3000 Years of Love
3,000 Years of Love is the story of the life and work of Riane Eisler and David Loye, of 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.
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 AThe New Renaissance Woman@ and AOne 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.
3,000 Years of Love is the first book for the Benjamin Franklin Press publication of Loye's three book Love Cycle, which includes the lively poetry of his books 1001 Days of Love and 100 Days of Love.
Cover painting by Barbara Schaefer. Graphic design: John Mason. Production: Cassandra Gallup Bridge. Back cover photo: Cathleen Roundtree
Great Peacemakers: True Stories from Around the World
Riane Eisler is featured in Great Peacemakers: True Stories from Around the World as one of 20 international leaders who have made major contributions to world peace. The other 19 include Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr, Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, Jane Goodall, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Great Peacemakers has won five awards, including the 2007 International PeaceWriting Award and the 2007 National Indie Excellence Book Award, and is endorsed by prominent individuals, including three heads of state and three Nobel Peace Prize recipients.
I feel so very blessed to have read Great Peacemakers. Yes, blessed indeed.
~ Betty Williams, President and founder, World Centers of Compassion for Children International and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
Powerful, well-researched and, above all, timely, Great Peacemakers should be required reading for the youth of the world. Classrooms are flooded with history textbooks that celebrate military heroes. It is long past time that our children learn from books that celebrate peace.
~ Dr. Oscar Arias President of Costa Rica and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize