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March 2008 Update
The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust
& The Wilhelm Reich Museum

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We Have Speakers Available
Upcoming Seminar in New York
Orgone Energy Bulletin, Volume 3 Available
Orgone Energy Bulletin, Volume 4 Coming Soon 


Are you planning an event or are you part of an organization where you'd like to hear more about the life and legacy of Wilhelm Reich? Or more about The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust or The Wilhelm Reich Museum? The Trust has available speakers to address your group. For more details, please contact us at wreich@rangeley.org. 

Saturday - March 15, 2008

Kevin Hinchey--Board member of The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust--will join two other presenters from the Trust's 2007 International Conference on Orgonomy for a one-day seminar sponsored by The Institute for the Study of the Work of Wilhelm Reich. Entitled "Going Back to Move Forward", the seminar will feature the following presentations:

  • The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust: Managing Reich's Archives & Other Projects
    Presenter: Kevin Hinchey

    As we move forward into the next 50 years, Kevin Hinchey will provide a brief overview of the Trust's major responsibilities and activities.

  • The Troll Circle: The Social Construction of Wilhelm Reich as Pseudo-Scientist
    Presenter: Håvard Nilsen, Ph.D.

    Dr. Nilsen explores how the view of Reich as a pseudo-scientist with regards to his bion work could be seen as a social construction process with strong political undercurrents. This fascinating paper includes a discussion of the relationship between Reich and Trotsky.

    Håvard Nilsen is a Research Fellow, in the Department of History at the University of Oslo, Norway.

  • Work Democracy, Politics, and the Governance of Society
    Presenter: Philip Bennett, Ph.D.

    During the same time period that Reich was doing his bion research and enduring the vicious press campaign against it, he began writing on "work democracy," a phrase he coined in 1937. His writings on this topic continued up to the very end of his life. Professor Bennett will explain this concept fully and share some of the results of his research work in the Archive of the Orgone Institute.

    Philip Bennett is a semi-retired college professor, currently teaching in the Graduate School of Education at Fairfield University, in Connecticut.

In addition there will be a discussion of Reich's bion research. The day will conclude with a Panel Discussion moderated by Dr. Harry Lewis.

Date: Saturday, March 15, 2008

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Village Community School, 272 W. 10th Street (Between Greenwich and Washington Streets), New York, NY. 10014.

Fee: Prior to March 15 - General public: $70; students and those requesting a scholarship: $50. On the day of the seminar - General public: $80; students and those requesting a scholarship: $60.

Please share this announcement with anyone who you think might be interested in attending this one-day seminar. 

Volume 3, Numbers 1-3 (1951)


In our February 2008 Update we announced that we are now selling bound-Xerox editions of Orgone Energy Bulletin, Volume 2, Numbers 1-4 (1950). We also included a table of contents for these bulletins.

Now available in the Museum Bookstore, as of this month, are bound-Xerox editions of Orgone Energy Bulletin, Volume 3, Numbers 1-3 (1951).

Up until recently these materials--which were banned and burned in the 1950s by order of a Federal Court--were available only on microfilm from our bookstore. With an original volume showing up occasionally among used and rare booksellers or on e-Bay.

Reich published the Orgone Energy Bulletin from 1949 to 1953. Its five volumes-- comprising over 1200 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 and Europe. As well as a fascinating look at some of the organizational details and activities of the Orgone Institute in both New York City and Rangeley, Maine.

Below are the contents of the Orgone Energy Bulletin Volume 2, Numbers 1-3:

PLEASE NOTE: Wilhelm Reich published Orgone Energy Bulletin, Volume 3, Number 4 (October 1951) as The Oranur Experiment – First Report (1947-1951). This publication has been for sale in our bookstore for many years, with excerpts also appearing in Selected Writings: An Introduction to Orgonomy (1960).

VOLUME 3 – NUMBERS 1–3 (184 pages)

Volume 3 – Number 1 – January 1951

"‘Cancer Cells' in Experiment XX"
by Wilhelm Reich, M.D.

"Great Men in Conflict with the Emotional Plague"
by Walter Hoppe, M.D.

"Treatment of a Hypertensive Biopathy with the Orgone Energy Accumulator"
by Emanuel Levine, M.D. – Elizabeth, N.J.

"From the History of Science"

"The Orgone Institute Diagnostic Clinic"
by Elsworth F. Baker, M.D. – Red Bank, N.J.

"Orgonomic Work in Scandinavia"
by Ola Raknes, Ph.D. – Oslo, Norway

"Report on Orgone Energy Accumulators in the U.S.A."
by Ilse Ollendorff – Orgonon, Rangeley, Maine

"The Charter of The Wilhelm Reich Foundation"

The Anti-Nuclear Radiation Effect of Cosmic Orgone Energy
Rules to Follow in Basic Research

Volume 3 – Number 2 – April 1951

Preliminary Research Reports
by Wilhelm Reich, M.D.
1. "Complete Orgonometric Equations"
2. "The Storm of November 25th and 26th, 1950"
3. "The Leukemia Problem: Approach"

"Limited Surgery in Orgonomic Cancer Therapy"
by Simeon J. Tropp, M.D.

"Orgone Treatment During Labor: A Preliminary Report of Two Cases"
by Chester M. Raphael, M.D.

"Great Men in Conflict with the Emotional Plague"
by Walter Hoppe, M.D.

"Mathematical Questions Without Answers" by R.H. Atkin – Mathematical Physicist, London
"Physical Orgone Therapy of Diabetes" by N. Wevrick, M.D. – Montreal, Canada
"‘Discovery of Life' in Russia"
"Information on Cancer Research"
"A Few Directives in Stormy Social Weather"

Wanderings in the Radiesthetic Field" by A.T. Westlake in The Journal of the British Society of Dowsers, Vol. IV, No. 67, March 1950

Your Child's Mind and Body by Flanders Dunbar, New York: Random House, 1949

Volume 3 – Number 3 – July 1951

"Armoring in a Newborn Infant"
by Wilhelm Reich, M.D.

Orgone Physics
by Wilhelm Reich M.D.
1. "‘Dowsing' as an Object of Orgonomic Research (1946)"
2. "Three Experiments with Rubber at the Electroscope (1939)"

"Wilhelm Reich on the Road to Biogenesis (1935-1939)"
from the Archives of the Orgone Institute

"Orgonomic Treatment of Ichthyosis"
by A. Allan Cott, M.D.

"Orgonotic Functions in a Manic-Depressive Case"
by Philip Gold, M.D.

Our Independence
"Air Germs"
Corroboration of Orgone Biophysics 


Coming soon will be Volume 4 of the Orgone Energy Bulletin, comprising four issues: January 1952 (No. 1), April 1952 (No. 2), July 1952 (No. 3), October 1952 (No. 4).


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