The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist Book Review


A journey of self-discovery and self-realization evolves, as a young shepherd is awakened by a mesmerizing dream he is moved to fulfill. Thus, Santiago bravely steps out of his father’s expectations to honor his own calling.

This story of a young man’s quest for his personal life mission is one that may be applicable to each of us, who pursue our own meaning, purpose for life. A myriad of serendipitous connections, challenging surprises, and wondrous mysteries unfold for Santiago. Portents, synchronicities, ethereal moments, relationships, successes, and failures are all integral to the revelation of his unique personal treasure to be found.

The young man becomes a wiser man, as he journeys far from his homeland and surrenders to the enchantment of his odyssey. A bounty of enduring lessons unfolds for Santiago to realize the wondrous richness of life. So too does a unique journey await us all, regardless of where we now stand in life.

Regardless of the fear which may show up, breathe, quiet, and remember the Center of your Presence.” --An Enlightened Soul

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