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Celestine Prophecy (original)


This isn't a book about tarot but i'm sure one that anyone here can appreciate. It's a super spiritual new age book, has anyone ever heard of it?

i think it was big in the early 90's maybe? my mom took a seminar on it with friends back in the day. i think the writting is dry but the messages are refreshing. i really need the sequel books to it. It really opened up my eyes to a new way of looking at the world, it taught me a lot and i recommend it to everyone.
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Yeah those are an interesting series of books. Make sure to get 'An Experiental Guide'. by same author, it's also good!

You may also like Eckhart Tolle's 'A New Earth' if you like stuff along that line...
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it's a shame my library doesn't have these kind of books, just checked, it was upsetting
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Thanks for reminding me, I loaned it out a year ago! Plus the next one...I forget the title. For me, with a few additions & some variations, that's pretty much the way things are here on this planet.



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it's a shame my library doesn't have these kind of books, just checked, it was upsetting
Lippy, ask your librarian if they participate in the Inter Library Loan system. It's a system that allows you to get any book you want-a library that has it will ship it to your library and is usually allowed to be checked out for however long your library's loans are for. Some small town libraries don't participate, though.

Or you could let your fingers do the walking and call the library in a nearby town....they might be able to help you.
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I've got it.
(the first one)

I thought it was a pile of hogwash, but I tend to think stuff like that is a pile of hogwash anyway.

I think it's still lurking round the house somewhere.

If anyone in the UK wants it, let me know, I'll send it you and make space for a better book....



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Anyone care to give a brief synopsis? I think I have the movie sitting here but never watched it. Don't really care to either, but I would like to know what's the main point of it.

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Nevermind-- I googled it and found this wikipedia entry. This seems to be the gist of it:


Nine Insights

* The First Insight... A Critical Mass

A new spiritual awakening is occurring in human culture; an awakening brought about by a critical mass of individuals who experience their lives as a spiritual unfolding, a journey in which we are led forward by mysterious coincidences.

* The Second Insight... The Longer Now

This awakening represents the creation of a new, more complete worldview, which replaces a five-hundred-year-old preoccupation with secular survival and comfort. While this technological preoccupation was an important step, our awakening to life's coincidences is opening us up to the real purpose of human life on this planet, and the real nature of our Universe.

* The Third Insight... A Matter of Energy

We now experience that we live not in a material Universe, but in a Universe of dynamic energy. Everything extant is a field of sacred energy that we can sense and intuit. Moreover, we humans can project our energy by focusing our attention in the desired direction, in that where attention goes, energy flows, influencing other energy systems and increasing the pace of coincidences in our lives. It is possible to see this energy enveloping all living things.

* The Fourth Insight... The Struggle For Power

To gain energy, we tend to manipulate or force others to give us attention and thus energy. When we successfully dominate others in this way, we feel more powerful, but they are left weakened and often fight back. Competition for scarce human energy is the cause of all conflict between people.

* The Fifth Insight... The Message of the Mystics

Insecurity and violence ends when we experience an inner connection with divine energy within, a connection described by mystics of all traditions. A sense of lightness or buoyancy along with the constant sensation of love are measures of this connection. If these measures are present, the connection is real; if not, it is only pretended.

* The Sixth Insight... Clearing the Past

The more we stay connected, the more we are acutely aware of those times when we lose connection, usually when we are under stress. In these times, we can see our own particular way of stealing energy from others. Once our manipulations are brought to personal awareness, our connection becomes more constant and we can discover our own evolutionary path in life, and our spiritual mission, which is the personal way we can contribute to the World.

Here the four main "control dramas"—the Interrogator, the Intimidator, the Aloof and the Poor Me—are discussed. Each person unconsciously prefers one of these four to suck energy out of others (as described in the Fourth Insight). A way of getting these under control is disclosed.

* The Seventh Insight... Engaging the Flow

Knowing our personal mission further enhances the flow of mysterious coincidences as we are guided toward our destinies. First we have a question; then dreams, daydreams, and intuitions lead us towards the answers, which usually are synchronistically provided by the wisdom of another human being.

* The Eighth Insight... The Interpersonal Ethic

We can increase the frequency of guiding coincidences by uplifting every person that comes into our lives. Care must be taken not to lose our inner connection when we have become part of romantic relationships. Uplifting others is especially effective in groups wherein each member can feel energy of all the others. With children it is extremely important for their early security and growth. By seeing the beauty in every face, we lift others into their wisest self, and increase the chances of hearing a synchronistic message.

* The Ninth Insight... The Emerging Culture

As we all evolve toward the best completion of our spiritual missions, the technological means of survival will be fully automated as humans focus instead on synchronistic growth. Such growth will move humans into higher energy states, ultimately transforming our bodies into spiritual form and uniting this dimension of existence with the after-life dimension, ending the cycle of birth and death.

Redfield acknowledged that the work of Dr. Eric Berne and his book Games People Play, the 1964 bestseller, was a major influence on his work. Specifically, the life games to which Dr. Eric Berne refers in his book are tools used in an individual's quest for energetic independence. The Celestine Prophecy was originally self-published by Redfield, who sold 100,000 copies out of the trunk of his Honda before Warner Books agreed to publish it.[1]

* The Tenth Insight. . . Holding the Vision

The Tenth Insight is the realization that throughout history human beings have been unconsciously struggling to implement this lived spirituality on Earth. Each of us comes here on assignment, and as we pull this understanding into consciousness, we can remember a fuller birth vision of what we wanted to accomplish with our lives. Further we can remember a common world vision of how we will all work together to create a new spiritual culture. We know that our challenge is to hold this vision with intention and prayer everyday.

* The Eleventh Insight. . . Extending Prayer Fields

The Eleventh Insight is the precise method through which we hold the vision. For centuries, religious scriptures, poems, and philosophies have pointed to a latent power of mind within all of us that mysteriously helps to affect what occurs in the future. It has been called faith power, positive thinking, and the power of prayer. We are now taking this power seriously enough to bring a fuller knowledge of it into public awareness. We are finding that this prayer power is a field of intention, which moves out from us and can be extended and strengthened, especially when we connect with others in a common vision. This is the power through which we hold the vision of a spiritual world and build the energy in ourselves and in others to make this vision a reality.
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I totally agree with the theory but what I didn't like was the *curriculum* the book attempts to teach as being necessary for spiritual growth. Same as with The Secret. This philosophy has been around forever; sometimes it helps if one reads it in a different context.



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I have had this book on my shelf for several years but have never read it. I also have a book that goes with it for study. I have no recollection of where or when I got it. Funny thing is I have never had a desire to read it it. I beleive I just wasn't ready for it's message. But over the past two years I have really attempted to work on myself and my outlook on life. I believe I would now be open to the message of the book.

I'm glad I saw this post. It has given me the desire to read this. Don't know if I'll enjoy it or agree with the premise. I will post my thoughts once I've read it.



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Quote:
Originally Posted by LippyCathedral
This isn't a book about tarot but i'm sure one that anyone here can appreciate. It's a super spiritual new age book, has anyone ever heard of it?

i think it was big in the early 90's maybe? my mom took a seminar on it with friends back in the day. i think the writting is dry but the messages are refreshing. i really need the sequel books to it. It really opened up my eyes to a new way of looking at the world, it taught me a lot and i recommend it to everyone.
Yes, its a great book with some great concepts in it. One of those concepts, if I remember rightly, was to just let conversation flow without thinking about it. Like we do on here (whether it kind or opinionated, personal, discriminating rational, reasonable etc etc ). Its a bit like Tarot reading without the cards but with people instead. It can raise a lot of interesting idea's and thoughts



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