Paulo Coelho, One Of The World'S Best Loved Storytellers, Is Back With A Riveting New Novel Set In London. This Is The Story Of Athena, Or Sherine, To Give Her The Name She Was Baptised With. Her Life Is Pieced Together Through A Series Of Recorded Interviews With Those People Who Knew Her Well Or Hardly At All Parents, Colleagues, Teachers, Friends, Acquaintances, Her Ex-Husband. The Novel Unravels Athena'S Mysterious Beginnings, Via An Orphanage In Romania, To A Childhood In Beirut. When War Breaks Out, Her Adoptive Family Move With Her To London, Where A Dramatic Turn Of Events Occurs& Athena, Who Has Been Dubbed 'The Witch Of Portobello' For Her Seeming Powers Of Prophecy, Disappears Dramatically, Leaving Those Who Knew Her To Solve The Mystery Of Her Life And Abrupt Departure. Like The Alchemist, The Witch Of Portobello Is The Kind Of Story That Will Transform The Way Readers Think About Love, Passion, Joy And Sacrifice.
Paulo Coelho, one of the world's best loved storytellers, is back with a riveting novel tracing the mysterious life and disappearance of Athena dubbed 'the Witch of Portobello', which was a top ten Sunday Times bestseller in hardback.
How do we find the courage to always be true to ourselves—even if we are unsure of who we are? That is the central question of international bestselling author Paulo Coelho's profound new work, The Witch of Portobello. It is the story of a mysterious woman named Athena, told by the many who knew her well—or hardly at all. Like The Alchemist, The Witch of Portobello is the kind of story that will transform the way readers think about love, passion, joy, and sacrifice.
La Bruja de Portobello relata la vida de Athena mediante la gente que la conocÍa bien o que no la conocÍa nada. Entre ellos, su madre adoptiva, un periodista, una sacerdotisa, un historiador y una actriz. Cada persona ilustra un aspecto diferente del carÁcter de Athena, describiendo lo que vieron y experimentaron y tambiÉn compartiendo sus propias impresiones, creencias e inquietudes. Edda, sacerdotisa: "El gran problema de Athena era ser una mujer del siglo XXII, viviendo en el siglo XXI, permitiendo que todos lo viesen. ¿PagÓ un precio? Sin duda. Pero habrÍa pagado un precio mucho mÁs alto si hubiera reprimido su exuberancia." Andrea McCain, actriz: "No me sorprende que su vida terminara de esa manera: vivÍa flirteando con el peligro . . . Athena era consciente de su carisma, e hizo sufrir a todos los que la amaron. Incluso a mÍ." Heron Ryan, periodista: "Las personas crean una realidad y despuÉs se vuelven vÍctimas de ella. Athena se revelÓ contra eso y pagÓ un precio alto."
Japanese edition of A bruxa de portobello [The Witch of Portobello]. A compelling story blending philosophy, religious miracles, and parables, revealing deep questions about modern society. The main character discovers she has a gift and learns to use it, but others become fearful of her. The story is told through a series of interviews of people. In Japanese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.
This book assesses the life and success of the writer Paulo Coelho, one of the most fascinating and contemporary writers in the world, through new lenses. It applies a positive psychology perspective and contributes to using innovative theories in psychobiographical studies. This study explores the development of holistic wellness (HWM) and faith development (FDT) throughout the writer's life. It presents radical changes in spirituality, self-direction, love and faith across the life span. Further, it analyses the development of Coelho’s relationship with God and the creation of meaningfulness through his belief and writing. This study contributes to a new era of psychobiographical works within the positive psychology framework.
Explore the lessons taught by good witches throughout literature. The author takes a look at Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Paulo Coehlo's The Witch of Portobello and George Speare's The Witch of Blackbird Pond. A Capstone Graduate Project of interest to those who question the value of studying witches in literature. The witch is not merely someone who does magic; she represents the couragious one who dares walk a solitary path. (Literary thesis, university level reading)
This collection assembles significant research papers on the concept of orality, theoretical approaches, and oral traditions juxtaposed with writing, culture, and folklore. Many of the essays also deal with issues of gender in oral cultures like those of Northeast India. The collection serves as an introduction to the varied ways in which the analysis of oral traditions has revitalized the quest for meanings in orality.
After being directed by a mysterious master to find his guardian angel, Paulo and his wife Chris begin an adventure in the Mojave Desert where they meet a variety of colorful characters and confront Paulo's personal demons. $25,000 ad/promo.
Follow Naomi as she talks to women working in brothels in Mumbai; survivors of an Indonesian tsunami in which more than 160,000 lives were lost; a young girl waiting on an operation to save her life; and victims of domestic violence horrifically burned by fire. Be still with her when she realizes the pain she feels in the face of these extreme injustices reveals a common struggle that exists within all of humanity. And rise with her as she wrestles with confusion over her identity, comes face to face with redemption, and then begins to understand her own story ... and to find her calling. The Scent of Water will open your eyes to the complexities of the world, showing you pain can also be beauty, and how each are found in the unlikeliest of places. Zacharias doesn’t have all the answers. But she has hope and encouragement that will empower you to find and begin the adventure of your life.
