The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future

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Harper & Row, 1987 - Social Science - 261 pages
"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."--From Library journal (6/1/85).

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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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User Review  - azrowan - LibraryThing

Sometimes you are led to a book that literally changes how you look at the world. The Chalice and The Blade by Riane Eisler is that book for me. I had read Ishmael for the 2nd time this past weekend ... Read full review

Contents

The Beginnings
1
The World of the Goddess
16
Crete
29
Copyright

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