The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure by James RedfieldThe Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure by James Redfield

The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure

byJames Redfield

Paperback | November 1, 1998

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You have never read a book like this before--a book that comes along once in a lifetime to change lives forever.

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 optimism as you head into tomorrow.

Praise forThe Celestine Prophecy
"A gripping adventure story filled with intrigue, suspense, and spiritual revelations." -Commonwealth Journal

"A spiritual classic...a book to read and reread, to cherish, and to give to friends." - Joan Borysenko, PhD, author ofFire in the Soul

"In his inimitable style of great storytelling, Redfield opens us up to a world of insight, inspiration, synchronicity, and power." - Deepak Chopra
James Redfield is a writer. He was born on March 19, 1950 and grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. Redfield majored in sociology at Auburn University and then received a Master's degree in counseling. Redfield spent fifteen years working as a therapist to abused adolescents. He published The Celestine Prophesy and it has turned into a spiri...
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Title:The Celestine Prophecy: An AdventureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:November 1, 1998Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0446671002

ISBN - 13:9780446671002

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 13

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My All Time Favourite Book! Such an inspiring book. If you are interested in Self-Transformation I HIGHLY recommend this book.
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the celestine prophecy inspiring. makes you think and reflect. recommend this book
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly an inspiration! I absolutely loved this book! It's a very thought provoking and inspiring book. It's definitely my #1 recommendation for books to read!
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved this! A wonderful alternative to way of thinking. I couldn't put the book down. It may be fiction but... I was able to relate to many parts in this book
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this book was the big thing everyone was reading back in the day I found his concepts to be truly brilliant but his writing style was very poor. At the time i was doing intensive literature courses and i felt it was written as if someone was reading out of their diary or something..but like i said, the ideas he came up with were brilliant.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very thought provoking! I truly enjoyed reading this and found it to be very thought provoking and inspiring. This has become my number one recommendation as it's so uplifting and a breath of fresh air!!
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eye opening read this book when i most need it and it was very helpful
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Book Simple read. Enjoyed the spiritual journey and concepts. Some surprises would have been nice however it was meaningful and thought provoking.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helped to centre me I found that this book really help me find myself spiritually and helped me to look at life in a more positive way. Sometimes, in life you may experience tragedy. I have a few times and this book always helps me to cope and look within to find the strength to overcome the despair.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Celestine prophecy Excellent book. You will find yourself going back and re-reading this book many times.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must! This book is such a classic and go to book. I got the movie as well and read all the other book following.. really amazing... its no wonder it is so popular!
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a regular go to I love this book - and truthfully all of the books in this series. They are one of my annual go-tos, reminding me that everything is connected and the energy we put out gets reflected back to us for better or worse.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Many lightbulb moments I bought this book a year ago, and only got around to reading it on summer vacation. It was terrific! It reads like a mystery novel and was a fun, easy vacation read, with very deep concepts. Has made me rethink many things in my life, including my own negative patterns, how relationships work, and how I gain energy. Great book, highly recommend.
Date published: 2015-08-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from PERSONALLY NOT A FAN The Celestine Prophecy is a lost manuscript containing the secrets that are changing our world. It has been lost for generations and has resurfaced in Peru. Our hero learns about the document from an ex-girlfriend and goes in search of the document. The book is his adventures and learning experience during his search. I like the premise of the book and I even had a few “ahhh” moments while reading it. Although the book was originally published in the mid-nineties many of the spiritual and inspirational concepts are still valid today, if not more so. The one draw back this book had for me was that I found the writing style difficult … almost juvenile. I felt like the author wanted to give me this life altering information and make me rethink how I looked at some ordinary things and yet he did so in an almost condescending way. This book was loaned to me by a co-worker who raved about it. If she offers the others in the series I might politely decline.
Date published: 2010-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I really enjoyed this book. Peace!
Date published: 2010-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Confirmation and Enlightenment, I loved it!!! This book helps alot!
Date published: 2009-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended I really enjoyed this book. It's written as a parable which I would imagine would make it appealing to a broader range of readers then if the teaching were laid out directly. It really made me re-evaluate my relationships with others and helped me better understand why I felt or reacted in a certain way to different interactions. Definitely worth a read! I look forward to reading the rest of his books.
