The Twelfth Insight, the long-awaited fourth book in the beloved Celestine Series, offers readers new and profound spiritual wisdom.
In this installment of the Celestine Series, we again follow our Hero and his close friend Wil, who 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 21st 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.
Utilizing what he calls the "parable effect," and based on his own sources, James Redfield explores the similarities and differences that exist among the world religions, revealing the essential messages contained within them that can energize our experience of spirituality-- and produce a new wave of integrity and reform that can transform our lives and our world.
I tried, really tried, to read this book, having somewhat enjoyed the previous ones. But this book is so awful that I had to quit. I regret the money I spent on it!
While it seems to want to explain what the next steps might be, it was so incredibly boring and more like a lecture than a story, that it failed as either.
Why would the protagonist, having gone through all the wondrous experiences in the previous books, seem to have completely forgotten the differences that they had made in his life? He appears to be no longer living any of them. The only reason for this, is so that the author can remind the rest of us about the previous story lines.
Poor writing and a weak story line, with underdeveloped characters, makes the reader perhaps feel that this was a stab at fame and fortune rather than an author having something worthwhile to write.
Shame because his initial ideas were very interesting.