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February 2007 Update
The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust
& The Wilhelm Reich Museum

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Welcome to 2007
2007 International Conference on Orgonomy
Orgone Energy Bulletin Now Available in Bookstore 


The Museum closed for the season in September, but is open year-round for Special Tours by appointment only. As we look ahead now to 2007--the 50th anniversary of Wilhelm Reich's death--we are devoting our time, energy, and resources to four major activities:

  1. The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust and The Wilhelm Reich Museum are organizing and hosting:

    Saddleback Mountain Lodge – Rangeley, Maine
    July 29, 30, 31 – August 1, 2007

  2. The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust and The Wilhelm Reich Museum are participating in:

    Jewish Museum Vienna (Austria)
    October 2007 – January 2008

  3. The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust is preparing to make accessible to researchers and scholars:

    Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University
    November 2007

  4. The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust continues to pursue a motion picture "development deal" for:

    "SPARKS OF LIFE" - Screenplay by Kevin Hinchey
    For more information, click here 


        Saddleback Mountain Lodge – Rangeley, Maine
        July 29 – August 1, 2007

As we celebrate the life and legacy of Wilhelm Reich M.D. on the 50th anniversary of his death...and as we look ahead to the opening of the "Archives of the Orgone Institute" to scholars and researchers in November 2007...

The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust and The Wilhelm Reich Museum invite the global community of those committed to Reich's legacy to join together for an exchange of knowledge, hope, and friendship as we explore the widespread practical applications of Reich's legacy in health, psychiatry, medicine, and science.

We are pleased and honored to announce the following list of distinguished presenters:

Theirrie Cook
Proprietor - Orgonics
Forestville, California (USA)

Peter Crist, M.D.
President - American College of Orgonomy
Princeton, New Jersey (USA)

James DeMeo, Ph.D.
Director - Orgone Biophysics Research Laboratory
Ashland, Oregon (USA)

Alberto Foglia, M.D.
Lugano-Paradiso, Switzerland

Carlos Frigola, M.D.
Fundación Wilhelm Reich España
Clínica de Medicina Orgonómica
Girona, Spain

Joseph R. Heckman, Ph.D.
Professor of Soil Science & Specialist in Soil Fertility
Rutgers University, New Jersey (USA)

Morton Herskowitz, D.O.
President - Institute of Orgonomic Science
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)

Mary Higgins & Kevin Hinchey
The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust & The Wilhelm Reich Museum
Rangeley, Maine (USA)

Conny Huthsteiner, M.D.
Vice President - Institute of Orgonomic Science
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)

Peter Jones
Centre for Orgonomic Research and Education (CORE)
Preston, Lancashire, UK.
Midwife in the British National Health Service (NHS)

Heiko Lassek, M.D.
Director - Wilhelm Reich Institute
Berlin, Germany

Harry Lewis, M.A., M.S.W., ED.D.
Orgone Therapist & Co-Director (with Daniel Schiff) of The Institute for the Study of The Work of Wilhelm Reich
New York/Seattle (USA)

Rolf M. Løvvang, Ph.D.
Norwegian Institute of Vegetotherapy
Oslo, Norway

Ron Maio, D.O., M.S.
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director, Office of Human Research Compliance Review
University of Michigan Medical School (USA)

Stefan Müschenich, M.D.
Münster, Germany

Stephen Nagy, M.D.
Psychiatrist & Microscopist (USA)

Håvard Nilsen
Research Fellow, Department of History
University of Oslo, Norway

Dale Rosin, D.O.
Psychiatrist & Orgone Therapist
Somerville, New Jersey (USA)

James Strick, Ph.D
Science historian & Professor
Silver Springs, Maryland (USA)

We're still working with our presenters to finalize specific topics and panel discussions (all of which we hope to announce in March 2007), and all of which will fall into the following general categories:

  • Archives of the Orgone Institute (Wilhelm Reich Archives)
  • Bion Experiments: Their Context in the History of Science and their Significance as a Diagnostic Tool
  • Cloudbusting
  • History of The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust
  • Medical use of orgone energy accumulators in Europe
  • Microscopy and the Reich Blood Test
  • Orgone therapy
  • Prevention of armor in children
  • Prevention of armor in infants and children

Reception (cash bar) & jazz music at Saddleback Mountain.

