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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Editor in Chief The Da Vinci Code Cult: Originating inEisler’s chalice cannot have prefigured the Holy Grail. The Real Wealth of Nations: Reminded me of Lars von Trier’s Anti-Christ University of California Press.

She demonstrates that the androcratic system has destructive, growth-stunting effects both on women worldwide and on humanity. Based on these findings, Eisler presents evidence that for cahlice longest span of prehistory, cultures in the more fertile regions of the globe oriented primarily to the partnership model, which Eisler also calls a “gylany”, a neologism for a society in which relationships between the sexes are an egalitarian partnership.

It shows that warfare and the war of the sexes are neither divinely nor biologically ordained. It is believed that most of the men were killed and the women were kept on as slaves and wives.

December 31, Lists with This Book. This would change with the coming off the Chalics who stormed their island and took it over. The Partnership model which prevailed prior to much of our recorded history is what I strive for now. Language, Archaeology and Myth. Dating of artifacts was done through assumption until the advent of carbon 14 technology and dendrochronography.


At the first appearance of the patriarchal conquerors, the egalitarian societies crumble and vanish like snow in the desert wind.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. And during these millennia in history world cultures were more peaceful, creative and advancing. At one end of the continuum are societies oriented to the partnership model. This book inspired me and I want to read more about all this and more.

Everyone had what they needed and there was no gap between rich and poor like there is today. Davis, The Goddess Unmasked. Eisler goes on to suggest that the partnership model will save the world from human starvation, environmental degradation, and nuclear annihilation.

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And too many readers don’t get that far. Mount Kisco, New York: Audio is a bit dry but the book is great, hopeful.

Mas nenhuma delas apontou de fato o tbe problema: Retrieved from ” https: May 28, Bill rated it liked it Shelves: Violent kings were not worshiped. Nov 18, Alan rated it it was amazing. There were no weapon or art scenes glorifying violence. CAOS Lbade tempos atuais de toda parte mos chegam sinais de perigo: However, Eisler does not use the term ” patriarchy.

Eisler’s use of the symbols is inconsistent with Wicca’s, and at any rate a Wiccan origin of the symbols pushes their origin back in time all the way to the s. The Chalice and the Blade: When the Earth was bountiful. In this system the Goddess is subdued.

This is more blads an extreme stretch, especially if you’re talking about Paleolithic hunter-gatherers anr early Neolithic peoples. Toward a social ecology: Throughout the book she uses anecdotes and her own reasoning, as opposed chaliice actual evidence, to support her theory blae for thousands of years these female dominated societies ruled the world and everything was peachy.


Enorme alegria de viver, maior q o medo da morte. This book is comparable to such blare utopian works as Engels’ On the Family and E. By the time that Sumer was in full swing, the partnership model had been overcome by the warrior culture of the nomadic steppes.

These early civilizations invented principles of food growing, containers, pottery, clothing fibers, construction techniques, leather work, and later, metal technologies in silver, gold, brass, and iesler. Given her extensive research and historical data that she uses to back up her views, it would be difficult to deny this case for a partnership model of society, which could put an end to the destructive forces and threats of the blade and unleash the other half of humanity, the life-giving powers of the chalice.

Jesus Christ was actually one of the first recorded, and definitely the loudest, speaker for the support of love and equality of all people. Even analyses of isotopes in bones give no indication of divergence in lifestyle translating into differences in status and power between women and men Assim, varias “reformas” foram feitas para validar o sistema.

This article is written like a personal reflection, personal essay, or argumentative essay that states a Wikipedia editor’s personal feelings or presents an original argument about a topic. The cities were rather ripe for the plucking.

In these societies, men rule by force, and women are oppressed.