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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, November 19, 2018 there are 276 books in the suggested reading list that start with T. Here is an easy to print list of everything...)

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  • The Collapse of Globalism by John Ralston Saul has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Harvey Latumeten...and Harvey has this to say about the book: "Saul has provided a vital analysis of why globalisation (like many Taker ideoligies) was never inevitable and always destined to fail."
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  • The Color of Distance by Amy Thomson has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Deborah Atkinson...and Deborah has this to say about the book: "Amy Thomson creates an intelligent alien species that lives in complete harmony with its world. The members of this species are not only Leavers, but active Contributors to the ecology of their world."
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  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker has been suggested by Ishmael Network member William Rosebrook...and William has this to say about the book: " This is a superb novel that relates the hardships of life faced by a people who are caught in a system, (in this case, the book deals with the south) a way of life, and don't realize that they have the power to make real changes in thier life and surroundings. Once this knowlege is established, just as a caged animal may discover and see the bars of it's cage, then and only at that time, can a step toward true life changes be made."
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  • The Commanding Self by Idries Shah has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Zachary Vogt...and Zachary has this to say about the book: "How to conquer the competitive realm (Mother Culture) on a personal and spiritual level."
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  • The Complete Book Of Cordwood Masonry Housebuilding: The Earthwood Method by Rob Roy has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Matthew Paulus...and Matthew has this to say about the book: "The main idea of the earthwood building method is to take the most strip-mined, god-forsaken, blasted, wasted, inhospitable, un-livable stretch of land you can find and not only construct a home using natural materials, but restore the stretch of land back to, or as close as possible to, it original pristine natural state. Definitely a start to living in a different way, or at least learning to respect the world, even heal it a little, instead of making war on it."
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  • The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost by Jean Liedloff has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Elizabeth Braun...and Elizabeth has this to say about the book: "If you want to know what you can DO read this book. The author lived with and observed a Leaver society and came to realize that the way we raise children in western culture has a lot to do with where we are now as a society. I send this book to anyone I know who has or is going to have a baby. It changed the way I look at our world."
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  • The Corporation by Joel Bakan has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Candice Zawoiski...and Candice has this to say about the book: "Corporations are considered to be legal persons under our law. This book asks if the corporation is a person, what kind of person is it, and finds it to have the same personality as a psychopath. Great insight into the nature of the most powerful institution in our Taker culture."
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  • The Cosmic Serpent by Jeremy Narby has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Jeremy Resnick...and Jeremy has this to say about the book: "Narby draws a connection between DNA and the "fire" that animates every living thing as outlined in Quinn's "Providence"...by studying the cultures living in the rain forest Narby hypothesizes that knowledge of the natural world may be obtained through hallucinogenics because they interact with out DNA which might have sentience. An intriguing read whether you believe it or not."
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  • The Cosmic Serpent by Jeremy Narby has been suggested by Ishmael Network member robert McElwee...and robert has this to say about the book: "Truth beyond our dualsitic conditioning. Revelations about who "we" are."
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  • The Cosmic Serpent by Jeremy Narby has been suggested by Ishmael Network member heather whitlow...and heather has this to say about the book: "Follow this "out of the box" thinking anthropologist on a journey into the Amazon Rain forest of Peru. Here, the author delves deeply into the rituals of ayahuasca and becomes forever changed by their deep understanding and harmony with their environment. It dispells many western biological myths and blindspots in 'taker' methods of study. A fascinating and truly unique adventure into the origins of knowledge."
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  • The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life by Parker J. Palmer has been suggested by Ishmael Network member T. gilsmith...and T. has this to say about the book: "A thought-provoking book that has something to say to all of us, not just teachers, about learning and reclaiming self-identity and integrity. After quoting Vaclav Havel in the introduction, Palmer says: "Havel helped the Czech people reclaim their hearts by reminding them who they, and all of us, are: not victims of external forces but persons possessed of an inner power that cannot be taken from us, though we can and do give it away. Remembering ourselves and our power can lead to revolution, but it requires more than recalling a few facts. 'Re-membering' involves putting ourselves back together, recovering identity and integrity, reclaiming the wholeness of our lives. When we forget who we are, we do not merely drop some data. We 'dis-member' ourselves, with unhappy consequences for our politics, our work, our hearts." Palmer has insights into the "great forgetting" and ways to rethink and re-member a new community of learning."
