James Redfield, Tom Stechschulte, Carol Adrienne, St. Leger Joynes - The Celestine Prophecy: A Concise Guide to the 9 Insights Featuring Original Essays and Lectures by the Author

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  • 'The Celestine Prophecy' - Redfield's nine stepping stones on the road to spiritual perfection...

    May 16, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Four or five of the nine insights are intriguing...
    Cons: Four or five of the nine insights are either too basic, or too fanciful...

    Summary: ‘The Celestine Prophecy’, a book written by James Redfield, presents itself not just as a work of fiction, but as a book of theories also – theories that attempt to pin down the dynamics of an invisible energy that surrounds, permeates ... read more

  • An Insightful Journey – ‘The Celestine Prophesy’

    Sep 19, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It is an interesting story with some beneficial insights.
    Cons: It has vague explanations of the insights and some seem a little extreme.

    Summary: The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure by James Redfield was, overall, a fairly interesting book. I was searching for just a book that would just help me pass the time while I was heading home to visit my family and came across this book by coincidence. ... read more

  • An Idiot's Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

    Jun 21, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: -Intriguing concepts -Provides a meaningful afterthought
    Cons: -Juvenile rhetoric -Underdeveloped plot and characters

    Summary: The overwhelming success of “The Celestine Prophecy” by James Redfield was destined to be a thorn by the side of English literature. The author’s rhetoric is rudimentary and bland, while the novel’s setting, which is supposed to be ... read more

  • Unprofound non-insights into the way that the universe does not work

    May 23, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: Misleading nonsense, seductive and persuasive to the ignorant and unintelligent.

    Summary: A mysterious document has turned up in the steaming jungles in the interior of southern England. Written in the lost jargon of '60s hip psychology, entitled Women are from Heaven: men are from Hell it reveals a series of nine, or possibly, when ... read more

  • Not for people who feel they are in control of their life.

    Aug 5, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A concise exposition of the author's viewpoint.
    Cons: The author's viewpoint.

    Summary: Spoilers ahead! Plot outline: A man discovers that an ancient manuscript that contains a prophecy ... read more

  • I feel enlightened!

    Apr 9, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Engages the reader within the first few paragraphs and doesn't let go 'til the end.
    Cons: The 9th insight is a little hard to swallow.

    Summary: Let me start by saying that this is a great book, unlike its sequel, "The 10th Insight". It puts some wonderful concepts, or "insights", into an adventure story, and thus, eliminates the usual preachiness that comes with New Age books like this. I ... read more

  • Tosh

    Nov 26, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It burns nicely
    Cons: None

    Summary: Really, I don't see what the big deal is about this book. Basically, it's some wishy-washy 'guide to human nature' and is supposed to unlock the mysteries of life whilst simultaneously telling a great yarn. Well, first of all, you can forget the 'great ... read more

  • This book changed my life!

    Oct 24, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to read. Great story and gives huge insight into the world
    Cons: None

    Summary: At a time when I was down and out - looking for some guidance and having a tough time looking to God for help, this book was handed to me from my step-father. Someone who also believes highly in positive thought and energy. I began reading ... read more

  • Lots of the 'C' word in this book - you have been warned!

    Dec 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Some interesting concepts
    Cons: Not for everyone

    Summary: What do you reckon? Is a coincidence just a coincidence, or is there something a bit more to it than this? Say you had a feeling, or a hunch, to go somewhere and you went. When you got there you met a long lost friend, someone you hadn't seen for ... read more

  • Something Extra Ordinary

    Sep 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: An extra ordinary book which can change the life of the reader.
    Cons: In real life events do not occur in a definite order.

    Summary: The Celestine Prophecy ‘The Celestine Prophecy ‘was given to me as a gift by my daughter who had come from England. ‘Do read this book’, she insisted, ‘it is some thing very different’. I read the book and since then I have read each and ... read more

  • Coincidence...or is it?

    Jun 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: the things you start to notice while reading the book...
    Cons: took my a while to finish

    Summary: I picked up this book while browsing the magical studies section of the book store and I remembered my boyfriend telling me I should pick it up sometime if I ever found it. So I did! I started reading it on my lunch break at work, and I wasn't to ... read more

  • The true purpose of life

    May 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A book with the ability to change the way you perceive the world and life.
    Cons: It's addictive!!

    Summary: Life has a purpose. We are all put on this earth for a reason. It is not to become a doctor or a scientist. Life is about living the right way and discovering the small joys of life and the teeny ways in which you can bring a smile to some one. Celestine ... read more

  • Fictional Fact

    Apr 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Explains how nothing that happens is a coincidence.
    Cons: It's fiction so some readers won't believe the truth in it.

    Summary: Although this book is fiction, there are many truths to be told. Once you open your mind, you will see how valuable all of the information is in this story. The nine insights mentioned in this book are real and very profound. Look for these in your life ... read more

  • WISH I WERE THERE

    Mar 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: CANT PUT IT DOWN-REALISTIC
    Cons: FICTION

    Summary: This book makes even the most skeptical person do a double take. A man embarks on a journey to which only fate and his awareness can bring him to the end. Along the way, he encounters a new labor he must realize and overcome in order to find his new ... read more

  • 1 Book + 9 Insights = Amazing!

    Dec 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: amazing characters and "scenery". Descriptive writing that goes beyond amazing!
    Cons: not one single thing wrong with this book!

    Summary: "You will never put it down" - That is what a friend of mine said upon mentioning this book to me. I asked how this book could be so different from all the others that I had looked at, even bought in some cases. My friend just told me to buy ... read more

  • Fact or Fiction?

    Nov 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Thought provoking, well written.
    Cons: Hard to believe it's fiction.

    Summary: That's the question that you will find yourself asking after turning the final page of this book, which I have just done for the seventh time. Why have I read it seven times? Well simply because it has got to be the most thought provoking, spiritualy ... read more

  • Wotta crock!

    Sep 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Got from the library and didn't have to pay for it
    Cons: pages 1 through 247, inclusive

    Summary: This is a book about a man who goes to Peru in search of Nine Insights into human behavior. Supposedly, these Insights guide his steps, from One to Nine, to allow him to become a more spiritual being. It's presented as a parable. It begins ... read more

  • Insights for Life

    Aug 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: excellent insight into spirituality and energy
    Cons: the fictional story is clumsy and gets in the way

    Summary: I enjoy the message in this book. It provides insights into everything from the birth of life in the universe to human behavior. I would have enjoyed it more, though, as a non-fiction piece. I would like to reflect on the Insights one by one in great ... read more

  • WOW

    Aug 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent, thought provoking points.
    Cons: None!

    Summary: If one book can provoke a whole range of thoughts, ranging from your up-bringing, to spirituality, to the reason why we humans are really on earth, this book can. This has been, by far, the best book about life,love and bettering your inner self I have ... read more

  • A Prophecy we all should follow

    Jul 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Well written, concise, great imagery
    Cons: May believe it is real

    Summary: A while back shopping at a book store I ran across a book that looked interesting to me. It was called "The Celestine Prophecy". I picked it up and started reading it almost immediately. The author takes us on a quest to find a lost ... read more

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