Manual del guerrero de la luz (Warrior of the Light: A Manual)

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La sabiduría de Coelho nos enseña en esta pequeña obra que todos tenemos un guerrero de la luz dentro de nosotros y como tales sabemos que la derrota y el desánimo son parte de la vida. Los guerreros de la luz a menudo se preguntan qué están haciendo aquí, y muchas veces piensan que sus vidas no tienen sentido. Pero por eso son guerreros de la luz: porque se equivocan, porque se preguntan, porque continúan buscando el sentido de la vida...y porque acabarán encontrándolo

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Overview

La sabiduría de Coelho nos enseña en esta pequeña obra que todos tenemos un guerrero de la luz dentro de nosotros y como tales sabemos que la derrota y el desánimo son parte de la vida. Los guerreros de la luz a menudo se preguntan qué están haciendo aquí, y muchas veces piensan que sus vidas no tienen sentido. Pero por eso son guerreros de la luz: porque se equivocan, porque se preguntan, porque continúan buscando el sentido de la vida...y porque acabarán encontrándolo

English Translation: The wisdom of Coelho teaches to us in this small work that all we have a soldier of the light within us and as such we know that the defeat and the downheart are part of the life. The soldiers of the light often wonder themselves what is doing here, and often think that their lives do not have sense. But for that reason they are soldiers of the light: because they are mistaken, because they ask themselves, because they continue looking for the sense of the life... and because they will end up finding it

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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

  • ISBN-13: 9789700512556
  • Publisher: Grijalbo
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Language: Spanish
  • Pages: 155
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Paulo Coelho, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, is one of the bestselling and most influential authors in the world. The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries, Brida, Veronika Decides to Die, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, The Winner Stands Alone, Aleph, Manuscript Found in Accra, and Adultery, among others, have sold 150 million copies worldwide.

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!

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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
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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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  • Posted April 15, 2010

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    El Manual del Guerrero de la Luz es uno de los tantos libros de Paulo Coehlo que te cambia el punto de vista.

    Este libro es una pieza para recomendar ya que da muchos puntos muy importantes para ser un mejor ser humano en este mundo tan escazo de valores y principios. Es tambien una muy buena guia para seguir con nuestras propias batallas y para arreglar las cosas que uno cree irreparables. Este escritor es un genio poniendo en palabras los sentimientos que millones de gentes no pueden llegar ni siquiera remotamente cerca a expresar y es por eso que leer las palabras tal y como nos salen del corazon nos hace conectar especialmente con este libro y su contenido. Yo lo recomiendo como nunca he fallado a recomendar un libro de Coehlo....esta es una excelente guia para sobrellevar nuestros fracasos, recuperarnos y seguir adelante con un mejor manual de como hacerlo bajo el brazo.

    Gracias,
    Valtazar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2004

    LA MEJOR GUIA PARA SER UN SER HUMANO CADA DIA MEJOR

    ESTE LIBRO TE LLEVA A MADURAR CADA DIA Y A LIDIAR CON LAS SITUACIONES DE LA VIDA POR MAS DIFICILES Q SEAN. ESTE LIBRO TE MUESTRA CLARA MENTE QUIEN SOMOS Y COMO DEBEMOS LUCHAR EN LA GUERRA QUE ES LA VIDA Y NOSOTROS LOS GUERREROS DE LA LUZ. ES EXCEPCIONALMENTE GRANDIOSO Y POSITIVO. ES UN LIBRO MUY ESPIRITUAL.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2002

    If You Read Spanish this is your Daily Devotional...

    If you don't read Spanish, request it be translated. It is long overdue. This should be a Daily Devotional book to keep on your desk and read every day. Coelho's inspirational Stanzas.. which in part resemble his multiple quotes in his other books are written as a Manual of the Warrior of the Light. Emphasizing traits, rules and disciplines of a Knight of the Light. The Best Daily Devotional to have, inspire you daily and help you get the Zest to fight every day!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 22, 2013

    A beautiful book, muy maravilloso que no solamente me hizo refle

    A beautiful book, muy maravilloso que no solamente me hizo refleccionar de las cosas que uno hace en el pasado, si no tambien de como enfrentarse al mundo dia a dia, muy inspiracional , ESTE LIBRO ES ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO!!!

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    Awesome

    It is amazing.

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    Herb patch

    No den alowed. Owlkit...sorry but you cant makeyour den here. Its an herb patch not open den.

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  • Posted October 26, 2009

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    Un libro que le dará el coraje

    Me gusta este libro, me hace pensar de la vida, pues me da el coraje de cambiar la vida, y saber que sí hay razon en esta vida, pues hay un poco de locura también.

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