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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 the Hardcover edition.
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 the Hardcover edition.
Once you get into it, you can't put it down. For me that was somewhere after the first 30 pages or so...
This book will open your eyes to possibilities of what you can achieve if you wish to open your mind.Published 5 months ago by Claude L.
I loved this book. I was hooked from the first page. I'd heard about this book for years and apparently I was meant to read it now. It couldn't have come at a more perfect time. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gorilla Girl
I can't count the number of times I have read and reread this series of books.Published 6 months ago by Alison Meeks
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was certainly what I needed at this time in my life. Highly recommended.Published 10 months ago by Peace
I gave this book to my girlfriend to help set the path of her spiritual journey. She read it while on vacation and returned looking at things in her past and present in a whole... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Scott