The Twelfth Insight: The Hour of Decision By James Redfield

Spring 2011 CSANews Issue 78  |  Posted date : May 06, 2011.Back to list

Do you have that pervasive sense of foreboding - the feeling that the world seems to be spiraling out of control? In his book, The Twelfth Insight, James Redfield makes the point that we never had any control to begin with, but that we can each make a difference with our personal input. He follows up with practical suggestions for our spiritual journey in turbulent times.

For you fans of the Celestine Prophecy series, The Twelfth Insight is the book you've been waiting for... it's Redfield's first novel in 12 years. This miraculous fable is an action-packed adventure, again starring Our Hero and his friend Wil. They are trying to find all of the fragments of an ancient mysterious manuscript that describes a secret approach to spirituality. Their quest takes them from Sedona, Arizona to Mount Sinai in Egypt, with religious and political extremists battling them every inch of the way. The ultimate motivation for immediate enlightenment comes as they try to stop a band of terrorists from detonating a suitcase nuke.

This is not the typical self-help guide but, with his unpretentious prose, Redfield is putting a positive spin on the apocalyptic Mayan prophecy for the year 2012.
There is a very powerful chapter on Recognizing Ideology, the point at which believers become fanatics. Ideology is discussed from a political angle; left versus right, big government versus corporate influence and then, of course, religious polarization. Redfield does make the point that the best of every religious tradition contains the same value sets. These values he calls "Synchronicity."

So, what is the Twelfth Insight?  "If enough of us stay in Alignment, an enlightened center way will arise in politics. Civility and charm can return to human culture. And every government and every field of human endeavor will move into a state of integrity." There's still time!