By Riane Eisler 

The Power of Partnership is a self-help book that recognizes that the self can’t be helped in isolation. Based on the research in Eisler’s groundbreaking and internationally-renowed The Chalice and the Blade, The Power of Partnership addresses the world as it is today, and offers inspiration and guidance for moving to the better lives we yearn for.

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Eisler offers us a new lens, a new paradigm, for seeing the world and living in it. The Partnership system, 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 system — 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.

Reviews & Accolades

Nothing can vanquish anxiety like clarity, which is what Riane Eisler delivers abundantly in The Power of Partnership. Read it and you’ll come away with a new understanding of how the world works, (and why it so often works atrociously). Even more important, you’ll feel better about it (because you’ll feel less helpless about it) — and in a world that seems to be going mad we can all use some of that! —Daniel Quinn, author of Ishmael

“Stunning. The Power of Partnership gives us the map to a world that works for all of us.” –Marianne Williamson, author of Healing the Soul of America and A Woman’s Worth

“In a stroke, Riane Eisler’s simple, powerful message makes all other self-help books irrelevant. How can we live fuller, richer and more loving lives without also making it possible for others to do the same? By re-placing individuals within our world, she demands that we work on healing the world and healing ourselves – a model that can create the ripples from which tidal waves are made.”—Michael Kimmel, Ph.D., author of Manhood in America

“If the many millions of concerned citizens and ‘cultural creatives’ would read this book and act on its step-by-step approach to personal development, the USA could see a new flowering of communities and effective democracy. Eisler is a brilliant role model as a global citizen – and as one of the pre-eminent minds of our time.”—Hazel Henderson, author of Beyond Globalization

“All those who value relationships – and those who don’t – will do well to read this book and help reduce anger and violence.”—Arun Gandhi, Founder/Director M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence

“So comprehensive and ground-breaking that it will prove to be one of the most important books of this century. If you want to improve your life and your world, read this book!”—Barbara Marx Hubbard, author of Conscious Evolution

“More relevant than ever in a post-September 11, 2001 world, The Power of Partnership details the steps to build sound and lasting relationships with the self, the intimate partner, the world, and life itself. It is essential reading for every person searching for ways to improve our lives and our world."—George Gerbner, Ph.D., dean emeritus, Annenberg School for Communications, University of Pennsylvania and author of Telling All the Stories

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  1. Go to Set this as a bookmark and always enter Amazon through this address. This is important, as purchases made through the regular Amazon site are not calculated toward the charity disbursements.
  2. The first time that you go to the site, you will be asked to fill in the organization that you want to benefit from your purchases. Type in the Center for Partnership Studies (it should also appear in the dropdown selections).
  3. After that, just do your ordering as you normally do.

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