(We urge people to arrive Saturday or early Sunday in Rangeley to explore the beauty of the Rangeley Lakes Region, or to visit Orgonon which is open Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1:00 to 5:00.)

MONDAY – JULY 30, 2007
Presentations will be devoted to issues about orgone therapy, the prevention of armor in infants and children, and a panel discussion.

Morning presentations & refreshments
Lunch at Saddleback
Afternoon presentations & refreshments

Free Evening:
The Orgone Energy Observatory at Orgonon will be open for attendees. We are also discussing possible optional activities at Orgonon's Conference Building (formerly Reich's Student Laboratory).

TUESDAY – JULY 31, 2007
Presentations will be devoted to the bion experiments, modern microscopy and its applications for the Reich Blood Tests, the use of orgone energy accumulators by four European physicians, and a panel discussion.

Morning presentations & refreshments
Lunch at Saddleback
Afternoon presentations & refreshments

Free Evening:
We are discussing possible optional activities at Orgonon's Conference Building (formerly Reich's Student Laboratory).

Morning presentations will be devoted to cloudbusting, the Archives of the Orgone Institute at the Countway Library of Medicine (Harvard University), and a panel discussion.

Morning presentations & refreshments
Attendees will be on their own for lunch

Afternoon: Historic Tour of Orgonon

  • Conference Building (formerly Reich's Student Laboratory)
  • Orgone Room, with a presentation on The Oranur Experiment
  • Reich's two cottages on the shores of Dodge Pond
  • The Orgone Energy Observatory
  • Reich's original cloudbusters
  • Fields, forests, and trails on Orgonon's 175 acres

Late afternoon - evening: Cook-out & Lobster Bake at Orgonon, with music


We are accepting registrations now, and we urge you to register early.

Early registration fee by June 29, 2007 -- $225
Registration fee after June 29, 2007 -- $250
Student rate (with valid student ID) -- $125 (by June 29, 2007)
Student rate (with valid student ID) -- $140 (after June 29, 2007)

The registration fee includes coffee, juice, and refreshments for all morning and afternoon sessions, plus a box lunch for the Monday and Tuesday sessions (several lunch options will be offered, including vegan).

To register by phone or e-mail--or for more information--please call us at (207) 864-3443 or e-mail us at: wreich@rangeley.org. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.


A wide variety of accommodations are available in the Rangeley region.

CONDOMINIUMS AT SADDLEBACK MOUNTAIN - which is approximately 10 miles from downtown Rangeley and 14 miles from Orgonon--provide the ease of literally walking to the Conference. (Saddleback Mountain lodge itself--the venue for the Conference-- is a spectacular post and beam ski lodge with no overnight accommodations within the actual building.)

Listed rental prices reflect current winter rates. For accurate summer rates and information, contact Saddleback Mountain at:
Toll Free: 866-918-8225
Phone: (207) 864-5671
E-mail: info@saddlebackmaine.com

FOR ACCOMMODATIONS CLOSER TO TOWN AND TO THE LAKES, there are hotels, motels, and bed & breakfasts in Rangeley and Oquossoc, plus lakefront cottages and other rental properties. As well as outdoor camping, including lakeshore and wilderness sites. For more information, contact:

Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 317, Rangeley, ME 04970
For Reservations and Further Information,
Toll Free: 1-800-MT-LAKES
Outside USA and Canada: 1-207-864-5364
E-mail: info@rangeleymaine.com
Website: http://www.rangeleymaine.com

