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The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure (1993)

by James Redfield

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The unnamed hero takes on the Peruvian government, priests, guerrillas and drug dealers to find an ancient manuscript whose nine insights prophesy New Age spirituality. An adventure story replete with energy transfers and other psychic phenomena.
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This book connected with me in many areas. I have always believed in the energy that is us being the true power. We are made of all these living cells, each vibrating and living together to make us. Okay we all learned that in science class but what connection do we have with the world, everything. I really am not explaining this well. We pull energy from other living things, we can give energy to other living things, this books shows you how to do this in a mindful way. I see meditation and even prayer as pathways to share energies. Some of it was a little woo-woo out there for me to totally agree with but most of the book was an "ah ha" Many of the steps stuck with me. I catch myself draining and pull back, I feel more at peace. So there is that :D
The one this that made me knock one star off was the long stories. I get how it worked in to show the works in action but man, they were too long. IMHO ( )
  TheYodamom | Apr 17, 2023 |
THE CELESTINE PROPHECY can be categorized as a self-improvement/find yourself book packaged up in a fictional wrapper so it is easier to stay interested in. The story follows the main character through his journey in Peru to discover and understand a lost manuscript. This manuscript is also being hunted and sought after by the government who wants to destroy it because it reveals truth and insight contrary to the teachings of the church and “society.” In the end the story line is used to promote metaphysical ideas to the reader in hopes of enlightening them.

Ultimately, this book was not my favorite. I really, wanted to like it more since so many of my friends loved it and had been urging me to read it. I think my dislike was more geared toward the writing style and story line because I found the insights that you learn about through the manuscript enjoyable and thought provoking. For example: (without spoiling too much) – We need to pay attention to coincidences because they are tiny miracles steering us toward the good life, that there is subtle energy that infuses all things (and we can see it) and there is an unconscious competition for energy that underlies all things. These are just three of the insights that I wish I could have just read independently of the story line and then sat with a good cup of coffee and company and discussed.

In conclusion, would I recommend this book? Maybe. Your desire to read it depends on what you are looking for. If you are looking for a typical edge of seat, your page turning story....probably not, the plot/story line was a little lack luster. If you want to read about some of the metaphysical ideas and how we are all connected and fit into this universe... pick up the book and then find a good friend to sit and discuss it with. ( )
  aatella83 | Mar 28, 2023 |
Was recommended this book. I didn't care for it at all. ( )
  kburne1 | Aug 13, 2022 |
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And those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of Heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. But for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time. Many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase. (Daniel 12:3–4)
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I drove up to the restaurant and parked, then leaned back in my seat to think for a moment.
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The unnamed hero takes on the Peruvian government, priests, guerrillas and drug dealers to find an ancient manuscript whose nine insights prophesy New Age spirituality. An adventure story replete with energy transfers and other psychic phenomena.

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Waarom ben Je hier? Wie zal Je ontmoeten? Waar ga je heen? HET CELESTIJNSE WERKBOEK is een persoonlijke gids voor je spirituele levensavontuur, zoals ontsluierd in DE CELESTIJNSE BELOFTE. DE CELESTIJNSE BELOFTE van James Redfield is waarschijnlijk een van de meest betekenisvolle boeken van dit decennium. Iedereen die het leest, heeft het gevoel dat het boek hem of haar persoonlijk raakt en iets te zeggen heeft. DE CELESTIJNSE BELOFTE heeft het leven van talloze enthousiaste lezers helpen veranderen. Deze gids geeft betekenis en uitleg aan dat wonderbaarlijke boek DE CELESTIJNSE BELOFTE en de kennis van de negen daarin beschreven Inzichten. Misschien is het voor J ou net als voor ontelbare andere lezers een eye-opener geweest en heb je ontdekt hoeveel 'toevalligheden'er omie heen plaatsvinden. Ofje hebt gemerkt dat er inderdaad energiestromen van de ene naar de andere mens kunnen vloeien. Dit zijn Inzichten zoals james Kedfield die beschrijft. Maar wat is de waarde daar nu van? En waarin schuilt die verandering die je in je eigen leven voelt ontstaaw HET CELESTIJNSE WERKBOEK biedt een handvat waarmee je deze prikkelende vragen kunt beantwoorden.

De roman DE CELESTIJNSE BELOFTE beschrijft de zoektocht naar- een manuscript dat diep in liet regenwoud van Peru ligt te wachten op ontdekking. Onmiskenbaar bevat het manuscript een schat aan wijsheid, maar er zijn mensen die verspreiding van deze kennis willen tegenhouden. De hoofdpersoon wordt in zijn zoektocht dan ook tegengewerkt door vertegenwoordigers van het gezag, die afbrokkeling van hun macht vrezen wanneer de inzichten uit het geschrift zouden worden ontsluierd. Ondanks het steeds weer dreigende gevaar wordt de tocht voortgezet en geeft het manuscript zijn uitzonderlijke geheimen één voor één prijs - aan de hoofdpersoon, maar ook aan de lezer. DE CELESTIJMSE BELOFTE geeft inzicht in de onschatbare waarde van het toeval en in (te cruciale veranderingen die de mensheid te wachten staan. Auteur james Redfield geeft blijk van groot psychologisch inzicht en verbindt dat op unieke wijze met de eeuwenoude mystieke traditie. Zo ontsluiert de roman DE CELESTIJMSE BELOFTE de ideeën die op dit moment de wereld in verandering brengen. Het is een betoverende avonturenroman waarin de lezer met eeuwenoude wijsheid en spirituele ervaringen op een herkenbare en persoonlijke manier in contact wordt gebracht. Are three decades of interest in modern physics, ecology, mystical religion and iner-personal psychology finally synthesizing int at new spiritual "common sense"? Are we now beginning to live this new connon sense? Can it become the dominant paradign of the next century?

THE CELESTINE PROPHECY

When James Redfield first published this extraordinary book - an adventure in persuit of a spiritual mystery - people picked it up, read it, and were stunned by its contents. They told their friends about it, and friends in turn told their friends. b word of mouth alone, new of this magical, moving work spread throughout the country, antil - within months of its first printen - over a hundred thoousand readers had become excited by its predictions and touched by the way it nade sinse of what was happening in their lives.

Now you can discover for yourself the inights, the vision, and the uncanny accuracy of "The Celestinea'.a parable filled with vital trutths that reads lide a gripping adventure-tale, it begins with the disapperance of an ancient Peruvian manuscript. Althoough few Westerns know of its existennce and a government wants to suppress it, this precious document contains an important secret: the 9 insights the human rece is predictied to grasp as we enter an era of true spiritual awareness.

To find the manuscript - and its hidden treasures - you will join one person's search.It is a quest that willcarry you high into the Andes mountains, to ancient ruins deep in old-growth forest, and to a strtling discovery. You will quickly recognize the truth of the First Insight in each of our lives occur mysterious coincidences - sudden, synchronistic events that, once interpreted, lead us into our true destiny.

When you find and understand all 9 of the insights you will have an exciting new image of human fefe, and a positive vision of how we will save this planet, its creature, and its beauty, 'The Celestine Prophecy" will give you hop...and chills...as you begin to perceive its predictions unfolding all around you in intimate relationships and in international affairs. And you will suddenly recognize the quantum leap forward humnkind is preparing to make as we approach the new millennium. Important works such as Carlos Castaneda's "The Teachings of Don Juan" and the prophecies of Nortradamus have helped prepare the way for the revelations you will find in James Redfield's life-changing words. The time is right to hear then, and to discover the personal journey that is opening in your life.
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