The Celestine Prophecy
About the book
You have never read a book like this before... The Celestine Prophecy contains secrets that are currently changing our world. Drawing on the ancient wisdom found in a Peruvian manuscript, it tells you how to make connections between the events happening in your own life right now...and lets you see what is going to happen to you in the years to come. The story it tells is a gripping one of adventure and discovery, but it is also a guidebook that has the power to crystalize your perceptions of why you are where you are in life...and to direct your steps with a new energy and optimism as you head into tomorrow. A book that comes along just once in a lifetime to change lives forever.
A spiritual classic... A book to read and reread, to cherish, and to give to friends
A spiritual classic... A book to read and reread, to cherish, and to give to friends -- Joan Borysenko, author of Fire in the Soul A gripping adventure story filled with intrigue, suspense and spiritual revelations * Commonwealth Journal * A fabulous book about experiencing life... I couldn't put it down -- Elisabeth Kubler Ross, M.D., author If you've ever wondered what the formula is for an "inspirational" bestseller, with promising potential for cult status, look no further * Guardian *
James Redfield Biography
James Redfield is an American author, lecturer, screenwriter, and film producer. He is notable for his 1993 novel The Celestine Prophecy.
BiographyRedfield grew up in a rural area near Birmingham, Alabama. He studied Eastern philosophies, including Taoism and Zen, while majoring in sociology at Auburn University. He later received a master's degree in counseling and spent more than 15 years as a therapist to abused adolescents. During this time, he was drawn into the human potential movement and turned to it for theories about intuitions and psychic phenomena that would help his clients. In 1989, he quit his job as a therapist to write full-time, synthesizing his interest in interactive psychology, Eastern and Western philosophies, science, futurism, ecology, history, and mysticism. When Redfield self-published The Celestine Prophecy, his first novel, in 1992, the interest from booksellers and readers lead to its becoming one of the most financially successful self-published books of all time. Warner Books bought the rights and published the hard cover edition in March 1994. The book quickly climbed to the No. 1 position on the New York Times Best Seller List. According to Publishing Trends, The Celestine Prophecy was the No. 1 international bestseller of 1996 (#2 in 1995). The novel spent over 3 years on the New York Times Best Seller List. As of May 2005, The Celestine Prophecy had sold over 20 million copies worldwide and had been translated into 34 languages. In 1996, the sequel, The Tenth Insight: Holding the Vision (Warner Books), also became a bestseller. The two books spent a combined 74 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List, making their author the best-selling hard cover author in the world in 1996, as cited in BP Report (January 1997). In his non-fiction title, The Celestine Vision: Living the New Spiritual Awareness (Warner Books, 1997), Redfield explored the background of the "emerging spirituality" discussed in his novels. The Celestine series of adventure parables continued in 1999 with the publication of The Secret of Shambhala: In Search of the Eleventh Insight (Warner Books). In 2002, Redfield joined author Michael Murphy and filmmaker Sylvia Timbers in a collaborative non-fiction work entitled God and the Evolving Universe (J.P. Tarcher). The novel was the basis for a 2006 film of the same name. Redfield produced, co-writing the screenplay with Barnet Bain and Dan Gordon. James and Salle Redfield are the founders of the Global Prayer Project, a bi-weekly webcast which offers guided prayer and meditation. Redfield's newest offering, The Twelfth Insight: The Hour of Decision, was published by Grand Central Publishing in February 2011.
AwardsIn October 1997, Redfield was awarded the Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Senate at the XXIII Pio Manzu International Conference in Rimini, Italy. In the spring of 2000, Redfield joined Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat For Humanity, as the two recipien ... Read full biography
|Publisher:||Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Imprint:||Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Publication date:||Feb. 14, 2001|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||London, United Kingdom|