Ola Raknes

Journalist, Author

1887 – 1975

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Who was Ola Raknes?

Ola Raknes was a Norwegian psychologist, philologist and non-fiction writer. Born in Bergen, Norway, he was internationally known as a psychoanalyst in the Reichian tradition. He has been described as someone who spent his entire life working with the conveying of ideas through many languages and between different epistemological systems of reference, science and religion. For large portions of his life he was actively contributing to the public discourse in Norway. He has also been credited for his contributions to strengthening and enriching the Nynorsk language and its use in the public sphere.

Raknes was known as a thorough philologist and a controversial therapist. Internationally he was known as one of Wilhelm Reich's closest students and defenders.

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Born
Jan 17, 1887
Bergen
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  • Norway
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Lived in
  • Oslo
Died
Jan 28, 1975
Oslo

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on July 23, 2013

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