• The Chalice and the Blade

  • Our History, Our Future
  • By: Riane Eisler
  • Narrated by: Riane Eisler
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (292 ratings)

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The Chalice and the Blade

By: Riane Eisler
Narrated by: Riane Eisler
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Publisher's summary

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
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

Critic reviews

"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)