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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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This is a book that should be read by every human on earth... Maybe one of the best books ever written!Published 1 hour ago by Gisele
I think I got the message of this book, but it just didn't connect with me.Published 2 hours ago by Wayne Elmer
Not much of a story. More like a motivational speech wrapped in a parable- but in a very obvious way.Published 3 hours ago by Allison D.
I recommend. Great story about the progression one goes through as he/she grows up. If they wanted to change the characters, circumstances and events to mirror the modern day -... Read morePublished 5 hours ago by Kieran
A lot of deep meaning in this book, it one that needs to be read for the story and then read again for all the meaning. Read morePublished 5 hours ago by Chris Pearson