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Radio Interview with James DeMeo, on Wilhelm Reich and Confirming Research

October 7, 2017

Radio Interview with James DeMeo, on Wilhelm Reich and Confirming Research

James DeMeo was interviewed on KSKQ radio in Ashland, Oregon, by Andrew Mount and Richard Royce on August 10th. It is now available for internet listening or download, at the following website.


The 12th Annual Conference on the Physics, Chemistry and Biology of Water

September 29, 2017

The 12th Annual Conference on the Physics, Chemistry and Biology of Water

October 26-29, 2017. Sofia, Bulgaria

Click on the "Participants" link for the full speaker’s list and downloadable Abstracts.

I will also be presenting new findings at this Conference, on water structure-spectroscopy as influenced by the authentic Wilhelm Reich orgone accumulator (and not to be confused with the "orgonite" junk-trinkets and pyramids sold on ebay or other websites).

James DeMeo: Anomalous “living” spectrographic changes in water structure

This new line of research undertaken at my laboratory since 2009, demonstrates the accuracy of Reich’s discussions on orgonotic lumination, and on the power of the orgone accumulator enclosure (similar to a Faraday Cage, or "hollow capacitor), to affect water, human physiology and health. An Abstract of my forthcoming talk is provided here:

The Conference will also be live-streamed on internet, with YouTube videos of the lectures available later on. Also every presenter provides their PowerPoint slide-set. So everyone will ultimately have a chance to see the presentations. Being there allows for private discussions with the various scientists and researchers. Also the Water Journal, published by this group, is available without charge via their separate website. Several of my own papers are published there, which is something of a milestone, for experimental papers in orgone biophysics to be published in a mainstream journal of physical science, outside of the usual orgonomic publications.
I will repeat a long-standing recommendation, that everyone should re-examine Wilhelm Reich’s authentic orgone energy discovery with fresh eyes, and have an orgone accumulator and blanket in their home for personal use and health benefits. My Orgone Accumulator Handbook (see below) gives clear instructions on how to build them, and use them most effectively in the modern home environments of WiFi, cell phones, and other kinds of "electrosmog". And forget about all the slander, lies and total BS as comes from the "skeptics", AND from the junk pyramid-trinket promoters since more than 80 years now. The organized-medical and FDA schemers didn’t go after him and burn his books, throw him into prison to die, for nothing. Historically, this kind of deadly emotional reaction is reserved for true genius.

By my experimental work and findings, water structure as documented through spectrographic methods, is a reaction to the intensity of charge of this one-same cosmic orgone "life-ether" energy, which can be concentrated inside the orgone accumulator. There may be a quantum theoretical aspect to it, as some have argued, but usage of that theory provides little in the way of practical approaches to the question, as is very possible through Reich’s approach. I had many productive and friendly arguments with the foremost European quantum theorist, water-researcher and Wilhelm Reich supporter, Dr. Emilio del Giudice on that question, prior to his death. Water is central to the mechanisms of orgone energy, as seen in both atmosphere and biology, and probably as well in geophysical and cosmic-galactic realms. By new astrophysical understandings, water may be the most abundant molecule in the universe, including within open space between the stars and galaxies – and for which an important question may be asked: What is the composition of the transparent blue haloes routinely photographed in true colors, surrounding large galaxies, such as M31 (Andromeda). For a short time, astrophysicists considered this blue halo to be a direct visible expression of “dark matter” – before withdrawing the idea as wholly contradictory to their preferred theories.
The blue glow does appear to be a direct expression of cosmic orgone energy in an excited state, very much in keeping with my own recent discovery of a similar bluish glow as documented spectrographically in orgone-charged water samples. I will be presenting on this finding at the forthcoming Water Conference.

