RANGELEY – The 2007 International Conference on Orgonomy will be held July 29 to Aug. 1 at Saddleback Mountain and the Wilhelm Reich Museum.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of pioneering physician, psychoanalyst and natural scientist William Reich, whose books were banned and burned by the United States government in the 1950s. This is also the year when Reich’s archives – sealed for 50 years – will become accessible for the first time to scholars and researchers at the Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard University, one of the world’s premier medical libraries.

To commemorate Reich’s medical and scientific legacy, The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust and The Wilhelm Reich Museum will bring together 20 professionals associated with Reich’s work in Germany, Great Britain, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and the United States to share their current work, insights, and hopes for the future at the upcoming conference.

The conference schedule is as follows:

Sunday, July 29, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Reception in the museum’s conference building, with jazz music provided by renowned New York musicians Connie Crothers and Richard Tabnik.

Monday, July 30, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Following opening remarks by Mary Higgins and Kevin Hinchey, scientific presentations devoted to orgone therapy issues will be made at Saddleback Mountain. The day will conclude with a scientific panel discussion and the Orgone Energy Observatory will be open in the evening for those attending the conference.

Tuesday, July 31, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Presentations devoted to Reich’s bion experiments, modern microscopy and its applications for the Reich blood tests, and practical applications of the orgone energy accumulator will be made, concluding with a scientific panel discussion.

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.: A presentation devoted to cloudbusting will be followed by a panel discussion on a range of issues, including scientific and medical funding, manufacturing orgone accumulators and blankets, orgonomic science and agriculture. The afternoon will be devoted to a historic tour of the Orgonon conference building and other buildings on the Reich property.

Registration fee (by June 29) is $225; after June 28, $250. Student registration is $125 by June 29; $150 after June 29. The conference includes lunch. For more information on the conference schedule and presenters, call 864-3443, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.wilhelmreichmuseum.org.

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