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Offlinefilthysock
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Who here reads books by James Redfield?
    #2811417 - 06/20/04 05:26 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Who here reads books by James Redfield? You know, like The Celstine Prophecy...etc.
Have you/do you read books by James Redfield?
You may choose only one
I have/I do
I havent


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OfflineMixomatosis
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Re: Who here reads books by James Redfield? [Re: filthysock]
    #2811475 - 06/20/04 06:02 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

James is the worst writer I've ever seen published, and I'm totally serious when I say that.. I got a few pages in and almost puked (literally). And that's not even touching on his worthless insights.. so no, I don't read them.


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Re: Who here reads books by James Redfield? [Re: filthysock]
    #2811624 - 06/20/04 07:42 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

I enjoyed a couple of his books a few years ago, like the Celestine Prophecy. I see them as sort of introductory books to spiritual and self-improvement concepts.

Sure, technically speaking he's not the greatest writer, but I didn't find reading the books to be too much of a burden, considering there are some good basic lessons or 'insights' contained. I have reccomended the Celestine Prophecy to many friends who were beginning to show interest in spirituality or trying to become more self-aware.

I give him a thumbs up.


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InvisibleSwami
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Re: Who here reads books by James Redfield? [Re: filthysock]
    #2812082 - 06/20/04 11:00 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

*begin shameless plug*

I have his two books for sale in hardcover and in pristine condition. PM me for details.

*end shameless plug*


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Re: Who here reads books by James Redfield? [Re: filthysock]
    #2812240 - 06/20/04 11:42 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

I read the first one and found it to be very watered down new age pseudoshamanism.


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InvisibleSwami
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Re: Who here reads books by James Redfield? [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #2812517 - 06/21/04 12:53 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Yeah, I much prefer the full-strength pseudo-shamanism.  :tongue2:


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Invisiblewandrnshaman
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Re: Who here reads books by James Redfield? [Re: filthysock]
    #2812561 - 06/21/04 01:07 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

read all 4 that I know about. Style isn't so good but he put important insights into works of fiction. I believe the profoundness of these philosophies are strong enough to make up for any lack of literary talent. Should be required reading for anyone searching for truth.
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Re: Who here reads books by James Redfield? [Re: wandrnshaman]
    #2812726 - 06/21/04 01:48 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

All right...to be more specific. It was a regurgitation of generic spiritual platitudes put into the context of a poorly written story. While I believe truth can cloak itself in fiction, all the truth in the world wont help bad writing encumbered with tired cliches.


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Re: Who here reads books by James Redfield? [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #2813142 - 06/21/04 05:53 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

What makes a weed a weed? Depends on who one asks. A field of wildflowers to one person is a field full of weeds to another.

There's good things everywhere you look; there's also tired, generic, poor, bad, regurgitated stuff. Depends on what you're looking for.
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OfflinePositronius
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Re: Who here reads books by James Redfield? [Re: wandrnshaman]
    #2813166 - 06/21/04 06:15 AM (12 years, 5 months ago)

dont weeds have certain individual biological characteristics that make thems weeds? they behave quite differently from flowers.


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