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The Ishmael Network Reading List

    These resources are suggested by readers. Ishmael Network members can add their suggested readings by logging into their record here... Please note that this list is neither compiled nor reviewed by Daniel Quinn. It should not be assumed, therefore, that he either endorses these books or agrees with the comments made about them. This statement holds true for the Ishmael Webmaster as well.... As of Monday, May 21, 2018 there are 31 books in the suggested reading list that start with L. Here is an easy to print list of everything...)

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  • Lamb by Christopher Moore has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Anna Schults...and Anna has this to say about the book: "It gives a fascinating spin on who Jesus really was. It tells the story of Jesus from age 6 to when he starts preaching. It's complete fiction, but I really liked some of the idea's presented. I guess it relates to the Story of B, in that such religions are the epitome of takers, but it shows a different side to that. "
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  • Lame Deer Seeker of Visions by John Erdoes has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Kobin Caddick...and Kobin has this to say about the book: "This is another life-changing book like Ishmael. John "Fire" Lame Deer does an excellent job dissecting western society from a "leaver" point of view. He gives away many secrets of the Native American way of life and makes you realize that it was the "white man" chasing the "green frog skin" (a.k.a. money) that really destroyed an entire continent of leavers in a matter of a few hundred years. By explaining the ideas and values metaphorically portrayed in Native American ceremonies and dances, Lame Deer sheds some light on Quinn's overly idealistic portrayal of "leaver" culture. Lame Deer also shows that Native Americans did not lead such a savage way of life after all but had a great respect for their environment and their animal "brothers". The story of Lame Deer's life is itself fascinating and he draws many similar conclusions as Quinn."
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  • Larry the Penguin Searches for the Meaning of life by charles belser has been suggested by Ishmael Network member jonathan k...and jonathan has this to say about the book: "another persons view on how silly salvationist religions are. fun to read too."
    Check out and/or Order Larry the Penguin Searches for the Meaning of life from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Court Donner...and Court has this to say about the book: "Resonating with Daniel Quinn's observation that the world will only change due to people thinking differently, Leadership and Self-Deception uses a dialogue-style narrative (also like Quinn) to convey very real ideas. This book deftly fills its outline with example after example of how one's personal thinking affects the surrounding world. An engaging and thought-provoking read."
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  • Leadership and the New Science by Margaret Wheatley has been suggested by Ishmael Network member haley myers...and haley has this to say about the book: "All I can remember is that both changed my life. Wheatley's book encouraged me to think about my leadership role as connected to all those I interact with, on what level I influence them, and how to amplify tenuous connections in the universe or your own network. It is fabulous and based partly on chaos theory -- there is a pattern to chaos if you let it develop over a long enough period of time. "
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  • Learning From Hannah by William Thomas, M.D. has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Lise Pellerin...and Lise has this to say about the book: "Although this is primarily a book about aging and taking care of the aging population from another perspective than our own, it is also a vision of what a culture would look and feel like that is Leaver. What changes would be needed in our perceptions and what results would transpire from those changes. Develops principles for said Leaver culture."
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  • Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Benjamin Bormann...and Benjamin has this to say about the book: "Whitman was certain of his unity with the world. Reading his poems, though he wrote them in the late 1800s, is like hearing a Leaver people's songs and stories. Very much in step with Quinn's books and the ideas he's helping to spread. Not to mention it's simply great poetry. A deep philosophy, a deep spirituality, a deep sense of belonging, a deep understanding of the need for change, a deep hope -- all things Whitman overtly covers in his poetry."
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  • Letters at 3 AM - Reports on Endarkenment by Michael Ventura has been suggested by Ishmael Network member David Kaar...and David has this to say about the book: "Deep cultural criticism, see Shadow Dancing. He also has written novels and screen plays. Check him out at Amazon or BN."
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  • Letters from The Earth by Mark Twain has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Josh Trimble...and Josh has this to say about the book: "This takes a light hearted aprouch to Daniel Quinns vision of religion. Makes you look at certain points in Christainty a differant way."
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  • Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James Loewen has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Matthew Lasek...and Matthew has this to say about the book: "Find out how many false myths Mother Culture breathed in to your impressionable little ears in grade school."
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  • Life After God by Douglas Coupland has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Robert Doerzbacher Jr....and Robert has this to say about the book: "Far and away one of the best books I've ever had in my hands, Life After God did as much for me as Ishmael has. Coupland presents a series of wonderful, straightforward messages from the viewpoint of an individual raised without religeon. Easy to read in a single sitting, the author takes his audience on a compelling journey that reflects on topics such as love, happiness, and emotion in a life void of faith."
