My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Book Description from Amazon
James Redfield’s The Celestine Prophecy is an extraordinary, life-changing book. Perhaps you, like millions of readers, have discovered in its pages a new vision of coincidences in your own life, the energies involved in communicating with others, and the purposes behind human history.
Now, this companion handbook to that inspiring work helps you intensify and expand the exciting knowledge contained in each of the nine insights of The Celestine Prophecy. Through detailed explanations and carefully designed exercises, you can uncover further revelations about your family and partners, and the ways your past has been a preparation for the special contribution you can make to the world today.
What I thought of it
The Celestine Prophecy was a pivotal springboard to us writing and working together, so when I realised that Ron had a copy of the Experiential Guide, I was keen to borrow it!
I did find it quite hard-going at times, but it was worth sticking with it. Here’s why.
First of all, the nine insights from ‘the Manuscript’ in the novel are listed at the beginning of the book, so right away you have a handy reference point. Each chapter then summarises the parallel chapter from the novel, before leading the reader into a deeper explanation of each insight and how it can be used in day-to-day life.
The chapters revisit synchronicity; seeing beauty and energy; and connecting with energy. They help you to understand control dramas; how (and why) we get involved in power struggles; and how we can detach from and overcome them, etc.
At the end of each chapter, the authors list a thorough series of exercises suitable for individual and group work, designed to reveal more about your life, your relationships, your energy source, etc., and how to “do the spiritual work” so that you can move forward with more understanding and less competition for energy.
It took me quite a while to read because it was a paperback copy: as I wouldn’t be keeping it, I wanted to make notes, and so this slowed my progress. However I felt it was a good opportunity to clarify some relationships and situations in my own life, and I expect I will dip into my notes again as future life challenges arise.
Overall, a book I can recommend if you are willing to think about what you are reading, and willing to put the time into using what you discover.
You’re welcome to revisit our earlier blog post Starry Skies and Synchronicities
You’re also welcome to read my other Goodreads reviews