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Crystal merchant

Crystal merchant



the alchemist

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    • Paulo Coelho
    • Paulo Coelho • Alchemist of words. • Brazilian writer • Born in 1947 in a middle class family. • Youth: Hippie • Wrote song lyrics • Worked as journalist
    • The Alchemist • Critics praise his poetic, realistic and philosophical style. • “His books have had a life enhancing impact on millions of people” The Times , UK • Coelho’s writing is beautifully poetic but his message is what counts…He gives me hope and puts a smile on my face…. Daily Express
    • Allegory • A representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms
    • More about the book • Launched in Brazil in 1988 • Translated into 56 languages • Sep 1993 topped the bestseller list in Australia • In 1995 published in Italy • School edition launched in 2003
    • Journey … • Santiago … enchanted by a dream • Quest for treasure • Insurmountable obstacles • Jewels of wisdom
    • Santiago • Background • Qualities 1. Risk Taker 2. Decision Making 3. Patience And Perseverance 4. Belief In Self 5. Creative And Social
    • Quest For Treasure KING • Interpretations- God, Omen, Inner Self • Gift- Urim and Thummim SHOP OWNER • Different Philosophy • Resistant to Change
    • Quest for Treasure ENGLISHMAN • Universal language • Englishman’s search FATIMA • Twin soul • Power of love
    • Quest for Treasure ALCHEMIST
    • Insurmountable obstacles • Lack of self-belief • The first day in Africa • Danger of tribal wars • Leaving oasis • Last part of the journey
    • Jewels Of Wisdom • Read Omens • Universal language • Happiness of Life • Treasure
    • • Dhruv story
    • CRYSTAL MERCHANT • Santiago enters the crystal merchant’s shop from outside. • He cleans crystal articles hoping to get food in exchange of the work • Crystal merchant “Because the crystal was dirty. And both you and I needed to cleanse our minds of negative thoughts.”
    • • Santiago helps improve sales by various strategies. • “It's called the principle of favorability, beginner's luck. Because life wants you to achieve your destiny.” • Every blessing ignored, becomes a curse. • “Maktub”
    • • Santiago : "I'm leaving today. I have the money I need to buy my sheep. And you have the money you need to go to Mecca.“ • He was actually two hours closer to his treasure… the fact that the two hours had stretched into an entire year didn't matter.
    • • Preet story • Next slide- conclusion /summary if reqd
    • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho • Personal Legend = Your Destiny • There are 4 obstacles to overcome before you can achieve your Personal Legend – People tell you that your dream is IMPOSSIBLE to achieve – LOVE – FEAR OF DEFEAT – FEAR OF REALIZING THE DREAM
    • The Alchemist • Personal Legend = Destiny • Our job is to pursue our personal legend despite the many distractions placed in our path
    • Lessons of The Alchemist • Trust your heart • Read the seemingly inconspicuous signs • Understand that as you look to fulfill a dream, it looks to find you, if you let it • Sometimes you can find extraordinary in the ordinary.