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The True Meaning of Alchemy (“The Alchemist” – Paulo Coelho)

Posted in Reviews on January 27, 2014 by Vagabundo DeMente

When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream“. – The Alchemist.

The Alchemist is a book that may easily deceive the casual observer with its small size and its fable-like look. It is a fable, alright, but it goes way deeper than that. And yet, it is something easily missed, if I am to believe some of the reviews I read on Amazon, one of which focused more on the seemingly simple language and ‘humble’ quality than on the meaning between the lines. To me, the book is small because it needs not be larger in order to convey its message. Many messages, in fact. Continue reading

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