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The chalice and the blade : our history, our future

Author: Riane Tennenhaus Eisler
Publisher: Cambridge [Mass.] : Harper & Row, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"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."--Library journal (6/1/85).
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Riane Tennenhaus Eisler
ISBN: 0062502875 9780062502872 0062502891 9780062502896
OCLC Number: 15222627
Description: xxiii, 261 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: the chalice and the blade --
Journey into a lost world: the beginnings of civilization --
Messages from the past: the world of the goddess --
The essential difference: Crete --
Dark order out of chaos: from the chalice to the blade --
Memories of a lost age: the legacy of the goddess --
Reality stood on its head: part I --
Reality stood on its head: part II --
The other half of history: part 1 --
The other half of history: part II --
The patterns of the past: gylany and history --
Breaking free: the unfinished transformation --
The breakdown of evolution: a dominator issue --
Breakthrough in evolution: toward a partnership future.
Responsibility: Riane Eisler.

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Argues that there was a prehistoric shift in human society to patriarchy and at present, society is beginning to shift away from patriarchy.  Read more...

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"The most important book since Darwin's "Origin of Species."-- Ashley Montagu"Some books are like revelations, they open the spirit to unimaginable possibilities. "The Chalice and the Blade" is one Read more...

 
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