35th year  -  N° 265                 Monday, 21 September 2020         Antwerpen		
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Sunday 3rd of November 1957

63 years ago His Energy Left Him

Psychoanalist and pioneer of sexual freedom Wilhelm Reich dies of myocardial insufficiency with sudden heart failure at the age of 60 in United States Penitentiary, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, United States.

Reich was serving a two-year term for distributing his invention, the 'orgone energy accumulator' in violation of the Food and Drug Act. Reich was buried in a vault at Orgonon that he had asked his caretaker to dig in 1955. He had left instructions that there was to be no religious ceremony but that a record should be played of Schubert's 'Ave Maria' sung by Marian Anderson.