** BOOKRING** The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future ** BOOKRING**
3 journalers for this copy...
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
From Publishers Weekly
Women played leading roles in the first Christian communities; Jesus' teachings had a feminist bent; ancient Hebrews worshipped the prehistoric goddess-mother well into monarchic times; and Nazis, with their system of male dominance, were a direct throwback to the Indo-European or Aryan invaders whom they crudely imitated. These controversial ideas and findings suggest the thrust of Eisler's highly readable synthesis. She convincingly documents the global shift from egalitarian to patriarchal... read more --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The phenomenal bestseller, with more than 500,000 copies sold worldwide, now with a new epilogue from the author--The Chalice and the Blade has inspired a generation of women and men to envision a truly egalitarian society by exploring the legacy of the peaceful, goddess-worshipping cultures from our prehistoric past.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I put the book in the TPG mailbox, so it will arrive soon! I am very curious whether Biba89 will make a ring out of this book or not.. (Hopefully she does!!!)
I am very keen to do something about that, so I will start reading this very soon and, no doubt, make a ring, for instance to follow after the Ishmael ring. Thanks again, Jesi!
Thank you, Jesi!
Two of my best friends, also bookcrossers, are going to read this now. After that I will make it into a ring.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
My two best friends became bookcrossers, too! Every week we have these discussions about the stuff we read and the things we think. We shape and sharpen our minds with each other's visions. I know that they are both highly interested in the matters Riane Eisler writes about and they can't wait to read this. I will offer it to them this evening and, when they both have read it, make a ring in the bookcrossers community.
And - just like when I was reading Ishmael - things are happening, things that make the book pop up in my mind every few hours. Subjects that come up in conversation, things I read... like an article in this months issue of the feminist magazine Opzij. It was about the resurfacing practice of bride-kidnapping in the country of Kirgizië (doesn't that sound a lot like Kurgan to you?). This is supposed to be an ancient nomadic tradition (see!) but women are standing up against it, telling the men they "can't trade a woman like you trade a cow". Makes you think, doesn't it.
Thank you for sharing, Jesi and Biba. I'll check in again when I'm finished with the book.