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  • The Creation of Patriarchy by Gerda Lerner has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Zack Hayhurst...and Zack has this to say about the book: "well, this book explains how man came to be dominant not only over the rest of the world, but it mainly focuses on man's domination of the female sex, and how it came to be that way."
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  • The Culture of Make Believe by Derrick Jensen has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Sam Patton...and Sam has this to say about the book: "This book talks about the basis of our culture in conquest and hate."
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  • The Culture of Make Believe by Derrick Jensen has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Joe Babiasz...and Joe has this to say about the book: "Daniel Quinn's books totally changed the way I view the world. "The Culture of Make Believe" completely dismantled what I was viewing."
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  • The Dark Tower #1-7 by Stephen King has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Paul Maceri...and Paul has this to say about the book: "This is Stephen King's magnum opus. While its relevance to DQ and his ideas may seem like a stretch to you, it just depends on how you look at things. The world in which this story takes place was destroyed by a culture identical to ours. The world has moved on after they destroyed everything with biological and nuclear weapons. Their technology was very advanced and they finally killed just about everything on the planet, including themselves. Of course, life goes on and this story takes place some 2000 years after the end of their culture. However, the effects of their great wars are still felt. This is just the backdrop of this grand tale and the bulk of it is not related."
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  • The Day America Told the Truth by James Patterson has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Jim Weiler...and Jim has this to say about the book: "I'm not sure how it relates to Daniel's books. For me, it is a wake-up call, a handbook for how to exist in the past and current American environments; helps me to recognize when I'm being myself, and when I'm being some other creation that is not me, the alien in me. I think it is not so easy, unless you recognize that you are being asked to lie, by those who are told to ask you that, by the big businesses they are protecting, all in the name of individual survival (yours). It's like a reverse daisy-chain. Many who read this non-fiction work use it to justify their beliefs that everything is going to hell in a hand-basket. I see it as hopeful; when one can know that he's lying, knows the reasons he's keeping the secrets, and can then feel whatever way he wants to after knowing that, this is a positive thing, as compared to justifying the lies out-of-hand. "Just because," as we used to say in our youths."
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  • The Day Philosophy Dies by Casey Maddox has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Xavier Sonnerat...and Xavier has this to say about the book: "This is an amazing book, and you'll get banged up just as much as the main character along the crazy ride of rewinds and fast forwards. Prepare for a rollercoaster of emotions. This book made me stop and ponder, laugh out loud like I rarely do reading a book, stare at the pages in total disbelief, and madly leaf back to try to connect the dots. There is absolutely no way you can guess what the next page, or even paragraph, is going to say. Maybe because it's his first novel, the author has, in my opinion, tended to very slightly overrely on sex appeal and surprise. It would have been good without so much of it, although it doesn't really get in the way either. If you love Derrick Jensen's work, if you deeply despise western civilization and are ready to do something about it, you will absolutely love this book. In the end, I hope to see you at the beach. I'll be there. Buy the book from Derrick Jensen's website at http://www.derrickjensen.org/philosophy/index.html"
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  • The Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Brian Mastenbrook...and Brian has this to say about the book: "It's a manifesto for clear thought. His observations and "Baloney Detection Kit" serve to sort out the lunchmeat of the many New Age beliefs sorrounding us."
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  • The Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Raleigh Walsh...and Raleigh has this to say about the book: "This trilogy, provides an interesting look at who kill Boy Staunton. I admit it doesn't seem like it would have much to do with any of Daniel Quinn's works, but World of wonders goes into detail about travelling shows in the early part of this century and allows us to look at one sort of tribalism. The other two books provide curious insights that are interesting as well."
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  • The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Bob Coleman...and Bob has this to say about the book: "This timeless Antichrist lexicon challenges the most cherished institutions of society: love, marriage, law, religion, politics, patriotism, and art. Wit, the weapon of choice, is used to create one of the most deeply subversive books in the English language and thus an effective teaching tool. The author's collected works share a common theme: the fatal consequences of failing to see the world clearly. The dictionary entry for the word Delusion, n. The father of a most respectable family, comprising Enthusiasm, Affection, Self-denial, Faith, Hope, Charity and many other goodly sons and daughters."
