James Redfield is a popular author of personal development books that have been
published in the millions of copies and distributed worldwide.
He delivers his teachings in the Celestine series of fiction books that
could be classified as metaphysical adventure tales. The books are engaging to
read and stimulate spiritual growth at the same time.
The Life Of James Redfield
James Redfield was born on
March 19, 1950. He grew up in a close-knit rural community near
He was raised in the Methodist church but was
drawn to the Eastern philosophies and went on to study them in
Besides studying Zen and Taoism, Redfield also studied
sociology and completed his formal education with a Master's degree
in counseling. James Redfield built a successful career out of
counseling abused adolescents but continued his interest in Eastern
philosophies and the human potential movement. In 1989, Redfield
gave up his counseling career to become a full-time writer.
The Success Of James Redfield And His
self published his first book, "The Celestine Prophecy,
" in 1992.
The book was a phenomenal success and remains one of the best
selling self published books In 1993, Warner Books picked up the
rights to publish the book and it shot to the top of the New York
Times Best Seller List.
"The Celestine Prophecy
" spent three years
in various positions on the list. This is undoubtedly the most
popular of the personal development books by James Redfield and has
sold over 20 million copies and been translated into 34 languages.
The second book in the series, "The Tenth Insight,
" also secured a
spot on the bestseller list.
Due to the success of his work
and his positive impact upon the lives of readers, James Redfield
has received several awards such as Humanitarian of the Year from
Auburn University and the International New Thought Alliance.
Books By James Redfield
• "The Celestine Prophecy
originally published in 1992. This was the first book by James
Redfield and his most popular. "The Celestine Prophecy
" is a
first person parable wherein the storyteller has a spiritual
awakening while he searches for the meaning of nine insights
that were found on an ancient scroll.
He notices increased
synchronicity that he believes is the Universe guiding him
towards his destiny.
While this is a work of fiction, it has
touched the lives of many people and assisted them in their
own spiritual journeys. The book is rooted in Eastern mystical
ideas and guides readers toward a heightened sense of
• "The Celestine Prophecy: An
" is a follow-up guide that was published in
1995. This personal development book by James Redfield
contains practical exercises that help readers put the
insights into action in their lives. This book is also written
in parable form about a boy named Celestine who gets lost in
the woods and has to use the insights to find his way home.
• "The Tenth Insight: Holding the Vision
published in 1996 as a sequel to the first book by James
Redfield. "The Tenth Insight" takes up where "The Celestine
Prophecy" left off. This time the narrator is in a wilderness
in the American Southeast in search of his friends who
disappeared. This is another fictional book, but is written in
such a way as to stimulate spiritual awakening and
understanding in the readers.
• "The Tenth Insight:
Holding The Vision: An Experiential Guide
" was published in
1996 as an aid to help readers understand how to use the
insights they learned about in the previous books by James
Redfield and the tenth insight in particular. This personal
development book contains detailed instructions and practical
exercises that can be used on a consistent basis to help
readers understand and benefit from Redfield's advice on
• "The Celestine Vision: Living the
New Spiritual Awareness
" is a nonfiction work by James
Redfield in which he explains how the spiritual principals he
wrote about in his previous fiction books have shaped history,
the world, and individual lives. He further explains how
understanding our mission on earth and dissolving the energies
in unnecessary dramas can lead us to lives of peace and joy.
He suggests the path to awakening involves synchronicity,
connection, and purpose. This book by James Redfield was
published in 1999.
More and more books are also becoming available as ebooks and
• "The Secret of Shambhala: In
Search of the Eleventh Insight"
was published in 2001. In this
book by James Redfield, the adventures of the narrator of "The
Celestine Prophecy" continue in the Himalayas as he searches
for the utopia of Shambhala. He discovers the utopia actually
exists and it holds secrets that will hasten the awakening and
spiritual evolution of mankind.
• "God and the
Evolving Universe: The Next Step in Personal Evolution
published in 2002. In this book, James Redfield collaborates
with two visionaries to inform readers that humanity is
quickly approaching an evolutionary crossroad. The authors
point to an increase worldwide in spiritual development as
partial proof that humanity is awakening to its true
potential. With this new awakening comes spiritual development
and exciting new abilities such as clairvoyance and super
human physical capabilities.
• "The Celestine
Prophecy: The Making of the Movie
" was published in 2006. It
tells the amazing story of how "The Celestine Prophecy" became
an amazing global best seller and how the necessary people
came together to produce the movie version of Redfield's
• "The Twelfth Insight: The Hour
" is the fourth book in the Celestine series. It
was published in 2011 and has the narrator searching for
meaning to the Mayan end time date of 2012 and its meaning for
James Redfield Today
James Redfield continues to spread
his message of the need for awakening. He maintains a website where
he posts articles and audios of interviews with other current day
Together with his wife, Salle, James Redfield runs the
Global Prayer Project
where thousands of people participate in group
meditations designed to uplift humanity and planet earth.
travels around the world holding workshops and giving lectures on
the spiritual teachings contained in the insights that form the
basis of his popular series of books.
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