If you find my research on these questions to be exciting, interesting and of importance, then please donate generously to the non-profit 501-c-3 Orgone Biophysical Research Laboratory (OBRL), for which an IRS tax-deduction is available. Donations go directly into our research fund, for equipment and maintenance of the laboratory, for such as the expensive spectrometer and quartz-glass cuvettes used in this specific study, for the laboratory electric bill, and for air-ticket costs to this important conference where the results will be shared with scientists world-wide. This kind of effort brings Reich’s work out from the shadows, into open discussion among scientists and researchers from around the world. To accomplish our goals, we rely upon kind-hearted and supportive donors to keep the laboratory functioning. Donations can be made from both the USA and internationally by credit card or PayPal, using this weblink:
For the USA only, checks made out to “OBRL” and mailed to the address below are actually preferred, as it saves us the 4% fees charged by the credit card companies. Contact me also for bank wire details, and please remember the Orgone Biophysical Research Laboratory, Inc., in your testament.

Thank you, and I hope everyone gets to at least review the presentations at the forthcoming Water Conference by internet methods. Mark your calendars. I will send out another email after the Conference, once the videos are become available for viewing.

Good wishes,

James DeMeo, PhD

Director, Orgone Biophysical Research Lab
PO Box 1148
Ashland, Oregon 97520 USA
demeo at orgonelab dot org

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“Water as a Resonant Medium for Unusual External Environmental Factors”. J.DeMeo

“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”, by J.DeMeo

“Orgone Accumulator Handbook”, 3rd Revised Edition, by J.DeMeo

Seeking Donations of New or Older Mac Computers – Laptops or Desktops, MacbookPro

September 14, 2017

Seeking Donations of New or Older Mac Computers
Laptops or Desktops, MacbookPro

At the Orgone Biophysical Research Lab (OBRL) we have been using various Mac computers to run data-acquisition software for various experiments. Some of them are getting pretty old and show early signs of failure. Parts and even repairs on such older machines are generally impossible. We’d like to upgrade everything, but costs are prohibitive for the full range of needs.

Specifically we are seeking MacbookPro laptops, newer or older, even if not currently in fully working condition — we can repair or use for parts. But we will accept others that meet our needs. We know many people have older Macs sitting around unused. Send them to us and we will put them to work.

Donors of computers can receive a letter from OBRL usable for an IRS-tax deduction, designating a dollar value for the donation. OBRL is a 501c3 non-profit science research and educational foundation.

Alternatively, if you are able, a single larger cash donation would allow us to upgrade rather instantly with new equipment.

Send us an email on what you have to donate, and we can go forward from there. Donors will also receive an inscribed free copy of any of my books, as an appreciation.

Thanks in advance for your support.

James DeMeo PhD
Director, OBRL
Ashland, Oregon, USA
demeo at orgonelab dot org

Important film about the Islamic-Leftist Assault on Freedom of Speech (and other freedoms)

September 10, 2017

Important film about the Islamic-Leftist Assault on Freedom of Speech (and other freedoms)

Can’t we talk about this?

A good education, well worth the $5 fee.

James DeMeo, PhD

Nice pic of a sunspot group…

August 27, 2017

Nice pic of a sunspot group… being chased by the Moon’s shadow at the edge of the Solar disc, during the recent 21 August 2017 Solar Eclipse. At OBRL we had a 93% eclipse blackout, the sky dimmed but we did not see the full corona as was possible in the northern part of Oregon. This pic was made from the rooftop OBRL Observatory using our Meade 16" ACF Schmidt Cassegrain telescope with neutral density solar filter. Even without the full eclipse and corona, it was a sight to behold!

James DeMeo, Recent Seminar, and Download Interview with local Oregon Radio

August 20, 2017

James DeMeo, Recent Seminar, and Download Interview with local Oregon Radio

Thanks to all who attended my Seminar at OBRL, near Ashland, Oregon. About 30 people attended from all over the USA and a few from Canada. This included Mr. Dave Marett of Heliognosis, the company which makes the Experimental Life Energy Meter, and who gave a short talk on the science behind that device — originally invented by Wilhelm Reich, but greatly improved in the new solid-state version. Other guests included the local deer, who came by to investigate, poking their noses into the new outdoor-shelter lecture room.

