JAMES REDFIELD is the author of a number of critically acclaimed books, including The Tenth Insight, The Secret of Shambhala, The Celestine Vision and, of course, The Sunday Times bestseller, The Celestine Prophecy, which also spent more than three years on the New York Times bestseller list. This remarkable book was also the world's No.1 bestselling work of fiction for two consecutive years. James Redfield is also a lecturer, screenwriter and film producer. He lives in Alabama with his wife Salle.
Michael Murphy co-founded the Esalen Institute, in Big Sur, California. In 1980 he helped create the Esalen Institute's Soviet-American Exchange programme which promoted and foreshadowed greater communication between Soviet and American writers, social activists and political leaders. Murphy is the author of such books as Golf in the Kingdom, The Future of the Body and The Life We Are Given (with George Leonard). He lives in Sausalito, California.