The 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.
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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