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Omtale fra Den Norske BokdatabasenEt eldgammelt manuskript er funnet i Perus regnskog, med ni grunnleggende innsikter, som menneskene er forutbestemt til å erfare. Bokas hovedperson får vite om manuskriptet, og drar til Peru. Der motarbeider både Regjeringen og Kirken utbredelsen av manuskriptet, av frykt for visdommen det inneholder. Men gjennom hendelser og møter, erfareOmtale fra Den Norske BokdatabasenEt eldgammelt manuskript er funnet i Perus regnskog, med ni grunnleggende innsikter, som menneskene er forutbestemt til å erfare. Bokas hovedperson får vite om manuskriptet, og drar til Peru. Der motarbeider både Regjeringen og Kirken utbredelsen av manuskriptet, av frykt for visdommen det inneholder. Men gjennom hendelser og møter, erfarer hovedpersonen likevel åtte av manuskriptets innsikter. Det niende lar seg ikke avsløre like lett, men han forsøker likevel.Omtale fra forlagetEt eldgammelt manuskript er blitt funnet dypt inne i Perus regnskog. Det inneholder ni grunnleggende innsikter som menneskene er forutbestemte til å erfare. Romanens hovedperson får vite om manuskriptet, blir dypt engasjert og reiser til Peru. Der motarbeider både Regjeringen og kirken utbredelsen av manuskriptet av frykt for visdommen det inneholder.Den niende innsikt er en forunderlig oppdagelsesreise på flere plan og mot en ny tid. Boka utkom første gang på norsk i 1995 og vakte stor oppsikt. Den er senere blitt fulgt av Den tiende innsikt, Shambhalas hemmelighet og Visjonen....

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  • mark monday
    2019-02-22 08:41

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby!once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much coke, an expense account, 1.5 assistants, and daily hangovers. one day i learned that i had written a movie policy that was so successful, so full of clever exclusions to coverage that it managed to cut off an entire family from any AIG benefits after a fatal helicopter crash. i found this out because the current CEO was visiting the san francisco office and decided to stop by and see this promising young underwriter to tell him "the good news". that was the day i realized that i was an evil person. i looked inside and didn't see a whole lot there. soon after, i quit my job and became a counselor for homeless kids, and so my life changed.during this time period, i had an associate named Ruby. we had a complicated relationship, based around sex, drugs, and a long trip to Turkey. Ruby was a Crisis Management Underwriter... she wrote policies for folks working in danger zones. her policies included kidnap insurance, explosion insurance (car & building & home), insurance that included services from high-tech spy & security group Kroll and information brokers/ hostage negotiators Pinkerton, insurance that allowed you to insure various limbs and appendages so that you could get a financial return if you were kidnapped and some torture-amputation occurred. her promo materials included an empty swing with a teddy bear (kidnap insurance), the world on fire (global coverage), and some cute lil' gray styrofoam bombs. no joke. later, she quit her job and moved on to buying and selling condominiums.we were two heartless people. Ruby's favorite book in the whole wide world was The Celestine Prophecy. it formed her view on life and how to live it... "it taught her so much". she read it multiple times, and loaned it to me. i loved it. "it spoke to me"... it gave me a perspective on the world that had me nodding my empty little head repeatedly in agreement while reading it.good grief! this must have been a monstrous book indeed if it gave such toxic, horrible individuals a kind of bizarrely personalized spirituality and a host of new agey life lessons to cling to desperately. sometimes you can judge the value of a book by the readers who love that book.

