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Not just a Dream

Starting this book was difficult. I wrote one beginning, then another and another. I knew I wanted to write about the social impact of differences between masculine and feminine attributes but the subject was complex and issues went off in all directions like fleas from a matchbox.

I discarded one after another inadequate attempt before I had the good fortune to find a book called The Chalice and the Blade by Riane Eisler¹. [Note 1: The Chalice and the Blade] Its basic concept was similar to mine but her book was a work of enormous scope and impeccable research that mine would never be.

I unashamedly borrowed her approach while adapting some of the content to my own purposes. Gradually my own story emerged.

Not just a dream—towards a partnership society in Australia is my own creation although I owe Riane Eisler a significant debt for her vision, her extra-ordinary grasp of history and social change and also the effort it must have taken to write The Chalice and the Blade. I can whole-heartedly recommend it to everyone wanting to understand the way male and female differences have affected social history…….

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