Response to Wired Editors, New Slander of Reich and Myself
Wired Mag recently published the following article, filled with misinformation and the usual slanders of Reich. This time, however, they also included mention of my name and the Orgone Accumulator Handbook, for tarring and feathering.
Fantastically Wrong: Why is the Sky Blue? It’s Packed With Sexy Energy, of Course, by Matt Simon.
Of course, the Wired article itself is “fantastically wrong”. The following Response was posted to the Wired comment section, but is repeated here, in case they decide to remove it.
Please visit that website and make your own comments.
27 Nov. 2014
Dear Wired Editors,
I recommend that everyone on your editorial staff, and reading this commentary, to actually try sitting in an authentic orgone accumulator, or under an orgone blanket, or reading a book by Reich, or even my own book which this “Simon” writer claims to be reviewing, before accepting the usual pack of lies about Reich’s work. Or my work.
For 80 years it has become typical for American publishers to slander Reich both personally and professionally without ever mentioning the substance of his findings, nor any of the more recent experimental confirmations of his scientific work. Usually, my work confirming Reich experimentally over 40 years, including 10 years working inside the universities and published in both peer-reviewed and popular publications, is systematically never mentioned. Censored out similar to how Reich’s own writings were censored and burned by the Nazis, the Stalinists, and the FDA — to the happy applause of “all the people who mattered”. Even the unreliable Wikipedia censors out my verification studies, being dominated by “skeptic club” liars who erase them every time they are added in. Apparently Wired Mag has caught that ugly infection, to censor out contrary facts.
So today you will try to slander me, quoting from cheerleaders for FDA book-burning, such as Martin Gardner, and think this will improve your standing within the general public? For the record, Mr. Simon-says didn’t bother to send one email to me asking a single question before dumping his jokey bile out into the public. Though I doubt if facts would have persuaded him in any case.
Factually, Reich never promoted pornography as is typically claimed, Wm. Burroughs and the other quoted individuals, are no studied or factual commentators on Reich, nor was the accumulator ever offered as a “cancer cure” or “sex box”, etc. Such nonsense was invented by Reich’s critics, who as clever liars, did not find anything sufficiently bad in his writings to alarm the public. So they just made up a bunch of slanderous stuff, knowing a dead man cannot bring a case to the courts. But the evidence does indicate the orgone accumulator does collect a cosmic energy which has real physical and biological effects — maybe similar to dark-matter or neutrinos or whatever, call it what you will — it boosts the overall immune system, and this can be and has been clinically demonstrated. My “Orgone Accumulator Handbook”
provides some basic details, including citations to published studies.
But be aware, the pirate PDF version of my Handbook linked in the article is an old edition. The newer edition available at Amazon
has 100+ more pages of details, updated significantly with plenty of citations to newer studies undertaken by scientists and physicians internationally. My various published research papers on the subject of Reich’s biophysical discoveries are also mostly available for free download, for those with an interest in experimentally-determined facts.
Read my other book “In Defense of Wilhelm Reich”
for details on the lying characters — Nazis and Stalinists and FDA/pharmaceutical bullies — who went after Reich with sharp knives. You will learn new and important things.
Hopefully the FDA has gotten over its impulse to grab for the matches every time Reich’s name is mentioned, and might today even consider issuing a public apology to the Reich family for what they did back in the 1950s, burning his books and throwing him into prison to die — all for daring to defend his scientific findings against a fraudulently-obtained FDA legal injunction.
The Truth comes out, no matter how many times the angry American media hacks try to slander Reich, to drive additional nails into his coffin.
If every home had an orgone accumulator or orgone blanket on the premises, the public health would improve dramatically, and costs for health care would plummet. That’s my professional and studied opinion.
Am I still allowed, in America, to say such “outrageous” things?
James DeMeo, PhD
New Books of Interest, for Your Library or Gifting
Please support working scientists and scholars investigating and confirming the findings of the late Dr. Wilhelm Reich.
I'll start with one of my own new books, forthcoming in late December or January 2015.
