Update on the Saharasia Webpage
I’ve just added an introductory statement to the webpage presenting my Saharasia findings, to re-emphasize the key facts which still are being widely ignored by the academic world. That statement is reproduced below, and it seems also an opportune moment to re-inform the OBRL News and Quarterly subscribers about the work, in case you are not yet familiar with it.
Readers of the works of Wilhelm Reich will not be ignorant of the introductory declarations I give below, though many may not yet appreciate how exactly and powerfully my Saharasia work has validated and proven Reich’s original and uncompromised theory on the origins of human violence and patriarchal authoritarian society, and solved also the riddle of the origins of human armoring.
Note that the summary article on Saharasia is now available for free internet reading in English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Greek and Turkish.
From here: http://www.saharasia.org
We are also seeking volunteer translators to draft this same summary article into other world languages, such as Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Hindi, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese. It is critical that the findings spread into the Saharasian regions specifically.
If you haven’t got the book, it can be ordered from the links below.
Thanks for your interest,
James DeMeo, PhD.
Ashland, Oregon, USA
Human Violence is Unnatural.
Perpetual War is Not Inevitable.
The Human Species is By Nature Loving, Cooperative and Peaceful.
Those are the findings from James DeMeo’s Saharasia!
James DeMeo’s Saharasia is the largest and most in-depth scholarly study on human behavior and social violence around the world which has ever been undertaken. The findings summarized in Prof. DeMeo’s book cover the entire globe, from early prehistory into modern times, integrating on world-maps a full sweep of standard research data from the fields of archaeology and history, plus an in-depth cross-cultural review and mapping of data from over 1000 distinctly different human societies, from standard anthropological data bases. It employed standard cross-cultural correlation tables on over 60 different variables, plus geographical mapping and quadruple blind research procedures to insure objectivity, and all the basic starting assumptions are clearly elucidated in advance. The work also incorporates his own personal field research in the deserts of the Middle East and Southwestern USA. No great knowledge of maths or scientific methods is required to follow the logic and research to their conclusions, though the book is clearly written for scholars. An early period of generally peaceful social conditions is documented in prehistory, but with a major shift towards patriarchal-authoritarian and decidedly violent social conditions across the Saharasian region after a major climate-shift from wet grassland-forest conditions towards harsh desert conditions at c.5000-4000 BC. Major epochs of cultural diffusion are also presented on maps, showing how violent patriarchal authoritarian, sex-repressive and child-abusive behaviors were carried outward from their Saharasian origins to nearly every corner of the globe. It presents previously-unknown geographical patterns in dozens of different human behaviors, beliefs and social institutions representative of human violence and warlike aggression, such as slavery, castes, genital mutilations and a low women’s status. The findings have been praised by many, published in scientific journals and magazines, cited repeatedly, but in largest measure have been willfully censored out of the discussion by most within the editorial power-circles of modern academics and mainstream journalism, which continues to embrace the flawed and disproven theories of "violent genes" or other "original sin" concepts. None of those theories, nor anything like them, can stand in the face of the new evidence presented in Prof. DeMeo’s Saharasia.
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