Wilhelm Reich Museum

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Rangeley Lake & Around , USA
Street 19 Dodge Pond Rd
+1 207 864 3443
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adult/child $6/free
Opening hours
1-5pm Wed-Sun Jul-Aug
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Austrian-born psychiatrist and scientist Wilhelm Reich (1897–1957) devoted his life to proving the existence of biological sexual energy in humans, which he called ‘orgone energy.’ Needless to say, Reich’s experiments attracted a lot of attention, and things ended badly for him, with the FDA destroying his equipment and burning his books and publications; he was also sentenced to prison and died there of heart failure. To learn about his life and work, visit the museum , for guided tours through Reich’s fieldstone mansion. The 160 acre grounds have nature trails, and there are impressive views from the roof of the Orgone Energy Observatory.