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  • Paperback: 482 pages
  • Publisher: Natural Energy Works (May 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980231647
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980231649
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,161,163 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ancient humans were peaceful - modern violence is avoidable. That's the basic message contained in "Saharasia", a controversial "marriage of heresies" over 10 years in the making. It will change forever your way of looking at the world, your home culture, and current events. Saharasia constitutes a revolutionary new discovery on a geographic pattern to global human behavior as deeply embedded within the scientific literature of anthropology, history and archaeology. It covers issues and events which typically are ignored in the "politically correct" academic environment, even though it was produced within that same environment. Saharasia presents the first cross-cultural, anthropological, archaeological and historical survey of human family and social institutions, tracing human violence back in time to specific times and places of first-origin. Saharasia also presents an additional controversy, given the factual identity of the violence-prone Saharasian region to be the homeland of the Islamo-fascist terror brigades. Saharasia has at several times in human history been the region from which massive armies marched out to conquer those moister regions lying at its periphery: into Europe, China, India and sub-Saharan Africa. These would be the early Indo-Aryan, Kurgan and Battle-Axe warriors, the Scythians and Huns, the Mongols, Turks, and Arab-Muslims, all of whom formed gigantic empires encompassing desert Saharasia and parts of its moister borderlands. While the analysis contained in this book starts around 12,000 BC and ends at around 1900 AD, the suggestion is clear, that the modern problem of global terrorism also springs forth from basic Saharasian-warrior roots. If you really want to know why so much of the world is in such a miserable condition, and to fully understand the current "march to war" within Islamic nations, this book will provide answers. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Ancient humans were peaceful - modern violence is avoidable. That's the basic message contained in "Saharasia", a controversial "marriage of heresies" over 10 years in the making. It will change forever your way of looking at the world, your home culture, and current events. Saharasia constitutes a revolutionary new discovery on a geographic pattern to global human behavior as deeply embedded within the scientific literature of anthropology, history and archaeology. It covers issues and events which typically are ignored in the "politically correct" academic environment, even though it was produced within that same environment. Saharasia presents the first cross-cultural, anthropological, archaeological and historical survey of human family and social institutions, tracing human violence back in time to specific times and places of first-origin. Saharasia also presents an additional controversy, given the factual identity of the violence-prone Saharasian region to be the homeland of the Islamo-fascist terror brigades. Saharasia has at several times in human history been the region from which massive armies marched out to conquer those moister regions lying at its periphery: into Europe, China, India and sub-Saharan Africa. These would be the early Indo-Aryan, Kurgan and Battle-Axe warriors, the Scythians and Huns, the Mongols, Turks, and Arab-Muslims, all of whom formed gigantic empires encompassing desert Saharasia and parts of its moister borderlands. While the analysis contained in this book starts around 12,000 BC and ends at around 1900 AD, the suggestion is clear, that the modern problem of global terrorism also springs forth from basic Saharasian-warrior roots. If you really want to know why so much of the world is in such a miserable condition, and to fully understand the current "march to war" within Islamic nations, this book will provide answers. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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I normally read a book a week.
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One blind spot is DeMeo's lumping of homosexuality into the category of an effect of the "patrist" repression of "healthy" heterosexuality.
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This book helped me gain that understanding.
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43 of 47 people found the following review helpful By J Irvin on May 13, 2005
Format: Paperback
Saharasia is one of the most profound works I've ever come across. Contrary to what some other reviewers have said, I could NOT put this book down. It is definitely a 5 star work!

Dr. James DeMeo details hard evidence of the origins of social violence, rape, genital mutilation, warfare, and the suppression of women, children, etc. With a detailed outline of the origins of this area of research, DeMeo proves Wilhelm Reich's sex-economic theory with dozens of maps, images, engaging history, and detailed, iron clad evidence. He shows us exactly how and why our society got the way it is, and how we can change it by ending sexual suppression--by giving our children the love and attention they need--and defeating indoctrinated beliefs.

Have no doubt that this book is HUGE, but don't let its size stray you away from this most fascinating read. A good portion of its size is due to the fact that he has so many maps and images. It took me about 12 days to read it from cover to cover. I normally read a book a week. However, I do recommend that those who wish a gentler introduction to this work, to read Reich's Invasion of Compulsory Sex-Morality, as a pre-requisite to this book.

