Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield is a spiritual adventure that makes you think and re-think what we know about life and ourself. It also makes us ask questions that we never thought to ask ourselves.
If you are looking for your typical adventure that involves guns blazing, nerve recking chase sequence and the miraculous escape scenes, this is not the book for you, even though these scenes are present. This is an adventure of a mind. It will take you from the mountains of Peru to the beginning of creation to the evolution, circle around time and space and bring you back to the very ground you stand on and makes you question, quiet literally everything under the sun and beyond.
The speciality of this book is that, it gives you a point of view in the macro level and micro level simultaneously. It talks about total of “Nine Insights” or what I like to call theories, that takes you on a journey from one insight to the next explaining and questioning the existence of evolution: universal and personal, in that order.
It’s hard to say if this is a piece of fiction or philosophy. If seen from the point of view of philosophy, this is an exceptional piece of literature that everyone MUST read. But if it seen from a fictional point of view, it is a below average with a weak story line and flow of events. Luckily for us, Redfield intended this in a philosophical point of view that triggers the mind with a thirst for soul searching.