The FDA LITERALLY Burned His Books…
By James DeMeo, PhD – Director, Orgone Biophysical Research Lab
Around 1970, during my studies at the university, I became intrigued with the writings of the late Dr. Wilhelm Reich on the controversial subjects of “biological energy” and his thesis that blocked emotions and sexual repression led to mental illness, neurosis and social violence.
I met and studied with some of the scientists who had worked with Reich, experienced the orgone therapy Reich had developed, undertook simple experiments, and eventually became the first student at a mainstream American university to earn a PhD for scientifically testing Reich’s ideas.
Wilhelm Reich was part of Sigmund Freud’s inner circle…
For those who don’t know, Reich was one of Freud’s inner circle — some say he was being groomed to take over leadership of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) — but he was ultimately thrown out of that organization for his social reform and anti-Nazi work.
Historians have since documented the general capitulation of German psychoanalysis to the Nazis, but not so Wilhelm Reich, an Austrian-Ukranian of Jewish background.
Freud’s early work strongly suggested emotions and sexuality were expressions of a tangible energetic “something”, but it was Reich who provided the clearest evidence that the Freudian libido was a real energy, discharged during emotional expression and sexual orgasm.