Wilhelm Reich’s Orgone Energy: Crazy, Visionary, or Both?

Today, it is difficult to escape some New Age thinker or alternative spiritual practice talking about ‘energy’. It is almost a touchstone of the New Age movement. Much of the New Age talk about energy involves Eastern thought involving ‘Chi’ or ‘Qi’ (universial energy) and related concepts. In the West, when we think of energy… [Read More]

Emanuel Swedenborg: Clairvoyant Scientist

So often the mystical and scientific seem at odds, like oil and water, it is as if the two cannot mix. Largely, the scientific community has no need for, and can be openly hostile towards, mystical thinkers. When it comes to something like psychics and the gift of clairvoyance or the spirit world, you will… [Read More]