The Celestine Prophecy (Celestine Prophecy #1)

The Celestine Prophecy (Celestine Prophecy #1)

The Celestine Prophecy contains secrets that are currently changing our world. Drawing on ancient wisdom, it tells you how to make connections among the events happening in your own life right now...and lets you see what is going to happen to you in the years to come! A book that has been passed from hand to hand, from friend to friend, since it first appeared in small book The Celestine Prophecy contains secrets that are currently changing our world. Drawing on ancient wisdom, it tells yo...

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Title:The Celestine Prophecy (Celestine Prophecy #1)
Author:James Redfield
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:The Celestine Prophecy
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:247 pages pages

The Celestine Prophecy (Celestine Prophecy #1) Reviews

  • Tara
    Mar 28, 2007

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for eac...

    I take more from this book every time I read it. My original review: I've read this book a few times, the first time after it had been given to me by a rather 'hippy-ish' friend of mine. The first time, I wanted to throw it in the bin. Written badly with two dimension char...

    (Actual footage of me reading this book*) *It was the only book available to me during a recent stay with some relatives down south, as I'd stupidly left the stack of paperbacks I'd planned to bring on the kitchen table at home. It's really really good if you like cra...

    The Celestine Prophecy outlines the spiritual beliefs of James Redfield, a New Age religious thinker. It is presented as an adventure story, where an American protagonist is searching Peru for nine ?insights? from a mysterious manuscript. The book is divided into nine chapters, eac...

    I cannot express in words how much I hated this book. Only retching noises will suffice. Several people whom I love recommended this book to me and I resisted until I was backpacking through Brazil and had nothing to read except a few romance novels in Dutch (which I can neither speak ...

    I haven't read this book since I was about 19. I remember quite liking it. I hadn't read anything like it before and it made me think really deep thoughts. So I have to give it credit for planting a seed. As someone who dislikes the term "new age," but is partial to many "new agey" i...

    This book encourages a spiritual-but-not-religious awakening. The flimsy, implausible storyline and the not-so-well-crafted dialogue is only a device to present the pillars of this New Age philosophy. There is no plot and no tension. It is apparent from the beginning that the Nine Insi...

    The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield The Celestine Prophecy is a 1993 novel by James Redfield that discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas rooted in multiple ancient Eastern traditions and New Age spirituality. The main character undertakes a journey to find and understa...

    i read this in high school and i remember liking it, but if i read it now all grown up, i would probably find it silly. ...

    An unbelievable book, that can be read one of two ways, you can simply read it as an adventure story of a man struggling to understand what it is he wants from life, or, as I have done, you can read it as a self help book. What a self help book it is. It really encourages you to lo...

    A client of mine once told me how wonderful and life-changing this book was, and I thought, huh, I'll have to give it a read. Thank goodness I checked it out from the library rather than spending any money on it. Lots of new-age nonsense here; nothing that struck me as both profound an...

    "The Celestine Prophecy" tells of following your innermost intuition-- which is truly ironic as I feel downright jipped after not having listened to my very own quivering string; not leaving this rot to rot upon its dusty, underused shelf. In this "adventure" (yes, "adventure") peop...

    Favorite Quotes ...the basic stuff of the universe, at its core, is looking like a kind of pure energy that is malleable to human intention and expectation in a way that defies our old mechanistic model of the universe--as though our expectation itself causes our energy to flow out ...

  • karen
    Dec 22, 2008

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for eac...

    I take more from this book every time I read it. My original review: I've read this book a few times, the first time after it had been given to me by a rather 'hippy-ish' friend of mine. The first time, I wanted to throw it in the bin. Written badly with two dimension char...

    (Actual footage of me reading this book*) *It was the only book available to me during a recent stay with some relatives down south, as I'd stupidly left the stack of paperbacks I'd planned to bring on the kitchen table at home. It's really really good if you like cra...

    The Celestine Prophecy outlines the spiritual beliefs of James Redfield, a New Age religious thinker. It is presented as an adventure story, where an American protagonist is searching Peru for nine ?insights? from a mysterious manuscript. The book is divided into nine chapters, eac...

    I cannot express in words how much I hated this book. Only retching noises will suffice. Several people whom I love recommended this book to me and I resisted until I was backpacking through Brazil and had nothing to read except a few romance novels in Dutch (which I can neither speak ...

    I haven't read this book since I was about 19. I remember quite liking it. I hadn't read anything like it before and it made me think really deep thoughts. So I have to give it credit for planting a seed. As someone who dislikes the term "new age," but is partial to many "new agey" i...

    This book encourages a spiritual-but-not-religious awakening. The flimsy, implausible storyline and the not-so-well-crafted dialogue is only a device to present the pillars of this New Age philosophy. There is no plot and no tension. It is apparent from the beginning that the Nine Insi...

    The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield The Celestine Prophecy is a 1993 novel by James Redfield that discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas rooted in multiple ancient Eastern traditions and New Age spirituality. The main character undertakes a journey to find and understa...

    i read this in high school and i remember liking it, but if i read it now all grown up, i would probably find it silly. ...

  • Janine
    Apr 06, 2007

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for eac...

    I take more from this book every time I read it. My original review: I've read this book a few times, the first time after it had been given to me by a rather 'hippy-ish' friend of mine. The first time, I wanted to throw it in the bin. Written badly with two dimension char...

    (Actual footage of me reading this book*) *It was the only book available to me during a recent stay with some relatives down south, as I'd stupidly left the stack of paperbacks I'd planned to bring on the kitchen table at home. It's really really good if you like cra...

    The Celestine Prophecy outlines the spiritual beliefs of James Redfield, a New Age religious thinker. It is presented as an adventure story, where an American protagonist is searching Peru for nine ?insights? from a mysterious manuscript. The book is divided into nine chapters, eac...

    I cannot express in words how much I hated this book. Only retching noises will suffice. Several people whom I love recommended this book to me and I resisted until I was backpacking through Brazil and had nothing to read except a few romance novels in Dutch (which I can neither speak ...

  • Sam
    Jun 29, 2007

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for eac...

  • Darby
    Feb 04, 2008

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

  • mark monday
    Nov 08, 2011

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

  • David
    Jul 22, 2007

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for eac...

    I take more from this book every time I read it. My original review: I've read this book a few times, the first time after it had been given to me by a rather 'hippy-ish' friend of mine. The first time, I wanted to throw it in the bin. Written badly with two dimension char...

    (Actual footage of me reading this book*) *It was the only book available to me during a recent stay with some relatives down south, as I'd stupidly left the stack of paperbacks I'd planned to bring on the kitchen table at home. It's really really good if you like cra...

    The Celestine Prophecy outlines the spiritual beliefs of James Redfield, a New Age religious thinker. It is presented as an adventure story, where an American protagonist is searching Peru for nine ?insights? from a mysterious manuscript. The book is divided into nine chapters, eac...

    I cannot express in words how much I hated this book. Only retching noises will suffice. Several people whom I love recommended this book to me and I resisted until I was backpacking through Brazil and had nothing to read except a few romance novels in Dutch (which I can neither speak ...

    I haven't read this book since I was about 19. I remember quite liking it. I hadn't read anything like it before and it made me think really deep thoughts. So I have to give it credit for planting a seed. As someone who dislikes the term "new age," but is partial to many "new agey" i...

    This book encourages a spiritual-but-not-religious awakening. The flimsy, implausible storyline and the not-so-well-crafted dialogue is only a device to present the pillars of this New Age philosophy. There is no plot and no tension. It is apparent from the beginning that the Nine Insi...

    The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield The Celestine Prophecy is a 1993 novel by James Redfield that discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas rooted in multiple ancient Eastern traditions and New Age spirituality. The main character undertakes a journey to find and understa...

    i read this in high school and i remember liking it, but if i read it now all grown up, i would probably find it silly. ...

    An unbelievable book, that can be read one of two ways, you can simply read it as an adventure story of a man struggling to understand what it is he wants from life, or, as I have done, you can read it as a self help book. What a self help book it is. It really encourages you to lo...

