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Las valkirias: Un encuentro con ángeles

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Un hombre y una mujer, motivados por una búsqueda espiritual, viajan hacia la aridez y el supuesto vacío del desierto de Mojave. A lo largo de cuarenta días, rodeados de dudas y tentaciones, entrarán en contacto con sus más íntimos conflictos y cuestionamientos.

Paulo Coelho advierte que éste ha sido un libro difícil de escribir porque revela episodios y sentimientos de su
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 10th 2010 by Vintage Espanol (first published 1988)
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Christina Rahayu Hi Louise, I love all Paulo's books! Each of his book has something different. Let the book itself guide you to pick one that you should to read.
Hi Louise, I love all Paulo's books! Each of his book has something different. Let the book itself guide you to pick one that you should to read.
The alchemist is the most understandable of his book, it is like a journey of the writer himself in beautiful and simple tales. While his another books are specific enough about something. It is pretty good if you wish to read the alchemist first.(less)
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Dec 13, 2009 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What i learned from this book? The reason why we always try to destroy the things/people we love. And what our angels really look like. And how to "broaden our horizons."

They said this was the most "boring" book Coelho ever wrote. I say they're wrong.
Okay. This may sound like I'm dumb or something, but really, I didn't get the point of this novel. I read from somewhere that the book is about "journey of faith, of trust, of forgiveness, of love, of self-discovery, and of battling the darkness within ourselves, and wanting to change". Okay, so I got these messages, but only vaguely. In addition, I read somewhere that this book is semi-biographical - but is it? Did all those events REALLY happen? I find myself wondering which events were real, ...more
Lily Wren
I do usually enjoy Coelho's books and often take something inspiring away from them however, with The Valkyries I am not too sure. Coelho tells the story of his spiritual journey and experiences gained travelling through the desert. Throughout the journey we witness Coelho fighting his inner demons and working towards spiritual enlightenment and self development. We are also introduced to his wife Chris who accompanies Coelho and, in her own way, faces her own inner struggles and spiritual enlig ...more
Lamski Kikita
Nov 07, 2008 Lamski Kikita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Coelho lovers
Why do we ever forget our long conversations with angels as children?

We all grow up and deny wonderful spiritual experiences only to try so hard to find them again as adults.

The book tells of Coelho's journey in the late 80s with his wife in the Mojave desert in search of a band of warrior women dressed in leather preaching about faith called the Valkyries, so he can learn from them how to see his guardian angel.

My favorite part was when the leader of the valkyries told Paulo that he needs not j
Apr 19, 2012 Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I never pay too much attention to the plot of Coelho books because the plot is merely a means of this author to get his point across. The chapters of this book do culminate in to a satisfying climax, however the messages in the book are woven in to the detail of the text throughout rather than the end.

I found the third person narrative quite annoying to begin with, it is very perplexing to me as to why someone would choose to write about themselves in the third person. However writing is a cont
Jul 28, 2013 Nawar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
رواية مذهلة !!!
لا تخلو أعمال باولو كويلو من ذاك الجزء الخيالي صعب التصديق ، لكن هذه الرواية كانت الأقرب للواقع ،
استطعت الارتباط بمعظم مواقفها و حوارها و أفكارها
ربما لان باولو جعل من نفسه و زوجته ابطال هذه المغامرة
مغامرة تحفز كل شخص لايجاد الأفضل في نفسه ، لتوسيع مداركه ، تعلمه ان لكل شيء حدان
اعجبني أنه أكد أن الإنسان هو وسيلة لارادة عظمى ( الملائكة بنظره ) و أن على الإنسان أن يساعد ملاكه لحمايته ( الأخذ بالأسباب )
و لربما كانت قراءتي للرواية باللغة الانكليزية من اهم عوامل إعجابي بها ^_^
This book was more journey than I had thought it would be. It was a personal story of the author and his wife and sometimes I felt uncomfortable by how much was shared. But I also learned more about spiritual quests and how far people can take them. It is like anything else in that it is whatever you want to make it. The story was inspiring for that quest. Some of it was hard to imagine such as the motorcycle group of women touring the US with an intense quest for passing along spiritual knowled ...more
Feb 08, 2011 Apokripos rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Apokripos by: the "Voice"
Angels Brought me Here
(A book Review of Paulo Coelho's The Valkyries)

In the Author’s Note at the back of this book Paulo Coelho said: "Anyone who has read The Valkyries, will know that this book is very different from The Pilgrimage, The Alchemist and Brida" — true enough it is.

