Austrian psychiatrist and biophysicist. He founded the Orgone Institute in New York and is credited with the discovery of Orgone Energy.
He also invented a technique called "cloudbusting" which he claimed could make rain by manipulating the orgone energy of clouds.
Kate Bush's song "Cloudbusting" is based on Wilhelm Reich and his cloudbuster, and also his imprisonment. It is told from the standpoint of his son Peter who wrote a memoir called A Book of Dreams. It was the second single released from her number one 1985 album Hounds of Love. "Cloudbusting" peaked at no.20 in the UK Singles Chart.
"I still dream of orgonon
I wake up crying
You're making rain
And you're just in reach
When you and sleep escape me"
--Kate Bush, Cloudbusting