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03/21/2012Posted in Health, WellnessTagged Cosmic Energy for the Body, Cosmic Ray
Motor, cosmic water, Dr. William Reich, Healing for the Body, Nikola Tesla, orgone, Osho,
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Oh sun, sun, sun


I have a love affair with the sun. We are long lost lovers and when we unite, it illuminates me
inside and out. I long for its warm embrace in the cold, dark winter days. Now that it is
warming up, I yet again feel lit up

The sun is our essence, where we on this little planet have arisen from. The life force of our
infinitesimally small solar system in a complex, transfinite universe.

This force has been studied by some of the greatest scientists, including two of my personal
favorites Nikola Tesla and Dr. William Reich.
Nikola Tesla created a device entitled a Cosmic Ray Motor to harness free sun energy in the
early 1900s, stating that This new power for the driving of the worlds machinery will be
derived from the energy which operates the universe, the cosmic energy, whose central source
for the earth is the sun and which is everywhere present in unlimited quantities.

I will tell you from my personal experience, in balanced doses, the sun is one of my favorite
medicines. It heals on atomic to energetic levels and everything in between.

A balance with this beautiful source can strengthen us all in our life force.
Like a battery charge, it wakes us up to awareness, if we wish to fill up on it.

What you eat, what you drink, who you interact with, thoughts, emotions, perceptions
(where you are in your consciousness), builds or diminishes your Ka. Deliberately
accelerating this pranic body, ascends your physical body, and in turn ascends your
consciousness.- ZaKaiRan

Prana is life force, the force behind our own force, that which comes from the sun,
surrounding us and all living things. Also known as orgone, chi, ether, tachyon, addressed in
ancient to modern theories worldwide its said to be consciousness in and of itself. The Ka
body is known as our light body, or etheric double, that the prana life force fills up, we can
gain this charge through cosmic sources.
According to Dr. William Reich, orgone is scientifically measured and found in high amounts
in more alive, natural settings and living food sources. Its this source that is absolute healing
for our bodies, Dr. Reich created ways to harness this for health.

Laying out nude in balanced doses and letting the sun shine where the sun doesnt shine is
good for the body! If, of course you are able to find the privacy to do so, 15 minutes on each
side is ideal. If not even letting it shine on your face, or arms for a bit helps vitamin D
production.
To charge, visualize the sun lighting up all parts of your atomic structure with light, sending it
to your energetic bodies as well.
Happy Spring Equinox!!!!
If the sun is out, Illuminate yourself!

xo,
Nicole

nikola tesla
Hira Ratan on Sungazing
Prana Orgone Energy by Osho

Posts I have done that will elaborate on many of these theories : )

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Nobody Listened to Wilhelm Reich


on Notable People 26 September 2013

Osho on prana, yogis, and the accumulation of orgone


Wilhelm Reich (24 March 1897 3 November 1957) was an Austrian psychoanalyst, a
member of the second generation of psychoanalysts after Sigmund Freud, and one of the most
radical figures in the history of psychiatry. He was the author of several influential books and
essays and his promotion of sexual permissiveness disturbed the psychoanalytic community.

He moved to New York in 1939, in part to escape the Nazis, and shortly after arriving there
coined the term orgone derived from orgasm and organism for a cosmic energy
he said he had discovered, which he said others referred to as God or ether. In 1940 he
started building orgone accumulators, devices that his patients sat inside to harness the
reputed health benefits, leading to newspaper stories about sex boxes that cured cancer.

Following two critical articles about him in The New Republic and Harpers, the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration obtained an injunction against the interstate shipment of orgone
accumulators and associated literature, believing they were dealing with a fraud of the first
magnitude. Charged with contempt in 1956 for having violated the injunction, Reich was
sentenced to two years in prison, and in June and August that year over six tons of his
publications were burned by order of the court, one of the most notable examples of
censorship in the history of the United States. He died in jail of heart failure just over a year
later, days before he was due to apply for parole.

[] So the first thing about todays sutras is the discovery of prana. That became the very
foundation of the temple of yoga. You are breathing. Yoga says you are not only breathing
air; you are also breathing prana. In fact air is just a vehicle for prana, just a medium. You
are not alive by breath. Breath is just like a horse, and you have not looked at the rider yet.
The rider is prana.
Now many psychoanalysts have come across this mysterious thing the rider who is coming
on the breath, going on the breath, continuously moving in and out. But yet in the West it is
not a recognized scientific fact. It should be because now science says matter is no longer
there and everything is energy. The stone, the rock, is energy; you are energy. So there must
be happening many energy games within you, tides and ebbs of energy.

Freud stumbled upon this fact. I say stumbled upon it because his eyes were not open; he
was very blindfolded. He was not a yogi. He was again caught in the scientific attitude of
making everything objective. He called it libido. If you ask the yogis they will say libido is
prana ill. When prana is not vital, when somehow the energy of prana has become dammed
up, blocked; thats what Freud has come to know. And thats explainable because he was
working only with ill people, neurotics, mad people, mentals. And working on ill, mentally
disturbed people he came to know that their bodies are carrying some blocked energy and
unless that energy is released, they will not be healthy again. Yogis say libido is prana gone
wrong. It is just a diseased prana. But still Freud stumbled upon something which later on can
become very, very significant.

Wilhelm Reich died in a prison.


It seems humanity
is not going to learn
anything from history;
it goes on repeating the same,
again and again.

And one of his disciples, Wilhelm Reich, went deeper into it, but he was caught by the
American government because he could not prove very scientifically, that is very objectively,
what he was saying. He died in jail as a madman, certified as mad. He was one of the greatest
men ever born in the West. But again he was working blindfolded. He was not yet working as
a yogi has to work. The scientific attitude was his undoing.

Reich tried to make contact with this energy the yogis call prana, and he called it orgone.
Orgone is better than libido because libido gives a feeling as if all is sexual energy.
Orgone is a better word, more inclusive, more comprehensive, bigger than libido, and
gives a possibility for the energy to move beyond sex or to touch higher realms of being
which are not sexual. But he got into trouble because he felt it so much and he observed so
much that he started to accumulate the prana energy, the orgone, in boxes. He made orgone
boxes. Nothing is wrong in them; yogis have been working on that for centuries. Thats why
yogis try to live in almost boxlike caves, with only one small door.

Now those caves look very unhygienic, and how did they live there for years? No air goes in
because there is no cross ventilation. So dark, dingy, and yogis have lived so perfectly and so
healthily that it is almost a miracle. What were they doing there and how were they living
there? According to the modern scientific ideology they should have died, or at the most they
should have lived as very ill people, depressed; but yogis have never been depressed. They are
one of the most vital people to come across, very alive. What were they doing? What was
happening? They were creating orgone, and for orgone to stay in a particular place, cross
ventilation is not needed; in fact cross ventilation will not allow the orgone to accumulate
because once the air comes there the orgone energy is a rider it jumps on the air and moves
out. No air passage is needed; then layers upon layers of orgone go on accumulating, and one
can thrive on it and live on it.
Wilhelm Reich created small orgone boxes, and he helped many ill people. He will tell them
just to lie down in the orgone box, and he will close the box and tell them to rest; and within
an hour the person is out, feeling very vital, alive, tingling all over with energy. And many
people have reported that their diseases disappeared after a few experimentations with the
orgone.

Buddha says:
If truth
can produce effects
it is true.

The orgone box was so effective that without knowing the laws of the country and without
bothering about them, Wilhelm Reich started to produce them on a mass basis and he started
selling them. Then he was caught by the Food and Drug Administration and he was asked to
prove it. Now it is difficult to prove because the energy is not tangible. You cannot show it to
anybody. It is an experience; and a very inner experience.

You dont ask Albert Einstein to show electrons, but you can believe in him because you can
go and see Nagasaki and Hiroshima. You can see the effect; you cannot see the cause.
Nobody has yet seen the atom, but the atom is, because it can produce effects.

Buddha has defined truth as that which can produce effects. Buddhas very definition of truth
is very beautiful. Never again and never before has there been such a beautiful definition of
truth: that which can produce effects. If it can produce effects it is true.

Nobody has seen the atom, but we have to believe it because of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. But
nobody listened to Wilhelm Reich and his patients. There were many who were ready to
certify, We have been cured, but this is how once some attitude becomes generally
accepted people become blind. They said, All these people are hypnotized. In the first
place they must not have been ill or they have imagined themselves cured or it is nothing
but suggestibility. Now you cannot go and tell people who have died in Hiroshima, You
have imagined that you are dead; they have simply disappeared.

Just see the thing: death is more believable than life.

You go on
killing people
who have been affirmative,
life enhancing.

