Happy Birthday Wilhelm Reich
Wilhelm Reich was a true pioneer who combined science and mysticism. He was born March 24, 1897. Reich is notably remembered as the man who invented the “orgone” theory of energy. He died in prison, a victim of persecution from the US government.
Influenced by the teachings of Rudolph Steiner, Reich was jailed for his theories regarding sexuality and the transmutation of energy. He was truly a man OF his times, not really ahead of them, although only today are his theories entering into mainstream acceptance.
His death in a Federal prison on November 3, 1957, was just days before he would have been released on parole. There is some suspicion surrounding his death. Regardless of the circumstances, he like his comtemporary Nikola Tesla, died a broken man who was persecuted for his brilliance.
Reich spent many years at his home in Rangely, Maine, a place he called the ‘Organon.' I have been there twice; and both time had very strange things happen to my CAR! Eash time my car very mysteriously ‘died' as I arrived at the parking lot. The car just quit running and would not start again for several hours. To have this happen once is understandabale, but twice, I find unusual. Somehow, his energy work must live on in the energies of his old home.
This post links to to more information on Wilhelm Reich as well as Steiner and Tesla. I think they are all heros and genuises. Each handled his challenge and gift differently; even perhaps touching into mental illness.
But they all faced the challenge of Uranus successfully, which is to respond to that internal voice which speaks a language that is understood only in the inner recesses of one's own calling. Like the Oracle Card for Uranus which illustrates the energy of electricity combined with the compelling force of a hurricane, Wilhelm Reich was a hero who heeded the calling of his own soul.