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Wilhelm Reich
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    (March 24, 1897-November 3, 1957)
    Born in Dobrzanica, Ukraine
    Claimed to have discovered a new type of energy, 'orgone'
    Also claimed to have discovered the 'bion,' the basic unit of life, which gave off orgone
    Invented a 'cloudbuster' to manipulate orgone and make it rain
    Wrote 'The Function of the Orgasm' (1927), 'The Sexual Revolution' (1930) and 'The Mass Psychology of Fascism' (1933)
    His first wife was one of his patients.
    He frequently had patients strip down to their underwear during sessions.
    He claimed he fought off UFOs with his cloudbuster.
    He built 'orgone accumulators' that he claimed could cure cancer.
    He was jailed for violating an FDA injunction against selling orgone accumulators.
    He said the best cure for neuroses was an active, guilt-free sex life.
    He was expelled from the Communist party for his outspokenness.
    His books were burned by the Nazis in Germany and by the FDA in the US.
    He died in prison only days before he became eligible for parole.
    Kate Bush wrote the song 'Cloudbusting' about him.

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