|born on||24 March 1897|
|Place||Dobrzanica, Ukraine, 49n36, 24e32|
|Timezone||LMT m24e32 (is local mean time)|
Austrian-American psychoanalyst and pioneer of sexual freedom, an isolated prophet too radical for his time. The author of "The Function of the Orgasm," 1942, he studied "orgone energy" from the late '30s. His autobiography has a colorful description of his beginnings, early and precocious sex life and the tragedy that fell on him and his family when he unwittingly revealed to his dad the adultery of his mom with his tutor. After a year of verbal and physical abuse from her enraged husband, his mom took poison on 9/29/1910, 2:00 AM MET, Jurinetz. The boy felt guilty all of his life. His dad died of TB in May 1914, a broken man.
Reich moved many times in his life, served in the army in WW I, and went to medical school in Vienna in 1918. After traveling to Berlin, Denmark, Sweden an Norway, he ended up in New York, remaining in American for the rest of his life.
On 3/17/1922 he married Annie Pink, a patient. His downfall began with a slanderous letter on 4/26/1947, one that started an investigation leading to a trial and prison.
Reich died in prison of a heart attack 11/03/1957, Lewisburg, PA.
Filipe Ferreira quotes the B.C. as given by his daughter Eva Reich. The L&L is from an old mpa and an article by Walter Kogler in German, who had visited the place. It is a small village near Ostalovici, Peremisljani District, L'viv Province, Ukraine, (formerly Galicia, Austro-Hungary).
(Penfield Collection gave 3:40 AM LMT as "personal," and said it was from Walter Breen, who did not answer an inquirey from LMR.)
Biography: Ilse Ollendorff Reich, "Wilhelm Reich, a Personal Biography," St. Martin's Press, New York 1969. (She wrongly gave the birth place as Dobrzcynica.)
Biography: "Reich, Wilhelm: Beyond Psychology: Letters and Journals 1934-1939," Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York 1994.
Biography: "Passion of Youth: An Autobiography," 1897-1922, paragon House, New York 1990.
Biography: Myron Sharaf, "Fury on Earth: A Biography of Wilhelm Reich," Da Capo Press, New York 1994 (1st edition 1983). The most complete biography to date, written by a former assistant with a wealth of data about the man and his work. In December 2007 Felipe Ferreira wrote to Pat Taglilatelo: For years I had been searching for the birth time of Wilhelm Reich (the famous psychoanalyst and founder of Orgonomy) to no avail. Nor his daughter Eva R. nor his archives curator had any clue about it. A long distant search in Ukraine archives proved fruitless, besides costly and hazardous: I was ripped off by a so-called investigator.
This was my last chance of having some clue about WR's TOB. In several birth archives there was an unreliable time from Marc Penfield quoting Walter Breen for 3:40 a.m., without any other source. So, in the morning of November 12, 2000 (a rainy Sunday), I called Yogi Karve's home. Talked with a son of his, Sandeep Karve, who gave his father's contact in another town. (Yogi Karve is constantly moving around in India, besides traveling from time to time to UK and USA. He seems to be in a state of constant samadhi or ecstasy and he's assisted by two or three helpers who travel with him.) I had the good fortune (never to be repeated again) of talking to him. He said a mantra which I repeated and then a translator talked with me. He said Reich had born in the early morning, 6:40 a.m.
I know this is controversial data, but it's worth checking. (A new classification could be added to Rodden's System: P for paranormal source or K for Yogi Karve source...)
Wilhelm Reich was born March 24, 1897, at Dobrzanica, a village in Peremyshliany district, Lemberg (Lviv) province, Galicia, Austro-Hungary Empire (now in Ukraine), 49N34 24E31. He died November 3, 1957, Lewisburg, PA.
- Traits : Personality : Creative (Original thought)
- Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Mom committed suicide)
- Family : Childhood : Memories Bad (Mom cuckolded dad, dad abused mom)
- Passions : Sexuality : Extremes in quantity (Active sex life)
- Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychologist
- Vocation : Writers : Erotic (Sex psychology ahead of his time)