The Alchemist presents a simple fable, based on simple truths and places it in a highly unique situation. Brazilian storyteller Paulo Coehlo introduces Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who one night dreams of a distant treasure in the Egyptian pyramids. And so he's off: leaving Spain to literally follow his dream.
Along the way he meets many spiritual messengers, who come in unassuming forms such as a camel driver and a well-read Englishman. In one of the Englishman's books, Santiago first learns about the alchemists – men who believed that if a metal were heated for many years, it would free itself of all its individual properties, and what was left would be the "Soul of the World." Of course he does eventually meet an alchemist, and the ensuing student-teacher relationship clarifies much of the boy's misguided agenda, while also emboldening him to stay true to his dreams. "My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy confides to the alchemist one night as they look up at a moonless night.
"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself," the alchemist replies. "And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity."
Jerry Hicks and Esther Hicks – Ask And It Is Given
Created on Sunday, 29 March 2009 10:56
I'll be honest -- I don't know what to think of the claim that Esther Hicks is channelling non-physical entities. I initially resisted buying this book because I am cautious around such claims of supernatural inspiration. But I respect Wayne Dyer and other great thinkers who praised this book, so I decided to give it a try. […]
Dan Millman – Way Of The Peaceful Warrior
Created on Sunday, 29 March 2009 11:37
This book is so appealing, commented Virginia Satir, because it provides an easy access for people to naturally identify, connect and be in touch with the spiritual part of themselves. Indeed, Way of the Peaceful Warrior does just that with its piercing truths, lively narrative and humorous wisdom. Like Castaneda, it […]
Quote From The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Created on Sunday, 20 July 2014 22:40
We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal.
We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share.
This is a precious moment.
It is a little parenthesis […]
Entities – A Taboo Topic
Created on Monday, 18 May 2015 23:28
Entities are probably one of the most scary and most avoided topics in modern shamanism (native shamans are more feisty than New Age shamans!). Yet an understanding of entities is a must for any real shaman, and highly recommended for anybody who wants to stay healthy and live a good life. Though entities are invisible to ordinary […]
The Secret Teachings Of All Ages
Created on Sunday, 14 September 2014 11:16
If you want to know more about ancient mystical teachings I can recommend "An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy: Being an Interpretation of the Secret Teachings concealed within the Rituals, Allegories and Mysteries of all Ages, which is more commonly referred to as The […]
Bible Myths And Their Paralells In Other Religions
Created on Sunday, 19 September 2010 13:20
This thoroughly researched book was written by T.W. Doane in 1882 although (except for things like “Part First” instead of “Part One”) you would hardly say so when you read it.
In this book the "word of god" is clearly presented as being a work of men, altered through time and influenced by […]