And the whole modern world is more death-oriented than life-oriented. If you kill a person
you will be reported by all the newspapers; you will become a headline. But if you revive a
person, nobody will ever come to know about it. If you murder, your name becomes a famous
name, but if you give life to people, nobody is going to believe in you. They will say you are a
charlatan or a deceiver.

That has always been so. Nobody believed Jesus; they killed him. Nobody believed Socrates;
they killed him. They have killed even a very innocent man like Aesop, the famous story
teller. He never did anything, he never created a religion or a philosophy, and he was not
saying anything against anybody. He was just creating a few beautiful parables. But those
parables offended people because he was saying such great truths in those parables and in
such a simple way that he was murdered.

You go on killing people who have been affirmative, life enhancing. You ask for proofs.

If somebody comes to me and asks what I am doing here, it will be difficult. If you certify,
they will say you have gone mad. This is something. If somebody is against me, they will
believe him; if somebody is for me, they will not believe him. If somebody is against
howsoever foolish they will not argue with him; they will say, Right. And if somebody is
with me and for me howsoever intelligent they will laugh; knowingly they will say, I
know, you are hypnotized. Ask Dr. Phadnis; people say that he is hypnotized.

This is a vicious circle of argumentation. If I convince you, you are hypnotized; if I cannot
convince you, I am wrong. So either way I am wrong. If somebody is convinced.

It happened:

Swabhav is here. A few years before, he came with his two brothers; all the three had come to
argue with me. And Swabhav was the most argumentative of all the three; but he is a sincere
man, and simple. He became by and by convinced. He had come as a leader with the other
two brothers; then he became convinced. Then the other two became against him. Now they
say he is hypnotized. They have stopped coming; they wont listen to me. Now they are
afraid: if Swabhav can be hypnotized, they can also be hypnotized. They avoid, and they have
created a protective defense mechanism around them. If I can convince another brother
because I know one can be convinced still then the remaining one will become more
defensive; and then he will say, Two brothers gone. And the remaining one is also very
good-hearted; there is a possibility for him also. Then the whole family will think all the three
have gone mad.

This is how things go. If you cannot convince, you are wrong; if you can convince, then too
you are wrong.

Many people, very intelligent people, PhDs, professors, psychoanalysts certified but the
court wouldnt listen. They said they are all conspirators in the same game. Show us where
orgone energy is! Open the box and let us see where it is. It is an ordinary box, there is
nothing. And you are selling it, deceiving people, cheating.

Wilhelm Reich died in a prison. It seems humanity is not going to learn anything from
history; it goes on repeating the same, again and again.

Why are you so much against love, because orgone energy is love energy? Why are you so
much against life and why are you so much in favor of death? Something has not evolved in
you. You are so unalive that you cannot believe that life has more and higher possibilities.
And if somebody reaches to a higher peak, you cannot believe that that is possible. You have
to deny. It becomes almost an offense to you.

You are living


only two percent
of your possibilities;
ninety eight percent
of your possibilities
are being wasted.

If I say I am God, it becomes an offense. I am simply saying that you can also become gods,
never settle for less. But you feel offended. And you are living only two percent of your
possibilities; ninety eight percent of your possibilities are being wasted. As if you were given
a hundred days to live and you lived only two days and died. Even your great thinkers,
painters, musicians, geniuses, they live only fifteen percent of their potentiality.

If you can blaze to your utmost, you become a god.

Osho, Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 8 Ch 9 (excerpt)

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Osho on Reich, Kirlian and Auras


Discourses 15 October 2013

Wilhelm Reich says in his book, Listen, Little Man, that he found that man reaches out with
his life energy when he feels well and loving; that he retracts that energy when he is afraid.
Reich says that he found that this life energy which he termed orgone is found in the
atmosphere, outside the body. He says he succeeded in seeing it and devised apparatus
which magnified it. Is what he observed so?

Maneesha, Wilhelm Reich was one of the unique intelligences born in this century. What he
has found has been known to the East as aura.

You must have seen around the statues of Buddha or Mahavira or Krishna a round aura
around the head. That round aura is a reality. What Wilhelm Reich said was authentically
true, but the people to whom he said it were not the right people to understand it. They
thought he was mad because he described life as an energy surrounding the body. It is exactly
true.

Life is an energy that surrounds your body. Not only your body, but flowers, trees
everything has its own aura. And that aura, that energy surrounding you shrinks and expands,
in different situations.

Any situation where your energy shrinks, should be thought bad, sick. And every situation
where your energy expands, should be respected and loved. In love your energy reaches out,
you become more alive. And when you are in fear, your energy shrinks, you become less
alive.

Now, poor Wilhelm Reich was thought by Americans to be mad, because he was not only
magnifying that energy he had found a few exercises in which that energy magnifies he
was even catching that energy in boxes, big boxes in which a man could enter. And if the man
was sick he would come out whole and healthy. Naturally such a man should be thought mad.
He was selling those boxes, empty boxes but they were not empty. He had found ways to
collect the energy which is available in the atmosphere. Around a tree you can find that
energy showering, but with your bare eyes you cannot see it.
After he was declared mad and imprisoned, another man in the Soviet Union even managed to
photograph it. And now it has become a recognized psychology in the Soviet Union, that life
has an aura. And the man, Kirlian, has developed a certain sensitive plate to photograph it.

He would photograph the hand, and the hand would come with an aura around it. In a very
strange way his photographs even showed if a man would be sick within six months: Right
now he does not show any pattern of sickness, but his aura is shrinking at a certain point
And if at a certain point the aura is shrinking, maybe the person will become deaf, or blind if
the aura around the eyes is shrinking. And all his photographs proved to be right. When he
said, This man is in danger of losing his eyesight, there was no visible sign, there was no
reason to believe it, but within six months that man became blind.

Now in Soviet psychology, Kirlian photography is recognized by the government. It is


spreading into other countries also.

A man can be cured before he becomes sick. Kirlian photography is very predictive. It shows,
at least six months ahead, what is going to happen.

In the East, it has been known for centuries that before your death six months before you
stop being able to see the tip of your nose. Because your eyes start turning upwards, they
cannot see the tip of your own nose. The moment you recognize you cannot see the tip of your
nose means that within six months your energy will shrink, go back to its source. And the
aura, without any photographic technology, has been recognized by yoga for five thousand
years. But now, it can be accepted on scientific grounds.

Wilhelm Reich was a unique genius. He could manage to see and feel what is not ordinarily
possible.
But if you are very meditative, you will start seeing the auras of people, even your own aura.
You will see your own hand with the light rays around it, radiating. And when you are healthy
you will feel your aura expanding. When you are sick you will feel your aura shrinking
something is shrinking within you.

When you are by the side of a sick person, you will have a strange feeling that he somehow
makes you feel sick, because the sick person exploits the auras of the other without his
knowing. He needs more life, so whoever has life and comes around him he takes his life.

And you know by experience, without understanding, that there are people you want to avoid,
because meeting them you feel sick, meeting them you feel that something has been taken
away from you. And there are people you want to meet, because meeting them you feel an
expanding, you feel more alive.

Wilhelm Reich was right, but unfortunately the masses never accept their own geniuses; on
the contrary, they condemn them. Because if Wilhelm Reich is right, then everybody else is
almost blind. And in anger he wrote the book, Listen, Little Man. But that book is beautiful,
and his anger can be forgiven because he was mistreated by the little man, by the masses.
He was first thought to be mad, then forced into a madhouse, and he died in a madhouse.

In the East, he would have become a Gautam Buddha. He had the quality, the insight. But a
wrong society, a society of very little men, of very small people small-minded, who cannot
conceive the vast, who cannot conceive the mysterious.

The whole atmosphere is full of life. And if you understand your own sources of life, you will
be suddenly aware that birds are alive, trees are alive, grasses are alive everywhere there is
life! And you can dance with this life, you can start having a dialogue with the atmosphere. Of
course, people will think you are mad, because people are still the same. The same people
crucified Jesus, the same people forced Wilhelm Reich into a madhouse, the same people
poisoned Socrates but those little people are in the majority.

Wilhelm Reichs anger is right, but still I would say, rather than anger, the little man needs
compassion. He was angry because they misbehaved with him, they destroyed his whole life.
Rather than understanding him he would have opened a new door to experiencing, to loving,
to living they destroyed the man completely. Obviously, he became angry.

In the East, the same little men are there, but the Eastern genius has never been angry with
them. Rather than being angry, it has shown compassion, it has felt compassion for their
blindness, and it has tried in every way to bring light to them, a little understanding to their
hearts.

Osho, The Zen Manifesto: Freedom From Oneself, Ch 7, Q 4


The Strange Case of Wilhelm Reich
Film Reviews 03 October 2013

A review of the movie by Dr. Benajir Wolf.

I saw the new Wilhelm Reich movie and was quite frankly
disappointed!

