The Alchemist

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The Alchemist (English Edition) eBook: Coelho, Paulo: Kindle-Shop. Der Alchimist ist ein Roman des brasilianischen Schriftstellers Paulo Coelho. Er erschien unter dem Originaltitel „O Alquimista“. Die deutsche Erstausgabe. Der Alchimist [Coelho, Paulo] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Der Alchimist.

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Der Alchimist ist ein Roman des brasilianischen Schriftstellers Paulo Coelho. Er erschien unter dem Originaltitel „O Alquimista“. Die deutsche Erstausgabe erschien im Verlag Peter Erd. Der Roman verkaufte sich zwar gut, war aber lange. The Alchemist: A Fable about Following Your Dream | Coelho, Paulo | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf​. The Alchemist (English Edition) eBook: Coelho, Paulo: Kindle-Shop. Der Alchimist ist ein Roman des brasilianischen Schriftstellers Paulo Coelho. Er erschien unter dem Originaltitel „O Alquimista“. Die deutsche Erstausgabe. Thalia: Infos zu Autor, Inhalt und Bewertungen ❤ Jetzt»The Alchemist«nach Hause oder Ihre Filiale vor Ort bestellen! Der Alchimist. (German Edition) [Coelho, Paulo] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Der Alchimist. (German Edition). Der Alchimist [Coelho, Paulo] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Der Alchimist.

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Thalia: Infos zu Autor, Inhalt und Bewertungen ❤ Jetzt»The Alchemist«nach Hause oder Ihre Filiale vor Ort bestellen! One day he finds the courage to follow his dreams into distant lands, each step galvanised by the knowledge that he is following the right path: his own. The. Der Alchimist ist ein Roman des brasilianischen Schriftstellers Paulo Coelho. Er erschien unter dem Originaltitel „O Alquimista“. Die deutsche Erstausgabe erschien im Verlag Peter Erd. Der Roman verkaufte sich zwar gut, war aber lange. The Alchemist In der Karawane lernt Santiago einen Kameltreiber kennen, der bei einem Erdbeben alles verloren Bulls Sport 1.50. New, unread. Leicht verständliches Englisch, wunderschön geschrieben! Zustand: Very Good. Manchmal muss man Dinge eben auch aus einer anderen Perspektive sehen. From his home in Spain Französisches Brettspiel journeys to the markets of Tangiers, and from there into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him. All edges are gilt. First thus. Translate all reviews to English. Weil die Weiterreise verhindert ist, sucht Santiago gemeinsam mit dem Engländer den Alchimisten. In his journey, Santiago sees the greatness of the world, and meets all kinds of exciting people like The Alchemist and alchemists. It may sound crazy, may be the book has a effect that may appear really crazy but I am sure there are some people who would identify with me. That seems to be the point of the book, that the message is clear if you read it without trying to grab it. Mass Market Paperback. The idea that if you want something, the whole Slotspielengratis will "conspire" to get it for you is nonsense. Each one of us are, infact, Santiago, unable to realise when and where we 60 Sekunden Trades Erfahrungen 'the spoon of oil '. My heart and I chatted, and we agreed, this book was short.

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The experiences you gain in pursuing your dream will make it all worthwhile. And one can always come back. If what you had found was only a moment of light, like the explosion of a star, you would find nothing on your return.

Life can easily become stagnant, mundane, and monotonous, but that changes depending on what we choose to see.

They show that, when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too. Becoming a better version of yourself creates a ripple effect that benefits everything around you: your lifestyle, your family, your friends, your community.

Actions will flow out of having confidence in your decision; sitting on the fence will get you nowhere.

Great achievements and innovations begin with a mindset that ignores the impossible. Some of the greatest novels in history were published after receiving hundreds of rejections.

Thankfully, those authors never gave up. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.

I need to start this review by stating 1 I can't stand self-help books and 2 I'm a feminist no, I don't hate men- some men are quite awesome, but I am very conscious of women and our place in the world.

Short summary mild spoilers : A boy named Santiago follows his 'Personal Legend' in traveling from Spain to the Pyramids in Egypt searching for treasure.

Along the way, he learns 'the Language of the World' the 'Soul of the World' and discovers that the 'Soul of God' is 'his own soul.

