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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." --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Great book with many valuable life lessons. A timeless classic that speaks to the lost art of self discovery and potential.Published 3 hours ago by Mike
Anyone who takes this book for the journey it supplies, will find their riches in life.
You cannot walk this journey without having your heart open up to your own life. Read more
I finished the book in one day, could not put it down. This book has opened my heart and soul to search deep inside for my "Personal Legend". Read morePublished 9 hours ago by angel
A lot can be taken from this book. True lessons can be obtained. A book that I would refer to a particular audiencePublished 12 hours ago by ws
Reading this book allows the reader to think about their own life purpose and how they interpret the events that happen in every day life.Published 13 hours ago by JB