Riane Eisler


Riane Eisler (née Tennenbaum) born Vienna, Austria July 22, 1931. American cultural historian; peace educator, author Educating for a Culture of Peace 2002.


I pray for a world where we live in partnership rather than domination; where 'man's conquest of nature' is recognized as suicidal and sacrilegious; where power is no longer equated with the blade, but with the holy chalice: the ancient symbol of the power to give, nurture, enhance life. And I not only pray, but actively work, for the day when it will be so.” (The Chalice and the Blade, 1989; photo saiv.org)