  • David
    2019-02-24 06:29

    • This is the 2nd time I’ve read this book. And while I’m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights…so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them:o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the first step. The more I become aware of coincidences, the more I’ll become aware of a universal force behind them.o 2) This is about putting my awareness into a longer historical perspective. Imagining myself as a part of all humanity, and standing at the tip of the arrow with over two millennia behind me. As I see within myself the entire history of thought and actions of humanity I can see myself waking up to what is really going on.o 3) This is about a transformed understanding of the physical universe. It begins with a heightened sensitivity to beauty, the uniqueness, and presence of nature. Then we begin to see that the whole universe is made out of energy that responds to how I think.o 4) Often, when people cut themselves off from the infinite source of energy in the universe, they try to take it from other people…leading to a struggle for power (energy), and often in the end we feel depleted. o 5) This is about the truth that we can tap into the infinite energy of the universe. It brings a lightness with it, and we feel ourselves connected to everything. Whenever we want to, we can tap into this.o 6) This is about clearing our past. We operate out of certain control dramas that we learned to make sure we had enough energy as children…Either being an intimidator, interrogator, being aloof, or being a poor me. All are usually unconscious patterns we fall into to get energy from others. I’m still not sure what mine is, I think it’d be interrogator. The second part of this is that our parents left us with a basic life question that is the combination of the question both of their lives stood for. Put simply, mom’s life question is how to I live spiritually within the world? And dad’s is how do I have fun, do well, and live a life of service? So in that case mine would be trying to blend service and joy and spirituality.o 7) This is about conscious evolution…by actively connecting to ininate energy by thinking about love, then remembering my basic life question, then center myself on my path by discovering the immeadiate, smaller questions that currently confront my life. These questions always pertain to my larger question and define where I am on my lifelong quest. The problem is not getting answers, the problem is identifying my current questions! ☺ Holding these questions firmly in mind, pay attention to what pops out in the outside world. o 8) This is about intimate relationships, and the danger that “love at first sight” can pull us off our important journey by mistaking our partner for the infinite love-connection of the universe! To avoid this, resist the love at first sight feeling for a while and learn to have platonic relationships with members of the opposite sex. And have them only with people who will reveal themselves totally, telling me how and why they are doing what they are doing. By doing this, I break out of a fantasy projection about that sex, and it releases me to connect again with the energy of the universe. 9) this last insight reveals our ultimate destiny…that as hunmans, we are the culmination of the whole of evolution. As groups of us vibrate at higher levels, we’ll become invincible to those at lower levels, and vibrate high enough to walk into heaven in our same form.

  • Tess
    2019-02-24 06:59

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book.

  • Prairie78
    2019-03-19 04:47

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, then maybe people will read it. This way he still gets to spout rhetoric at his readers, but couch it in "fiction." No, sir, you cannot bend fiction to your evil will. Just because you put something within quotation marks does not make it dialogue. Maybe diatribalogue, but that's not even a word.

  • Darby
    2019-03-07 00:29

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published.)The Celestine Prophecy woke me up. I had been sleepwalking in the world. I woke up after I read this book and realized there was so much more I was suppose to be doing in this world. I realized that so many times have had things happen to try to wake me up and I let them go by. So after this book, I woke up and starting living life and looking at life differently - using many of the tools I learned from The Celestine Prophecy insights.Bad point of this book it has a horrible...horrible...writing style. (though of course, much better then mine.) It is written in very simple sentences - structure and words. It is written for the that all people can read this book and "get it." But looking past the horrible writing style....the ideas and concepts outlined in the book are life tools....spiritual tools.

  • Bill
    2019-02-24 02:48

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, lack of structure and in general a waste of paper and ink, all in the guise of a novel of some sort. If I'd had anything else to read, maybe the back of a cereal box or the instructions for operating the medical equipment in the room, I'd have tossed it sooner.

  • Sam
    2019-02-24 02:46

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for each other's "energy." Maybe if I sit down and meditate toward this book I can make it vanish permanently.

