On March 24, Freud told him that his contract with the International Psychoanalytic Publishers to publish Character Analysis had been cancelled. He also developed sexual fantasies about his mother, writing when he was 22 that he masturbated while thinking about her. The Russians invaded Bukovina that summer and the Reich brothers fled, losing everything.
Reich offered a mixture of "psychoanalytic counseling, Marxist advice and contraceptives", Danto writes, and argued for a sexual permissiveness, including for young people and the unmarried, that unsettled other psychoanalysts and the political left.
Reich lived on soup, oats and dried fruit from the university canteen, and shared an unheated room with his brother and another undergraduate, wearing his coat and gloves indoors to stave off the cold. As if struck by a blow, one suddenly recognizes the scientific futility, the biological senselessness, and the social noxiousness of views and institutions, which until that moment had seemed altogether natural and self-evident.
Each clinic was overseen by a physician, with three obstetricians and a lawyer on call, and offered what Reich called Sex-Pol counselling.
He was accepted as a guest member of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Associationbecoming a regular member in Octoberand began his own analysis with Isidor Sadger.
Reich and his wife moved to Berlin in Novemberwhere he set up clinics in working-class areas, taught sex education and published pamphlets. She later committed suicide and Reich blamed himself. Of a well-to-do past, nothing was left.
When the war ended he headed for Vienna, enrolling in law at the University of Viennabut found it dull and switched to medicine after the first semester.
Reich concluded that they were compatible if dialectical materialism was applied to psychology. Reich wrote in his diary: In the Middle Ages, this man would have been sent into exile. The clinics were immediately overcrowded by people seeking help.
We have here a Dr. He arrived with nothing in a city with little to offer; the overthrow of the Austria-Hungarian empire a few weeks earlier had left the newly formed Republic of German-Austria in the grip of famine.
Eduard Hitschmann is seated fourth from the left, Reich fifth, and Annie Reich first on the right. They also distributed sex-education pamphlets door to door. He came to be known as the "prophet of the better orgasm" and the "founder of a genital utopia".Wilhelm Reich (/ r aɪ x /; German: ; 24 March – 3 November ) was an Austrian doctor of medicine and psychoanalyst, a member of the second generation of analysts after Sigmund Freud.
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