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Destry    #16221
Portland    OR USA     Posted: Monday, August 15, 2011 at 5:46:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

What I Recommend For Ishmael Readers Who Want to "Go Deeper" and make sure they "Get It:"

a reading and watching list for ishy fans

1) INCEPTION -- movie. In my opinion an excellent visualization of MY ISHMAEL.

2)HAPPY FEET -- movie. Ditto.

3) LIFE OF PI -- book. In my opinion a very good juxtaposition with ISHMAEL (if you think they're saying similar things, you might want to re-read them).

4) THE MATRIX TRILOGY -- movies. I.M.O. excellent visualizations of the struggle of man vs. his own culture, man making peace and re-bonding with "nature," etc.

5) SEX AT DAWN -- book. Haven't read it yet, but YET I'LL STILL RECOMMEND IT. It's obviously going to be a good piece to chew on for Ishmaelian thinkers (and i'd love to hear Quinn's responce to the new book).

6) THE MATING MIND -- book. This one i've read SOME of (and i've listened to an interview with the author summarizing his views). This guy's theory is a game-changer... something any Ishmael fan will want to pay attention to.

7) CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS -- movie. Not just cute, not just funny, this film is an excellent visualization of how we're drowning ourselves in food (and killing ourselves by making too much of it).

8) THE 48 LAWS OF POWER -- book. Part of the "amoral" series, this book explodes quite candidly the realities of how the powerful have operated in the past (and how they could be outwitted today).

9) STUMBLING ON HAPPYNESS -- book. Like any really IMPORTANT book, this one is DESCRIPTIVE, rather than PRESCRIPTIVE: definitely a self-help book for Ishmaelian thinkers (aka: realists ;)

10) and finally, i must recommend, for any Ishmael fans who wish to go further, understand better, or learn HOW TO ACTUALLY APPLY what they've learned in Ishmael: Eben Pagan, a.k.a. "David DeAngelo." This businessman is probably, in my opinion, doing as much to usher in a New Renaissance as Quinn himself has done.

For those who are interested in bringing the insights and truths of ISHMAEL to the world, i say this:

People must be sold on new ideas, especially the brightest, and the truth must be packaged at least at palatably as the lies it wishes to displace.

The above are my humble offering of some real-world examples of how we might continue to bring Ishmael to center of our culture, where his revelations are most needed.

ps: the work of Jared Diamond is another good juxtaposition with the work of Quinn --- possibly influenced by it, possibly apeing it and yet trying to argue against it!

destry    #16219
portland Or    USA     Posted: Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 13:35:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

The movie THE MATRIX so unabashedly lifted from so many sources its hard to call any of it plagiarized: its basically an unauthorized live-action remake of GHOST IN THE SHELL, an 80s Japanese animated feature. Quinn has claimed on this website (in the Q&A) that he saw THE MATRIX, and that it demonstrated a strong indication of its primary crafters having read ISHMAEL.

I submit that the plot of last year's psychological action-thriller INCEPTION strongly echoes Quinn's follow-up novel MY ISHMAEL in the following fundamentally foundational ways:

The main character is a professional 'extractor' of people's hidden thoughts, who must plant a NEW thought of a rediversific nature deep in the mind of a powerful other. In order to help him succeed and thus return home, the skills of an incredibly quick and sharp-minded young girl are employed, and for this she must be trained in the delicate art of 'dream architecture.'

These shared plot details and theme elements (and many others, on many levels) suggest a powerful correlation between the two individual works, an observation (or mere opinion) I'm most humbly and gratefully glad to provide ;P

Luke Jacobs    #16217
Tuscaloosa    AL USA     Posted: Monday, July 25, 2011 at 12:14:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

I recently finished Ishmael, and I feel that my journey has just begun. A change has already started in my life, and I know that it is no where near complete. Thank you for bringing to my attention the things I could have deduced on my own, but was too blinded by Mother Culture to see.

Susan Hammack    #16216
Katy    TX USA     Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 17:31:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

I found your article and site through The Natural Child Project. I agree with many ideas of unschooling. I am homeschooling and considering unschooling. Trained in education and counseling, I am still a skeptic.

victor palenque    #16215
Folly Beach    South Carolina USA     Posted: Friday, July 22, 2011 at 13:53:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

free ishmael stickers for mother culture jamming . www

Michael K    #16213
Utopia    Ontario Canada     Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 16:19:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

Just finished Ishmael... wish he had lived on... but love the book! Thank you for your insight. I am forever changed. Michael

dez    #16212
portland    or USA     Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 5:15:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

i've been going to the Rainbow Gathering for years, but it just never seemed tribal in the Quinnian sense to me. This year i went to the nationals just north of here in Washington, and had an amazing time being part of a "family."

And something finally clicked. The "Rainbow Gathering" hippie festival in the woods, where you can show up with nothing and be fed and taken care of and loved for weeks in a national forest, is a tribe, i think.

It's a tribe of tribes. The kitchens are the tribes. The gathering itself, complete with elders and counsel, is the tribe that unites the tribes. And the tourists are tourists, just like at a tribal circus.

Nick Santoro    #16208
Rutland    VT USA     Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 17:59:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

It's remarkable to just breathe, isn't it? whew...

Zot Lynn Szurgot    #16206
       Posted: Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 8:33:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

New thinking emerges with old site: click here for article If others here have access to other news or interpretations of this story or this site, please share that here, thanks.

Cassandra    #16204
   USA     Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011 at 11:42:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

I'm a student in high school, and I'm reading Ishmael for the first time... the first of many, I'm sure! It's incredibly intense, and I'm enjoying every single sentence.

Jamison    #16203
Denver    CO USA     Posted: Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 15:27:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

Thanks Daniel and Rennie, for all you do to call awareness to the world's opportunity for transformation.

Curt    #16201
Springbrook    WI USA     Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 12:46:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

After reading "The Raven's Gift," by Don Reardon I found myself heading over to my bookshelf and pulling off "If They Give You Lined Paper Write Sideways." I was, and still am, trying to understand the relationship between The Hunter in TRG and DQ's explanation of how humans have the ability to people their world with supermodels and spirits and many other things. He talks about this on page 50 of "Lined Paper."

If anyone here has read both books and would like to talk about the relationship between The Hunter and our ability to people our world with supermodels or spirits I would love to talk about it. Just contact me through my blog.

Thank you.

M. Habermas    #16198
San Fran    A USA     Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 15:50:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

stop weeding

derek lewis    #16196
winchester    wi USA     Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 11:47:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

Ishmael put so many ideas in my head i realized i needed at least the basic knowledge to begin really exploring, anyway i just wanted to suggest to anyone interested to read a physical anthropology text book. i ve been reading Introduction to Physical Anthropology Tenth Edition by thompson and Wadsworth that i "borrowed" from my brother. the information is astonishing. If u think it sounds too boring to stand just give it a try.

Sam    #16194
   USA     Posted: Monday, April 25, 2011 at 16:57:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

Any other comments about Write Sideways? I agree with the last post. Thanks, and thanks for the recent thoughtful posts about Daniel Quinn's work. Best, Sam

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