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The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield tells the story of a man who tries to learn and understand the nine key insights into life itself in an ancient manuscript that has been discovered in Peru It predicts a massive spiritual transformation of society in the late twentieth century We will finally grasp the secrets of the universe the mysteries of existence and the meaning of life The real meaning and purpose of life will not be found in religion or in material wealth but rather in things like auras He comes across the insights in numerical order since that is how one must understand them Overcoming an initial skepticism the narrators understanding grows with each insight They include the following 1 A Critical Mass 2 The Longer Now 3 A Matter of Energy 4 The Struggle for Power 5 The Message of the Mystics 6 Clearing the Past 7 Engaging the Flow 8 The Interpersonal Ethic 9 The Emerging Culture In the first 15 pages while the plot is still forming at least eight basic ideas are introduced a spiritual awakening is occurring in the world p4 humanity is evolving into a higher spiritual consciousness p4 seek the experiential p5 coincidences have spiritual significance synchronicity p6 the knowledge contained in the manuscripts insights has been hidden from most of the world esoteric secret knowledge p8 anti-Christian attitudes p9 discover truth through experience p10 and when the student is ready the teacher appears p15 These ideas are not always expressed in so many words but their principles are For example the basis of the story is that the spiritual insights humanity needs are hidden in an ancient document and must be uncovered if mankind is to advance spiritually Not everyone according to the story is ready for or able to comprehend these teachings The insights are for those spiritually ripe the spiritual elite The book implies that in time others will accept these ideas but for
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