Wilhelm Reich

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Noun1.Wilhelm Reich - Austrian born psychoanalyst who lived in the United States; advocated sexual freedom and believed that cosmic energy could be concentrated in a human being (1897-1957)
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Story-sharing by stroke survivors and caregivers; the discussion topic will be Reichian method therapy.
In "The White Negro," Mailer is crossing Lindner with Reich, taking the psychopath as Lindner delineated him and interpreting him in Reichian categories.
Delmore Schwartz was an alcoholic and drug addict who died young; Isaac Rosenfeld was a dynamic and powerful intellect who never lived up to his potential, pursuing odd enthusiasms (like Reichian therapy, to which he introduced Bellow) until he died early, poor, and alone in a Hyde Park hovel.
Second-wave feminism, as it was parsed through the voices of the women in the Push, abandoned the sexually apolitical Reichian and other political/ideological frameworks, and reassembled them to highlight and interrogate the inequities endured by women--educated and activist or otherwise.
Nevertheless, such Freudian, Jungian, and Reichian (8) techniques with their proven cognitive and affective cues may one day appear rather crude compared to the potential subtleties awaiting possible creative commercial exploitation of the doctrine of the 'Greatest Shaykh' Ibn al-Arabi (d.
Her Reichian perspective can also be seen in her ongoing interest in the institution of the family and, in particular, how the family--through childhood, marriage, and parenting--has a conservative effect in forcing its members to adapt to "the established social order.
At the moment he [Perls] is in defiance of Sachs, avowedly training a number of unsuitable candidates and at the same time his regression in the Reichian direction is very pronounced.
In a series of letters between 1951 and 1953, Christy, no longer formally in the SWP after the latter date but still sympathetic, discussed his experiences in Reichian therapy with Demila Sanders (1911-2006), who had accepted an assignment in 1944 to assist in caring for Natalia Trotsky in Mexico.
John Adams's China Gates (1977), serendipitously written to evoke rain, was a Reichian "process" piece that recalled recent learning research in infants, who apparently tune out both too-complex and too-simple stimuli, Gates emphatically representing the latter.
Thus Beat writing on orgasm reveals the influence of both a Reichian insistence on orgasm as the essential recuperative act of return to an authentic body and adds orgasm to the repertoire of practices mobilized by the Deleuzian Body without Organs.
John Duncan did a Reichian exercise naked in the hallway of the radio station, live.
Influenced by his close friend Isaac Rosenfeld, he first tried Reichian therapy.