Year: 1977 Source: Psychoanalytic Review, v.64, no.1, (1977), p.5-20 SIEC No: 19840259

It is proposed that the personality & theoretical system of Wilhelm Reich reflects his childhood experience of his mother’s suicide. Reich’s ideas about psychoanalysis, politics, biology & UFO’s are summarized. It is then argued that these ideas originated with his mother’s suicide which occurred when Reich reported her adultery. (RM)