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The Pilgrimage paved the way to Paulo Coehlo's international bestselling novel The Alchemist. In many ways, these two volumes are companions—to truly comprehend one, you must read the other.

Step inside this captivating account of Paulo Coehlo's pilgrimage along the road to Santiago. This fascinating parable explores the need to find one's own path. In the end, we discover

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Paperback, 265 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1987)
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Mohammed Arabey
كل ماافتكر الروايه دي ..الايام اللي قضيتها وانا بقرأها"قريتها تقريبا علي 10 او 11 مره" احس ان كل مره كنت في مكان جديد او في مرحله جديده من الرحله للوصول لشئ من الروحانيه او الصفاء..اتعلمت حاجه جديده..مليت في بعض الاحيان .. "اتخنقت من الانجليزي في احيان تانيه" بس في المجمل..حتي لو حسيت بملل حتخرج من التجربه باضافه ولو طفيفه في طريقه تفكيرك وتعاملك مع الامور
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طريق "الحج"غريب...اتصورته كله في خيالي بوصف باولو كويللو الدقيق..مع اني مشفتش الصور بس بعد ماخلصت الروايه لقيت انها شبهه اللي اتخيلته بناء علي
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asma Qadah
Oct 18, 2010 asma Qadah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
لا أعتقد أنني سأنصَح الجميع بقراءة هذا الكتاب، على الرغم من أنه جيّد و المعلومات التي تحويه يمكنني اعتبارها تجربة شخصية دينية. الرواية/ الكتاب على الكمّ الهائل للمعلومات التي فيها أعتقِد أنها مناسبة لما فوق سنّ الثامنة عشرة. هناك معلومات/ ممارسات دينية كثيرة تحتاج إلى قراءة واعِية.

حماسي للكتاب كان بسبب ذكره في روايته “الزّهير” التي قرأتها و لم أكتب عنها بعد. خلال قراءتي لـ”حاج كومبوستيلا” اتّضحت لي ممارسات دينية – مسيحية كثيرة، و حاولت من خلالها مقارنتها بالممارسات الدينية – الإسلامية. محوَر ال
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Ian Galloway
Nov 26, 2011 Ian Galloway rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy every book by Paulo Cuelho that I've read (12 to date) and this one, his first, has touched me in tha same way the Alchemist did. Perhaps it's the common theme of searching for a way a path a meaning and the fact that I can empathise strongly with the sentiment, having walked that exact road to Santiago. The mysticism in some of the events of the journey, with hindsight, are a bit too far of a step for me personally but the whole journey of the pilgimage to Santiago and the learning and ...more
Webster Bull
May 02, 2012 Webster Bull rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faith


As I prepare to walk the Camino de Santiago with my daughter, I am reading a few of the better selling books about this 1000-year-old pilgrimage route to the cathedral town of Compostela in northwest Spain. One of the first that pops up on Amazon is by Paulo Coelho, the much-published, much-translated Brazilian author whose most popular title, The Alchemist, is a New Agey book-club favorite in the United States.

Coelho's book about the Camino, The Pilgrimage (1988), is about as New Agey, or gno
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حماس

لكل الأصدقاء الذين وضعوا الإعجاب قبل كتابتى للمراجعة، شكـــرًا لثقتكم (*^_^*)

حاج كومبوستيلا

سيرة ذاتية لباولو الذى قام برحلة الحج هذه
بحثًا عن سيفه
وهو لرمزٌ عظيم عنده إن لم تكونوا تعرفون :)

لا أعرف أين أضع الرواية...
فهى بلغة باولو وبديانته وبطقوسه أيضًا
ومجرد محاولة الربط بين رحلة الحج هذه وبين الإسلام
لا تجوز

الجدير بالذكر أن بعض الأخوة المسيحيين رفضوا هذه الرواية
واعتبروا وجود باولو وبيتروس وغيرهم ناتج
عن قطع الأحبال الدينية

