Spirituality Book Group
Friday, August 19, 2016
Richard and Sally Wilson’s home
The next Spirituality Book Group meeting will be Friday, August 19 at 7 p.m. at the home of Richard and Sally Wilson. The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future, by Riane Eisler will be discussed.
“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.” – Amazon.com
Library Journal: “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. An imaginative and persuasive work, Eisler’s effort is undermined by jargon; her view of the future is exceedingly optimistic. For a select audience.”–Cynthia Harrison, American Historical Association.
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