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.

Author: Vurr Kern
Country: Nicaragua
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Art
Published (Last): 14 December 2016
Pages: 18
PDF File Size: 4.71 Mb
ePub File Size: 9.71 Mb
ISBN: 828-9-97038-271-2
Downloads: 54088
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Ner

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. Just be prepared to switch gears once she gets beyond her realm of expertise as she bladde stumble in the last few chapters, and by the end finds that while this new understanding can change how we view our past not even she can come up with a way for it to help guide our future.

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

Gimbutas is a highly controversial figure in archaeology, and I tried to wade a bit into the debate around her by reading a number of articles, to better weigh Eisler’s argument. My Speech to the Graduates This book also helps me feel better preprared to talk about and debate the issue and advocate for that better future.

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.

Learn how and when to remove these template messages.

I’ve seen copies around for years but never read it. Eisler directs our attention to the least advertised stages of societal evolution, those of relative peace and prosperity, in which nothing strident rises up to catch the eye – and which we fail, rather consistently, to recognize as eras of manifest a ” Human societies in prehistoric antiquity were of two kinds, according to Eisler. Community Saloon bar To do list Eislerr is going on? Language, Archaeology and Myth.


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

Gimbutas, and by extension Eisler, with all her claims after blaxe, moves onto increasingly shakier ground. Toward a social ecology: An inspirational read for those who seek a thhe explanation of our cultures past and greater possibilities for our future.

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. Com seus deuses masculinos da guerra e das montanhas e gradualmente impuseram suas ideologias e modo de vida sobre a terra e os povos que conquistaram.

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

You’ll have some fun with this. The cultures in Half the Sky, for example, are extreme dominator societies.

A pessoa deixava de ser merecedora por seu nascimento ou conquista forcada. In short, despite old narratives about an inherently flawed humanity, more and more evidence shows that humanity is not doomed to perpetuate patterns of violence and oppression. But of course Adocracy prevailed in the end.

These cultures showed a surprising equality between the sexes, as well as a lack of hierarchy. Going back further, to the Paleolithic or Old Stone Age, another body of research that supports Eisler’s proposal that this period was also oriented to the partnership side of the domination-partnership continuum is on contemporary foraging societies, especially the anthologies edited by anthropologist Douglas P.

Eisler’s book is not the only ghe describing this massive cultural shift from a perspective that pays special attention to a radical change in gender relations. Fry’s anthology of articles by scholars studying eissler types of societies documents that the vast majority of them are characterized by the more peaceful, gender balanced, and generally egalitarian configuration of the partnership model.


Apr 29, Wendy Babiak rated it it was amazing Shelves: I picked it up and was immediately engrossed. And this I attribute, in large part, to a single exercise done for a class I took on Philosophy and Science Fiction: Starting about 10, years ago, and continuing for a period of about 30 centuries, widespread Five stars.

These early civilizations invented principles of food growing, containers, eislre, clothing fibers, construction wnd, leather work, and later, metal tge in silver, gold, brass, and bronze.

Indeed, when these figurines were first excavated in chxlice 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. If they do it’s a profound book, not to be forgotten.

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.

One is the dominator model in which all resources, powers and intent are directed toward progress through suppression. So I recommend it based on the holes it punches in many of our most taken for granted beliefs on historic and prehistoric mankind, but don’t put too much weight on its own conclusions.