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The Diary of a Magus: The Road to Santiago

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Follow one of South America's most popular authors as he journeys along the ancient road to Santiago to discover personal power, wisdom, and a miraculous sword. This compelling narrative is part adventure story, part guide to self-mastery--a fascinating mix of esoteric Christianity and shamanism that delivers a powerful brew of magic and insight.
Paperback, 226 pages
Published December 31st 1992 by HarperOne (first published 1987)
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Glenn Curry Not at all. New Age crap for divorced and/or mildly alcoholic housewives who want to believe in a world of mystery beyond their suburban souls. I have…moreNot at all. New Age crap for divorced and/or mildly alcoholic housewives who want to believe in a world of mystery beyond their suburban souls. I have hiked the Camino twice. It is a wonderful experience, but I think you'll find it's a much more down to earth place populated by normal, everyday people whose hospitality and kindness are as mysterious and other-worldy as it gets. 10 euros for a 3 course meal and a bottle of wine? 7 Euros for a bed for the night? There's your mystery.(less)
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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
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
Ian Galloway
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
asma Qadah
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
Webster Bull

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
Saud Omar
تنبيه: ليس هناك حرق لأحداث الرواية في هذه المراجعة


من مدونتي: ثمانون كتابا بحثا عن مخرج


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

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:
1/ يروى الكاتب عن لسان معلمه ومرشده أن الطريق ا
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
Jennifer Ready
Jan 02, 2008 Jennifer Ready rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  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.
“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
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
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
Oct 31, 2008 miaaa rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  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
Noor Azzony
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!
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
أحمد نفادي
هو التجربة الأولي لباولو كويلو في التأليف
هو بداية الطريق وبداية الرحلة
الرحلة بالعالم الأصغر
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
هي تصل ما بين منطقتين ونهايتها هي مدينة " سانتياجو دو كومبوستيلا "
هي ما بين شخصك القديم والوصول إلي ذاتك الجديدة
كتاب سيغير فيك شيئا ما
بالتأكيد شيئ ما سيتغير
Lina AL Ojaili
رحلة اكتشاف النفس وجماعة رام
(عندما تريد شيئا ما فإن الكون بأسره يتضافر ليوفر لك تحقيق رغبتك)
K.D. Absolutely
Mar 27, 2010 K.D. Absolutely rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  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
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
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
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.
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.

Thaer Dieb
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
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
The thing that will stay with me forever will be Petrus's prayer from the "Personal Vices" chapter. Coelho proves once again his awesomeness.
Haitham Faidy
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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Mar 28, 2011 Patrick rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  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.
Scott Thompson
I first became interested in the "trail" the author takes due to my interest in hiking. I'm a Christian, but not Catholic, but the ideas behind the walk taken in this book interest me. I can see where I might hike this trail someday, and I'm sure it will be beneficial to my personal faith.
Now that I've said this, the book is not about hiking or really the trail. It's about a personal journey and good bit mystical. I didn't understand what was happening in many parts of the book, but still took
Faisal Mohd.
Although I started this novel 2 months ago, I could resume my reading last week without facing any difficulties remembering the highlights of the story and this indicates the deepness of the content and wiseness of the author. It's the kind of novels that starts boring and become nicer and nicer as you proceeds. Paulo have written this novel carefully and although it's not as wonderful as his bestseller ,the Alchemist , or the recent,Aleph, it discusses very important ideas regarding the Pilgrim ...more
Dr Ayyam
باولو .. يرسم بكلماته الرائعة طريق رحلته بحثا عن سيفه .. يصطحبه مرشده بتروس ويعلمه تعاليم رام على طريق مار يعقوب التي تنتهي عند سانتياغو كومبوستيلا .. تضمنت رحلته التي عبرت مجازيا عن صراعات الانسان في الحياة وخوض الجهاد الحسن .. تقتضي شروط نيل هدفه ان يطيع بتروس ولا يخالف ويجري تمارين رام بأوقاتها وبتركيز عال .. يحمل حقيبة ذهنية ممتلئة بالتساؤلات والتناقضات والمخاوف .. يتعلم الحب الالهي الذي يغذي الكون ويدرك قيمة التجارب الحياتية التي لسهولتها نستهين بها وتغيب عنا فائدتها وجوهرها .. يحادث قوى ال ...more
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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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