Summer Book Series #8: The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure by James Redfield

This week Sam and Paul discuss a very different type of book that has helped them with their own adventures into self development: The Celestine Prophecy.

A novel rather than a strictly instructional personal development book, James Redfield wrote The Celestine Prophecy to deliberately act as a parable – a story that illustrates a point or can be used as a teaching aid.

The book spent 165 weeks in the New York Times best seller list, and has sold over 20 million copies.

Both Sam and Paul have very different points of view when it comes to spiritual ideologies, but this didn’t stop them finding the book equally intriguing and even powerful in what it sets out to teach the reader through a mini adventure.

Whether you’re looking for a new perspective on life, the world and our connections, or whether you’re just curious and up for a new adventure, The Celestine Prophecy is a book that will allow you to develop your own experience and understanding of it, therefore taking from it whatever you want or need.

The Celestine Prophecy in Books

The original book, [amazon ASIN=”0553409026″]The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure by James Redfield[/amazon], has been added to and expanded upon by not only a guide that can be used for book groups, discussions and reflections, [amazon ASIN=”0553503707″]The Celestine Prophecy: An Experiential Guide[/amazon], but also by a couple of additional insights which can be read after the first adventure.

Do let us know about your own experiences of it if you’ve read this book before, or what you think if it isn’t the type of book you’d usually find on your bookshelves. Was it an interesting adventure? Was it jam-packed with insights and wisdom that really resonated with you? Please leave comments below, or tell us at

Credits roll on Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2

We were the last to leave the still darkened cinema of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 last night, after everyone else bailed out as soon as the credits started rolling. We’d been alone for a while before Cam asked why I always insisted on staying until the end of the credits.

My reply was that it was a ritual – almost a tradition – that I upheld, but it got me thinking about why it was so important.

I love a great movie or a gripping book for the immersive experience it gives me; that sense of having stood in the shadow of the characters and shared their journey. Getting so caught up in a story like the deep-sea diver who lives for a time as part of the underwater universe that he is visiting.Continue reading