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  • The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Lloyd Beaton...and Lloyd has this to say about the book: "the book follows the main character Ray Smith on a journey of discovery. Accompanied along the way by his zen lunatic friend Japhy, Ray gets in touch with his innate buddha light and beauty of the world free of manipulation."
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  • The Dilbert Future by Scott Adams has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Wythe Marschall...and Wythe has this to say about the book: "All of Scott Adams' Dilbert work showcases in startling clarity how evil Taker society has become. In many ways, we are each Dilbert, trapped in shitty jobs in shitty companies, lonely, disconnected. Scott Adams' work serves best to convert people over to Quinn's philosophies."
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  • The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Dennis Koperdraat...and Dennis has this to say about the book: "It doesn't really relate to Quinn's theories but it's a very good look at (dis)utopian societies. I highly recommend it."
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  • The Diversity of Life by Edward O Wilson has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Bev Courtney...and Bev has this to say about the book: "An account of biological diversity and its value. It should be read by all who don't understand why the elimination of our fellow species is such a dangerous undertaking for our future"
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  • The Dobe Ju/'hoansi second edition by Richard B. Lee has been suggested by Ishmael Network member derek price...and derek has this to say about the book: "The Dobe Ju/hoansi is a great companion piece to My Ishmael. My Ishmael tends to deal in broader concepts, while this is a very specific field study. Although it was written before even the original Ishmael, it is a great read about the bushmen of botswana, or to be politically correct, the San or Dobe Ju/hoansi. It is an extensive first hand account detailing the way of life of one of the last intact leaver cultures, and discredits many of our society's common misconceptions of tribal life being brutal or difficult. Their way of life, as Quinn stated in My Ishmael, is based on giving support and getting support, compared to our society being more product based. After picking this book up, I could not put it down. It is a must-read for any fan of the Ishmael series."
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  • The Domestication of the Human Species by Peter J. Wilson has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Ronald Stilwell...and Ronald has this to say about the book: "Our culture promotes a lifestyle of separation. We live in, or rather BEHIND, the walls of our separate houses and apartments. We seem to lock ourselves up in the same way we lock up our food. This book examines the implications of the settled life on our biology, social structures and vision of the world. It's a VERY specialized and narrow thesis, but it will stimulate thoughts about the larger issues that matter to us all."
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  • The Dream of the Earth by Thomas Berry has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Juno Orion...and Juno has this to say about the book: "Thomas Berry is Ishmael personified"
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  • The Earth Path by Starhawk Starhawk has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Stephanie Gerdan...and Stephanie has this to say about the book: "For those who want to engage in the "what to do" on a spiritual level, or those who want to get down & dirty and really affect change on many levels, Starhawk and her organization can be a great help. I think that this book can be very useful for everyone, even those who will ignore her ceremony and just read it for her long history of activism and her way of life. She speaks of her path that is a very bright version of a new tribal venture."
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  • The Earth Shall Weep by James Wilson has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Fanona Grace Isaac...and Fanona Grace has this to say about the book: "Native American History from THEIR perspective!"
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  • The Earth Speaks by Steve van Matre has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Heidi Hopkins...and Heidi has this to say about the book: "Beautiful collection of readings from many authors. Selections grouped under "Earth Magic", "Earth Wisdom", and "Earth Spirit". Great addition to anyone's personal collection of inspirational reading."
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  • THE EASY OF THE SUPERIOR MAN by David Deida has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Destry G....and Destry has this to say about the book: "There are no definitive answers, but I'll offer this book anyway as a "definative" answer to the much asked question of what to do next. Potentially useful for both men and women, and those seeking to BECOME real men and women, this book has the balls to say the unsayable, and instruct directly and as specifically as possible those who would seek to take up Quinn's charge and transform themselves into the kind of person who can change the world by holding to the truth and penetrating deep with it into the heart and bosom of our hurting and deeply damaged culture. Basically, if Quinn's book teaches what B SAYS, Deida's book teaches how B IS... It's a primer on how to become the KIND of person who can stand up and say "I am B.""