فقط لدى بعض الملاحظات الصغيرة:
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يروى الكاتب عن لسان معلمه ومرشده أن الطريق ا
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Saud Omar
تنبيه: ليس هناك حرق لأحداث الرواية في هذه المراجعة

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رواية ( حاج كومبوستيلا ) هي ثالث عمل لباولو كويلو, والتي صدرت عام 1987؛ أي قبل عام واحد فقط من صدور أشهر رواياته ( الخيميائي ). عمله الأول كان ( أرشيف الجحيم ) وقد نفد ولم تُعد طباعته حتى الآن, والعمل الثاني له هو ( الدليل العملي للفامبيرية ) وقد سُحب لأنه بدا لكويلو أن العمل لم ينجح في إيصال رسالته.

تحتل رواية ( حاج كومبوستيلا ) مكانه مميّزه بين روايات كويلو؛ وذلك لأن من خلال
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Marianne
The Pilgrimage is the first book by Brazilian author, Paulo Coelho, and translated into English by Alan Clarke. As a devotee of the Tradition, at 38 years old, Paulo makes the mistake, at the ceremony of his ordination as a Master of the Order of RAM, of assuming he is worthy of the sword, and then learns that he will have to travel the Road to Santiago de Castelin (aka the Jacobean route, the Milky Way) in Spain, to find it.

This book is his account of that pilgrimage, undertaken in 1986 with a
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Riley
Sep 29, 2013 Riley rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008
This is the 4th Paulo Coelho book I've read, and my least favorite so far. Not that there's anything wrong with it, per se, but I can definitely see his evolution as a writer from this (his first) to The Witch of Portobello (his most recent and one of my faves).

For me, this book was slower, less relatable (if only because very few people are on this kind of a mystical quest) and just less smoothly written overall. I also had a hard time sympathizing with the protagonist.

Now, that's not to say th
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Jennifer Ready
Jan 02, 2008 Jennifer Ready rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: philosophy majors
I really hated this book. In fact, it is the second worst book I've ever read (first being the Voyage of Somebody the Sailor). The story made no sense, and key parts of it were left unexplained (what is RAM? what is The Tradition?). I suppose you might get some philosophical value from it, but I didn't really think any of it was earth-shattering or even worth a raised eyebrow. The only redeeming quality was that it was short and went quickly.
Drew
Nov 27, 2008 Drew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“A dazzing tale of the road traveled by ordinary people.” Coelho's book traverses the story and journey of a man (himself) learning to be extraordinary through the paradoxical beauty of simply understanding what is ordinary.

What struck me as I gobbled up this book in a mere afternoon was the easygoing cadence and accessibility of language that Coelho employs throughout his book; he doesn't try to dazzle you with vernacular or prose, it's simply inherent in the story itself. And to me, that's t
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Citizen
It’s my first English novel and I’ve truly enjoyed it. A book which, even it’s not the best of Paulo Coelho, you can not stop reading when you start it thanks to his nice and sweet style.

First of all, let’s consider how we would categorize The Pilgrimage. It’s a journey of a piligrime and It’s also a personnel developpement book which you need it along your life. Paulo Coelho takes the road of Santiago de Compostela in order to find his sword, looking for his secret therefore he takes the true
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Sylvia
It's difficult to write a review of this one. It completely depends if you feel attracted to the book and the story.
It gives the reader an awful lot to think about. This is not a book you can fully understand after one time reading.
There are a lot of uncommon 'events' in it. Liking, or loving it depends highly - I think - if you have a religious background.
There are quite a number of excises in the book you can practice. I certainly are going to work with several of them.

One quote from the bo
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miaaa
Oct 31, 2008 miaaa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to miaaa by: aldo zirsov
Shelves: fictions-others
What are you expecting other than a spiritual journey from this book? Well it is his journey across Spain's Road in order to find himself. Something that I've heard and seen in a movie [Darjeling Limited:] but I supposed I haven't had the chance to conduct it. Or I might have lacked a courage to begin it!

