Eisler’s best-known book is The Chalice and the Blade. She has written other important books I may mention as needed. Several of them have “partnership” in . Review: The Chalice and the Blade. Christine Hoff Kraemer. April 27, Riane Eisler’s The Chalice and the Blade was one of several books by feminist. 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 book is very well written and researched. It was pure blasphemy. Caring companies do better. This may not be equality, but it beats most other records from the ancient world in gender role progressivism. Eisler goes on to eksler that the partnership model will save the world from human starvation, environmental degradation, and nuclear annihilation.

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Eisler sees the main theme throughout history as “the struggle between so-called feminine and masculine values” If you can hold on until chapter nine the answers will surprised you. Partnership Education for the chalive Century; Eisler, R. Riane Eisler Ending public sector cuts for teachers and caregivers avoids not only suffering but also economic disaster. This article may be too long to read and navigate comfortably. One was a “gylany”, Eisler’s neologism for a society in which relationships between the sexes are an egalitarian partnership.

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. We have a partnership alternative with deep roots in the earlier direction of our cultural evolution — not a utopia, but a way of structuring society in more peaceful, equitable, and sustainable ways. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

I have read Chalice more than 5 times, have been in book studies on it and led them as well. Eisler urges us to give up the old ways eiisler aggressive ranking and warfare, and create a new world in which we find solutions that work to build communities, create prosperity, and improve the quality of life for our entire human family. In those days men and women shared power and responsibility.


The Chalice and the Blade by Riane Eisler

Nevertheless, if she would have used precise language i. But they are threatened by the forces of evil patriarchy, which is hierarchical, warlike, and based on dominance and submission.

Originally they were nomads who had no agricultural skills to speak of. And during these millennia in history world cultures were more peaceful, creative and advancing.

Edited by Cristina Biaggi. I feel it is a must for all spiritual women For this was now a world where, having violently deprived the Goddess and the female half of humanity of all power, gods and men of war ruled.

The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future (Updated With a New Epilogue)

The Pomegranate 10, Autumn, pp: I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to read this book. The curious helplessness of Utopia’s citizens, who consistently fail to defend their home turf against these packs of marauders far from their home bases, is remarkable.

This avenue directs all resources, powers and intent toward progress through supportive connection. When Engels wrote in the nineteenth century his chlaice of a prehistoric cooperatism were at least plausible and, indeed, supported by contemporaneous anthropological work. These nurturing times for cultures and humanity lasted up until the chalie invasions from the periphery of civilization which came in the form of men carrying the Blade and wielding destruction.

For thousands of years now the male blade has been the authority in the world, designing what Eisler refers to as androcratic systems, or male-dominated social systems. Eisler places human societies on what she calls the partnership-domination continuum.

At the other are societies eislr to the dominator or domination model.


Jul 28, Steve Cran rated it it was amazing. Patterns of Japanese culture. You have to read it to understand it, and whether you accept This book was required reading for a workshop I attended on Starr Island for a Religious Education retreat sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association It changed my life as I began to understand and believe that there is an alternative to the Dominator model which most of our world has been living under for the last 4, years.

Riane Eisler, The Power of Partnership: The unfortunate side effect of 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.

A Review of The Chalice and the Blade. Our language and current modes of thinking clearly aren’t set up for this. For concerns on copyright infringement please see: Jun 01, Melissa rated it did not like it Shelves: Later on the Dorians take eisoer with a viscous onslaught.

They are called Venus statues.

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An adversarial response to be sure. Many of Eisler’s arguments are recycled from the later work of Marija Gimbutaswho claimed that Paleolithic and Neolithic “Venus” statuettes and figurines were representations of a “Mother Goddess.

Other scholars have also written about it; for example, historian Gerda Lerner details it in her Oxford University book The Creation of Patriarchy [12]. May 15, Bitsy rated it liked it Shelves: How do we learn such amazing things and then “forget” them for centuries on end? According to these writers, this idyllic agricultural society was put to the torch by invading Indo-European speakers armed with superior military technologies.