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Not the best Celestine book!
on 16 January 2011
I have read all the Celestine Prophecy books (the story ones at least) and I found The Secret Of Shambala to be very disappointing. The story which leads on from the previous books I feel got way out of hand. It wasn't something I could relate to in any way and it gave me the impression of complete fantasy. You might say thats the point of a non fiction book, but with these books, the idea of a more spiritual world and global awareness of our evolution and survival as a race etc was the focus of it and the previous two books. The nine insights and the Tenth Insight had good ideas and a reasonable story plot which enlightened the mind and opened up new avenues to look at things by. This book just left me shaking my head and thinking that it was all a complete load of fantasy spiritual non fiction gone wild. I think Mr Redfield just wanted to sell another book by the way this was written, and I feel sorry for anyone who actually believes some of these things could actually happen.
All in all it is a non fiction book, it is only ideas but the overall view of it from Mr Redfield and his followers take it more seriously than a mere story. Sorry but this book just took it one step too far. One example in the book was 'people will evolve into more spiritual beings on a higher vibrational energy frequency and they will be able to create houses and clothes etc from this energy by projecting it out and amplifying it with everyone else's energy' ... Again this is a 'non fiction' story but as I said its written as a way to share ideas and insights into an actual path that humans could follow... and the whole making stuff out of energy thing just took it too far. It made the whole thing a completely unbelievable (literally) plot which soiled the whole concept of this Celestine saga.
There is one or two OK parts but as a whole its pretty rubbish in my opinion. The only saving grace is that its intention is good.