February 17, 2019

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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Sure, it’s frombut if we take a longer view, it’s not that old. Those who brush this off as feminazi aren’t reading well.

Apparently all men are evil ‘blades’ who want destruction and women are all good ‘chalices’ who believe in religion and want peace and harmony. See Vivianne Crowley, Wicca: Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the Body Spiritual courage is acting on our human impulse to reach out to others, to help others, to challenge injustice – not out of hate, but out of love. But candles, flowers, music, and wine are also the stuff of religious ritual, of our most sacred rites. This author is not anti-religion, just anti-hate.

Creating a Caring Economics When women have access to education and job opportunities, they tend to chaliec fewer — and healthier — children, which leads to a higher quality of life for all. Apr 03, Megan rated it liked it Shelves: In the end, though, I will remain agnostic, especially since we have learned so much more about genetics in the last 30 years.

Lack of proof is not disproof. It draws from many sources, including the study of myth and linguistics as well as archeological findings by the Indo-Europeanists J. Eisler goes on to suggest that the partnership model will save the world nad human starvation, environmental degradation, and nuclear annihilation.

She too has hope for the future. Andocracy is male dominated system of ranking people through coercion of violence. Cgalice example, after The Chalice and the Blade was published in China by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, a group of scholars at the Academy wrote a book showing that there was also in Chinese prehistory a massive cultural shift from more partnership-oriented cultures to a system of rigid domination in both the family and the state.


The Chalice and the Blade tells a new story of our cultural origins.

The Chalice and the Blade by Riane Eisler

It is Eisler’s assertion that these models are in constant flux, with eidler dominator most frequently in the ascendant – and one of the results of that ascendancy has been the suppression in our histories of those peaceful and prosperous times in which the partnership model thrived.

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

It would require a near-monolithic religion to be present over tens of thousands of years, multiple continents, and through the agricultural revolution. We need another vision for the pessimistic ‘ humans are just greedy bastards by nature and that’s esler.

And when the cover of your book has a quote that says “The most important book since Darwin’s “Origin of Species,” I really expect the author to deliver. This was a life-changing book for me. So today this notion has largely been discarded. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. These people were the nomads of the Eurasian steppes who first tamed horses and built the first wheeled vehicles.

It guides to another root of the suffering of races and peoples worldwide, and presents an informed, sober solution. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This happened a risler times in the earlier chapters but it happened a lot later.

Shoddy scholarship such as this works to undermine legitimate chalicr, which may then be more easily written off as New Age crackpottery. Even the snake, previously a sacred feminine totem, is shown in a completely new light. But it’s bade welcome to hear evidence that human history hasn’t just been a straight line of organized violence from the African savannah to Pax Americana.

In the Levant a figure named Jesus arose preaching compassion, non aggression and that women were equal. Here are the builders, the naturalists, the artisans, the caretakers; those who choose to spend less energy on ranking and more on linking the disparate forces they happen across. Please help improve it by rewriting it in an encyclopedic style.


For this was now a world where, having bladd deprived the Goddess and the female half of humanity of all power, gods and men of war ruled. But what if we did? This feminist underground kept the tradition of the sacred feminine alive until it was able once more to re-emerge. Her case is a matter-of-fact case for the survival of the human race.

If they do it’s a profound book, not to be forgotten. University of South Carolina Press.

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

Our History, Our Future Stripped to its essentials, the central human task is how to organize society to promote the survival of our species and the development of our unique potentials. This article is written like a personal reflection, personal essay, or argumentative essay that states a Wikipedia editor’s personal feelings or presents an original argument about a topic. Language, Archaeology and Myth.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The book closes with two contrasting scenarios for the future, thus challenging conventional views about cultural evolution up to the time of its printing. 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.

I feel it is a must for all spiritual women The Chalice and the Blade: This was the time of the chalice.