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The chalice and the blade : our history, our future, Riane Eisler

Label
The chalice and the blade : our history, our future
Title
The chalice and the blade
Title remainder
our history, our future
Statement of responsibility
Riane Eisler
Title variation
Chalice & the blade
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--From Library journal (6/1/85)
Cataloging source
GSU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eisler, Riane Tennenhaus
Dewey number
305.309
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex role
  • Social evolution
  • Patriarchy
  • Social history
  • Patriarchy
  • Sex role
  • Social evolution
  • Social history
Label
The chalice and the blade : our history, our future, Riane Eisler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A catalyst book of the General Evolution Research Group and the Center for Partnership Studies"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The chalice and the blade : Human possibilities: two alternatives ; The evolutionary crossroads ; Chaos or transformation -- 1. Journey into a lost world: the beginnings of civilization : The Paleolithic ; The Neolithic ; Old Europe -- 2. Messages from the past: the world of the goddess : Neolithic art ; The worship of the goddess ; If it isn't patriarchy it must be matriarchy -- 3. The essential difference: Crete : The archeological bombshell ; The love of life and nature ; A unique civilization ; The invisibility of the obvious -- 4. Dark order out of chaos: from the chalice to the blade : The peripheral invaders ; Metallurgy and male supremacy ; The shift in cultural evolution ; Warfare, slavery, and sacrifice ; The truncation of civilization ; The destruction of Crete ; A disintegrating world -- 5. Memories of a lost age: the legacy of the goddess : Evolution and transformation ; A golden race and the legend of Atlantis ; The Garden of Eden and the tablets of Sumer ; The gifts of civilization ; A new view of the past -- 6. Reality stood on its head: part I : Mother-murder is not a crime ; The dominator and partnership mind ; The metamorphosis of myth -- 7. Reality stood on its head: part II : The rerouting of civilization ; The absence of the goddess ; Sex and economics ; Dominator morality ; Knowledge is bad, birth is dirty, death is holy -- 8. The other half of history: part I : Our hidden heritage ; The cyclic unity of nature and the harmony of the spheres ; Ancient Greece ; Androcratic right and wrong -- 9. The other half of history: part II : Jesus and gylany ; The suppressed scriptures ; The gylanic heresies ; The pendulum swings back -- 10. The patterns of the past: gylany and history : The feminine as a force in history ; History repeats itself ; Women as a force in history ; The female ethos ; The end of the line -- 11. Breaking free: the unfinished transformation : The failure of reason ; The challenge to the androcratic premises ; The secular ideologies ; The dominator model of human relations ; Forward or back? -- 12. The breakdown of evolution: a dominator future : The insoluble problems ; Human issues and women's issues ; The totalitarian solution ; New realities and old myths -- 13. Breakthough in evolution: toward a partnership future : A new view of reality ; A new science and spirituality ; A new politics and economics ; Transformation
Control code
177343
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First HarperCollins paperback edition.
Extent
xxiii, 261 pages
Isbn
9780062502896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062502896
  • (OCoLC)25800927
Label
The chalice and the blade : our history, our future, Riane Eisler
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A catalyst book of the General Evolution Research Group and the Center for Partnership Studies"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The chalice and the blade : Human possibilities: two alternatives ; The evolutionary crossroads ; Chaos or transformation -- 1. Journey into a lost world: the beginnings of civilization : The Paleolithic ; The Neolithic ; Old Europe -- 2. Messages from the past: the world of the goddess : Neolithic art ; The worship of the goddess ; If it isn't patriarchy it must be matriarchy -- 3. The essential difference: Crete : The archeological bombshell ; The love of life and nature ; A unique civilization ; The invisibility of the obvious -- 4. Dark order out of chaos: from the chalice to the blade : The peripheral invaders ; Metallurgy and male supremacy ; The shift in cultural evolution ; Warfare, slavery, and sacrifice ; The truncation of civilization ; The destruction of Crete ; A disintegrating world -- 5. Memories of a lost age: the legacy of the goddess : Evolution and transformation ; A golden race and the legend of Atlantis ; The Garden of Eden and the tablets of Sumer ; The gifts of civilization ; A new view of the past -- 6. Reality stood on its head: part I : Mother-murder is not a crime ; The dominator and partnership mind ; The metamorphosis of myth -- 7. Reality stood on its head: part II : The rerouting of civilization ; The absence of the goddess ; Sex and economics ; Dominator morality ; Knowledge is bad, birth is dirty, death is holy -- 8. The other half of history: part I : Our hidden heritage ; The cyclic unity of nature and the harmony of the spheres ; Ancient Greece ; Androcratic right and wrong -- 9. The other half of history: part II : Jesus and gylany ; The suppressed scriptures ; The gylanic heresies ; The pendulum swings back -- 10. The patterns of the past: gylany and history : The feminine as a force in history ; History repeats itself ; Women as a force in history ; The female ethos ; The end of the line -- 11. Breaking free: the unfinished transformation : The failure of reason ; The challenge to the androcratic premises ; The secular ideologies ; The dominator model of human relations ; Forward or back? -- 12. The breakdown of evolution: a dominator future : The insoluble problems ; Human issues and women's issues ; The totalitarian solution ; New realities and old myths -- 13. Breakthough in evolution: toward a partnership future : A new view of reality ; A new science and spirituality ; A new politics and economics ; Transformation
Control code
177343
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First HarperCollins paperback edition.
Extent
xxiii, 261 pages
Isbn
9780062502896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062502896
  • (OCoLC)25800927

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