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by Leonard Shlain

  • ISBN: 0670032336
  • Author: Leonard Shlain
  • ePub ver: 1863 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 448
  • Publisher: Viking Adult; First Edition edition (August 18, 2003)
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  • Category: Self-Help
  • Subcategory: Relationships
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And menses, this daring thinker believes, may well be the source of our perception of time and our unique ability to conceive of and plan for the future.

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As in the bestselling The Alphabet Versus the Goddess, Leonard Shlain's provocative new book promises to change the way readers view themselves and where they came from.

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Natural selection allowed for the adaptation of the human female to this environmental stress by reconfiguring her hormonal cycles, entraining them with the periodicity of the moon

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Theorizes about a profound change in prehistoric female sexuality that gave way to the emergence of Homo sapiens 150,000 years ago, citing evolutionary circumstances that led to the development of religion, death awareness, patriarchal culture, and human love. 40,000 first printing.
Comments (7)

Yalone
This is a great book to satisfy One's curiosity about the possible biological determinations that shape the relationship between men and women. Dr. Shlain approaches the subject in a casual but well informed manner, making this book a pleasant read for both those that are academically versed and those of us that are not.
While there are a lot of facts presented, the author does not claim to present an absolute scientific truth, but rather an informed guess. He pieces together facts, like a puzzle, in order to build a coherent theory of what might have happened. I felt that he invites the reader to entertain his ideas, measure them and dare to disagree or rearrange them into possible new constellations. It seems like, more then anything, his intention was to start a dialogue, a conversation on the subject of male/female dynamics and this book is what he brings into the conversation.
I don't think his ideas were meant to be entirely factual, I think this is a brave theory that combines facts with playful speculations and opens the way for more exploration into the subject while daring others to complete, complement or even correct his perspective.
Although dense, this is is an easy and enjoyable read. I learned new things and also got a lot of food for thought as this book provided me with some possible answers(as incomplete as scientific scrutiny might find them) that entertained a question that I have asked myself for a long time.
I would recommend it to anyone who's been interested in the subject or enjoys a good, creative theory.
Siratius
Both this book and his earlier one "The Alphabet vs the Goddess" are among my favorite lifetime books. I have given away so many copies of this book in the past (to young women) and now, 20 years later, find myself giving them away again. Shlain is absolutely brilliant. Now is the time, once again, for women to step up to their rightfully earned place of equality by learning from whence we came and how we lost our power. Getting it back is up to us. I so wish Dr Shlain were alive to be in the charge with us!
Kefrannan
Shlain brings his experience as a surgeon and his life-long interest in evolutionary theory to this question: Why is global society so shot through with misogyny and patriarchy? In his earlier book, The Alphabet Versus the Goddess, he hypothesized that the invention of writing reconfigured the brain so as to reinforce the masculine animus at the expense of the feminine anima. In this book, he is looking at even deeper evolutionary currents that might feed these patterns in our species. Even though you might not agree with Shlain's hypotheses, he stimulates you to create your own. I suggest beginning at the end of this book. Read the epilogue which tells how he happened to write the book, then read his summary Chapter 23. Go on to his final chapter (24) in which he describes what it would be like for women in particular and for men in particular to have the sexual experience of other mammals of their sex. Then he reminds us of the unique gift of human familial relationships and asks the reader if that overrides the vexatious problems nature has saddled us with. These three sections are a treat and let you know where he is going so that you can leisurely read from the beginning his step-by-step detailed path to his conclusion. One encouraging word: Shlain notes that evolutionary change takes place in sudden spurts. Things seem not to be changing at all for hundreds (thousands) of years, then comes punctuated change. He points to signs that such a change in male/female relations is coming soon.
Enalonasa
It's one of my favorite books ever. Everyone wonders, "why am I here"? This book answers that question through the ages - young women, middle aged women, older women, all have a grand purpose in the design of life. You can be the very best corporate exec, movie star, chic jet-setter, but the power is in the genes. And the ability to pass DNA on...and on...and on.

And as we age, we become the protector and wisdom-stower upon our progeny. Even if you can't or don't have children, the answers to life's whys? are interesting enough - why is there "marriage" - one man, one woman. And how did THAT get passed along as our accepted form of mating, why not one husband and lots of wives?

And I never would have dreamed that the woman's monthly cycle has such a huge impact on....so many things! Fascinating stuff.....!
Wild Python
This is a complex thesis so arguing it was going to be difficult. After all, each concept is individually difficult, and here Mr. Shlain is attempting to wrangle them all together into one. In my opinion, he succeeds. I don't always come to the same conclusion as he does, but I admire his thinking process and his ambitiousness in tackling this subject. I'd love to discuss/argue with him over dinner and a glass of wine. Very personably written, too. It's nice when you feel like a real person is talking to you, and the book is not a barrier in the conversation. This book does that very well.
olgasmile
Schlain approaches the subject of human sexual reproductive systems from his early med school curiosity of why women have a standard 15% less iron count than men. He explores multiple theories when considering why we circumcize men, why women need to couple, why we might have evolved the G-spot orgasm, the value and function of the postmenopausal woman/ grandmother in society, etc. and then explains which theory makes most sense to him- and frames it with the logic that connects the adaptation to the survival of women/ the species. I really appreciate the fluidity of Schlain's writing. It's refreshing to see a narrative approach vs the dense academic writing one usually sees when scientific theory and data is presented. I disagree that it is a slow read. What may be slow is that he provides concrete examples and narrative excerpts of how this idea might play out. Schlain is an excellent teacher. I could not put this book down. In fact, I just ordered the book again, because I left it with a friend out of state by accident (I am 2/3 through the book), and I can't bear waiting any longer for it to get sent back to me.

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