The Valkyries sets off in Brazil when Paulo’s Master, J., gives him (yet another) a task: "to break the curse" by speaking with his angels. One week later, he and his wife Christina are on the road to the starkly beautif
This marks the 9th book I've read of Coelho's. I have to say I purposely put this one and the Fifth mountain to later reading because I felt like they weren't easy to understand. I was right, because I found myself getting lost many times throughout this book, and the delicious moment where reader connects to author's message was found nearing the epilogue.

I wasn't interested in motorcycles, much less motorcyclists and lesbians behaving as motorcyclists to boot. So this was a little incredulous,
Florence Lyon
This is a novel about Paulo's journey to find his guardian angel as advised by the master of his secret order. His wife joins him on this one and the story is told in the third person. It starts in Rio and somehow and some reason I forget, they go to the Mojave Desert. Foolishly, one day they go on an outing into the desert and get sunstroke. Luckily, they are rescued and spend a couple of days recovering.

The Valkyries turn out to be a bunch of biker chicks or " warrior women" they meet at a tru
Oct 05, 2010 GeoRG!e rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was so taken by this book. I've had it for sometime but with most of Coelho's stories, I cannot get into them unless they seem relevant to my own life.
THere is a page long passage in the epilogue. I believe, my reason for reading this book when I did was to come across this passage. It's starts off:
"The day will come when the problem of hunger can be solved through the miracle of the multiplication of the bread[…]"
Lovely story. And I'm sure Valhalla was the female placing the flowers at the si
Feb 28, 2014 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Valkyries is my third Coelho. I asked for it for Christmas, having picked a Coelho title at random, and now that I’ve read it, I think that it’s perfect that I read this one third, after By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept and The Alchemist. This is the incredibly personal, true story of Paulo Coelho’s life journey from Satan worshiper to spiritual magus, to an emotionally frantic man searching for his guardian angel.

To underst
Ahmad Sharabiani
As Valkírias = The valkyries: an encounter with angels, Paulo Coelho
عنوانها: دیدار با فرشتگان؛ فرشته نگهبان؛ موضوع: داستانهای برزیلی قرن 20 م
عنوان: دیدار با فرشتگان؛ نویسنده: پائولو کوئیلو؛ مترجم: دل آرا قهرمان؛ تهران، میترا، چاپ سوم 1376، در 176 ص؛ شابک: 9645998204؛ چاپ چهارم 1377؛ چاپ ششم 1379؛ چاپ هفتم و هشتم 1380؛ چاپ نهم 1387؛
عنوان: دیدار با فرشتگان؛ نویسنده: پائولو کوئیلو؛ مترجم: ناهید ایران نژاد؛ تهران، دنیای کتب، 1376، در 151 ص؛ شابک: 9645870240؛
عنوان: فرشته نگهبان؛ نویسنده: پائولو کو
Feb 02, 2010 Elvira rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
In "The Valkyries" i found a different Coelho, one I didn't like. The message of the book appears to be clear and beautiful, but underneath it all the waters are muddy. I found it really challenging to read; had I not been spending so much time in the airport these days, I might not have finished it at all. Maybe I am just a very conservative christian, but it appears to be clearly stated in the Bible, which Coelho quotes so much, that witchcraft is wrong. It was hard for me to understand how Ch ...more
Jun 17, 2015 Radia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Dear Paulho Coelho,
who are you fooling?
You talk about angels when you mean witches..
I wish the book had more insightful facts about life such as the the lesson about the destruction of the second mind and looking at the horizon.. The story took a weird turn and the ending was even weirder not to mention confusing. Makes me feel like this book was a total waste of time..
Aug 12, 2015 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, contemporary
I picked up 'The Valkyries' by Paulo Coelho for two reasons: one, because I fairly enjoyed 'The Alchemist' (though it didn't live up to all its hype) and two,because I noticed that many people violently disliked Paulo Coelho and so wanted to read a few more of his books to see how I feel about him.
The book takes you on a spiritual journey with Paulo and his wife Chris in which they try to talk to and see their guardian angel. All the events are depicted as true except for one or two minor areas
Aug 02, 2012 Zainab rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Initially, I had found the book easily-put-downable. However, there were two things that kept me thumbing through the pages. Firstly, this verse:

And each man kills the thing he loves,
By all let this be heard,
Some do it with a bitter look,
Some with a flattering word,
The coward does it with a kiss,
The brave man with a sword.

My first impression to it was, "That's a total lie! It can't be true for everyone." But as I'd turned over the page, I found out that the master (J.) of the protagonist (Paulo)
Lamis Usama

كالعاده باولو والارواح والتحدث مع الطبيعه وسحر كل شئ ... ياخذنا الكتاب فى رحله فى الصحراء.. حيث يؤمن البطل بوجود ملاكه الخاص الذى يحميه ويريد رؤيه هذا الملاك والتحدث معه ...

