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Reich, Wilhelm 1897-1957

Works: 893 works in 3,669 publications in 14 languages and 35,652 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  Drama  Autobiographies  Records and correspondence  Experimental films  Documentary-style films  History  Miscellanea  Trivia and miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: BF109.R38, B
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Character analysis by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

252 editions published between 1858 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reich's classic work on the development and treatment of human character disorders, first published in 1933. As a young clinician in the 1920s, Wihelm Reich expanded psychoanalytic resistance into the more inclusive technique of character analysis, in which the sum total of typical character attitudes developed by an individual as a blocking against emotional excitations became the object of treatment. These encrusted attitudes functioned as an "armor," which Reich later found to exist simultaneously in chronic muscular spasms. Thus mind and body came together and character analysis opened the way to a biophysical approach to disease and the prevention of it
The mass psychology of fascism by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

83 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I. Ideology as a material force -- The cleavage -- Economic and ideological structure of the German society, 1928-1933 -- How mass psychology sees the problem -- The social function of sexual repression -- II. The authoritarian ideology of the family in the mass psychology of fascism -- Führer and mass structure -- Hitler's background -- On the mass psychology of the lower middle class -- Family ties and nationalistic feelings -- Nationalistic self-confidence -- The "domestication" of the industrial workers -- III. The race theory -- Its contents -- The objective and subjective functions of ideology -- Racial purity, blood poisoning, and mysticism -- IV. The symbolism of the swastika -- V. The sex-economic presuppositions of the authoritarian family -- VI. Organized mysticism as an international anti-sexual organization -- The interest in the church -- The fight against "cultural Bolshevism" -- The appeal to mystical feelings -- The goal of the cultural revolution in the light of fascist reaction -- VII. Sex-economy in the fight against mysticism -- The three basic elements of religious feeling -- Anchoring of religion by means of sexual anxiety -- Healthy and neurotic self-confidence -- VIII. Some questions of sex-political practice -- Theory and practice -- The struggle against mysticism until now -- Sexual happiness contra mysticism -- The individual uprootment of the religious feeling -- The practice of sex-economy and objections to it -- The nonpolitical man -- IX. The masses and the state -- 1936: Speak the truth -- but how & when? -- "What takes place in the masses of people?" -- The "socialist yearning" -- The "withering away of the state" -- The program of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Eighth Party Congress, 1919) -- The "introduction of Soviet democracy" -- The development of the apparatus of the authoritarian state from rational social relationships -- The social function of state capitalism -- X. Biosocial function of work -- The problem of "voluntary work discipline" -- XI. Give responsibility to vitally necessary work! -- What is "work-democracy"? -- What is new in work-democracy? -- XII. The biologic miscalculation in the human struggle for freedom -- Our interest in the development of freedom -- Biologic rigidity, incapacity for freedom, and mechanical authoritarian view of life -- The arsenal of human freedom -- XIII. On natural work-democracy -- Investigation of the natural social forces for the purpose of overcoming the emotional plague -- Work in contrast to politics -- Notes on objective criticism and irrational caviling -- Work is inherently rational -- Vitally necessary and other work. 650 0
Selected writings; an introduction to orgonomy by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

43 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Freud had argued for the existence of a sexual energy which he called "libido", which he initially described as "something which is capable of increase, decrease, displacement and discharge, and which extends itself over the memory traces of an idea like an electric charge over the surface of the body". But by 1925 Freud had rejected the idea that the libido represented a physical energy. Reich took the idea further, arguing that he had discovered a primordial cosmic energy. He called it "orgone", and the study of it "orgonomy". Orgone is blue in color, he wrote, omnipresent, visible to the naked eye, and responsible for such things as weather, the color of the sky, gravity, the formation of galaxies, and the biological expressions of emotion and sexuality. Reich argued that St. Elmo's Fire is a manifestation of it, as is the blue color of sexually excited frogs. Red corpuscles, plant chlorophyll, gonadal cells, protozoa, and cancer cells are all charged with orgone, he said. He argued that humankind had previously split its knowledge of orgone in two: "ether" for its mechanistic, physical aspects, and "God" for the spiritual, the subjective. He wrote that "God-Father is the basic cosmic energy from which all being stems, and which streams through (the) body as through anything else in existence."--from Wikipedia, Nov. 2011
Listen, little man! by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

