In the rain forests of Peru, an ancient manuscript has been discovered. Within its pages are 9 key insights into life itself -- insights each human being is predicted to grasp sequentially, one insight then another, as we move toward a complete spiritual culture on Earth.

-- James Redfield

This is the story that James Redfield tells in The Celestine Prophecy. The first key insight occurs when we begin noticing coincidences in our lives, like when you run into someone you havenít seen for quite awhile and they end up having a valuable message for you. These coincidences are not pure chance but are meant to tell you something. The more we notice this the more it happens.

Noticing leads into the second insight, which is true awareness of life. We see that we have become preoccupied with material survival, and everything we do is focused on controlling our environment to create our own security. Why?

What really amazed me about this book are the truths of life that Redfield clarifies in words. He writes about how to interact with other people and where society is going, in ways that make a lot of sense.

We live in a society that has become preoccupied with media. Our biggest concerns are owning the newest plastic adjustable step platform for aerobics that Kathy Smith is selling instead of making our own out of materials at hand. We have to start thinking about our lives and how our actions affect other people. We need to start being. We have to know when to start and stop knowing.

I highly recommend The Celestine Prophecy, this is a book everyone should read.

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