The Top 5 Beyond the Mainstream Science Documentaries

Mind Stream

1. Man’s Right To Know – Wilhelm Reich and Orgone Energy

Man’s Right to Know is a 30 minute documentary telling the story of Wilhelm Reich’s life and his discoveries. Reich (24 March 1897 – 3 November 1957) was an Austrian psychoanalyst who is probably most known for his “discovery” of orgone energy, a life force permeating everything which has electromagnetic properties. Although mainstream science has not fully approved this concept, we know that this idea exists in many cultures. 

In Japan it is called Ki, in China it is known as Chi and in India it was named Prana. Reich was also known for his orgone accumulator, a device which can supposedly heal various afflictions; he also experimented with weather manipulation.

Reich’s life ended quite dramatically, he was thrown into jail as the American Food and Drug Administration obtained an injunction purporting that his work was a fraud. Over six tons of his publications were burned and Reich died of a heart attack in jail.


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