May 27, 2020
Author of the classic book The Chalice and The Blade, Riane Eisler inspired a generation to envision an egalitarian society by exploring peaceful goddess-worshiping cultures from our prehistoric past.
Today, in this dynamic self-paced online course, Riane weaves insights from cultural history, gender studies, economics, and neuroscience to show us how we can construct a more equitable, sustainable, and less violent world based on partnership rather than domination.
Course Overview with Instructor Riane Eisler:
Riane helps you make sense of what’s happening in modern times—including issues such as white supremacy, domestic violence, and environmental destruction—and offers new concepts and practical tools that allow you to step forward as a leader for partnership in your own family, workplace, and community.
Tuition: $89 Omega member/$99 Regular
Questions? Contact Sara.
In 5 course modules, you will discover:
- The invisible interconnections between gender relations, parent/child relations, and economic relations
- How masculinity and femininity have been shaped by domination, and how gender holds different meanings in partnership cultures
- Tools to advocate effectively for the economic policies that support partnership families and communities
With these new concepts and tools, you can step forward confidently as a leader for partnership in your family, workplace, and the world.
Riane Eisler, PhD, JD, is an eminent social systems scientist, cultural historian, and attorney best known as the author of The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future. Her newest book, Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future, coauthored with anthropologist Douglas Fry, shows how we can, together, construct a more equitable, sustainable, and less violent world based on partnership rather than domination.
Riane’s pioneering work in human rights expanded the focus of international organizations to include the rights of women and children. She is co-founder of the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV) and president of the Center for Partnership Studies. She is also author of The Power of Partnership and Tomorrow’s Children; Sacred Pleasure; Women, Men, and the Global Quality of Life; and The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics, which was hailed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as “a template for the better world we have been so urgently seeking.”
Riane was born in Vienna, fled from the Nazis with her parents to Cuba, and later emigrated to the United States. She obtained degrees in sociology and law from the University of California, taught pioneering classes on women and the law at UCLA, and now teaches in the graduate Transformative Leadership Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She has received the Alice Paul ERA Education Award, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s 2009 Distinguished Peace Leadership Award, and is included in the award-winning book Great Peacemakers as one of 20 leaders for world peace, along with Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and Martin Luther King.