* Das Orgonakkumulator-Handbuch: Wilhelm Reichs Entdeckung der Lebensenergie. Rüstzeug für das 21. Jahrhundert zur Selbstheilung und allgemeinen Verbesserung der Lebensqualität, Mit vielen Bauanleitungen, by James DeMeo, PhD, Natural Energy Works, Ashland, Oregon. Softcover ~290 pages. Illustrated. All new translation of the Updated, Revised and Expanded 3rd English edition. Over 100 pages of new material not found in the first German Edition (by Zweitausendeins), translated by a native German-speaker familiar with orgonomy. Available in late December or January, but you can pre-purchase today with free shipping internationally, from the following weblink:
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* Wilhelm Reich, Biologist, by James Strick, PhD, Harvard University Press. Hardcover 450 pages. Available in April 2015, but can be pre-purchased now from Amazon.com.
James Strick has been working on this book for several years, reviewing Reich's early microbiological experiments in Oslo, Norway and later in the USA, detailing his excellent work and scientific priority on the larger "origins of life" question. Once this book is available and we have read it, we will post out another notice along with a review.
* The Motions of Life: Was Einstein Really Modelling Brownian Movement? by Roberto Maglione. Softcover 226 Pages. Illustrated. Was Einstein really modelling Brownian ,movement? The answer is NO. Einstein never modelled Brownian motion and Perrin never provided evidence for the validity of the molecular kinetic theory by resorting to the phenomenon observed by Brown. Wilhelm Reich is the only scientist that can be credited with having scientifically studied the phenomenon represented by Brownian active molecules, and can be considered the only one that furthered Brown's researches. Available for purchase today, with shipping in early December.
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* Pulsation: From Wilhelm Reich to Neurodynamic Psychotherapy, by Sean Haldane. Parmenides press, Softcover 254 pages. $18.75 The author is a neurologist and long time supporter of Wilhelm Reich, though has developed his own therapeutic approach and openly questions orgone energy, from the standpoint of honest skepticism. We have disagreements, but I enjoyed his book for its honest open inquiry and detail, presenting arguments that connect much of Reich's work to comparable concepts or discovery within the mainstream sciences. I especially appreciate his uncompromised discussion of the orgasm function, of heterosexual genitality, something which even self-described "Pure Reichians" frequently bungle, in misguided efforts to be accommodate the never-satisfied PC crowd. A stimulating read. Available for purchase today, in the USA from here:
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Christopher Turner, with Wellcome Trust, Slanders Reich Again
Another major smear of Reich, for the umteenth time, now in the Irish Mirror, and at the Wellcome Trust Museum in the UK.
Institute of Sexology: Racy sex exhibition builds ORGASM MACHINE and invites public to try it - by Rachael Bletchley
The Institute of Sexology, EXHIBITION
They boast to offer "live events of a sexual nature". A "lavishly illustrated hardback book" will also accompany the "exhibition" (or exhibitionism). The forthcoming book, entitled The Institute of Sexology is already offered for pre-order at Amazon, authored by Shereen El-Feki, Alyce Mahon, and (surprise!) Christopher Turner.
Christopher Turner, author of Adventures in the Orgasmatron which did a Royal job of slandering Reich a few years ago, is really no surprise in this new slander of Reich from Wellcome, as he did several stories on other Wellcome Trust Museum exhibits. For example, this one, appropriately entitled:
Dirt: The filthy reality of everyday life
See Page 40 of this item:
That seems to be a pretty good descriptor of Mr. Turner's preoccupations. Dirt.
(His graduate thesis was entitled "The Disgusting", see my book below for details.)
To jog memories, Wellcome Trust is the child of Burroughs-Wellcome and the Wellcome Foundation, a predecessor of Galaxo-Smith-Klein. Under various names, these major pharmaceutical firms and trusts made their fortune pushing the experimental drug AZT (azidothymidine) as a claimed "cure for AIDS", speeding many thousands of homosexual men into early graves, and many heterosexuals as well. Back in the early days of what the gay organizations (funded by Wellcome) enthusiastically promoted as "Drugs Into Bodies", homosexual men were dying from self-inflicted immune-system destruction due to widespread use of multiple illegal street drugs and legal pharmaceuticals, along with antibiotic overdoses related to multiple bath-house diseases. They were screaming down and death-threatening scientists who recommended a go-slow policy towards claimed anti-AIDS drugs. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made quick approvals for AZT thereafter. Eager-beaver MDs were then prescribing ~1800 mg of AZT daily, a toxic dose guaranteed to kill most people within a year or two, as documented in prior published studies. Arthur Ashe, the golf pro, and Rudolf Nureyev the Russian ballet dancer, were two well-known victims of AZT poisoning, blamed on never-proven "infectious HIV". So did many thousands of ordinary people die horrible "AIDS death", which in reality was "AZT death". Their only fault was to be too trusting of the pharmaceutical houses and the anti-scientific doctors who promoted sexual hysteria into the public, "cured" by toxic pills. Such is the background of the criminal Wellcome enterprise, which now jumps onto the anti-Reich bandwagon, with multi-billions in death-profits to expend. For background, if all this leaves you breathless (and it should, if you don't know the facts), see here for informative links to a major and deadly 20th Century medical scandal (one of many).
