Archive for July, 2011

Lecture on the Burning of Wilhelm Reich’s Books

July 28, 2011

Courtesy Announcement

“The True Story of a Court-Ordered Book Burning in America”
lecture by Kevin Hinchey, Asst. Director, Wilhelm Reich Museum

Subject: Monroe Library Celebrates Banned Books Week 2011
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 11:15:45 -0400
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4 Municipal Plaza   Monroe Township, NJ 08831 (732) 521-5000
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What: “The True Story of a Court-Ordered Book Burning in America” presented by Kevin Hinchey, Asst. Director, Wilhelm Reich Museum http://www.wilhelmreichtrust.org/

When: 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 24, 2011

Where: Monroe Township Public Library, 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831

Details:   

Banned Books Week is an annual event sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September (September 24 – October 1, 2011), Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted banning of books across the United States.

In 1956, six tons of books and research journals by Wilhelm Reich, M.D., a prominent Austrian physician and scientist who had immigrated to America four days before the outbreak of WWII, were burned by order of a Federal Court injunction. In this lecture, Kevin Hinchey, Assistant Director of the Wilhelm Reich Museum, will trace the dramatic events that culminated in what was one of the most heinous examples of censorship in American history.

A graduate of Fairfield University and New York University Graduate Film School, Mr. Hinchey has worked as a film writer in New York and Los Angeles and as a film professor in Massachusetts and Connecticut. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America (West). Since 2002, he has been on the Board of Directors of The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust in Rangeley, Maine which operates the Wilhelm Reich Museum (of which he serves as assistant director). Mr. Hinchey has authored a screenplay for a feature film about Reich, and is currently writing the script for a full-length documentary film about Reich.

Free tickets for this lecture are available at the Welcome Desk.

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History of Failed Middle East Peace Efforts

July 18, 2011

An excellent overview of the problem…

"The Arabs never miss an opportunity, to miss an opportunity"
– Abba Eban

"Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us."
– Golda Meir

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Part I:
http://frontpagemag.com/2011/07/15/31-opportunities-for-statehood-squandered-in-favor-of-genocide/
Part II:
http://frontpagemag.com/2011/07/18/31-opportunities-for-statehood-squandered-in-favor-of-genocide-part-ii/

31 Opportunities for Statehood Squandered in Favor of Genocide

Posted By David Meir-Levi

There is an eerie déjà vu about an unmistakable and oft-repeated process in the Arab-Israel conflict. The process started in 1937 and has repeated itself with minor variations many times over the subsequent 74 years. The process is as follows: Arabs go to war with Israel, promising Israel’s destruction and the annihilation of its Jews. Israel wins the war and offers peace. Arab leaders reject Israel’s peace offer, renew their promises of destruction and annihilation; and after a while they go to war again, and lose again, and Israel again offers peace. Repeat this process 31 times and you have the history of the Arab-Israel conflict in a nutshell.

Unfortunately, this process never seems to make it to our mainstream media’s radar screen, nor into many of the classrooms of professors of Near Eastern Studies.

We see it in its most recent iteration in an April 3rd article in The New York Times describing the Palestinian Authority’s much ballyhooed intention of demanding that the UN officially welcome into the family of nations and into UN membership the State of Palestine. Interestingly, the article was titled “In Israel, Time for Peace Offer May Run Out,” as though Israel had not already made numerous peace offers to the Palestinian Authority, and ought to do so quickly. The text of the article did make reference to an offer that Netanyahu’s government was preparing, and to the preemptive rejection of this future offer by Palestinian Authority leaders, who had no hesitation pointing out that they feel they can do better at the UN. But nowhere in the article was there any clarification that Arab leaders have a history, more than seven decades in length, of rejecting Israel’s repeated peace offers and squandering a grand total of thirty-one opportunities for the peaceful creation of a state for the Arabs of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, alongside of Israel.
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Part I:
http://frontpagemag.com/2011/07/15/31-opportunities-for-statehood-squandered-in-favor-of-genocide/
Part II:
http://frontpagemag.com/2011/07/18/31-opportunities-for-statehood-squandered-in-favor-of-genocide-part-ii/

Go to the above weblinks for the rest of this article.

Also, if you haven’t by now, read my Saharasia, which provides the emotional-characterological and geographic-historical dynamic behind the events:
http://www.saharasia.org
http://www.amazon.com/Saharasia-Origins-Sex-Repression-Warfare-Violence/dp/0980231647

A Storm of Smears and Defamation

July 17, 2011

The malicious book of C. Turner continues to spread poison internationally, notably in many "book review" articles with the common theme of attacking the name and work of Wilhelm Reich. I won’t mention most of them, as it would only give additional publicity to what are fantastically wretched distortions and defamatory lies. All are within the mainstream media. But, most people with a brain have come to expect that sort of thing from the MSM, distortions and lies on a host of critical issues, which is why subscription numbers for most of them are falling like a rock.

Below is a letter I wrote to The Economist, following their unfortunate contribution to the public stoning.