  • Victoria
    2019-03-21 03:54

    I take more from this book every time I read it. My original review:I've read this book a few times, the first time after it had been given to me by a rather 'hippy-ish' friend of mine. The first time, I wanted to throw it in the bin. Written badly with two dimension characters. Flaws in the plot and the historical information and lots of the ideas were wishy washy. Given my reaction to the first read, I can't really say what made me pick it up a second time. Maybe I was feeling wishy washy lol! On the second read, I let go of the fact that it was badly written and the characters were bad and all the other flaws. I don't think it was ever intended to be a work of literary wonder but as an accessible vehicle for ideas. In that case, I think it is unfair to treat it as an attempt at a literary wonder and I decided to look past the bad writing and so on and look only to the ideas it puts forward. I think it is unfair to criticise it for not being something I don't think it ever intended to be. So, ignoring all the flaws and reading it only for the ideas. I started to enjoy it. Yes, some of the idea - maybe more than not - don't make much sense. Lots of them are, like I said, wishy washy and try to be too 'new age'. That said, there is a lot of good stuff in there. The notions of peace and calm that it puts forward, the ideas of becoming one with nature and looking after one another are all worth while. The whole concept of energies can be a little batty at times but a watered-down version is definitely worth thinking about. We do take energies from our surroundings - that is why some places feel naturally calm or naturally wired. And as for passing energies from person to person, that has got to be true. It is self-evident. It is not all good I admit. But if the reader stops fretting about how bad the writing is and actually PAYS ATTENTION to what it is trying to say, it offers some good insights and is good for making the reader think. On the whole it has a calming atmosphere. No, it is not a great literary work but that doesn't make it necessarily bad.

  • Jack Tripper
    2019-03-22 06:55

    (Actual footage of me reading this book*)*It was the only book available to me during a recent stay with some relatives down south, as I'd stupidly left the stack of paperbacks I'd planned to bring on the kitchen table at home. It's really really good if you like crap. I'm sorry if this book is really important to any of you. So, so sorry.Just not my thing. To each their own.

  • Janine
    2019-03-20 06:58

    I cannot express in words how much I hated this book. Only retching noises will suffice. Several people whom I love recommended this book to me and I resisted until I was backpacking through Brazil and had nothing to read except a few romance novels in Dutch (which I can neither speak nor read.)I should have made the best of the Dutch.