    A client of mine once told me how wonderful and life-changing this book was, and I thought, huh, I'll have to give it a read. Thank goodness I checked it out from the library rather than spending any money on it. Lots of new-age nonsense here; nothing that struck me as both profound an...

    "The Celestine Prophecy" tells of following your innermost intuition-- which is truly ironic as I feel downright jipped after not having listened to my very own quivering string; not leaving this rot to rot upon its dusty, underused shelf. In this "adventure" (yes, "adventure") peop...

    Favorite Quotes ...the basic stuff of the universe, at its core, is looking like a kind of pure energy that is malleable to human intention and expectation in a way that defies our old mechanistic model of the universe--as though our expectation itself causes our energy to flow out ...

    Some relevent and feel good ideas rooted mostly in the more mystical and esoteric branches of various world religions are choked by a sugary new-age coating and a completely irrelevent "mystery novel" story line. There is no story, the characters walk along, find a page and read it. Th...

    The only reason I own this piece of idiotic dreck is because QPBC sent it to me as the book of the month and I wasn't quick enough off the mark about sending it back - OK? I just needed to make that perfectly clear. I do actually have a brain, and this book is clearly aimed at thos...

  • Xysea
    Jul 28, 2007

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for eac...

    I take more from this book every time I read it. My original review: I've read this book a few times, the first time after it had been given to me by a rather 'hippy-ish' friend of mine. The first time, I wanted to throw it in the bin. Written badly with two dimension char...

    (Actual footage of me reading this book*) *It was the only book available to me during a recent stay with some relatives down south, as I'd stupidly left the stack of paperbacks I'd planned to bring on the kitchen table at home. It's really really good if you like cra...

    The Celestine Prophecy outlines the spiritual beliefs of James Redfield, a New Age religious thinker. It is presented as an adventure story, where an American protagonist is searching Peru for nine ?insights? from a mysterious manuscript. The book is divided into nine chapters, eac...

    I cannot express in words how much I hated this book. Only retching noises will suffice. Several people whom I love recommended this book to me and I resisted until I was backpacking through Brazil and had nothing to read except a few romance novels in Dutch (which I can neither speak ...

    I haven't read this book since I was about 19. I remember quite liking it. I hadn't read anything like it before and it made me think really deep thoughts. So I have to give it credit for planting a seed. As someone who dislikes the term "new age," but is partial to many "new agey" i...

    This book encourages a spiritual-but-not-religious awakening. The flimsy, implausible storyline and the not-so-well-crafted dialogue is only a device to present the pillars of this New Age philosophy. There is no plot and no tension. It is apparent from the beginning that the Nine Insi...

    The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield The Celestine Prophecy is a 1993 novel by James Redfield that discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas rooted in multiple ancient Eastern traditions and New Age spirituality. The main character undertakes a journey to find and understa...

    i read this in high school and i remember liking it, but if i read it now all grown up, i would probably find it silly. ...

    An unbelievable book, that can be read one of two ways, you can simply read it as an adventure story of a man struggling to understand what it is he wants from life, or, as I have done, you can read it as a self help book. What a self help book it is. It really encourages you to lo...

    A client of mine once told me how wonderful and life-changing this book was, and I thought, huh, I'll have to give it a read. Thank goodness I checked it out from the library rather than spending any money on it. Lots of new-age nonsense here; nothing that struck me as both profound an...

    "The Celestine Prophecy" tells of following your innermost intuition-- which is truly ironic as I feel downright jipped after not having listened to my very own quivering string; not leaving this rot to rot upon its dusty, underused shelf. In this "adventure" (yes, "adventure") peop...

    Favorite Quotes ...the basic stuff of the universe, at its core, is looking like a kind of pure energy that is malleable to human intention and expectation in a way that defies our old mechanistic model of the universe--as though our expectation itself causes our energy to flow out ...

    Some relevent and feel good ideas rooted mostly in the more mystical and esoteric branches of various world religions are choked by a sugary new-age coating and a completely irrelevent "mystery novel" story line. There is no story, the characters walk along, find a page and read it. Th...

    The only reason I own this piece of idiotic dreck is because QPBC sent it to me as the book of the month and I wasn't quick enough off the mark about sending it back - OK? I just needed to make that perfectly clear. I do actually have a brain, and this book is clearly aimed at thos...

    In many ways, The Celestine Prophecy was the book that opened the door to the New Age movement in books. Before this book, finding a book on spirituality meant reading "longhair" books that often spoke in ethereal terms. Finding any of these such books meant traveling to a large bookst...

    WTF? This book is the worst kind of sci-fi/pseudo-spirituality. There are enough real awesome things in the world; we don't need this. This book presents itself as non-fiction, and although the author repeated stated after the fact that is purely invented, hoards of people began follow...

    I was told to read this passed down book from a good friend of mine. As she gave this book to me she said, "This book changed my outlook on life and I hope it does for you too." The Celestine Prophecy is a book that is not only inspirational but also motivational too. As I read the uni...

    This is possibly the worst book in print. Since I haven't read EVERYTHING in print, I cannot say definitively, but I would bet at least a packet of ketchup (this piece of trash isn't worth a better wager) that the cleaning of the Agean stables would be easier than finding a more poorly...

    A quick factual note before my review. The Maya didn't live in Peru. Period. Mayan civilization existed primarily in Mexico as well as the present-day nations of Guatemala, Belize, northern El Salvador and western Honduras. Not Peru. I'll say that again. No Maya. In Peru. Do some basic...

    Really an excellent book! Definitely mystical but helpful. It reminded me a bit of the Da Vinci Code in that you traveled along with the main character on this quest but instead of it being a quest to find some religious artifact or truth that is external, this quest was internal about...

    I remember when this book was all the rage. Like it was telling people something new, like it was real! It was a giant hoax, wasn't it? The movie was some god-awful Lifetime movie-ish crap, too, wasn't it? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cele... This kind of book reminds me of T...

  • Izajane
    Aug 02, 2007

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for eac...

    I take more from this book every time I read it. My original review: I've read this book a few times, the first time after it had been given to me by a rather 'hippy-ish' friend of mine. The first time, I wanted to throw it in the bin. Written badly with two dimension char...

    (Actual footage of me reading this book*) *It was the only book available to me during a recent stay with some relatives down south, as I'd stupidly left the stack of paperbacks I'd planned to bring on the kitchen table at home. It's really really good if you like cra...

    The Celestine Prophecy outlines the spiritual beliefs of James Redfield, a New Age religious thinker. It is presented as an adventure story, where an American protagonist is searching Peru for nine ?insights? from a mysterious manuscript. The book is divided into nine chapters, eac...

    I cannot express in words how much I hated this book. Only retching noises will suffice. Several people whom I love recommended this book to me and I resisted until I was backpacking through Brazil and had nothing to read except a few romance novels in Dutch (which I can neither speak ...

    I haven't read this book since I was about 19. I remember quite liking it. I hadn't read anything like it before and it made me think really deep thoughts. So I have to give it credit for planting a seed. As someone who dislikes the term "new age," but is partial to many "new agey" i...

    This book encourages a spiritual-but-not-religious awakening. The flimsy, implausible storyline and the not-so-well-crafted dialogue is only a device to present the pillars of this New Age philosophy. There is no plot and no tension. It is apparent from the beginning that the Nine Insi...

    The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield The Celestine Prophecy is a 1993 novel by James Redfield that discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas rooted in multiple ancient Eastern traditions and New Age spirituality. The main character undertakes a journey to find and understa...

    i read this in high school and i remember liking it, but if i read it now all grown up, i would probably find it silly. ...

    An unbelievable book, that can be read one of two ways, you can simply read it as an adventure story of a man struggling to understand what it is he wants from life, or, as I have done, you can read it as a self help book. What a self help book it is. It really encourages you to lo...

    A client of mine once told me how wonderful and life-changing this book was, and I thought, huh, I'll have to give it a read. Thank goodness I checked it out from the library rather than spending any money on it. Lots of new-age nonsense here; nothing that struck me as both profound an...