Saddleback Mountain
Toll Free: 866-918-8225
Phone: (207) 864-5671
FAX: (207) 864-5878
E-mail: info@saddlebackmaine.com
Website: http://www.saddlebackmaine.com


Attendees and presenters are encouraged to extend their stay to enjoy all that the Rangeley Lakes Region has to offer:

  • Backpacking
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Fine dining
  • Fly-fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Kayaking
  • Lake cruises
  • Lake fishing
  • Mountain biking
  • Museums
  • Shopping
  • Swimming

Renting a condo or cottage with a group of people is an ideal way to economize. And think about coming up on Saturday, or staying a day or two following the Conference to better enjoy the Rangeley Lakes area. For those who prefer lakefront rentals, we urge you to plan ahead since the Conference is being held during the summer season. 


      Volume. 1, Numbers 1-4 (1949)
      $26.95 (198 pages)

As a follow-up to our bound-Xerox editions of International Journal for Sex-Economy and Orgone-Research and Annals of the Orgone Institute (click here for more information), throughout 2007 we will make available bound-Xerox editions of all volumes of the Orgone Energy Bulletin (1949-1953). To gauge the demand for these items so that we can efficiently budget our time and resources, we are starting by issuing a single 198 page bound volume, comprising No. 1 (January 1949), No. 2 (April 1949), No. 3 (July 1949), and No. 4 (October 1949).

Among Reich's literature that was banned and burned by the United States government in the 1950s were all volumes of the International Journal of Sex-Economy and Orgone-Research, Annals of the Orgone Institute, and the Orgone Energy Bulletin. For years these rare materials have been available on microfilm in our Museum bookstore and a handful of libraries. With an occasional volume showing up for sale among used and rare booksellers, or on e-Bay. While we had originally considered distributing all of these materials on CD, we were dissuaded by two factors:

First, it seemed neither necessary nor appropriate to opt for a computerized reading experience over the simpler, more traditional method of perusing physical pages. Second--and perhaps more important--we felt that relegating these rare materials to a CD format would only increase what is already a significant problem of copyright infringement and piracy of Reich's publications.

Regrettably, the digital age and all of its manifestations--the Internet, desktop and laptop computer technologies, CD capabilities, etc.-- have provided the ideal tools for those whose so-called "interest" in Reich is expressed largely by a sense of entitlement to Reich's legacy of published materials, with little or no thought for the efforts and expenditures that have made these materials possible. While nothing will ever prevent the truly determined from circumventing the legal and ethical parameters of literary copyrights, ownership and intellectual property issues, we certainly don't want to make things any easier for them.

Call us old-fashioned, but is there really anything wrong with reading Reich's published works the old-fashioned way?

Click here to go straight to our online bookstore.


The Orgone Energy Bulletin was published from 1949 to 1953. Its five volumes--comprising over 900 pages--are unique resources that provide the reader with an historic appreciation of the development of Reich's work and the contributions of his students and colleagues in America. As well as a fascinating look at some of the organizational details and activities of The Orgone Institute in both New York City and in Rangeley, Maine.

On the top of the cover of all issues [numbers] of Volume 1 are the words: "Orgone Institute Research Laboratories." Beneath the title "ORGONE ENERGY BULLETIN" are the words: "Edited by the teaching and researching staff under the direction of Wilhelm Reich." At the bottom of the cover are the words: "Orgone Institute Press, New York" (which, at that time, was located at 799 Broadway.) The subscription was $2.00 per year for all four issues [numbers], $0.75 for a single issue [number].

(Page 1 – Volume 1 – Number 1 – January 1949)


"The Bulletin is issued by the teaching and research staff of the Orgone Institute and the Orgone Institute Research Laboratories Inc. (a non-profit organization). The purpose of this publication is:

"To inform the public on the progress made in experimental and theoretical research in the field of cosmic orgone energy.

