Author(s): Paulo CoelhoDownload
The Pilgrimage recounts the spectacular trials of Paulo Coelho and his mysterious mentor, Petrus, as they journey across Spain in search of a miraculous sword.The Pilgrimage paved the way to Paulo Coelho’s international bestselling novel The Alchemist. In many ways, these two volumes are companions—to truly comprehend one, you must read the other.Step inside this captivating account of Paulo Coelho’s pilgrimage along the road to Santiago. This fascinating parable explores the need to find one’s own path. In the end, we discover that the extraordinary is always found in the ordinary and simple ways of everyday people. Part adventure story, part guide to self-discovery, this compelling tale delivers the perfect combination of enchantment and insight.
Some Reviews: 1823 in Goodreads.com
I enjoy every book by Paulo Cuelho that I’ve read (12 to date) and this one, his first, has touched me in tha same way the Alchemist did. Perhaps it’s the common theme of searching for a way a path a meaning and the fact that I can empathise strongly with the sentiment, having walked that exact road to Santiago. The mysticism in some of the events of the journey, with hindsight, are a bit too far of a step for me personally but the whole journey of the pilgimage to Santiago and the learning and growth acheived by the author do strike a chord and I’m sure it will in others. Altogether an easy read that inspires and teaches in an unassuming way.
It’s difficult to write a review of this one. It completely depends if you feel attracted to the book and the story.
It gives the reader an awful lot to think about. This is not a book you can fully understand after one time reading.
There are a lot of uncommon ‘events’ in it. Liking, or loving it depends highly – I think – if you have a religious background.
There are quite a number of excises in the book you can practice. I certainly are going to work with several of them.
One quote from the book grabbed me extremely, probably because I have been a teacher all my live.
“The secret is’, Petrus finally said, ‘you can only learn when you are teaching. Together we have walked the Strange Way to Santiago, but while you learned the ways, I learned the meaning of them. By explaining them to you, I really learned them myself. By becoming a guide I found my own way.”
This remark has played a lead in my work as a teacher. I taught them the elementary thing: reading, writing and math and they have taught me how they find their ways with the achievements of men over the centuries.
Well, the 2 week journey made on foot by Paulo Coelho ended for me this evening. To tell you the truth, after reading this book, I’d like to experience it myself…But enough about me, let’s get straight to the reviewing process.
This book is the authors first one. In it, he writes about his pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Despite the fact that the journey was filled with many unpleasant things ( injuries, exhaustion , bad weather conditions and so on…), in the end it turned out to be a priceless life experience for Paulo. Not to mention everything he learned from his guide Petrus, who accompanied him along the way.
Many people complain, that parts in this book are written in a way that only Paulo can understand the full meaning, but this doesn’t mean the book isn’t worth reading if it can’t be fully understood. This book isn’t one of those that can be grasped with your first try as all the other books by this author. I’ll admit that I didn’t understand everything, but I’m not disappointed either because I know when I’ll open it again, I will find out something new. That’s what I like the most about Paulo’s books, that they aren’t a one time thing.
To sum everything up, this is a great read, that every person should try out. An inspirational story of a person searching for himself. May the spark that drives us to live never fades away. Love, faith, belief – embrace these virtues!
I finished another Paulo Coelho book. I like the writings of Paulo because of the life in it. The Christian imageries he uses whole along his novel makes it more lively. I also was travelling all along with him to this pilgrimage to San Tiago. I too was fighting with the legion when he fought with it. He found his sword now it is my duty to find mine to find the purpose of it. Sometimes this type of novels gives us a power to fight a good fight. The we are living this earth demands a lot but in a world full of voices we forget to listen to the voice of silence. The novel was teaching to listen to the inner voice. This is my fourth experience with Paulo Coelho he is always inspiring me and go with full power. He is taking his own saint Paul in his writings. Many times the words of Saint Paul came alive in this novel. A great work, I recommend this to anyone who needs to go ahead with much inspiration and motivation.
This is the account of Paulo Coelho’s spiritual journey along the Camino Santiago de Compostela, known in English as the Way of Saint James. It is a network of pilgrims’ ways serving pilgrimage to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral in Santiago Spain. Paulo is on this pilgrimage to gain insight and acceptance into the spiritual path he has chosen. He must do this to gain insight into the simplicity of life. The journey transforms him as he learns to understand the nature of truth through the simplicity of life.
Many people have taken this journey over the centuries. Each having his own path to follow, his own lesson to learn. Each pilgrimage is different, each lesson is different.
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