    "The Celestine Prophecy" tells of following your innermost intuition-- which is truly ironic as I feel downright jipped after not having listened to my very own quivering string; not leaving this rot to rot upon its dusty, underused shelf. In this "adventure" (yes, "adventure") peop...

    Favorite Quotes ...the basic stuff of the universe, at its core, is looking like a kind of pure energy that is malleable to human intention and expectation in a way that defies our old mechanistic model of the universe--as though our expectation itself causes our energy to flow out ...

    Some relevent and feel good ideas rooted mostly in the more mystical and esoteric branches of various world religions are choked by a sugary new-age coating and a completely irrelevent "mystery novel" story line. There is no story, the characters walk along, find a page and read it. Th...

    The only reason I own this piece of idiotic dreck is because QPBC sent it to me as the book of the month and I wasn't quick enough off the mark about sending it back - OK? I just needed to make that perfectly clear. I do actually have a brain, and this book is clearly aimed at thos...

    In many ways, The Celestine Prophecy was the book that opened the door to the New Age movement in books. Before this book, finding a book on spirituality meant reading "longhair" books that often spoke in ethereal terms. Finding any of these such books meant traveling to a large bookst...

    WTF? This book is the worst kind of sci-fi/pseudo-spirituality. There are enough real awesome things in the world; we don't need this. This book presents itself as non-fiction, and although the author repeated stated after the fact that is purely invented, hoards of people began follow...

    I was told to read this passed down book from a good friend of mine. As she gave this book to me she said, "This book changed my outlook on life and I hope it does for you too." The Celestine Prophecy is a book that is not only inspirational but also motivational too. As I read the uni...

    This is possibly the worst book in print. Since I haven't read EVERYTHING in print, I cannot say definitively, but I would bet at least a packet of ketchup (this piece of trash isn't worth a better wager) that the cleaning of the Agean stables would be easier than finding a more poorly...

  • David
    Jan 24, 2009

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

  • Bill
    Aug 22, 2007

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

  • Tucker
    Dec 02, 2007

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for eac...

    I take more from this book every time I read it. My original review: I've read this book a few times, the first time after it had been given to me by a rather 'hippy-ish' friend of mine. The first time, I wanted to throw it in the bin. Written badly with two dimension char...

    (Actual footage of me reading this book*) *It was the only book available to me during a recent stay with some relatives down south, as I'd stupidly left the stack of paperbacks I'd planned to bring on the kitchen table at home. It's really really good if you like cra...

    The Celestine Prophecy outlines the spiritual beliefs of James Redfield, a New Age religious thinker. It is presented as an adventure story, where an American protagonist is searching Peru for nine ?insights? from a mysterious manuscript. The book is divided into nine chapters, eac...

    I cannot express in words how much I hated this book. Only retching noises will suffice. Several people whom I love recommended this book to me and I resisted until I was backpacking through Brazil and had nothing to read except a few romance novels in Dutch (which I can neither speak ...

    I haven't read this book since I was about 19. I remember quite liking it. I hadn't read anything like it before and it made me think really deep thoughts. So I have to give it credit for planting a seed. As someone who dislikes the term "new age," but is partial to many "new agey" i...

    This book encourages a spiritual-but-not-religious awakening. The flimsy, implausible storyline and the not-so-well-crafted dialogue is only a device to present the pillars of this New Age philosophy. There is no plot and no tension. It is apparent from the beginning that the Nine Insi...

  • Joe
    Sep 22, 2007

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for eac...

    I take more from this book every time I read it. My original review: I've read this book a few times, the first time after it had been given to me by a rather 'hippy-ish' friend of mine. The first time, I wanted to throw it in the bin. Written badly with two dimension char...

    (Actual footage of me reading this book*) *It was the only book available to me during a recent stay with some relatives down south, as I'd stupidly left the stack of paperbacks I'd planned to bring on the kitchen table at home. It's really really good if you like cra...

    The Celestine Prophecy outlines the spiritual beliefs of James Redfield, a New Age religious thinker. It is presented as an adventure story, where an American protagonist is searching Peru for nine ?insights? from a mysterious manuscript. The book is divided into nine chapters, eac...

    I cannot express in words how much I hated this book. Only retching noises will suffice. Several people whom I love recommended this book to me and I resisted until I was backpacking through Brazil and had nothing to read except a few romance novels in Dutch (which I can neither speak ...

    I haven't read this book since I was about 19. I remember quite liking it. I hadn't read anything like it before and it made me think really deep thoughts. So I have to give it credit for planting a seed. As someone who dislikes the term "new age," but is partial to many "new agey" i...

    This book encourages a spiritual-but-not-religious awakening. The flimsy, implausible storyline and the not-so-well-crafted dialogue is only a device to present the pillars of this New Age philosophy. There is no plot and no tension. It is apparent from the beginning that the Nine Insi...

    The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield The Celestine Prophecy is a 1993 novel by James Redfield that discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas rooted in multiple ancient Eastern traditions and New Age spirituality. The main character undertakes a journey to find and understa...

    i read this in high school and i remember liking it, but if i read it now all grown up, i would probably find it silly. ...

    An unbelievable book, that can be read one of two ways, you can simply read it as an adventure story of a man struggling to understand what it is he wants from life, or, as I have done, you can read it as a self help book. What a self help book it is. It really encourages you to lo...

    A client of mine once told me how wonderful and life-changing this book was, and I thought, huh, I'll have to give it a read. Thank goodness I checked it out from the library rather than spending any money on it. Lots of new-age nonsense here; nothing that struck me as both profound an...

    "The Celestine Prophecy" tells of following your innermost intuition-- which is truly ironic as I feel downright jipped after not having listened to my very own quivering string; not leaving this rot to rot upon its dusty, underused shelf. In this "adventure" (yes, "adventure") peop...

    Favorite Quotes ...the basic stuff of the universe, at its core, is looking like a kind of pure energy that is malleable to human intention and expectation in a way that defies our old mechanistic model of the universe--as though our expectation itself causes our energy to flow out ...

    Some relevent and feel good ideas rooted mostly in the more mystical and esoteric branches of various world religions are choked by a sugary new-age coating and a completely irrelevent "mystery novel" story line. There is no story, the characters walk along, find a page and read it. Th...

  • Samantha
    Jun 29, 2008

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for eac...

    I take more from this book every time I read it. My original review: I've read this book a few times, the first time after it had been given to me by a rather 'hippy-ish' friend of mine. The first time, I wanted to throw it in the bin. Written badly with two dimension char...

    (Actual footage of me reading this book*) *It was the only book available to me during a recent stay with some relatives down south, as I'd stupidly left the stack of paperbacks I'd planned to bring on the kitchen table at home. It's really really good if you like cra...

    The Celestine Prophecy outlines the spiritual beliefs of James Redfield, a New Age religious thinker. It is presented as an adventure story, where an American protagonist is searching Peru for nine ?insights? from a mysterious manuscript. The book is divided into nine chapters, eac...

    I cannot express in words how much I hated this book. Only retching noises will suffice. Several people whom I love recommended this book to me and I resisted until I was backpacking through Brazil and had nothing to read except a few romance novels in Dutch (which I can neither speak ...

    I haven't read this book since I was about 19. I remember quite liking it. I hadn't read anything like it before and it made me think really deep thoughts. So I have to give it credit for planting a seed. As someone who dislikes the term "new age," but is partial to many "new agey" i...

    This book encourages a spiritual-but-not-religious awakening. The flimsy, implausible storyline and the not-so-well-crafted dialogue is only a device to present the pillars of this New Age philosophy. There is no plot and no tension. It is apparent from the beginning that the Nine Insi...

    The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield The Celestine Prophecy is a 1993 novel by James Redfield that discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas rooted in multiple ancient Eastern traditions and New Age spirituality. The main character undertakes a journey to find and understa...

    i read this in high school and i remember liking it, but if i read it now all grown up, i would probably find it silly. ...

    An unbelievable book, that can be read one of two ways, you can simply read it as an adventure story of a man struggling to understand what it is he wants from life, or, as I have done, you can read it as a self help book. What a self help book it is. It really encourages you to lo...