Since the community of body psychotherapists in Germany announced this movie as the new
big thing I was really curious and actually went to the movie theater (something I havent
done in years for the pure lack of time, and interest, I must admit). I even took my teenage
daughter, hoping to inspire some rebellion and courage to live her ES (ID) as Freud called it.
But already half way into the movie we were both slouching in our seats, thinking that we
should have visited the Italian restaurant next door instead!

The movie deals with the last few years of Reich, painting the image of a victim who had to
suffer from the social and moral tightness of the McCarthy era (not that the false-moral-
attitude ended there, seen in US historical perspective). Yes, he was prosecuted unfairly, yes it
was ridiculous that his orgone machine officially tested and deemed useless had to be
destroyed; nevertheless, yes, he died in prison. Poisoned or just suffering from a heart
attack well never know. The parallels to Osho are there, undoubtedly.

But what exactly made the movie so boring? Well, about 20 minutes into the movie we get
the picture that we are supposed to get: Reich, the victim, sadly misunderstood. And after that
we have to listen to more proof supporting the same fact. Its a bit like having been
condemned to jury duty and the prosecutor lists the evidencefor an entire week!

The sad thing (aside from the waste of money for the ticket) is especially what is not part of
the movie:

His youth and the first years of his adult life. How he like Lowen, his later student ran
across Freuds theories of sexuality and as a result left his law studies and changed to
studying psychoanalysis.

How he opened sex clinics in Germany, way ahead of his time, and why he saw the
embodied unconscious unlike other analysts bottom up, with the body as a partner in
psychotherapy rather than a vehicle.
His courage and deep desire to use the right intervention and just touch, which led to his
expulsion from the psychoanalytic society.

One of his patients was Alexander Lowen (founder of Bioenergetics), who died just a few
years ago and had an evenly interesting life, fitting for a movie! Lowen reports about one of
his sessions with Reich (he was in training with him): an amazing account of a breathing
session which led to regression and a recollection of a childhood trauma. Lowen describes his
cathartic scream, Reich telling him to stop screaming after several minutes, because the
neighbors were getting alarmed. Now, that would have been a fascinating movie scene, which
would have given some insight into the miracle of body work (the core issue, which the movie
sadly lacks).

Lowen also recollects an important but left-out detail within the movie: Reichs confronting
and unyielding attitude. Not fueled by the conviction of a scientist but by someone who
wanted (narcissistic) recognition so much that he was looking for fights that could be won,
thus unable to make diplomatic decisions that would have served him and his science more.

A look into Reichs earlier years and his therapeutic practices would also have explained why
Reich went the touch the body path and Freud didnt, adjusting the false image of Freud
that many still carry: the body-ambivalent big-brain professor. They simply had entirely
different clientele, which caused their different interventions and both choices were correct!
Reich treating more severe disorders in low income clinics (borderline, etc.), Freud treating
well-situated young hysterics, with an intense transference dynamic towards him.

Well, I could go on about all the interesting things that were missed, including the interesting
relationships between all the big names in body psychotherapy, but maybe thats a different
movie altogether

If we trust Lowens analysis of Reich, then Reich would have probably loved the movie, since
there is little room for others or body work: its all about him.

Dr. Benajir Wolf, University of Marburg

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Steamy Times
Remembering Here&Now 28 September 2013

Reading Satyarthis story on building the orgone egg got my memory cells excited so heres
another part of the story:

One day in autumn 1990 a sannyasin called Anand Satyam arrived at the ashram. He was
around 40 years old and German. He had made the acquaintance of Jayesh and Chitten at the
Oberoi in Mumbai and I had already heard about some of the things he had been speaking to
them about. He appeared to be a very well-read researcher with a lot of knowledge about
archaeology and ancient technology, and also knew much about science, including Reichian
technology, had input on environmental technologies, utilizing all kinds of energies and more,
so much more. I remember him saying that he wanted to bring in many of the latest developed
technologies to the ashram for further development by sannyasins all free of charge.

Satyam was a fascinating orator I attended several public meetings that were set up and also
many smaller meetings with him that finally resulted in the group of twelve people Satyarthi
mentioned. He was a very controversial figure around the ashram; Kaveesha called him a
catalyst and in hindsight I feel she was right. To this day, I dont know who he really is (our
ways parted after more than half a year later) but I am very grateful for the many things I
learned and the impetus he gave me to look with a much sharper eye at many things I
previously had thought were scientific truths and facts.

We all were excited about the idea of building an orgone accumulator just one of the
projects our group was into at the time. And the necessity of those magic baths to clean the
nadis was clear to all of us. Anatto and I didnt have a possibility to have those baths in the
ashram yet when we left Pune in January 1990 we were determined to take the baths in Italy.
Envision us both arriving at a large supplier for pool equipment and chemicals in the middle
of winter, asking to buy large amounts of baking soda, salt and high grade H2O2. The owner
of the shop looked at us wide-eyed and asked what on earth we needed all that for. We
muttered something about setting up an indoor pool without chemicals such as chlorine, and
hauled off gallons of H2O2 and sacks of salt and soda that we stored in the garage.

We were staying at the house of Anattos mom (who is a sannyasin), that fortunately had 3
bathrooms, and appropriated the one that had a bathtub. It worked like this:

The bath was always scheduled for 10 pm at night, so nobody would disturb the person in the
tub. The electricity mains were shut off and bees wax candles lit. A mattress was put next to
the tub and a mix of the ingredients was ready in a large-sized basin while the tub was filling
up with extremely hot water.

Once all ingredients were mixed with the hot water the result was an extremely hot bath tub
full to the brim and bubbling like a witchs cauldron, daring us to immerse ourselves!

One of us would step into that hot water and the idea was to lie in there for about 20 minutes
in total silence. Several times we also ducked in completely and held the breath, which took
some courage in the beginning! I dislike hot water on my body and now know how a lobster
feels when he is thrown into the pot.

The other would sit in front of the bathroom door to make sure nobody in the house would
want to enter the bathroom for a pee because the person in the tub should not be interrupted
by anything, at all cost.

After 20 minutes (or sooner, usually in my case!) wed get out of the tub, dry off a little and
lie down on the mattress to rest for about 3 hours before going to bed I felt usually
completely exhausted from that hot bath and would almost pass out when my body touched
the mattress.

We did that alternatively for weeks and had a lot of inner experiences. We became very
sensitive, saw our auras without even trying, and had amazing dreams and visions especially
right after the baths but also during the nights. But most importantly we both started to see
people and things for what they really were; as if an old dusty veil obscuring our vision had
suddenly disintegrated.

Our skins became very soft and very light-coloured and my hair turned a pretty nice shade of
red; but Anatto wasnt too keen of the colour his partly white hair turned into a rather
ghastly carrot orange!

The bathroom didnt fare so well either because of the large amount of hot water full of salt
and soda used every day it steamed up plenty and all metal bits on accessories, lamps, door
hinges and handles started rusting.

Needless to say we stayed in touch with our friends in Pune and shared what was happening
via phone calls and faxes. Satyam continued to stay in touch by corresponding with
information and suggestions. I often dreamed about one or the other friends in Pune; we were
definitely connected and could more easily access each other through those baths.

It was a tremendously exciting experiment and I dare say my nadis got completely overhauled
and squeaky clean and I have never been the same since

Read Satyarthis story: Our Orgone Egg


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Who Is Afraid of Wilhelm Reich?


Media Watch 27 September 2013

A documentary by ORF2, with English subtitles, and the trailer of a new movie on Reich.

This is an unoffical version of Wer hat Angst vor Wilhem Reich?, a documentary by
Antonin Swoboda broadcast by the Austrian TV station ORF2 in 2009. YouTube member
186Ulysses made the translation into English and added the subtitles for all of us to enjoy!

As synchronicity goes, Naman posted this video just yesterday quite unrelatedly in
Facebook! Thank you.

Watch on YouTube

Many of us sannyasins will probably recognise in his findings the basis of many of the
therapies we have gone through ourselves: Rolfing, Bioenergetics, Pulsation, etc.

186Ulysses writes:

The fame of Wilhelm Reich, whose ideas are nowadays anew experiencing a renaissance,
especially in the USA, is based on two pillars: The concept of Sexual Revolution and the
concept of Orgone Energy.

The film by Antonin Svoboda describes equally informative as well as concise the origin of
both concepts as rooted in the life of Wilhelm Reich, embedded in 20th Century History. It is
very well suitable for an introduction to life and work of Reich, though not totally objective.

Often Reich is misunderstood as the prophet of our present, outwardly permissive society,
who has become in the best case superflous now, but the finding of his diagnosis, that the
mechanisms of Capitalism disturb or suppress a natural development of human sexuality,
today has more actuality then ever. Who is familiar with the work of Wilhelm Reich,
understands, that pornography as well as excessive promiscuity is not a sign of sexual
freedom but actually of the contrary.

