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This issue includes the following seven articles:
In “Malinowski Revisited and Reich’s Children on the Future,” Morton Herskowitz discusses Reich’s insights concerning childhood in the light of Bronislaw Malinowski’s findings in his classic anthropological studies of the Trobriand islanders.
In “Double-Blind Controlled Experiments in the Orgone Energy Accumulator,” Philip Bennett reviews the history of double-blind methods in biomedical research, noting the paucityof their use in orgonomic research. He then describes recent double-blind studies demonstrating biological effects of a device that resembles the orgone energy accumulator.
In “Onion Plant Responses to Orgone Accumulator Treatment,” J. Heckman presents data from two field experiments on the effects of different durations of accumulator treatment ofonion bulbs before planting. Although no significant differences in plant growth parameters were noted, the results suggest that orgone accumulator treatment may retard leafsenescence.
In “Politics, Religion and Human Nature,” Peter Robbins illustrates how irrationalism in politics and society have obstructed scientific research on unidentified flying objects.
In “Children as Teachers,” Dorothea Fuckert describes her experiences parenting based on self-regulation. She describes what she and her husband learned from their two sons asthey grew up from infancy through their experiences at Summerhill School and into early adulthood.
In “Foundations for a Functional Analysis of Economics,” Dean Davidson describes Reich’s use of Karl Marx’s analysis of living working power and its role in the production ofsurplus value. He contrasts Reich’s approach with more recent attempts to understand human economic relations that have ignored these findings.
In “Orgone Therapy – A Patient’s Perspective,” a patient movingly describes the impact of orgone therapy on her life.
The “Communications and Notes” section includes memorial tributes to Bernard R. Grad, Ph.D., Eva Renate Reich, M.D. and Ilse Ollendorff Reich; a listing of recent lectures andpublications by members of the Institute; and an announcement of the Training Program in Orgonomic Therapy offered by the Institute.