My Ishmael



by Daniel Quinn

I love this book. It is a philosophy book that is easy to read. Any book that I can read in one day is smoothly written. It is impressive the way that Quinn can present such deep and thought provoking ideas while maintaining that easy pace. It takes a close look at our culture and the way that we have chosen to approach our lives. Quinn never directly states what it is that we are missing in our culture, but makes it clear that there is something missing. I think it is possible that we don’t really know what it is we are missing. I found the discussion of our intelligence to be the most thought provoking. This is heralded as a greatest strength, yet it has led us to such dark places. I like that there are no conclusions drawn and no advice given. There are only observations and questions. I plan to read this one again.


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I am Myself I am a Wife Blessed with love I am a Mother Endowed with divinity Through the power of creation I am a Daughter Brought into this world With unending hope And the promise of the future I am a Sister Made fierce and strong While forged with kindness Protector and protected Spiraling together forever I am a Nurse Holding out the hands of healing And offering the sick comfort And the dying love Knowing that through this All things are healed and made whole I am a Writer Creating myself and world Sharing the inner depths of humanity Bringing together the divine And the humble mortal I tell the story of the Goddess And am remembered forever

Posted on April 21, 2016, in Philosophy, Reviews and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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