As a natural scientist Reich may has been a failure. But his idea of Orgone, as is my personal
view, as a matrix of everything, imbuing the whole universe, should even to a scientifically
highly educated person not sound that strange anymore, thinking of newly discovered Dark
Energy, still unexplainable for modern cosmology. The film stresses his importance as a
forerunner of modern holistic concepts in medicine and natural philosophy.

We also came across a full-featured movie on the life of Wilhelm Reich: Der Fall Wilhelm
Reich (The Strange Case of Wilhelm Reich), released in Austria in January this year,
featuring the famous German actor Klaus Maria Brandauer in the role of Reich. The film is
also by Antonin Swoboda.
Update: Read on Osho News the review of the movie by Dr Benajir Wolf.

Here is the English trailer for The Strange Case of Wilhelm Reich.

Watch on Vimeo

At 00:24 you will hear the prosecutor say, Sex Guru. We doubt the movie script follows the
exact, historic wording spoken at the time. Who knows?

And here is Wilhelm Reich speaking into his tape recorder, after everyone had left his
Orgonon Institute (April 3, 1952). The video is aptly entitled: Wilhelm Reich Alone

Watch on YouTube

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16. In Memory of Alan Watts


Books I Have Loved Featured 29 November 2016

How many books have I talked about in the P.P.S? Hmmm? Forty, Osho. Forty? Yes,
Osho.
I am a stubborn man you know. I am going to end it at fifty whatsoever happens; otherwise I
will start another P.P.P.S. My stubbornness has really repaid me: it has helped me to fight all
kinds of nonsense that the world is full of. It has been of tremendous help in saving my own
intelligence against the mediocrity that surrounds everyone everywhere. So I dont feel at all
sorry that I am stubborn; in fact, I thank God that he has made me this way: utterly stubborn.

The first book is by Bennett, an Englishman, a perfect Englishman. The book


is about an absolutely unknown Indian mystic, Shivapuri Baba. The world has come to know
about him only through Bennetts book.

Shivapuri Baba was certainly one of the rarest flowerings, particularly in India where so many
idiots are pretending to be mahatmas. To find a man like Shivapuri Baba in India is really
either luck or else a tremendous work of research. There are five hundred thousand mahatmas
in India; that is the actual number. To find a real man among this crowd is almost impossible.

But Bennett was fortunate in many ways. He was also the first man to discover Gurdjieff. It
was neither Ouspensky nor Nicoll, nor anyone other than Bennett. Bennett found Gurdjieff in
a refugee camp in Constantinople. Those were the days of the Russian Revolution. Gurdjieff
had to leave Russia; on the way he was shot twice before he escaped. Our styles are different,
but in a strange way destiny may play the same game again.

Gurdjieff in a refugee camp! just thinking of it, I cant believe humanity can fall so low.
Putting a Buddha, or Gurdjieff, Jesus or Bodhidharma in a refugee camp. When Bennett
discovered him, Gurdjieff was standing in a food queue. The food was given only once a day,
and the queue was long. There were thousands of refugees who had left Russia because the
communists were murdering people without any consideration who they were murdering, or
for what. You will be surprised to know they murdered almost ten million Russians.

How did Bennett discover Gurdjieff? Gurdjieff sitting among his disciples would not be
difficult to recognize, but Bennett recognized him in dirty rotten clothes, unwashed for many
days. How did he recognize him in that queue? Those eyes, you cannot hide them. Those
eyes whether the man is sitting on a golden throne, or standing in a refugee camp, they are
the same. Bennett brought Gurdjieff to the West.

Nobody thanks poor Bennett for it, and there is a reason it is because he was a wavering
kind of person. Bennett never betrayed Gurdjieff while he was alive he did not dare. Those
eyes were too much; he had twice seen their tremendous impact. He reports in his book on
Gurdjieff which is not a great book, that is why I am not going to count it, but I am just
referring to it Bennett says, I came to Gurdjieff tired and exhausted after a long journey. I
was sick, very sick, thinking I was going to die. I had come to see him only so that before I
die I could see those two eyes again my last experience.
He came to Gurdjieffs room. Gurdjieff looked at him, stood up, came close and hugged him.
Bennett could not believe it it was not Gurdjieffs way. If he had slapped him that would
have been more expected, but he hugged him! But there was more to the hug the moment
Gurdjieff touched him, Bennett felt a tremendous upsurge of energy. At the same time he saw
Gurdjieff turning pale. Gurdjieff sat down; then with great difficulty stood up and went to the
bathroom, saying to Bennett, Dont be worried, just wait for ten minutes and I will be back,
the same as ever.

Bennett says, I have never felt such a wellbeing, such health, such power. It seemed I could
do anything.

It is felt by many people who take drugs LSD or marijuana and other drugs that under
their impact they feel they can do anything. One woman thought she could fly, so she flew out
of a window on the thirtieth floor of a New York building you can conclude what
happened not even pieces of the woman were found.

Bennett says, I felt I could do everything. At that moment I understood the famous statement
by Napoleon: Nothing is impossible. I not only understood it but felt I could do anything I
wanted. But I knew it was Gurdjieffs compassion. I was dying, and he had saved me.

This happened twice again a few years later. In the East this is called the transmission; the
energy can jump from one flame to another lamp which is dying. Even though such great
experiences happened to him, Bennett was a wavering man. He could not waver and betray
like Ouspensky, but when Gurdjieff died, then he betrayed.

He started looking for another master. What a misfortune! I mean misfortune for Bennett. It
was good for others, because that was how he came to find Shivapuri Baba. But Shivapuri
Baba, howsoever great, is nothing compared to Gurdjieff. I cannot believe it of Bennett and
he was a scientist, a mathematician only that gives me the clue. The scientist has almost
always behaved foolishly outside his own specific field.

I always define science as knowing more and more about less and less, and religion as
knowing less and less about more and more. The culmination of science will be knowing
everything about nothing, and the culmination of religion will be knowing all not knowing
about all, simply knowing not about just knowing. Science will end in ignorance; religion
will end in enlightenment.

All the scientists, even the great ones, have proved foolish in many ways outside their specific
field. They behave childishly. Bennett was a scientist and mathematician of a certain standing,
but he wavered, he missed. He started looking for another master again. And it is not that he
remained with Shivapuri either.

Shivapuri Baba was a very old man when Bennett met him. He was almost one hundred and
ten years old. He was really made of steel. He lived for almost one and a half centuries. He
was seven feet tall and one hundred and fifty years old and still there was no sign that he was
going to die. He decided to leave the body, it was his decision.
Shivapuri was a silent man, he did not teach. Particularly a man who had known Gurdjieff and
his tremendous teaching would find it very ordinary to be with Shivapuri Baba. Bennett wrote
his book and started searching again for a master. Shivapuri Baba was not even dead yet.

Then, in Indonesia, Bennett found Mohammed Subud, the founder of the movement called
Subud. Subud is a short form of Sushil-Buddha-Dharma; it is just the first letter of these
three words. What foolishness! Bennett started introducing Mohammed Subud, a very good
man, but not a master nothing even compared to Shivpuri Baba no question arises about
Gurdjieff. Bennett brought Mohammed Subud to the West, and started introducing him as the
successor to Gurdjieff. Now this is utter stupidity.

But Bennett writes beautifully, mathematically, systematically. His best book is Shivapuri
Baba. Although Bennett was a fool, even if you allow a monkey to sit at a typewriter once in
a while he may come upon something beautiful perhaps a statement which only a buddha
could make just by knocking the typewriter keys here and there. But he will not understand
what he has written.

Bennett continued in this way. Soon he became disillusioned with Mohammed Subud and
started searching for yet another master. Poor fellow, his whole life he was searching and
searching unnecessarily. He had already found the right man in Gurdjieff. He has written
about Gurdjieff, and what he says is beautiful, efficient, but his heart is dark, there is no light
in it. Still, I count his book as one of the best. You can see that I am impartial.

Second this is a strange book, nobody reads it. You may not even have
heard about it, yet it was written in America. The book is Listen Little Man, by Wilhelm
Reich. It is a very small book, but it reminds one of the Sermon of the Mount, Tao Te Ching,
Thus Spake Zarathustra, The Prophet. In reality Reich was not of that status to write such a
book, but he must have been possessed by some unknown spirit.

Listen Little Man created much antagonism towards Reich, particularly among the
professional psychoanalysts, his colleagues, because he was calling everyone little man
and he was thinking he was so great? I want to tell you: he was! Not in the sense of a buddha,
but in the same sense as Sigmund Freud, Carl Gustav Jung, Assagioli he belongs to the
same category. He was a great man of course still a man, not superman, but great. And it
was not out of his egoism that this book was born; he could not help it. He had to write it. It is
almost like when a woman is pregnant, she has to give birth to the child. He carried this small
book within himself for years, resisting the idea of writing it because he knew perfectly well it
was going to create hell for him and it did. After that book he was condemned from every
corner.