    A client of mine once told me how wonderful and life-changing this book was, and I thought, huh, I'll have to give it a read. Thank goodness I checked it out from the library rather than spending any money on it. Lots of new-age nonsense here; nothing that struck me as both profound an...

    "The Celestine Prophecy" tells of following your innermost intuition-- which is truly ironic as I feel downright jipped after not having listened to my very own quivering string; not leaving this rot to rot upon its dusty, underused shelf. In this "adventure" (yes, "adventure") peop...

    Favorite Quotes ...the basic stuff of the universe, at its core, is looking like a kind of pure energy that is malleable to human intention and expectation in a way that defies our old mechanistic model of the universe--as though our expectation itself causes our energy to flow out ...

    Some relevent and feel good ideas rooted mostly in the more mystical and esoteric branches of various world religions are choked by a sugary new-age coating and a completely irrelevent "mystery novel" story line. There is no story, the characters walk along, find a page and read it. Th...

    The only reason I own this piece of idiotic dreck is because QPBC sent it to me as the book of the month and I wasn't quick enough off the mark about sending it back - OK? I just needed to make that perfectly clear. I do actually have a brain, and this book is clearly aimed at thos...

    In many ways, The Celestine Prophecy was the book that opened the door to the New Age movement in books. Before this book, finding a book on spirituality meant reading "longhair" books that often spoke in ethereal terms. Finding any of these such books meant traveling to a large bookst...

    WTF? This book is the worst kind of sci-fi/pseudo-spirituality. There are enough real awesome things in the world; we don't need this. This book presents itself as non-fiction, and although the author repeated stated after the fact that is purely invented, hoards of people began follow...

    I was told to read this passed down book from a good friend of mine. As she gave this book to me she said, "This book changed my outlook on life and I hope it does for you too." The Celestine Prophecy is a book that is not only inspirational but also motivational too. As I read the uni...

    This is possibly the worst book in print. Since I haven't read EVERYTHING in print, I cannot say definitively, but I would bet at least a packet of ketchup (this piece of trash isn't worth a better wager) that the cleaning of the Agean stables would be easier than finding a more poorly...

    A quick factual note before my review. The Maya didn't live in Peru. Period. Mayan civilization existed primarily in Mexico as well as the present-day nations of Guatemala, Belize, northern El Salvador and western Honduras. Not Peru. I'll say that again. No Maya. In Peru. Do some basic...

    Really an excellent book! Definitely mystical but helpful. It reminded me a bit of the Da Vinci Code in that you traveled along with the main character on this quest but instead of it being a quest to find some religious artifact or truth that is external, this quest was internal about...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Jan 28, 2017

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for eac...

    I take more from this book every time I read it. My original review: I've read this book a few times, the first time after it had been given to me by a rather 'hippy-ish' friend of mine. The first time, I wanted to throw it in the bin. Written badly with two dimension char...

    (Actual footage of me reading this book*) *It was the only book available to me during a recent stay with some relatives down south, as I'd stupidly left the stack of paperbacks I'd planned to bring on the kitchen table at home. It's really really good if you like cra...

    The Celestine Prophecy outlines the spiritual beliefs of James Redfield, a New Age religious thinker. It is presented as an adventure story, where an American protagonist is searching Peru for nine ?insights? from a mysterious manuscript. The book is divided into nine chapters, eac...

    I cannot express in words how much I hated this book. Only retching noises will suffice. Several people whom I love recommended this book to me and I resisted until I was backpacking through Brazil and had nothing to read except a few romance novels in Dutch (which I can neither speak ...

    I haven't read this book since I was about 19. I remember quite liking it. I hadn't read anything like it before and it made me think really deep thoughts. So I have to give it credit for planting a seed. As someone who dislikes the term "new age," but is partial to many "new agey" i...

    This book encourages a spiritual-but-not-religious awakening. The flimsy, implausible storyline and the not-so-well-crafted dialogue is only a device to present the pillars of this New Age philosophy. There is no plot and no tension. It is apparent from the beginning that the Nine Insi...

    The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield The Celestine Prophecy is a 1993 novel by James Redfield that discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas rooted in multiple ancient Eastern traditions and New Age spirituality. The main character undertakes a journey to find and understa...

  • Jamie Saloff
    Dec 09, 2007

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for eac...

    I take more from this book every time I read it. My original review: I've read this book a few times, the first time after it had been given to me by a rather 'hippy-ish' friend of mine. The first time, I wanted to throw it in the bin. Written badly with two dimension char...

    (Actual footage of me reading this book*) *It was the only book available to me during a recent stay with some relatives down south, as I'd stupidly left the stack of paperbacks I'd planned to bring on the kitchen table at home. It's really really good if you like cra...

    The Celestine Prophecy outlines the spiritual beliefs of James Redfield, a New Age religious thinker. It is presented as an adventure story, where an American protagonist is searching Peru for nine ?insights? from a mysterious manuscript. The book is divided into nine chapters, eac...

    I cannot express in words how much I hated this book. Only retching noises will suffice. Several people whom I love recommended this book to me and I resisted until I was backpacking through Brazil and had nothing to read except a few romance novels in Dutch (which I can neither speak ...

    I haven't read this book since I was about 19. I remember quite liking it. I hadn't read anything like it before and it made me think really deep thoughts. So I have to give it credit for planting a seed. As someone who dislikes the term "new age," but is partial to many "new agey" i...

    This book encourages a spiritual-but-not-religious awakening. The flimsy, implausible storyline and the not-so-well-crafted dialogue is only a device to present the pillars of this New Age philosophy. There is no plot and no tension. It is apparent from the beginning that the Nine Insi...

    The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield The Celestine Prophecy is a 1993 novel by James Redfield that discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas rooted in multiple ancient Eastern traditions and New Age spirituality. The main character undertakes a journey to find and understa...

    i read this in high school and i remember liking it, but if i read it now all grown up, i would probably find it silly. ...

    An unbelievable book, that can be read one of two ways, you can simply read it as an adventure story of a man struggling to understand what it is he wants from life, or, as I have done, you can read it as a self help book. What a self help book it is. It really encourages you to lo...

    A client of mine once told me how wonderful and life-changing this book was, and I thought, huh, I'll have to give it a read. Thank goodness I checked it out from the library rather than spending any money on it. Lots of new-age nonsense here; nothing that struck me as both profound an...

    "The Celestine Prophecy" tells of following your innermost intuition-- which is truly ironic as I feel downright jipped after not having listened to my very own quivering string; not leaving this rot to rot upon its dusty, underused shelf. In this "adventure" (yes, "adventure") peop...

    Favorite Quotes ...the basic stuff of the universe, at its core, is looking like a kind of pure energy that is malleable to human intention and expectation in a way that defies our old mechanistic model of the universe--as though our expectation itself causes our energy to flow out ...

    Some relevent and feel good ideas rooted mostly in the more mystical and esoteric branches of various world religions are choked by a sugary new-age coating and a completely irrelevent "mystery novel" story line. There is no story, the characters walk along, find a page and read it. Th...

    The only reason I own this piece of idiotic dreck is because QPBC sent it to me as the book of the month and I wasn't quick enough off the mark about sending it back - OK? I just needed to make that perfectly clear. I do actually have a brain, and this book is clearly aimed at thos...

    In many ways, The Celestine Prophecy was the book that opened the door to the New Age movement in books. Before this book, finding a book on spirituality meant reading "longhair" books that often spoke in ethereal terms. Finding any of these such books meant traveling to a large bookst...

  • Reed
    Jan 14, 2008

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for eac...

    I take more from this book every time I read it. My original review: I've read this book a few times, the first time after it had been given to me by a rather 'hippy-ish' friend of mine. The first time, I wanted to throw it in the bin. Written badly with two dimension char...

    (Actual footage of me reading this book*) *It was the only book available to me during a recent stay with some relatives down south, as I'd stupidly left the stack of paperbacks I'd planned to bring on the kitchen table at home. It's really really good if you like cra...

