Brazilian author, Paulo Coelho wrote about his pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, in southern France and northern Spain, entitled THE PILGRIMAGE. He discovers spiritual values in unexpected persons and places along the way, refining his way of seeing the ordinary. Then later he writes THE ALCHEMIST in which a man named Santiago makes a journey to find a treasure that HE eventually finds upon returning home. Here Coelho speaks to Krista Tippet on PBS.
Paulo Coelho — The Alchemy of Pilgrimage – The On Being Project
Paulo Coelho — The Alchemy of Pilgrimage
Raised in Huntsville, Texas. Cloistered in the segregated south. Recieved undergraduate degree in Music Education; Graduate degree in Theology, Perkins School of Theology, SMU Dallas, Texas. Served churches in Texas and Colorado. Was a Minister of Education for many years, then adjunct professor at The Iliff School of Theology, then Director of Youth and Camping Ministry and Church Leadership Training for the Rocky Mountain Conference. Prior to retirement was pastor of the Fruita United Methodist Church in Fruita, Colorado (west of Grand Junction). Now retired and living in Grand Junction where I drive a Grand Valley Transit Bus and play.
Passions are poetry, music, religious and spiritual study, hiking, photography and and 4 wheeling. I love western Colorado. The varigated landscape of Mountains and Canyons, streams and rivers calls to something deep in my soul.
I am passionate about religion without being religious. I live on the border of doctrinal faith, seeking the connecting spiritual links between all persons..
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