Description : A modern-day alchemist reveals the secrets of alchemical transmutation, explaining how an alchemist can exert influence over people and events to transform the harmful into the helpful and the useless into the valuable.
Description : More than magic... Where else can one combine chemistry and philosophy to turn base metal into gold while discovering a magical elixir to prolong life? Here's a simple and straightforward guide to alchemy that explains its basic principles. Written by one of the world's few practicing alchemists, it's a concise reference guide that provides easy-to-follow information so that anybody can be a wizard-in-training.
Description : Unlock the more straightforward side of The Alchemist with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, a charming philosophical novel which tells the story of Santiago, a young shepherd who decides to leave his native Andalusia after he has a dream about treasure that lies buried at the foot of the Pyramids. His journey through the desert leads to encounters with mysterious characters such as a fortune-teller, a king and, most importantly of all, an alchemist who helps him understand the secrets of the universe and fulfil his destiny. The Alchemist is the best-known work by Paulo Coelho, a Brazilian author whose writing is known for its spiritual and esoteric themes. It has been translated into more than 50 languages, and a film adaptation has been planned. Find out everything you need to know about The Alchemist in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
Description : As Dean Chesterfield is growing up, he believes he is just another ordinary kid an an ordinary world. Both of these assumptions are wrong. On his 14th birthday, Dean learns two things. One, that his parents vanished under very mysterious circumstances, and no one is sure where they are. Two, that the world is not as ordinary as it seems. Demons, angels, and other powers walk the world, unseen by normal eyes. But even as he despairs of ever seeing his parents again, his foster father reveals that he has powers too! There's only one place on Earth he can learn to use these gifts: Demongate High Join Dean and his friends Yasui, Christina, and Osman, as they discover the power within themselves. But will only a year of training be enough to rescue Dean's parents from captivity? It's going to have to be.
Description : A fable about undauntingly following one's dreams, listening to one's heart, and reading life's omens features dialogue between a boy and an unnamed being.
Description : This book I hereby introduce And hope youll put its words to use Adventures mine, and thoughtful reflection May give you readers an erection To speak metaphoric of whats to come As I increase your knowledge sum A different mystic I have been Than those who try to herd their men And alchemy is transmutation From reader boredom to elation