  • Evan Leach
    2019-03-11 07:40

    The Celestine Prophecy outlines the spiritual beliefs of James Redfield, a New Age religious thinker. It is presented as an adventure story, where an American protagonist is searching Peru for nine “insights” from a mysterious manuscript. The book is divided into nine chapters, each focused on one specific insight. Essentially, the adventure story lets Redfield’s main character move around and meet a variety of people who explain the key tenets of Redfield’s spiritual philosophy, one by one. That philosophy can be summarized as follows. Since the dawn of time, the world has been building to a spiritual awakening destined to culminate in the late 20th century. People will realize that we live in a world of sacred energy that we can sense and also project. Instead of competing for this sacred energy, as humans historically have, people will start experiencing an inner connection with the divine energy and discover their growth paths and personal spiritual missions. This will allow people to manipulate the flow of coincidences in order to guide them to their destinies, ultimately (in the ninth insight) (view spoiler)[transforming our bodies into spiritual form and uniting this dimension of existence with the after-life dimension, ending the cycle of birth and death. (hide spoiler)]. You can read all about these on the author's website: According to Redfield, this philosophy does not contradict any of the world’s major religions, but rather supplements them.* The important thing to take away from this is that these insights are not mere plot devices; they are key components of a spiritual movement that Redfield fervently believes in and is trying to spread with this book.I’m not going to pretend I have all the answers and start snarkily laying into this stuff. If you find this worldview convincing, and clearly a lot of people do as this book has sold a bazillion copies, more power to you. Personally I’ve always thought that Christianity is mysterious and opaque enough to be compelling without messing around with energy levels (which sound suspiciously like thetan levels, a la Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health) and other new age concepts. This book is way outside my wheelhouse in terms of areas of interest; it came to my attention because it was my book club’s June selection. If you are into this kind of thing, spiritually speaking, you have probably already read this and if not ignore my 1-star rating and go buy it now. But if not, I have some thoughts:The GoodFirst off, this is not a train-wreck of a book and I certainly see why people might like it. The idea of using a journey story to discuss spirituality is not new by a long shot (for example, Inferno), but Redfield does a solid job of using his adventure tale to sugarcoat what is really a series of didactic lessons. The writing is nothing special, but it’s not grating either. The best thing I can say about the book is that it is almost inexplicably readable: I did not think that the adventure story was particularly compelling, and I was…unconvinced by Mr. Redfield’s spiritual insights, yet I hummed through this book pretty quickly and never felt like it was a slog.The BadThe problem is, I’m not sure how much you can really enjoy this book without getting some fulfillment from the spiritual/philosophical insights Redfield is pushing. Celestine is stuffed with passages like this:I looked closely at him. Clearly he spoke about energy in the same sense it was used in the Manuscript. I nodded affirmatively, then said, “I’m at a point where I’m consciously trying to build energy and deal with my control drama.” The adventure story is really the secondary plotline in this book, and passages like this one the central concern. This is a book about new age philosophy. If, like me, the second paragraph in this review doesn’t really interest you I simply cannot recommend reading this. It’s just…not a novel. Most of the chapters/insights are more like a Platonic dialogue, with the protagonist discussing these concepts with a supporting character. If you don’t find these spiritual concepts compelling, I have a hard time thinking of anything you’d really enjoy about this book.The UglyFinally, I’m all about “to each his own” in regards to religious belief. But before you select James Redfield as your spiritual Sherpa, allow me to present a passage that made me squirm:“And our gifts,” he went on, “should go to the persons who have given us spiritual truth. When people come into our lives at just the right time to give us the answers we need, we should give them money.”Not exactly the Sermon on the Mount, is it. But at least Redfield practices what he preaches. The last page of my edition** is a form the reader can fill out and tear away. Among other things, it says:Also available from James Redfield is a personalized audio tape based on his unique interpretation of aspects of an individual’s astrological data. This personalized audio tape is aimed at helping you understand your particular control issues and discover your most inspired, spiritual mission. Complete the following information form and mail along with…49.95 for the audio tape…Ewwww. 1 star.*Although how this system doesn’t effectively invalidate Christianity, when the ninth insight blows the Trinity to smithereens by implying that (view spoiler)[Jesus was Jesus because he was able to “vibrate” so spectacularly, not because he was the son of God (hide spoiler)], is beyond me.**1994 Warner Books hardcover printing

  • Tucker
    2019-03-08 00:45

    This book encourages a spiritual-but-not-religious awakening. The flimsy, implausible storyline and the not-so-well-crafted dialogue is only a device to present the pillars of this New Age philosophy. There is no plot and no tension. It is apparent from the beginning that the Nine Insights will be revealed, one by one, in order, at a predictable pace, and will not be rigorously defined or defended. In one sense, they cannot be defined, because they represent non-propositional knowledge—-that is, things you have to discover, learn, and experience yourself, rather than things you can learn from a book. At least the author is on target in his recommendation that vegetables are better when you grow them yourself.The Insights, paraphrased:First Insight: Figure out what you are searching for. Notice coincidences.Second Insight: Connect energy so coincidences happen more often. Think about time from the perspective of a millennium.Third Insight: Be aware of beauty, eat home-grown vegetables, and see auras around all living things.Fourth Insight: Understand that humans compete for energy in “control dramas” we learn from our parents.Fifth Insight: Have a sensual “mystical awareness.” Appreciate beauty to receive energy, and feel love to give energy. Controlling others disconnects you from your own source of energy. This insight will end human conflict.Sixth Insight: Examine your family “control dramas” on a spectrum that ranks individuals from aggressive to passive. See that there is an ambiguity in who is right and wrong. Transcend your drama and become aware of your own spiritual mission.Seventh Insight: Love causes high energy, stress causes low energy. Push away frequent feelings of fear—but, after they are mostly gone, when you occasionally feel negativity, take it seriously. Eighth Insight: Treat others well insofar as we help each other evolve. Talk to the right people to get the answers you want. Avoid being “addicted” to other people, especially to their opposite-sex energy. You can receive opposite-sex energy naturally and directly from the universe. Addiction to getting energy from other people will stop your growth. Tell children the truth, and don’t create control dramas for them. Ninth Insight: We will choose to have less people and more old-growth forests, so everyone can live in a forest. We will do less labor and more philosophy. Evolved groups will become invisible to lesser-evolved groups and these invisible people will walk into heaven.

