Book Review: The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
If you are looking for a book that will open your eyes to knowing your true self, then this book is for you. I first read this book in college as a non-traditional student in 2008 when I was going to college as a part-time post-traditional student. I recently noticed it on my bookshelf and my subconscious urged me to read it again. I’m so glad I did!
The Celestine Prophecy is a 246-page book that contains nine insights. These intuitions help the reader understand where our personal energy comes from and how other people use their energies to control others.
The story begins in the United States and ends up in the ancient Mayan Ruins which are in Machu Pichu, Peru. This is a story of danger, love, and adventure. Not only do you learn about nine key insights that have shaped our lives, but you begin to understand how our childhood experiences with energy have influenced us in our adult lives. Especially in the way we have learned to communicate with others. Just like the bible, these lessons have been around for thousands of years and still apply to our lives today.
This isn’t just a non-fiction book giving academic answers. The author uses storytelling to keep our interest as he introduces the nine insights to us. The scenes in the story also add substance. The author not only wants to make sure the characters in the book understand what they are learning, but that we the reader fully understand each insight and its significance. The book also talks about how coincidences can bring us closer to our true paths and how we need to be aware of opportunities when they appear.
My favorite was insight #9 which tells us how in this millennium our lives and culture is going to change dramatically because of conscious evolution. People will slow down and become more alert to cultural and social patterns. The similarities of what is happening now in our world and what the Mayan’s predicted in these manuscripts would happen during this era is astounding.
A quote from the book on page 245 really had me thinking, “Connecting with energy is something humans have to be open to and talking about and expecting, otherwise the whole human race can go back to pretending that life is about having power over others and exploiting the planet. If we go back to doing this, then we won’t survive.”
I hope I have encouraged you to read or re-read this book. After you do, let me know your thoughts and which insight resonated most with you.