“Wilhelm Reich was the brilliant student of Sigmund Freud who broke with the father of psychoanalysis over the issue of sexuality’s place in society. Reich argued that Freud retreated from reality. Reich pursued the original promise of psychoanalysis: that the realm of human sexuality was accessible to rational comprehension; that the organism and its underlying libido energy were observable phenomena; that life depended upon that study. Accidentally, he stumbled onto a new science: orgonomy, the science of Life Energy; orgone energy is the forgotten ether.
It’s been said that Wilhelm Reich was deluded when he reported his UFO sightings, but today his daughter Eva confirms the phenomena with convincingly honest testimony. She was present in 1954 when Reich carried off a top-secret, “desert greening” expedition in Tucson, Arizona—under the noses of federally funded scientists working on their own ‘Operation Weather Control.’
Eva Reich, more than anyone at that time, made great sacrifices to support her father’s dangerous work, and offers this memoir with honest criticism and forthright appraisal. These interviews with Eva Reich, conducted in 1990 in Hancock, Maine, and in 1995 in Philo, California, offer a rare opportunity to join an informal conversation with the daughter of Wilhelm Reich. She expresses her deep grief, even at the age of 71, over her father’s persecution and death in Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary, an unwilling martyr to the cause of scientific freedom.” 60 min.