DeMeo finds no need to sugarcoat truth and facts into deluded, bitesize tidbits. Those who think he pounds the information in too hard, disregard the fact that this book is all about getting to the truth.

Those who have doubted Reich's theories may doubt no more!

This book is probably one of the most important works of the last century, and DeMeo has certainly earned the title. May this book live through history and open minds as an accepted "Great Work"!

I'm adding DeMeo to my favorite authors list!
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56 of 64 people found the following review helpful By C. E Sutter on July 16, 2002
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This is the best book I know of for providing a panoramic picture, how the world has come to be so volatile and dangerous, by holistically gathering creditable information from psycholgical sources as well as the usual archeological, historical, and scientific viewpoints. The overall picture, when we get to see it, is absolutely stunning and convincing.
Unfortunately, this is very difficult information to communicate. Not because it is intellectually difficult, but because the information is saturated with emotional landmines. It is important directly because it is so effective at 'pushing anyone's buttons'; the truth is locked away behind a universal hypersensitivity to this material. A straight-ahead strategy of treating this material objectively cannot work-- I've tried-- because our subjective emotional experience always gets in the way.
And that, of course, is one of the themes of the book.
DeMeo goes from the micro to the macro, dictated by the breath of this concept. We have to understand that the human being has a very sophisticated reason for our emotions and emotional functions: by taking in continuous information of the outside world and releasing it emotionally, we are able to remain minutely responsive to all inputs and make wise, integrated and creative decisions throughout our lives. This mechanism of emotional release was coined the term 'discharge' by Wilhelm Reich, who studied it extensively in the 1920s and 30s, building on the work of his mentor, Sigmund Freud. It refers to crying, laughing, sighing, shivering, yawning, and other feeling-expressions. The calm, hopeful, potent peace we feel after a long cry is an example of discharge at work.
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. S. A. Oliveira on October 4, 2000
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First, this book is not out of print! A copy should be lodged in every public and school library to inform readers that the world was not always the way we think it is. There was a different time and a different culture before 6,000 years ago. Dr. DeMeo has done a remarkable job of mapping the Sahara/Asia regions and spread of patrism and warfare even to the New World. His sources are impeccable and well worth reading for additional research. Yes, there was sporadic warfare, piracy, etc. prior to 6,000 years ago, but nothing like the organized armored gangs of thugs that wiped out towns, villages, cities and entire civilizations leaving destruction and desolation in their wake. Even the leading military experts cannot find much evidence for organized warfare prior to 3500 BCE, fortressing, etc. De Meo's and Reich's detractors are skating on thin ice if they are going to propose that violence is innate in Homo sapiens, thereby justifying that humankind is predisposed to violence and warfare. Read this book, it's fascinating, educational, and very disturbing. What is to be done to stop generational patrism? DeMeo has some suggestions.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Jeri L. Studebaker, author of *Switching to Goddess* on February 28, 2006
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In a nutshell, DeMeo says that before around 4000 BCE, humans were democratic, egalitarian, sex-positive, pleasure-oriented, non-violent Goddess-worshiping "matrists." Over the next 10-20 generations, however, certain matrist groups morphed into "patrists": violent, sexually-repressive, misogynistic, sadistic, male-dominated high-god worshipers with painful and traumatic child rearing techniques.

What caused the morphing? More on that below. First, though, a word on DeMeo's research. This is not any old "armchair science" book. DeMeo backs up his theories - ten years in the making -- with some of the most solid and extensive interdisciplinary data I've ever seen. To present this data for our perusal took over 400 pages, in a large-scale format, of scores of maps, charts, diagrams, figures, tables, drawings, photographs, footnotes and appendices as well as ample data-driven text.

The majority of DeMeo's data are sterling. For example, working with class-A anthropological data (from the Human Relations Area Files, etc.) and meshing those with class-A geological data (from the Budyko-Lettau Dryness Ratio), DeMeo shows that (1) around 4000 BCE a broad ribbon of land across Africa, the Middle East and Asia began dying; 2) People living in this land became the most patriarchal on the planet; and, 3) the further one wanders from this ribbon of land, the less patriarchal people are. DeMeo calls this land "Saharasia." It's an area that covers hundreds of thousands of square miles on our planet.

DeMeo offers a fascinating analysis of how the hideous change from matrist to patrist occurred. He bases his arguments on current studies of starving peoples. The behavioral changes in starving groups are enormous and appalling.
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