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Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
Ishmael An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit Author:Daniel Quinn The narrator of this extraordinary tale is a man in search for truth. He answers an ad in a local newspaper from a teacher looking for serious pupils, only to find himself alone in an abandoned office with a full-grown gorilla who is nibbling delicately on a slender branch. — "You are the teacher?" he asks incredulously. &quo... more »t;I am the teacher," the gorilla replies. Ishmael is a creature of immense wisdom and he has a story to tell, one that no other human being has ever heard. It is a story that extends backward and forward over the lifespan of the earth from the birth of time to a future there is still time save. Like all great teachers, Ishmael refuses to make the lesson easy; he demands the final illumination to come from within ourselves.
Is it man's destiny to rule the world? Or is it a higher destiny possible for him -- one more wonderful than he has ever imagined?« less
This book will give you a whole new way to look at your life and the life our culture tells us is good. You will end up with more questions than answers, but the questions are a place to start. Let Ishmael be your teacher and come along on the journey.
if you believe a miracle is a change in perception, than this book is a miracle. I used to think the world will be wonderful when we have all blended into one color... now I see how diveristy makes strenght and in a way, keeping diversity is a way heal our challenged earth.
This is my favorite book of all time. I read it in college and it changed the way I look at everything. Ishmael is a Gorilla who has something important to teach the world. Quinn uses him as a guide to help convey his view of the world today. It covers ideas from religion to sustainable development. The book can be quite deep in parts, I sometimes read passages several times, however it is well worth it.It leaves you thinking, wondering and inspired to do better. I have read the book more times than I can count and I continue to learn from it. Well worth the read.