Wilhelm Reich and Orgonomy

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9780140214727: Wilhelm Reich and Orgonomy

In this book Ola Raknes presents important aspects of the life and work of Wilhelm Reich and describes how Reich discovered orgone energy. Raknes, a close friend of Reich, has written his book in three parts. The first deals with Reich's logical, step-by-step development of ideas, based on his clinical experience and scientific experimentation. In the second part he presents basic facts about orgonomy, the science of orgone energy, and how natural science and human functioning can be understood from an energetic point of view. The third part is concerned with the orgonomic concept of health and its social consequences. This book is for anyone fascinated by nature, from the general public to physicians and psychiatrists, to other scientific and mental health professionals.

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Ola Raknes, Ph.D. was born in Bergen, Norway in 1887. He studied psychology in Paris and London, psychology and psychoanalysis in Berlin, and orgonomy with Reich in the United States. He was a lecturer in high schools in Norway and at the Universities of Paris and London, and was for many decades a renowned psychotherapist in Oslo. He died in 1975.

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"Simply written, easily understood, it stands as an ideal introduction to the extensive writings of Wilhelm Reich." --From the foreword by Elsworth F. Baker, m.D., founder of the American College of Orgonomy

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