    The Celestine Prophecy outlines the spiritual beliefs of James Redfield, a New Age religious thinker. It is presented as an adventure story, where an American protagonist is searching Peru for nine ?insights? from a mysterious manuscript. The book is divided into nine chapters, eac...

    I cannot express in words how much I hated this book. Only retching noises will suffice. Several people whom I love recommended this book to me and I resisted until I was backpacking through Brazil and had nothing to read except a few romance novels in Dutch (which I can neither speak ...

    I haven't read this book since I was about 19. I remember quite liking it. I hadn't read anything like it before and it made me think really deep thoughts. So I have to give it credit for planting a seed. As someone who dislikes the term "new age," but is partial to many "new agey" i...

    This book encourages a spiritual-but-not-religious awakening. The flimsy, implausible storyline and the not-so-well-crafted dialogue is only a device to present the pillars of this New Age philosophy. There is no plot and no tension. It is apparent from the beginning that the Nine Insi...

    The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield The Celestine Prophecy is a 1993 novel by James Redfield that discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas rooted in multiple ancient Eastern traditions and New Age spirituality. The main character undertakes a journey to find and understa...

    i read this in high school and i remember liking it, but if i read it now all grown up, i would probably find it silly. ...

    An unbelievable book, that can be read one of two ways, you can simply read it as an adventure story of a man struggling to understand what it is he wants from life, or, as I have done, you can read it as a self help book. What a self help book it is. It really encourages you to lo...

    A client of mine once told me how wonderful and life-changing this book was, and I thought, huh, I'll have to give it a read. Thank goodness I checked it out from the library rather than spending any money on it. Lots of new-age nonsense here; nothing that struck me as both profound an...

    "The Celestine Prophecy" tells of following your innermost intuition-- which is truly ironic as I feel downright jipped after not having listened to my very own quivering string; not leaving this rot to rot upon its dusty, underused shelf. In this "adventure" (yes, "adventure") peop...

    Favorite Quotes ...the basic stuff of the universe, at its core, is looking like a kind of pure energy that is malleable to human intention and expectation in a way that defies our old mechanistic model of the universe--as though our expectation itself causes our energy to flow out ...

    Some relevent and feel good ideas rooted mostly in the more mystical and esoteric branches of various world religions are choked by a sugary new-age coating and a completely irrelevent "mystery novel" story line. There is no story, the characters walk along, find a page and read it. Th...

    The only reason I own this piece of idiotic dreck is because QPBC sent it to me as the book of the month and I wasn't quick enough off the mark about sending it back - OK? I just needed to make that perfectly clear. I do actually have a brain, and this book is clearly aimed at thos...

    In many ways, The Celestine Prophecy was the book that opened the door to the New Age movement in books. Before this book, finding a book on spirituality meant reading "longhair" books that often spoke in ethereal terms. Finding any of these such books meant traveling to a large bookst...

    WTF? This book is the worst kind of sci-fi/pseudo-spirituality. There are enough real awesome things in the world; we don't need this. This book presents itself as non-fiction, and although the author repeated stated after the fact that is purely invented, hoards of people began follow...

  • Shayna
    Jul 01, 2008

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for eac...

    I take more from this book every time I read it. My original review: I've read this book a few times, the first time after it had been given to me by a rather 'hippy-ish' friend of mine. The first time, I wanted to throw it in the bin. Written badly with two dimension char...

    (Actual footage of me reading this book*) *It was the only book available to me during a recent stay with some relatives down south, as I'd stupidly left the stack of paperbacks I'd planned to bring on the kitchen table at home. It's really really good if you like cra...

    The Celestine Prophecy outlines the spiritual beliefs of James Redfield, a New Age religious thinker. It is presented as an adventure story, where an American protagonist is searching Peru for nine ?insights? from a mysterious manuscript. The book is divided into nine chapters, eac...

    I cannot express in words how much I hated this book. Only retching noises will suffice. Several people whom I love recommended this book to me and I resisted until I was backpacking through Brazil and had nothing to read except a few romance novels in Dutch (which I can neither speak ...

    I haven't read this book since I was about 19. I remember quite liking it. I hadn't read anything like it before and it made me think really deep thoughts. So I have to give it credit for planting a seed. As someone who dislikes the term "new age," but is partial to many "new agey" i...

    This book encourages a spiritual-but-not-religious awakening. The flimsy, implausible storyline and the not-so-well-crafted dialogue is only a device to present the pillars of this New Age philosophy. There is no plot and no tension. It is apparent from the beginning that the Nine Insi...

    The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield The Celestine Prophecy is a 1993 novel by James Redfield that discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas rooted in multiple ancient Eastern traditions and New Age spirituality. The main character undertakes a journey to find and understa...

    i read this in high school and i remember liking it, but if i read it now all grown up, i would probably find it silly. ...

    An unbelievable book, that can be read one of two ways, you can simply read it as an adventure story of a man struggling to understand what it is he wants from life, or, as I have done, you can read it as a self help book. What a self help book it is. It really encourages you to lo...

    A client of mine once told me how wonderful and life-changing this book was, and I thought, huh, I'll have to give it a read. Thank goodness I checked it out from the library rather than spending any money on it. Lots of new-age nonsense here; nothing that struck me as both profound an...

    "The Celestine Prophecy" tells of following your innermost intuition-- which is truly ironic as I feel downright jipped after not having listened to my very own quivering string; not leaving this rot to rot upon its dusty, underused shelf. In this "adventure" (yes, "adventure") peop...

    Favorite Quotes ...the basic stuff of the universe, at its core, is looking like a kind of pure energy that is malleable to human intention and expectation in a way that defies our old mechanistic model of the universe--as though our expectation itself causes our energy to flow out ...

    Some relevent and feel good ideas rooted mostly in the more mystical and esoteric branches of various world religions are choked by a sugary new-age coating and a completely irrelevent "mystery novel" story line. There is no story, the characters walk along, find a page and read it. Th...

    The only reason I own this piece of idiotic dreck is because QPBC sent it to me as the book of the month and I wasn't quick enough off the mark about sending it back - OK? I just needed to make that perfectly clear. I do actually have a brain, and this book is clearly aimed at thos...

    In many ways, The Celestine Prophecy was the book that opened the door to the New Age movement in books. Before this book, finding a book on spirituality meant reading "longhair" books that often spoke in ethereal terms. Finding any of these such books meant traveling to a large bookst...

    WTF? This book is the worst kind of sci-fi/pseudo-spirituality. There are enough real awesome things in the world; we don't need this. This book presents itself as non-fiction, and although the author repeated stated after the fact that is purely invented, hoards of people began follow...

    I was told to read this passed down book from a good friend of mine. As she gave this book to me she said, "This book changed my outlook on life and I hope it does for you too." The Celestine Prophecy is a book that is not only inspirational but also motivational too. As I read the uni...

    This is possibly the worst book in print. Since I haven't read EVERYTHING in print, I cannot say definitively, but I would bet at least a packet of ketchup (this piece of trash isn't worth a better wager) that the cleaning of the Agean stables would be easier than finding a more poorly...

    A quick factual note before my review. The Maya didn't live in Peru. Period. Mayan civilization existed primarily in Mexico as well as the present-day nations of Guatemala, Belize, northern El Salvador and western Honduras. Not Peru. I'll say that again. No Maya. In Peru. Do some basic...

    Really an excellent book! Definitely mystical but helpful. It reminded me a bit of the Da Vinci Code in that you traveled along with the main character on this quest but instead of it being a quest to find some religious artifact or truth that is external, this quest was internal about...

    I remember when this book was all the rage. Like it was telling people something new, like it was real! It was a giant hoax, wasn't it? The movie was some god-awful Lifetime movie-ish crap, too, wasn't it? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cele... This kind of book reminds me of T...

    2016 This is now about the 3rd or 4th time I've read this book and it probably won't be my last. Every now and again I just pick it up and off I go! I'll definitely plough through the next 3 books but probably won't put them on Goodreads again, I guess I'll keep them all as my guilt...