Courtesy of Wellcome and Turner, sex-frustrated people can now go to see and sit in the "orgasm box" and yuk it up, see some live sex-acts performed in their so-called museum, and be mis-educated with lies about how this was all "agreeable to Wilhelm Reich". Reich never advocated the orgone accumulator for any kind of sexual purposes, however. That lie was invented by his dirty-minded critics and slanderers. And he was no pervert promoting promiscuity either. From the mid-1920s through the 1950s, Reich advocated a comparatively mild but authentic sexual freedom, emphasizing women's rights, freedom of access to contraception, abortion and divorce, and decriminalizing premarital and adolescent sexual expression (ie, Romeo and Juliet). Reich was also against pornography, pedophilia, S&M and the "free fuck" / "swinger" mentality. Reich described the sexual "Don Juan" (hetero or homo) as a disturbed and neurotic creature, gripped by an emotional fear and hatred of women, in a flight from intimacy, where phallic "conquests" replaced tenderness and love. And likewise, the female correlate, "Donna Juan", was full of fear and hatred of men. Both character types flouted their sexuality to punish, with sadistic overtones, rather than to love. Reich was also highly critical of the anti-sex hysteria and taboo superstitions promoted by the dominating Church institutions of his day.
But it was Reich's clinical findings on genitality that bothered his critics the most. Reich's genitality identified loving heterosexual penile-vaginal intercourse as the "gold standard" necessary for maximal psychic and somatic benefits from sexual relations. His clinical findings identified penile-vaginal intercourse as a prerequisite for maximal pleasure and full orgastic release. All the other methods of sexual relations could build excitation, but were not biologically capable of allowing full bioenergetic discharge, and hence left the individual tense and ungratified.
Reich's contemporaries screamed bloody murder when he wrote such things. And they still do, as with Wellcome's and the Turner gang's incessant preoccupation to drive additional nails into Reich's coffin.
In any case, Reich's clinical findings and theories stood in opposition to Kinsey's very popular but unscientific claims. According to Kinsey, sexual climax achieved by anal, oral or masturbation sex is "no different" from a full whole-body orgasm achieved by heterosexual penile-vaginal intercourse. (How exactly does the phallic-receptive partner in anal or oral sex obtain any bioenergetic release?) Kinsey didn't even accept that a full-body orgasm existed, defining "orgasm" as equal to mere ejaculation of body fluids, and he rejected Reich's clinical findings. Many studies disprove Kinsey's arguments, and validate Reich's. For example:
But no matter, Turner and his new friends at Wellcome will turn the truth upon its head, and fabricate lies that Reich was the opposite of his authentic biography. As revealed in the above weblinks to the Irish Mirror and Wellcome Trust articles, the Museum exhibition is primarily aimed at trying to equalize all forms of neurotic pre-genital or non-genital sexuality, with genital heterosexuality, through the use of unscientific misrepresentations and public propaganda.
If you want more details on Reich's discoveries, with exceptional documentation about all the life-haters and love-haters who lined up to slander him, and wanted him dead, including a full rebuttal of Mr. Turner's prior massacres of facts and truth about Reich, then I offer my new book In Defense of Wilhelm Reich, for a good introduction. It provides an overview of Reich's biography, and the history of how Reich's books were banned and burned by the FDA, who also sent him to an early death in prison. The FDA assault came down hard on Reich's head after many years of slander articles in the mainstream press, mostly by Communist writers who were deeply offended by Reich's anti-Communism, and used sexual inuendo and slander to destroy him. They are the inspiration for Turner and friends. Full documentation is in the book:
In Defense of Wilhelm Reich: Opposing the 80-Years' War of Mainstream Defamatory Slander Against One of the 20th Century's Most Brilliant Physicians and Natural Scientists.
James DeMeo, PhD
Director, Orgone Biophysical Research Lab
"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
- George Orwell