The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho

I just finished reading The Pilgrimage, A Contemporary Quest for Ancient Wisdom, by Paulo Coelho. The novel follows Paulo as he goes on pilgrimage across Spain in search of a miraculous sword. It’s a story of  a man in search of spiritual development and mastery. The pilgrim’s path is a sacred one used by millions of pilgrims in the Christian faith, one that leads from the mountains near France to the coast of Spain. The path is also known as “The Way of St. James.”

Along the way, he is guided by a wise man, and learns a number of important lessons. I particularly like how the book introduces a number of interesting meditations (8-10, can’t remember exactly) that you can apply in your own life. It’s both a story and a personal development manual.

While this book is not nearly as profound as The Alchemist (perhaps my favorite book of all-time, also by Coelho) it is a worthwhile and fast read. I got through it in a long weekend of lazy reading.

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4 thoughts on “The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho

  1. Crazy that you would write about a Coelho book. A friend of mine just recommended the alchemist last week.

    I’ll have to look this one up too.

  2. Crazy that you would write about this book. Last winter, I checked out a book on cd by Coelho (I think it was the alchemist) but I never listened to it. Just last week, my friend was telling me he read the alchemist and recommended it.

    Thanks for the post. I’ll look this one up too.

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