The Alchemist Report

Good Essays
After reading The Alchemist, I am able to draw connections from my life to the book as well as our lessons thus far. The little details of the boy’s journey in relation to transpersonal psychology would have gone without much notice if I had read this book prior to taking this class. Santiago, a boy who wanted nothing but to live the life of a shepherd, being able to travel when and where he pleased, began to have a repeating dream. He knew that this dream was unlike any other he had before and therefore was determined to figure out its meaning. Little did he know this dream would take him on a life changing journey. Before having this dream, the boy was living a simple life as a shepherd where his only responsibilities where himself and …show more content…
Transpersonal psychology is said to be idiosyncratic, subjectively experienced by each person who undergoes such an awakening. Those who believe have experienced and tend to share common characteristics. The alchemist and Englishman did not think Santiago was crazy when he told them about his dream. Both of them had their own experiences in which they could relate or give him knowledge. When the boy had finally arrived at the pyramids and was digging for his treasure, some men beat him and took his money. They also wanted to know what he was digging for but when the boy said treasure they laughed and went on their way. They did not think there was any way possible that treasure could be buried in that particular spot. I too probably would have thought the boy was crazy, digging for treasure in the middle of the desert, but I do believe in transpersonal psychology. I have had minor experiences related to transpersonal psychology such as synchronistic events, possibility of life after death and persona-social masks. Although I have not had a powerfully spiritual experience to relate, it does make it hard to fully understand the meaning and feeling of what they are trying to explain but nether less I think someday we will have scientific knowledge to prove mainstream thinking …show more content…
Although this book had a very different transpersonal feel than Way of the Peaceful Warrior did, I think it had its own side to show for it. It helped further my understanding of this aspect of psychology by being allowing me to correlate our lessons with this book and my life. It was inspiring hearing about someone’s journey to follow their dream and to fulfill their Personal

Related Documents

  • Good Essays

    The Alchemist Book Report

    • 458 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Santiago had a vision of an army entering the oasis. Santiago decided to shares his vision with the oasis's tribal chieftain because attacking an oasis is a violation of the rules of the desert. Soon afterward the alchemist propose to cross the desert with Santiago. With the help of the alchemist was able to get through of the tribal warfare however Santiago have to return to the oasis by himself so he could obtain his treasure. Santiago was unhappy when he arrives at the Egyptian pyramids since him to…

    • 458 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    The Alchemist The whole book «Alchemist» is about, probably, one of the most difficult questins of human`s existence. They are like destiny,voice of our hearts, universal language and dream. Paulo Coelho chooses the young boy-shepherd as a main hero. He was absolutely ordinary boy without any special possibilities,but with a great dream. As only Santiago decided to follow his dream, the universe began sending him different omens,which helped the boy not just to achieve his dream but also to be…

    • 719 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    The novel named “The Alchemist” written by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho, first published in 1988 and originally written in Portuguese. “The Alchemist” has become an international best seller; now as of 2016 it has been translated to 70 plus languages and sold around an estimate of 75 million copies. Publishing trend report that Paulo Coelho has become the most sold author in the world. Paulo Coelho’s writing style is substantially the reason this novel has attracted millions of readers. Paulo Coelho…

    • 1287 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays