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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All of this combined created a vision of the past that was heavily tainted by the expectations and experience of those who unearthed ancient sites.

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

Sep 17, Laura rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The book is very well written and researched. These cultures showed a surprising equality between the sexes, as well as a lack of hierarchy. This narrative dates back to the nineteenth century. The author also warns us against viewing history as black and white, but within her own view of ancient societies she paints Matriarchal societies only as peaceful and Patriarchal societies only as warlike. Later on the Dorians take over with eislee viscous onslaught.

For her stupidity both Adam and eve are sent out of the Garden of Eden or Sacred groves. Retrieved from ” https: 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 Chalice & the Blade: Highlights of International Impact | Riane Eisler

Brain and Mind, Vol. Apparently, the author and the publisher thought that chalic page work of prevaricated, atrociously researched swill was passable. Eisler spoon feeds readers her opinions that are poorly veiled as facts, her writing lacks style, and for a history it lacks what it needs: This creates a wonderful society which is egalitarian, peaceful, and matrifocal, centering on nurture and worshipping a benevolent mother goddess.


She can be contacted at center partnershipway. But they are threatened by the forces of evil patriarchy, which is hierarchical, warlike, and based on dominance and submission. Eventually, the secret Goddess tradition of the early Church was demoted by the church fathers to the Virgin Maryand her attributes were altered to enable the reassertion of patriarchal control.

How did it begin and why has it lasted as our social system to this day? This may not be equality, but it beats most other records from the ancient world in gender role progressivism.

What happened to the goddesses of long ago? In short, despite old narratives about an inherently flawed humanity, more and more evidence shows that humanity is eialer doomed to perpetuate patterns of violence and oppression. An inspirational read for those who seek a broader explanation of our cultures past and greater possibilities for our future.

And this I attribute, in large part, to a single exercise done for a class I took on Philosophy and Science Fiction: Books Pseudohistory Feminism Paganism.

The Real Wealth of Nations: Mas nenhuma delas apontou de fato o maior problema: Please help improve it by rewriting it in an encyclopedic style. Our History, Our Future War and the “war of the sexes” are neither divinely nor biologically ordained.

Eisler, as has for example Joseph Campbell, emphasizes how important the myth is to our evolution as a species and as a person. In fact, some sites were occupied for thousands of years without any evidence of war. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

All this got turned on it’s head. We spend more on our military than feeding our children and educating them. Starting about 10, years ago, and continuing for a period of about 30 centuries, widespread Five stars.

But, I have read Joseph Cambell’s primitiv So, I give this book 5 stars even though I know well the controversy about Gimbutas’s work, Eisler based her prehistoric analysis on. Her websites are http: One place in which the secret goddess worshippers dropped their hints was in Gnostic Christianitywhere it attached itself to the figure of Mary Magdalene as she appears in the gnostic Gospels.

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Academies set up that taught women equally with men. It has certainly provided many anti-feminist writers with an easy straw woman to knock down. Lists with This Book. The Chalice and The Blade: In addition, some archaeologists question whether the great profusion in these earlier cultures of female figurines, going back 30, years and perhaps even longer, indicates that they venerated a Goddess or Great Mother.

Jesus retoma ensinamentos gilanicos.

China Social Sciences Publishing House. These societies once existed throughout early Bronze Age Europe. 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.

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The Chalice & the Blade: Highlights of International Impact

Sep 15, Jen Marin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lots of excellent surprises and twists to how male-centered interpretation distorted a lot of the evidence, too. The curious helplessness of Utopia’s citizens, who consistently fail to defend their home turf against these packs of marauders far from their home bases, is remarkable. The unfortunate side effect of this race is that early technological advances in city planning, in art, and other technologies of peace were cgalice aside in the face of this new human created danger.

The Partnership model which prevailed prior to much of our recorded history is what I strive for now. It entails a twofold look at the cultures of humankind.