J.D.

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http://www.economist.com/node/18956016
Sex research in America
From here to eternity

When the United States thought sex was as dangerous as communism

To which, James DeMeo wrote in the comment section:
Jul 15th 2011 5:55 GMT

Mr. Turner’s book is a profound distortion of the facts regarding Dr. Wilhelm Reich’s ideas and discoveries. The “orgasmatron” title and naked woman book-cover should inform that it is un-serious tabloid Yellow Journalism. Turner’s description of Reich as “arrogant, influential, tyrannical and abusive” and irresponsibly quoted in the Economist, is false on nearly every account, as is most else in the book. Turner had to rely upon gossip and rumor to make his case, and then censor out all contrary opinion as found openly detailed in authentic biographies such as Sharaf’s “Fury on Earth”. Compared to the explosive popularity of Kinsey, Reich was but a footnote. And indeed, Kinsey gave him only one footnote, dismissing Reich’s emphasis for the necessity of tenderness and love to achieve a full orgasm, as for Kinsey, it was all a matter of hormonal fluid discharges, and it didn’t matter too much about how that was accomplished. Kinsey was in fact the true author of the progressive sexual rebellion, though many distorted Reich’s ideas to their own ends. Reich opposed the legal stranglehold the Church held over family law in his day, but also wrote about people’s emotional misery, the multiple unplanned pregnancies, abandoned children, bad marriages, the need for contraception, equal rights for women, the importance of gentle childbirth and breastfeeding, and the cruelty of circumcision. He vehemently opposed pornography and pedophilia, and considered homosexuality to be a neurosis. The “progressives” oppose Reich, or care not, on most of that agenda. But what better way to destroy Reich’s name and work, than by defaming him to have approved of exactly the pathology he opposed?

Reich was anti-pornography, so they call him a pornographer pushing “polymorphous perversity” (a la Marcuse). He was a Marxist in youth, joining the Communist Party, but the CP shortly threw him out, finding his pro-freedom ideas, and open criticisms of the CP leadership to be intolerable (he was then put on an NKVD death-list). Like so many modern conservatives who also started out as youthful Marxists, Reich became anti-communist after c.1932. But no matter, his critics will claim he was a Marxist-communist radical, member of the “Frankfurt group” (which he never belonged or contributed to), and blame him for the excesses of the 1960s. He was of Jewish background, and publicly exposed the sexual perversions of the Nazi leadership, getting on their death-lists – but some will hint, he might have also been Nazi-sympathetic (another lie). The psychoanalytic organizations threw him out for deviating from strict Freudianism around the same time they were asking Jewish members to resign, to better “get along” with Herr Hitler! “Reich is dangerous”, “Reich is crazy”, “Reich is a pervert”, they whispered. Burn the Witch!

Also, Reich’s orgone accumulator was never promoted as a “sex-box”, a dirty-minded claim fabricated his 1950s detractors, incessantly repeated today. Factually, the accumulator is an authentic scientific discovery, of great importance for medicine and science, and his orgone energy phenomenon is somewhat analogous to the modern “intergalactic media” or “cosmic plasma” of modern astrophysics, except that Reich determined a way to concentrate it for study, within his accumulators. They are composed of specific ferromagnetic and high-dielectric materials layered in an exacting manner such that it resembles a “hollow capacitor” or a Faraday cage. It has clear biological influences as verified by controlled scientific experiments, showing for example it has health benefits, can boost plant growth by 40%, and extend the lifespan of cancer mice by from 50% to 300% of control groups.

Published studies as undertaken by professional scientists and physicians are easily available by internet search – “Saharasia”, “The Orgone Accumulator Handbook”, “Heretic’s Notebook”, “On Wilhelm Reich and Orgonomy” for example – but books supporting Reich never get such public reviews. Besides, look how better the mainstream sales go when tossing around Woody Allen’s silly concoctions, and naked-women cartoons! Besides, Reich is dead and cannot sue for defamation!

Reich is the guy whom everyone loves to hate. The Communists and Nazis both wanted him dead. The Psychoanalysts and psychiatrists hated his guts. The FDA thugs – who today use SWAT teams to smash up vitamin pill doctors, homeopaths and raw-milk farmers – took up the persecution and then lied to the US Courts to get its way. McCarthy had nothing to do with it. His books were banned and literally burned in incinerators by the ton, and he was railroaded into prison. One might question, 60 years after his death, why all the “people who matter” (mostly media leftists) are obsessed to heap filth upon his grave, to dig up his bones for yet another round of public abuse.

James DeMeo, PhD
Orgone Biophysical Research Lab
http://www.orgonelab.org

New Publications Announcement

July 12, 2011

New Articles and Book Chapter by James DeMeo, PhD

Several of my articles have recently been recently published, including within mainstream peer-reviewed science journals and books, on the subject of orgone biophysics or the cosmic ether of space. Also a few popular-magazine articles, in Korean translations.

