Reich legacy to be conference focus


RANGELEY – “The Legacy Of Wilhelm Reich: New Scholarship, Projects and Directions” will be the subject of a program on July 17 to 21 at the Wilhelm Reich Museum Conference Center, Dodge Pond Road.

As the Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust moves forward into the next half-century, this year’s conference will focus on current medical, scientific, psychiatric and scholarly work in America and in Europe.

Presenters will include Birgit Johler, assistant curator, Freud Museum, Vienna; Elizabeth Ann Danto, Ph.D, associate professor of social policy at Hunter College and author of Freud’s free clinics; Mary Boyd Higgins, director, Wilhelm Reich Museum; Dr. Conny Huthsteiner, psychiatrist and orgone therapist in Boston; Dr. Jorgos Kavouras, physician in Germany and Greece and author of “Healing with Orgone Energy.”

Also, Dr. Ronald Maio, physician and director of the University of Michigan Injury Research Center; Dr. Stephan Simonian, psychiatrist and orgone therapist in California; and Dr. James Strick, professor of history of science at Franklin and Marshall College and co-author of “The Living Universe: NASA and the Development of Astrobiology.”

The fee is $375 for the week or $75 a day. There are four scholarships available for those wishing to attend. To apply, those interested should send a letter telling of their interest in Wilhelm Reich and his work to the Wilhelm Reich Museum, PO Box 687, Rangeley, ME 04970 or e-mail [email protected] All applications must be received by Thursday, June 15.

For more information or to register, visit www.wilhelmreichmuseum,org or call 864-3443.