To create anything great in this world is a crime. Man has not changed at all. Socrates he kills,
Reich he kills. No change. They condemned Reich as mad and imprisoned him. He died in
jail, condemned, reduced to a madman. He had the capacity to rise beyond the clouds, but he
was not allowed. America still has to learn to live with people like Socrates, Jesus, Buddha.

This book should be meditated upon by all my sannyasins. I recommend it without any
conditions at all.

Third is a book written by Bertrand Russell and Whitehead together. Nobody


reads it. The title is Principia Mathematica. Just the name is enough to make people afraid,
and the book must be the most difficult in existence. Hence, I worked on that book as much as
possible. Anything difficult always allures me. The book is enchanting and challenging, but I
will not recommend it to my sannyasins. Avoid it! I went through those thousands of pages
and found nothing but mathematics. Unless you are interested in mathematics, particularly
higher mathematics, that is another matter. I wanted to include it because it is a masterpiece
of mathematics.

Fourth is that the number?


Yes, Osho.
You will be surprised that my fourth choice is Aristotles Poetics. I am a born enemy of
Aristotle. I call the man Aristotlitis a kind of disease, incurable. Devaraj, there is no
medicine for it. Asheesh, your migraine is nothing; thank God you are not suffering from
Aristotlitis; that is a real cancer.

Aristotle is thought to be the father of Western philosophy and logic he certainly is, but
only of philosophy and logic, not of the real thing. The real thing comes from Socrates,
Pythagoras, Plotinus, Diogenes and Dionysius, but not from Aristotle. But it is strange, he
wrote a beautiful book and this is one of the books not studied by the Aristotelian scholars
Poetics. I had to search for it among his many books. I was just looking to see whether I could
find something beautiful in this man too, and when I found Poetics, a book of just a few
pages, I was thrilled the man also had a heart. He had written everything else from his head,
but this book was from the heart. Of course it is about the essence of poetry poetics, and the
essence of poetry cannot be anything other than the essence of love. It is the fragrance, not of
intellect, but of intuition. I recommend this book.

Fifth. There are so many books standing before me that it is very hard to
choose, but I choose Ross Tree Pillars of Zen *). Many people have written about Zen
including Suzuki, who knew it the most but Tree Pillars of Zen is the most beautiful book
written about Zen. Remember my emphasis, about, because Ross has no experience of it. In
fact, that makes it even more wonderful: that without any experience, just from studying
books and visiting monasteries in Japan, she wrote a masterpiece.

There is only one thing I want to say to Ross: in Zen there are not three pillars, not even a
single pillar. Zen has no pillars. It is not a temple, it is pure no-thing-ness. It needs no pillars
at all. If she publishes the book again she should change the title. Tree Pillars of Zen looks
good, but it is not true to the spirit of Zen. But the book is written in a very scientific way.
Those who want to understand Zen intellectually cannot find a better book.

Sixth: My choice for the sixth is a strange mans book. He calls himself M. I
know his real name, but he never allowed anyone to know it. His name is Mahendranath. He
was a Bengali, a disciple of Ramakrishna.

Mahendranath sat at Ramakrishnas feet for many many years, and went on writing down
whatsoever was happening around his master. The book is known as The Gospel Of
Ramakrishna, but written by M. He never wanted to disclose his name, he wanted to remain
anonymous. That is the way of a true disciple. He effaced himself utterly.

The day Ramakrishna died, you will be surprised, M died too. There was nothing more for
him to live for. I can understand after Ramakrishna it would have been far more difficult to
live than to die. Death was more blissful than to live without his master.

There have been many masters, but there has never been such a disciple as M to report about
the master. He does not come into it anywhere. He was just reporting not about himself and
Ramakrishna, but only about Ramakrishna. He no longer exists in front of the master. I love
this man and his book, and his tremendous effort to efface himself. It is rare to find a disciple
like M. Ramakrishna was far more fortunate in this than Jesus.

I know his real name because I have traveled in Bengal, and Ramakrishna was alive at the end
of the last century, so I could find out the name of this man Mahendranath.

Seventh: There was an Indian mystic just at the beginning of this century. I
dont think he was an enlightened man, because he committed three mistakes; otherwise his
collected works are beautiful, pure poetry but those three mistakes have to be remembered.
Even a man like Ramatirtha can also commit such stupid mistakes.

He was in America. He was a man with charisma and he was worshipped. When he went back
to India he thought he should first go to Varanasi, the citadel of the Hindu religion the
Jerusalem of the Hindus their Mecca. He was certain that if the Americans have respected
him so much, then certainly the brahmins of Varanasi are going to worship him like a god. He
was wrong. When he spoke in Varanasi one brahmin stood up and said, Before you proceed
further, please answer my question. Do you know Sanskrit?

Ramatirtha had been talking about the ultimate reality, and this brahmin had asked him, Do
you know Sanskrit? If you dont then you have no right to speak about ultimate reality. First
go and study Sanskrit.

There was nothing wrong with the brahmin; all over the world brahmins are like that. What
surprises me is that Ramatirtha started to study Sanskrit. That shocks me. He should have told
the brahmin, Get lost, along with all your Vedas and your Sanskrit! I dont care. I know the
truth, why should I bother to know Sanskrit?

Ramatirtha did not know Sanskrit, that is true, and there is no need either but he felt the
need. That is the first thing I want you to remember. His books are very poetic, exhilarating,
ecstatic but the man is missing somewhere.
Secondly, when his wife came to see him from faraway Punjab he refused. He had never
refused any other woman, why did he refuse his own wife? Because he was afraid. He was
still attached. I feel sorry for him: renouncing his wife, yet still afraid.

Third, he committed suicide although Hindus dont call it that, they call it dissolving
oneself in the Ganges. You can give beautiful names to ugly things.

Except for these three things Ramatirthas books are valuable, but if you forget these three
things you may start thinking of him as if he is enlightened. He speaks as if he was an
enlightened man, but it is only as if.

Eighth: G.E.Moores Principia Ethica. I have loved this book. It is a great


exercise in logic. He spends two hundred or more pages just considering one question: What
is good? and coming to the conclusion that good is indefinable. Great! But he did his
homework, he did not just jump to the conclusion as mystics do. He was a philosopher. He
went step by step, gradually, but he came to the same conclusion as the mystics.

Good is indefinable, so is beauty, so is God. In fact all that is of any worth is


indefinable. Note it! If anything can be defined that means it is worthless. Unless you come to
the indefinable, you have not come to anything worthwhile.

Ninth: I have left The Songs of Rahim from my list but I cannot any longer. He
was a Mohammedan, but his songs are written in Hindi so Mohammedans dont like him, they
dont take any note of him. Hindus dont like him because he was a Mohammedan. I may be
the only person who respects him. His full name is Rahim Khan Khana. His songs are of the
same height and same depth as Kabir, Meera, Sahajo or Chaitanya. Why did he write in
Hindi? Being a Mohammedan he could have written in Urdu, and Urdu is a far more beautiful
language than Hindi. But he chose knowingly; he wanted to fight the Mohammedan
orthodoxy.
Tenth, Mirza Ghalib, the greatest Urdu poet and not only the greatest Urdu
poet, but perhaps there is no other poet in any language of the world who can be compared
with him. His book is called Diwan. Diwan simply means a collection of poems. He is
difficult to read, but if you can make a little effort it pays immensely. It is as if each line
contains a whole book. And that is the beauty of Urdu. I say no other language can contain so
much in such a small space. Just two sentences are enough to contain a whole book. It is
magical! Mirza Ghalib is the magician of that language.

Eleventh, and the last Alan Watts The Book. I have been saving it. Alan
Watts was not a buddha, but he could be one day. He has moved closer to it. The Book is
tremendously important. It is his testament; his whole experience with Zen masters, Zen
classics and he is a man of tremendous intelligence. He was also a drunkard. Intelligence
plus wine have really created a juicy book. I have loved The Book and I have saved it for the
last.

Do you remember Jesus saying, Blessed are those who stand at the last? Yes, this book is
blessed. I bless it, and I would like this series of sessions to be in memory of Alan Watts.

Osho, Books I Have Loved, Session 16

Note by Osho News:


We were unable to verify title and writer as given by Osho. As he speaks of Ross as a woman,
we are showing the book by Nancy Wilson Ross, entitled The World of Zen. The title Three
Pillars of Zen was used by male writer Roshi Philip Kapleau.
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Tantric Pulsation: A Meeting of Osho and Reich


Featured Health, Healing & Meditation Tantra 14 April 2015

Aneesha incorporates Tantra in Pulsation

As it turns out, Reich and Osho are the passions of my life. When I arrived in Pune in 1976 I
was a young and green practitioner of neo-Reichian emotional release and body work and
spent most of the next 25 years facilitating groups, sessions, and trainings in various
incarnations of the Osho Multiversity.

