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Riane Eisler: Nurturing Our Humanity: Shifting from a Domination to Partnership Culture

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Broadcast 11/4/2019 at 1:31 PM EST (7 Listens, 3 Downloads, 2215 Itunes)
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Riane Eisler, President of the Center for Partnership Studies Editor in Chief of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies. She's internationally known as a systems scientist, cultural historian, and a pioneering attorney working for women's and children's human rights.

Her groundbreaking books include The Chalice and the Blade, Tomorrow's Children, Real Wealtrh of Nations and she is co-author of her new book is Nurturing Our Humanity; How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future


Riane Eisler: Nurturing Our Humanity: Shifting from a Domination to Partnership Culture Riane Eisler, President of the Centrer for Partnership Studies Editor in Chief of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies.
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What is the message of your classic best selling bookChalice and the blade

New Book, Nurturing our Humanity.

New analytical tool: Biocultural Partnership-Domination Lens.

Capacities for creativity, consciousness and caring go way back in evolutionary time

Domination systems produce high levels of stressfrom early family experiences to the artificial creation of economic scarcityinterferes with what makes people happiestsecurity, empathy, consciousness, creativity and love.

Domination- Partnership continuum

Top down domination, and bottom-uppartnership society.

Domination system core characteristics:

o Top-down authoritarian rule in family and society

o Subordination of women to men, valuing of masculine traits

o Institutionallized violence, from wife and child beating to warfare and terrorism, with fear and force used to maintain domination

o Belief that rankings of domination are divinely or naturally ordained

Partnership system characteristics

o Favor egalitarian and democratic organization in family and society

o Value men and women equally

o Promote nonviolence in social lieve and relationships

o Believe that mutual respect and accountability are part of human nature

One of the most effective mechanisms for suppressing empathy and submitting to domination is the confluence of caring with coercion and pain. .

Western science male, domination, without women and children

Evolutionary giftscapacity for empathy, creativity, caring, cooperation and conscious choice.

Our consciousness or lack thereof, is largely a function of our cultural contexts and particularly of cultural myths and theories about "human nature."

Widespread internalized sex roles and myths about femininity and masculinity were responsible for much that ails our lives and our world.

War is a rather recent social invention, arising under particular circumstances that correspond with the rise of domination systems.

Relational Dynamics?

Systems thinkingpeace systems, clusters of neighboring societies that do not make war with each other. How do people create peace systems? Global peace system?

Social categories of domination and partnership systems.

Cultural Transformation Theory?

Social Domination systems held together by fear and force--- P12

Supported by top down rankings

Hierarchies of domination by hierarchies of actualization

Fundamental change requires new narratives

Brotherhood of demonic constructs

The domination system has held humanity back"

We can transform domination systems into partnership systems

Conquest of nature

Progressive social movements have focused on economic and political aspects of domination, ignoring parent, child and gender relations

Sowhat should change.

Four Cornerstones: of Partnership P 293

Childhood, Gender, Economics, Narrative and Language


2-evoluton, ideology and human nature

3-love, the brain and becoming human, love deprivation, love and domination

4-The Biology of experience epigenetics, primates, flexibility

5-Benefits of partnership and the costs of Domination

6-Alternate social possibiliites

7-Original partnership societies

nomadic vs complex hunter gatherer , origins of domination, transition to domination, origins of war. Earliest evidence at Jebel Sahaba in Sudanese Nubia, from 11,600- 14,300 years ago. Clear indications of warfareabout 10,000 years ago. Caring, prosocial behavior , cooperation and flourishing

8- contracting or expanding consciousness: The Dominated brain, brain rigidity, subordinate stress, suppression of empathy, abused children and attraction to authoritarian, harsh leaders, narratives of domination hierarchies

9- touch, intimacy and sexuality in partnership and domination environments

10 love, violence and socialization in partnership and domination environments

11- the real culture wars: myths, legitimization of top down control

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.

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He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites,

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, (more...)

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