The Celestine Prophecy was a pivotal springboard to writing and working with my co-author, so when I realised there was an Experiential Guide, I was keen to read it! I did find it quite hard-going at times, but it was worth sticking with it. Here’s why.
First of all, the nine insights from ‘the Manuscript’ in the novel are listed at the beginning of the book, so right away you have a handy reference point. Each chapter then summarises the parallel chapter from the novel, before leading the reader into a deeper explanation of each insight and how it can be used in day-to-day life.
The chapters revisit synchronicity; seeing beauty and energy; and connecting with energy. They help you to understand control dramas; how (and why) we get involved in power struggles; and how we can detach from and overcome them, etc.
At the end of each chapter, the authors list a thorough series of exercises suitable for individual and group work, designed to reveal more about your life, your relationships, your energy source, etc., and how to “do the spiritual work” so that you can move forward with more understanding and less competition for energy.
I was able to gain some clarity about a number of relationships and situations in my own life, and I expect I will dip into the ideas again as future life challenges arise.
Overall, a book I can recommend if you are willing to think about what you are reading, and willing to put the time into using what you discover.