3,000 Years of Love is the story of the lives and work of Riane Eisler and David Loye—their partnership, their adventures and travels, and their shared passion to help build a more equitable and caring world. Originating from two completely different backgrounds—Loye from a Wasp “America-First” Oklahoma family and Eisler from a Jewish family that fled Europe from the Nazis—they found in each other, as Eisler puts it, “our real homes.” Sometimes humorous, always inspiring, this is the love story of two unusual people whose lives span almost a century of history and social action, a story that helps us see how each one of us can make a difference in the world.
A riveting and emotional rollercoaster ride! Rife with the magical highs and the soul-testing lows of two lives lived with great purpose and profound love. I smiled, laughed, and guffawed at the joyous stories of Eisler and Loye’s loving partnership. I frowned, groaned, and cried at their courage through the challenges of life. I was nourished, renewed, and inspired to action by their vivid example of lives lived in true partnership with each other and our world.
~ Mary Kirk, Ph.D and author of Gender and Information Technology: Moving Beyond Access to Co-Create Global Partnership
We go behind Eisler’s international best-seller The Chalice and the Blade, The Power of Partnership, and The Real Wealth of Nations into the drama of the holocaust survivor and thinker who has been called “the New Renaissance Woman” and “One of the most important visionaries of our time.” We go behind Loye’s award-winning The Healing of a Nation to his discovery of what he calls Darwin’s lost theory, to his love poetry to Eisler, and then to the creative explosion of 20 new books by Loye at age 84.
This interesting book is part narrative, part poetry, and all heart! Loye’s journalistic gifts are on display as an engaging storyteller. His creative gifts shine via many exquisite love poems scattered throughout the narrative.
3,000 Years of Love is the first of the three book Love Cycle series, which includes the lively poetry of his books 1001 Days of Love and 100 Days of Love, published by Benjamin Franklin Press.