يقوم الرحله مع زوجته التى لا تؤمن بالسحر ولكنها تحب مشاركته فى ما يؤمن به .. تكون بجانبه طوال الرحله وتأبى فراقه .. تكلم ملاكها من قبله وتشعر بوجوده يحميها وتكتفى بهذا القدر ..

بمرور الوقت تتعلم بعض الاشياء وتساعد زوجها فى فهم بعض الاشياء الاخرى وتقبل طبيعه بعض الاشياء ..

يقابلن فتيات فالكيرى ويحدث صراع بين زوجته وتلك الفتاه
"And each man kills the thing he loves,
By all let this be heard,
Some do it with a bitter look,
Some with a flattering word,
The coward does it with a kiss,
The brave man with a sword"

Sublime and influential!
Wendelyn Tc
Terrible libro... Una total pérdida de tiempo.
Feb 03, 2015 indri rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: exploring-self
break a pact. accept forgiveness. and make a bet.

We are not alone. The world is changing, and we are part of the transformation. The angels guide us and protect us. Despite all the injustice in the world, and despite the things that happen to us that we don't deserve, and despite the fact that we sometimes feel incapable of changing what is wrong with people and with the world, and despite all of the Grand Inquisitor's arguments - love is even stronger, and it willhelp us to grow. Only then will
Sep 11, 2013 Katri rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why we tend to destroy everyting that we love? How to get rid of the voice that keeps us to conquer mountains? It was easy reading, but also little interesting journey. It brought my attention back to some core problems that should be handled every once in a while.
Fatima kiyan
Dec 27, 2015 Fatima kiyan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
اولین کتابی بود که از پائولو خونده بودم و به قلم توانمندش آفرین گفته بودم که باعث این شده بود کتاب رو زمین نگذارم و پیوسته با او همراه بشم و بخونمش , سبک پائولو و نگاهش به دنیا رو واقعا دوست دارم
Diana J.
Apr 10, 2015 Diana J. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Может я и не права, но мне кажется, что каждый в этой книге сможет найти ответы на какие-то свои вопросы, будь то вопросы о любви, браке, религии, ангелах или о чём-то ещё.
В этой книге Коэльо рассказывает нам о чём-то очень личном, о поиске себя и своего ангела хранителя. Было ли мне интересно узнать немного больше о писателе и его жизни? Определённо да. Мне кажется, что любая книга Пауло, хотя бы немного, но меняет меня изнутри и это такое прекрасное ощущение, чувствовать как у тебя растёт и м
Sep 18, 2015 Tonkica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Teziti ljubavi.. Svima bi nam to trebalo biti vodilja!
Sep 29, 2014 Susanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A magical story about the angels in our life
Tanya Jain
May 15, 2014 Tanya Jain rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"The Valkyries" by Paulo Coelho is a very well written book. It is about the journey of the author to the deserts, he was searching for the answer of his question taht why do we destroy everything we love,at the deserts he meets Valkyries ( the one wo can speak to angels ) . The author believed that angels are a part of every child's life and every child has made his angel with his own imaginations. He in the end with his repeated efforts he at last learnt how to talk to angels and see them too. ...more
Alexa-Storm Hartman
Another sublime, wise worded story by one of my favourite authors Paulo Coelho :)
The Valkyries is a description of one of his own personal encounters amidst the desert, where he gained calmness and clarity whilst searching for his angel.
A few souls who I have conversed to about Paulo Coelhos writing sometimes struggle to relate to his stories, because the manner in which Coelho depicts his stories is through his own belief of Christianity. Many struggle to read any books of wisdom that share the
Estrelya Spica
The reason why I rated it a 3 stars was because I don't get the main point of the story. There's this question: "Why do we destroy the things we love most?" I don't get this. I mean, is there anyone who can bear that? Destroying the things they love? I think abandoning or putting it aside will be the right words? Ok, maybe it means destroying one self by abandoning their dreams. And yes, there are many people who are like that and there are many possible reasons. I also have done such thing, and ...more
Garrett Dunnington
I really liked this book. I think this book really emphasizes the point, that the only way back is through the heart. Finding your way back involves following your dreams and letting go of the attachments that keep you from getting there. Reincarnation is a multiversal concept. The impression I got is that Coelho is a spiritual man, but in an independent sense, which is why it was hard for him to write this book. We have to remember that in order to rid ourselves of guilt, we must first concentr ...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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“He knew one of the women well, and had shared his universe with her. They had seen the same mountains, and the same trees, although each of them had seem them differently. She knew his weaknesses, his moments of hatred, of despair. Yet she was there at his side. They shared the same universe.” 628 likes
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