The Chalice and the Blade

  • by Riane Eisler
  • Narrated by Riane Eisler
  • 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Riane Eisler believes that war and the "war of the sexes" are concepts neither divinely nor biologically ordained. Join the author as she reconstructs a prehistoric culture based on partnership rather than domination and traces the roots of the global shift to patriarchy. Eisler, an acclaimed scholar, futurist, and activist, also presents new scripts for living based on a more socially, economically, ecologically, personally, and spiritually balanced society. This script is in direct opposition to the tension and violence typical of what she calls the dominator model. Her vision is the partnership model, which today is struggling to reemerge. This program is an important contribution to that struggle.


What the Critics Say

"The most important book since Darwin's Origin of Species." (Ashley Montagu)
"Some books are like revelations, they open the spirit to unimaginable possibilities. [this] is one of those magnificent key books that can transform us." (Isabel Allende)


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the chalice and the blade

the quality of this recording is poor and this reduces the ease of the material
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- Anne

Content 5, Audio quality 2

I read this book a long time ago. I loved the book, but I wanted to listen to the author read it.
The audio quality was terrible and made it difficult to listen to in a sustained way. If they cleaned it up, I would listen again. It's sad, because the content is very exciting as is her writing.
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- A better world

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: New World Library