If you think they are hokey and silly, then you'll think this is a terrible book. If you think statements such as "When you want something, all the universe conspires you to achieve it" and "All things are one" are moving and life-changing, you'll love this book.

If such statements have you rolling your eyes, then this isn't your cup of tea. Its not that I find anything wrong with these messages.

They are important, but must be balanced with responsibility. In my experience, 'following your dreams' or personal legend is not the only way toward wisdom and strength.

Is the person who struggles to put food on the table every day for his or her family, consciously realizing that he or she may not be following his or her 'personal legend' any less heroic than some traveler who leaves everything and everyone he or she is responsible for to go on a spiritual quest?

Coelho comes close to labeling such people, as losers in life, which I find completely off the mark as some of these people have the most to offer in terms of wisdom.

The issue of responsibility is also part of this book's sexism. The main male characters in the novel have 'Personal Legends' - they are either seeking them, or have achieved them, or have failed to achieve them.

But Coelho never mentions 'Personal Legend' with regard to women, other than to say that Fatima, Santiago's fiance, is 'a part of Santiago's Personal Legend.

Instead of traveling to find her dreams, she is content to sit around, do chores, and stare everyday at the desert to wait for his return.

This is her 'fate' as a desert women. The fact that women don't have Personal Legends is even more galling considering the fact that according to Coelho, even minerals such as lead and copper have Personal Legends, allowing them to 'evolve' to something better ie, gold.

In the ideal world presented in THE ALCHEMIST, it seems that the job of men is to seek out their personal legends, leaving aside thoughts of family and responsibility, and its the job of women to let them, and pine for their return.

Of course, someone has to do the unheroic, inconvenient work of taking care of the children, the animals, the elderly, the ill If everyone simply goes off on spiritual quests, deciding they have no responsibility other than to seek their Personal Legends, no one would be taking responsibility for the unglamorous work that simply has to take place for the world to run.

On the other hand, what if both men and women are allowed to struggle towards their 'Personal Legends,' and help each other as best as they can towards them, but recognize that their responsibilities may force them to defer, compromise, or even 'sacrifice' their dreams?

This may seem depressing, but it isn't necessarily. Coelho seems to think that Personal Legends are fixed at childhood or at birth, or even before and are not changeable: they have to be followed through to the end, no matter how silly.

But in my experience, many people have chosen to adjust, compromise, and even 'give up' on their dreams, only to find that life grants them something better, or they have a new, better dream to follow, a path providing greater wisdom.

I really disliked this book. I dislike it in the way that I dislike a great deal of modern self help books. Their basic message is that if you want something to happen, you need to want it as hard as you can, without caring about anything else, not allowing yourself to doubt it, or let criticisms will get in the way then it will happen.

I disagree with this notion, not only because it is false, but because it is bad. Just because we desire something, does not make it good.

This idea of 'following I really disliked this book. This idea of 'following your heart' is often wrong. Who are we to be the arbiters of truth?

Why should our hearts be sources of information that go beyond logic, doubt and reasoning? Haven't we all desired things that have turned out to not be in our best interest, or to be harmful to others?

Andrew Jackson was a man known to have a lot of integrity. He was always 'true' to himself and followed his heart. Andrew Jackson is the man who initiated the 'Trail of Tears'.

Moving Native Americans from their homes and into reservations. Next, this idea of not letting ourselves doubt or consider doubts. This is a terrible and dishonest way to live.

If we don't consider doubts, and entertain them often, then we are deliberately blinding ourselves. Deliberately making ourselves ignorant.

If someone doesn't give serious consideration to the idea that they may be wrong. Give serious thought to why they believe what they do, and that perhaps those who doubt them may be correct, then they are behaving in a dangerous and dishonest way.

Not giving heed to the concerns doubts and criticisms of others is something I believe is a major fault in modern society.

Often, people fail to recognize the needs of the group and the community. We place so much emphasis on the needs and rights of the individual.

This causes people to focus so much on themselves to the detriment of others around them. At times, it can be beneficial to go against the group, but one should first give serious consideration to the groups concerns.

These are people who take a totally irrational stance, and stick to it as hard as they can in complete defiance to the views of everyone around them.

Matthew Shane "Who are we to be the arbiters of truth? Seems you may need a different type of sel "Who are we to be the arbiters of truth?

Seems you may need a different type of self help book A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.