    I picked up this little gem at a thrift store, but I threw it away when I was done just to make sure that other bargain-hunters didn't suffer as I did. Cultish, New-agey garbage akin to "The Secret," Scientology, or Madonna's version of Kaballah. Coincidentally, I purchased "Left Behin...

  • Fabian
    Apr 15, 2014

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for eac...

    I take more from this book every time I read it. My original review: I've read this book a few times, the first time after it had been given to me by a rather 'hippy-ish' friend of mine. The first time, I wanted to throw it in the bin. Written badly with two dimension char...

    (Actual footage of me reading this book*) *It was the only book available to me during a recent stay with some relatives down south, as I'd stupidly left the stack of paperbacks I'd planned to bring on the kitchen table at home. It's really really good if you like cra...

    The Celestine Prophecy outlines the spiritual beliefs of James Redfield, a New Age religious thinker. It is presented as an adventure story, where an American protagonist is searching Peru for nine ?insights? from a mysterious manuscript. The book is divided into nine chapters, eac...

    I cannot express in words how much I hated this book. Only retching noises will suffice. Several people whom I love recommended this book to me and I resisted until I was backpacking through Brazil and had nothing to read except a few romance novels in Dutch (which I can neither speak ...

    I haven't read this book since I was about 19. I remember quite liking it. I hadn't read anything like it before and it made me think really deep thoughts. So I have to give it credit for planting a seed. As someone who dislikes the term "new age," but is partial to many "new agey" i...

    This book encourages a spiritual-but-not-religious awakening. The flimsy, implausible storyline and the not-so-well-crafted dialogue is only a device to present the pillars of this New Age philosophy. There is no plot and no tension. It is apparent from the beginning that the Nine Insi...

    The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield The Celestine Prophecy is a 1993 novel by James Redfield that discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas rooted in multiple ancient Eastern traditions and New Age spirituality. The main character undertakes a journey to find and understa...

    i read this in high school and i remember liking it, but if i read it now all grown up, i would probably find it silly. ...

    An unbelievable book, that can be read one of two ways, you can simply read it as an adventure story of a man struggling to understand what it is he wants from life, or, as I have done, you can read it as a self help book. What a self help book it is. It really encourages you to lo...

    A client of mine once told me how wonderful and life-changing this book was, and I thought, huh, I'll have to give it a read. Thank goodness I checked it out from the library rather than spending any money on it. Lots of new-age nonsense here; nothing that struck me as both profound an...

    "The Celestine Prophecy" tells of following your innermost intuition-- which is truly ironic as I feel downright jipped after not having listened to my very own quivering string; not leaving this rot to rot upon its dusty, underused shelf. In this "adventure" (yes, "adventure") peop...

  • Cassie
    Nov 05, 2008

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for eac...

    I take more from this book every time I read it. My original review: I've read this book a few times, the first time after it had been given to me by a rather 'hippy-ish' friend of mine. The first time, I wanted to throw it in the bin. Written badly with two dimension char...

    (Actual footage of me reading this book*) *It was the only book available to me during a recent stay with some relatives down south, as I'd stupidly left the stack of paperbacks I'd planned to bring on the kitchen table at home. It's really really good if you like cra...

    The Celestine Prophecy outlines the spiritual beliefs of James Redfield, a New Age religious thinker. It is presented as an adventure story, where an American protagonist is searching Peru for nine ?insights? from a mysterious manuscript. The book is divided into nine chapters, eac...

    I cannot express in words how much I hated this book. Only retching noises will suffice. Several people whom I love recommended this book to me and I resisted until I was backpacking through Brazil and had nothing to read except a few romance novels in Dutch (which I can neither speak ...

    I haven't read this book since I was about 19. I remember quite liking it. I hadn't read anything like it before and it made me think really deep thoughts. So I have to give it credit for planting a seed. As someone who dislikes the term "new age," but is partial to many "new agey" i...

    This book encourages a spiritual-but-not-religious awakening. The flimsy, implausible storyline and the not-so-well-crafted dialogue is only a device to present the pillars of this New Age philosophy. There is no plot and no tension. It is apparent from the beginning that the Nine Insi...

    The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield The Celestine Prophecy is a 1993 novel by James Redfield that discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas rooted in multiple ancient Eastern traditions and New Age spirituality. The main character undertakes a journey to find and understa...

    i read this in high school and i remember liking it, but if i read it now all grown up, i would probably find it silly. ...

    An unbelievable book, that can be read one of two ways, you can simply read it as an adventure story of a man struggling to understand what it is he wants from life, or, as I have done, you can read it as a self help book. What a self help book it is. It really encourages you to lo...

    A client of mine once told me how wonderful and life-changing this book was, and I thought, huh, I'll have to give it a read. Thank goodness I checked it out from the library rather than spending any money on it. Lots of new-age nonsense here; nothing that struck me as both profound an...

    "The Celestine Prophecy" tells of following your innermost intuition-- which is truly ironic as I feel downright jipped after not having listened to my very own quivering string; not leaving this rot to rot upon its dusty, underused shelf. In this "adventure" (yes, "adventure") peop...

    Favorite Quotes ...the basic stuff of the universe, at its core, is looking like a kind of pure energy that is malleable to human intention and expectation in a way that defies our old mechanistic model of the universe--as though our expectation itself causes our energy to flow out ...

    Some relevent and feel good ideas rooted mostly in the more mystical and esoteric branches of various world religions are choked by a sugary new-age coating and a completely irrelevent "mystery novel" story line. There is no story, the characters walk along, find a page and read it. Th...

    The only reason I own this piece of idiotic dreck is because QPBC sent it to me as the book of the month and I wasn't quick enough off the mark about sending it back - OK? I just needed to make that perfectly clear. I do actually have a brain, and this book is clearly aimed at thos...

    In many ways, The Celestine Prophecy was the book that opened the door to the New Age movement in books. Before this book, finding a book on spirituality meant reading "longhair" books that often spoke in ethereal terms. Finding any of these such books meant traveling to a large bookst...

    WTF? This book is the worst kind of sci-fi/pseudo-spirituality. There are enough real awesome things in the world; we don't need this. This book presents itself as non-fiction, and although the author repeated stated after the fact that is purely invented, hoards of people began follow...

    I was told to read this passed down book from a good friend of mine. As she gave this book to me she said, "This book changed my outlook on life and I hope it does for you too." The Celestine Prophecy is a book that is not only inspirational but also motivational too. As I read the uni...

  • Tess
    Dec 18, 2008

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

  • Sammy
    Jan 29, 2009

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for eac...

    I take more from this book every time I read it. My original review: I've read this book a few times, the first time after it had been given to me by a rather 'hippy-ish' friend of mine. The first time, I wanted to throw it in the bin. Written badly with two dimension char...

    (Actual footage of me reading this book*) *It was the only book available to me during a recent stay with some relatives down south, as I'd stupidly left the stack of paperbacks I'd planned to bring on the kitchen table at home. It's really really good if you like cra...

    The Celestine Prophecy outlines the spiritual beliefs of James Redfield, a New Age religious thinker. It is presented as an adventure story, where an American protagonist is searching Peru for nine ?insights? from a mysterious manuscript. The book is divided into nine chapters, eac...

    I cannot express in words how much I hated this book. Only retching noises will suffice. Several people whom I love recommended this book to me and I resisted until I was backpacking through Brazil and had nothing to read except a few romance novels in Dutch (which I can neither speak ...

    I haven't read this book since I was about 19. I remember quite liking it. I hadn't read anything like it before and it made me think really deep thoughts. So I have to give it credit for planting a seed. As someone who dislikes the term "new age," but is partial to many "new agey" i...

    This book encourages a spiritual-but-not-religious awakening. The flimsy, implausible storyline and the not-so-well-crafted dialogue is only a device to present the pillars of this New Age philosophy. There is no plot and no tension. It is apparent from the beginning that the Nine Insi...

    The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield The Celestine Prophecy is a 1993 novel by James Redfield that discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas rooted in multiple ancient Eastern traditions and New Age spirituality. The main character undertakes a journey to find and understa...

    i read this in high school and i remember liking it, but if i read it now all grown up, i would probably find it silly. ...

