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With the most passionate eloquence, Riane Eisler proves that the “The Chalice and the Blade may be the most significant work published in all our lifetimes.”. The Chalice and the Blade (ISBN ) is a book by Riane Eisler that purports to explain the origin of “patriarchy” as the result of. Now with an updated epilogue celebrating the 30th anniversary of this groundbreaking and increasingly relevent book. “May be the most significant work publis.

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The unfortunate side effect yhe this race is that early technological advances in city planning, in art, and other technologies of peace were put aside in the face of this new human created danger.

The Chalice & the Blade: Highlights of International Impact

Riane Eisler, Sacred Pleasure: Which meant partnership between man and women. War, Peace, and Human Nature: There are still visible–buried in the Hebrew scriptures–many references to this previous culture: The author also warns us against viewing history as black and white, but within her own view of ancient societies she paints Matriarchal societies only as peaceful and Patriarchal societies only as warlike.

A pessoa deixava de ser merecedora por seu nascimento ou conquista forcada. A partnership society offers us a viable alternative. But they are threatened by the forces of evil patriarchy, which is hierarchical, warlike, and based on dominance blad submission.

It has certainly provided many anti-feminist writers with an easy straw woman to knock down. It would require a near-monolithic religion to be present over tens of thousands of years, multiple continents, and through the agricultural revolution. All of a sudden, the accounts in the Hebrew and Christian scripture about the Garden of Eden, the Tree of Knowledge, the Tree of Life begin to make deeper, more complete sense.


This avenue directs all resources, powers and intent toward progress through supportive connection. Eisler’s book is a further development of the thesis advanced by the Indo-Europeanist Marija Gimbutas and the archeologist James Mellaart about a supposed unitary matrilineal and Goddess-worshipping culture that was claimed to be widespread throughout “Old Europe”, in the Balkans, Anatolia, Crete, Malta, and the northeastern Mediterranean.

A Blueprint for Partnership Education in the 21st Century.

Edited by Cristina Biaggi. You have to read it to understand it, and whether you accept it or not, you have to admit that it sounds good. This happened a few times in the earlier chapters but it happened a lot later. It is believed that most of the men were killed and the women were kept on as slaves and wives.

Gimbutas, and by extension Eisler, with all her claims after those, moves onto increasingly shakier ground. If they do it’s a profound book, not to be forgotten.

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Want to Read saving…. How do we learn such amazing things and then “forget” them for centuries on end? Starting about 10, years ago, and continuing for a period of about 30 centuries, widespread European, Mediterranean, and Mesopotamian peaceful communities of settled humans, revering goddesses of fertility, flourished. Oct 07, David Wright rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: But of course Adocracy prevailed in the end. Starting about 10, years ago, and continuing for a period of about 30 centuries, widespread Five stars.


We spend more on our military than feeding our children and educating them. This book inspired me and I want to read more about all this and more. It’s indeed time to get away from the masculine-feminine, black-white, ally-enemy thinking towards something completely different. For her stupidity both Adam and eve are sent out of the Garden of Eden or Sacred groves.

I am not a diseased, half-dead pack animal who can’t think, so I’m not sure why the author treats me as such. Houghton Mifflin; Abu-Lughod, L.

The Chalice and the Blade by Riane Eisler is a cultural anthropology and analysis of what she calls dominator societies vs partnership societies. It was a time of the blade.

In The Rule of Mars: But there was no such place left in their new world. Since The Chalice and the Blade was published innew findings thhe its thesis of earlier gender equality as part of a more peaceful and equitable social system.

Or maybe it’s just because I live in Northern California Audio is a bit dry but the book is great, hopeful. This arms race continues in the present day. Does this include info on the Inquistition?