The problem with this little book is that it does precisely the opposite. Coelho's message--and, boy, is this a book with a message--is that each of us has his own Personal Legend, and that if we recognize that legend and pursue it sincerely, everything in the Universe which is after all made up--wind, stone, trees--of the same stuff we are will conspire to help us achieve it.

Corollaries: 1 peop A good parable--like "The Prodigal Son"--should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.

Corollaries: 1 people who don't recognize their legends are never happy, 2 people who fail to realize their legends are afraid, and 3 people who refuse to pursue their legends, even when they know what they are, are both unhappy and afraid.

I admit I've left out a nuance or two here and there, but not many. There aren't more than three or four nuances in the book. I fear that the result of taking such a message seriously will be to make the successful even more self-satisfied, the narcissistic more self-absorbed, and the affluent more self-congratulatory.

At the same time, those who are unfortunate will blame themselves for their bad fortune, those who lack self-esteem will lose what little they have, and the poor will see--no, not God, as the beatitude says, but--the poor will see they have only themselves to blame.

Perhaps I am being too harsh. I can see how a few individual young persons, hemmed in by parental expectations and seeking their own paths, may find enough hope and courage here to help them venture forth.

But I am convinced the damage done by books like this--like The Secret , The Celestine Prophecy , and anything ever written by the late Dr.

Wayne Dyer or, for that matter, anything he may ever choose to channel from beyond the grave --is far greater than the little good they may achieve.

If you like parables, don't read this book. Go read a book of Hasidic tales collected by Martin Buber, a book of Sufi stories collected by Idries Shah, or a book of parables and sayings by Anthony de Mello instead.

Or then again, you could just try Jesus. Jesus is always good. I know that translation affects the quality of writing, but I could not get into this writing style.

At all. I felt like it was totally affected and contrived. The parable-like quality was totally contrived, and I thought the "moral" was pretty stupid.

Moral: everything you want and need is close to home. Take chances. Follow your "personal legacy. Granted, I am not religious.

I think god-fearing people get more out of this bc they can take that leap of faith, excuse the phrase. If this was supposed to be a story of magic, I may have been into it.

But it was supposed to be a simple story of knowing yourself. And I think, philosophically speaking, when you truly know yourself that is when you truly realize your destiny.

Why do you need supernatural forces to convey that message? This was about realizing your destiny, or "personal legacy. In short, the book attempted to be deep and failed.

A character simply called "boy" and short sentences doesn't make a story a fable. Learning from your flocks and from nature doesn't make a character inexplicably wise.

I really got nothing out of this book. It is short though. The book came very highly recommended. Read it to judge the hype for yourself.

After all, a whole nation, including Bill Clinton who I'm into , thought it was a touching account that personally changed them.

Then again, this is the same country who thought The Celestine Prophesy was worthwhile. Santiago's journey and spiritual quest, the people he meets, the dreams he has, the omens he encounters, and the nature he speaks to, are all things that we can relate to..

It is all about finding your Pe "when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe.

It is all about finding your Personal Legend and pursuing your dream regardless of any hurdles, and about being spiritually connected to the universe, which is part of us, and part of God.

Reading this book always sets me back on the right path towards achieving the dreams I have put on hold. We always try to do what everyone expects of us like pursuing a career that you hate just because that is what everyone does.

It is maktub that Coelho writes this book, shares it with the world, and affect so many lives. This masterwork is a legend and a precious treasure.

View all 36 comments. John I was grateful to see your positive review amidst all the negative. I'm glad you enjoyed it too.

Aug 22, AM. Utter drivel. The book was badly written, righteous, condescending, preachy, and worst of all, the ending was morally questionable.

All the fables and stories are stolen from elsewhere, religious ideas and spirituality are badly mixed, and everything is so obvious. The book harps on about tapping into the Soul of the World, the Language of the World, about your one true path and other nonsense.

The basic idea is that if you really want something and "listen to your heart", the whole universe will Utter drivel. The basic idea is that if you really want something and "listen to your heart", the whole universe will help you achieve it if you only look for omens.

A questionable idea in a world where people no longer want to work hard and achieve independently. It reads like a really bad self-help book written for 8 year old children and disguised as a symbolic parable.

I read a lot of books and I can safely say this is the worst book I have ever read. It's only saving grace was that it was mercifully short.

The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives.

