The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future

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Peter Smith Pub Incorporated, 1994 - History - 271 pages
The Chalice and the blade tells a new story of our cultural origins. It shows that warfare and the war of the sexes are neither divinely nor biologically ordained. In prehistorical times, Eisler argues, women and men lived together in egalitarian communities devoted to nurturance; with the imposition of male domination, female values gave way to creeds of hierarchy, aggression, power, obedience. Eisler, a futurist, posits a new society based on the recovery of more humane values.

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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

The Chalice and the Blade (1988) This Review is an Outline of her Introduction. The Author, Riane Eisler, provides a self-disclosure of her lifelong quest: Why do we persecute each other? We alone can ... Read full review

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User Review  - Colby_Glass - LibraryThing

A seminal, life-changing book. I cannot recommend it enough. Recent archaeology shows that during and before Crete (7000 to 3500 BC) we were a peaceful, nurturing, partnership society. Mostly vegan ... Read full review

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