Selected Writings

Author: Wilhelm Reich
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374501969
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This anthology is not intended to replace any of the works of Wilhelm Reich, but rather to serve as an introduction to them. The chapters include material from The Function of the Orgasm; The Cancer Biopathy; Character Analysis; Ether, God and Devil; Cosmic Superimposition and The Murder of Christ. In addition the volume reprints many important later articles from various journals.

Lifestreams

Author: David Boadella
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131757088X
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Biosynthesis means "integration of life". It is a holistic form of body psychotherapy, which was founded over forty-five years ago. The concept of life-streams is one of its major foundations, which has since been supported by research in neurobiology. How can we integrate the three most important domains of being human: our bodily existence, our psychological experience and our spiritual essence? Biosynthesis Therapy has developed a broad spectrum of reliable methods to make this possible and to free our life energy. It is resource-oriented and is practised worldwide. David Boadella brings his many years of experience to provide in this book a trend-setting model for the understanding both of the origin of illness and of therapy. First published in 1987, this book has appeared in ten languages. It provides numerous case examples and is fascinating and enriching for the normal reader as well as for therapists from many different schools. In this book, the word "bioenergetic" is used to refer to the study of life energy, which is a major foundation of the therapy method "Biosynthesis". This is not to be confused with the term "Bioenergetic Analysis", an other and different form of body psychotherapy. Since 1985, together with David Boadella, Biosynthesis has been developed further by Dr. Silvia Specht Boadella, particularly in its philosophical and transpersonal aspects. In 1990, Biosynthesis was the first form of body psychotherapy to be scientifically accredited by the European Association of Psychotherapy. Biosynthesis therapists can therefore receive the European Certificate of Psychotherapy ECP. In 2001, the International Foundation of Biosynthesis IFB was formed, to coordinate trainings and research in twenty countries in Europe, Asia, North and South America. The newest information about Biosynthesis, including our actual course programme, you will find on our website. David Boadella International Institute for Biosynthesis IIBS, Benzenrüti 6, CH-9410 Heiden, Switzerland E-mail: [email protected] www.biosynthesis.org The Author David Boadella, born 1931 in London, pioneer of body psychotherapy and founder of Biosynthesis. He studied education, psychology and literature and wrote numerous articles and several books. Since 1985, he is the Director of the International Institute for Biosynthesis in Switzerland. In 1989, he was elected as the first President of the European Association for Body Psychotherapy EABP. In 1995, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the "Open International University of Complementary Medicine". Author of "Wilhelm Reich: The evolution of his work" (Arkana). Disclaimer Basically this book contains neither exercises or advices. Nevertheless, if statements from the book should be used for self-treatment or for treatment of others, every form of liability of the author or the publisher for personal, material, or financial damage is excluded.

Character Analysis

Author: Wilhelm Reich
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374509808
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The German psychologist describes his theories of psychoanalysis and the biological and psychological bases of neuroses

Early Writings

Author: Wilhelm Reich
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466846895
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This volume marks the beginning of the publication in English of Reich's early writings. Volume One and the collections to follow will trace his scientific development from the psycho-analytical study of Ibsen's Peer Gynt, presented for membership in the Viennese Psychoanalytic Society (1920), to the crucial discovery of the bion (1938), which initiated his work in orgone biophysics and led to the discovery of cosmic orgone energy. In a foreword to this volume, Chester M. Raphael writes: "Viewing [Reich's] work retrospectively, it is easy to see the logic of its development from psychoanalysis to sex-economy and, finally, to orgone biophysics. Its continuity is so apparent that any tendency to fragment it or to ignore the relatedness of all his findings indicates a failure to comprehend its essence--the energy principal which unites all aspects of his work...Reich's early writings...are an integral part of the development that led to the discovery of orgone energy."

Man in the Trap

Author: Elsworth F. Baker
Publisher: American College of Orgonomy
ISBN: 9780967967004
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Ether God Devil Cosmic Superimposition

Author: Wilhelm Reich
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466846909
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These companion volumes, long out of print, are now presented together for the first time so that the reader may better grasp their essential unity. In Ether, God and Devil, Wilhelm Reich describes the process of functional thinking and reveals how the inner logic of this objective thought technique led him to the discovery of cosmic orgone energy. In Cosmic Superimposition, Reich steps beyond the character structure of man to an understanding of how man is rooted in nature. The super-imposition of two orgone-energy systems which is demonstrable in the genital embrace is revealed as a common functioning principal that exists in all of nature. Concluding this work, Reich returns to the human sphere "to ponder about the greatest riddle of all: the ability of man to think, and by mere thinking to know what nature is and how it works."

The Cancer Biopathy

Author: Wilhelm Reich
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466846860
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A Shrinking Disease Due to Chronic Sexual Starvation What is cancer? Traditionally, medical science has thought of it as an invasive tumor arising spontaneously in an otherwise healthy organism. In contrast, Wilhelm Reich defines cancer not as a tumor--the tumor is merely a late manifestation of the disease--but as a systemic disease due to chronic thwarting of natural sexual functioning. In this radically different scientific investigation of a process that ends, literally, in the putrefaction of the living body due to chronic suffocation of the tissues, Reich has arrived at the conclusion that "cancer is the most significant somatic expression of the biophysiological effect of sexual stasis." If this is so, there is a far greater possibility for the prevention of cancer than for its treatment. The Cancer Biopathy is Volume II of The Discovery of the Orgone. Volume I is The Function of the Orgasm.

Wilhelm Reich and Orgonomy

Author: Ola Raknes
Publisher: American College of Orgonomy
ISBN: 9780967967028
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Here is an authoritative introduction to Wilhelm Reich's science of life energy, or orgonomy. Ola Raknes covers every aspect of this controversial subject, explaining among much else the liberation of sexual energy, the nature of functional thinking, mind-body functional identity, the four-beat orgasm formula, and the bearing of life energy on religion, education, medicine and psychology. In addition, his own reminiscences provide an unexpected personal dimension. At the time of Reich's death in a federal penitentiary, Raknes was one of the few men still loyal to him and one of the few to enjoy his full confidence. Because Raknes worked so closely with Reich and later followed every development of orgonomic research, Wilhlem Reich and Orgonomy fills an important place both in the context of Reich's own writings and in current studies of life energy.

The Mass Psychology of Fascism

Author: Wilhelm Reich
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374203644
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In this classic study, Reich repudiates the concept that fascism is the ideology or action of a single individual or nationality, or of any ethnic or political group. Instead he sees fascism as the expression of the irrational character structure of the average human being whose whose primary biological needs and impulses have been suppressed for thousands of years.