Subject: On orgonomy in Germany, 1990 to now...........
To: .Heiko Lassek......................................
Date: Sunday, January 11, 2009, 2:49 AM
In regard to your letter, (reproduced below), I can only remind you that in the early 90s I sent you a lot of documentation on how much harm DeMeo was doing by his incompetence at cloudbusting. You never told me if you used any of it or not in reaching your conclusion to stop helping him. Other members of the WRI told me they had not known of all the material I sent to you, so I assumed you had not shared it with the group.
I heard there was an orop in Europe that killed a lot of people, and that was the reason you decided to stop doing cloudbusting. I also heard there was an angry confrontation with DeMeo about some of the deaths he had caused, and he dismissed the complaint on the grounds the small number of deaths was justified because of all the good his work had done.
I heard there was a split in the WRI because of the experiments of Bernard Harrer, who came to the conclusion that all Reichs' findings could be explained in terms of orthodox science and there was no need to postulate an ether. I was told the WRI decided to issue a formal statement that orgone was not a physical reality, but only a philosophical construct. I was told this was the reason Eva quit her association with the WRI and so did several other people.
None of this was ever made public in any way that would alow someone not an insider to know who was saying what. I only found out about all this in-fighting years later from personal conversations with people who were involved. But I could see in his advertisements that DeMeo was still getting help from Bernd Senf, Manfred Fukert, Stephan Muschnich, and others who were part of your group the last time I had heard anything about them. So it was reasonable for me to think you were still helping him despite what he had done.
I still have no idea what realy happened at that time, or what, if any, part the information I sent you might have had in it. Would you mind teling me the whole story, please?
Blasband is also still getting help from your associates in organizing his lectures in Germany. I sent you plenty of documentation to show he had some very bad affiliations. He was a member of the Knights of Malta, a neo-Nazi organization whose leader was Charles Pitchel, who was once the personal representative in America of Adolph Hitler. Blasband was considering going into a commercial cloudbusting business with him. I sent you some documents to prove this.
Blasband also was responsible for the ACO accepting and funding Trevor Constable to do work in California that kiled a lot of people there. Constable had been a campaign worker for George Walace in the 1968 presidential campaign. Walace ran on a racial segregationist platform, so what does that tell you about who Blasband ( a psychiatrist ) considers emotionaly healthy enough to be trusted with cloudbusting? He is either a fascist or incompetent, take your choice.
Blasband has now effectively quit orgonomy and taken up religion. In his last article in the Journal of Orgonomy, he says that the "intent" of the operator can affect the results of cloudbusting independently of the actual physical movements of the pipes.
I have seen the direction of cloud movement shift in accordance with changes in the point of aim of the pipes when they had been moved by cows bumping against them. What was the intent of the cows? Were they trying to bring changes in the weather?
Or do you, a mental health professional, consider mystical thinking a valid way to understand the universe? And a sound basis for responsible work with a cloudbuster?
My campaign against these people is not just a personal feud as you seem to think it is; it is a form of social activism, exactly the same as that of people who campaign against nuclear reactors or deforestation or the extermination of endangered species. It is every bit as important as any scientific research in a laboratory could be. It is directed at protecting the earth from the harm caused by irresponsible or incompetent bunglers with cloudbusters.
To dismiss my realistic concerns over faulty cloudbusting as just a matter of some personal grudge against some specific person is to trivialize all environmental activism, as the right-wing anti-environmental propagandists do when they say environmentalists are motivated by this or that psychological factor and ignore that there are real environmental problems that really do require a solution.
If cloudbusting is going to be used by people with nationalistic or other political agendas, and by muddle-headed mystics, it will be nothing but another form of pollution. Remember: Alfred Nobel invented dynamite as a way to end wars by making them too destructive. He only ended up making war more destructive than it was before. And the cloudbuster might end up being the worst thing that could happen to the environment, instead of being a way to help.
I wrote over 2,000 posts to the orgonescience list in the two years it existed. The list archive is now being edited into a book to be posted on a website. It contains a lot of new material never published anywhere before. Some of that material is from my own observations, and some is based on things Eva told me that she had not made public in her lectures. That material includes many things she learned from Reich that are not in his published writings, and as we now know, his unpublished notes will never be made available by the Trust. So my effort to pass on what she passed on to me is the only chance anyone will ever have to learn it.
A lot of it has to do with how to detect if someone is cloudbusting and where they are operating from. That information might be needed someday to help protect the world against people with cloudbusters, so I want to pass it on to prospective environmental activists.
But none of this has anything to do with the Reichian - or pseudoReichian- cult that is so fixated on the public image of Reich and his personal life story. I do not care if the skeptical world ever recognizes Reich or goes right on thinking he was a fool. I am not a missionary for orgonomy. I am not trying to save souls for Reich.
The Wilhelm Reich Estate is nothing but an obstruction standing in the way of people who want to make practical use of the knowledge in the Reich Archives. That you think them worth collaborating with shows you have not thought through exactly what you want to do and why you want to do it.
I am still available for a seminar on orgone biophysics in Berlin or anywhere else if anyone wants to organize it for me.
But I am interested ONLY in orgone biophysics, not therapy, childraising, social or political theories, conspiracy-theories, or UFO stories. And I will pull no punches; people interested in therapy or "philosophical constructs" will not like what I have to say.
And certainly not biographical trivia about Wilhelm Reich.