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SOME QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT ORGONE THERAPY
An interview with Chester M. Raphael, M.D.
The Wilhelm Reich Museum, 1977

Dr. Raphael trained and worked with Reich from the late 1940s until Reich's imprisonment in 1957, and was a practicing orgone therapist for over 40 years. In this 1977 interview, he answers a layman's questions about orgone therapy in simple, clear and unambivalent language. This is valuable reading for anyone who wants to learn more about the specifics of orgone therapy.

During Reich's lifetime, Dr. Raphael was also an officer of The Wilhelm Reich Foundation. After Reich's death, he was deeply involved in the activities of The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust--i.e. the Wilhelm Reich Museum, the preservation of Reich's archives and the publishing of Reich's books by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. He was Mary Higgins' co-editor on numerous publications; wrote the Forewords to the 1973 edition of The Cancer Biopathy and Early Writings – Part One (1975); and co-wrote the Forewords, with Mary Higgins, to Reich Speaks of Freud (1967) and Genitality – Early Writings, Part Two (1980).

Booklet $14.95

 




DOR-SICKNESS - A Review of Reich's Findings

DOR was Wilhelm Reich's acronym for Deadly ORgone Energy, a term describing either stagnant biological orgone energy in the living organism, or stagnant atmospheric orgone energy in the atmosphere. Reich discovered DOR during the Oranur Experiment at Orgonon in 1951; he first used the term DOR in his written account, The Oranur Experiment – First Report (1947-1951), published in October 1951.

DOR-Sickness: A Review of Reich's Findings is a brief compilation of material presented by Reich during a conference held at Orgonon on August 26th and 27th, 1953.

Booklet $ 7.50

 




A REVIEW OF THE THEORIES, DATING FROM THE 17th CENTURY, ON THE ORIGIN OF LIFE
by Arthur Hahn

This valuable, historical scientific survey was included in Reich's original German language publication about his bion experiments, Die Bione (Oslo, 1938). The English version of Die Bione, published in America in 1979 as The Bion Experiments on the Origin of Life, did not contain this material. This review was prepared by Arthur Hahn, who was an assistant at Reich's Institut für Sexualökonomische Lebensforschung Biologisches Laboratorium in Oslo.

Bound Photocopy $26.95

 




ORGONE TREATMENT DURING LABOR
A Preliminary Report of Two Cases
by Chester M. Raphael, M.D.

This article first appeared in the Orgone Energy Bulletin, Volume 3, Number 2 (April 1951, p, 90-98), and was first presented by Dr. Raphael as part of his research at the Orgonomic Infant Research Center. In this preliminary report, Dr. Raphael discusses how he used his knowledge of the armoring process to alleviate acute distress during the period of labor.

Photocopy $4.95

 




REICH'S RESPONSE TO THE FDA COMPLAINT FOR AN INJUNCTION

A transcription of a discussion that took place during a conference at Orgonon on August 4, 1988.

Booklet $7.50

 




CATALOG OF WILHELM REICH'S PERSONAL LIBRARY

For years, visitors to the Wilhelm Reich Museum have commented on Reich's impressive personal library which is located intact in the bookshelves of his study on the second floor of the Orgone Energy Observatory. Serious scholars, particularly, often remark on Reich's intellectual breadth and curiosity as evident by this eclectic collection.

To anyone interested in Reich's life and work, especially the serious scholar, this catalog provides a deeper understanding of Reich's intellectual pursuits and the development of his work.

And Reich himself recognized the value of his personal library to future generations. In his Last Will & Testament--in stipulating that Orgonon, his property in Rangeley, Maine, should be operated in the future as the Wilhelm Reich Museum--he wrote:

"During the years following 1949 my life was running its course within and around the walls of the Orgone Energy Observatory. I supervised the building myself for two summers; I paid out upwards of $35,000 from my privately earned possessions for the construction. I have collected all of the pertinent materials such as instruments which served the Discovery of the Life Energy, the documents which were witnesses to labors of some 30 years and the library of a few thousand volumes, collected painstakingly over the same stretch of time and amply used in my researches and writing..." (March 1957)

Bound photocopy $26.95 (143 pages)

 




SOME NOTES ON ART INSPIRED BY REICH
by William Steig

Today, William Steig is best known as the author of the book Shrek, upon which the hit films are based. Cartoonist and children's book author Steig was also a patient of Reich's and later his friend. He illustrated Reich's 1948 book Listen, Little Man! and was instrumental in the 1950s in raising money for Reich's legal fund. This article first appeared in the Orgone Energy Bulletin, Volume 4, Number One (January 1952, p. 32-36) ), and in it, Steig writes movingly about the creative process and the contributions of Reich's work to that process.

Photocopy $4.95

 




IMPRESSIONS OF WILHELM REICH AS AN ARTIST
by Josh Dayton

Wilhelm Reich's oldest daughter Eva gave him a set of oil paints for Christmas 1950. But Reich was so busy with the Oranur Experiment in January 1951, that it wasn't until the end of that month that he finally began to use his daughter's gift. "I began to paint yesterday," he wrote in his diary on January 26th. "The form and color streams right out of my fingers onto the canvas." Four days later, on January 30th, he wrote, "I discovered through Eva PAINTING. What a way of expressing myself."

Artist Josh Dayton introduces and discusses a series of Reich's diary entries in which Reich articulates his response to his first attempts at painting. Dayton also writes movingly about Reich's artistic style and his numerous paintings.

Photocopy $4.95

 




WILHELM REICH: MISCONSTRUED-MISESTEEMED
by Chester M. Raphael, M.D. with Philip Gold, M.D. and Charles I. Oller, M.D.

This critique of the book Man in the Trap by Elsworth Baker, M.D. was published by The Wilhelm Reich Institute for Orgonomic Studies in 1970. In it, three of Reich's students critique a book which claimed to explain or interpret clinical aspects of orgone theory.

Bound Photocopy $26.95



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