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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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Excellent story about the way the adventures of existence span your life.......and why you should follow your dreams.....Great reading for young and old.Published 20 minutes ago by Kelly M. Aldred
This book is a guide to life. Taught me so much. I have to read it again. Thank you Paulo.Published 21 minutes ago by Christian Alvarez
In this short, sensible book I found we all have a purpose in our life. I have personally always felt this to be true and this book reinforced this feeling. Read morePublished 1 hour ago by Joycefitzgerald
This is an excellent book. It has a great meaningful storyline and helps one reshape our lives. I highly recommend it for those of us who are young enough to "start looking for... Read morePublished 5 hours ago by CD music collector
Excellent tale of man's quest for meaning - but not really heavy.Published 8 hours ago by cv66seabear
This book was an amazing pick and read for me. This book is about a boy named Santiago trying to find his own personal legend, and during his journey he meets lots of new people,... Read morePublished 9 hours ago by Huechi Vang
Perfect Timing for such a discovery Thanks 1st to Oprah who introduced it, then to you who sells for great prices! Read morePublished 10 hours ago by Heather Paterson