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Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit


The narrator of this extraordinary tale is a manin search for truth. He answers an ad in a localnewspaper from a teacher looking for seriouspupils, only to find himself alone in an abandonedoffice with a full-grown gorilla who is nibblingdelicately on a slender branch. "You are theteacher?" he asks incredulously. "I amthe teacher," the gorilla replies. Ishmael isa creature of immense wisdom and he has a storyto tell, one that no other human being has everheard. It is a story that extends backward andforward over the lifespan of the earth from the birthof time to a future there is still time save.Like all great teachers, Ishmael refuses to make thelesson easy; he demands the final illumination tocome from within ourselves. Is it man's destinyto rule the world? Or is it a higher destinypossible for him-- one more wonderful than he has everimagined?

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