Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947 with the appearance of his first book - "Diary of a Magus" - began his extraordinary literary career, but with "The Alchemist" he became one of the most influential contemporary writers. His books have been translated into 72 languages and published in 160 countries, their circulations exceed 130 million copies. He is a chevalier of the Legion of Honour of France, member of the Brazilian Academy of Literature and winner of prestigious international awards.
To live means to experiment, not to meditate on the meaning of life. It is very clear that not all people have to cross to Asia or walk the Way of Santiago.
But I was born to be on the road. I manage to speak to your soul with her only when we are in the desert, the streets of a town in the mountains on the highway.
In this surprisingly candid story Paulo Coelho tells how a personal crisis led him to take a remarkable journey of spiritual renewal. To regain inspiration, passion and joy of life, he decided to start all over again and again to come in contact with people and the world. During his trip through Europe, Africa and Asia met Hilal and realize that their fates were intertwined in another life in another dimension. Along with it he takes a mystical journey through time and space, in the past and present, to find himself.
'Aleph' confronts us with our own fears and sins, urging us to seek forgiveness and love and courage inspires us to take the inevitable challenges of life.
I know I'm in the people around me, and that they are in me. Together we write the book of life of our meetings are always determined by fate, and with our hands, collected from the belief that we can change the world. Everyone brings one word, one sentence, one image, but finally all make sense - a happiness becomes a joy for all.
In the second before death each conscious of the real reason for its existence. And then to Heaven or Hell was born.
Hell is a look back at that split second to realize that you wasted the opportunity to dedicate tribute to the miracle of life. Heaven is at this moment you can say "I made some mistakes, but I was not a coward. Through their lives doing whatever it takes. "