Of all the exercises he introduces, the Speed Exercise dumbfounded me. The minute I read the exercise, it reminds me to the regular road I have anytime I go and back from work. There's one old m
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Muath Aziz
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Noor Azzony
Dec 03, 2013 Noor Azzony rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a magnificent read!
the Strange Road to San Tiago and everything that happens on it, is nothing but a mirror of each and everyone's life journey! the book is a reminder that life is brilliant and that we are capable of so much more than we beleive we are... it is the limiting beleifs that we have that stop us from becomimg who we are supposed to be..
definitely worth reading!
Samah
Oct 25, 2012 Samah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: رواية
حاج كومپوستيلاّ
لا يحتاج المرء الى تسلق الجبال ليعرف انها عالية

عندما تسافر تختبر فعل الولادة من جديد، تجد نفسك حيال أوضاع جديدة عليك تماماً
فالنهار يمضي ببطء وانت غالباً لا تفهم اللغة التي يتكلم بها الناس
كانك تشبه طفلاً خرج من بطن امه للتو.
في هذه الشروط تبدي اهتماماً أكبر لما يحيط بك لان بقائك منوط بذلك وتصبح انساناً منفتحاً على الآخرين ومتقبلاً لهم لأنهم يشكلون عوناً لك في الحالات الصعبة

العمل الذي لم انجزه، لم تعد له أهمية . أما الأعمال التي سأنجزها لاحقاً ، فسوف تكون أفضل.

التمرين الثاني في الرح
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أحمد نفادي
هو التجربة الأولي لباولو كويلو في التأليف
هو بداية الطريق وبداية الرحلة
الرحلة بالعالم الأصغر
النفس
هو بداية المعرفة بالذات
وبداية الوصول اليها
كتاب يمتاز بالطابع الروحاني الصوفي لكتابات باولو كويلو
قصة مختلفة عن رجل يبحث عن سيفه علي طريق قديمة كانت تستعمل في الشعائر الدينية
جغرافيا
هي تصل ما بين منطقتين ونهايتها هي مدينة " سانتياجو دو كومبوستيلا "
واقعيا
هي ما بين شخصك القديم والوصول إلي ذاتك الجديدة
كتاب سيغير فيك شيئا ما
بالتأكيد شيئ ما سيتغير
بثينة العيسى

الكتاب امتداد للقيمة التي يؤسس لها كويلو، منذ الخيميائي وحتى آخر حرف يكتبه، النص تكتنفه الروحانية ويحرض على التأمل، عوضا عن كونه ممتع.

Lina AL Ojaili
رحلة اكتشاف النفس وجماعة رام
(عندما تريد شيئا ما فإن الكون بأسره يتضافر ليوفر لك تحقيق رغبتك)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvfXLD...
K.D. Absolutely
Mar 27, 2010 K.D. Absolutely rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to K.D. by: Filipino Group - Book for March 2010
Shelves: travel
The reason for the 1-star rating is the timing. It sucks. Had I read this prior to Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code or Angels and Demons this could have earned another star. Had I read this right after reading a book on Harry Potter or Percy Jackson, there could have been another star. Had I read this when I was in my teens or 20's, there could have been another one.

The mention of Knights of Templar, ancestral rites done in midnight with those chantings, search for a sword, etc. just did not hit th
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Arthur
Apr 08, 2012 Arthur rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: inspirational
Well, the 2 week journey made on foot by Paulo Coelho ended for me this evening. To tell you the truth, after reading this book, I'd like to experience it myself...But enough about me, let's get straight to the reviewing process.
This book is the authors first one. In it, he writes about his pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. Despite the fact that the journey was filled with many unpleasant things ( injuries, exhaustion , bad weather conditions and so on...), in the end it turned out to be a
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Patrick
Mar 28, 2011 Patrick rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teenagers who can't handle Casteneda
This was a truly dreadful, embarrassing book. I wish I could give it negative stars. To say it was self-indulgent navel-gazing is too good. As I got into it, I became furtive when reading on the train, for fear someone who knew the book would see me and conclude I was a moron, or hopelessly seeking life's meaning in all the wrong places.
Iona  Stewart
Jun 19, 2016 Iona Stewart rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the story of a journey on the Road to Santiago, which we nowadays generally term the “Camino”.

