I remember when The Celestine Prophecy “hit” and became a surprise phenom as a self-published book by James Redfield in 1993 (!). By 1997 it was a bona fide global movement, feeding a previously undetected hunger in awakening seekers.
When I read it, though, I just couldn’t push through it, so in need of a proper edit I found it to be. The Insights were good; it was the uneven storytelling that derailed me.
But when the Experiential Guides came out (kudos to Carol Adrienne, the worthy driver of those volumes), I found the spiritual “pay dirt” re: the insights.
Seems the vast majority of Celestine Prophecy readers liked dipping their toes in the rising tide of new age waters via a goes-down-easy parable. For whatever reason, I’m more of a nonfiction, nuts & bolts, show me the steps, deep-dive aficionado. This just happens to be where the juice is for me, and it’s why the self-help genre has been a good fit for my career.
I did consider the indie film version of the original story well done, so that was nice :)
This all came up today when someone on Facebook posted the above graphic of the original nine insights. That first book offered a perfect point of entry for people who were ready to start expanding their minds beyond the mundane matters of the “daily grind.” Redfield, blessed with perfect divine timing and flow, gave the world something it hadn’t realized it craved until it appeared.
Following are all twelve insights (whew!), with commentary on each by the author. Worth a visit/revisit. Bless all – and remember to stay alert for those meaningful winks from the Universe. Maybe you’re engaging with one now. ;)