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Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit - Daniel Quinn
Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
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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... show more
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. "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?
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553375404 (0553375407)
ASIN: 553375407
Publisher: Bantam
Pages no: 263
Edition language: English
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
I found this slight. interesting but slight. While some points are valid (aka our cultural structure and social structure is broken but we have too much invested in it for an easy fix) some are quite invalid. Yes, we need to stop having so many children *but* we can't just starve people because th...
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Are you the kind person that wonders if you could change the world? Do you wonder if there is some smart idea that humanity has just not thought of yet that will make things better for all? Do you feel it might be right in front of us, so obvious that it is unnoticed? Would you answer a newspaper ad...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
I found this slight. interesting but slight. While some points are valid (aka our cultural structure and social structure is broken but we have too much invested in it for an easy fix) some are quite invalid. Yes, we need to stop having so many children *but* we can't just starve people because th...
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
4.0 Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
My cousin told me about this book and I'm so glad that I read it.
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it
4.0 Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
My cousin told me about this book and I'm so glad that I read it.
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