  • Sh3lly ☽ Guardian of Beautiful Squids and Lonely Moons ☽
    2019-03-23 04:53

    I haven't read this book since I was about 19. I remember quite liking it. I hadn't read anything like it before and it made me think really deep thoughts. So I have to give it credit for planting a seed. As someone who dislikes the term "new age," but is partial to many "new agey" ideas, I guess there was a higher possibility I would like this than others. I am not religious, but I am spiritual and know that there is more than just the physical world we typically see. I say "know" because I have directly and lucidly experienced it. Anyhow, we all experience reality differently. I am not sure what I would think of this book now. I actually think I still have my copy of it. I held onto it for some reason. But I'm also someone open to books like The Secret and Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Vol. 1 and whatnot. (I have actually read Bringers of the Dawn: Teachings from the Pleiadians and LIKED it.)Oh, I think I just remembered a big part of the book that has stayed with me. The types of people: aloof, poor-me, intimidating, and interrogative. Am I remembering that correctly? I found this to be very true and I notice it all the time in people. We do seem to fall into those categories. I myself am an aloof. I don't think I have transcended that yet, but I came to understand why I ended up with that type of personality. If I *really* opened up on here about my ideas of spirituality and mysticism and conspiracy theories, etc., you guys would put a tin foil hat on me. (I would be considered even weirder than I already am!) Monster porn would be considered the least of my eccentricities. :D

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2019-02-26 05:48

    The Celestine Prophecy, James RedfieldThe Celestine Prophecy is a 1993 novel by James Redfield that discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas rooted in multiple ancient Eastern traditions and New Age spirituality. The main character undertakes a journey to find and understand a series of nine spiritual insights in an ancient manuscript in Peru. The book is a first-person narrative of the narrator's spiritual awakening as he goes through a transitional period of his life.تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و هشتم ماه ژانویه سال 1997 میلادیعنوان: پیشگویی آسمانی؛ نویسنده: جیمز ردفیلد؛ مترجم: هرمز عبداللهی؛ تهران، فرزان روز، 1374؛ در 380 ص؛ چاپ دوم 1375؛ سوم 1386؛ چهارم 1386؛ شابک: 9789643212865؛ پنجم 1388؛ هفتم 1391؛ موضوع: زندگی معنوی - داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی از پرو - قرن 20 معنوان: پیشگویی آسمانی؛ نویسنده: جیمز ردفیلد؛ مترجم: ستاره آخوندی؛ در ده و 311 ص؛ تهران، البرز، 1375؛ چاپ دوم 1376؛ چاپ بعدی 1377؛ چاپ بعدی 1388؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، پیکان 1380؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، آسیم، 1382؛ چاپ هشتم 1383؛ یازدهم 1385؛ دوازدهم 1386؛ شابک: 9789648277227؛ چهاردهم 1389؛ پانزدهم 1391؛ موضوع: زندگی معنوی - داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی از پرو - قرن 20 ماز نه(9) بصیرت نام میبرد و در کتاب دیگری بصیرت دهم را فاش میکند. شارلین به دوست قدیمی‌ اش خبر می‌دهد که کتیبه‌ ای (دست نوشته ای) در پرو پیدا شده و او می‌خواهد در موردش با وی صحبت کند. وقتی یکدیگر را ملاقات می‌کنند به او می‌گوید که دولت پرو از فاش شدن متن کتیبه برای مردم جلوگیری می‌کند، ولی او با کشیشی ملاقات کرده که به وی گفته کتیبه متعلق به قرن ششم پیش از میلاد مسیح است و تحولی همه جانبه در جامعه ی بشری در دهه‌ های پایانی قرن بیستم میلادی پیش‌بینی می‌کند. کم‌ کم تغییری در بنیاد آگاهی‌ها بوجود می‌آید. تغییری که ماهیت مذهبی ندارد بلکه روحانی ست. کتیبه بخش‌ها یا فصل‌هایی دارد که هر کدام رسیدن به یک بصیرت در زندگی را توضیح می‌دهند که بشر این بصیرت‌ها را یکی پس از دیگری درک می‌کند. ا. شربیانی

