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Mitch Kafka    #16424
Renton    WA USA     Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 14:29:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

Elisa hosts a Daniel Quinn meetup group in webisode 3 of Takerland Diaries:

link


Mitch Kafka5zdAr    #16423
Renton    WA USA     Posted: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 10:36:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

The second webisode of Takerland Diaries is now online at:

http://youtu.be/ZN1R0fQJ7Ps

Eyes opened by the writings of Daniel Quinn, author of Ishmael, Elisa's vlog entries capture the experiences, emotions and perceptions of life in Takerland—the chaotic whirlpool of modern civilization. Relationships, spirituality, and sanity are at stake as Elisa tries her best to spread the word, save the world, or sometimes just get through another day. New webisodes every Wednesday.


Mitch Kafka, https://www.facebook.com/underkulturetheatre    #16422
Renton    WA USA     Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 10:33:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

First webisode of Takerland Diaries online now at: http://youtu.be/NJdWSYixxio

Eyes opened by the writings of Daniel Quinn, Elisa's vlog entries capture the experiences, emotions and perceptions of life in Takerland—the chaotic whirlpool of modern civilization. Relationships, spirituality, and sanity are at stake as Elisa tries her best to spread the word, save the world, or sometimes just get through another day.


Aaron J Isbell, http://www.icompositions.com/artists/ageisbell    #16421
vinton    ia USA     Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 16:26:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

thank you daniel, for opening my eyes and putting the spark in my brain


Stephen Stassen    #16420
woodstock    Il USA     Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2:25:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

It will take me quite some time to knaw on all the information presented in this book. I got the book because I was looking for a book to read and to get me thinking in the mornings. I did not expect this thought provoking of a book.

Thank you


Dominik Dabrowski    #16419
Staten Island    NY USA     Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014 at 19:14:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

The issues addressed in true original trilogy plagued me for a long time and I felt like a victim that could not even name the crime committed against him. It's was extremely troubling. These books gave me solace in that I finally didn't feel like a spoiled or crazy person for being unsettled. While I am not sure what to do as far as being B, I feel a certain peace I don't remember having since I was maybe 4.


Barry Davies    #16418
Auckland    New Zealand     Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014 at 16:28:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

Sam:

I do not have either the expertise or the clout to do anything. It just sounded to me that Tyson was saying the hunter gatherers evovled into us and we are now humanity and we invented AGRICULTURE - which greatly increased our energy.

So it would be great if someone who does have the clout and expertise in anthropology (and archeology? and maybe even paleontology?) would ask Tyson to clarify his view on this non-astrophysical topic.

FYI: My website's user name is mathmuse. password: One2Free


Sam    #16417
   IA USA     Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014 at 7:51:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

I didn't see the Cosmos you sited. I would be surprised if Tyson doesn't know that taker civilization invented *totalitarian agriculture*as opposed to the agriculture that merely encourages the growth of favorite foods. Totalitarian agriculture is so embedded in our cultural consciousness that it has assumed the title, AGRICULTURE. Shall we try to contact Tyson and the producers of Cosmos and suggest they read ISHMAEL? Keep us posted.


Barry Davies    #16416
Auckland    New Zealand     Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 10:18:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

On "Cosmos" Neil deGrasse Tyson seemed to leave astrophysics for anthropology. He seemed to say that the taker civilization invented agriculture. Did anyone else pick up on that? Has anyone responded?


Moose Drool    #16415
pdx    or USA     Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 18:36:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_the_child_driven_education#t-177723


Sam    #16414
   USA     Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 7:36:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

Daniel Comments: Donella loved Ishmael, but, oh my, didn't she just HATE The Story of B! Good luck with your Mud Pony.


Sylvia Spain    #16413
South Royalton    VT USA     Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 5:24:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

First read Ishmael 20+ years ago whilst living at Donella Meadows (Limits to Growth) Foundation Farm. Just reread and am passing it along to my daughter, a first year vet student, and son, in alternative high school studying sustainable agriculture and power. Might suggest as a companion piece Thomas Powers "The Killing of Crazy Horse." And Claude Levi-Strauss's "Triste Tropiques". (And, if I ever finish writing it, my own novel, The Mud Pony.)


Moose    #16412
PDX    OR USA     Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 12:35:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

Just finished quinn's THE HOLY a few days ago, and my head is still reeling. Or maybe it was a week, I don't know. Like with Camus, I'm never quite sure who i am at the end of a good Quinn yarn. Each time i re-read The Holy i am like a stranger to myself. I don't know if i can do the cactus trick, but does that make me more like the father character? CAN i be more like the son? I may never really know. Only time will tell.

No. I can feel it. I am neither, and both. I am not quite yet stuck kneeling before the shrine of my own self-regard. I almost know who i am. I am getting old enough to be sure.

And yes, I contradict myself. Do i contain multitudes? Am i vast? Are YOU even a part of me, Mr. Quinn?

What does it mean to acknowledge oneself as everything?

I am the love and the fear and all that has ever been or ever will be.

Scientifically speaking.

:P


Jacinto Cho    #16411
   Honduras     Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 14:1:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

Hi Daniel, great books, read the first two. The story of B is much more impactant. at the beggining was slow but then was full of surprises.


Nick Leeves    #16409
   USA     Posted: Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 10:30:0 CST (GMT -6:00)

I read Ishmael about eight years ago and have recommended it to many friends ever since. I think there must be a lot of us who have instinctively known our "model" for living in the world was not / is not sustainable. After finishing Ishmael I felt a bit like the narrator of the book, sort of realizing I had had some of these thoughts an ideas beforehand ... but would never have thought them through or vocalized them in such a coherent fashion. Inspirational really. Thank you Daniel for writing that - I hope there is time for Man and the Gorilla to survive.



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