The Celestine Prophecy – by James Redfield

The Celestine ProphecyThe Celestine Prophecy is an old book, I know, and I read it many years ago. Someone talked about it lately and so I decided to read it again, just for fun, to see how it fitted with all the things I have learned and all the teachings that have come as of late.

I was a bit surprised to see how up to date it still is and how much of it coincides with the ‘modern’ spiritual teachings!

About the Author

James Redfield is an American author, lecturer and film producer. He was born and grew up in Birmingham, Alabama in 1950. He studied Eastern Philosophies while majoring in sociology.
In 1992 he self-published The Celestine Prophecy and it was quickly picked up by Warner books. The book became one of the most successful self-published books of all time.

James Redfield has since released 3 sequels and founded The Global Prayer Project together with his wife, Salle. He has been awarded several humanitarian awards for his work and contributions.

About the Book

The Celestine Prophecy is a fictional story about a man who goes to Peru to learn more about a number of insights that can change humanity forever. The Catholic Church and the government of Peru are trying to prevent that these insights come to light and with that the adventure starts.
The insights are presented one after the other as the lead character comes to need them, and they all lead to an improved way of life.

My thoughts

I have to say that; even though this book is by no means great literature and the content seems to be concocted to fit with the 9 insights more than actually telling a story, and unfortunately not with that great imagination; I really like it! I learned a lot from it, and for the first time in my life I have managed to see my own aura and also that of other people, trees and some plants! I also think that with a bit of practice in the manner described in the book it will become a lot easier.

Added to that; I found that the insight that deals with how to handle other people and their dramas will be most helpful for me and it helped me to realize what my own childhood dramas have made me keep doing all my life. I am really glad I read this book again and I will definitely read the others too.

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9 thoughts on “The Celestine Prophecy – by James Redfield”

  1. I must admit that I have never heard of this book but I like your candid review. It is clear that you are a real person doing a personal review from the book which adds authenticity to your site. I will have to read some of your other reviews too!
    Keep up the good work.

  2. I’ve never come across a book like this one, but from what I’m seeing in this review, I just might have to give it a shot sometime.

    It seems like an interesting piece of literature. You should recommend some more good literature in the future, my friend. It’s clear that you read books and good ones at that.

    1. Thanks! It was a very special book and I like it, you really should read it 🙂

      I do recommend other books too, and write reviews, you can find quite a few on this site if you browse a bit!

      Blessings! Kristina

  3. Hi Kristina! First i want to say what a beautiful website you have created on a subject that it soo relevant these days – opening up to our spirituality which I believe has become a survival need together with food, air, water, shelter. What you are saying about the forest and our perception of it is an inspiring thought and made me ponder on it – how our view of reality has become so narrowed and conditioned by our limited beliefs of what we are. We can not see the forest for the trees – the way we have become blind to its rich bio-diverse environment reflects how we have lost sight of our multidimensional potential by allowing everyday routines to define us. Reading, mediation, healing and taking care of our physical vehicles are essential to our awakening to that multicolored “inner forest”

    1. Hi Milena, thank you for this beautiful comment!

      Spirituality and awareness of our part in the world around us is definitely crucial these days and the more I read and meditate on the subject; the more I see myself as connected with everything else. I think that the fact that we have lost that connection is what makes it possible to destroy and pollute the world just for profit. If we could all see and feel the connection it would be impossible to go on like this.

      Namaste, Kristina

  4. Hi Lilla,

    Anyone who reads books in my eyes is off to a good start! book readers are v hard to come by in abundance these days, tis a shame!
    I a, pretty sure a work coleague of mine was reading this book at a break, I shall ask her If I can have a read, looks like a powerful book?

    What was the main lesson you learned from the read?



    1. Hi Mark! I totally agree, everyone should read more books, you can always learn something from them and get a wider view of the world.

      I actually learned a lot from this book, like how one can learn to see auras, even if you are not born with that ability. I have practiced it with some friends and it is quite fascinating. I also learned more about the power of our minds; we can change almost anything if we set our minds to it.

      It is, as I said, not really great literature, but what I took away from it was good lessons in how to go on with life. I hope you read it and find it as interesting as I did.

      Namaste, Kristina (lillakiara)

  5. I remember when this book was huge. It seemed everybody was walking around with a copy. I have read some of it, but not all. I think books like this never really go out of date.

    You thoughts on it and the current state of affairs shed some interesting light on this today and I thank you for sharing this with us.

    1. Hi Darren, thanks for your comment! I read it the first time when it was quite new, but I think I was too young to really take it in. This time I had learned more and had more insight into spirituality, so it was a lot more interesting and I was fascinated to see that the techniques actually worked! You are quite right that this type of book never really g out of date.

      Namaste, Kristina

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