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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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By 1947, Reich's Orgone Institute Press was selling four to five hundred copies of his books a week" (Leader 390).
The orgone 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 box.
Considered at the time to be pioneering space rock for stoners, the set boasts such nonsense as Space Is Deep, Sonic Attack and Orgone Accumulator.
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 box.
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.
Newson's Orgone 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.