The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future

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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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Some books are like revelations, they open the spirit to unimaginable possibilities. The Chalice and the Blade is one of those magnificent key books that can transform us and...initiate fundamental changes in the world. With the most passionate eloquence, Riane Eisler proves that the dream of peace is not an impossible utopia. -- Isabelle Allende, author of The House of the Spirits

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The Chalice and the Blade tells a new story of our cultural origins. It shows that war and the "war of the sexes" are neither divinely nor biologically ordained. And it provides verification that a better future is possible--and is in fact firmly rooted in the haunting drama of what actually happened in our past."

Some books are like revelations, they open the spirit to unimaginable possibilities. The Chalice and the Blade is one of those magnificent key books that can transform us and...initiate fundamental changes in the world. With the most passionate eloquence, Riane Eisler proves that the dream of peace is not an impossible utopia."--Isabel Allende, author of The House of Spirits

"The Chalice and the Blade may be the most significant work published in all our lifetimes."--LA Weekly

"Everyone...should have the opportunity to read it."-- The Chicago Tribune

"Eisler's highly readable synthesis...is an important contribution to social history."-- Publishers Weekly

"A gem....A rare combination of poetic expression and sober sustenance."--Jesse Bernard, author of The Future of Marriage and The Female World

"Validates a belief in humanity's capacity for benevolence and cooperation in the face of so much destruction."--San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

"As important, perhaps more important, than the unearthing of Troy or the deciphering of cuneiform."--Bruce Wilshire, professor of philosophy, Rutgers University FRONT COVER: Limestone Goddess figurine, Great Mother of Sernobi, near Cagliari, Sardinia, from between the second half of the fifth a the early fourth millenium B.C.E. Photograph by Scala/Art Resource.

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