This book provides a series of new addresses to the enduring problem of how to categorize the Fantastic. The approach taken is through the lens of spatiality; the Fantastic gives us new worlds, although of course these are refractions of worlds already in being. In place of ‘real’ spaces (whatever they might be), the Fantastic gives us imaginary spaces, although within those spaces historical and cultural conflicts are played out, albeit in forms that stretch our understanding of everyday location, and our usual interpretations of cause and effect. Many authors are addressed here, from a variety of different geographical and national traditions, thus demonstrating how the Fantastic - as a mode, a genre, a way of thinking, imagining and writing - continually traverses borders and boundaries. We hope to move the ongoing debate about the Fantastic forward in a scholarly as well as an engaging way.
Keep On Sailing is a poetry book composed of poems about love, romance, break-up, healing, breakthrough and ascension. Inspired by personal traumatic events, the author aspires to make victors out of victims and healers out of the hurt all while reminding us that we are all the same, that we are never alone.
ALCHEMICAL QUOTES OF PAULO COELHO Though born in Brazil, Paulo Coelho is the best known all over the world as the author of the book ‘The Alchemist’. With a Guinness record of the most translated book by a living legend, ‘The Alchemist’ is sold in more than 200 million copies in 80 languages. Till now he released 30 books including ‘ Brida, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept, The Fifth Mountain, Veronika Decides to Die, The Devil and Miss Prym, Eleven Minutes, Like the Flowing River, The Valkyries, The Winner Stands Alone, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, Aleph (novel), Manuscript Found in Accra and Adultery’ In this book ‘Alchemical quotes of Paulo Coelho’, we have his 1900+ eloquent sayings as his quotes…
Paulo Coelho’s complete HarperCollins paperback collection in one sleek boxed set. Includes thirteen books: The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries, Brida, Warrior of the Light, Veronika Decides to Die, Eleven Minutes, The Fifth Mountain, The Devil and Miss Prym, The Witch of Portobello, The Zahir, The Winner Stands Alone, and By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept.
Just as a churrasco is a Brazilian barbecue of a variety of meats, Churrasco skewers together an ebullient and eclectic assortment of theological texts from around the world to honor and celebrate one of Brazil's most eclectic and creative theologians, Vitor Westhelle. Churrasco brings together different fields and disciplines, transgressing boundaries and allowing them to seep into each other. Though predominantly Lutheran, the authors hail from various denominations and contexts. Poised between in-depth doctrinal and practically reflective essays are poetically creative pieces. The contributions are exemplars of how to develop and foster language for God-talk and how to appropriate our God-talk in relationships with fellow human beings and with the environment. The topical range is wide and spans from the theology of the cross, to eschatology, postcolonialism, ecumenism, science and religion, the erotic, otherness, experience, literature, poetry, and the reformer Martin Luther. Unfettered by a common theme, the essays nevertheless connect and weave a tapestry; they raise key questions and they challenge theologians not only to rethink traditional concepts and contemporary views but also to reevaluate the task of theology itself.
Futurist and Thought-Leader Gerd Leonhard (www.mediafuturist.com) shares his thoughts on the Future of Content, Media and Business. 'Friction is Fiction' presents a constantly updated compilation of Gerd's best essays, writings and most popular blog posts. The central meme is that the Internet has completely disrupted the traditional notion of generating higher income by simply taking advantage of possible friction points and hurdles within transactions or business processes, i.e. by controlling the 'people formerly known as consumers'. The Future is all about winning the trust, and turning attention into revenues.This is the low-cost, black & white version of the book - if you want the full-color version please go to http://gerd.fm/cmrfB1
Eleven Minutes is the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that "love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer. . . ." A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune. Maria's despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness -- sexual pleasure for its own sake -- or risking everything to find her own "inner light" and the possibility of sacred sex, sex in the context of love. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
Prepare to Be Mentored by the Sacred Hags! The yearning to slow down and simplify, return to the earth, and maybe even"rewild" what has been tamed in ourselves persists even though that dream may seem ever more remote in contemporary life. Danielle Dulsky shows that even in our high-tech and high-pressure lives, it is possible to manifest your own "year of the wild" and to tap into often-forgotten holy wisdom. Seasons of Moon and Flame guides you to live cyclically while working with the archetype of the Sacred Hag, or wild grandmother, who appears in various guises. Wonderfully inclusive, with adaptations for families, spiritual groups, and other traditions, this book is a potentially life-changing guide to living mystically, magically, and in empowering harmony with the worlds of spirit and nature.
The story of a young Irish girl who dives into sorcery and experiments with different magical traditions. She meets a wise man who dwells in a forest, who teaches her about overcoming her fears and trusting in the goodness of the world; and a woman who te