January 26, 2011
Back in July I read The Celestine Prophecy, by James Redfield. It is a great book about energy. Then in August I read the follow-up, The Tenth Insight. It touches on energy as well, but also discusses coincidences, synchronicity, and intuition. I really enjoyed both those books. They were both written as adventure parables, so were fast, interesting reads. So when I saw his third book, The Celestine Vision: Living the New Spiritual Awareness, I snatched it up.
The inside sleeve reads: “When James Redfield wrote The Celestine Prophecy and The Tenth Insight, he crystallized a new spiritual vision for millions of people around the world. The books describe an emerging global renaissance already under way and point to exciting spiritual experiences we can all recognize. Now in The Celestine Vision, the author discusses for the first time the historical and scientific background of this planetary awakening… an awakening that will shape us and our world in the new millennium.
Focusing on our individual perceptions of synchronicity, Redfield cites examples from his own experience as he clarifies how mysterious coincidences lead us toward our special destiny. He examines one hundred years of discovery in physics and psychology to show an inevitable synthesis of Eastern and Western ideas. The unmistakable message in this convergence is that human history is purposeful, that both miracles and scientific discoveries are part of the same unbroken chain of evolution toward a better world.
Then with the same immediacy that made his earlier books so revelatory, Redfield guides us through the strategies that help us recognize and explore our own vision for our lives. He delves into the hidden energies of our personal dramas, the mystical experiences that resolve them, and the process through which we can discover our unique missions on this planet. Step by step, Redfield helps us explore the farther reaches of our memory, recalling the details of the Afterlife and a World Vision that can guide our actions in the future.
For everyone who read The Celestine Prophecy and The Tenth Insight and hungered for more about the ideas expressed there, The Celestine Vision further expands our consciousness about the changes coming to fruition in this historical moment. The truth of The Celestine Vision is that we are all spiritual beings acting to spiritualize the culture of planet Earth. All we have to do is hold this vision and act with courage, and the world will truly transform.”
The Celestine Vision is a great book, that is full of valuable information. Redfield expands on the ideas presented in The Celestine Prophecy and The Tenth Insight, and talks about how to live those new spiritual truths. Now don’t make the same mistake I did – it is not the next installment in The Celestine Prophecy series! So if you are expecting a similar read to those, you’ll be disappointed. This is written as non-fiction. When I checked out the website, I did see that he has written two more books in the adventure parable series – The Secret of Shambhala: In Search of the Eleventh Insight, and The Twelfth Insight: The Hour of Decision. Now those are two books I’d really like to get my hands on.