Date published: 2009-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Incredible An incredible magical, mystical journey that takes you beyond the realm of the present, and into the realm of possibilities. If you have even the most remote belief that we are spiritual, vibrational beings, this is a must read. ------------------------------------------------------------------ For more information on Hunter Phoenix visit: http://www.oncallcoaching.com/
Date published: 2008-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Inspiration One has to have an open mind to be enveloped in the full inspiration of this book. If you are willing, it can unfold to you an entirely new view of the world that is surprising, yet not completely profound. It teaches the reader how to be a human being in the simplest form, and listen to the world and energies around you. Great introduction into energetic philosophy.
Date published: 2008-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspiring This book has helped cope with difficult situations in my life. It is inspiring and positive. It is a must read for any individual, especially if you want to have positiveness in your life. It is a guide into nature and reality.
Date published: 2008-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Either you get or you don't I happened upon this book by accident when I was at my sisters cottage, I had never heard of it or the author before. But as the book states things happen for a reason and I feel this was the case for me. I was in a accident that nearly took my life, and since then and even before that I have been questioning why we are here. Why are we allowed to love someone so deeply it hurts only to evenually lose them to death. Whether this is a new age believe or just a person's outlook on life it does give you hope that there is more to life than this one time chance. It makes you think. To those whose comments I read that were negative, maybe the writing is not up to par, all though I did not find this to be the case (but then again I am not a university graduate) it did make me think and gave me hope that we are here for a reason other than to pass through make our mark no matter how small and then move on to the next level of our spiritual life. For those questioning life this is one more way to look at why we are hear.
Date published: 2007-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Message, Writing Could Use Some Improvement This book presents spiritual/new age concepts in the form of an entertaining adventure story about characters going through a dangerous journey in Peru to learn these spiritual/new age concepts. While the writing is a little bit on the flakey side, it is still an entertaining book. One of the main things this book focuses on is the allegation that coincidences in your life happen for some kind of spiritual purpose. Interestingly, when someone recommended this book to me I went to a huge 100 square foot Chapters store and realized I had no idea what section to even look for it in, but right at that moment I looked up and it was right at arms reach in front of my face. Now THAT is coincidence! This is a book that if you are meant to read it, you will "get" it. If you are not meant to read it you might not "get" it.
Date published: 2007-02-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Oh my 'dog' - it could hardly be worse. I have no idea how this book attained as many positive rankings as it has. You would have to be an incredibly dull person whose prior reading experiences have been limited to comic books to regard this as enlightening. It is absolutely horribly written and the author is clearly not the sharpest pencil in the cup. You would be better served by spending your $$ on any other book in the entire store. Seriously...you could not do worse. A 1-leaf rating is really not fair, as it deserves about a -6. Ordinarily I would not support burning of books but there's always an exception!
Date published: 2007-02-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from What the HELL was this? This is quite possibly the WORST book I've ever read, and I've read all of Dan Brown's books. This should have been written, marketed, and presented as a self-help or new age book, that much I could have tolerated. I had to read this for a university course, and I expected a fast-paced mystery of reasonable quality. I was wrong. The plot plodded along, provided NO suspense or action whatsoever, the characters ALL have the EXACT same personality(not much of one, I might add), and the story is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to present Redfield's worldview in such a boring, patronizing format. If you want a nice adventure story, read Slaughterhouse Five or A Game of Thrones instead. There are SO many more problems I could mention, too bad this review only allows 1000 words. Summary: Don't read this travesty.
Date published: 2006-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! This book, among the others, has given me some potential answers to my long-time questions. I am just curious if the author has had these experiences himself, or he's had just a glimpse of the unseen. Either way, the story is amazing.. These things exist, regardless of a rational explanation. One just needs to take time to listen..
Date published: 2006-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Read! The Celestine Prophecy is a great, easy to read spiritual novel. While some of the concepts/insights are a little hard to grasp, they are certainly very interesting. This book provides a great overall message in that we as humankind need to change the way in which we live. We need to stop our powerstruggles and just be one with the universe & each other.
Date published: 2006-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unreal This was an excellent book about experiencing life. I would strongly recommend it to anybody. Even if you are skeptical about this sort of thing, it helps you to understand the world from a different point of view. Excellent story, easy read.
