The Chalice and the Blade (Paperback)

By Riane Eisler

HarperOne, 9780062502896, 304pp.

Publication Date: September 21, 1988

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/16/2012)

List Price: 18.99*
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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.

About the Author

Riane Eisler is an internationally acclaimed scholar, futurist, and activist, and is codirector of the Center for Partnership Studies in Pacific Grove, California. She is the author of Sacred Pleasure and The Partnership Way.

Praise For The Chalice and the Blade

“Everyone…should have the opportunity to read it.”
— Chicago Tribune

“Validates a belief in humanity’s capacity for benevolence and cooperation in the face of so much destruction.”
— San Francisco Chronicle

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

“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.”
— Isabel Allende

“The most important book since Darwin’s Origin of Species .”
— Ashley Montagu