    An unbelievable book, that can be read one of two ways, you can simply read it as an adventure story of a man struggling to understand what it is he wants from life, or, as I have done, you can read it as a self help book. What a self help book it is. It really encourages you to lo...

  • Victoria
    Mar 23, 2009

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for eac...

    I take more from this book every time I read it. My original review: I've read this book a few times, the first time after it had been given to me by a rather 'hippy-ish' friend of mine. The first time, I wanted to throw it in the bin. Written badly with two dimension char...

  • Ronda
    Jan 08, 2012

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for eac...

    I take more from this book every time I read it. My original review: I've read this book a few times, the first time after it had been given to me by a rather 'hippy-ish' friend of mine. The first time, I wanted to throw it in the bin. Written badly with two dimension char...

    (Actual footage of me reading this book*) *It was the only book available to me during a recent stay with some relatives down south, as I'd stupidly left the stack of paperbacks I'd planned to bring on the kitchen table at home. It's really really good if you like cra...

    The Celestine Prophecy outlines the spiritual beliefs of James Redfield, a New Age religious thinker. It is presented as an adventure story, where an American protagonist is searching Peru for nine ?insights? from a mysterious manuscript. The book is divided into nine chapters, eac...

    I cannot express in words how much I hated this book. Only retching noises will suffice. Several people whom I love recommended this book to me and I resisted until I was backpacking through Brazil and had nothing to read except a few romance novels in Dutch (which I can neither speak ...

    I haven't read this book since I was about 19. I remember quite liking it. I hadn't read anything like it before and it made me think really deep thoughts. So I have to give it credit for planting a seed. As someone who dislikes the term "new age," but is partial to many "new agey" i...

    This book encourages a spiritual-but-not-religious awakening. The flimsy, implausible storyline and the not-so-well-crafted dialogue is only a device to present the pillars of this New Age philosophy. There is no plot and no tension. It is apparent from the beginning that the Nine Insi...

    The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield The Celestine Prophecy is a 1993 novel by James Redfield that discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas rooted in multiple ancient Eastern traditions and New Age spirituality. The main character undertakes a journey to find and understa...

    i read this in high school and i remember liking it, but if i read it now all grown up, i would probably find it silly. ...

    An unbelievable book, that can be read one of two ways, you can simply read it as an adventure story of a man struggling to understand what it is he wants from life, or, as I have done, you can read it as a self help book. What a self help book it is. It really encourages you to lo...

    A client of mine once told me how wonderful and life-changing this book was, and I thought, huh, I'll have to give it a read. Thank goodness I checked it out from the library rather than spending any money on it. Lots of new-age nonsense here; nothing that struck me as both profound an...

    "The Celestine Prophecy" tells of following your innermost intuition-- which is truly ironic as I feel downright jipped after not having listened to my very own quivering string; not leaving this rot to rot upon its dusty, underused shelf. In this "adventure" (yes, "adventure") peop...

    Favorite Quotes ...the basic stuff of the universe, at its core, is looking like a kind of pure energy that is malleable to human intention and expectation in a way that defies our old mechanistic model of the universe--as though our expectation itself causes our energy to flow out ...

    Some relevent and feel good ideas rooted mostly in the more mystical and esoteric branches of various world religions are choked by a sugary new-age coating and a completely irrelevent "mystery novel" story line. There is no story, the characters walk along, find a page and read it. Th...

    The only reason I own this piece of idiotic dreck is because QPBC sent it to me as the book of the month and I wasn't quick enough off the mark about sending it back - OK? I just needed to make that perfectly clear. I do actually have a brain, and this book is clearly aimed at thos...

    In many ways, The Celestine Prophecy was the book that opened the door to the New Age movement in books. Before this book, finding a book on spirituality meant reading "longhair" books that often spoke in ethereal terms. Finding any of these such books meant traveling to a large bookst...

    WTF? This book is the worst kind of sci-fi/pseudo-spirituality. There are enough real awesome things in the world; we don't need this. This book presents itself as non-fiction, and although the author repeated stated after the fact that is purely invented, hoards of people began follow...

    I was told to read this passed down book from a good friend of mine. As she gave this book to me she said, "This book changed my outlook on life and I hope it does for you too." The Celestine Prophecy is a book that is not only inspirational but also motivational too. As I read the uni...

    This is possibly the worst book in print. Since I haven't read EVERYTHING in print, I cannot say definitively, but I would bet at least a packet of ketchup (this piece of trash isn't worth a better wager) that the cleaning of the Agean stables would be easier than finding a more poorly...

    A quick factual note before my review. The Maya didn't live in Peru. Period. Mayan civilization existed primarily in Mexico as well as the present-day nations of Guatemala, Belize, northern El Salvador and western Honduras. Not Peru. I'll say that again. No Maya. In Peru. Do some basic...

    Really an excellent book! Definitely mystical but helpful. It reminded me a bit of the Da Vinci Code in that you traveled along with the main character on this quest but instead of it being a quest to find some religious artifact or truth that is external, this quest was internal about...

    I remember when this book was all the rage. Like it was telling people something new, like it was real! It was a giant hoax, wasn't it? The movie was some god-awful Lifetime movie-ish crap, too, wasn't it? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cele... This kind of book reminds me of T...

    2016 This is now about the 3rd or 4th time I've read this book and it probably won't be my last. Every now and again I just pick it up and off I go! I'll definitely plough through the next 3 books but probably won't put them on Goodreads again, I guess I'll keep them all as my guilt...

  • Evan Leach
    Jun 09, 2012

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for eac...

    I take more from this book every time I read it. My original review: I've read this book a few times, the first time after it had been given to me by a rather 'hippy-ish' friend of mine. The first time, I wanted to throw it in the bin. Written badly with two dimension char...

    (Actual footage of me reading this book*) *It was the only book available to me during a recent stay with some relatives down south, as I'd stupidly left the stack of paperbacks I'd planned to bring on the kitchen table at home. It's really really good if you like cra...

    The Celestine Prophecy outlines the spiritual beliefs of James Redfield, a New Age religious thinker. It is presented as an adventure story, where an American protagonist is searching Peru for nine ?insights? from a mysterious manuscript. The book is divided into nine chapters, eac...

  • Andy
    Jul 02, 2012

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for eac...

    I take more from this book every time I read it. My original review: I've read this book a few times, the first time after it had been given to me by a rather 'hippy-ish' friend of mine. The first time, I wanted to throw it in the bin. Written badly with two dimension char...

    (Actual footage of me reading this book*) *It was the only book available to me during a recent stay with some relatives down south, as I'd stupidly left the stack of paperbacks I'd planned to bring on the kitchen table at home. It's really really good if you like cra...

    The Celestine Prophecy outlines the spiritual beliefs of James Redfield, a New Age religious thinker. It is presented as an adventure story, where an American protagonist is searching Peru for nine ?insights? from a mysterious manuscript. The book is divided into nine chapters, eac...

    I cannot express in words how much I hated this book. Only retching noises will suffice. Several people whom I love recommended this book to me and I resisted until I was backpacking through Brazil and had nothing to read except a few romance novels in Dutch (which I can neither speak ...

    I haven't read this book since I was about 19. I remember quite liking it. I hadn't read anything like it before and it made me think really deep thoughts. So I have to give it credit for planting a seed. As someone who dislikes the term "new age," but is partial to many "new agey" i...

    This book encourages a spiritual-but-not-religious awakening. The flimsy, implausible storyline and the not-so-well-crafted dialogue is only a device to present the pillars of this New Age philosophy. There is no plot and no tension. It is apparent from the beginning that the Nine Insi...

    The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield The Celestine Prophecy is a 1993 novel by James Redfield that discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas rooted in multiple ancient Eastern traditions and New Age spirituality. The main character undertakes a journey to find and understa...

    i read this in high school and i remember liking it, but if i read it now all grown up, i would probably find it silly. ...