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  • Life Is a Miracle by Wendell Berry has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Mark Grable...and Mark has this to say about the book: "There are mysteries which are sacred, and the only way to know them is to speak to them, and to do considered, human scale, community benefiting, work with them. Science can be a superstition, a received "knowlege", a creed. In this case, we are working for it, it isn't working for us, or life. And other cautionary tales of hubris."
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  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Zoë Nathan...and Zoë has this to say about the book: "Life of Pi speaks of survival, ideology, and the spirit through the voice of an Indian zookeeper's son, who after converting to Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism, finds himself on a life raft with one very large Bengal tiger. Piscine, the narrator, dispells conventional falacies about the nature and instincts of animals, both those seen as ferocious and those regarded as harmless, cute creatures. He provides a refreshing perspective of the motivations of his sailing companion, and of the tiger's flexibility in adapting and surviving in any given circumstances. This book illustrates how animals regard humans merely as one of many curious species within the great community of life, regardless of how humans conceive themselves."
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  • Life on the Other Side by Sylvia Browne has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Richard Matwichuk...and Richard has this to say about the book: "A clear picture of why we are here and what happens after bodily death from a professional psychic and master hypnotist. Will bring a sense of inner peace to anyone afraid of death."
    Check out and/or Order Life on the Other Side from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Lifehouse by Pete Townshend has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Julie Zydek...and Julie has this to say about the book: ""daniel quinn's" visions are seen in other books written by authors oblivious to his existance.... anway... pete townshend's book, lifehouse, is a play script. it was written as a sequal to "tommy", but the people (whoever manages and ..alkdj) didn't like it. so it was aired in ocotober '99 on the bbc. it contains a six cd box set of music written especially for pete's play (lifehouse chronicals) there is one cd called lifehouse elements, and most of the music was put on the who's "who's next" album. after failing in the 70s to finsih pete's story of a man living in times where culture is drained, he is still working on it, producing music, etc. it is a story of a man in search of his daughter who ahs run away from home. the culture is drained from the aspects of culture, and people are stuck and glued to tv. everything is polluted and dead. it is much like the commercial and materialsm now. a character, nown as the hacker, requests the presence of everybody at a place known as the lifehouse, where personal information of people is translated into synthesizers and computers, created a song special for each and ecery individual. this is where ray, te main character's, daughter is (with the hakcer). the story goes back and forth to the life of ray when he was a child (rayboy), and his adult and amrried life. he runs into rayboy, and his imaginary friend called the caretaker, who basically takes (ad took) care of ray/rayboy. "take care!". although i just finished the book, i don't remember what esle. YOU read it. don't be stuck ondaniel quinn or ayn rand.... explore what a rock star thinks, what a child thinks... what you adn everyone else thinks. "
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  • Life's Operating Manual by Tom Shadyac has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Ken Johns...and Ken has this to say about the book: "It creates a dialogue about how we came to be who we are as a people and society. It also gets you to think about what each of us can do reconnect with each other."
    Check out and/or Order Life's Operating Manual from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar and Survival by T.S. Wiley has been suggested by Ishmael Network member jim kotowski...and jim has this to say about the book: "Details health aspects of "taker" vs. "leaver" lifestyles, in the perspective of our interrelationship with the planet and with other organisms. A bit technical at times, but written in a colorful, and sometimes downright funny style. The consequences on our mental, emotional and physical health of living our of synch with the sun and the seasons."
    Check out and/or Order Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar and Survival from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Lila - an Inquiry into Morals by Robert Pirsig has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Sand Walker...and Sand has this to say about the book: "Lila is about tribal values vs. Western Civilization values-some of are losses"
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  • Limited Wants, Unlimited Means: A Reader on Hunter-Gatherer Economics and the Environment by John Gowdy has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Terry Shistar...and Terry has this to say about the book: "I read this book because it is on Daniel Quinn's list. The title and the academic format are a little intimidating, but most of the papers in this volume are quite readable. Moreover, the book is not just about economics--it is about a number of things that make hunter-gatherer cultures work--like various forms of sharing. The older papers at the beginning of the volume, which told about (then) existing cultures, left me feeling hopeful. The later papers, which told of the demise of many of the cultures, were more discouraging. The final papers, dealing with the future, are very thought-provoking."
    Check out and/or Order Limited Wants, Unlimited Means: A Reader on Hunter-Gatherer Economics and the Environment from Amazon.com! You can also order from a local bookstore by using BookSense.

