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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, 276 pages
Published 2005 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1987)
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Mohammed Arabey
كل ماافتكر الرواية دي ..الايام اللي قضيتها وانا بقرأها -قريتها تقريبا علي 10 او 11 مرة- احس ان كل مرة كنت في مكان جديد او في مرحلة جديدة من الرحلة للوصول لشئ من الروحانيه او الصفاء
اتعلمت حاجة جديدة..مفهمتش حاجات تانية..مللت كتير ..اتخنقت من صعوبة اللغة أكثر
بس في المجمل..حتي لو حسيت بملل حتخرج من التجربة باضافة ولو طفيفة في طريقة تفكيرك وتعاملك مع الامور

طريق "الحج"غريب...اتصورته كله في خيالي بوصف باولو كويللو الدقيق .. مع اني مشفتش الصور بس بعد ماخلصت الرواية لقيت انها شبهه اللي اتخيلته بناء علي
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Ian Galloway
Mar 10, 2008 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
asma Qadah
Oct 10, 2010 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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Ahmad Sharabiani
O Diário de um Mago = The Pilgrimage, Paulo Coelho
عنوانها: خاطرات یک جادوگر؛ خاطرات یک مغ؛ سفر زیارتی؛ نویسنده: پائولو کوئیلو؛ انتشاراتیها: کاروان؛ افراز، کوشش، نوین، محراب دانش؛ تاریخ ننخستین خوانش: ژانویه سال 1999 میلادی
عنوان: خاطرات یک مغ؛ نویسنده: پائولو کوئیلو؛ برگردان: آرش حجازی؛ تهران، کاروان، 1379؛ در 314 ص؛ چاپ سوم تا پنجم 1380؛ ششم 1381؛ هفتم 1382؛ نهم 1383؛ دوازدهم 1385؛ شابک: 9647033079؛ شابک: 9789647033923؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسسندگان برزیلی - قرن 20 م
عنوان: سفر زیارتی (خاطرات یک مغ
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Webster Bull
May 01, 2012 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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Jennifer
Jan 02, 2008 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.
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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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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Riley
Mar 14, 2008 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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Drew
Nov 27, 2008 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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Maria Gad
"Everything is contained in sounds - The past, the present and the future. The person who doesn't know how to listen will never hear the advice that life offers us all the time. And only the person who listens to the sounds of the moment is able to make the right decisions"

So, I have finished this novel or let's say autobiography in 12 days, but I couldn't digest the whole story!! So I asked for help from my old friend "Google" and he was of a great help as usual.
As far as I understand, Paulo tr
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Noor Azzony
Jun 19, 2013 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!
Hande Dilbaz
Oct 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bir Simyacı değildi ama yinede hızlıca olunabilir ve içerisinden alınacak bişeyleri olan güzel bir kitap:)

“Gemi limanda güvendedir, ama gemiler limanda beklemeleri için yapılmaz.”

"izleyeceğimiz en iyi yolun hangisi olduğunu her zaman biliriz, ama yalnızca alışık olduğumuz yolu izleriz"
Amirm Mahdavi
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: داستانی
داشتن یک دید روحانی در عین "آدم عادی" بودن ، بیگانه نشدن نسبت به دنیای واقعی و به کار بردن آن دید روحانی برای پیشبرد زندگی،حضور در یک مراقبه ی دایمی برای برقراری ارتباط با نیروی زندگی و طبیعت،جداشدن از عادات و روزمرگی ها و توجه به مسایل ساده و پیش پاافتاده به عنوان یک چیز خاص و یک "نشانه" که تاکنون توان دیدن یا شنیدن آنها را نداشتیم،دنبال کردن آرزوها به جای سرکوب و محال خواندنشان و غرق شدن در مسیری که به تحقق آنها ختم میشود ،نگاه زیبا به زندگی و درک عشق واقعی مسایلی هستند که در آثار کویلو دیده م ...more
K.D. Absolutely
Mar 15, 2010 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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miaaa
Oct 23, 2008 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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Patrick
Mar 28, 2011 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.
Obied Alahmed
لا بأس
ثلاث نجمات و زيادة عليها
Samah
Oct 25, 2012 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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دينا نسريني
قد سبق و قرأت الخيميائي فكانت من أجمل ما قرأت , ثم قرأت الزانية .. لم أستمتع بقراءتها كما في الخيميائي , حاج كمبوستيلا كانت لاقرر وجهة نظري في الكاتب ... نجحت هذه الرواية في نزع الخيميائي من مرتبة اعمالي المفضلة فقد بدت ضئيلة إذا ما قورنت بعظمة هذا العمل ... من أجمل و أروع و أعمق و أمتع ما قرأت ... رحلة روحانية لا تصدق في غياهب النفس البشرية
اختلف مع المترجم في كثير مما ترجم .. فالشيطان الشخصي قد اميل لترجمته \ قريناً\ و هناك بعض التفاصيل الاخرى التي أظنني كنت لأفهمها بصورة افضل لو تمت ترجمتها ب
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Agir(آگِر)
Jan 08, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
یکی از صحنه های کتاب رو دوس داشتم و اون حمله بردن به سگ سیاه بود
تا با ترس روبه رو نشی از بین نمیره
کتاب زیاد بدی نبود و بعضی چیزای آموزنده داشت
اینکه تا راهنمای کسی نشی،نمیتونی راهی که قبلا رفتی رو درک کنی
یعنی تا چیزی رو که آموختی درس ندی،پی به ماهیت و ذاتش نمیبری
با همه این ها کتاب رو نپسندیدم
:)
Muath Aziz
Feb 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Arthur
Mar 25, 2012 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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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
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...
Stabin John
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-read
I finished another Paulo Coelho book. I like the writings of Paulo because of the life in it. The Christian imageries he uses whole along his novel makes it more lively. I also was travelling all along with him to this pilgrimage to San Tiago. I too was fighting with the legion when he fought with it. He found his sword now it is my duty to find mine to find the purpose of it. Sometimes this type of novels gives us a power to fight a good fight. The we are living this earth demands a lot but in ...more
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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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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