Paulo Coelho’s life remains the primary source of inspiration for his books.
He has flirted with death, escaped madness, played with drugs, withstood torture, experimented with magic and alchemy, studied philosophy and religion, lost and recovered his faith, and experienced the pain and pleasure of love.
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The novel serves as a part adventure story, part guide to self-discovery.
During the journey, Petrus shows him meditation exercises and introduces him to some of the more down-to-earth elements of Western mystical thought and philosophy, and teaches him about love and its forms: agape, philia, and eros.
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Paulo Coelho tells this story with poetic and modern dialogue but also plunges us into the mysteries of the divine. Because, as he says, “the spiritual experience is above all a practical experience of love.”