The Chalice and the Blade (Paperback)

By Riane Eisler

HarperOne, 9780062502896, 304pp.

Publication Date: September 21, 1988



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.

Praise For The Chalice and the Blade

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

“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

“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