The recent, intensely controversial Supreme Court Senate hearings in Washington brought into sharp focus the deep, apparently systemic (centuries-long …) divisions in American society still remaining over issues of “women,” “sexism” and “male dominance.”
My guest tonight, Dr. James DeMeo, has spent the last several decades studying this problem in-depth — and has come to some remarkable conclusions.
As part of his PhD thesis at the University of Kansas, DeMeo undertook a cross-cultural review of modern ethnographic data. This was the first-ever mapping of human behavior around the world, in the largest ever cross-cultural study so far undertaken.
1170 different cultures, 63 different social variables, all related to “the treatment of infants and women,” “the status of woman, marriage and inheritance customs,” and the presence of hierarchical structures such as “class,” “caste” and “slavery” — with beliefs in a violent god with full time priesthoods of human “enforcers,” and ingrained military institutions.
DeMeo’s controversial conclusions:
The most violent of these societies were found clustered primarily across the Saharasian region of the planet (North Africa, Middle East, Central Asia), in what is today “the Muslim world.”
Join us ….
Richard C. Hoagland
Dr James DeMeo’s Items:
1- World Behavior Map – Click to Enlarge
2- Saharasia Deserts Map – Click to Enlarge
3- Global Diffusion Human Violence – Click to Enlarge
James DeMeo, PhD
James DeMeo, PhD, formally studied the Earth, Atmospheric, and Environmental Sciences at Florida International University and the University of Kansas, where he earned his PhD in 1986. At KU, he openly undertook the first graduate-level natural scientific research specifically focused upon Wilhelm Reich’s controversial discoveries, subjecting those ideas to rigorous testing, with positive verification of the original findings. DeMeo subsequently undertook drought-related field research in the arid American Southwest, Egypt, Israel, sub-Saharan Eritrea, and Namibia, Africa. His work on the Saharasia question constituted the most ambitious global cross-cultural research study to date, on the subjects of human behavior, family and sexual life around the world. His published works include dozens of articles and compendiums, and several books, including Saharasia, The Orgone Accumulator Handbook and In Defense of Wilhelm Reich. He was editor of On Wilhelm Reich and Orgonomy and Heretics’ Notebook, and of the journal Pulse of the Planet, and co-editor for the German-language compendium Nach Reich: Neue Forschung zur Orgonomie. DeMeo served on the faculty of Geography at the University of Kansas, Illinois State University, University of Miami and University of Northern Iowa. His past or current affiliations include membership in the American Meteorological Association, Society for Scientific Exploration, Arid Lands Society, Natural Philosophy Alliance, Sigma Xi, International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations, and the AAAS. He is a former Research Affiliate of the American College of Orgonomy. In 1978, he founded the Orgone Biophysical Research Lab (OBRL), where he continues as Director. In 1994 DeMeo establish the OBRL Greenspring Center, a high-altitude research facility in the Siskiyou Mountains near to Ashland, Oregon, exhibiting optimal conditions for sensitive orgone energy experiments. A full list of his publications and lectures is given at: http://www.orgonelab.org/demeopubs.htm
Copies of his major papers are also available at ResearchGate.net and Academia.edu
Dr. DeMeo is available to give a PowerPoint presentation on his research findings to your group. Click here for more information.