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The Secret of Shambhala

In Search of the Eleventh Insight

by James Redfield

The Secret of Shambhala
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  • First Published:
    Nov 1999, 238 pages
    Paperback:
    Nov 2001, 238 pages

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'Open yourself to this adventure and the experience will stretch your worldview and leave you determined to channel your thoughts and wishes into a dynamic force that can help you liberate your life.'

The power of our vision and expectation flows out from us as a constant prayer. This power is stronger than anyone now knows, and we must master it and begin to use it before it is too late." --from The Secret of Shambhala

When James Redfield first wrote his #1 New York Times bestseller The Celestine Prophecy, millions of readers passed it from hand to hand across America, discovering within its pages a life-affirming truth about synchronicity, intuition, and personal destiny. Now, in Redfield's newest book, the inspiring journey of The Celestine Prophecy and its sequel, The Tenth Insight, continues, carrying us to a new adventure and new spiritual truths that are now emerging in human awareness.

The Secret Of Shambhala

In the remote snow-covered mountains near Tibet lies a community long thought to be a mere myth called Shambhala, or Shangri-La. Here, in this place, is knowledge that has been kept hidden for centuries--and an insight that can have profound impact on the way each of us lives our lives.

Your search for Shambhala begins with the words of a child and the vision of an old friend. Those slender clues and a powerful synchronicity will lead to Kathmandu, Nepal, and then to Lhasa, Tibet. Amid blowing snows and perilous mountains, you will meet the secret Tibetan sect that guards the mysterious legends--the verbal instructions handed down for centuries that describe the inner changes one must undergo before entering Shambhala.

Finally, with Chinese agents in pursuit, you will pass through regions where anger and compassion struggle for ascendancy, and arrive at a place where the stunning reality about human prayer-energy--our underdeveloped ability to increase the synchronicity in our lives and influence what will happen to us in the future--is about to be revealed.

Like James Redfield's other books, The Secret Of Shambhala has a parable effect. Open yourself to this adventure and the experience will stretch your worldview and leave you determined to channel your thoughts and wishes into a dynamic force that can help you liberate your life, enhance others, and actively change the world.

The phone rang and I just stared at it. The last thing I needed now was another distraction. I tried to push it from my mind, gazing out the window at the trees and wildflowers, hoping to lose myself in the array of fall colors in the woods around my house. It rang again, and I got a vague but stirring image in my mind's eye of a person needing to talk with me. Quickly I reached over and answered it.

"Hello."

"It's Bill," a familiar voice said. Bill was an agronomy expert who had been helping me with my garden. He lived down the ridge only a few hundred yards.

"Listen, Bill, can I call you back later?" I said. "I've got this deadline."

"You haven't met my daughter, Natalie, yet, have you?"

"Excuse me?"

No reply.

"Bill?"

"Listen," he finally answered, "my daughter wants to talk with you. I think it might be important. I'm not quite sure how she knows, but she seems to be familiar with your work. She says she has some information about a place you'd be ...

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Author Blurb Deepak Chopra, CEO/Founder, Chopra Center for Well Being and Bestselling author
In his inimitable style of great story telling, James Redfield opens us up to a world of insight, inspiration, synchronicity, and power. Read this book so you can get in touch with the mysteries of great masters.

Author Blurb Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing Words
James Redfield has the genius of inspiring people.

Author Blurb Brian Weiss, M.D., author of Only Love Is Real and Many Lives, Many Masters
James Redfield packs thrills, suspense, and spiritual wisdom into his books.

Author Blurb Marianne Williamson, author of Enchanted Love, A Woman's Worth
The best yet from James Redfield...even better than The Celestine Prophecy.

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Sunita

A very gripping book. It combines simplicity, scientific perspective, suspense and adventure to provide plausible explanations to one's eternal quest. Its immediate application lies in enriching one's individual, team and social life by enhancing ...   Read More

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These books are so cool. In it contains many things that actually opened my mind on many issues. Maybe this world would be a better place if more people read them.....

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By simply reading this book I became open to these theories.It's changed my life from normal to both spiritual and fasinating

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When everything feels like the movies
Yeah you bleed just to know you're alive!

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