    An unbelievable book, that can be read one of two ways, you can simply read it as an adventure story of a man struggling to understand what it is he wants from life, or, as I have done, you can read it as a self help book. What a self help book it is. It really encourages you to lo...

    A client of mine once told me how wonderful and life-changing this book was, and I thought, huh, I'll have to give it a read. Thank goodness I checked it out from the library rather than spending any money on it. Lots of new-age nonsense here; nothing that struck me as both profound an...

    "The Celestine Prophecy" tells of following your innermost intuition-- which is truly ironic as I feel downright jipped after not having listened to my very own quivering string; not leaving this rot to rot upon its dusty, underused shelf. In this "adventure" (yes, "adventure") peop...

    Favorite Quotes ...the basic stuff of the universe, at its core, is looking like a kind of pure energy that is malleable to human intention and expectation in a way that defies our old mechanistic model of the universe--as though our expectation itself causes our energy to flow out ...

    Some relevent and feel good ideas rooted mostly in the more mystical and esoteric branches of various world religions are choked by a sugary new-age coating and a completely irrelevent "mystery novel" story line. There is no story, the characters walk along, find a page and read it. Th...

    The only reason I own this piece of idiotic dreck is because QPBC sent it to me as the book of the month and I wasn't quick enough off the mark about sending it back - OK? I just needed to make that perfectly clear. I do actually have a brain, and this book is clearly aimed at thos...

    In many ways, The Celestine Prophecy was the book that opened the door to the New Age movement in books. Before this book, finding a book on spirituality meant reading "longhair" books that often spoke in ethereal terms. Finding any of these such books meant traveling to a large bookst...

    WTF? This book is the worst kind of sci-fi/pseudo-spirituality. There are enough real awesome things in the world; we don't need this. This book presents itself as non-fiction, and although the author repeated stated after the fact that is purely invented, hoards of people began follow...

    I was told to read this passed down book from a good friend of mine. As she gave this book to me she said, "This book changed my outlook on life and I hope it does for you too." The Celestine Prophecy is a book that is not only inspirational but also motivational too. As I read the uni...

    This is possibly the worst book in print. Since I haven't read EVERYTHING in print, I cannot say definitively, but I would bet at least a packet of ketchup (this piece of trash isn't worth a better wager) that the cleaning of the Agean stables would be easier than finding a more poorly...

    A quick factual note before my review. The Maya didn't live in Peru. Period. Mayan civilization existed primarily in Mexico as well as the present-day nations of Guatemala, Belize, northern El Salvador and western Honduras. Not Peru. I'll say that again. No Maya. In Peru. Do some basic...

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    May 26, 2014

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for eac...

    I take more from this book every time I read it. My original review: I've read this book a few times, the first time after it had been given to me by a rather 'hippy-ish' friend of mine. The first time, I wanted to throw it in the bin. Written badly with two dimension char...

    (Actual footage of me reading this book*) *It was the only book available to me during a recent stay with some relatives down south, as I'd stupidly left the stack of paperbacks I'd planned to bring on the kitchen table at home. It's really really good if you like cra...

    The Celestine Prophecy outlines the spiritual beliefs of James Redfield, a New Age religious thinker. It is presented as an adventure story, where an American protagonist is searching Peru for nine ?insights? from a mysterious manuscript. The book is divided into nine chapters, eac...

    I cannot express in words how much I hated this book. Only retching noises will suffice. Several people whom I love recommended this book to me and I resisted until I was backpacking through Brazil and had nothing to read except a few romance novels in Dutch (which I can neither speak ...

    I haven't read this book since I was about 19. I remember quite liking it. I hadn't read anything like it before and it made me think really deep thoughts. So I have to give it credit for planting a seed. As someone who dislikes the term "new age," but is partial to many "new agey" i...

    This book encourages a spiritual-but-not-religious awakening. The flimsy, implausible storyline and the not-so-well-crafted dialogue is only a device to present the pillars of this New Age philosophy. There is no plot and no tension. It is apparent from the beginning that the Nine Insi...

    The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield The Celestine Prophecy is a 1993 novel by James Redfield that discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas rooted in multiple ancient Eastern traditions and New Age spirituality. The main character undertakes a journey to find and understa...

    i read this in high school and i remember liking it, but if i read it now all grown up, i would probably find it silly. ...

    An unbelievable book, that can be read one of two ways, you can simply read it as an adventure story of a man struggling to understand what it is he wants from life, or, as I have done, you can read it as a self help book. What a self help book it is. It really encourages you to lo...

    A client of mine once told me how wonderful and life-changing this book was, and I thought, huh, I'll have to give it a read. Thank goodness I checked it out from the library rather than spending any money on it. Lots of new-age nonsense here; nothing that struck me as both profound an...

  • Prairie78
    Aug 07, 2007

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

  • Jack Tripper
    Dec 24, 2015

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for eac...

    I take more from this book every time I read it. My original review: I've read this book a few times, the first time after it had been given to me by a rather 'hippy-ish' friend of mine. The first time, I wanted to throw it in the bin. Written badly with two dimension char...

    (Actual footage of me reading this book*) *It was the only book available to me during a recent stay with some relatives down south, as I'd stupidly left the stack of paperbacks I'd planned to bring on the kitchen table at home. It's really really good if you like cra...

  •  ⚔ Sh3lly ⚔
    Nov 26, 2013

    a mea culpa for me and Ruby! once upon a time, a long time ago, i was an Entertainment Insurance Underwriter for AIG (well, a junior underwriter). i got to read a lot of scripts, i dealt with a lot of famous people, i got paid a lot of money. it was a time of much partying, much cok...

    ? This is the 2nd time I?ve read this book. And while I?m pretty sure most of it is fictional, I still think it carries some valuable insights?so I want to summarize them in the 9 insights of the book and my understanding of them: o 1) Noticing the coincidences in life is the ...

    Utter rubbish from start to finish. This is the literary equivalent of a Ponzi scheme. He made loads of money based on fraud. Nothing there. If you have a brain, use it, and don't go near this book. ...

    I resent when a writer who has a lot of opinions about, ya know, stuff, decides that everyone should hear about all the stuff he's thinking about, but then realizes that maybe it would be boring as all get out, so then decides that if he turns all the stuff he's thinking into a novel, ...

    I read this book at the end of 1996 or around beginning of 1997. I read about it in a magazine I used to get that I loved called, "Catalist." (The magazine went out of print - sorry to say - because I loved that magazine and still have all my issues - less then 2 years worth published....

    Someone gave my wife a hard cover copy of this book when she was in the hospital. I picked it up and read perhaps the first 50 or so pages while I was sitting in her hospital room, then I skimmed the rest of it and tossed it in the trash. What I saw was poor writing, misguided ideas, l...

    I really hoped this book would be as good as "everyone" says it is. I was totally underwhelmed. Painfully jejune plot, paper-thin characters, pedestrian prose, and for what? A handful of ridiculous "insights" about how our expectations affect the physical world and how we fight for eac...

    I take more from this book every time I read it. My original review: I've read this book a few times, the first time after it had been given to me by a rather 'hippy-ish' friend of mine. The first time, I wanted to throw it in the bin. Written badly with two dimension char...

    (Actual footage of me reading this book*) *It was the only book available to me during a recent stay with some relatives down south, as I'd stupidly left the stack of paperbacks I'd planned to bring on the kitchen table at home. It's really really good if you like cra...

    The Celestine Prophecy outlines the spiritual beliefs of James Redfield, a New Age religious thinker. It is presented as an adventure story, where an American protagonist is searching Peru for nine ?insights? from a mysterious manuscript. The book is divided into nine chapters, eac...

    I cannot express in words how much I hated this book. Only retching noises will suffice. Several people whom I love recommended this book to me and I resisted until I was backpacking through Brazil and had nothing to read except a few romance novels in Dutch (which I can neither speak ...

    I haven't read this book since I was about 19. I remember quite liking it. I hadn't read anything like it before and it made me think really deep thoughts. So I have to give it credit for planting a seed. As someone who dislikes the term "new age," but is partial to many "new agey" i...