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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This gender partnership was a core component of a more egalitarian, peaceful, and matrifocal culture with a focus on life giving, centering on nurture.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It is quite convincing Until reading this book, I thought the arguments that early human cultures were peaceful egalitarian Goddess worshipers was about as strong as the arguments that early human beings were brutish war-mongering death-worshipers.

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The Chalice & the Blade: Highlights of International Impact | Riane Eisler

Site by Rare Dimension. The author compares two underlying types of social organization in which the cultural construction of gender roles and relations is key.

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. Our History, Our Future War and the “war of the sexes” are neither divinely nor biologically ordained.


Was there a hatred that sparked Jesus’ disciples to try and oust the women placed in positions of leadership in the church?

The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future by Riane Eisler

Creating a Caring Economics Our real wealth consists of the contributions of people and of nature. Earlier assumptions about the dates of some primitive eialer artifacts turned out to be wrong; after war came to these cultures, their technological development came to a halt, and much technology was lost and forgotten.

Sep 17, Laura rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Jul 25, C. This work is directly relevant to prehistoric times because for most of the millennia of our earliest cultural evolution our species lived in foraging groups. After reading the chapters that came before, you realize how amazing it is that he spoke the way he did in the time and society that he did.

If you can hold on until chapter nine the answers will surprised you. Hte writing in this book is eislee and tight and erudite, just like all the feminist books I read back in the s were, and I find such scholarly works to be very appealing.

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It is, in fact, a version of the Aryan superman myth which was the founding legend of Nazi Germany. At one end of the continuum are societies oriented to the partnership model. Lists with This Book.

The Chalice & the Blade: Highlights of International Impact

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. Originating inEisler’s chalice cannot have prefigured the Holy Grail.


This page was last ghe on 22 Decemberat November Learn how and when to remove this template message. Crete was one of the lat places to fall.

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

We spend more on our military than feeding our children and educating them. Actual archeology paints a very different picture of “Old Europe”. It was a time of the blade. If true, Eisler’s narrative stands as a dire warning of the fate that awaits a society that abandons hierarchy, male dominance, and violence for egalitarian pacifism.

Mas nenhuma delas apontou de fato o maior problema: Trivia About The Chalice and t Does this include info on the Inquistition? In chwlice Scientific American article Hodder writes—.

When the Earth was bountiful. Apr 29, Wendy Babiak rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Chrysanthemum and the sword: The societies that practiced these are taken apart and examined and a lot of history is re-evaluated along these lines of dominator societies and equality societies.