Domination vs. Cooperation
Riane Eisler is a social systems scientist, cultural historian, and attorney whose research, writing, and speaking has transformed the lives of people worldwide. Dr. Eisler pioneered the expansion of human rights theory and action to include the majority of humanity: women and children. Her research provides a new perspective on our past, present, and possibilities for the future, including a new social and political agenda for building a more humane and environmentally sustainable world. Her book, “The Chalice & the Blade: Our History, Our Future,” had a big influence on my own perspective on human culture in general and patriarchy specifically, as did her 1988 lecture with Terence McKenna, “Man & Woman At The End Of History.”
Eisler’s latest book, Nurturing Our Humanity, offers a new perspective on our personal and social options in today’s world, showing how to structure our environments – from family and gender relations to politics and economics – to support our great capacities for consciousness, caring, and creativity.
This is a special edition of Voices for Nature & Peace, in which I team up with Patrick Farnsworth of the “Last Born in the Wilderness” podcast. Thank you to Patrick for the invitation to collaborate and for handling the recording.