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  • The Ecology of Commerce by Paul Hawken has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Stephen Dorage...and Stephen has this to say about the book: "Paul Hawken presents a compelling vision for a truly restorative economy. This is the book that instigated Ray Anderson's epiphany. A very readable business and biological text. A great read after the Ishmael trilogy."
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  • The Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter has been suggested by Ishmael Network member LeAnn & Paul Runge...and LeAnn & Paul has this to say about the book: "This is a great look at a tribal life that was (is) right here on our land. Beautiful in its simplicity, "Little Tree" is funny, sad, heartwarming, and insightful."
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  • The Elegant Universe : Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Andrew Lincoln...and Andrew has this to say about the book: "An understanding of this young science is especially essential as we move into the 21st century. Very readable, very fascinating."
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  • The Element by Ken Robinson has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Court Donner...and Court has this to say about the book: "Focusing on how we learn and what we think we know, Sir Ken Robinson details deficiencies in our school systems and impediments to thinking in our society. His ideas on education reform could blend well with Daniel Quinn's ideas for learning/teaching in Providence and Beyond Civilization. (There is no 10-digit ISBN for this title; the 13-digit ISBN is 9780670020478.)"
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  • The Emerald Forest by (Video) (Unknown) has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Nova Green...and Nova has this to say about the book: "This is my favorite movie. It is a powerful story, which is claimed to be true. It will leave you with a different sense of the natural world, as seen and experienced by those who still know it. As the last screen states, "Those who still remember what we have forgotten.""
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  • The End of Nature by Bill McKibben has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Adam LaMontagne...and Adam has this to say about the book: "Off the topic of population and onto that of pollution and the Green House effect, this book is something of a laundry list of horrible acts committed by humans on the Earth."
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  • The Ends of the Earth by Robert Kaplan has been suggested by Ishmael Network member T. gilsmith...and T. has this to say about the book: "Kaplan describes and reflects on his journey through some third world countries already on the downward spiral of Mother Culture's dissolution, describing the problems that lie ahead--overpopulation, migration of peoples from rural to urban areas, resource depletion, land degradation, irrigation depleting water tables, etc. Kaplan's conclusion is that these problems won't be solved by governments and large corporations. They will be solved locally by people responding to local needs. There will be many solutions because local needs will vary. I especially recommend the chapter on the Rishi Valley of India, which describes how a group of Indians replanted and reforested the land, inventing simple technologies to solve erosion/irrigation problems, while practicing a remarkable approach to teaching and learning."
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  • The Enemies Of Anarchy by Robert Hunter has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Michael Hardin...and Michael has this to say about the book: "This book illustrates that "civilization is coming to an end." Hunter reveals how various forces of environmental-collapse, technological-advance, and population-expansion synergize to compel the human race to "walk away" from a global system of organized anarchy and toward a system of large-scale integration or convergence. The book exposes the nature of civilization as the "mother of war". This book reveals who the real anarchists, and-as the title suggests-their enemies are."
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  • The Enneagram: Understanding Yourself and Others In Your Life by Helen Palmer has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Christopher Kyle...and Christopher has this to say about the book: "This book has done as much to change how I look at people as "Ishmael" did to how I look at the world."
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  • The Essene Gospel of Peace by Edmond Bordeaux Szekely has been suggested by Ishmael Network member b dub...and b has this to say about the book: "Szekeley's translations of these ancient scrolls provide evidence that the Essenes were a highly developed tribal society (leavers) that ocassionally sent messengers out among the "takers". Many seekers will be glad to discover teachings associated with Jesus (edited from the bible in the fourth century) that focus on the natural and cosmic Law (the Tree of Life is a central image in these teachings), and balance the individual's relationship to God (The Law), self and the community of life. Correspondences with other mystical and spiritual traditions seem well founded. All of this aside, there is some genuine beauty and inspiration to be discovered in the IBS books. If this is your first exploration into this material, I'd recommend the Essene Book of Creation first, then Biogenic Living, before approaching the Essene Gospel. "Gray are all theories, but green is the tree of life" - Goethe"
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  • The Evolution of Cooperation by Robert Axelrod has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Hummer Pleshe...and Hummer has this to say about the book: "Takers take; Leavers cooperate. This is an interesting study of the creation of cooperation. It has uts share of statistics but it also has some interesting observations on the game of Tit for Tat, of cooperating unless one is not cooperated with. It works :-) It's a classic in its field. Check it out in Amazon.com"
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  • The Evolution of the Future by Frank Elwell has been suggested by Ishmael Network member George Wilbur...and George has this to say about the book: "A book that presents a vision of social evolution highly consistent with Quinn's (one that is based on anthropology and sociology). The system like character of exploitive cultures are examined in some detail."
