought over the years. So there were many, many years when I felt that to a degree when your orgasm was improving, so were you improving with it ... What was important to me was the force, and clarity, and power of [Reich's] early works, and the daring. And also the fact that I think in a basic sense that he was right.[163]
Reich continued to influence popular culture after his death. Yugoslavian director Dušan Makavejev made a film about him, W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (1971). Patti Smith's "Birdland" on her album Horses (1975) is based on Reich's life and Hawkwind's song "Orgone Accumulator" (1973) is based on his invention, as is Love Camp 7's "Orgone Box" (1997). In Bob Dylan's "Joey" from Desire (1975), the eponymous gangster spends his time in prison "reading Nietzsche and Wilhelm Reich." Reich is also a character in the opera Marilyn (1980) by Italian composer Lorenzo Ferrero.

Kate Bush's single "Cloudbusting" (1985) described Reich's arrest through the eyes of his son, Peter, who wrote his father's story in A Book of Dreams (1973); the video for the song features Donald Sutherland as Reich and Bush as Peter. Robert Anton Wilson's musical play, Wilhelm Reich in Hell (1987), is about Reich's confrontation with the American government. Four-beat Rhythm: The Writings of Wilhelm Reich (2013) is a compilation album on which Reich's writings are adapted to music.[167] The Australian designer Marc Newson has produced a range of orgone furniture, most famously his Orgone Chair (1993).

Sciences
The mainstream scientific community dismissed Reich's orgone theory. Physicians and other researchers with an interest in Reich began in the 1960s to organize study groups. In 1967 one of his associates, Dr. Elsworth Baker, set up the bi-annual Journal of Orgonomy, which is still published, and in 1968 founded the American College of Orgonomy in Princeton, New Jersey, to train physicians in orgonomic therapy.

From 1961 the New York publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux began republishing all Reich's major works, leading to renewed interest in his research in the 1970s. The Orgone Biophysical Research Lab was founded in 1978 by Dr. James DeMeo, a geographer, and the Institute for Orgonomic Science in 1982 by Dr. Morton Herskowitz. Sharaf wrote in 1983 that contributors to the Journal of Orgonomy who worked in academia often used a pseudonym in case their careers suffered, leading to what he called the "self-fulfilling prophecy" that orgonomy was not a valid area of study because so few researchers had shown an interest in it. There was renewed interest in 2008, when the Reich archives at the Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard University were unsealed; Reich had left instructions that his unpublished papers be stored for 50 years after his death.
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Energy Devices and POIS Discussion / Re: The genius of Wilhelm Reich
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Injunction
Over the years the FDA interviewed physicians, Reich's students and his patients, asking about his use of orgone accumulators. On 29 July 1952 three FDA inspectors arrived at Orgonon unannounced. Sharaf writes that Reich detested unannounced visitors; he had once chased some people away with a gun just for looking at an adjacent property. He told the inspectors they had to read his work before he would interact with them, and ordered them to leave.

The attention of the FDA triggered belligerent responses from Reich, who called them "HIGS" (hoodlums in government) and the tools of red fascists. He developed a delusion that he had powerful friends in government, including President Eisenhower, who he believed would protect him, and that the U.S. Air Force was flying over Orgonon to make sure that he was all right. In February 1954 the United States Attorney for the District of Maine filed a 27-page complaint seeking a permanent injunction under Sections 301 and 302 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, to prevent interstate shipment of orgone accumulators and to ban promotional literature. Reich refused to appear in court, arguing that no court was in a position to evaluate his work. In a long letter to Judge Clifford, he wrote:

My factual position in the case as well as in the world of science of today does not permit me to enter the case against the Food and Drug Administration, since such action would, in my mind, imply admission of the authority of this special branch of the government to pass judgment on primordial, pre-atomic cosmic orgone energy. I, therefore, rest the case in full confidence in your hands.
The injunction was granted by default on 19 March 1954. The judge ordered that all accumulators, their parts and instructions be destroyed, and that books mentioning orgone be withheld.

Reich and his son would spend their nights searching for UFOs through telescopes and binoculars, and when they believed they had found one would roll out the cloudbuster to suck the energy out of it.
In late 1954 Reich began an affair with Grethe Hoff, a former patient. Hoff was married to another former student and patient of his, the psychologist Myron Sharaf, who in 1983 became Reich's main biographer. Hoff and Sharaf had had their first child the year before Hoff left him for Reich; the marriage was never repaired even though the affair had ended by June 1955. Two months later Reich began another relationship, this time with Aurora Karrer, a medical researcher, and in November he moved out of Orgonon to an apartment in Alban Towers, Washington, D.C., to live with her, using the pseudonym Dr. Walter Roner.

Conviction and sentencing
While Reich was in Arizona in May 1956, one of his associates sent an accumulator part through the mail to another state, in violation of the injunction, after an FDA inspector posing as a customer requested it. Reich and another associate, Dr. Michael Silvert, were charged with contempt of court; Silvert had been looking after the inventory in Reich's absence. Reich at first refused to attend court, and was arrested and held for two days until a supporter posted bail of $30,000. Representing himself during the hearing, he admitted the violation but nevertheless pleaded not guilty and hinted at dark conspiracies; during a recess the judge apparently suggested a psychiatric evaluation to Reich's ex-wife, Ilse Ollendorff, but this was not communicated to Reich. The jury found him guilty on 7 May 1956 and he was sentenced to two years' imprisonment. Silvert was sentenced to a year and a day, the Wilhelm Reich Foundation was fined $10,000, and the accumulators and associated literature were to be destroyed.

Book burning
A.S. Neill
On 5 June 1956 two FDA officials arrived at Orgonon to supervise the destruction of the accumulators. Most of them had been sold at that point and another 50 were with Silvert in New York. Only three were at Orgonon. The FDA agents were not allowed to destroy them, only to supervise the destruction, so Reich's friends and his son, Peter, chopped them up with axes as the agents watched. Once they were destroyed, Reich placed an American flag on top of them.

On 26 June the agents returned to supervise the destruction of the promotional material, including 251 copies of Reich's books. The American Civil Liberties Union issued a press release criticizing the book burning, although coverage of the release was poor, and Reich ended up asking them not to help because he was annoyed that they had failed to criticize the destruction of the accumulators. In England A.S. Neill and the poet Herbert Read signed a letter of protest, but it was never published. On 23 July the remaining accumulators in New York were destroyed by S. A. Collins and Sons, who had built them.

On 23 August six tons of his books, journals and papers were burned in the 25th Street public incinerator in New York, the Gansevoort incinerator. The burned material included copies of several of his books, including The Sexual Revolution, Character Analysis and The Mass Psychology of Fascism. Though these had been published in German before Reich ever discussed orgone, he had added mention of it to the English editions, so they were caught by the injunction. As with the accumulators, the FDA was supposed only to observe the destruction. The psychiatrist Victor Sobey (d. 1995), an associate of Reich's, wrote: "All the expenses and labor had to be provided by the [Orgone Institute] Press. A huge truck with three to help was hired. I felt like people who, when they are to be executed, are made to dig their own graves first and are then shot and thrown in. We carried box after box of the literature." It has been cited as one of the worst examples of censorship in U.S. history.

Imprisonment
Reich's record card from the Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary
Reich appealed the lower court's decision in October 1956, but the Court of Appeals upheld it on 11 December. He wrote several times to J. Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI, requesting a meeting, and appealed to the Supreme Court, which decided on 25 February 1957 not to review the case. On 12 March 1957 Reich and Silvert were sent to Danbury Federal Prison. (Silvert committed suicide in May 1958, five months after his release.) Richard C. Hubbard, a psychiatrist who admired Reich, examined him on admission, recording paranoia manifested by delusions of grandiosity, persecution, and ideas of reference:

The patient feels that he has made outstanding discoveries. Gradually over a period of many years he has explained the failure of his ideas in becoming universally accepted by the elaboration of psychotic thinking. "The Rockerfellows (sic) are against me." (Delusion of grandiosity.) "The airplanes flying over prison are sent by the Air Force to encourage me." (Ideas of reference and grandiosity.)
On 19 March Reich was transferred to the Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary and examined again. This time it was decided that he was mentally competent and that his personality appeared intact, though he might become psychotic under stress. A few days later, on his 60th birthday, he wrote to his son, Peter, then 13:

I am in Lewisburg. I am calm, certain in my thoughts, and doing mathematics most of the time. I am kind of "above things," fully aware of what is up. Do not worry too much about me, though anything might happen. I know, Pete, that you are strong and decent. At first I thought that you should not visit me here. I do not know. With the world in turmoil I now feel that a boy your age should experience what is coming his way – fully digest it without getting a "belly ache," so to speak, nor getting off the right track of truth, fact, honesty, fair play, and being above board – never a sneak ... .
He applied for a presidential pardon in May, to no avail. Peter visited him in jail several times, where one prisoner said Reich was known as the "flying saucer guy" and the "Sex Box man." Reich told Peter that he cried a lot, and wanted Peter to let himself cry too, believing that tears are the "great softener." His last letter to his son was on 22 October 1957, when he said he was looking forward to being released on 10 November, having served one third of his sentence. A parole hearing had been scheduled for a few days before that date. He wrote that he and Peter had a date for a meal at the Howard Johnson restaurant near Peter's school.

Death
Reich failed to appear for morning roll call on 3 November and was found at 7 a.m. dead in his bed, fully clothed but for his shoes. The prison doctor said he had died during the night of "myocardial insufficiency with sudden heart failure." He was buried in a vault at Orgonon that he had asked his caretaker to dig in 1955. He had left instructions that there was to be no religious ceremony, but that a record should be played of Schubert's "Ave Maria" sung by Marian Anderson, and that his granite headstone should read simply: "Wilhelm Reich, Born March 24, 1897, Died ..." None of the academic journals carried an obituary. Time magazine wrote on 18 November 1957:

Died. Wilhelm Reich, 60, once-famed psychoanalyst, associate and follower of Sigmund Freud, founder of the Wilhelm Reich Foundation, lately better known for unorthodox sex and energy theories; of a heart attack; in Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary, Pa; where he was serving a two-year term for distributing his invention, the "orgone energy accumulator" (in violation of the Food and Drug Act), a telephone-booth-size device that supposedly gathered energy from the atmosphere, and could cure, while the patient sat inside, common colds, cancer, and impotence.
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