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The Celestine Prophecy

Postby Trinimoi » Sat Sep 07, 2002 10:45 pm

<font face='Bradley Hand ITC'><font size=3></font id=size3><font color=blue>I am a James Redfield fan - got hooked from the Celestine Prophecy. I love the idea that there is a mystical connection between us and the universe and that if we could follow our intuition and see the divine "coincidences" as "you're on the right path" signs that we could reach where we were meant to be going. But then again, it could just be a good story. What do you all think?</font id=blue></font id='Bradley Hand ITC'><img src=pix/icon_smile_question.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Postby Synne » Tue Sep 10, 2002 4:41 am

Trin, sounds like you might like Richard Bach stuff (do I sound a little obsessed?) but really... his books always have some kind of "everything makes sense if you look hard enough"/"we're all connected with each other and the universe" messages in them. I totally believe that too... it's also a comforting idea.

"Nothing happens by chance, my friend...No such thing as luck. A meaning behind every little thing, and such a meaning behind this. Part for you, part for me. may not see it all real clear right now, but we will, before long." - Richard Bach from Nothing by Chance
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Postby Trinimoi » Wed Sep 11, 2002 9:44 am

<font face='Bradley Hand ITC'><font size=3><font color=blue>I've heard about his books but haven't gotten around to reading them as yet. Right now, I am a new Paulo Coelho fan, and I am one of those readers who like to read multiple books by an author. I loved his bestseller "The Alchemist" and just finished "By the Banks of the RIver Piedra I say and Wept". He has a beautiful style, simple and poetic prose... I am now reading "Veronica decides to Die".
But I shall put Bach on my list of authors to read. Thanks.</font id=blue></font id=size3></font id='Bradley Hand ITC'>
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Postby jackalz » Wed Sep 11, 2002 10:23 am

These authors seem to bring the same feeling I get when I read Carlos Castaneda. As they try to help the reader connect with the Spirit of Infinity.
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Postby Synne » Thu Sep 12, 2002 1:26 am

mmm... Trin/Jackalz, I think I'm going to look for those books too.
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Postby Trinimoi » Thu Sep 12, 2002 6:38 am

<font face='Bradley Hand ITC'><font size=4><font color=blue>Hey Jackalz, I did read Castaneda's "The Teachings of Don Juan" and found it difficult but interesting. But it wasn't like regular fiction, more like a recounting of a mystical experience along with research he was doing on the Indians. I probably need to read it again, because I was expecting more of a novel and so I was disappointed cause it was kinda hard to read. It was actually a psychology student who lent me the book. Is all his work like this, or did he write some fiction too?</font id=blue></font id=size4></font id='Bradley Hand ITC'>
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Postby felidae » Thu Sep 12, 2002 6:46 am

Has anyone read the book "A Boy Called It"?????
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Postby jackalz » Thu Sep 12, 2002 9:56 am

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote><b>Felidae wrote:</b>
Has anyone read the book "A Boy Called It"?????<hr height=1 noshade id=quote></font id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote>I have not, what's it about?

Trinimoi,

Carlos has about 10 books out, and they are all written as a 1st person account of his experiences with the group of sorcerers of Don Juan's party, which reportedly were from a line of sorcerers going back 25 generations. Although the first two books have a little to do with "power" plants(like psilisiban(sp?) mushrooms), the rest do not. One of the last books, Magical Passes, is a little different, it is mostly "physical" (or body/mind (my choice of wording, not Carlos')) exercises, called Tensegrity, kind of like Tai Chi. These exercises are now available through that book, and expensive seminars.


Synne,

I read the Jonathon Livingston Seagull and one other of Bach's books. I only read them once, a long time ago. They were poetic and insightful, books that I might have wanted to continue to come back to, but books that I gave back to the library, and never got to read again.
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Postby felidae » Thu Sep 12, 2002 11:07 am

It's quite a story. Actually, not a story but an autobiography by this man who was SEVERLY totured by his mother. He has 3 books out and the first and second one are a killer. You WILL cry when you read his books. But you will also gain a perspective never known to you (unless you endured the same hell). It is as uplifting as it is sad. It still stands as Calfiornia's worst child abuse case.
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