Date published: 2006-05-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pleeeeze, enough already! What a bunch of crap. Not only is James Redfield a novice novelist to say the least, but who does he think WE ARE. If you fall for this stuff, you should indeed read the rest of his garbage. You need help. Pray that OHIP starts to pay for treatment as well. Save your $$ for some real literature. I'd read the TV Guide over this. An Adventure, he calls it. If you want adventure, try Vonnegut!!
Date published: 2005-12-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The celestine prophecy This book was received as a gift, and was recommended by the gift-giver. After a few chapters the reader starts to wonder about the nature of the book. If expecting what most people would consider a good book, the best bet would be to stop reading and cut your losses at this point. Curiousity got the better of me and I found myself incredibly dissapointed in the end. It would be a waste of time to describe all of the reasons why this book should never have been published. Most people would classify this as crackpot reading material.
Date published: 2005-09-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from decent intriguing ideas...but the writing left something to be desired--although it was an easy read, it was frustrating and annoying at times--the limited vocabulary (repetitive words occur frequently) and lack of creativity and originality in the introduction of new ideas diminished my ability to enjoy this book
Date published: 2004-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looking for something more? This book is one that anyone can read. It is an easy read and an enlightening one. It certainly will give the reader something to think about. It's a must read.
Date published: 2002-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible I have read this book 3 times in the past year alone. I keep picking it up again and again because it seems that everytime I do, I realize somethng new....again!! This book will uplift anyone I'm sure.
Date published: 2001-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Insightful I have read all three books from James Redfield and the vision. I have concluded that there are 2 types of people when they have finished reading his books. The ones that *get it* and the ones that *don't get it*. I cannot explain it any better. Thank you Mr. Redfield for explaining the *gut* feeling I had all my life and opening the door to other possibilities.
Date published: 2001-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Awesome!!! The Celestine Prophecy is an amazing book that opened my eyes to the fullest extent, and in fact changed my life... Please take the time to enjoy what is bound to be a timeless classic!
Date published: 2001-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My New Awareness I am a changed person...well maybe not completely changed, let's just say different. Incredible things happened to me while reading this amazing book. I could not put it down. From reading this book, this awareness that it talks about is very apparent to me now. I seem to gravitate towards people who are aware of it as well, or vice versa. I have the ability to step back and look at how I react in different situations and I continue to get better at realizing my controle drama. I could write write a book about how amazing it is! Just read it and you'll see what I mean.
Date published: 2000-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whatta Book!!! I've only gotten into reading recently and It was suggested that I read this book. I was a bit skeptacle but I found when I was reading it I couldn't put it down. The messages or the insights really made sense in my life. It is a wonderful book and I can't wait to read some more of James Redfield.
Date published: 2000-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth reading. I have always had an open mind when it comes to spirituality, and a friend highly recommended that I read this book. I just finished reading the first of the series and I am now looking forward to reading the 10th insite. James Redfield describes each of the 9 insites in detail by relating an experience with each one so the reader can fully comprehend it's meaning. I found that it was done in a very creative way to keep the reader's attention. It may appear to be a little repetitious in parts, but I believe that it had to be in order to show how one insite relates to another. Definately a book you won't want to put down ... I'm going to recommend this book to others.
Date published: 2000-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Read The Celestine Prophecy is a fabulous book about experiencing life. Not only is it bennificial for book worms, but for occasional readers as well. I absolutly loved this book and am now encoraging my friends and family to read it too!
Date published: 2000-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HOLY INSPIRING This book really does inspire one to examine their position in life and compells them to better themselves. It has opened a whole slew of doors for me and has intrigued my interest in self awareness. I felt that it was told in a very undiscriminating, relaxed mood and didn't bombard the reader with too much information. It has really motivated me to invoke the assistance of a higher consciousness and to trust in my intuitions. I highly recommend this book to any soul that craves more from life then what meets the eye. Truly captivating and magnificent !!
Date published: 2000-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Could have been better. I have just finished the three books in the series, "The Celestine Prophecy", "The Tenth Insight", and "The Secret of Shambhala". I personally am secluded from any media hype so I never knew there was any hype about this book or to expect anything from it. The book has effected my thinking to some degree unconsciously but I felt it could have been better if it were not so repetitive. I was a bit disappointed after reading it but I went to read "The Tenth Insight" right away and I found it fantastic. Without reading this first book you can not continue in the series and for that I thought this book was pretty good.
Date published: 2000-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the most amazing book i absolutly loved this book. it is about adventure and spirituality.i think that everyone should read this book and be aware of all the nine insights, it surely inspired me, but what kept me reading was the suspence of the adventure.
