On Saturday, April 11, 2015, a one day conference titled "Science, Love, and Society: An Introduction to Orgonomy, the Work of Wilhelm Reich" will be held at the University of Pennsylvania.
The conference is being sponsored by the Institute of Orgonomic Science (IOS). These conferences for the public are rare, and it's an excellent opportunity to learn more about Wilhelm Reich and his legacy. I will be attending the conference and look forward to meeting friends old and new.
249 S 36th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 – Claudia Cohen Hall, room G17
$40, students $15. No one will be turned away due to financial hardship. Early registrants receive a discount. For more information, map to the location, pre-payment option, etc., click here.
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Registration
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Welcoming: An introduction to the IOS, the speakers, the format of the day.
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Who was Wilhelm Reich and what is Orgonomy? An Overview.
(Presenter: Harry Lewis, Ed.D, LCSW)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: What is Psychiatric Orgone Therapy?
(Presenter: Hugh Brenner, MSN, CRNP)
12:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Lunch Break (on own)
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Wilhelm Reich’s Social and Political Insights.
(Presenter: Philip W. Bennett, PhD)
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Orgone Energy: Theoretical and Practical Implications.
(Presenter: Kevin Hinchey, MFA)
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM: Break
3:45 PM – 4:15 PM: Round table discussion with presenters: Current and past misrepresentations of Reich’s life and work and its influence on the current teaching of orgonomy.4:15 PM – 4:30 PM: Closing
Philip W. Bennett, PhD: Philip W. Bennett has a PhD in philosophy from New York University. He has published a number of articles about aspects of Reich’s life, including recent ones in The International Journal of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalysis and History. He has lectured about Reich here in Philadelphia, in New York City, at the Reich Museum center in Maine, and in Germany, Austria, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Mexico, and most recently in Finland. When not traveling and lecturing, he continues to work on his book, From Communism to Work Democracy: the Development of Wilhelm Reich’s Social and Political Thought.
Mr. Hinchey is now involved in the production of a full-length documentary on the life and work of Wilhelm Reich with location filming and on-camera interviews in the United States and Europe.
Harry Lewis, Ed.D, LCSW: Harry Lewis is an orgone therapist in private practice and the co-director of The Institute for the Study of the Work of Wilhelm Reich. He has been a member of the faculty at the New School for Social Research for the past twenty-six years.