The Bion Experiments on the Origins of Life

by Wilhelm Reich

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  • 9780374514464
  • 9781466847521

The Bion Experiments, published in a limited German edition in 1938 and now available in English for the first time, represents a cornerstone in Reich's scientific development. The work documents a series of experiments conducted in Oslo in 1936-37 in which Reich applied the formula of tension?charge?discharge?relaxation, derived from his research on the function of the orgasm, to the microscopic biological world, thereby opening a route to an understanding of the origin of life. This work is divided into two parts: the first, a detailed report on the experiments; the second, Reich's conclusions and an exposition of his research method.
The Bion Experiments provides a unique insight into Reich's scientific method, and makes available the experimental material essential to understanding his later work with cancer and orgone biophysics.


  • Farrar, Straus and Giroux; July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781466847521
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  • Title: The Bion Experiments on the Origins of Life
  • Author: Wilhelm Reich
  • Imprint: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780374514464
  • 9781466847521

About The Author

Wilhelm Reich, a native of Austria, was born in 1897. His many works include Listen, Little Man!, Character Analysis, and The Mass Psychology of Fascism. He died in 1957.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780374514464
  • 9781466847521