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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In these societies, men rule by force, and women are oppressed. In contrast to earlier studies of society, this method concerns what kinds of social systems support the human capacity for consciousness, caring, and creativity, or conversely for insensitivity, cruelty, and destructiveness. A Review of The Chalice and the Blade. When Engels wrote in the nineteenth century his ideas of a prehistoric cooperatism were at least chaljce and, indeed, supported by contemporaneous anthropological work.

Or do we create our own myth seen that what we have up to now, has not worked instead endangered the life of the whole planet, as we know it.

Before this time, Egyptology and the like were mostly a front for imperialistic grave robbers, vying for the shiniest addition to their national museums. 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. Audio is a bit calice but the book is great, hopeful. 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.

This page was last edited on 22 Decemberat Eisler goes on chalive suggest that the partnership model will save the world from human starvation, environmental degradation, and nuclear annihilation. This page was last modified on 17 Januaryat 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.


Our History, Our Future. The amount of resources spent on military budgets worldwide could transform our world if we put them to better use. This article has multiple issues.

It is Eisler’s contention that humanity is possessed of two different approaches to the living of a communal life.

Creating a Caring Economics Caring economic practices and policies pay, not only in human and environmental terms, but in strictly financial terms.

Partnership Education for the 21st Century; Eisler, R. These societies once were widespread in Europe around the Mediterranean, and lasted well into the early Bronze Age in the Minoan civilization of Crete. Throughout the book she uses anecdotes and her own reasoning, as opposed to actual evidence, to support her theory that for thousands of years these female dominated societies ruled the world and everything was peachy.

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

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. For instance, the famous Venus of LaSalle is carved on the rock facade of the entrance to a cave, which, as Eisler suggests in The Chalice and the Blade, was most probably the site of ancient religious rites celebrating the life-giving and sustaining powers inherent in woman’s body and in our Mother Earth.

Reflections on the Kurgan Theory of Marija Gimbutas. It was at this point I wanted to stab my eyes out and quit reading but I had to finish it for a class.

Three stars because it was a pretty interesting read, and she covers, well, all of human history. So I recommend it based on the holes it punches in many of our most taken for granted beliefs on historic and prehistoric mankind, thd don’t put too much weight on its own conclusions.

The author also warns us against viewing history as black and white, but within her own eisoer of ancient societies she paints Matriarchal societies only as peaceful and Patriarchal societies only as warlike.


The Chalice & the Blade: Highlights of International Impact

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.

But something happened to change all that and people began to fight one another.

This book is poorly written, Ms. A pessoa deixava de ser merecedora por seu nascimento ou conquista forcada.

Apr 03, Megan rated it liked it Shelves: O unico movimento a fazer este desafio foi o feminismo. Rewriting the Past to Save the Future: But what if we did? She answered my questions of “Where did patriarchy come from? I’ve seen copies around for years but never read it. Indeed, it is, in fact, widely rejected by even feminist archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians.

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 cualice ruled. Indeed, when these figurines were first excavated in the 19th century, the men who found them in millennia-old caves seemed to think they were an ancient kind of pornography, and called them Venus figures a term still used today.

These days we even have science to back up that altruism benefits the human mental and physical health AND the society.

Our history clearly how the forces of war, colonialism, nationalism and greed have shaped the world as we know it. If you are fond of that perilous feeling you get when your mind perches on the very verge of expansion? According to these writers, this idyllic agricultural society was put to the torch by invading Indo-European speakers armed with superior military technologies.

Is this book a history or a dream of what the author would like history to be?