The profound lessons you'll learn from this book amount to nothing more than several variations on the theme of "only The problem with this book is not just that it's bad, which it certainly is, but that there are so many people out there who want to corner you at parties and tell you how it's totally changed their lives.

The profound lessons you'll learn from this book amount to nothing more than several variations on the theme of "only the very ugly is truly beautiful, only the very stupid are really intelligent, only black is white, only up is down" etc etc.

The writing is too simple to be really bad, but it's the content that gets you. By the end of the book you'll want to track down the philosopher's stone yourself and carefully beat Coelho to death with it.

I read this book about three years ago and just had to re-read it for book club. It was a steaming pile of crap then and, guess what?

The main reason I hate this book: it's trite inspirational literature dressed up as an adventure quest. You go into it thinking that it's going to be about a boy's quest for treasure.

If you read the back, there are words like "Pyramids," "Gypsy," "alchemist. It's Hallmark Hall of Fame territory set in an exotic locale.

Which pisses me off to no end as I normally try to dodge that sort of thing, but here it is masquerading as the type of book I normally like.

It's cliche, didactic, and poorly written. Just as with Aesop's Fables , there's a moral to the story. And Coelho keeps backing up and running over it just to make sure that we get it and he capitalizes important key words necessary to understanding it, lest we overlook their significance.

If there's one thing Paulo Coelho can do, it's flog a dead horse. Essentially, boy thinks he's happy in life. He's a shepherd who gets to travel the world, has all of his needs met, and owns a book which he can always trade for another book when he goes to market.

What more can a boy need? Boy is then told by a mysterious stranger that he's not happy at all. Why not? He has failed to recognize his Personal Legend.

Everyone has a Personal Legend, which is life's plan for you. However, most of us give up on our Personal Legend in childhood.

If you are fortunate enough to hang onto and pursue your Personal Legend, then The Soul of the World will help you obtain it.

All of nature conspires to bring you luck and good fortune so that you can fulfill your destiny, whether it's to be a shepherd on a quest for treasure at the pyramids, a butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker, or, one would assume, a prostitute, drug dealer, or porn star.

Hey, we're all fate's bitch in The Alchemist. But I digress. Boy seeks out his Personal Legend and finds it's a long, hard road to obtaining what you want in life.

But with faith, perseverance, and just a little goshdarnit good luck, the boy learns to speak the Language of the World and tap into The Soul of the World and fulfills his Personal Legend.

And what does he learn? That what he sought was back home, the place he started from. Oh, silly boy. So, in summation, here is what you should learn from The Alchemist : 1 Dream.

And, while you're at it, dream BIG 2 Follow your bliss 3 Don't be surprised if you find obstacles in your way, but you will overcome 4 It's good to travel and encounter people from other cultures 5 What we most often seek is right in front of us, but sometimes we have to leave home to realize it To all of these important life lessons, I can only say, "Well, no shit, Sherlock.

Alas, it's still crap. Cross posted at This Insignificant Cinder View all 58 comments. View all 18 comments. It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.

But, I understand why people are so passionate in their dislike of this work. Paul Coelho looks to inspire passion in people with The Alchemist.

The Alchemist is a novel that combines an atmosphere of medieval mysticism with the voice of the desert -- dreams, symbols, signs, and adventure follow Santiago and the reader like echoes of ancient wise voices.

With this symbolic novel Coelho states that we should not avoid our destinies, and urges people to follow their dreams, because to find our "Personal Myth" and our mission on Earth is the way to find God, meaning happiness, fulfillment, and the ultimate purpose of creation.

The novel tells the tale of Santiago, a boy who has a dream and the courage to follow it. After listening to "the signs" the boy ventures in his personal, journey of exploration and self-discovery, searching for a hidden treasure located near the pyramids in Egypt.

In his journey, Santiago sees the greatness of the world, and meets all kinds of exciting people like kings and alchemists. However, by the end of the novel, he discovers that "treasure lies where your heart belongs", and that the treasure was the journey itself, the discoveries he made, and the wisdom he acquired.

As the alchemist himself says when he appears to Santiago in the form of an old king "when you really want something to happen, the whole universe conspires so that your wish comes true".

This is the core of the novel's theme. Isn't it true that all of us want to believe the old king when he says that the greatest lie in the world is that at some point we lose the ability to control our lives, and become the pawns of fate.