The protagonist and storyteller is called Paulo, like the author, so perhaps this tale is authentic and autobiographical, perhaps not.

Paulo is a member of some sort of esoteric organization called RAM and he describes in the books Prologue his ordination as a master of the Order of RAM, when he receives a new sword from his own Master. But he should have refused the sword; since he didn`t he wil
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Thaer Dieb
Jun 19, 2014 Thaer Dieb rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: أدب, 2014
بقيت أنتظر قراءة هذا الكتاب بفارغ الصبر منذ زمن, ولم ارد ان اقراه الا على مساحة من تهيؤ فكري له
على أساس أنه رحلة روحية. خاصة بعدما اعجبت جدا بالكتابين السابقين لباولو كويلو وهما فيرونيكا تقرر ان تموت والخيميائي
للاسف جاء هذا الكتاب مخيبا جدا لكل توقعاتي, لم يترك في اثرا ابدا
هناك الكثير من المبالغات و"الشطحات"
وخاصة في مسالة التمارين الروحية التي تحدث عنها, ذكرتني كثيرا بموضوع البرمجة اللغوية العصبونية الذي كنت مؤمنا به لفترة طويلة قبل ان اكتشف انه ينطوي على الكثير من الوهم
لايزال الكتاب بشكل عام ي
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Julia
Ok, I had promised myself, not to read any more books by Paolo Coelho, but I've become a victim of first my curiosity to read one of the most well-known books about the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela which I've done myself just three months ago and secondly of clever book marketing: The volume I own is beautifully bound in blue with pigeons, shells and the cathedral of Santiago, all in all very hippyish and thus kind of irresistible to me.

So far, I enjoy Coelho's strange voyage much more
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Sarah
Jul 08, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I adore this book. it was like the key to my lost soul.
alot said that the alchemist is better than this one, but for me i found it more interesting and reliable.
most of all i like the ways he took to reach peace in the end. i think everyone can benefit from it and reach the point when love is everything we search for.
Muhammad
Oct 31, 2012 Muhammad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-library
Paulo tidak mengira bahwa dia harus jauh-jauh terbang ke Eropa untuk mendapatkan sesuatu yang sangat diinginkannya, yaitu Pedang Sang Magi. Kedatangannya ke Eropa tersebut membawanya ke sebuah perjalanan melalui jalan yang di abad pertengahan dikenal sebagai Jalan Misterius menuju Santiago. Dan perjalanan itu bukanlah sebuah perjalanan biasa, tetapi sebuah perjalanan ziarah yang suci bagi umat Kristiani. Dengan ditemani pemandunya yang misterius bernama Petrus, Paulo melakukan perjalanan sejauh
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Deni
The thing that will stay with me forever will be Petrus's prayer from the "Personal Vices" chapter. Coelho proves once again his awesomeness.
هيثم فيضي
تفتقد الرواية الكثير من الجمال و الجذب بعد ترجمتها.. فالرواية عمل ادبي في الاساس يعتمد على اللغة .. و ترجمة
جامدة كهذه تفقد العمل روحه و جماليته...
اقترح على من يترجم بهذه الطريقة ان يهدينا ملخص الرواية فقط بصفحة او اثنتين لنعرف القصة .. فالرواية بعد ان تخضع لعملية ترجمة تشبه اكثر ما تشبه عملية تجميل فاشلة تفقد الكثير مما تحتويه..
لا يمكن ان نقارن بين ترجمات المنفلوطي مثلا و هذه الترجمة.. و لمن قرأها من العرب مترجمة لا ادري كيف تحمل ان يتمها و هي بهذا الشكل ...

هذا كله للترجمة
... لا ادري لماذا
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Justine
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The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO was born in 1947 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Before dedicating his life completely to literature, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist and journalist. In 1986, PAULO COELHO did the pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella, an experience later to be documented in his book The Pilgrimage. In the following year, COELHO published The Alchemist. Slow in ...more
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