Posts Tagged ‘coincidence’

Paulo Coelho on Luck, Coincidence and Faith

July 29, 2013

Paulo Coelho talking about luck, coincidence and faith.

Thoughts are taken from The Alchemist.

Paulo Coelho on Luck, Coincidence, and Faith

June 14, 2011

To mark the 20th anniversary of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

Paulo Coelho on Luck, Coincidence, and Faith

August 22, 2010

When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dreams. — Paulo Coelho

For my lovely friend Sian.

Also see

The Alchemist


The Tao of Physics

The Dancing Wu Li Masters

A lovely example of Synchronicity

July 1, 2010
sketch for graphic edition of The Alchemist

sketch for graphic edition of The Alchemist

illustration for graphic edition of The Alchemist

illustration for graphic edition of The Alchemist

A week ago I posted here the prologue of “The Alchemist” as my 20 SEC READ (ENG, PORT, ESPA), Narcissus and the Lake.

Yesterday, SeaLion, now working on the graphic novel of the book, sent me the first pages. And what did I see? The same story.

The graphic novel will be released in September in US, and eventually world wide (I really don’t know the schedule)

— Paulo Coelho

This lovely example of synchronicity was posted by Paulo Coelho on his blog.

I had two lovely examples of synchronicity today, one virtually identical to that experienced by Paulo Coelho!

I neded a copy of The Alchemist to give as a gift to the lovely lady from Eden People who had demonstrated the Jesus Deck to me at the weekend. And there was a copy for me to pick up.

I was having lunch today at the Guildford Institute in Guildford. My eye was caught by the July programme for the National Gallery. There on the front cover was a detail from Venus and Mars by Bottecelli, the very painting I had written of only last week! Not only that, but the very part of the painting that was relevant! Unbeknownst to me, Venus and Mars is housed in the National Gallery.

As I wrote these thoughts, I thought of an African friend who I had not seen for sometime, possibly several months. I looked over my shoulder, and there she was!

Also see

Narcissus and the lake

The Alchemist

Poor Man’s Acid

Synchronicity and Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel by Paulo Coelho