Fear, fear of failure seems to be the greatest obstacle to happiness. This is where Coelho really captures the drama of man, who sacrifices fulfillment to conformity, who knows he can achieve greatness but denies doing so, and ends up living an empty shell of a life.

The Alchemist is a novel that will not appeal to everybody. Not everyone will identify with Santiago. We all have dreams, and are praying for somebody to tell us they can come true.

The novel skillfully combines words of wisdom, philosophy, and simplicity of meaning and language, and this is what makes it so enchanting.

View all 30 comments. Simon Robs A simple tale, heroic in character, told in simple language, and maybe that's the rub; it ain't literary enough to grab the high flown readers' might.

May 21, AM. I loved it and was enchanted by it throughout 19 hours, 20 min ago. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined.

Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

Its all about following your dream and about taking the risk of following your dreams, which is actually so difficult to do and there are very few people in this world who actually do, I mean risk it all, just to follow your heart and your dream.

Also, he talks about a stage in our journey towards realizing our dreams, where everything just goes haywire and there is everything working against us and it almost takes us to the brink of abandoning everything and just getting back to what was so familiar and comfortable i.

The example given was really great and yes nothing new but we forget simple things in our life like "the darkest hour of the night is just before the dawn".

It is actually true that so many of us just leave the struggle when it gets really tough and the chips are really low, whereas actually we were so close to the objective, if only we would have had a little more patience we would have been there.

In one of the episodes he talks about death, yes the fact we always forget, the only reality about our life, it is a constant which is not going to change rest everything is uncertain.

Yes, and those who do think about death, mostly fear it, some fear death because of the physical pain attached to it such people actually fear the pain rather than the death, I am one of them and there are some who think they do not want to die because its not time yet for them to go.

Ironically but true, this decision about timings has thankfully not been left to us. So, how do we get over the fear of death or make it our friend, a companion?

And not waste our beautiful life worrying about dying all the time. One of the possible solutions lies in this book, it reads "if i have to fight, it will be just as good a day to die as any other".

Yes very much right, one would never know when he or she wakes up in the morning that if it was the last day of his or her life and in fact, that day would not be any different from all the other days already spent.

So, why not take everyday as the last day of our lives and live it up. Here, everyday can be the last day of my life, every meal can be my last, every call to my wife can be the last time I would hear her sweet and loving voice and the kids… Anyways, so what I personally follow is, everyday when I wake up or every time when I move out on an operation, I say to myself "what a beautiful day to die" and there on, I just do what I have to and what I have been taught in all these years in the army and go through all the motions and concentrate on the job at hand rather than worrying about my death and I am really at peace with the fear of death.

Another beautiful thought which I came across about death was in the novel by the author called "Confessions of a pilgrim". I derived from it that death can be visualized as a beautiful person who is always sitting besides us, so close to us that it travels with us wherever we go and it also accompanies us to our bed.

Its a beautiful companion, a faithful companion, the only one who will never be unfaithful to us, rest all the companions are just lesser mortals and have been unfaithful at one point or other.

As per the Indian mythology, the soul never dies, it is indestructible, it only changes a body just like we change clothes.

Our soul is a part of God and it goes back to him. I firmly believe that there is no fiction involved in this story of the shepherd, but this is a true expression of mysteries and realities of our life, which we never pause to discover.

There is message that this book wants to convey to us!!! I have never been into writing anything ever in my life, yes not even a personal dairy, but since the time I actually started writing which was just a month back, I realized that if we just write our thoughts as they occur, the resultant has a touch of mystery, because what we wrote with all our heart and soul, sometimes tends to surprise us.

We tend to learn from what we ourselves wrote. It may sound crazy, may be the book has a effect that may appear really crazy but I am sure there are some people who would identify with me.

View all 32 comments. This is either a beautifully written and fable-like illustration of simple and universal truths or a load of crap.

Similarly, the Credence Clearwater Revival song Looking Out My Backdo This is either a beautifully written and fable-like illustration of simple and universal truths or a load of crap.

Similarly, the Credence Clearwater Revival song Looking Out My Backdoor, a clunky but loveable country western tune, was actually begun as a facetious parody of slide guitar yokel lyricism.

