Read: The Cancer Biopathy by Wilhelm Reich
O’Donnell’s cancer was completely predictable. Previous to this diagnosis, had I met and befriended her, I would eventually have brought up Reich. I would have mentioned that she was highly likely to get cancer, just as I am highly unlikely to get it.
I have written about Reich previously here at The PLAS Place. I try to write about Reich and Einstein together because of their enormous coincidence. Both were German speaking jews, contemporaries, who were instrumental in the theories about the two major categories of existence. i.e. the physical (relativity) and metaphysical (psychoanalysis). They both fled Nazi Germany. They both died in the USA in the 1950’s. However Einstein died venerated in Princeton, NJ; Reich’s death in the Federal Pennitentiary in Lewisburg, PA, ignominious.
See also: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/a44166/norah-odonnell-melanoma-diagnosis-essay
I’ll Never Forget Where I Was When I Learned I Had Melanoma. -Norah O’Donnell, goodhousekeeping.com
So, where were you, Norah? We gather from the article that you got an email from your doctor. You were in some sort of bed/bedding store. WHERE?!! Well, it doesn’t really matter. It is WHAT? that matters. Just like where you were when you learned about 9/11. Or for me, where I was when I learned President Kennedy was assassinated. In other words, big news.
Yes, probably you could have prevented this melanoma at this time in your life. But you mention your parents’ cancer. According to my interpretation of Reich, it is more your class than anything else, that is a factor in cancer i.e. the elites, upper and upper middle class people are more likely to develop cancer. Middle class less likely, working class and poor, less. You mention your children. Class is generational. So you have already passed on a certain likelihood of cancer to your children.
In other words. cancer is a part of the vastly complex situation we are in. It is not so simple: watch for it, watch your health then if/when diagnosed, treat aggressively. And that is that. No, that is not that.