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    2019-03-22 03:55

    A client of mine once told me how wonderful and life-changing this book was, and I thought, huh, I'll have to give it a read. Thank goodness I checked it out from the library rather than spending any money on it. Lots of new-age nonsense here; nothing that struck me as both profound and truthful. It's not even an interesting story, viewed purely as fiction.Come to think of it, that client was kind of an odd duck.

  • Fabian
    2019-03-13 06:39

    "The Celestine Prophecy" tells of following your innermost intuition-- which is truly ironic as I feel downright jipped after not having listened to my very own quivering string; not leaving this rot to rot upon its dusty, underused shelf.In this "adventure" (yes, "adventure") people of all non-distinct types intersect and learn the awful/outstanding lesson: NO MATTER WHAT (OR HOW), THOU SHALT BE CATERED TO! filling in one long lecture (interspersed throughout the dull-as-s**t narrative as spurts of half-baked wisdom, often as half-yolk half-chick hybrid/Pollocks themselves, fallen off a high tree) just to some neutral Blah Blah white sheep ("protagonist"). Y U C K!!!!Abstract thought and severely-restricted choose-you-own-adventure conventions all in a weakish blender. This "mystical experience": so fake in that it's all produced, literally, by word-of-mouth (quick! indoctrinate your fellow man! knowledge is power! one of us, one of us!!!!) and NOT, crazily enough, peyote.

  • Sammy
    2019-03-13 00:58

    An unbelievable book, that can be read one of two ways, you can simply read it as an adventure story of a man struggling to understand what it is he wants from life, or, as I have done, you can read it as a self help book. What a self help book it is. It really encourages you to look at yourself and how you see your life both its past present and future. It gives you insights on how to take a more positive and active approach to your life. This book can change your life if you let it.

  • karen
    2019-03-24 07:40

    i read this in high school and i remember liking it, but if i read it now all grown up, i would probably find it silly.

  • Tara
    2019-03-11 04:59

    Favorite Quotes...the basic stuff of the universe, at its core, is looking like a kind of pure energy that is malleable to human intention and expectation in a way that defies our old mechanistic model of the universe--as though our expectation itself causes our energy to flow out into the world and affect other energy systems....The human perception of this energy first begins with a heightened sensitivity to beauty....We humans have always sought to increase our personal energy in the only manner we have known, by seeking to psychologically steal it from the others--an unconscious competition that underlies all human conflict in the world....Dreams come to tell us something about our lives that we are missing.We must assume every event has significance and contains a message that pertains to our questions...this especially applies to what we used to call bad things...the challenge is to find the silver lining in every event, no matter how negative.When love first happens, the individuals are giving each other energy unconsciously and both people feel buoyant and elated. That's the incredible high we call being ‘in love.’ Unfortunately, once they expect this feeling to come from another person, they cut themselves off from the energy in the universe and begin to rely even more on the energy from each other--only now there doesn’t seem to be enough and so they stop giving each other energy and fall back into their dramas in an attempt to control each other and force the other’s energy their way.When we dislike someone, or feel threatened by someone, the natural tendency is to focus on something we dislike about the person, something that irritates us. Unfortunately, when we do this--instead of seeing the deeper beauty of the person and giving them energy--we take energy away and actually do them harm. All they know is that they suddenly feel less beautiful and less confident, and it is because we sapped their energy.