"To report on the advances made in the field of medical application of orgone energy in diseases such as the cancer biopathy, high blood pressure, schizophrenia and biopathic diseases in general.

"To keep the public up to date on such matters as are of public concern and in the interest of the public.

"To give regular reports on the major obstacles which we encounter in performing our professional duties as researchers, physicians, educators, social workers and administrators of human health.

"To publish factual and financial reports from the files of the Orgone Institute.

"To publish letters of public interest together with the answers we are able to give; and in general to accomplish whatever appears necessary to help the public enjoy the beneficial effects of orgone energy.

"It will be up to the public and its responsible agencies to learn to understand this new branch of natural science and medicine and to use it practically, to help it along on its way, and to protect it against what is evil in man's character structure."

VOLUME 1, NUMBERS 1-4 (198 pages)

Volume 1 - Number 1 – January 1949

"Introducing the Orgone Energy Bulletin"

"Orgonotic Light Functions. 1. Searchlight Phenomena in the Orgone Envelope of the Earth" (1942-1944) by Wilhelm Reich, M.D.

"A Motor Force in Orgone Energy. Preliminary Communications"

"My Experiences With The Orgone Accumulator" by Walter Hoppe, M.D.

"The First Orgonomic Conference at Orgonon, August 30 to September 3, 1948" by Myron Sharaf, B.A.

"A Dangerous Tendency in Contemporary Thought" by Myron Sharaf

Orgonomy: A Threat
A Warning
Note Regarding Rumors
Notes Regarding the Use of the Orgone Accumulator

The Cancer Biopathy
Listen, Little Man!
The Sexual Revolution
Emotional Plague versus Orgone Biophysics by Theodore P. Wolfe

"List of Directors of the Orgone Institute Research Laboratories"

Volume 1 - Number 2 – April 1949

"Orgonotic Light Functions. 2. An X-Ray Photograph of the Excited Orgone Energy Field of the Palms (1944) by Wilhelm Reich, M.D.

"The Second Law of Thermodynamics and the Orgone Accumulator: by R.H. Atkins

"Use of a Male Dummy in Medical Orgone Therapy" by James A. Willie, M.D.

"The Marlboro Incident" by Chester Raphael, M.D.

"Orgonomic Movement: The Founding of the American Association the Medical Orgonomy"

Questions Regarding Orgone and the Orgone Accumulator
Increase of Orgonotic Irradiation Effect by Fatty Substances
Some Basic Principles of Our Social Attitude
A Psychoanalytic Dilemma
Bionous disintegration in wood. A letter to the Editor

The Meeting of East and West by F.S.C. Northrop
Psychotherapy--Practice and Theory by Charles Berg


Volume 1 - Number 3 - July 1949

"Orgonotic Light Functions. 3. Further Physical Characteristics of Vacor Lumination (1948)" by Wilhelm Reich, M.D.

"The Treatment of a Mediastinal Malignancy with the Orgone Accumulator" by Simeon J. Tropp, M.D.

"Public Responsibility in the Early Diagnosis of Cancer"

"Reactions to the First Orgonomic Conference" by A.E. Hamilton

"A Dilemma in Social Self-Government"

"Orgonomic Lectures from January 1948 to Date"

On Criticism of the Critic
A Clarification
From the Orgone Institute
Questions and Answers Regarding the Orgone Accumulator

I Want to Be Like Stalin by B.P Yesipov and N.K. Goncharov
Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther

Volume 1 - Number 4 - October 1949

"Cosmic Orgone Energy and Ether" by Wilhelm Reich, M.D.

"The Concept of Self-Regulation" by Elsworth F. Baker, M.D.

"Play Problems of a Healthy Child" by Richard Singer, M.D.

"The Impressionists and Orgone Energy" by Alexander Lowen

A Note on Basic Natural-scientific Research
A Letter to the American Medical Association
A Note on Resignation in Birds

The Problem Family by A.S. Neill
Man For Himself by Erich Fromm


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