Reich: a modern Tantra master

In Mumbai, shortly before Osho returned to Pune after his world tour, he was asked the
following question about Wilhelm Reich: (Sermons in Stones, #7)
Beloved Osho,
The German psychologist, Wilhelm Reich, stumbled upon some inner secrets of bio-energy.
He had also started practicing these on his patients but he was declared anti-social, was
imprisoned, and pronounced mad. Osho, what is it that Reich was working on and where did
he go wrong? What was he missing?

Osho had often spoken of Reich with love and appreciation, and I always listened right up
when he did. In his response Osho described how Reichs discoveries about life energy and
his work with sexual energy challenged social, religious, moral, and political structures of his
time.

His work was strange, hardand it was made more difficult by the society because they
started immediately condemning him, saying he was in conspiracy with the deviljust like
me!saying that sex has to be renounced. And he was teaching people some strange
exercises. Those strange exercises show his genius. He had no idea of Tantra; he had never
been to the East. But the exercises he found are ten thousand years old.

Reich was jailed like a criminal, his books were burned, and he died of a heart attack in
prison.

[Reich] shrank and died. And it is strange that after his death his work has remained where
he left it. It has immense potentiality. It should be developed, and it should be developed in
collaboration with Tantra.

I call Reich a modern Tantra master, although he was not aware of it. Perhaps in his past lives
he may have known the secrets of Tantrabecause his work contained the secrets of
Tantra

Wilhelm Reich will have a revival because what he was doing was absolutely scientific. No
Christianity can prevent it, no government can prevent it. And perhaps

I have so many sannyasins educated in psychology, in psychoanalysis, in analytical


psychology and different schoolsperhaps a few of my sannyasins will start working on
Wilhelm Reich. He belongs to us! I give him posthumous sannyas!

Thats me, I thought. Im going to do that! I kind of took it as an assignment.

Tantric Pulsation evolved over the next years as a response to this assignment. I bring to this
work forty-plus years experience as a Reichian therapist in the world of Osho, and my
personal experience as a meditator. Tantric Pulsation is a group work which embraces the life-
positive attitude taught by both Osho and Wilhelm Reich toward a deep acceptance and
celebration of our sexual energy.

Sexual Conditioning

My interest in sex goes way back. I must have been about four when, taking a shower with
my father, I noticed and remarked upon his penis. From that moment forward I was banished
from showering with Dad. As a child I had no idea why that happened and felt hurt and
rejected. As I learned much later, that was when my conditioning around love and sex began.
I had become acquainted with what I called my funny feeling that arose when I touched
myself down there. My parents took great pains to socialize me away from that placeto
no avail. Although I learned the rules of public behavior, I remained committed to my secret
contact with that spring of pleasure within myself.

I remained technically a virgin until the age of 19, but my forbidden knowledge of childhood
was never forgotten. Gradually I learned that the yearnings that swirled inside my body were
excited by the presence of boys. But by the time I actually started going out with them as a
teenager, there was a thick wall of prohibition around my sexual feelings. My conditioning
had caught up with me.

I was 21 when I first heard of Wilhelm Reich, and started reading his book, The Sexual
Revolution. I was thrilled by his ideas of sexual freedom. At this time I was involved in my
first live-in relationship, and was very engaged in the unfolding of my own sexuality. I also
became more aware of my sexual repressions and how I was limited by my sexual
conditioning.

Orgone energy

I was particularly interested in Reichs life-long research on life energy, and the role it plays
in our sexuality. He called it orgone energy. In truth, this energy, which has also been called
prana, chi, lan vital, has been explored down the ages by mystics, yogis, and metaphysical
philosophers. It can be experienced as physical vitality, sexual energy, power, love, creativity,
and other, finer qualities and aspects of inner human energy and consciousness.

This fluid energy underlies the natural flow of feeling and sensingof pleasure in the body,
as well as emotional feelings. Reich gave tremendous importance to freely living ones
sexuality, and to enjoy the natural pleasure sex can bring. Parental and societal suppression of
childrens natural aliveness, sensitivity, and expressiveness turns their positive life energy
against itself, resulting in inner conflict, low self-esteem, violence, and anti-social behavior.

Character armor muscular armor

Wilhelm Reich was perhaps the first modern thinker who so fully described the role of the
body in psychotherapy. Reich asserted that repressed sexual and emotional energies could
eventually form into a rigid, controlled, tense, or collapsed personality structure. This he
called character armor. He also discovered the physical counterpart of character armor
chronic tension, rigidity, or collapse in the bodys musculature and called it muscular armor.
Reichs insight was that these chronic patterns of tension in the body not only adversely affect
organs and physical health, but they are at the roots of psychological disturbances as well.

All of this was fascinating and exciting to me, and also quite relevant to what was happening
in my life. Just living with a boyfriend for the first time brought up all my unresolved issues
from the past about intimacy, trust, emotional pain, my body image, my rage, mistrust, and on
and on. I was lucky enough to find a teacher, a student of Reich, Charles Kelley, director of
the Radix Institute in California. In training with him I deeply explored my emotional
naturewell, as deep as a 23-year-old me could go at the timeand learned the required
skills to become a practitioner of neo-Reichian body work.
Body presence

During my years of training I had many life-changing experiences, but two of them connected
with sex have lasted since I discovered them. My capacity to remain present with my partner
while making love deepened and expanded, with fewer mental spaces of memory, fantasy, or
thinking, which had previously prevented me remaining present in the here-and-now
experience.

I also experienced an expanded capacity to sense energy flow in my own body and feel the
connection with my partners energy in that flow.

Meeting Osho

I then went on to live and work at Esalen Institute, a prominent growth center in California,
where I first heard about Osho. That same year, while co-leading a training with Charles
Kelley in London, I had my first chance to try the Dynamic and Kundalini meditations with
Poonam at Kalptaru, one of Oshos centers in London. I realized fairly quickly, through
experiencing Oshos meditations, that he was my spiritual master, the right master to teach me
what I needed to know to expand in my work and to go deeper in myself. I went to India to
meet him and never looked back.

Through the many experiences during the Pune One years, including my experiences leading
Reichian groups there, Osho helped deepen my understanding of early life conditioning and
the importance of accepting and living our life energies rather than repressing them. The
young people who came to Osho in the seventies were looking for exactly this kind of
permission to break free from personal and social barriers. This was a collective zeitgeist, a
mission of the times, and Oshos sannyasins jumped in wholeheartedly, with all the totality
that he encouraged.
Because Oshos meditations contain active phases that engage and involve the physical body
and, they naturally and gradually release and relax the muscular armoring in the body. Then,
in the softer, more silent phases we can touch into stillness, resting inside, non-doing, just
being present, here, in this moment. The mind can relax, the psyche can open, and energy can
flow freely again.

Delicate quality of energy

All the catharsis and expression, and the living out of our energies that we practiced with
fervor through Oshos meditations and therapy groups, seems in retrospect to be a preparation
for a new energy space that was far more delicate than emotional catharsis, pounding pillows,
and screaming out our No. There was a phase of Oshos work in Pune Onethe energy
darshanswhich gave me a first-hand experience of another quality of energy, a new height,
and a new depth of energy, pure energy without mental content, ecstatic beyond reason.

When Osho touched my third eye during energy darshans, my awareness was pulled there like
a magnet. I was overtaken by a powerful, uncontrollable upward rush of energy. This up-rush
seemed to flush out any mental contents like a strong wind. It left me for many long minutes
in a state of absolute no-mind, supine at the back of the hall where I had been deposited by a
helpful lifterone of the swamis who helped zapped sannyasins get up afterward!
Sometimes this state was with me for the whole next day.

I became more aware of my chakras, the energy centers inside the body which regulate
energetic and physical functions inside each one of us. I began to understand that each chakra,
and the part of the body surrounding it, carries a different vibration or quality of human
energy. It always helped me to think of chakras like a rainboweach color from red to violet,
with faster, finer vibrations.

All the colors are needed to make a rainbow, and all the qualities of human energy that we
contain, and can feel and express, are needed to be whole and integrated within. This, as I
understand it, is one of the basic attitudes of Tantra: to accept all the energies that are natural
within usanimal, human, and divine. It is our birthright to enjoy the pleasures of the body,
mind, and spirit.

Tantric Pulsation

I created Tantric Pulsation in direct response to Oshos suggestion that the work of Wilhelm
Reich should be developed in conjunction with Tantra. Using breathing and movement to feel
the body more deeply, we discover a new sensitivity to the subtle energies that flow through
our bodies. We grow in our capacities to be rooted in the body through a felt sense
experience.