The seminar topics will continue to be listed at our events webpage. Our next scheduled seminar will take place two or three years henceforth.

For those who could not attend, please consider purchase of my books, and those of Reich and others of similar topics, which can be found at Amazon (search "James DeMeo") and also from our on-line bookstore directly:

Also below is the web addresses for a podcast interview I had most recently with a local radio station. It was on the subject of my most recent book Marx Engels Lenin Trotsky: Genocide Quotes, The Hidden History of Communism’s Founding Tyrants, in their Own Words. I was also asked to give a final segment discussing my opposition to the current junk-science of "climate change", originally termed the "CO2 theory of global warming". Big problems with that, and no, the science is not settled, no matter how many films Al Gore makes.

Cheers, J.D.


James DeMeo Interview with Bill Meyer on KMED, RE: New Book "Marx Engels Lenin Trotsky: Genocide Quotes. The Hidden History of Communism’s Founding Tyrants, in their Own Words".

Download 08-09-17_WED_8AM 08-09-2017 (15.52 MB)

Duration: 41:09 m – Filetype: mp3

To purchase this book:

Local author James DeMeo talks with Bill Meyer about his book detailing the bloodthirsty statements of socialist and commie founders, also we dig into the climate change issue, James is a climate scientist.

Road Closure and Detour affecting our Seminar

August 4, 2017

Road Closure and Detour affecting our Seminar

We recently were informed that the Oregon Department of Transportation is undertaking a major road repair and closure on the road which leads to our seminar location. A detour route has been mapped out allowing for easy access.

An email on this was sent out to our seminar guests, but we are informed many did not get it. It will be sent again by email, but in the meanwhile if you are registered to attend, but did not get that notice, please contact OBRL as soon as possible to get the info.

J.D. for OBRL

Forthcoming Seminars and Lectures by James DeMeo, PhD

An Interview with James DeMeo, PhD

July 16, 2017

An Interview with James DeMeo, PhD

The following interview was conducted by email in 2011, by Sr. Jesús García Blanca, for the Spanish language magazine, Discovery DSalud. Here is the English original. If this material interests you, then consider to attend my forthcoming Seminar in Ashland, Oregon, on 12-13 August. Details are here:

Thanks to Sr. Garcia for his interest in my work.



Sr. Garcia: What education and qualifications do you have? What do you do now?

Dr. DeMeo: I studied Aerospace Technology and Environmental Science in the university, with an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science in 1973, from Florida International University. This was followed by additional work in Chemistry, and a break of several years from the university for a few years while I built up a company selling solar energy and wind-power devices. Later I returned to the university – I was always a better scientist and educator than businessman – with graduate work towards the PhD in Geography at the University of Kansas, specializing in Earth and Atmospheric Science. I focused upon Wilhelm Reich’s findings during this latter period of upper-level graduate study, and completed the first-ever academic Thesis and Dissertation accepted at a mainstream university which openly focused upon Reich’s discoveries. My work over that period involved testing of the orgone accumulator, the cloudbuster, and Reich’s sex-economic findings through a very ambitious global cross-cultural evaluation. New discoveries were made in all these efforts, beyond merely confirming Reich’s original findings.

My work today continues in that tradition, of natural scientific investigation and applications of Reich’s orgone-biophysical discoveries, as well as historical and social research on the sex-economic factors as they relate to the question of social violence and war.

Sr. Garcia: What is the meaning of Wilhelm Reich (WR) in your life and your work?

Dr. DeMeo: Reich was a central influence in my life. As a young man I was in rebellion, a musician in a rock-n-roll band with a lot of frustration and anger about the armored culture in which I grew up. After reading Reich, many things began to "click" in my thinking, and I sought out an orgone therapist who helped me to deal with and discharge that anger, and all the other bottled-up emotions which had muddled my thinking process and stood as a barrier to my work capacities. I then returned to my earlier childhood interests, of nature and science, and then on into the universities. I read voraciously in those years, everything by Reich I could lay my hands upon, and by other heretic scientists who had ideas similar to Reich’s. The therapy and my passion for Reich’s truth, for his discoveries, has been a core principle in my life-work.

