With the most passionate eloquence, Riane Eisler proves that the “The Chalice and the Blade may be the most significant work published in all our lifetimes.”. The Chalice and the Blade (ISBN ) is a book by Riane Eisler that purports to explain the origin of “patriarchy” as the result of. 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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It draws from many sources, including the study of myth and linguistics as well as archeological findings by the Indo-Europeanists J. Unless explicitly noted otherwise, all content licensed as indicated by RationalWiki: This article has multiple issues. But the part of the book that was an absolute revelation and liberation for me was how these two general patterns–peaceful settled communities invaded by male dominated violent nomads–apply specifically to the nomadic Hebrew tribes invading Caanan.

There were no weapon or art scenes glorifying violence. Right now things are horrible under this andocratic system. As we all know, women would never consider such an atrocity.

They are gravely mistaken. Trivia About The Chalice and t Actual archeology paints a very different picture of “Old Europe”. Contextual appreciation of the future and the present. University of South Carolina Press.

The Chalice and The Blade: Why does our society seem to stagnate for thousands of years at a time? Our History, Our Future War and the “war of the sexes” are neither divinely nor biologically ordained. On he Island of Crete they entered the Mycenaean age which saw the blossoming of the old ways. It provides verification that a better future is possible—and is in fact firmly rooted in the haunting dramas of what happened in our past. Como armas e raios. Sumer is often recognized as the cradle of civilization; it would be better to describe it as the cradle of modern culture blxde warfare.


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Retrieved from ” https: Jan 27, Jenna rated it it was amazing. This is asserted in light of the revelation eixler an overwhelming assortment of female-figurine artifacts comprises the inventory of European archeological finds. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Many questions are answered in this book, but some we just have to answer for ourselves. The domination model ranks man over man, man over woman, race over race, and religion vs. Was there a hatred that sparked Jesus’ disciples to try and oust the women placed in positions of leadership in the church? I picked it up and was immediately engrossed. Open Preview See a Problem? The first half is in large part a summary and popularizing of the work of archaeologist Marija Gimbutas, who argues that before the spread of Indo-European civilization there existed a matrifocal [NOT matriarchal: Rewriting the Past to Save the Future: A Blueprint for Partnership Education in the 21st Century.

Feb 21, Kenneth rated it it was amazing.

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Apparently all men are evil ‘blades’ who want destruction and women are all good ‘chalices’ who believe in religion and want peace and harmony. At the first appearance of the patriarchal conquerors, the egalitarian societies crumble and vanish like snow in the desert wind. Ghe Acheans adopted thee ways of the people they conquered.

Anyway, we don’t know for sure about prehistoric beliefs, but do we need to? Enorme eisleg de viver, maior q o medo da morte. This narrative dates back to the nineteenth century.

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All of this combined created a vision of the past that was heavily tainted by the expectations and experience of those who unearthed ancient sites. Simply placing these ideas in context is supremely delicate work. Eisler spoon feeds readers her opinions that are poorly veiled as facts, her writing lacks style, and for a history it lacks what it needs: Other scholars have also written about it; for example, historian Gerda Lerner details it in her Oxford University book The Creation of Patriarchy [12].


Morgan’s Descent of Women, but, like Morgan’s, without the excuse of ignorance. Jan 26, Uglyoldwitch rated it it was amazing. Eisler’s book is a further development of the thesis advanced by the Indo-Europeanist Marija Gimbutas and the archeologist James Mellaart about a supposed unitary matrilineal and Goddess-worshipping culture that was claimed to be widespread throughout “Old Europe”, in the Balkans, Anatolia, Crete, Malta, and the northeastern Mediterranean.

A natureza esta se rebelando contra a androcracia, contra os usos exploradores e destrutivos da tecnologia empregada indiscriminadamente por uma sociedade dominadora. It does explain why the first half of the bible is filled with war and hate and the second half peace and love.

The Pomegranate 10, Autumn, pp: Apr 03, Megan rated it liked nad Shelves: So, I give this book 5 stars even though I know well the controversy about Gimbutas’s work, Eisler based her prehistoric analysis on. It shows that warfare and the war of the sexes are neither divinely nor biologically ordained.

For her stupidity both Adam and eve are sent out of the Garden of Eden or Sacred groves. Return to Book Page. Lists with This Book.