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The Energy of Partnership: Riane Eisler’s Presents to the World Are Wanted Now Extra Than Ever

Lately I had the nice luck to interview my long-time buddy and colleague Dr. Riane Eisler. We coated a variety of subjects in regards to the energy of partnership each in our private {and professional} lives and the work that her Middle for Partnership Methods has been doing over time. 

At this time I wish to inform you in regards to the new Energy of Partnership (POP) podcast collection that simply launched on June 27, 2023 the place Dr. Eisler described her partnership-domination scale and 4 cornerstones to remodel how we consider our previous, current, and the chances for our future.

The POP Podcast highlights methods persons are serving to construct a world that values caring, nature, and shared prosperity by making use of the Partnership ethos, Dr. Riane Eisler’s ground-breaking different to the Domination Methods that are on the root of our  most urgent challenges. 

My colleagues Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly-Hunt will likely be featured on the podcast on July 11, 2023 sharing their work on “Secure Conversations: From Battle to  Connection.” I’m scheduled to be on the podcast on August 8, 2023. My matter is “Therapeutic Males and Leaving Behind Male Violence.”

The Middle for Partnership Methods was began in 1987 by Riane Eisler and David Loye as a response to her groundbreaking e-book, The Chalice and the Blade, which had simply been printed. In The Chalice and the Blade, Dr. Eisler describes her analysis of re-examining human historical past from a gender-holistic perspective and the Cultural Transformation principle she developed that’s based mostly on her findings. 

Within the Chalice, Dr. Eisler writes that this principle proposes that underlying the nice variety of human tradition are two primary fashions of society.

“The primary, which I name the dominator mannequin, is what’s popularly termed both patriarchy or matriarchy–the rating of 1 half of humanity over the opposite. The second, wherein social relations are based totally on the precept of linking moderately than rating, could finest be described because the partnership mannequin. On this model-beginning with essentially the most basic distinction in our species, between female and male–variety shouldn’t be equated with both inferiority or superiority.” 

The mission of the Middle is to catalyze motion in the direction of Partnership in all elements of our lives and in any respect ranges of society by way of analysis, training, grassroots empowerment, coverage initiatives, and sources. 

I met Riane shortly after the publication of The Chalice & the Blade in 1987. My first e-book, Inside Out: Turning into My Personal Man, was printed in 1983 and we met in San Francisco to speak about her work and mine. At a time when many ladies, together with plenty of feminist students, have been viewing males and patriarchy as the reason for our issues, Riane’s scholarship and expertise supplied a a lot completely different narrative; one which acknowledged the significance of males’s and ladies’s points as being core elements of the partnership-domination dynamic. 

Riane’s help of males was brave and transformative. Her phrases, which I nonetheless quote typically, are much more vital now:

“For millennia males have fought wars and the Blade has been a male image. However this doesn’t imply males are inevitably violent and warlike…The underlying drawback shouldn’t be males as a intercourse. The foundation of the issue lies in a social system wherein the ability of the Blade is idealized–wherein each women and men are taught to equate true masculinity with violence and dominance and to see males who don’t conform to this superb as ‘too tender’ or ‘effeminate.’” (Chalice and the Blade, p. xviii.)

Riane has continued to increase and refine these primary tenets by way of her subsequent analysis and writing culminating along with her e-book with Douglas P. Fry, Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Form Our Brains, Lives, and Future. I’ve additionally deepened these concepts by way of my very own analysis and sixteen books since Inside Out, culminating with my most up-to-date e-book to be launched later this yr, Lengthy Dwell Males! The Moonshot Mission to Heal Males, Shut the Lifespan Hole, and Provide Hope to Humanity.

Nobody should remind us that we live in difficult instances. In Nurturing Our Humanity, Riane and Douglas describe humanities dream for a greater world and the realities we face in the present day:

“For millennia, people have imagined a peaceable and simply world. Generally we solely imagined this world in an afterlife. However during the last centuries, many people have imagined it proper right here on Earth. Not a utopia, not an ideal world. However a world the place peace is extra than simply an interval between wars, the place dire poverty, brutal oppression, insensitivity, cruelty, and despair are now not ‘simply the way in which issues are.’

“Now there’s a new urgency to our want for a extra human world. Each day we’re bombarded by information of barbaric human rights abuses, terrorist assaults, proliferation of nuclear weapons, and a drift again to strongman rule. The destruction of our pure surroundings continues at an accelerating tempo, endangering our international life-support techniques. New applied sciences, from synthetic intelligence to organic engineering, may have catastrophic outcomes if guided by cultural values of greed, megalomania, and disrespect for human rights.”

These will be the truest phrases I’ve ever spoken. “Riane Eisler’s items to the world are wanted now greater than ever.”

You’ll be able to hearken to POP podcast episodes wherever you get your podcasts, or to see a full library of episodes and hyperlinks, go to the Middle for Partnership Methods at https://centerforpartnership.org/the-power-of-partnership-podcast/

To be taught in regards to the POP podcasts and audio system go to Middle for Partnership System at https://centerforpartnership.org/the-power-of-partnership-podcast/

Go to the Middle for Partnership Methods at https://centerforpartnership.org/.

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