Manual del guerrero de la luz (Warrior of the Light: A Manual) [NOOK Book]

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?El guerrero de la luz confía. Porque cree en milagros, los milagros empiezan a suceder. Porque está seguro de que su pensamiento puede cambiar su vida, su vida empieza a cambiar. Porque está convencido de que encontrará el amor, este amor aparece.?
El Manual del guerrero de la luz concentra toda la filosofía de Paulo Coelho, la que le ha hecho vender más de 135 millones de libros en todo el mundo.
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Overview

?El guerrero de la luz confía. Porque cree en milagros, los milagros empiezan a suceder. Porque está seguro de que su pensamiento puede cambiar su vida, su vida empieza a cambiar. Porque está convencido de que encontrará el amor, este amor aparece.?
El Manual del guerrero de la luz concentra toda la filosofía de Paulo Coelho, la que le ha hecho vender más de 135 millones de libros en todo el mundo.
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Editorial Reviews

London Times
“[His] books have had a life-enchanting effect on millions of people.”
New York Times
“[This] Brazilian wizard makes books disappear from stores.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000227282
  • Publisher: Sant Jordi Asociados
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Language: Spanish
  • Sold by: Sant Jordi Asociados Agencia
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Sales rank: 429,723
  • File size: 754 KB

Meet the Author

Paulo Coelho

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 theater director, actor, lyricist, and journalist. Coelho wrote song lyrics for many famous performers in Brazilian music, such as Elis Regina and Rita Lee, yet he is best known for his work with Raul Seixas. Together they wrote such successes as "Eu nasci há dez mil anos atrás" ("I Was Born Ten Thousand Years Ago"), "Gita," and "Al Capone."

His fascination with the spiritual quest dates back to his hippie days, when he travelled the world learning about secret societies, oriental religions, etc. In 1982, Coelho published his first book, Hell Archives, which failed to make any kind of impact. In 1985, he contributed to the Practical Manual of Vampirism, although he later tried to take it off the shelves, since he considered it "of bad quality." In 1986, Paulo Coelho did the pilgrimage to Saint James of Compostella, an experience later to be documented in his book The Pilgrimage.

Biography

His books have been translated into 56 languages, topped bestseller lists throughout the world, and scored him such celebrity fans as Julia Roberts, Bill Clinton, and Madonna; yet for Brazilian publishing phenom Paulo Colho, the road to success has been strewn with a number of obstacles, many of them rooted in his troubled past.

As a youth, Coelho was expected to follow in the footsteps of his father, a professional engineer. When he rebelled, expressing his intentions to become a writer, his parents had him committed to a psychiatric hospital where he was subjected to electro-shock therapy. He left home to join the 1970s countercultural revolution, experimenting with drugs, dabbling in black magic, and getting involved in Brazil's bohemian art and music scene. He teamed with rock musician Raul Seixas for an extremely successful songwriting partnership that changed the face of Brazilian pop -- and put a lot of money in Coelho's pockets. He also joined an anti-capitalist organization called the Alternative Society which attracted the attention of Brazil's military dictatorship. Marked down as a subversive, he was imprisoned and tortured.

Amazingly, Coelho survived these horrific experiences. He left the hippie lifestyle behind, went to work in the record industry, and began to write, but without much success. Then, in the mid-1980s, during a trip to Europe, he met a man, an unnamed mentor he refers to only as "J," who inducted him into Regnum Agnus Mundi, a secret society that blends Catholicism with a sort of New Age mysticism. At J's urging, Coelho journeyed across el Camino de Santiago, the legendary Spanish road traversed by pilgrims since the Middle Ages. He chronicled this life-changing, 500-mile journey -- the culmination of decades of soul-searching -- in The Pilgrimage, published in 1987.

The following year, Coelho wrote The Alchemist, the inspirational fable for which he is best known. The first edition sold so poorly the publisher decided not to reprint it. Undaunted, Coelho moved to a larger publishing house that seemed more interested in his work. When his third novel (1990's Brida) proved successful, the resulting media buzz carried The Alchemist all the way to the top of the charts. Released in the U.S. by HarperCollins in 1993, The Alchemist became a word-of-mouth sensation, turning Coelho into a cult hero.

Since then, he has gone on to create his own distinct literary brand -- an amalgam of allegory and self-help filled with spiritual themes and symbols. In his novels, memoirs, and aphoristic nonfiction, he returns time and again to the concepts of quest and transformation and has often said that writing has helped connect him to his soul. While his books have not always been reviewed favorably and have often become the subject of strong cultural and philosophical debate, there is no doubt that this self-described "pilgrim writer" has struck a chord in readers everywhere. In the 2009 edition of the Guiness Book of World Records, Coelho was named the most translated living author -- with William Shakespeare the most translated of all time!

Good To Know

Few writers are able to accomplish what Coelho can in just two to four weeks -- which is how long it takes for him to write an entire novel.

Before become a bestselling novelist, Coelho was a writer of a different sort. He co-wrote more than 60 songs with Brazilian musician Raul Seixas.

Coelho is the founder of the Paulo Coelho Institute, a non-profit organization funded by his royalties that raises money for underprivileged children and the elderly in his homeland of Brazil.

In our interview with Coelho, he shared some fascinating facts about himself:

"I have been practicing archery for a long time; a bow and arrow helps me to unwind."

"In writing, I apply my feminine side and respect the mystery involved in creation."

"I love almost everything about my work, except conferences. I am too shy in front of an audience. But I love signings and having eye contact with a reader who already knows my soul."

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    1. Hometown:
      Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 24, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    1. Education:
      Left law school in second year
    2. Website:

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Manual del Guerrero de la Luz


By Paulo Coelho

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2006 Paulo Coelho
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0060565713

Capitulo Uno

Un guerrero de la luz nunca olvida la gratitud.

Durante la lucha, fue ayudado por los angeles; las fuerzas celestiales colocaron cada cosa en su lugar, y permitieron que el pudiera dar lo mejor de si.

Los companeros comentan: "Que suerte tiene!" Y el guerrero a veces consigue mucho mas de lo que su capacidad permite.

Por eso, cuando el sol se pone, se arrodilla y agradece el Manto Protector que lo rodea.

Su gratitud, no obstante, no se limita al mundo espiritual; el jamas olvida a sus amigos, porque la sangre de ellos se mezclo con la suya en el campo de batalla.

Un guerrero no necesita que nadie le recuerde la ayuda de los otros; el se acuerda solo, y reparte con ellos la recompensa.

Continues...


Excerpted from Manual del Guerrero de la Luz by Paulo Coelho Copyright © 2006 by Paulo Coelho. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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