(from The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure by James Redfield)
This novel tells of a 600 B.C. Aramaic Manuscript suppressed in Peru by the state and Church, and the story is the narrator's coming to experience and understand the Nine Insights he learns from the Manuscript during his quest to Peru. The text here is a condensation of the Insights. With minor adjustments, the passages are direct quotes from the text.
The novel itself stresses that a flat exposition of the insights is not the way to learn them:
"Then I want to hear about each insight," I said. "Can you explain them to me before you go?"
"I've found it doesn't work that way. You must discover each one of them in a different way."
"It just happens. It wouldn't work for me to just tell you. You might have the information about each of them but you wouldn't have the insights. You have to discover them in the course of your own life." (p.45).