  • Joe
    2019-03-05 05:39

    Some relevent and feel good ideas rooted mostly in the more mystical and esoteric branches of various world religions are choked by a sugary new-age coating and a completely irrelevent "mystery novel" story line. There is no story, the characters walk along, find a page and read it. The relevent contents of this book could be handed out in a one page pamphlet.

  • David
    2019-03-24 04:48

    The only reason I own this piece of idiotic dreck is because QPBC sent it to me as the book of the month and I wasn't quick enough off the mark about sending it back - OK? I just needed to make that perfectly clear. I do actually have a brain, and this book is clearly aimed at those who do not.

  • Reed
    2019-02-28 03:32

    WTF? This book is the worst kind of sci-fi/pseudo-spirituality. There are enough real awesome things in the world; we don't need this. This book presents itself as non-fiction, and although the author repeated stated after the fact that is purely invented, hoards of people began following the "teachings" in this book. It's nearly unreadable, but it will give you insight into what the masses are loooking for: a way to make your life better and change the world. Too bad it's fake. i guess I would reccomend My Ishmael to anyone who has the urge to read this.

  • Jamie Saloff
    2019-03-10 03:39

    In many ways, The Celestine Prophecy was the book that opened the door to the New Age movement in books. Before this book, finding a book on spirituality meant reading "longhair" books that often spoke in ethereal terms. Finding any of these such books meant traveling to a large bookstore, or, by chance, coming upon a hide-away shop that specialized in such things. The Celestine Prophecy blew open the publishing door by staying on the bestseller lists for years. Why? Because it offered an enjoyable tale that could be read quickly while easily explaining a few simple keys. As we know now, it launched not only a whole series of sequel books and a movie, it opened the door to countless other writers and seekers who were starving for more. For me, this book stood for hope as I worked tirelessly to find the right words to write my own book. I had begun writing in 1990, this book showed up in mass in 1993, after Warner Books took Redfield's self-published version to press. It would take me many more years, many still closed doors, before my own book,Transformational Healing: Five Surprisingly Simple Keys Designed to Redirect Your Life Toward Wellness, Purpose and Prosperity, would be born. But it is thanks to authors like Redfield, who pounded the pavement and made it possible for the rest of us to bring our words to you. You can learn more about my book by visiting me on the author's website

  • Cassie
    2019-02-24 02:30

    I was told to read this passed down book from a good friend of mine. As she gave this book to me she said, "This book changed my outlook on life and I hope it does for you too." The Celestine Prophecy is a book that is not only inspirational but also motivational too. As I read the uniquely written passages about how one can percieve things differently in life, I felt that this book can turn a negative perspective into a positive by just reading the first Insight. This book is about discovering an inner peace and a tranquil mind. A step by step guide to fulfill yourself with beauty, love and acceptance. The Celestine Prophecy is one that I will continue to pass down to my family and friends. One of the best books I have read and will always highly recommend to those who may question this brilliant novel.

  • Andy
    2019-02-24 07:31

    A quick factual note before my review. The Maya didn't live in Peru. Period. Mayan civilization existed primarily in Mexico as well as the present-day nations of Guatemala, Belize, northern El Salvador and western Honduras. Not Peru. I'll say that again. No Maya. In Peru. Do some basic research next time Redfield. This book is a cross between a sales pitch, and a religious text pushing what are apparently the religious beliefs of James Redfield. Each chapter is an outline followed by a review of a particular tenet or "insight". So it's kind of like reading a textbook, with a story... The Insight that provided information on the various "control dramas" used by people to steal energy from almost made me laugh. They work exactly like a horoscope. Provide a loose and wide ranging set of behaviors that can apply to almost anyone and you're guaranteed to match one of them up with most people. And not naming the main character, telling it from the first person... Clever move Redfield, putting the weak minded reader in a position to see them selves as the main character.I found most of the characters to essentially be just one dimensional vehicles for elements of Redfield's religious philosophy. And the overall story was unconvincing at best... Someone I haven't seen or talked to in years just came back from Peru with an amazing spiritual text written in Aramaic by the Maya! I must go to Peru to find out more! Please... Stop... At it's core this book is a shameless sales pitch. A skilled storyteller Mr. Redfield is not, but if you're inclined towards new age religious ideas (crystal healing, Scientology, Heaven's Gate, etc..) Then I can see where this might resonate with you. And if it does? Great, you should send money to James Redfield, because that's what he's asking you to do. Also you should send me money too, because I found these amazing crystals, lets say... buried in my yard? Anyway when I have joint pain/feel sad all I have to do is wave them around the pain, and I can feel my aura get all tingly and the pain goes away/I feel happy. Seriously, I'm not even kidding. Send me money.

