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Interviews, Speeches, Articles & Books

Listen to, watch, or read about Riane Eisler’s ideas on spirituality which underpin much of her work.


Different Visions of Love: Partnership and Dominator Values in Christian History
radio interview in which Dr. Eisler talks with Brian Griffith (author of Different Visions of Love: Partnership and Dominator Values in Christian History) about his research which offers compassion and fellowship as a basis for theology.

Watch the hour-long episode of Global Spirit’s Oneness: The Big Picture featuring a conversation with Riane Eisler and Deepak Chopra from which the following brief segment on empathy and compassion was excerpted.

Read Articles, Books

“Spiritual Courage”
Adapted from The Power of Partnership: Seven Relationships That Will Change Your Life (2002)

Making Sex a Sacred Pleasure
Interview by Jyotsna Sreenivasan for New Moon Network, March/April 1996

Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth and the Politics of the Body
Interview by Jerry Snider for Magical Blend, Jan.1996

Sex, Spirituality, and Evolution: Are We Victims to the Beast Within?
Interview by Mark Harris for Conscious Choice, February 1999

Women of Wisdom: Empowering the Dreams and Spirit of Women, edited by Kris Steinnes, with Foreword by Jean Houston (Wise Woman Publishing, 2008)

Women of Wisdom features spiritual, academic and artistic contributions from professionals and lay people who share their experience of being women and celebrate the power of the feminine spirit. In addition to writings by the author and founder of Women of Wisdom, Kris Steinnes, contributors include best-selling authors Riane Eisler, Jean Houston, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Marion Woodman, Isabel Allende, Angeles Arrien, Judith Orloff, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Frances Moore Lapp, Brooke Medicine-Eagle, and Nicki Scully.

In Sweet Company: Conversations with Extraordinary Women about Living a Spiritual Life edited by Margaret Wolff (Jossey-Bass, 2005)

In Sweet Company takes readers on a spiritual odyssey into the hearts and minds of some of the most influential women of our time — Riane Eisler, Olympia Dukakis, Sister Helen Prejean, Zainab Salbi, Margaret Wheatley, Katherine Dunham, Reverend Lauren Artress, Grandmother Twylah Hurd Nitsch, Sri Daya Mata, Rabbi Laura Geller, Le Ly Hayslip, Miriam Polster, Alma Flor Ada, and Gail Williamson. For all these women, their spiritual life nourishes them and serves as a dependable compass for decision making.