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On December 21, 2012, the Mayan calendar will end. Many see it as an apocalyptic sign. But is it? In "The Twelfth Insight," the long-awaited fourth book in the beloved Celestine series, we again follow our hero and his close friend Wil. They have just received a portion of another ancient and mysterious manuscript that describes a secret approach to spirituality that is silently arriving in the second decade of the twenty-first century. But the manuscript is only available in fragments. To understand its full meaning for mankind, our hero and Wil begin an urgent search to find the message in its entirety. As they embrace the power of Synchronicity and begin their search, they are confronted by powerful political forces and religious extremists that stand in the way of these spiritual revelations.

--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

New Age spiritual popularizer Redfield ruled the best-seller lists in the 1990s with his Celestine series of adventure parables, then left readers hanging after The Secret of Shambhala: In Search of the Eleventh Insight (1999). He now resurrects searcher Wilson James, known as Wil, and his fellow traveler, the unnamed narrator, just in time to offer a positive spin on the Mayan prophecy for the year 2012. A mysterious �Document� is being released around the world with instructions on how to use powers of the mind and spirit to elevate world consciousness and usher in not doomsday but, rather, a time of unity and peace. Redfield suggests that current economic crises, religious extremism, and political polarization are signs that we must change our ways. But Wil, the narrator, and a band of neatly diverse seekers (a Jew, a Muslim, a scientist, a few Christians, and a few Native Americans) must attain enlightenment immediately (instant karma, anyone?) in order to stop a band of terrorists from detonating a suitcase nuke. Celestine-heads and others looking for miraculous fables will embrace this hokey yet hopeful spiritual action fantasy. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Redfield�s previous books dominated best-seller lists for years, and his return will stoke avid interest. --Donna Seaman --This text refers to the Audio CD edition. James Redfield is an American author, lecturer, screenwriter and film producer. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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  • By Guest on March 1, 2016

    I read the Celestine Prophesy in the late 1990s, and it did a fine job of shaping my personal philosophy for the 20 years that followed. During those years, I checked out the sequels (Tenth Insight and Secret of Shambhala) but they were not very enlightening. In fact, they felt more like a publicity stunt. The Twelfth Insight is an expansion of the original nine insights from The Celestine Prophesy. It feels like it should have been the only sequel to the first book. The information covered in the second and third books was barely mentioned as a reference point in this one.If you're interested in Redfield's philosophy, I recommend The Celestine Prophesy...followed by The Twelfth Insight. You can skip The Tenth Insight and Secret of Shambhala, and still understand the message. Those are nice fictional stories, but don't contain any profound information that really connects with the first nine insights.

  • By Emcee Hamner on February 27, 2011

    I've read (and own) all of James Redfield's books. I'll review the book momentarily, but let me give a little background on where my review is coming from. I'm interested in the human situation, thinking, and consciousness. I enjoy philosophy (Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Wittgenstein, J. Krishnamurti,etc.) and I'm really into the writings/teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, and Buddhist/Taoist philosophy in general. I also enjoy the Walking Dead and Chew comic books, Seinfeld, and Arrested Development on TV. These interests, I believe, give you a taste of my tastes. I'm not a New Age person, per se.I tried reading Louise Hay's stuff and other Hay House publications (the Abraham series, etc.) and I've seen the Secret and read things written by some of the presenters thereon, and plenty of other things of that sort. While I "get them", they all just seem far too "me" oriented. From what they seem to be saying--in my quite possibly erroneous interpretation--is that the whole point of life is to manifest cars and boats and live forever. And an Abraham cruise-ship?! Seems weird to me (if you've got the money to take a cruise, might you consider manifesting food for the poor, or clean water for third world nations?)And while I understand that those sorts of things click with some people--everyone is at a different point in their journey--they don't click with me. I can not get around the irony found in a text or a video that tells me to transcend my ego, yet at the same time tells me that my ego might like me to have more money and a bigger house. And take a cruise.Back to James Redfield. He's different. He doesn't appear to be in it for the money. For goodness sake, he offers a bimonthly (I think?) webcast/teleconference with anyone who wants to join, FOR FREE! Anyhow, I started with his stuff by first seeing the Celestine Prophecy Movie a few years ago. Then I promptly read all of the books, and I've just finished reading The Twelfth Insight. I loved it.What I love and appreciate about Redfield's philosophy is that it isn't "me" focused. Whether you start with the first book (which you probably ought to) or you start with this latest, you'll be shown how to exist in the world with more compassion towards others.The Twelfth Insight is very similar in structure to the other books in the series: The (unnamed)hero catches wind of a document and travels the world looking for more pieces of it, all the while learning more and more about it. People who read Redfield probably aren't looking for an adventure so much as they're looking for philosophy, and The Twelfth Insight provides a great one.I really, truly believe that if a person were to actually read these books--with an open-mind--and investigate for themselves the truths that are offered inside (like the Buddha would recommend!), s/he would come to a striking revelation that we are, in fact, all One. The Twelfth Insight, essentially, is an action/adventure detailing how an open-minded person can get to that feeling of Oneness, with the hope to sustain it.And to the Redfield faithful, if you're reading this: Yes, it's worth it. And you'll wish you could read it for the first time all over again, just like the other books in the series.Peace to you. Enjoy!=)

  • By Lynn G. on June 26, 2017

    This is a very interest read. Inspiring.Adventure taleIt is the end book in a series that I think you need to have read( at least the first one) or the reader will be totally lost and not understand things.Observes hidden powers of the mind, body and energy.General themes are: intuition, synchronicity, spirit body travel, auras, spiritual awakening of the human mind, divine guidance, vivid perception experiences and nature lifting human energy and spiritual power.Provides some good food for thought -- contemplative.HIGHLY RECOMMEND

  • By P. J. Swanwick on July 13, 2011

    James Redfield's story-telling skills haven't improved in his third novel since The Celestine Prophecy. Fortunately, his ability to touch the reader's spirit and inspire our higher selves has not lessened, which makes this thin story a tale worth reading nonetheless.Spiritual/metaphysical content: High. Redfield continues to expand on the nine insights detailed in The Celestine Prophecy in 1993. His fourth book builds somewhat on those first nine insights by adding twelve "integrations," which extend a few of the original insights by demonstrating practical applications and illustrations that play out in the story line. The first five integrations Redfield calls the foundation to spiritual consciousness. The remaining seven are the "rise to sacred influence."The first integration is the principle of synchronicity, which plays a large role in The Twelfth Insight. The idea is that if you consciously expect synchronicity, and stay in a state of "expectant alertness," events of synchronicity will occur. This spiritual principle rang true for me, along with another of Redfield's favorite quotes from Kant: "Act and be as though how you are dictates that everyone else will be that same way."My take: Redfield's spiritual development has deepened considerably since the nine insights of The Celestine Prophecy--so much so that many of his integrations will leave his original readers bewildered and wondering how the story line has moved from personal growth to international conspiracy theory. Although I understand and agree with the spiritual evolution of his ideas, does Redfield really believe that 144,000 people must work through the twelve integrations to prevent the Mayan prophecy that the world will end in 2012, or is it merely a convenient plot device? Either way, the story is thinly developed and seems over the top.Despite that, Redfield still delivers soul-felt descriptions of spiritual experience that remind me why I started reading new age fiction in the first place. The thrill of spiritual discovery is still there, and The Twelfth Insight is worth reading just to be reminded of that.

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