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Based on the research that brought international recognition to Raine Eisler's groundbreaking work The Chalice and the Blade but addressing the world as it is today, The Power of Partnership offers inspiration and guidance for moving to the better lives we yearn for.
Eisler offers us a new lens, a new paradigm, for seeing the world and living in it. The Partnership Model, which emphasizes mutual respect and a fundamental awareness of the sacredness of all life, creates a solid foundation for families, businesses, communities, and the world. In contrast, the suffocating paradigm that has guided much of recorded history — what Eisler calls the Domination Model — has led individuals and groups, acting out of fear, to oppress women, wage war, terrorize, and subjugate others. Using these simple yet far-reaching models, Eisler shows how political and personal relationships based on domination inevitably result in misery and violence, while those founded on partnership foster respect, love, and an explosion of creativity.
The Power of Partnership gives us the tools to greatly improve every one of the seven key relationships that make up our lives:
“Stunning…the map to a world that works for all of us.”
— Marianne Williamson, author of Everyday Grace
“This wonderful book could not be more timely, nor more magnificent. Riane Eisler gives us the tools to transform our lives and our culture to promote a more sustainable, just, and thriving way of life for all.”
— John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America
“The right medicine for virtually everything that ails our society and planet.…A brilliantly accessible plan for transforming ourselves and our world.”
— Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
“Great book. Great ideas.”
— Morris Dees, cofounder of the Southern Poverty Law Center
“In this brilliant book, Riane Eisler shows us how we can transform both ourselves and our world. It will teach you, entertain you, and enlighten your view of the extraordinary potential of humans and human society. Eisler is one of our world's wisest counselors, our most insightful visionaries, and one of the holders of our deepest truths.”
— Thom Hartmann, author of The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight
“If our planet is to survive, it will need the kind of wisdom that shines through this book. Riane Eisler is one of the most creative and visionary thinkers of our time.”
— Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun magazine and author of Spirit Matters