By 1947, Reich's Orgone
Institute Press was selling four to five hundred copies of his books a week" (Leader 390).
accumulator wasn't up and running when I looked around (phew!), but do the curators think it actually works?
He was convicted for crimes related to the promotion and sale of a truly harmless "medical" device, the orgone
Considered at the time to be pioneering space rock for stoners, the set boasts such nonsense as Space Is Deep, Sonic Attack and Orgone
' stretch lounge, made of highly polished aluminum, fetched $520,000 at Phillips de Pury.
Most put their faith in a "Utopia of Eros." It is, then, perhaps unsurprising to find that many of the "psychoutopians" were celebrated in the late 1960s--a time in which the emancipatory potential of Reich's "orgone
accumulator" appealed to the counter-cultural movement, and, as Jonathan Beecher has pointed out, Fourier's "New Amorous World" was first revealed to a rapturous public.
He once sublet Rosenfeld's Greenwich Village apartment, and had sat in his orgone
box to boot.
Whitman & Lawrence at least were thoroughly self-educated--deeply & profoundly cultured men--as well as quite respectably taught academically.) If not this prophetic possession--then training--serious training in anthropology, philology, acoustics, psychology (NOT Greenwich Village psychoanalysis & orgone
science)--so you'll know thoroughly what you are talking about when you mention flowers on a hill--and so on & on--it never stops--as well as a complete knowledge of the world's literature & how & why it gets its effects--as well as a solid knowledge of economics philosophy etc.
Field's own story involves his search for fulfillment as a gay man and a poet in the decades before Stonewall and the freedom he found in Greenwich Village to engage in all kinds of self-expression, from psychoanalysis and to sitting in an orgone
Two years after beginning his Oranur experiment--"Orgone
Energy (OR) Versus Nuclear Energy (NR)"--he and his colleagues at the Orgone
Institute's 200-acre compound in western Maine found themselves in the midst of an atmospheric crisis.
Stretch Lounge, Alufelt chair, lamps and Dish Doctor (draining tray) are good examples.
Bockris provides a sweeping review of all things heretical to modern science, including cold fusion, intelligent design, UFOs, homeopathy, crop circles, morphic resonance, orgone
therapy, and ESP, among many other topics too numerous to list here.