Professor Ghysbrecht was ook altijd bijzonder lovend over Wilhelm Reich.

Scientist or scoundrel? – In between his orgone research, theories on sexual psychology, and attempts at rain-making and UFO contact, the world of Wilhelm Reich can be a baffling place to newcomers. This site offers an excellent introduction: It’s simple without being dumbed down, and unlike some other sites, it doesn’t take sides. Try the biography, the glossary and the link called “Scientist or Scoundrel?” for a good start.

FBI Freedom of Information Act – So what made the FBI so interested in Reich? Well, if you don’t mind some legwork, here’s where you find out. This site offers 789 pages of FBI files on Reich, from the early ’40s to his death. Highlights include Reich devotees asking for permission to set up a “space gun” in a national park, ostensibly for smog research, and a Reich assistant threatening to unleash orgone-powered storms over the eastern United States in retaliation for Reich’s conviction. (Reich was sent to prison for contempt of court and violating the Food and Drug Act.)

Orgone Biophysical Research Laboratory – This site is the online home of the Orgone Biophysical Research Laboratory Inc. in Ashland … Ashland, Oregon, that is. Lab director James DeMeo offers details of research he says supports Reich’s theories, though some other post-Reichists don’t agree with him. (For more on that, click the link to “skeptics and irrational critics,” whom DeMeo seems to spend a lot of time answering.)

Wilhelm Reich Museum – Another hidden benefit of MetroWest: If you’re really piqued by the theories of Wilhelm Reich, you’re just a long car trip away from the place where he spent his last years of research. Reich’s former compound in Rangeley, Maine, is now the site of his tomb and a museum that presents what remains of his equipment and study results. Visitors can even rent two cottages on the property, one of which served as Reich’s home.