Was it really so bad it was funny? If it was so obviously corny and insincere, was that not funny? Or was it? Was he really wrestling women and then getting beaten up by Jerry Lawler?

That was a joke right? Now … think about it for a second. Was Coelho telling this straight or pulling our leg? I have to say that I doubt it, but I did laugh a few times and the over the top syrupy delivery made me wonder, and maybe I liked it better considering this twinkle of a third possibility.

I will say that this could go either way. I can absolutely see where someone could find hidden treasure and deeply meaningful messages in the short novel.

And I can see someone rolling their eyes and sticking their finger down their throat in a gag gesture. View all 59 comments. Preachy, pretentious, and awful portrayal of women.

View all 27 comments. If books were pills, Alchemist would be a sugarcoated placebo with no real effect.

Let's call it a feel-good homily. I have never read a book as meretricious as this one. Many reviewers have pointed out the problems with this 'celebrated' novel so I'd rather not expend any more words.

Suffice it so say that this is a good example of portentous writing that is best avoided if your benchmark is quality literature. Shelves: books-read-in Timing is everything.

It deals in big, bold pronouncements of 'follow your dreams' et cetera et cetera, and it certainly makes you think about your own life and the pursuit of your own "Personal Legend" if you will.

But maybe I'm older and more cynical now, or maybe it's not cynicism so much as just seeing a reality that isn't so mystical and black and white as Paulo Coelho's, but in any event, I just wasn't buying what Timing is everything.

But maybe I'm older and more cynical now, or maybe it's not cynicism so much as just seeing a reality that isn't so mystical and black and white as Paulo Coelho's, but in any event, I just wasn't buying what ' The Alchemist ' was selling.

It's a good, quick read, I'll give it that. I enjoyed myself, and I definitely thought a little bit about my own life in the process, which I appreciate from my literature.

And while I was more or less with it for a while, I just couldn't stay on board with an ending that left me saying, "that's it?

The whole book Santiago is in pursuit of his "Personal Legend", which he is told is a great treasure found in the pyramids of Egypt. Along the way he befriends many people and makes a great sum of money, while also meeting a beautiful young woman who agrees to more or less be his life-partner, Romeo and Juliet -style which is stupid in and of itself, but more on that later.

It is at this point that he determines he has achieved a greater treasure than any he had ever dreamed of, and would go no further. Cue the music and themes of recognizing treasure in all its forms.

Santiago has a wonderful, fulfilling life laid out before him, and would most likely die a happy man by the side of his lovely wife and adoring children, all while living comfortably as village counselor of a beautiful desert oasis.

Sounds pretty nice, no? Well, that's where the book lost it's footing. Santiago is urged, coerced even, into continuing to follow his "Personal Legend", leaving behind his "love" who, it should be mentioned is a "woman of the desert" and so is completely fine being abandoned by her "love" and will simply wait and wait and wait for him, whether he ever returns or not traversing the desert and bizarrely evading a hostile army along the way by turning himself into the wind it makes about as much sense as it sounds.

In the end though, Coelho reveals to us that Santiago does, indeed, reach his "Personal Legend" in a two and a half page epilogue, where it is shoddily revealed that Santiago's long-sought after treasure is Buried treasure.

A box in the sand filled with gold coins and diamonds and jewelry and crowns, and all the other cliche treasure images you can think up. What the hell?

So what message are we supposed to take from this book then? Money is the most important thing in the world? Women are objects meant to be seen and valued for their beauty, there to serve you and wait around forever while you go on wild goose chases across continents in search of money?

Obviously I'm being facetious, and Coelho intended to say that one should follow their dreams no matter what, even if it transcends a nice, content life, so long as you are in pursuit of a life that would be even greater than you can ever imagine, sacrificing what is good now for what can be great later.

But he did so in an extremely simplistic way, and the revelation of the Santiago's treasure being literally treasure was a major disappointment.

The thing was, despite his simplicity, the book had a nice message going for a while. If Fatima was Santiago's treasure, that I could have gotten behind, even if it shows a good deal of contempt for the role of women in relationships beauty being the most important factor in deciding on a mate, as Santiago is struck by her beauty and immediately professes his love; Fatima more or less acquiesces immediately and pledges herself to Santiago no matter what, even if he must travel the desert forever in selfish pursuit of his own dreams, with no regard for her , because that is something intangible that is meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of financial standing.