Sr. Garcia: What is Orgone Biophysical Research Lab (OBRL) and the projects which are developed there?

Dr. DeMeo: OBRL is a non-profit foundation I created during my university years, as a method to obtain private funding for my research, which was too controversial to gain support from the usual scientific foundations. It was my dream to develop a research center where I could openly undertake orgone biophysical research without harassment. As a university professor, I was always appreciated by those who took time to know me and investigate my findings, and for my teaching abilities. But some of the professors in other departments – usually the physicists – were always going crazy with outrage whenever Reich’s name was mentioned. I frequently became a lightning rod for a lot of academic outrage and attacks, and so it became imperative to find an outside method of support, which OBRL fulfills. Today, after many years of hard work, I’ve developed OBRL into a top-notch facility dedicated to orgone biophysical research and education in a rural area of SW Oregon, in the USA. In addition to research, we also publish books and a journal from here, and students come every year, from around the world, for my seminars focused upon Reich’s original and authentic discoveries. Nothing of Reich’s work is compromised here, nor diluted down with irrelevancies, political diversions or mystical evasions.

The projects undertaken here are firstly replication studies on Reich’s original claims and discoveries. I’ve been doing that since my years as a student, and have published many papers and books which provide excellent support for Reich. These include my cross-cultural investigations as summarized in the book Saharasia, showing Reich’s sex-economic theory has universal value in understanding and explaining the genesis of sadism in every world culture where it appears (ie, they are always founded upon child-abuse and repression of sexuality). That work also solved the riddle which Reich sought to answer, but never did, on the "origins of armoring" question. My other research has investigated and validated the existence of the orgone energy, or life-energy itself. The OBRL facility has many orgone accumulators, and also excellent top-notch analytical research equipment, allowing for evaluations which have documented the biological and physical effects of the orgone accumulator, and thereby the properties of the orgone energy itself. Over many years I’ve also made systematic studies of Reich’s cloudbuster device, originally in the university, but later in a series of ambitious field tests and applications, in both the USA and overseas. These have ranged from "simple" drought-abatement studies, to fully-developed desert-greening efforts in some of the harshest drylands on our planet – in Namibia, Israel, and the SE Sahara region. The documentation on all of this is extensive, found in my many publications, so I would refer people to my publications for the details. I can only summarize to say that Reich was fully correct in his claims about even this last body of research efforts.

Using OBRL as a institutional vehicle, I continue with this same kind of work today, also educating younger people in the exacting aspects of orgonomy.

Sr. Garcia: How do you think currently envisaged Reich’s work? Are you in contact with other professionals, institutions or persons working in that line?

Dr. DeMeo: I have personal contacts with many different workers in the field of orgonomy, but no formal membership in any of the various orgonomy organizations. I also have contacts with various mainstream natural scientists in the universities, where they have shown an interest in Reich and my own verification studies.

Sr. Garcia: What areas of knowledge do you think has his ideas been accepted? What about the approach of modern medicine?

Dr. DeMeo: There is no area of natural science or medicine, nor any other discipline, where I could say Reich has any widespread acceptance. But there are many individual scientists and academics who have a good attitude towards Reich, and curiosity about, if not open acceptance of his ideas. There are also, of course, those mainstreamers in the "skeptic societies" who react to Reich’s name, and my confirmation studies supporting Reich, with irrational anger and fanaticism. Fortunately, the worst of these people are now either dead or in the old-folks homes, and one does not have such a hard job anymore to convince the ordinary decent academic or scientist that Reich was treated unfairly. Proving to the honest skeptic that he was correct in his sex-economic or orgone biophysical findings is another matter, but if skepticism is rational and honest, one can usually convince the ordinary scientist that these are worthwhile subjects for research. But it remains a struggle, certainly. I know some university students and professors who continue to use pseudonym and to hide their interests in Reich, as they are afraid they may be expelled or suffer professionally because of it. I respect their desires to keep hidden, but personally could never do that. As a young student, I was too outspoken and energetic to engage in self-censorship. My work and name is today very publicly associated with Reich, and that is fine with me. It is a great privilege and responsibility.

