The Function of the Orgasm: Discovery of the Orgone

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Macmillan, 1986 - Psychology - 400 pages

This book describes Reich's medical and scientific work onthe living organism from his first efforts at the Medical School of the University of Vienna in 1919 to the laboratory experiments in Oslo in 1939 which revealed the existence of a radiating biological energy, orgone energy.

The subject of "sexuality" is basic to this work, and Reich shows clearly its importance for human life and its relevance in understanding the social problems of our time.

 

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Contents

BIOLOGY AND SEXOLOGY BEFORE FREUD
20
PEER GYNT
38
GAPS IN PSYCHOLOGY AND IN THE THEORY OF SEX
51
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ORGASM THEORY
84
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHARACTERANALYTIC TECHNIQUE
117
AN ABORTIVE BIOLOGICAL REVOLUTION
190
THE BREAKTHROUGH INTO THE BIOLOGICAL REALM
250
THE ORGASM REFLEX AND THE TECHNIQUE OF CHARACTERANALYTIC VEGETOTHERAPY
299
FROM PSYCHOANALYSIS TO BIOGENESIS
368
INDEX
395
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About the author (1986)

Wilhelm Reich, a native of Austria, was born in 1897. His many other works include Listen, Little Man!, Character Analysis, and The Mass Psychology of Fascism. He died in 1957.

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