118 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Listen, Little Man! is a great physician's quiet talk to each one of us, the average human being, the Little Man. Written in 1946 in answer to the gossip and defamation that plagued his remarkable career, it tells how Reich watched, at first naively, then with amazement, and finally with horror, at what the Little Man does to himself; how he suffers and rebels; how he esteems his enemies and murders his friends; how, wherever he gains power as a "representative of the people," he misuses this power and makes it crueler than the power it has supplanted. Reich has us to look honestly at ourselves and to assume responsibility for our lives and for the great untapped potential that lies in the depth of human nature
Sex-pol; essays, 1929-1934 by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains the first complete translations of Wilhelm Reich's writings from his Marxist period. Reich, who died in 1957, had a career with a single goal: to find ways of relieving human suffering. And the same curiosity and courage that led him from medical school to join the early pioneers of Freudian psychoanalysis, and then to some of the most controversial work of this century--his development of the theory of the orgone--led him also, at one period of his life, to become a radical socialist. The renewed interest in Reich's Marxist writings, and particularly in his notions about sexual and political liberation, follows the radical critiques of Herbert Marcuse, Frantz Fanon and Paul Goodman, the political protest movements toward personal liberation in the present decade
The sexual revolution : toward a self-governing character structure by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

67 editions published between 1945 and 1986 in English and German and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In het tweede deel, over de Sovjet-unie, in hfstk 9: 'Liberation of birth control and homosexuality, and subsequent inhibition'
The function of the orgasm : sex-economic problems of biological energy by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

39 editions published between 1942 and 1983 in English and German and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reich speaks of Freud; Wilhelm Reich discusses his work and his relationship with Sigmund Freud by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

49 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and German and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The core of this book is a tape-recorded interview of Wilhelm Reich, conducted by a representative of the Sigmund Freud Archives, Inc. Published here for the first time, it is a profoundly human and an unusually candid document that supplies a long-awaited clarification of the relationship between Reich and Freud. Reich discusses the personally tragic but scientifically vital implications of his relationship with Sigmund Freud in a manner both simple and concise, placing the reader in a position to determine for himself what was at issue. The book has an extensive documentary supplement containing pertinent extracts from Reich's writings as well as previously unpublished material from his archives, including letters to Freud, Adler, Ferenczi, and others involved in the early struggles within psychoanalysis. It also includes documents revealing the unrelenting hostility of the psychoanalysts toward Reich
The sexual revolution; toward a self-regulating character structure by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In het tweede deel, over de Sovjet-unie, in hfstk 9: 'Liberation of birth control and homosexuality, and subsequent inhibition'
The invasion of compulsory sex-morality by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

25 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and German and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of the invasion of compulsory sexual morality into human society was written in 1931 and now appears for the first time in the English language. It preceded "The Mass Psyhchology of Fascism" and "The Sexual Revolution" and was Reich's first step in approaching the answer to the problem of human mass neuroses. Growing out of his involvement with the crucial question of the origin of sexual suppression, this attempt to explain historically the problem of sexual disturbances and neuroses draws upon the ethnological works of Morgan, Engels and, in particular, Malinowski, whose remarkable studies of the sexual life and customs of the primitive people of the Trobriand Islands confirmed Reich's clinical discoveries
Die Massenpsychologie des Faschismus by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

95 editions published between 1933 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine Kritik des Faschismus lässt sich ohne Wilhelm Reichs Massenpsychologie des Faschismus nicht mehr denken. Als erster durchschaute Reich mit seinem klinisch und soziologisch geschulten Blick den fundamentalen Zusammenhang zwischen autoritärer Triebunterdrückung und faschistischer Ideologie. Er analysiert in der Massenpsychologie die Gestik, Phraseologie, die moralischen Schemata und Aktionen der "Hitlerei" und weist in ihnen die Verschiebung von Sexualangst zu einem Mystizismus nach, der zu einem irrationalen Mechanismus chronischer Abhängigkeit führt. In der vorliegenden Ausgabe sieht Reich den Faschismus nicht mehr auf einzelne Staaten beschränkt, sondern erkennt ihn als Gefahr der modernen Massengesellschaft überhaupt
The murder of Christ : the emotional plague of mankind by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

43 editions published between 1953 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this profound and moving work, the scientist Wilhelm Reich explores the meaning of Christ's life and reveals the hidden, universal scourge that caused his agonizing death--The Emotional Plague of Mankind. Reich contends that man is faced with full responsibility for the murder of Christ all through the ages--for the murder of fellow human beings, no matter what the circumstances. Here is the blunt truth about people's true ways of being, acting and emotional reacting. Here, also, the lesson of the murder of Christ is applied to the contemporary social scene. The tragedy of Reich's own death points up the fact that the problems presented in THE MURDER OF CHRIST are acute problems of present-day society
Early writings by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die sexuelle Revolution. Zur charakterl. Selbststeuerung d. Menschen by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

