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By Paulo Coelho

"The Pilgrimage" cleared the path to Paulo Coehlo's foreign bestselling novel "The Alchemist." in lots of methods, those volumes are companions--to actually understand one, you want to learn the opposite. Step within this eye-catching account of Paulo Coehlo's pilgrimage alongside the line to Santiago. This attention-grabbing parable explores the necessity to locate one's personal course. in spite of everything, we find that the intense is usually present in the normal and easy methods of daily humans. half event tale, half consultant to self-discovery, this compelling story grants the appropriate blend of attraction and perception.

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The owner, who did not even look up from the television program he was watching, advised me that it was siesta time and suggested that I must be crazy to be out walking in such heat. I asked for a soft drink and tried to watch the televi- sion, but I was unable to concentrate. All I could think of was that in two days I was going to relive, here in the latter part of the twentieth century, something of the great human adventure that had brought Ulysses from Troy, that had been a part of Don Quixotes experience, that had led Dante and Orpheus into hell, and that had directed Columbus to the Americas: the adventure of traveling toward the unknown.

First, I want to tell you something, said Father Jordi. The Jacobean route is only one of four roads. It is the Road of the Spades, and it may give you power, but that is not enough. What are the other three? * Trials are ritual tests in which importance is given not only to the disciples dedication but also to the auguries that emerge during their execution. This usage of the term originated during the Inquisition. You know at least two others: the Road to Jerusalem, which is the Road of the Hearts, or of the Grail, and which endows you with the ability to perform miracles; and the Road to Rome, which is the Road of the Clubs; it allows you to communicate with other worlds.

I dont know if this will even work, since I let another person make the decision for me to seek out my sword. My wife said that if we were going to start talking nonsense, we had better say good-bye and go our sepa- rate ways. You have never in your life let another person make an important decision for you. Lets go. Its getting late. She rose, picked up her suitcase, and headed for the parking lot. I didnt stop her. I stayed seated, observing the casual way in which she carried my sword; at any moment it seemed that it could slip from under her arm.

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