• The Chalice and the Blade

  • By: Riane Eisler
  • Narrated by: Riane Eisler
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-16-99
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (103 ratings)

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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.
©1987 Riane Eisler (P)1997 New World Library
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Critic Reviews

"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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Customer Reviews

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1 out of 5 stars
By Anne on 07-25-08

the chalice and the blade

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

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By A better world on 07-23-09

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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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By TonyM on 03-16-18

A must read particularly for all men.

You need to read this if you wonder where it all went wrong.
The work is a brilliant synthesis of the history of mankind.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sejin Pak on 04-30-16

Voice quality poor, but great to hear author's voice

Rather short for the price, I thought.
But the content is concise and densely packed.
Well worth buying in my view.

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