81 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in German and English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ether, God, and Devil. Cosmic superimposition by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of the future : on the prevention of sexual pathology by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated by Derek and Inge JordanIn Children of the Future, Wilhelm Reich shows how disastrous the exclusion of genitality is to the young and its important influence on their development. In his 1932 work The Sexual Rights of Youth, published here in its revised form, Reich speaks in terms of what he sees as the real meaning of the sexual enlightenment of youth: it is not the mystery and dangers of procreation, but the essential nature of sexuality and the right of youth to genital gratification. Reich presents a new way of seeing the parental compulsion to teach. In other chapters, Reich examines attitudes toward infantile masturbation, the source of the human no, and special disturbances of the young. Reichs work is substantiated by his concrete observations and experiences with children, including case studies from the Orgonomic Infant Research Center
La psychologie de masse du fascisme by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

39 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Après la prise du pouvoir par Hitler, le mouvement freudien soutient une politique de "sauvetage" de la psychanalyse en Allemagne. Reich pense au contraire qu'il faut lutter contre les nazis. De 1930 à 1933, il rédige cette oeuvre dans laquelle il voit dans le fascisme l'expression de la structure caractérielle de l'individu moyen dont les pulsions primaires ont été réprimées pendant des siècles
The cancer biopathy by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

33 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Shrinking Disease Due to Chronic Sexual Starvation What is cancer' Traditionally, medical science has thought of it as an invasive tumor arising spontaneously in an otherwise healthy organism. In contrast, Wilhelm Reich defines cancer not as a tumor--the tumor is merely a late manifestation of the disease--but as a systemic disease due to chronic thwarting of natural sexual functioning. In this radically different scientific investigation of a process that ends, literally, in the putrefaction of the living body due to chronic suffocation of the tissues, Reich has arrived at the conclusion that "cancer is the most significant somatic expression of the biophysiological effect of sexual stasis." If this is so, there is a far greater possibility for the prevention of cancer than for its treatment. The Cancer Biopathy is Volume II of The Discovery of the Orgone. Volume I is The Function of the Orgasm
The bioelectrical investigation of sexuality and anxiety by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking back over the development of orgone biophysics, Reich wrote: "My experimental studies during the years 1934 to 1938 gradually and logically centered on a single basic problem: how deeply is the function of the orgasm rooted in biology'" The Bioelectrical Investigation of Sexuality and Anxiety is composed of three essential contributions from the period: "The Orgasm as an Electrophysiological Discharge," "Sexuality and Anxiety," and "The Bioelectrical Function of Sexuality and Anxiety," Reich's detailed report on the physiological experiments in which he sought proof for his orgasm theory. The Bioelectrical Investigation of Sexuality and Anxiety "can with good reason be understood as a logical continuation of my Character Analysis," Reich wrote. "It is the character analysis of the areas of biological functioning."
Genitality in the theory and therapy of neurosis by Wilhelm Reich( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and German and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The mass psychology of fascism
The mass psychology of fascismSelected writings; an introduction to orgonomyListen, little man!The sexual revolution : toward a self-governing character structureThe function of the orgasm : sex-economic problems of biological energyThe sexual revolution; toward a self-regulating character structureThe invasion of compulsory sex-moralityThe murder of Christ : the emotional plague of mankind
Alternative Names
Gulielmus Reich

Parell Ernst

Parell, Ernst 1897-1957

Raïch, Bilchelm 1897-1957

Raĭkh, Vilʹgelʹm 1897-1957

Rajch, Vilchelm 1897-1957

Rajch, Vil'gel'm 1897-1957

Rajh, Vil'gel'm.

Rajh, Vilhelm

Rajh, Vilhelm 1897-1957

Rāyš, Fīlhilm 1897-1957

Rāysh, Vīlhilm 1897-1957

Rāysh, Wīlhēlm, 1897-1957

Reich, ..., 1897-1957

Reich W. 1897-1957

Reich, W. (Wilhelm), 1897-1957

Reich, Wilhelm

Vïlʹgelʹm Raýx

Vilhelm Rajh

Vilhelm Reyx

Vilhelmas Reichas

Vilhelms Reihs

Wilhelm Reich

Wilhelm Reich Austro-Hungarian-born Austrian-American psychoanalyst

Wilhelm Reich medico e psichiatra austriaco

Wilhelm Reich psychiatre et psychanalyste américain d'origine ukrainienne et autrichienne

Wilhelm Reich psycholog austriacki

Wilhelm Reich psychotherapeut uit Oostenrijk-Hongarije (1897-1957)

Βίλχελμ Ράιχ

Вилхелм Райх

Вилхелм Рајх

Вильгельм Райх

Вільгельм Райх

Райх В.

Райх В. 1897-1957

Райх, В. (Вильгельм), 1897-1957

Райх Вильгельм

Райх, Вильгельм, 1897-1957

Райх, Вильгельм австрийский и американский психолог

Райх Вільгельм Американський психолог, родом з України

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