Tuesday, June 13, 2006

and #2

"No one forgave him this, whereas Freud got full pardon. Reich was the first to attempt to make the analytic machine and the revolutionary machine function together. In the end, he only had his own desiring-machines, his paranoiac, miraculous, and celibate boxes, with metallic inner walls lined with cotton and wool."

(thanks Deleuze and Guattari)


Blogger Jessica Smith said...

that's such a gorgeous quote.

1:23 PM  
Blogger kfd313 said...

Funny. They're descrbing Reich's wacky "orgone accumulator." Literally, a metal box lined with organic materials that conducts energy-fields and supposedly, as you sit inside it transforms the bodies libidinal flows. Funnier -- some Reichian dude that used to linger in the bookstore aisles where I worked told me a story of discovering the "Orgone Center," or something like that, while on a sightseeing trip through the deep woods of your home state, Maine. He said they this huge Reichian orgone thing-y that, when pointed at the sky, is able to transform weather patterns! Let's all go get "orgoned"!

4:12 PM  
Blogger sarah ruddy said...

Yeah, I cut out the line where they actually say "orgone." And, yeah, again, the Reich museum is in Rangeley, Maine. I have never been there, but I had an ex-boyfriend who worked on a movie once over the winter in Rangeley and who went to the museum. I was, like, 19, and I remember him (this was John the elder) explaining Freud and Reich to me and being like, "huh?" And look at me now. Is it just me or is this starting to feel like a mystory?

When we go to Maine, we'll visit the place.

6:09 PM  

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