But then Coelho basically goes on to say that that is just a roadblock in the way of real achievement, and that one should selfishly pursue their own dreams with no regard for those closest to them.

How a book can go on and on talking about seeing the everyday symbols and omens in life and taking heed of them, presumably leaving metaphors for life all along the way, and then have what was presumably the biggest metaphor of them all, Santiago's treasure, turn out not to be a metaphor at all, but just money?

To me, that summed up everything. I suppose Coelho realizes this, as he begins the book with a brief fable about Narcissus falling into the river because he loved staring at his reflection, and the river's disappointment in this, as the river loved gazing into Narcissus's eyes and seeing the reflection of itself.

This is a horrible little story implying that everyone is obsessed only with themselves, a sad, empty little thought that Coelho spends pages endorsing wholeheartedly, under the guise of following your dreams.

I understand that other people love this book and find it inspiring, and I think I would have felt the same way years ago, when I was just out of college and it appeared I had my whole life ahead of me and a lifetime to live it.

I'm older now, and I've found someone who I consider to be a real treasure, and while I still have dreams, I'm not willing to sacrifice the happiness that this life brings me every day in a single-minded pursuit of something that I want for selfish reasons fame, fortune, etc.

If I was Santiago, I would have never left Fatima in the first place if she truly made me happy, as Santiago claimed she did.

Perhaps that makes me a coward in Coelho's eyes, not unlike the Crystal merchant from the story. But it'd also make me not the sad Englishman, whose single-minded pursuit of his "personal legend" had cost him all his money, friends, and family and left him alone in an oasis burning lead in a tent in the vain hopes it will turn to gold.

I guess what I'm trying to say in this long-winded review, is that this book is all about being selfish and doing what you think will make you happy, regardless of everything else.

I can see why that appeals to people, especially those who want to show the doubters and find their own treasure beneath a sycamore tree, but it's sad, in a way.

We live in a culture where everyone wants selfish things like fame or money or power, just to satisfy some gaping hole in their own souls, ignoring the real problems that lead to these compulsions in the first place.

To me, this book feeds and even encourages that misplaced ideal, and that's a shame.

The Alchemist von Paulo Coelho Taschenbuch bei bestellen. ✓ Bis zu 70% günstiger als Neuware ✓ Top Qualität ✓ Gratis Versand ab 10€. THE ALCHEMIST von Paulo Coelho und eine große Auswahl ähnlicher Bücher, Kunst und Sammlerstücke erhältlich auf One day he finds the courage to follow his dreams into distant lands, each step galvanised by the knowledge that he is following the right path: his own. The.

After eleven months of working in the shop, Santiago is unsure of how to proceed. Should he return to Andalusia a rich man and buy more sheep?

Or should he cross the vast Sahara in pursuit of the hidden treasure of his dreams? He joins a caravan traveling to Egypt.

Santiago meets an Englishman who wants to learn the secret of alchemy, or turning any metal into gold, from a famous alchemist who lives at an oasis on the way to the pyramids.

While traveling, Santiago begins listening to the desert and discovering the Soul of the World. The caravan eventually reaches the oasis, and there Santiago meets an Arab girl named Fatima and falls in love with her instantly.

The caravan leader gathers the travelers together and tells them that tribal warfare prevents them from continuing their journey.

Santiago wanders from the oasis into the desert and, seeing two hawks fighting in the sky, has a vision of an army entering the oasis. Because attacking an oasis is a violation of the rules of the desert, Santiago shares his vision with the oasis's tribal chieftain.

Soon afterward, Santiago is confronted by a black-garbed, veiled stranger with a sword, who sits atop a white horse.

It is the alchemist. The tribal chieftain arms his men, and they are well-prepared when the oasis is indeed invaded.

The alchemist offers to cross the desert with Santiago. Soon the two men enter into an area of intense tribal warfare. Warriors hold the two men captive, but eventually allow them to continue their journey.

The alchemist tells Santiago that he needs to return to the oasis, and that the rest of the trip is Santiago's to make alone so that he can claim his Personal Legend.

Santiago arrives at the Egyptian pyramids and begins to dig. He finds nothing buried in the ground. Thieves beat Santiago and rob him of his money.

Since then the group has released two full projects together, Sawblade EP and the studio album Gutter Water.