Sr. Garcia: Do you think the U.S. health service (specially CDC and FDA) continued the same policies that led to destroy Reich and his work? Do you know of recent examples that can be compared with the Reich case?

Dr. DeMeo: The CDC was not in existence at the time of Reich’s suppression, but the FDA was of course central in this reprehensible action. They colluded, and continue to collude, with pharmaceutical companies, and with the larger MD-Hospital system: allopathic medicine and the AMA, the big medical journals and so on, who today enjoy a pathological monopoly in the treatment of disease. It is pathological for their patients, who are thereby steered away from treatment methods such as the orgone accumulator, but also vitamin therapy, herbal treatments and all kinds of nature-cures which appear based upon life-energy. But it is also pathological for the physicians, whose professional standing and wealth seems to rise in inverse proportion to the health of the nation. The better and decent physicians know this, and hate the situation, but they are trapped within the existing system, and constitute only a minority, unfortunately.

Sr. Garcia: Do you think that in future there will be radical changes of paradigms influenced by WR?

Dr. DeMeo: Already this is happening, albeit slowly. Today there is interest in the human energy field and things like "biophotons". Astrophysics speaks about the "interstellar medium" or "dark matter" which are conceptually similar in some respects to orgone energy. Scientists studying the physical chemistry of water and its "living" properties, observe anomalies, such as the "exclusion zone" field-effects near living membranes, which have no classical explanation but might be the result of bio-energy fields. Acupuncture and homeopathy both require some kind of unknown energy, and the term "energy medicine" is openly used today. Though rarely is Reich acknowledged as a primary influence.

I have hope, that the "children of the future" will some day openly study Reich within the universities, and his discoveries will eventually become the core curriculum for medical schools. Someday, his findings may help put an end to social pathology and wars, a final taming down of the emotional plague of mankind, after which – who knows – maybe orgone motors to power our cities and to propel new spacecraft out to the stars! So I have an optimistic feeling about the long-term future. I say long-term, because in the short-term, I am not so optimistic, observing the human species to be stuck in a trap, chronically limping from one social disaster to another. The only constant aspect is an evasion of the essential, especially the core findings of Reich which provide a doorway "out of the trap".


Forthcoming Seminar by James DeMeo, PhD, mid-August 2017

Reminder: James DeMeo’s Seminar: 12-13 August 2017, in Ashland, Oregon

July 10, 2017

Reminder: Forthcoming Seminar: 12-13 August 2017, in Ashland, Oregon, USA.

James DeMeo: My 45 Years of Scientific Investigations and Experimental Confirmations of Wilhelm Reich’s Sex-Economic and Orgone Biophysical Discoveries, with New Findings.

Dr. DeMeo will present the details on his past and present work in a series of PowerPoint Lectures and Demonstrations over the two days. There are additional pre- and post-Seminar events.
More details on this event, with Registration Weblinks, are given here:


Note from Dr. DeMeo:

The Seminar being offered on 12-13 August 2017 at the Orgone Biophysical Research Laboratory (OBRL) will be an overview of my work specifically confirming Reich, and the materials and discoveries I’ve made which add to the substance and structure of his original and undiluted Orgonomic Science. Here are some of the specifics I’ll be covering.

My work supports Reich’s original concepts of genitality, at the very time when some "Reichians" are compromising away that foundational discovery in favor of the Kinsey-oriented "genderism", which is decidedly anti-heterosexual, anti-child and anti-science. My work on Saharasia, conducted under peer-review at the University of Kansas back in the early 1980s, has already confirmed Reich’s clinical findings in what is still the very largest global cross-cultural study of human sexuality and family life ever to be undertaken. In so doing, the Saharasia investigation documented a widespread desert-formation event, a massive global climate change at c.4000 BCE which devastated emerging human societies, and which was the largest climate shift to have occurred since the end of the Pleistocene Ice Age. The great "drying up" of Saharasia was accompanied by a massive shift in human behavior, as recorded in the "stones and bones", and other human artifacts of that period. Those findings definitively answered what Reich called the "riddle of the origins of human armoring", what the scientific mainstream would call the "origins of war" question, and in so doing place his findings squarely in the center of large open questions within archaeology, history, ethnography, and of course, psychology and biology. A half-day will be devoted to this subject, foundational for orgonomy.

