The Celestine Prophecy is a work of spiritual fiction and book #1 of a series. Definitely a Marmite type of book, with readers either liking it or hating it. I found it interesting but I also think it depends on where you are in your own life at the time of reading.
The book evolves around an ancient Peruvian manuscript said to hold answers to how and why man has evolved from early times and how he will continue on into the future. We are told that the manuscript is in nine parts and each must be learnt and understood before moving onto the next. Known as insights the manuscript parts tell of how until the middle ages many followers of religion believed the teachings of the Catholic church about how you must lead your life to get to heaven. Then with the Renaissance period there was a burst of new thinking and questions. A period of scientific discoveries about the universe took over from the church. Man then settled down to make a more comfortable lifestyle for himself rather than one of mere survival.
At the end of the second millennium there then became an increase in spiritual awareness and the insights that follow talk about harnessing nature’s energy, re-evaluating your life-path and moving forward towards a form of enlightenment. Throughout the book the step by step discovery of the content of each insight for the narrator is hampered by the Peruvian government who want to destroy all copies of the Manuscript.
The book can be read on many layers from an easy read adventure to a thought provoking thread and will bring a different reading experience to everyone who tries it.
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