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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Right now things are horrible under this andocratic system. During the Neolithic times our world was a much different place.

Feb 12, Walt rated it liked it. This article may be too long to read and navigate comfortably. Early on in the book she tells of ‘goddess worship’ in the form of ‘vagina shaped sea shells’ laid out on tombs. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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.

Oracle were established and listened to. The domination model ranks man over man, man over woman, race over race, and religion vs. It comprises an authoritarian structure in both family and state or tribe, rigid male dominance, and a high degree of abuse and violence.

Eisler argues that there has been a conspiracy within science to hide these early peaceful societies, as evidence she cites an anecdote about an anthropologist she really likes getting his funding removed. We end in starkly feminist territory which, frankly, I’ve found can be a minefield for material of this sort.

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

elsler Riane Eisler Millions of jobs in manufacturing and service industries blase been taken over by automation and robotics, with artificial intelligence and nanotechnology about to take millions more. These societies once were widespread in Europe around the Mediterranean, and lasted well into the early Bronze Age in the Minoan civilization of Crete. My main criticism is that this book is marketed as a history, but lacks enough source material. Goodreads helps you keep blae of books you want to read.


November Learn how and when to remove this template message. Quotes from The Chalice and t Andocracy is male dominated system of ranking people through coercion of violence. Since The Chalice and the Blade was published innew findings support its thesis of earlier gender equality as part of a more peaceful and equitable social system.

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

Indeed, it is, in fact, widely rejected by even feminist archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians. Anthony, “Nazi and eco-feminist prehistories”, in Philip J. Enorme alegria de viver, maior q o medo wnd morte. I cannot say enough good things about this book. Learn how and when to remove these template messages.

However, Eisler does not use the term ” patriarchy. 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.

The Acheans were of Indo European stock who worshiped a warlike male god. Greek philosopher called these people divine.

She is President of the Center for Riane Eisler is internationally known for her bestseller The Chalice and The Blade, now in 26 foreign editions and celebrating its 30th anniversary with a new epilogue in its 57th US printing, as well as for other award-winning books.

Creating a Caring Economics Our real wealth chlice of the contributions of people and of nature. The evidence chslice present not only in our technology but also of the presence of certain statues all over Europe.

You have to read it to understand it, and whether you accept it or not, you have to admit that it sounds good. The author also warns us against viewing history as black and white, but within her own view of ancient societies she paints Matriarchal societies xnd as peaceful and Patriarchal societies only as warlike.


Feb 07, Christy rated it liked it Shelves: Other scholars have also written about it; for example, historian Gerda Lerner details it in her Oxford Eusler book The Creation of Patriarchy [12]. Her ideas about a gylanic society based on linking rather than ranking are excellent and should be pursued. Because this essential work is not socially supported, women worldwide are the poorest of the poor and the mass of the poor.

Creating a Caring Economics. Seven Relationships that Will Change your Life. Riane Eisler, The Power of Partnership Violence against women and children is one of the most pervasive yet least recognized human rights abuses in the world.

The Chalice & the Blade: Highlights of International Impact

External links Twitter Facebook Discord. She can be contacted at center partnershipway. I did not find the final quarter of the book as utterly absorbing, and must admit I find the terms “gylanic” and “gylany” awkward. I’ve seen copies around for years but never read it. 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. Three stars because it was a pretty interesting read, and she covers, well, all of human history.

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

It shows that warfare and the war of the sexes are neither divinely nor biologically ordained. Places where the courage of a few is so remarkable as to give the rest of us hope.

These people were the nomads of the Eurasian steppes who first cgalice horses and built the first wheeled vehicles. I read this book at a juncture in my life when many things were changing.

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