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orgone energy

Pseudomedicine
A term coined by Wilhelm Reichfor, an Austrian psychiatrist, for the energy associated with sexual orgasm. Reich believed that the inability to achieve a satisfactory orgasm caused many physical conditions, based on the assumption that the body needs the convulsions as well as the transient and complete loss of control inherent in an orgasm. According to Reich, without this release of sexual energy, various mental disorders (in particular, “neuroses”) eventually develop; as a person matures, he or she develops an “armour”—a constellation of postures and expressions to fit his or her personality and protect it from the world.
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In the 40s Albert Einstein tested an orgone box and decided it was a bit potty.
The late rock star Kurt Cobain also tried out an orgone box - presumably in pursuit of Nirvana.
Reggae band Rebelution headlines a concert Wednesday at the McDonald Theatre with openers Iration and Orgone.
In the approximate center of the gallery stands Wist and Sea for Wika Wee (all works 2003), a boxlike shelter that looks like one of Wilhelm Reich's orgone accumulators assembled by a team of interior decorators.
from The American College of Orgonomy, Princeton, NJ, where he presents an informative piece entitled Medical Orgone Therapy.
Wilhelm Reich, a physician and a student and colleague of Sigmund Freud in the 1920s and early 1930s, developed medical orgone therapy, a unique therapy that addresses and dissolves chronic rigidities in both the patient's character and musculature.
In this discussion of medical orgone therapy I talk about natural science, which is the study or knowledge of objects and processes observable in nature.
In other words, in pleasure something, which he later discovered to be orgone energy, moves out to the skin surface, toward the world and in anxiety this something moves away from the skin, away from the world, toward the core of the body.
In his do-it-yourself universe, the basement bricoleur sets up shop to custom craft a Primaling Cabinet, an Orgone Shed, a Colema Bench, a Kneading Board, and a Torture Table (all works 1992), and other spooky items indispensable to a highly idiosyncratic version of the pursuit of health and happiness.
But Kelley hasn't just gone out and "found" a second-hand Orgone Shed, this time, Kelley is the "maker" of this and other clumsily customized objects like the Colema Bench, the sort used for therapeutic enemas, but one manufactured in absorbent, unfinished plywood that would become easily soiled with runny brown fecal juice and nasty after one usage.
In the journal there are case histories of medical orgone therapy, articles about the science of Orgonomy and of anecdotal and historical interest, book reviews, questions and answers, and perspectives on current social trends.