Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist.

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  1. bashkim

    bashkim Registered User

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    A very interesting book that i was reading during the week.
    To those that know the book: In your opinion what is the message there?
     
  2. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    I have not heard of it but my interest is piqued...
     
  3. bashkim

    bashkim Registered User

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    Take a look, am sure you will find it interesting!
     
  4. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    It’s been a number of years since I read it... I don’t specifically remember the message but my vague notion was a classic “whet you seek is within you.” Along the same lines as “The Silent Flute” (or “Circle of Iron,” depending on where you live).
     
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  5. chrmc

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    I thought it was a good read, but I must also admit that I thought it was a little to over hyped. It was not the transcending, most insightful book ever as I feel some people call it. Good read, good points, and a good lesson, but not that much more special than one contained in much other litterature.
     
  6. Pointwithinacircle3

    Pointwithinacircle3 Registered User

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    I was amazed when I read this book. At one point the apprentice is taught how to draw a regular dodecahedron using only a compass and a straightedge. (A regular dodecahedron is one of the Platonic solids, it has twelve sides, each side in the shape of a pentagram) I was so intrigued by the description that I went and got pencil, paper, straightedge, and compasses, and began drawing. I was amazed to discover that the directions worked and in short order I has drawn the complex shape described.

    It is my understanding that Paul Coehlo is not a Mason. His book is a description of the journey of self discovery by traveling to the east and guided by Geometry. So it does bear some resemblance to Freemasonry.
     

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