Wilhelm Reich

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Wilhelm Reich

Born March 24, 1897(1897-03-24)
Dobrzanica, Galicia, Austria-Hungary
Died November 3, 1957(1957-11-03) (aged 60)
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Residence Orgonon in Rangeley, Maine, United States
Citizenship Austria, United States
Fields Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis
Alma mater University of Vienna
Known for Freudo-Marxism, body psychotherapy, Orgone
Influences Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx
Influenced Alexander Lowen, Fritz Perls, Ronald Laing

Wilhelm Reich (March 24, 1897 – November 3, 1957) was an Austrian-American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He made important contributions to psychotherapy. His work also contributed to the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s.

Orgonon was his 175-acre (71 ha) home, laboratory and research center. It is in Rangeley, Maine. This is Reich's burial place. It is now open to the public as the Wilhelm Reich Museum, with rental cottages.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Rental Cabins". Wilhelm Reich Infants Trust. http://www.wilhelmreichtrust.org/cottages.html. Retrieved 12 September 2015.