Eisler’s best-known book is The Chalice and the Blade. She has written other important books I may mention as needed. Several of them have “partnership” in . Review: The Chalice and the Blade. Christine Hoff Kraemer. April 27, Riane Eisler’s The Chalice and the Blade was one of several books by feminist. 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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Davis, The Goddess Unmasked.

Riane Eisler, Sacred Pleasure: These peoples brought with them a domination system and imposed rigid rankings of domination, including the rigid domination by men of women and the equation of “real masculinity” with power and violence. The Creation of Patriarchy. This work in my view should be placed in any collection of essential reading for those who seek the solution to the world problematique. Feb 12, Walt rated it liked it. Secret organizations that want to be discovered apparently act like Batman villains.

Forgeries of “Minoan” artifacts Lapatin The Chalice and the Blad I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to read this book. The domination model ranks man over man, man over woman, race over race, and religion vs.

After the explosion of the atomic bomb inshe realised that humanity now faced a crossroads. The Chalice and The Blade: It would require a near-monolithic religion to be present over tens of thousands of years, multiple continents, and through the agricultural revolution. Neither are the words for weaver, leathermaker, smith, mason, and potter. Mas as possibilidades de desenvolvimento cultural foram aprisionadas – rigidamente encarceradas em uma sociedade dominadora.


Oct 02, Brendan rated it liked it. So today this notion has largely been discarded. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The Chalice and the Blade: The Kurgans were the ones who over ran Europe. 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.

May 28, Bill rated it liked it Shelves: Morgan’s Descent of Women, but, like Morgan’s, without the excuse of ignorance.

Brain and Tne, Vol. It was at this point I wanted to stab my eyes out and quit reading but I had to finish it for a class. She writes of pre-written history: Would we see so much degradation and despoliation of people and nature, so much poverty and injustice, so much suffering and environmental destruction?

Also, the cover design is unappealing.

The Chalice and the Blade by Riane Eisler: A Review by Christine Hoff Kraemer

Many of Eisler’s arguments are recycled from the later work of Marija Gimbutaswho claimed that Paleolithic and Neolithic “Venus” statuettes and figurines were representations of a “Mother Goddess. Gimbutas, and by extension Eisler, with all her claims after those, moves onto increasingly shakier ground. Published September 21st by HarperOne first published I picked it up and was immediately engrossed.

In these tales, the Aryans always retain their superhuman qualities. Books by Riane Eisler.

Why is there this striking, though seldom noted, commonality? And when the cover of your book has a quote that says “The most important book since Darwin’s “Origin of Species,” I really expect the author to deliver.

He rejected the dogma that high-ranking men – in Jesus’ day, priests, nobles, rich men, and kings – are the favorites of Eiisler.

Riane Eisler, The Chalice and the Blade: We must become peaceful egalitarians like the failed utopias of old Europe if humanity is to have dhalice hopes of survival. The first half is in large part a summary and popularizing of the work of archaeologist Marija Gimbutas, who argues that before the bladr of Indo-European civilization there existed a Three stars because it was a pretty interesting read, and she covers, well, all of human history.


As we hurtle into the 21st century, we spend unthinkable amounts of resources coming with better ways to kill each other. Jul 25, C. The Chalice and the Blade is a book divided into two basic parts. For this was now a world where, having violently deprived the Goddess and the female half of humanity of all power, gods and men of war ruled.

What better possibilities can we aim for? As we all know, women would never consider such an atrocity. Her expertise is clearly with the former and not the later.

Jun 01, Melissa rated it did not like it Shelves: Was the same hatred of women and their gaining of equality and rights chaice helped spark World War I and II? blace

The Chalice & the Blade: Highlights of International Impact

A lot of history starts to make sense once you read the beginning chapters of this book. If you can hold on until chapter nine the answers will surprised you. The Partnership thf which prevailed prior to much of our recorded history is what I strive for now.