Here are the details and background info:

James DeMeo: "Water as a Resonant Medium for Unusual External Environmental Factors", Water: A Multidisciplinary Research Journal, p.1-47, 2011.

PDF download or on-line viewing available:

http://www.waterjournal.org/volume-3

This is a major new paper of nearly 50 pages, which integrates a lot of materials. Notably the subject includes materials from Wilhlem Reich on orgone energy fields, Giorgio Piccardi on cosmic fluctuating phenomenon, Dayton Miller on the cosmic ether of space, with discussions also including the works of Viktor Schauberger, Frank Brown, Bjorn Nordenstrom and many others. This publication came about when I was asked to make a submission on these subjects.
The scientists who compose the editorial board and working group behind this Water journal have detected what they call an "exclusion zone" energy field effect along the surfaces of cells and high dielectric materials, in which water structure is "spontaneously" organized to a high level. However, they cannot say just what is causing the "water structuring". Typical molecular interface theory suggests, by electrostatic forces primarily, layers of long-chain structured water molecules would be clinging to the outside surfaces of cellular membranes, on the order of maybe 100 molecules thick. Instead, they are observing such layers of highly structured water in tens of thousands of molecules thick, so that they can be directly observed in a microscope. The observations show, small particulates freely moving in the water refuse to migrate towards the edges of those membranes or surfaces, are are repulsed from this "exclusion zone". There is a repulsive force, barring the intrusion of all particulate material, associated with an increased viscosity of the water in that zone where the exclusion of particles takes place. Hence the term "exclusion zone" or "EZ water".

From this, one of the principal scientists involved in this work became interested in Wilhelm Reich’s ideas of a life-energy field surrounding living creatures, and in my own work confirming Reich on these subjects. A current research project underway at OBRL on water structure using spectrographic analysis also came to the attention of this working group. I was asked to present a paper at their Fourth Annual Conference on the Physics, Chemistry and Biology of Water, in 2009 at Mount Snow in Vermont, an event which is described here:
http://www.watercon.org/water_2009/index2.html
and here:
http://128.208.16.43/volume-2-index/60-supplement-1

Following this event, I was invited to provide a contribution to their journal, which was done. The conference was filled with top scientists from universities and research establishments, from around the world, many of whom spontaneously expressed to me during the free discussion periods their admiration for Reich. Though in a few cases, they also expressed a fear to be open about this among their colleagues.

Part of the reason why I go into these details is to correct the mis-impression that the work of Wilhelm Reich, and his ideas about orgone energy, have no standing or interest among classically-trained natural scientists (of which I am but one example) or within the world of classical mainstream science. This isn’t true, and the above (and following) examples are only a few which could be made to reinforce this point.

Another paper of mine was invited to be included in a new collected work on the questions of cosmic ether and gravitational anomalies:

James DeMeo: "Dayton C. Miller Revisited", in Should the Laws of Gravitation Be Reconsidered? Hector A. Munera, Editor, Aperion, Montreal, p.285-315, 2011.

http://redshift.vif.com/BookBlurbs/Allais-Gravitation.htm

http://www.amazon.com/Should-Laws-Gravitation-Reconsidered-Scientific/dp/0986492655

This is a fascinating new collection which includes papers on anomalous pendulum behavior and other physics experiments which are inexplicable from the viewpoint of both Einstein’s relativity theory, and the "Big Bang" creationist theory so popular today – and which threatens to throw science back to the Middle Ages, when divine revelation, priests and the Book of Genesis were consulted about life and cosmology.

I can also announce the following paper published in 2010 is now available as a PDF download:

James DeMeo: "Experimental Confirmation of the Reich Orgone Accumulator Thermal Anomaly", Subtle Energies, 20(3):1-16, 2010.

PDF download available:

http://www.orgonelab.org/DeMeoToTSubtleEnergies.pdf

This paper gives a preliminary discussion of an automated and To-T experiment, with a very tight protocol for eliminating all known classical thermodynamic objections, and whereupon the thermal anomaly still persisted, verifying Reich on all the central points, but also showing new aspects which were previously not apparent.

And finally, a Korean popular magazine has translated (into Korean) and published some of my materials, including an interview which transpired during my presentation to a Conference on Space-Energy in 2010.

* Interview with James DeMeo (Korean), in Here Now Journal, 16-1, p.172-184, 2011.

* Selections from the Orgone Accumulator Handbook (Korean), in Here Now Journal, 16-2, p.144-156 and 16-3, p.73-86, 2011.

* "Saharasia" (Korean), in Here Now Journal, 16-2, p.70-97, 2011.

I cannot read Korean, but am told this journal can be obtained via the following website:
http://www.herenow.co.kr/

Thanks for your interest, and if you wish to support this kind scientific research and public outreach, please consider to make a donation to my institute, the Orgone Biophysical Research Lab, here:
http://www.orgonelab.org/donation.htm

James DeMeo, PhD
Orgone Biophysical Research Lab
Ashland, Oregon, USA