The Celestine Prophecy, is a novel, written by James Redfield. It begins with two friends who have not seen one another in some time. Charlene has just returned home from Peru and is ecstatic. He’s more than a little confused. She’s just made an incredible discovery, a manuscript the government denies exists, describing a massive shift in human consciousness.
It’s divided into chapters, each dealing with a different ‘insight’ as to the progression towards this shit. A series of coincidences lead our hero to Peru where he’s greeted by the local police. Barely escaping with his life, he continues to follow the coincidences – messages from the universe – meeting many people along the way in his search for the insights.
The first deals with everything being made up of energy and the following few review the ways we interact with it. There’s the way we treat children, how to identify and overcome our control dramas, and considering our addictions to certain people. As individuals begin to gain each insight, humanity is expected to hit critical mass and shift into a new stage of enlightenment.
There are many who do not want the manuscript to be available to the masses and are fighting to suppress it. The church of course, is concerned with loosing authority, since the insights teach people how to decide for themselves, and it would seem they are willing to do anything to keep them hidden.
There’s a lot going on in this book. It offers some great teachings and is full of action. It’s surprisingly fast paced considering it has such an overall spiritual theme.