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Find out for yourself why virtually everyone you know has this book, described as an "adventure in pursuit of a spiritual mystery", on their coffee table. In the tradition of Carlos Castaneda's The Teachings of Don Juan. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Redfield's debut is a fast-paced adventure in New Age territory that plays like a cross between Raiders of the Lost Ark and Moses's trek up Mt. Sinai. Originally self-published, the book sold phenomenally, sparked by word of mouth, and may be this year's The Bridges of Madison County --with which it shares some regrettable stylistic similarities. The saga begins when the unnamed middle-aged male narrator whimsically quits his nondescript life to track down an ancient Peruvian manuscript (pretentiously called the Manuscript) containing nine Insights that supposedly prophesy the modern emergence of New Age spirituality. South of the border, he encounters resistance from the Peruvian government and church authorities, who believe the document will undermine traditional family values. While dodging evil soldiers, paranoid priests and pseudoscientific researchers, our hero sequentially discovers all nine Insights during a series of chance encounters. Redfield has a real talent for page-turning action, and his lightweight quest employs auras, energy transfers and other psychic phenomena. But several of the Insights are incredibly vacuous and politically correct, and long stretches of dialogue are banal and cliched. The book ends with the protagonist poised to discover the 10th Insight in a promised sequel. 250,000 first printing; BOMC selection; author tour.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Awesome book to read really makes you think about things around youPublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
it's as good a spiritual read as anything else i've read. a bit slow but the insights are explained clearlyPublished 16 days ago by Hawk
One of my favorite books. I re-read it after 15 years and it was like reading it again for the first time.Published 16 days ago by Jeff M.
This simple story had a profound impact on my life. All intersections with others along our path can hold meaning if we are open to it. There are no accidents. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Linda Huber
Does not deliver on the promise. A bestseller in it's day. A remnant of the hippie era. Hokey and unbelievable.Published 19 days ago by Helen Temple