Wilhelm Reich: Climax To Happiness!

Posted: 26/03/2017 by vequinox in Literature


Reich__WilhelmOn the 24th of March 1897, eccentric psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich was born in the village of Dobzau, part of the old Austro-Hungarian empire (present-day Ukraine). An anti-Fascist Marxist, Reich is primarily considered the inventor of the notion of ‘sexual revolution’ who coined the phrase in the 1930s in order to illustrate his belief that a true political revolution would be possible only once sexual repression was overthrown. His books were burned in Germany by the Nazis and then again years later by the Americans, who imprisoned him and set fire to six tons of his publications by court order in one of the most notable examples of censorship in history. Now that is enough to ignite anyone’s curiosity about the fuss he created in the scientific, as well as socio-political arenas of his time!

In the late 1920s, “Reich developed his theory of the orgasm, holding it as…

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