  • Izajane
    2019-03-22 04:45

    This is possibly the worst book in print. Since I haven't read EVERYTHING in print, I cannot say definitively, but I would bet at least a packet of ketchup (this piece of trash isn't worth a better wager) that the cleaning of the Agean stables would be easier than finding a more poorly written stinking heap of nonsense.

  • Xysea
    2019-03-21 08:41

    I remember when this book was all the rage. Like it was telling people something new, like it was real! It was a giant hoax, wasn't it? The movie was some god-awful Lifetime movie-ish crap, too, wasn't it? kind of book reminds me of The Secret, by Rhonda Byrnes. Rather hokey, new-agey philosophys that have a cultish vibe to them. Of course, this isn't technically a self-help book, but a lot of people treated it like one.In the end though, the things Redfield describes in his book are just an amalgam of various types of religious thought that has been exposited about elsewhere, in a better, more in depth fashion if someone cared to explore them.However, we see this phenomenon from time to time. People want to grasp something to believe in, to find 'the way', despite the fact that there are millions of 'ways' that help people move along and cope with the journey of life, in particular with regard to spirituality.

  • Shayna
    2019-03-23 07:47

    I picked up this little gem at a thrift store, but I threw it away when I was done just to make sure that other bargain-hunters didn't suffer as I did. Cultish, New-agey garbage akin to "The Secret," Scientology, or Madonna's version of Kaballah. Coincidentally, I purchased "Left Behind" on the same day. I would need to flip a coin to determine which was worse. On the upside, there is something truly satisfying for me about the sense of superiority I get from reading an incredibly stupid book.

  • Samantha
    2019-03-12 08:36

    Really an excellent book! Definitely mystical but helpful. It reminded me a bit of the Da Vinci Code in that you traveled along with the main character on this quest but instead of it being a quest to find some religious artifact or truth that is external, this quest was internal about finding something about yourself. It is written in such a way that you journey on this quest with the main character but his quest is your quest. I have found that this can be true for almost anything though. All of our perceptions can become our auto-biographies. Which is why too I think I love Harry Potter so much because while I read that in a state of awareness I can see and find lessons appropriate for me on that journey as well, and that is quite a journey- a bit more exciting than Celestine ;0) So what is about? It goes over nine insights that our society is to come across or learn in our current century to aid in our global awakening and awareness so that our society then (as the ninth insight states) will become one of spirituality and peace creating a heaven on earth. Again it is fictional and mystical but the ideas are solid and sensible. Of course the truths and the method the character discovers (or that the author feels is appropriate) may not be for each reader (I know this is somewhat obvious but I found myself lapping up every word literally!) It is good to remind yourself while reading that we all have our own process which is perfect in and of itself. Happy reading!

  • Ronda
    2019-02-25 04:51

    2016This is now about the 3rd or 4th time I've read this book and it probably won't be my last. Every now and again I just pick it up and off I go! I'll definitely plough through the next 3 books but probably won't put them on Goodreads again, I guess I'll keep them all as my guilty secret!*****************************2011I loved this book when I read it a good few years ago. I enjoyed the spiritual factors behind the 'Indiana Jones' type storyline. I went on to read the rest of James Redfield's books but this one remained a firm favourite.