The Chalice and the Blade

The Chalice and the Blade

Our History, Our Future

Book - 1995
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Now with an updated epilogue celebrating the 30th anniversary of this groundbreaking and increasingly relevant book.

"May be the most significant work published in all our lifetimes." - LA Weekly

The Chalice and the Blade tells a new story of our cultural origins. It shows that warfare and the war of the sexes are neither divinely nor biologically ordained. 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.

Publisher: San Francisco : HarperSanFrancisco, c1995
ISBN: 9780062502896
Branch Call Number: 305.309 EIS 1995 NVD
Characteristics: xxiii, 271 p. : maps ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Chalice & the blade


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Jan 18, 2018

This is an enlightening book based on well researched human history that reveals how we became a male dominated society. Dr. Eisler has had a dynamic life experience that made her probe for the root causes of societal discourses. She offers a solution through striving for more equatable gender partnerships.
She is the founder of the Center for Partnership Studies (CPS- that "is a catalyst for cultural, economic, and personal transformation- from domination to partnership, from control to care, from power-over to empowerment. CPS's programs provide new knowledge, insights, interventions, and practical tools for this urgently needed shift" (CPS website, 2018).

A highly recommended read for all genders; especially now with the many challenges humanity faces!

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