Confronting Trevor Constable’s Distortions of Reich
Everyone familiar with the History of Orgonomy will appreciate the many controversies which came when Reich’s work was distorted, its original essence deliberately diluted or falsified in serious ways, by those who were structurally incapable of understanding or living with the new discoveries. They were emotionally driven to destroy that which they could not embrace, sometimes with direct destructive ferocity, sometimes with a smiley-face of fake enthusiasm. For reasons too complex to detail, today I’m going to expose another distorter of Reich, which I predict will ruffle some feathers, specifically the followers of Trevor Constable, and those who esteem his work. He is well-known in orgonomy as someone who published two articles in the orgonomic journals, but then collapsed into the quagmire of Rudolf Steiner mysticism and neo-Nazi apologetics, trying to drag Reich down into that swamp with him.
I wouldn’t waste time on it, except that I keep getting correspondence from a few of his followers, who wrongly believe that Constable’s claims were agreeable to Reich’s work, or "scientific" in some manner. Not so. Even some "respectable orgonomic" folk identifying with Reich have taken to citing his later publications as if they were scientifically-based material. So I am making public a previously private communication, my "Letter from James DeMeo to a Trevor Constable Enthusiast", written some years ago, but updated more recently with internet weblink references.
I am open to discussion on this item (best to do this on my Facebook page:
but I insist that people firstly read it, and review the reference citations. Also I have made screen shots of all those references, so if they vanish for some reason, please let me know and I’ll adjust the weblinks to restore them.
And for the record, I already confronted Constable with this information years ago, well before his death. I would not bother to make these materials public, and would be happy to "let the dead rest in peace", except for one fact: Protecting Reich’s authentic Orgonomic Science from pretenders and distorters is of paramount importance for a sick and troubled world. The world needs Reich’s original science-based orgonomic discoveries. It is misled into emotional traps by such as Constable. Those who promote Constable as some kind of "authority" within the field of orgonomic science are promoting a falsehood, and should reconsider what they are doing.
James DeMeo, PhD
"The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it."
– George Orwell
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