The tantric meditation techniques found in Oshos Vigyan Bhairav Tantra form the basis for
our exploration, so that we begin to bring the quality of meditation to our intimate meetings
with the other.
Aneesha has been a disciple of Osho since 1976, and has mostly
worked as a therapist in his Multiversity, as well as teaching Pulsation neo-Reichian body
work around the world. Tantric Pulsation developed in response to Oshos suggestion that the
work of Reich should be developed in collaboration with Tantra. Aneeshas book Tantric
Pulsation: The journey of human energy from its animal roots to its spiritual flowering
describes this collaboration, and is available at Amazon. oshopulsation.com

Aneesha is offering her first experiential training in Tantric Pulsation, introducing the
concepts underlying this method, exploring Tantric meditation through body awareness, at
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Prana is the Basic Unit of the Whole Life
Discourses 11 October 2012

Osho speaks on prana and life energy.

A hundred years before, one of the greatest thinkers of the world, Friedrich Nietzsche,
declared that God is dead. He was declaring something which was becoming clearer to
everybody. He simply declared the feeling of all the thinkers of the world, particularly the
science oriented people. Science was winning every day against religion, superstition; and
science was conquering so much that it was almost certain that in the future God cannot exist,
religion cannot exist. It was felt all over the world that God has become part of history and
God will exist in the museums, in the libraries, in the books, but not in human consciousness.
It was felt as if matter has won the last, final war with God.

When Nietzsche declared God is dead, he meant that now life will not in any way be a
destiny. It has become accidental, because God is nothing but the coordinating principle of
life. God is the organic unity of life. God is that energy which has glued everything together.
God is that law which has made a cosmos out of a chaos. Once God is not there, the
coordinating principle is not there, the world again becomes a chaos, just an accident. With
God disappears all order. With God disappears all principle. With God disappears all
possibility to understand life. And with God man also disappears.

Nietzsche himself declared that God is dead and man is free now, but in fact once God is
dead, man is not there. Then man is just matter, nothing more explainable, is a mystery no
more, has depth no more, has infinity no more, and has meaning no more, significance no
more, is just an accident has appeared accidentally, will disappear accidentally.

But Nietzsche proved wrong. It appears that it was something like the age of scientific youth;
the nineteenth century was the age of sciences coming of age. And as every youth is too full
of confidence, too optimistic, in fact foolishly optimistic, the same was the case with science
also. In Tibet they have a saying that every young man thinks old people to be fools, but every
old man knows that all young people are fools. Young people only think, but old people
know. Science was the youngest growth in human consciousness, and science was much too
confident. It even declared God is dead and religion is no longer relevant, it is out of
context. Religion was part of humanitys childhood, they declared. Freud wrote a book, The
Future of an Illusion about religion, that it is just an illusion and there is no future really.
But God survived, and a miracle has happened within these hundred years. If Nietzsche
comes back he will not be able to believe what has happened. The more the scientific mind
penetrated into matter, the more it came to know that matter does not exist. God survived,
matter died. Matter has almost disappeared from scientific vocabulary. It exists in ordinary
language, but it is just because of old habit; otherwise there is no matter now. The deeper the
scientific penetration became, the deeper they came to understand that it is energy not matter.
Matter was a misunderstanding. Energy is moving so fast, with such tremendous speed, that it
gives an illusion of something solid. The solidity is just an illusion.

God is not illusory. The solidity of the world is illusory. The solidity of these walls is illusory;
they appear solid because the energy particles, electrons, are moving at such a speed that you
cannot see the movement.

Have you watched sometimes the electric fan going very fast? Then you cannot see the wings,
the blades. And if the electric fan is really moving with such speed, as electrons, you can sit
upon it and you will not fall down, and you will not feel the movement. You can hit it with a
bullet and the bullet will not pass between the gaps, because the speed of the bullet will not be
so much as the speed of the blades.

This is what is happening. Matter has disappeared, has no more validity.

But what science has discovered is not really a discovery; it is a rediscovery. Yoga has been
talking about it for five thousand years at least. Yoga calls that energy prana. This word
prana is very significant, very meaningful, pregnant with meaning. It is made out of two
Sanskrit roots. One is pra; pra means the basic unit of energy, the most fundamental unit of
energy. And na means energy. Prana means: the most fundamental unit is energy. Matter is
just the surface. Prana is the real thing there is and it is not a thing at all. It is more like a
no-thing, or you can call it almost nothing. Nothing means no-thing. Nothing does not mean
nothing; nothing simply means that it is not a thing. It is not solid, it is not static, it is not
visible, it is not tangible. It is there, but you cannot touch it. It is there, but you cannot see it. It
is there, beyond and beneath every phenomenon. But it is the most fundamental unit; you
cannot go beyond it.

Prana is the basic unit of the whole of life. Rocks, trees, birds, man, God, everything is a
manifestation of prana, on different levels, on different understandings, on different
integrations. The same prana moves and manifests as millions, as many, but the basic unit is
one.

Unless you come to know prana within yourself, you will not be able to know what God is.
And if you cannot know it within yourself, you cannot know it without, because within you it
is so close. Thats why Patanjali could know it five thousand years before Albert Einstein and
company. Five thousand years is a long time for science to come to understand it, but they
were trying from the outside. Patanjali dived deep into his own being; it was a subjective
experience. And science has been trying to know it objectively. If you want to know
something objectively, you have taken a very long route. Thats why so much delay. If you go
within, you have found the shortest route to know what it is.

Ordinarily you dont know who you are, where you are. What are you doing here? People
come to me and they say, What are we doing here? Why are we? For what? I can
understand their confusion, but wherever you are and whatsoever you are doing the problem
will remain the same unless you understand the source from where you come, unless you
understand the basic structure of your being, unless you come to know your prana, your
energy.

I have heard, it happened:

Mulla Nasruddin visited a field and filled his bag full of melons. He was about to leave when
the owner showed up.

I was passing by, Mulla began to explain, when suddenly a strong wind blew me over to
the fence and into the field.

What about the melons? the owner asked.

The wind was so strong, sir, that I clutched at anything I could get my hands on. And thats
how the melons came loose.

But who put them into your bag?

To tell the truth, Mulla replied, I was wondering about that myself.

This is the situation. How are you here? Why are you here? Who has put you into the bag?
Everybody is wondering.
Philosophy, they say, comes out of wonder; but dont go on continuously simply wondering
and wondering. Otherwise wondering becomes a sort of wandering. Then you never reach.
Rather than simply wondering, try to do something. You are here, that much is certain. You
are alert that you are here, that much is also certain. Now these two ingredients are enough for
yoga experimentation. You are: the being is there. You are aware that you are: the
consciousness is there. These two are enough to make a lab out of your being for yoga
experimentation.

Yoga does not need sophisticated, complicated things for its work. It is the simplest. Two
things: you and your awareness that you are. Enough. These two you have; everybody has
them. Nobody is lacking in these two things. You have a certain feel that you are, and of
course you are aware of that certain feel. These two things are enough. Thats why yogis had
no laboratories, no sophisticated instrumentation and they never needed any grant from
Rockefeller or Ford. They needed only just a little bread, water, and they will come and beg in
the town and will disappear for days. After a week or two they will come again and beg again
and they will disappear again.

They did the greatest experiment: the experiment in human reality. And only with two small
things, but those small things are not small. Once you know them they are the biggest
phenomenon ever.

So the first thing about todays sutras is the discovery of prana. That became the very
foundation of the temple of yoga. You are breathing. Yoga says you are not only breathing
air; you are also breathing prana. In fact air is just a vehicle for prana, just a medium. You
are not alive by breath. Breath is just like a horse, and you have not looked at the rider yet.
The rider is prana.

Now many psychoanalysts have come across this mysterious thing the rider who is coming
on the breath, going on the breath, continuously moving in and out. But yet in the West it is
not a recognized scientific fact. It should be because now science says matter is no longer
there and everything is energy. The stone, the rock, is energy; you are energy. So there must
be happening many energy games within you, tides and ebbs of energy.

Freud stumbled upon this fact. I say stumbled upon it because his eyes were not open; he
was very blindfolded. He was not a yogi. He was again caught in the scientific attitude of
making everything objective. He called it libido. If you ask the yogis they will say libido is
prana ill. When prana is not vital, when somehow the energy of prana has become dammed
up, blocked; thats what Freud has come to know. And thats explainable because he was
working only with ill people, neurotics, mad people, mentals. And working on ill, mentally
disturbed people he came to know that their bodies are carrying some blocked energy and
unless that energy is released, they will not be healthy again. Yogis say libido is prana gone
wrong. It is just a diseased prana. But still Freud stumbled upon something which later on can
become very, very significant.

