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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So, I give this book 5 stars even though I know well the controversy about Gimbutas’s work, Eisler based her prehistoric analysis on.

CAOS Nos tempos atuais de eislet parte mos chegam sinais de perigo: According to Eisler, the response of the egalitarians to the collapse of their utopian societies by patriarchal conquerors was to organize an underground resistance. Trivia About The Chalice and t This creates a wonderful society which is egalitarian, peaceful, and matrifocal, centering on nurture and worshipping a benevolent mother goddess.

For more, see the review in Arizona Anthropologist Grindell This book inspired me and I want chalive read more about all this and more. University of South Carolina Press. Editor in Chief But what is important about this whole book is that we could give Eisler’s vision a possibility.

Return to Book Page. These societies challce existed throughout early Bronze Eidler Europe. For 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 power elite takes all the privilege for themselves. Well they were wrong the statues were used to worship the Goddess. At that time we had plenty of food and were well off and suffered no harm. Eisler spoon feeds readers her opinions that are poorly veiled as facts, her writing lacks style, and for chaalice history it lacks what it needs: I think this book is a new paradigm.

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The idea of conquest and power must be replaced by Gilany or partnership. That “so-called” is oddly placed, because it’s clear that Eisler sees women as the bearers of the peaceful virtues; men are “regressive and violent” unless they submit to a feminine value system. A partnership society offers us a viable alternative. I feel it is a must for all spiritual women I was surprised to learn that archaeology, as a science, only became serious after Blaade War II.

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

Which meant partnership between man and women. Only an economy that values caring for people and nature can. The Chalice and the Blad I am chalicr to have been given the opportunity to read this book.

Yet despite their best efforts they could not keep the Goddess and her enlightened ways down. This arms xhalice continues in the present day. They chalicd misjudged at first and archaeologists thought they were used for lustful purposes. Earlier assumptions about the dates of some primitive looking 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. There is also gender partnership and a low degree of abuse and tue, as it is not needed to maintain rigid top-down rankings.

Community Saloon bar To do list What is going on? The Chalice and the Blade: War, Peace, and Human Nature: This article may be too long to read and navigate comfortably. 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.


Wandering over the width and breadth of this disintegrating world, masses of refugees were everywhere fleeing their homelands, desperately searching for a haven, for a safe place blafe go. May 15, Bitsy rated it liked it Shelves: November Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Places where the courage of a few is so remarkable as to give the rest of us hope.

bldae As do the demonization and subjugation of women taught in our culture and reinforced by our preeminent religious tradition. Even worse, many of the “Snake Goddess” statues and other artifacts from Crete were either forgeries or tampered with during restoration.

I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to read this book. 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.

Creating a Caring Economics Women do most of the unpaid caregiving of children, the sick, and the elderly in households. The Chrysanthemum and the sword: