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The Cancer Biopathy
     

The Cancer Biopathy

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by Wilhelm Reich
 

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A Shrinking Disease Due to Chronic Sexual Starvation

What is cancer? Traditionally, medical science has thought of it as an invasive tumor arising spontaneously in an otherwise healthy organism. In contrast, Wilhelm Reich defines cancer not as a tumor--the tumor is merely a late manifestation of the disease--but as a systemic disease due to chronic

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A Shrinking Disease Due to Chronic Sexual Starvation

What is cancer? Traditionally, medical science has thought of it as an invasive tumor arising spontaneously in an otherwise healthy organism. In contrast, Wilhelm Reich defines cancer not as a tumor--the tumor is merely a late manifestation of the disease--but as a systemic disease due to chronic thwarting of natural sexual functioning. In this radically different scientific investigation of a process that ends, literally, in the putrefaction of the living body due to chronic suffocation of the tissues, Reich has arrived at the conclusion that "cancer is the most significant somatic expression of the biophysiological effect of sexual stasis." If this is so, there is a far greater possibility for the prevention of cancer than for its treatment.

The Cancer Biopathy is Volume II of The Discovery of the Orgone. Volume I is The Function of the Orgasm.

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ISBN-13:
9781466846869
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
07/02/2013
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
433
Sales rank:
1,029,684
File size:
10 MB

Meet 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.

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Hosea_G43 More than 1 year ago
To get something out of this book, one must already have a sense that its author, Wilhelm Reich, has something to teach the modern (or contemporary world). I came to this book gradually, having read about its contents in summaries elsewhere in Reich's writings and in Myron Sharaf's biography of Reich, Fury on Earth. I decided that I had to read this book, although it was more technical in some ways than some of his other books (given that it describes his cutting-edge scientific research in the early 1940's). If you are going to follow the reasoning and evidence that led to the positing of what was to Reich a new form of energy, orgone, you cannot avoid reading the book, which after all has the subtitle: The Discovery of the Orgone (vol. II). This was the period in which the U.S. scientific establishment was hurrying to develop the atom bomb (and was focused on atomic energy) for military purposes. Reich's orgone, by contrast, was a relatively "soft" form of energy, which seems to have had promising results for healing, or slowing the progress of diseases like cancer, as well as other uses. Some recent researchers think he was empirically discovering the same energy force that traditional Chinese medicine has long called qi (or chi), which turns out to have many of the same properties as Reich's orgone. I finished the book more convinced than I was at the start that Reich was a careful scientific investigator, underappreciated in his own time and still mischaracterized by many today who tend to go with the intellectual herd and dismiss him.