Date published: 2000-04-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Borrow it from the Library, don't buy it. I wanted to see what the hype was all about, so I bought it. This is a very easy book to read, and I read it in a couple of days. The plot had a lot of potential, but I found it lacking. It's worth a read, but don't spend your money on it.
Date published: 2000-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Celestine Prophesy A fantastic book. I must admit, at first I didn't think so. As I was reading this book I often found myself scratching my head wondering what all the hype was about. However, this book totally consumed my thoughts every time I put it down, as it is very thought provoking. I have now read the book twice and each time find myself in a better mood while reading it. Its very refreshing to see a book come along that not only challenges the way we think, but gives us hope and makes us feel good in the process. I will definitely read other titles by Redfield.
Date published: 2000-04-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Don't believe the hype This could have been a reasonably engaging novel. It certainly has the requisite range of interesting elements: a unique, possibly subversive document; some curious people wishing to disseminate it; a government wishing to suppress it; romance; action. All the basics. Unfortunately, the real purpose of this book is to explain, in excruciating detail, the philosophy of James Redfield. Sadly, the philosophy is utter tripe. The result is an extraordinarily tiring slog for anyone who hasn't already bought into it. Every half-baked "New Age" notion is served up as a radical new way of thinking. Auras, life-energy fields, universal spiritual re-awakening, ecological/technological harmony. It's all been seen before. Non-believers in this contrived, eurocentric Redfield-ism are curtly dismissed as "unenlightened", and the objections deemed unworthy of a response. To each their own. Do yourself a favor. Resist your curiosity over the hype. I certainly wish I had.
Date published: 2000-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Wonderful Journey Insightful and inspiring. This story fills my mind with hope for the human race. Redfield's words easily draw the reader into the drama of the Peruvian forest and let us develop along with each revealed insight. A classic novel and a deeper look into human possibilities. Misconceptions let me think this was a book heavily based on religion and Christianity, however it is so much more. An excellent read for believers and non-believers alike.
Date published: 2000-02-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Celestine Prophecy I bought this book because of its extremely publicized success and I wasn't disappointed. The ideas put forth were very thought-provoking, albeit implausible. At any rate, it was an interesting book and definately hard to put down. However, the writing style left a lot to be desired in its stark simplicity. The character development was also lacking, but this could be because the book was not meant to be a novel, but rather a story designed to illustrate concepts. It's worth taking a look at to see what all the fuss is about.
Date published: 2000-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Celestine Prophesy The author is not a good ficton writer but this is a thought inspiring book about another way to view the evolution of man. If only it were true. There is little or no real character development (purposeful?) as, in the author's own words, this is meant to be a parable. Ultimately a positive view of humanity worth reading, especially if it inspires people to think about their own habits and motivations in life.
Date published: 1999-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The celestine review This book is one of the most spiritual book i have ever read. For someone who has never had strong beliefs in the afterlife will find a new found enlightenment. a MUST BUY
Date published: 1999-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonder Filled It is an enjoyable mythic adventure for our time -- with insights into behavior (the basis for all myths). As a spiritual essay, it is one character's odyssey and it holds together beautifully. But be forewarned, it is a book that enrages some and delights others -- esp. if you have had any spiritual inklings that were exhibited in the book.
Date published: 1999-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonder Filled It is an enjoyable mythic adventure for our time -- with insights into behavior (the basis for all myths). As a spiritual essay, it is one character's odyssey and it holds together beautifully. But be forewarned, it is a book that enrages some and delights others -- esp. if you have had any spiritual inklings that were exhibited in the book.
Date published: 1999-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Celestine Prophecy Hard to belived this book is fiction. It was one of those "can't put down books". I recommend this book to anyone who doesn't see things in life quite clear, sure gave me a different perspective. I also recommend The Tenth Insight. :)
Date published: 1999-05-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Curiously unmoving book After hearing many good things about this book, I was surprised at how blase I felt after finishing it. I have read many books by Ruth Montgomery, about Edgar Cayce and other physic sources. While I believe most of this books premises, I felt it could have been offered in a better way. I don't like mixing fact and fiction.
Date published: 1998-12-31

From Our Editors

The discovery of an ancient manuscript in a Peruvian rainforest makes a powerful prediction about the fate of humankind, as the world moves into a new era of increased awareness and spirituality. The Celestine Prophecy continues to cause a worldwide sensation. Its nine insights into the spiritual awakening of the human race and its purpose on the planet have taken the world by storm. Now this incredibly uplifting novel is available in paperback. This modern fable is written in the enthralling tradition of The Way of the Peaceful Warrior and The Road Less Traveled.