Over the years I’ve also replicated Reich’s foundational bion experiments, sufficient to inform myself and others that it is a serious discovery, worthy of further investigation by biologists and physicians. Laboratory seminars on this subject were hosted at my OBRL Institute for many years starting in the mid-1990s. A summary video of my work on those issues will be shown at the seminar.

My work on the orgone accumulator, with exceptionally good results on plant growth and the physical experiments Reich developed (To-T, Electroscopic discharge rates, GM-VACOR tubes, and similar), have repeatedly verified Reich’s original observations and conclusions. These experiments were undertaken using significantly improved measuring apparatus not available in Reich’s day, with comprehensive control procedures and protocols, making them "bulletproof" against conventional scientific criticism. The high-altitude and rural forested region at the OBRL facility already carries a strong but gentle energetic charge, and allows for construction of strong orgone accumulators, including what I believe is the only orgone energy darkroom West of the Mississippi. It will be open to Seminar guests to visit and experience.

I’ve also made several new breakthroughs, in discovering previously unknown and significant spectrographic reactions in distilled water when it is charged up inside a strong orgone accumulator. This has serious implications for, and answers many unresolved questions about "water structure", or "activated water". Such orgone-charged water, as I have already published and lectured about at several international mainstream conferences on the Physics, Chemistry and Biology of Water, gains a strong UV absorption and blue-glowing fluorescence that is not seen in control water samples. Similar phenomenon have been reported in the literature of chemistry and biology with respect to aqueous solutions of nucleic acids, DNA, the "molecules of life". These new findings, to be discussed and presented at the Seminar, indicate Reich’s discovery of the orgone is indeed an important centerpiece for understanding life, and living organisms.

Then of course, there is my significant work with the Reich cloudbuster over the decades, originally in a breakthrough study at the University of Kansas, then later more systematically in Arizona, and in practical drought-ending projects overseas in Israel and Namibia, with a 5-Year experimental program undertaken in desert-greening within the Horn of Africa region. These field experiments applying Reich’s discovery in a practical manner, oftentimes within extremely hyperarid "famine" environments, produced spectacular increases in rainfall in all cases, confirming the legitimacy of what is perhaps Reich’s most controversial invention.

In the latter part of the seminar, I will also address yet another major controversy in Reich’s work, his investigation of the UFO phenomenon. Reich used the term "Ea" or Energy-Alpha for the UFO, short for the primordial cosmic orgone energy which may provide an answer to the mysteries of gravitation, and even negative-g. Here, we venture into completely new territory, but there is much in Reich’s work on these subjects which is objective, empirical and scientific, and confirmed in my own observations. I’ll speak about my own UFO observations, a few of which occurred during cloudbusting operations, partially similar to what Reich reported in his last book Contact With Space. There are also new experiments in the planning at OBRL, and those will also be discussed.

All these issues will be addressed and covered in the forthcoming Seminar.

Taken together, Reich’s work on orgone energy, verified and expanded upon in my own investigations, places orgonomy at the center of pressing and unresolved natural scientific issues. While classical physics searches for a "unified field theory", with Reich’s orgonomy, we already have a set of common functioning principles and a very unifying orgonomic theory. Reich’s orgonomy thereby reaches across and affect many scientific disciplines with real, solid experiments and apparatus that have already benefited human societies where his findings were at least partially accepted, and not distorted away by "skeptics" or confused ebay trinket peddlers.

