James Redfield Biography
James Redfield is the author of the international best-seller, The Celestine Prophecy, which chronicles Nine Insights into a greater spirituality.
Redfield was born Mary 19, 1950, and grew up near Birmingham, Alabama. After studying Eastern philosophies, including Taoism and Zen, while majoring in sociology at Auburn University in the 1970s, Redfield earned a master's degree in counseling and spent more than 15 years as a therapist to abused adolescents. During this time, he turned to the human potential movement for theories about intuitions and psychic phenomena that would help his troubled clients and formed ideas that would eventually find their way into The Celestine Prophecy. In 1989, he quit his job as a therapist to write full-time, synthesizing his interest in interactive psychology, Eastern and Western philosophies, science, futurism, ecology, history, and mysticism.
He has since written two sequels to The Celestine Prophecy: The Tenth Insight: Holding the Vision and The Secret of Shambhala: In Search of the Eleventh Insight. He is also the author of the non-fiction title, Celestine Vision and co-authored God and the Evolving Universe. James Redfield has been awarded the highly prestigious Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Senate. He has also been honored by the International New Thought Alliance with their Humanitarian of the Year award, and by the Wisdom Media Group with the WorldView Award for engaging the discussion on the nature of human existence and for his ongoing efforts and contributions to the bettering of humanity.
Redfield lives with his wife, Salle in Alabama and Arizona.
This biography was last updated on 04/07/2009.
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