And one of his disciples, Wilhelm Reich, went deeper into it, but he was caught by the
American government because he could not prove very scientifically, that is very objectively,
what he was saying. He died in jail as a madman, certified as mad. He was one of the greatest
men ever born in the West. But again he was working blindfolded. He was not yet working as
a yogi has to work. The scientific attitude was his undoing.
Reich tried to make contact with this energy the yogis call prana, and he called it orgone.
Orgone is better than libido because libido gives a feeling as if all is sexual energy.
Orgone is a better word, more inclusive, more comprehensive, bigger than libido, and
gives a possibility for the energy to move beyond sex or to touch higher realms of being
which are not sexual. But he got into trouble because he felt it so much and he observed so
much that he started to accumulate the prana energy, the orgone, in boxes. He made orgone
boxes. Nothing is wrong in them; yogis have been working on that for centuries. Thats why
yogis try to live in almost boxlike caves, with only one small door.

Now those caves look very unhygienic, and how did they live there for years? No air goes in
because there is no cross ventilation. So dark, dingy, and yogis have lived so perfectly and so
healthily that it is almost a miracle. What were they doing there and how were they living
there? According to the modern scientific ideology they should have died, or at the most they
should have lived as very ill people, depressed; but yogis have never been depressed. They are
one of the most vital people to come across, very alive. What were they doing? What was
happening? They were creating orgone, and for orgone to stay in a particular place, cross
ventilation is not needed; in fact cross ventilation will not allow the orgone to accumulate
because once the air comes there the orgone energy is a rider it jumps on the air and moves
out. No air passage is needed; then layers upon layers of orgone go on accumulating, and one
can thrive on it and live on it.

Wilhelm Reich created small orgone boxes, and he he]ped many ill people. He will tell them
just to lie down in the orgone box, and he will close the box and tell them to rest; and within
an hour the person is out, feeling very vital, alive, tingling all over with energy. And many
people have reported that their diseases disappeared after a few experimentations with the
orgone.

The orgone box was so effective that without knowing the laws of the country and without
bothering about them, Wilhelm Reich started to produce them on a mass basis and he started
selling them. Then he was caught by the Food and Drug Administration and he was asked to
prove it. Now it is difficult to prove because the energy is not tangible. You cannot show it to
anybody. It is an experience; and a very inner experience.

You dont ask Albert Einstein to show electrons, but you can believe in him because you can
go and see Nagasaki and Hiroshima. You can see the effect; you cannot see the cause,
Nobody has yet seen the atom, but the atom is, because it can produce effects.

Buddha has defined truth as that which can produce effects. Buddhas very definition of truth
is very beautiful. Never again and never before has there been such a beautiful definition of
truth: that which can produce effects. If it can produce effects it is true.

Nobody has seen the atom, but we have to believe it because of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. But
nobody listened to Wilhelm Reich and his patients. There were many who were ready to
certify, We have been cured, but this is how once some attitude becomes generally
accepted people become blind. They said, All these people are hypnotized. In the first
place they must not have been ill or they have imagined themselves cured or it is nothing
but suggestibility. Now you cannot go and tell people who have died in Hiroshima, You
have imagined that you are dead; they have simply disappeared.

Just see the thing: death is more believable than life.


And the whole modern world is more death-oriented than life-oriented. If you kill a person
you will be reported by all the newspapers; you will become a headline. But if you revive a
person, nobody will ever come to know about it. If you murder, your name becomes a famous
name, but if you give life to people, nobody is going to believe in you. They will say you are a
charlatan or a deceiver.

That has always been so. Nobody believed Jesus; they killed him. Nobody believed Socrates;
they killed him. They have killed even a very innocent man like Aesop, the famous story
teller. He never did anything, he never created a religion or a philosophy, and he was not
saying anything against anybody. He was just creating a few beautiful parables. But those
parables offended people because he was saying such great truths in those parables and in
such a simple way that he was murdered.

You go on killing people who have been affirmative, life enhancing. You ask for proofs.

If somebody comes to me and asks what I am doing here, it will be difficult. If you certify,
they will say you have gone mad. This is something. If somebody is against me, they will
believe him; if somebody is for me, they will not believe him. If somebody is against
howsoever foolish they will not argue with him; they will say, Right. And if somebody is
with me and for me howsoever intelligent they will laugh; knowingly they will say, I
know, you are hypnotized. Ask Dr. Phadnis; people say that he is hypnotized.

This is a vicious circle of argumentation. If I convince you, you are hypnotized; if I cannot
convince you, I am wrong. So either way I am wrong. If somebody is convinced.

It happened. Swabhav is here. A few years before, he came with his two brothers; all the three
had come to argue with me. And Swabhav was the most argumentative of all the three; but he
is a sincere man, and simple. He became by and by convinced. He had come as a leader with
the other two brothers; then he became convinced. Then the other two became against him.
Now they say he is hypnotized. They have stopped coming; they wont listen to me. Now they
are afraid: if Swabhav can be hypnotized, they can also be hypnotized. They avoid, and they
have created a protective defense mechanism around them. If I can convince another brother
because I know one can be convinced still then the remaining one will become more
defensive; and then he will say, Two brothers gone. And the remaining one is also very
good-hearted; there is a possibility for him also. Then the whole family will think all the three
have gone mad.

This is how things go. If you cannot convince, you are wrong; if you can convince, then too
you are wrong.

Many people, very intelligent people, PhDs, professors, psychoanalysts certified but the
court wouldnt listen. They said they are all conspirators in the same game. Show us where
orgone energy is! Open the box and let us see where it is. It is an ordinary box, there is
nothing. And you are selling it, deceiving people, cheating.

Wilhelm Reich died in a prison. It seems humanity is not going to learn anything from
history; it goes on repeating the same, again and again.

Why are you so much against love, because orgone energy is love energy? Why are you so
much against life and why are you so much in favor of death? Something has not evolved in
you. You are so unalive that you cannot believe that life has more and higher possibilities.
And if somebody reaches to a higher peak, you cannot believe that that is possible. You have
to deny. It becomes almost an offense to you.

If I say I am God, it becomes an offense. I am simply saying that you can also become gods,
never settle for less. But you feel offended. And you are living only two percent of your
possibilities; ninety eight percent of your possibilities are being wasted. As if you were given
a hundred days to live and you lived only two days and died. Even your great thinkers,
painters, musicians, geniuses, they live only fifteen percent of their potentiality.

If you can blaze to your utmost, you become a god.

The situation is such that I would like to tell you one anecdote to explain it.

Cohen bumped into Levy Isaacs who was looking terribly dejected.

What is the matter? he asked.

I am bankrupt, said a quiet Isaacs. My business failed.

Oh, well, said Cohen, what about the property in your wifes name?

There is no property in my wifes name.

Well, then, what about the property in your childrens names?

There is no property in my childrens names?

Cohen put his hand on Levys shoulder, Levy, you are very mistaken. You are not bankrupt
you are ruined.

This is the situation where you are: not only bankrupt, ruined. If you dont become alive, if
you dont revitalize your prana and energy, you are ruined and you will live with the false
idea that you lived. And you are supported by the whole mass of people around you because
they are almost as dead as you are, so you think this is the rule. This is not the rule.

The effort towards religion starts only when you catch hold of this -this sutra, this thread
that whatsoever you are doing is almost nothing. You are wasting a great opportunity. Unless
you start feeling God within you, never settle for anything. It is okay if you stop for a nights
rest, okay, but by the morning start going. Remember it as a criterion that your fulfilment is
your godhood.

When your prana flowers you are God. Right now your prana is just crawling on the earth
not even standing and walking.
I have heard about one beggar who knocked at a big house. The lady of the house opened the
door. The man immediately did a shashtang, he bowed down with his whole body on the
earth. He crawled at her feet. A very strong man, healthy, perfectly healthy and young. The
lady said, What are you doing? Why are you wasting your energy and crawling at peoples
feet? Why dont you work! Why do you go on asking, begging, crawling!

The man looked up and said, Lady, I am a very scientific man. I am moving alphabetically.

The lady said, What do you mean, alphabetically?

He said, Asking A. Begging B. Crawling C. Work is very, very far away.

Alphabetically! Dont be so alphabetical.

If you are using your prana only for sex purposes, you are crawling. Unless the energy moves
to the sahasrar, unless the prana comes to your crown of the head, to your very peak, you will
not be able to fly in the sky. You will remain imprisoned and you will remain miserable.
Happiness is when you are flying. Happiness is when the sky is vast, unlimited. Happiness is
when you have learned the pinnacle, the crescendo of your being, when you have touched the
highest peak.

Osho, Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 8, Ch 9 (excerpt)

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