All this work has taken place with minimal support from my own income, and donations to the non-profit OBRL research fund. So your attendance at seminars, purchase of books, and donations, are always very much appreciated and necessary, to spread the knowledge, keep my research program going, and pay the bills. Note that my work proceeds entirely independent from any other orgonomic group or association.

I therefore invite everyone with a general curiosity or scientific interest in orgonomy, and in Reich’s original and undiluted discoveries, to come and attend my seminar, offered every two or three years. Newcomer or "old hand", you will find it of much interest, with the original findings of Reich being re-confirmed and expanded upon, without confused mixing with political, mystical or mechanistic ideas, as is too common today. We also offer an optional pre-seminar social gathering at the OBRL, and a post-seminar field trip to nearly Crater Lake National Park, with the bluest water in the world! For those wishing to have a vacation in the Pacific NW, this is an excellent opportunity to combine fascinating educational material within a beautiful forest region filled with natural wonders. Added to this is the forthcoming total eclipse of the Sun, which takes place across Northern Oregon one week after the seminar.

All the necessary details for registration, lodging and transport, with added descriptions of events and related material, are found on our "Events" webpage:

And if you can’t come but would like to support my work with a donation, go here, or contact me directly.

Hope to see you there,

James DeMeo, PhD
Director, Orgone Biophysical Research Lab
Ashland, Oregon, USA
demeo (at) mind (dot) net

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"The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it."
– George Orwell

Support for the Wilhelm Reich Documentary Film Project

June 30, 2017

Support for the Wilhelm Reich Documentary Film Project

Dear OBRL Friends and Supporters,

Yesterday, for the first time I reviewed the new video trailer for Kevin Hinchey’s forthcoming Wilhelm Reich Documentary film, and it is much improved over the first original trailer of several years back, in my view. It puts the emphasis upon Reich’s science, and keeps close to the subject of his work, following Reich’s own American-period motto of Work, not Politics!

Below is one of Kevin’s fund-raising letters, which highlights the struggles that lay ahead in any such endeavor.

I’ve previously given my support to this film documentary, and will do so again, and encourage others to do likewise. There are so very few good, worthwhile projects in our chaotic and suffering world. This is one of them. We are rooting for Kevin, to make a good, serious, factual and hard-hitting film, for the memory of Wilhelm Reich, and for the rest of us who have devoted our lives to clarity and honesty in orgonomy and science in general, something that will withstand the test of time. For the Children of the Future.

I’ve just returned from lecturing in Greece, where a few old hands in orgonomy, plus many new young faces, are showing serious interests in Reich’s work, in the scientific and therapeutic work. Later this year I’ve again been asked to lecture on my spectrographic work at a mainstream scientific conference, discussing the profound changes observed within orgone-charged water. I’ll also soon be making additional announcements about my own Summer Seminars at OBRL in Ashland, Oregon, in mid-August. That event is still on track with a lot of new research material and discovery you won’t want to miss.

Orgonomy needs the active support of people who know about it, for serious film projects, to purchase new books that required years to write and perfect, to support seminars and conferences which aren’t easy or cheap to organize. Like a new tree in the garden, nurturing and care is required, keeping it clear and clean of the many troubling distortions that aim to tear it down. Your interest and support is solicited on many fronts.


James DeMeo, PhD
Director, Orgone Biophysical Research Lab (OBRL)
Ashland, Oregon, USA


Posted by Kevin Hinchey


As we embark upon a new year, this is an opportune time to bring all of you up to date on the progress of the Wilhelm Reich Documentary Film Project since the conclusion in June 2016 of our crowdfunder for “Editing & Post-Production” of the film.

And thank you again for supporting this project during one or both of our crowdfunders (Kickstarter in 2014 & Indiegogo in 2016) and for the inquiries and good wishes that many of you have sent us during the past seven months.

Throughout the editing phase, our Documentary Film Storyline-a nearly 200-page text that was researched and written from 2010 to 2014-has been our guide for painstakingly assembling the film’s narrative structure, with an attention to precise chronology, factual accuracy and compelling drama.

