Doctor Wilhelm Reich is well-known as a psychoanalyst and
his work concerning vegetotherapy. However, his major discoveries
in biophysics were made inaccessible to the public for many
It was in the middle of the 1930's that Reich discovered the
energy base of the all material. Primary and cosmic vital
energy in other traditions also called Chi, Prâna or
Ether . He named it "orgon" in 1947 (from Greek
"Orgân": to glow heat). This energy circulates
in our veins, glows in our 600 billion cells, exhilerates
humans, plants, animals, water, the atmosphere, wind, the
clouds, space, etc. Orgon is everywhere!
Wilhelm Reich was born on March the 24th, 1897, in Dobryzcynica
in the former Austrian-Hungarian Empire. His mother tongue
Wilhelm Reich attains membership of the Vienna Psychoanalytic
Society under the chairmanship of Professor Sigmund Freud.
Wilhelm Reich is Director of the Seminar for Psychoanalytic
Therapy at the Psychoanalytic Polyclinic in Vienna from 1924-1930.
Wilhelm Reich is forced to leave Germany due to Hitler seizing
control of Germany.Research into the biophysics of orgon and
lectures at the Psychological Institute of the University
of Oslo, Norway. He moves to New York to take up a position
as an Associate Professor of Medical Psychology at the "New
School for Social Research" in New York City. He moves
the Orgone Energy Laboratory from Norway to New York.
The discovery of orgon.
The Wilhelm Reich Foundation is founded in Rangeley in 1949
by friends and students to preserve the Archives of Wilhelm
Reich and support further research into Cosmic Orgon Energy.
The FDA (Federal Food and Drug Administration ) initiates
a complaint for an injunction against Wilhelm Reich and his
Foundation to specifically bar the distribution and transportation
of Orgone Accumulators across State lines as a medical device.
Court trials for Wilhelm Reich versus the USA concerning Reich
not abiding by the 1954 Injunction. Wilhelm Reich was found
guilty of contempt of court by a jury and was sentenced to
2 years imprisonment. Wilhelm Reich appeals against this decision
but loses the court appeal and is sent to prison in March
Wilhelm Reich died during the night whilst in prison in Lewisburg,
Pennsylvania. It was determined by a prison doctor that he
died of a heart attack. His personal belongings, including
a substantial amount of written material, which he had with
him in prison were never released to his family.