The Tenth Insight (novel)

lush, romantic forest scene with waterfall and lakeIn The Tenth Insight, James Redfield picks up the religious adventure he began in The Celestine Prophesy.

Seeking a friend who has disappeared, Nameless Narrator arrives at a small Appalachian village outside a national forest in time to make eye contact with a man he sees walking away from him.

Nameless follows the man.

Something bad is happening in the forest. An energy company is trying to develop a new, clean energy source and get a monopoly on it.

Nameless realized there is a one-time opportunity to change the world if cheap energy can be made available to everyone in the world. A handful of good guys band together to prevent the company from getting a monopoly.

Easier said than done. There are armed guards around the site.

Even after the good guys have “cleared [their] residual emotions and amplified [their] energy and shared [their] Birth Visions,” they still haven’t “seen the World Vision.”

Their energy is almost totally deflated, but eventually they are able to “lift the whole valley to a higher vibratory pattern.”

Readers may want to wait for a movie version of The Tenth Insight. Imagine the thrill of seeing Robert Downey Jr. tell Don Cheadle, “Find the World Vision and resolve the polarization.”

The Tenth Insight: Holding the Vision
Further Adventures of the Celestine Prophesy
By James Redfield
Warner Brooks. ©1996. 236 p.
1996 bestseller #10; my grade: D

©2020 Linda G. Aragoni

Celestine Prophesy again

dark green, all-text cover does not suggest adventure
The story is as adventurous as the cover.

James Redfield’s novel The Celestine Prophesy: An Adventure, which captured third place on the 1994 bestseller list, came in at sixth place on the 1995 list. Click here for my review.

The Celestine Prophesy

cark green, all-text cover does not suggest adventure
Try not to get too excited.

James Redfield’s novel The Celestine Prophesy is quasi-spiritual book about an American who goes to Peru where a 600 B.C. Mayan manuscript written in Aramaic has been found showing how to achieve peace on earth in the third millennium A.D.

The Catholic Church is trying to confiscate all translations of the 10 chapters of the text, which it considers to be heresy. “This document makes it sound as though humans are in control,” a Catholic cardinal says.

The unnamed man must try to avoid being caught with pieces of the text, which he does mainly by getting in a truck and going someplace else.

The book predicts that  people will “vibrate at a new level” and “consciously engage evolution” until, in the 21st century, humans will voluntarily reduce their population, intentionally let forests grow uncut, and “the means of survival—foodstuffs and clothing and transportation—will be totally automated and at everyone’s disposal.”

At the end of his adventure—which is about as exciting as a trip to the bathroom—the man goes back to America, presumably taking with him insights he has learned:

“Live one millennium at a time.”

“Breathe in energy.”

“Consciously engage evolution.”

“Onward and upward!”

The Celestine Prophesy: An Adventure
by James Redfield
Warner Books. ©1993. 246 p.
1994 bestseller #3; my grade: C-

©2020 Linda G. Aragoni