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The Celestine Prophecy
    #3702999 - 01/30/05 06:33 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I read this book. At first, I didnt like it beause I thought it would turn out to be some fundamentalist crap. It is poorly written, and has an extremly horrible plot that seems to reach. BUT! in the stories it tells, I have found some remarkable truths ranging from relationships to worldwide consciousness. Anyone else read this book?


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Re: The Celestine Prophecy [Re: SneezingPenis]
    #3703215 - 01/30/05 07:22 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I read The Celestine Prophecy a few years ago. The college I attended even offered a class on the material, since, at the time, the book was considered to be top-notch, cutting-edge metaphysical stuff. I've been feeling drawn to South America recently, for an open-ended flight from beaurocratic imprisonment. Mushroom hunting, pyramid-hunting, enlightened-consciousness hunting... The city I am currently staying in smells like fecal matter after a rainstorm, an the water fountains taste like dung, also.


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Re: The Celestine Prophecy [Re: SneezingPenis]
    #3703219 - 01/30/05 07:22 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I thought that the author took many ideas from ancient spiritual traditions and presented them in poorly written, watered down, new age form.


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Re: The Celestine Prophecy [Re: SneezingPenis]
    #3703317 - 01/30/05 07:44 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I attempted the read 3 years ago but after reading through about 85% completion, I finally just put it away and have never finished it. I doubt I ever will. It really didn't speak to me in any way whatsoever. My sister had recommended the book to me and that should have clued me off as to it's value as we rarely agree on such things.


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Re: The Celestine Prophecy [Re: 13eetleJuice]
    #3704303 - 01/30/05 10:46 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

after reading through about 85% completion

that's about how far it should be read, in my opinion. I think it's fairly good up til about there.


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Re: The Celestine Prophecy [Re: Zekebomb]
    #3704657 - 01/30/05 11:51 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I don't deny, it had it's moments but it just it's just not my thing I guess. :shrug:


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Re: The Celestine Prophecy [Re: 13eetleJuice]
    #3705051 - 01/31/05 01:07 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

i used to work in an occult book store. we sold about 5000 copies of the celestine prophecy when the craze first hit, and it continued to sell well. interesting note though, the first editions were tagged on the spine as non fiction, but after a few months there was some contraversy over it's status and was quickly changed to fiction. i recall hearing there was a law suit, but this is unverified. to tell the truth, i did not get much out of it, it seemed a rehashing of what i had already learned before from other (more reliable) sources.
still, anything that gets people to start thinking in spiritual terms cannot be all bad.
i prefered my crowley though.

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Re: The Celestine Prophecy [Re: theknighterrant]
    #3705091 - 01/31/05 01:14 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

yeah, it wasnt anything profoundly new, but he put such a great layman twist to it, and put it in somewhat of a story form, I especially like the part about relationships, where he describes people as walking around like C's , or incomplete circles, and they need this other C to complete them, which makes you come to the conclusion that until you are a complete person, and can be happy and satisfied with your own existence and life, you shouldnt struggle at completing this Half relationship, where a power struggle ensues over who is the dominant one in the relationship.


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Re: The Celestine Prophecy [Re: SneezingPenis]
    #3706863 - 01/31/05 10:52 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I thought it was a great book. I could practically always guess what was coming up, because the way it was written lends itself to a crytical and analytical eye that can interpret the subtler meanings and work them out, like you would during any social situation to "read" other people. That was one thing about the writting, it gets right to the point of showing you what's going on in the situation, without adding any filter. But then you have to work it out on your own (if not consciously then subconsciously...the author's very good at getting his message accross).


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