  • Limits to Growth by Dennis Meadows has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Nils Seeger...and Nils has this to say about the book: "deals with the survival of man in times to come"
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  • Live Right For Your Type by Peter D'Adamo has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Stephen Kiernicki...and Stephen has this to say about the book: "Dr, D'Adamo presents a way of looking at people, diet, and lifestyle according to individual, genetically determined body chemistry. An interesting observation is that the different blood types appeared just when humans living conditions changed. Using this knowledge,as well as the groudwork laid by DQ and others, we can take steps to increase our societies' individual and collective state of well being."
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  • Lives of A Cell: Notes of A Biology Watcher by Lewis Thomas has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Patrick Ryan...and Patrick has this to say about the book: "I read this before "Ishmael" and can now relate Thomas' observations of living objects to our need to reselect a way of life. Thomas points out how the concept of cellular activity is the basis for all life and can be superimposed to to higher forms of living (i.e. cell,organ,lifeform, family,community,and in Quinnian, tribe). Most cellular means of life benefits the passing of information and the success of the nucleus/tribe. This adds more depth to DQ's vision and observations; A way of life not only patterned after macroscopic organims, but also after the fundamental forms of cellular life."
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  • Living Deliberately by Harry Palmer has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Frank Schawaller...and Frank has this to say about the book: "Daniel Quinn encourages us to come up with new solutions via new minds. This is an awesome book for changing minds/shifting viewpoints. Sample Chapter titles: Creativism & Reality, Designing Our Own Reality, The New Civilization"
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  • Living in Process by Anne Wilson Schaef has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Markus Distelberger...and Markus has this to say about the book: "It makes the vision of D Q more compact suplementing the access of how to handle with addictions and the addictive society and to find a way to the spirituality of the leavers through living in process"
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  • Living the Good Life: How to Live Sanely and Simply in a Troubled World by Helen and Scott Nearing has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Samuel Vandenberg...and Samuel has this to say about the book: "Quinn asks us to be inventive in our living -the Nearings do just this in thier 1932-1951 homesteading experiment. This chronicle tells of how the authors, using practical methods and patience, succeeded in thier goals of living conscientiously and well. This book is an inspiration and model of a settlement in accordance with the law of limited competition. Thier goals were self-benificial yet selfless: participating in a social community was vital to what they were trying to accomplish. Although this book was written over forty years ago, it is important now, because the evils the Nearings were rebelling against have only grown. Written by and for seekers."
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  • Living The Mindful Life: a handbook for living in the present moment by Charles Tart has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Matt Delaini...and Matt has this to say about the book: "If you're serious about following Quinn's thread, this is a good place to start. Tart's handbook is a sort of nuts-n-bolts approach to freeing up some of the space "mother culture's" voice takes up."
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  • Logic of Collective Action: Pubic Goods and the Theory of Groups by Mancur Olson (editor) has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Bob Coleman...and Bob has this to say about the book: "This classic book (1971, Harvard University Press, pbk.) is both accessible and highly relevant to the understanding of group dynamics and communities includng "tribes." Its insights are simple yet very powerful."
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  • Long Life, Honey In The Heart by Martin Prechtel has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Willem Larsen...and Willem has this to say about the book: "With kudos from Derrick Jensen ('A Language Older Than Words'), David Abram ('Spell of the Sensuous'), Robert Bly, and others, Martin Prechtel has written several books detailing his time as an adopted member of the Mayan village of Santiago Atitlan. If you've ever wondered how tribalism could survive and flourish in an 'urban' context, this book brilliantly shows how the Atitecos have done just that... in a village of 20,000 people, they continued to breath life into (and in turn be kept alive by) a rich indigenous cultural tradition. A peek behind the curtain into the deep meaning, symbology, and power of native cultures, and a request that you too begn the work of connecting your culture to *your* place. We are all, if you go back far enough, children of conquered indigenous peoples."
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  • Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Noah Cooper...and Noah has this to say about the book: "This story parallels our own existence in which a great force threatens to cover all the world in shadow. To have amazingly resourceful friends and allies will be important to have a victory for the leavers. The attitude of against all odds is also important, as many times the human response is to give up hope."
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  • Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Karl Berry...and Karl has this to say about the book: "A good part of this book describes the first outside encounter, in the 1940s, with a "lost" valley in New Guinea -- with a population of tens of thousands. It was perhaps the last significant untouched culture found. Their tribal behavior and divisions was almost exactly as described in Ishmael, although unfortunately the author makes no reference to this."
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  • Lost World, The by Michael Crichton has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Michael Chobot...and Michael has this to say about the book: "This book, along with Jurassic Park, really explore and add to ideas of evolution in regards to our vision. I suggest that everyone read this book."
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