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The Pilgrimage (Plus) [Kindle Edition]

Paulo Coelho
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“An exciting tale.” (Library Journal)

“A universal quest toward an expanded view of life.” (Dan Millman, author of THE WAY OF THE PEACEFUL WARRIOR)

“The keys to self-mastery...wrapped in suspense and adventure.” (Body Mind Spirit)

“Among Latin American writers only Columbia’s Gabriel Garcia Marquez is more widely read than Brazil’s Paulo Coelho.” (The Economist)

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Here Paulo Coelho details his journey across Spain along the legendaryroad of San Tiago, which pilgrims have travelled since Middle Ages. On this contemporary quest, he encounters a Chaucerian variety of mysterious guides and devilish opponents and learns to understand the nature of truth through the simplicity of life. The Pilgrimage holds an important place in Paulo Coelho's literary canon. His first book, it not only paved the way for his phenomenal novel The Alchemist , but it also fully expresses his humanist philosophy and the depth of his unique search for meaning.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pilgrimage as a model for life Sept. 10 2001
Format:Paperback
This is a reprint of one of Coelho's first books published previously as "The Diary of a Magus". As with his other first person books, he weaves between the mundane world of sore feet and the transcendent. In the process he learns more about himself and grows as a person. He provides many meditational exercises that are simple and quite beneficial. Many are variations of ancient meditations found in Christian, Zen and other religious traditions.
Pilgrimage as a spiritual exercise is found in many major religious traditions. It provides a concentrated spiritual experience in which a person is separated from the mundane world of bills, job and family. During that separation the pilgrim undergoes an experience of transformation--a symbolic death and resurrection. At the end of the pilgrimage the pilgrim is returned to the world of the mundane as a "new person", with a deeper understanding of himself/herself and the world in which he/she lives. This classic process of transformation is apparent in Coelho's book. Indeed, an underlying theme of the book is that all of life can be understood as a pilgrimage--a sacred journey of transformation.
I thought the book was excellent. It was a pleasure to follow Coelho on his pilgrimage and to be reminded of the same lessons that were shared with him by his guide on the journey. But then I've read everything of his that I can get ahold of in English translation and like it all.
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4.0 out of 5 stars his name is legion for he is many April 26 2001
By Hannah
Format:Paperback
i have read many of coelhos works and until 4 weeks ago this was the only one i had not read.the story although lacking in the spirituality that books such as the alchemist i believe that it supplied the reader with a knowledege of coelho and makes us able to understand fully the purpose of his books. the story is simple. a man on a journey to find somthing that means a lot to him.this simplicity is backed up by beautifuly descriptive language and wonderfull imagery which took me into his journey in full. the emotions coelho creates in this book are wonderful too from fear and excitement at paulos fight with the dog to the sadness of paulos dissapointment that when he parts from petrus he has not yet succeded the book is helpful in showing the importance of the smaller things in life and how we should not forget our childhoods and the passions and spirituality they posess. i found the details of his RAM practices wonderful .overall an essential book for any coelho fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An alchemical journey! Jan. 9 1998
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
The setting is the famous ''Camino de Santiago'' across Northern Spain -- a journey which has inspired legions of pilgrims over a period of many centuries. The fantastic setting is only the beginning, however, as many a life-changing event have happened to those brave enough to make this lengthy pilgrimage and complete it. Paulo Coelho leaves the reader almost breathless at times with details of his own experiences along this historic path, from tentative beginning through to the surprising finish. Even for those hailing from other spiritual paths (i.e. non judeo-christian) this book will provide a thrill as the message of ''Fighting the Good Fight'' in search of what's important in life is one that speaks to all of us. Magnificently written!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Private Journey to Explore Self April 4 2007
Format:Paperback
Although "The Pilgrimage" is not Paulo Coelho's most exalted work, it is still a wonderful plunge into the mystical journey. In this book, he chronicles his own experiences on the road to Santiago de Compostela in the region of Galicia known as Celtic Spain. The journey is rich with allegory reflecting how we must face our own fears in order to engage in what he calls "the good fight". The Pilgrimage is reminiscent of Carlos Castañeda's apprenticeship with his mentor Don Juan. Paulo's guide is the enigmatic Petrus, who teaches him to face his own limitations and to break him from the "modernist" notion that our busy work is more important than exploring our inner world. There is a sweet discovery about the book that brings presence to a wisdom that includes mystical exercises worthy of our attention.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Will to continue April 28 2003
Format:Paperback
I first read this book in the summer of 97 on my way back from a trip from Ottawa, I'd found it in the ottawa airport. Two years prior to that, I'd read The Alchemist and never really gave much thought to other books by Paulo Coelho, dispite the lasting and impowering effects The Alchemist had had on me. It had me hooked and only at 16, I was convinced and determined that I was going to walk the Camino. Five years later, last may, I finally achieved it. It was my moby dick, really the only thing I'd ever set my mind to doing. The book inspired me to take a journey of a life time. In doing so, I found so many more journey's I'd never imagined. I highly recommend that you read the book, and once you have, live the Camino for yourself.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Camino walkers June 18 2014
By Don NS
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nicely written , wonderful pace and insight.If you are serious about walking any Camino , you should read this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great novel by Coelho! May 16 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
All his books are so beautifully written. This book and 'Veronika Decides to Die' are my favourite by him.
This novel delves into our personal devils and sheds light on what it is to be human.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars COELHO...Gimme a break! March 25 2012
Format:Paperback
Please...run away from anything written by Paolo! His new era clap trap is simply convoluted nonsense. I am convinced that anyone who rates this fraud highly simply didn't understand a thing that Coelho wrote and so thinks it must be profound!
He is a master of saying nothing while weaving this mystical aura around everything he writes.
The man is a fraud and his writing is garbage.
Avoid like the plague!
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5.0 out of 5 stars First time buyer
I just wanted to say how happy I was with the service I received from Amazon.
Fast delivery and the book was in perfect condition,considering it was used! Read more
Published on Jan. 20 2011 by tcb4Elvis
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the usual
Nothing more or less, than other Coelho books offer - that means I love it (probably going to get hold of some more to give as present to friends, who cant find their 'inner' way)
Published on Oct. 14 2010 by LT
4.0 out of 5 stars Yup, this will make you want
Yes, sometimes. No, other times.So here I am 3 Years later, finding myself still wanting to "go back",and read it again. Read more
Published on Oct. 10 2010 by Mrs. Nancy M. Leblanc
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear
Silly, very silly. The Pilgrimage is a ridiculous confection of half thought out semi spiritual nonsense. Read more
Published on Aug. 28 2003 by Claudine
4.0 out of 5 stars A possible road to spirituality
You have to be at least a little bit mystical in order to fully enjoy this book, which is full of mysteries and unexplainable events. Read more
Published on July 30 2003 by Irina Iacobescu
4.0 out of 5 stars Good travel book, interesting personal perspective
This was Coelho's first popular book, and as such denotes his evolving magical style. It is about his trip in the Santiago de COmpostela trek that goes from east to west across... Read more
Published on March 7 2003 by Denis Benchimol Minev
5.0 out of 5 stars A Journey Within..Through The Milky Way..A Magical Quest
I must say this book was partially responsible for my own pilgrimage by foot to Compostela in the early Summer of 2001 although, in my heart, I had already begun the journey a... Read more
Published on May 13 2002 by Fernando J. sanchez
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