The Alchemist and fellow rapper Evidence have performed as the duo Step Brothers. Their debut album was announced to be titled Lord Steppington and released on the Rhymesayers Entertainment label.

I don't want Step Brothers songs to sound like it could've been a Dilated Peoples song, or an Evidence song, that I'd rap on.

In an interview for Dead End Hip-Hop, Alchemist stated that he had been working on a project related to the gospel.

Later, on March 2, he posted a teaser photo to that project, which will be a collaboration between Alchemist and producer Budgie, and also retweeted a tweet from Frank The Butcher the founder of BAU, which the project is going to be released on announcing the project and saying that more information will be released two days after.

Roc Marciano and Prodigy. It will come in a well-designed cover in a shape of a bible book, covered in leather, and will be limited to It will be released on March All Gospel samples.

On September 10, , Alchemist spontaneously wrote on Twitter that producer Samiyam and himself has something to release with Dr.

Romanelli that Al previously did something for earlier, the Diagnosis [32] mix with Coca-Cola. Later he published a new 8-minute mix of beats by himself and beats by Samiyam for the shoe brand British Knights.

The mix has an Action Bronson verse on an Alchemist beat in it too. Fashawn tweeted that the reason for this EP is that sample clearances on his upcoming album, The Ecology, were taking too long, and he wanted the fans to have some music to listen too in the meanwhile.

He also said that working with Alchemist is always a unique, special and different vibe and experience. The EP was set to contain 7 tracks, all produced by Alchemist and to be released on December 18, for Free.

In addition to that, a new song "Play It Cool" feat. Earl Sweatshirt and Samuel Herring was released. The Alchemist and Oh No were involved in the production of the songs, and the album was released for the release of the PC version of the game.

On January 14, , Goldwatch said that the editing of the first video, for a single named "Driving Gloves" is done, and the video is coming soon.

The video was released on July Gangrene revealed the album title to be "You Disgust Me". The album was first released on iTunes, on August 7, , and then on a physical copy a week or so later.

Later he said on Twitter that it will be released on limited 45 vinyl single with an instrumental version, as part of a new single series, called Craft Singles.

Some of those were already released online and Alchemist released the "Hoover Street Original Version" online on the same day of the announcements.

The album was all recorded in one day, January 4, Monday. The album was, indeed released on February 14, On DatPiff.

Later, Alchemist noticed that the version there was not the final mastered one, so he uploaded the full mastered version to his SoundCloud page.

The EP consists of 4 tracks and 4 instrumental versions of them. On March 2, , Havoc posted a photo on his Instagram [41] stating that his next album is produced by Alchemist, and is coming soon.

The title was revealed to be "The Silent Partner" and the first single, "Maintain", was released later. The album was released on May Then, on May 7, , he surprisingly tweeted a link to pre-order the project and a first single, "Brother Jedediah", featuring Action Bronson and Big Body Bess.

The project was released on July Like the previous Good Book, it contains two parts one by Alchemist and one by Busgie.

The project consists of 8 tracks by rappers from Paris and Bruxelles Belgium , with Alchemist helming the entire production of the project.

A collaboration between Alchemist, Currensy and Freddie Gibbs. Fetti was first announced on January 4, , through an Instagram post by Currensy.

On September 21, , nearly 2 years later, Currensy announced on Instagram that he had completed his half of the project. My half of Fetti is done.

All produced by Alchemist. Send It. The EP was released on November 22 and it contains 7 tracks. As Alchemist final project of the s decade, on December 20, , The Alchemist and Boldy James released their second collaborative project after 's My 1st Chemistry Set.

It consists of 5 tracks, all produced by Alchemist. Prior to the release, a joint video for Ill Advised and Method to my Madness was released.

They posted a tweet and also a picture that announces it too. No more details were revealed yet. In an interview with Roc Marciano about his recording process, he mentioned that he and The Alchemist are working on a full-length album together.

Maybe they do. Maybe they don't. I'm into the periodic chart. My favorite element is surprise". He is Jewish and his father is a businessman of Israeli descent.

On July 13, , the tour bus carrying Eminem 's entourage including rapper Stat Quo as well as Alchemist swerved off the road and turned over.

Alchemist was treated for broken ribs and a collapsed lung. The Alchemist utilizes a musical signature that he places towards the beginning although not always of many of the songs he produces.

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