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The Chalice and the Blade | [Riane Eisler]

The Chalice and the Blade

Riane Eisler believes that war and the "war of the sexes" are concepts neither divinely nor biologically ordained. Join the author as she reconstructs a prehistoric culture based on partnership rather than domination and traces the roots of the global shift to patriarchy. Eisler, an acclaimed scholar, futurist, and activist, also presents new scripts for living based on a more socially, economically, ecologically, personally, and spiritually balanced society. This script is in direct opposition to the tension and violence typical of what she calls the dominator model. Her vision is the partnership model, which today is struggling to reemerge. This program is an important contribution to that struggle.
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Riane Eisler believes that war and the "war of the sexes" are concepts neither divinely nor biologically ordained. Join the author as she reconstructs a prehistoric culture based on partnership rather than domination and traces the roots of the global shift to patriarchy. Eisler, an acclaimed scholar, futurist, and activist, also presents new scripts for living based on a more socially, economically, ecologically, personally, and spiritually balanced society. This script is in direct opposition to the tension and violence typical of what she calls the dominator model. Her vision is the partnership model, which today is struggling to reemerge. This program is an important contribution to that struggle.

©1987 Riane Eisler; (P)1997 New World Library

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"The most important book since Darwin's Origin of Species." (Ashley Montagu)
"Some books are like revelations, they open the spirit to unimaginable possibilities. [this] is one of those magnificent key books that can transform us." (Isabel Allende)

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    the quality of this recording is poor and this reduces the ease of the material

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    I read this book a long time ago. I loved the book, but I wanted to listen to the author read it.
    The audio quality was terrible and made it difficult to listen to in a sustained way. If they cleaned it up, I would listen again. It's sad, because the content is very exciting as is her writing.

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    "Fascinating information"

    I found the information in this book very compelling and the author's reading was fine, but the audio quality made listening a bit of a chore. I found I had to focus my listening, which was fine for me, listening in the quiet of my own home, but which might be a problem if a more "active" kind of listening is planned. Great information, though, and I'm anxious to read more from this author. A wonderful book.

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    What would have made The Chalice and the Blade better?

    The sound quality was poor so if this was improved the book would be better.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The role of women in society and within the family over the ages is the main focus of the book and it was very interesting to understand how things have changed.


    What does Riane Eisler bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Riane showed her passion about the subject as as always, I love to listen to books narrated by the author so that I can hear their passion in their voice.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    The book made me happy and I had a sort of knowing that everything that Riane described was true. It makes so much sense, and the message is powerful.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is important and I highly recommend it. Riane has deeply researched this subject and it is comprehensive. It's message could help change how humans treat each other, and it could teach us to love each other as equals. I love the message.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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