American College of Orgonomy

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The American College of Orgonomy (ACO) is a nonprofit organization with the self-stated purpose of advancing research in the study of orgonomy,[1] a pseudoscientific field[2][3][4][5] originally developed by the former psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich. Reich asked his student and colleague, Elsworth Baker, to carry the study of orgonomy forward. In response, Baker founded the ACO in 1968.[6][7]


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  5. ^ Arthur Wrobel (1987). Pseudo-science and society in nineteenth-century America (illustrated ed.). University Press of Kentucky. p. 229. ISBN 978-0-8131-1632-7. 
  6. ^ Levy, Ariel (19 Sep 2011), "Novelty Acts", The New Yorker, retrieved 8 May 2016 
  7. ^ Sharaf, Myron (1994). Fury on Earth: A Biography of Wilhelm Reich. Da Capo Press. pp. 480–481. ISBN 0-306-80575-8. 

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