Riane Eisler

Riane Eisler
Riane Eisler

Books Reviewed

The Chalice and the Blade (1995)

Sacred Pleasure (1996)

Riane Eisler is a scholar and activist, co-director and lecturer at the Center for Partnership Studies in Pacific Grove, California. She is the author of The Chalice and the Blade, Sacred Pleasure and The Partnership Way.

I found Riane Eisler’s research through one of Terence McKenna’s books. McKenna elucidated that some of the terminology he was using in his books and speeches was not entirely his own, and that, for example, the expression dominator cultures was one he had taken over from Riane Eisler, whose research he very much admired.

Having read most research about the old matriarchy-patriarchy dichotomy by Johann Jakob Bachofen, Carl Gustav Jung, other Jungian authors such as Erich Neumann, and first of all Joseph Campbell, I was wondering what Riane Eisler would have to tell me what those authors didn’t? So I immediately bought her two major books The Chalice and the Blade and Sacred Pleasure—and started reading …

1 thought on “Riane Eisler

  1. She is indeed a remarkable person but as so many successful authors in America doesn’t reply to personal mail. I wrote to her twice which had the only effect that I was ‘put on mailing list’ and get her mailings now (that I put right away in the trash can for all those invitations to her lectures are useless to me as I am not living in America). It’s just another example of the lack of human touch of most Americans, at least from the point they have ‘made it.’

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