The narrative structure utilizes a dynamic approach: Verbally the film story is being told with a mix of scripted narration, comments from 24 on-camera interviews, and excerpts from Reich’s voice recordings. And the visual elements supporting this narrative include Reich’s photographs, his personal and scientific films, and excerpts from his diaries, journals, laboratory notebooks, correspondence, legal documents and unpublished manuscripts.

We’re also using visuals from numerous American and European resources and archives, including all U.S. government files on Reich: State Department, FBI, Immigration & Naturalization Service, and FDA.

Since the Indiegogo campaign ended in June 2016, editing has continued on a weekly basis. We’ve completed well over one hour of what will be a 110-minute film, which means we’re over 60% of the way through our storyline. We’re now finishing Reich’s years in Oslo and, next, will move on to his life and work in America.

And since June 2016 we’ve also been mindful of our obligation to raise additional monies for this project. As you might remember, our Indiegogo campaign raised $115,780. Successful as it was, this fell short of our goal of $180,000. To close that gap we immediately began looking at grant applications for “finishing funds” from various organizations, including Sundance Institute, Tribeca Films, Fork Films and the American Film Institute.

In August, in addition to editing the film, we spent considerable time filling out an application to Sundance Institute’s “Documentary Fund Program”.

The application was long and detailed and very specific. But projects chosen by Sundance receive up to $50,000, so we always considered this a priority effort well worth making. However, we had no illusions about what we felt were our two major obstacles to being selected:


The competition is fierce. Every year, Sundance receives dozens, if not hundreds of grant applications from films-in-progress, of which it chooses only a few.


Most documentaries that Sundance has funded are contemporary stories. The Wilhelm Reich Documentary Film Project, by contrast, is a deeply historical biography of a man who was born 120 years ago and died 60 years ago.

On September 8th we completed the Sundance application and submitted it online, as required.

And 11 weeks later, on November 28th, we received an e-mail from Sundance, informing us that we had not been chosen: “Thank you for submitting the Wilhelm Reich Documentary Film Project to the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund. We know how challenging it is to raise funds for independent films, and we appreciate and acknowledge your effort. Unfortunately, after careful review and deliberation, we regret to inform you that the film was not selected for funding"

Disappointing, yes. But not entirely surprising.

Meanwhile we were also evaluating over 100 other applications for finishing funds, a process which elucidates a key question for any grant applicant: “Does the film’s subject matter match the grant providers’ preferences for the types of films they’re looking to support?”

All of these applications provide guidance about the types of films that grant providers are looking for. And the main criterion for many funders is a film story dealing with contemporary issues. So, as you can imagine, a project about Wilhelm Reich is a “tough sell”.

Undaunted, we winnowed down that long list to a handful of grant applications specifically interested in biographies and historical subjects. We’re hopeful that our efforts will be rewarded and we’re continuing to edit the film, but without making up the shortfall (c. $60,000) it’s unlikely we can finish the film by our goal of September 2017.

Specifically these additional funds are needed to: (1) Purchase the rights and clearances to historic photographs and film footage. (2) Hire and record a narrator and other contributing voices. (3) Produce a music score and sound design. (4) Create graphic treatments and titles. (5) Complete the final editing, color correction and audio mixing of this full-length documentary.

We welcome any ideas regarding other possible sources of funding that you might know about: perhaps an organization, foundation, educational entity, distributor or other funding opportunity anywhere that we’re unaware of. (Contact me at:

And we know you’ve already been very generous with your support, but we hope you might consider making another contribution. Checks can be made out to Wilhelm Reich Documentary Film Project and mailed to:

Wilhelm Reich Documentary Film Project

c/o Kevin Hinchey
22 Southgate Drive
South Glastonbury, CT. (USA) 06073

We’re making every effort, personally and financially, to see this film through to completion. And creatively and intellectually, we’re making every effort to get this story right. We know you’ll be pleased with the finished film and we look forward to premiering it in September 2017.

Thank you for all of your interest and support.

Warm regards,

Kevin Hinchey (