Spirituality, Empathy & Compassion
While spirituality in Eisler's view is something intensely personal, it also demands from us a participation in our larger human community. We cannot be spiritual people and turn a blind eye to the suffering of others.
In a world where spirituality often means destructive cults or entrenched religions based on strict and unfeeling dogma. Riane Eisler offers a vision of spirituality that cherishes our humanity instead of denying it. A sane approach to achieving the spiritual fulfillment we all strive for. A way of connecting to ourselves and the world instead of cutting ourselves off. It is an approach that is well overdue and offers hope for the future of our species. Eisler's stunning and far-reaching book on precisely this topic is titled Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the Body.
Read selected excerpts from Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the Body in printable PDF.
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.