The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future---Updated With a New Epilogue

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Harper Collins, Nov 22, 2011 - Social Science - 304 pages
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The legacy ofthe sacred feminine

The Chalice and the Blade tells a new story of our cultural origins. It showsthat warfare and the war of the sexes are neither divinely nor biologicallyordained. It provides verification that a better future is possible—and is in factfirmly rooted in the haunting dramas of what happened in our past.

 

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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

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User Review  - Isisunit - LibraryThing

I read this book eons ago and was floored by not only all of the interesting data that Ms. Eisler was positing, but by the wealth of documentation that she provided to support her hypothesis. And it ... Read full review

Contents

The Beginnings
1
The World of the Goddess
16
Crete
29
From the Chalice
42
The Legacy of the Goddess
59
Part H
90
Part I
104
Part II
120
Notes
215
Major Sites of Paleolithic Cave Art in Western Europe
253
Andre LeroiGourhans Chronology of Paleolithic Cave Art
254
James Mellaarts Chronology for Hacilar and Catal Huyuk
255
The Near East Showing Epipaleolithic and Neolithic Excavation Sites 256257
257
Approximate Area for Early Civilization of Old Europe
258
Kurgan Wave One
259
Marija Gimbutass Chronology of the Flowering and Destruction of Old European Culture 260261
260

Gylany and History
135
The Unfinished Transformation
156
A Dominator Future
172
Toward a Partnership
185
Epilogue
205
Comparison of Old European and Kurgan Cultures
261
Chronological Comparison of Crete with Other Ancient Civilizations 262263
262
Principal Sites of Minoan Crete
264
Index
265
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Riane Eisler is an internationally acclaimed scholar, futurist, and activist, and is codirector of the Center for Partnership Studies in Pacific Grove, California. She is the author of Sacred Pleasure and The Partnership Way.

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