The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
About the book
This book calls for a spiritual journey. It became instantly a New York Times Best Seller and stayed for 165 weeks on the top.
The protagonist and narrator of the novel is a young American man who roams not only Peru’s wildly romantic and captivating landscapes, but also his own inner world. When his journey starts, he has no idea that this time he will be part of a life-changing adventure. In the depths of the Peruvian primeval forest, beneath the ancient ruins, several ancient manuscripts have been found: strange prophecies affect the history of all mankind. The Manuscripts immediately arouses the interest of the scientific world and adventurers. Official circles, including the leaders of the Catholic Church, do everything they can to prevent the Manuscript from being released to the public. Our protagonist unexpectedly finds himself in the middle of events, he will be the key of finding the missing Ninth Manuscript.
James Redfield’s novel has changed a lot of lives since its publication, and it has been the subject of many conversation between people who are seeking for deeper trouth of the life.
Is The Celestine Prophecy fiction or nonfiction?
This is one of our favorite question and we had a lot of discussions in this respect within our group.
We have to say, part of the insights are non-fiction, but the story is completely a fiction.
Meaningful coincidences – This works in real life. If we are in harmony with ourself you will find these coincidences.
Historical perspective – The end of the insight is more like fiction. We agree that humanity developed a lot in terms of consciousness in Renaissance, Reformation, and even in our today's society, but we are not even close to a “conscious” society.
Subtle energy – There should be some kind of energy of the mind, but we don't have any knowledge how it works. Seeing aura of the living things has no proof since we don't know anything about this energy.
Competition for energy (and for attention) – This is the strongest and most valid insight of the book. People are energy vampires in many cases, we rarely respect each other with our attention, but this behaviour isn't appropriate.
Energy abundance – Competition for energy is unnecessary because subtle energy available. We can connect to the energy source when we experience beauty and we accept everything as it is. This is an interesting insight, and even we don't much about the “source” energy it may exists.
Getting clear – “Control dramas” are tricky and they really exists, this human behaviours are part of our human nature and seems completely normal at first glance, but we don't know it is a bad practice. Getting clear means we pay attention to our actions and we try to alter our basic behaviour in order to avoid stealing energy from others.
Using intuition – Intuition works the hard part is to get into the right condition of mind and body to call them. If you know Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's Flow it is the right set of mind when we could use intuitions.
Relating to others and Conscious evolution – These are two insights which aren't stand alone but the consequence of the above insights.
In the rain forests of Peru, an ancient manuscript has been discovered. Within its pages are 9 key insights into life itself — insights each human being is predicted to grasp sequentially; one insight, then another, as we move toward a completely spiritual culture on Earth. Drawing on ancient wisdom, it tells you how to make connections among the events happening in your life right now and lets you see what is going to happen to you in the years to come. The story it tells is a gripping one of adventure and discovery, but it is also a guidebook that has the power to crystallize your perceptions of why you are where you are in life and to direct your steps with a new energy and optimisim as you head into tomorrow.Amazon