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A Complete Guide to Alchemy

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho tells the story of a young shepherd named Santiago who is able to find a treasure beyond his wildest dreams. Along the way, he learns to listen to his heart and, more importantly, realizes that … Continue reading

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The Power of a Dream

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” (Coelho, 78) The Alchemist is a novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho that was first published in 1988. Originally written in Portuguese, it later became a widely … Continue reading

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The True Capabilities of Imagination

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” Maggot Moon, by Sally Gardner, is a dystopian fable, which follows dyslexic protagonist Standish Treadwell. Standish resides in an almost alternate reality, in which the ‘Motherland’ has taken control of … Continue reading

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