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  • The Evolving Self: a Psychology for the New Millennium by Michaly Csikszentmihalyi has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Tom Tomaka...and Tom has this to say about the book: "Dr. Csikszentmihalyi is better-known for his pioneering research into a psychological state of absorption that he termed "flow". In "The Evolving Self", he explains what we know about evolution, including the influence of genes and memes, and how they effect our behaviour and our cultural mythology. "The ideal reader is someone who is curious about the meaning of life, who feels none of the existing explanations are exhaustive enough, who is concerned about the state of the world, and who would like to do something about it." He surveys the biological, evolutionary, and social forces that have shaped us and made us the fantastic creatures we are today. By understanding such forces, we can free ourselves of the dead hand of the past. He proposes approaches to life that improve its quality and lead to joyful involvement. Finally, he reflects on ways to integrate this liberation and growth of the self with that of society as a whole. he finishes his book proposing a fellowship of the future, composed of many smaller evolutionary cells. These cells are composed of folks who regularly meet to think and to meld ideas. They meet to inform, understand, and (perhaps) act on the world around them."
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  • The Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse by Hermann Hesse has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Zoë Nathan...and Zoë has this to say about the book: "To Hesse, as an author and individual, convention was the mother of fantasy, the malady to which a deviant imagination was the only remedy. "The European" was a particularly poignant tale in this collection, employing satire to mock the self-importance that epitomizes Western culture. What it cleary delineates is that Western culture is just another arrangement of social organization, and not one inherently superior in its functioning than many other diverse forms of civilization. In his tales, Hesse, like Quinn, celebrates the diversity that sustains life on this planet and shoots a skeptical glance on the conventional wisdom of the West."
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  • The Fall by Albert Camus has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Xavier Sonnerat...and Xavier has this to say about the book: "A book that digs deep into the human psyche, conscience, and social expectations."
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  • The Fall: The Insanity of the Ego in Human History and the Dawning of A New Era by Steve Taylor has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Nicholas Chill...and Nicholas has this to say about the book: "'The Fall' gives a detailed account of our human history, giving us a glimpse into the past that we never new (or didn't want to believe). It gives researched accounts of how successful tribal life really was, and a time-line of how the tribal lifestyle began to fall. 'The Fall' takes you from the peaceful (Utopian) era of our prehistoric ancestors, to the self-destructive, violent, culture we are part of today."
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  • The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge has been suggested by Ishmael Network member Corrie Barr...and Corrie has this to say about the book: "Peter has found a practical way to demonstrate how things happen in cyclical patterns and predictable archetypes. Without understanding how we bandaid problems, we are destined to repeat our mistakes - only they grow bigger with each failed attempt! I've personally used this work as a group training aid. A great read; well rounded with personal, group, and scientific principles. His other works are worthwhile additions to your library!"
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  • The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk (no other name) has been suggested by Ishmael Network member cindy ross...and cindy has this to say about the book: "This novel not only exemplifies Starhawk's ideal society (composed of small agrarian communities), but also demonstrates how a peaceful community successfully resists an aggressor without sacrificing its own principles."
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  • The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk Starhawk has been suggested by Ishmael Network member david alfreds...and david has this to say about the book: "Sci Fi book about a Post Apocalyptic Leaver Society, which must "battle" a Taker Society. Great Sci Fi, great ideas on tribalism and pacafism. Another book that could change your life!"
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