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The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho

La Bruja de Portobello: Novela by Paulo Coelho Goodreads Author. Entre ellos, su madre adoptiva, un periodista, una sacerdotisa, un historiador y una actriz.

No me sorprende que su vida terminara de esa manera: Athena era consciente de su carisma, e hizo sufrir a todos los que la amaron. Published June 19th by Rayo first published September To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about La Bruja de Portobelloplease sign up. Sona S yes I liked this book. I really liked the book. But I couldn’t realize, is that a real woman? Are these people real? Sona S Athena’s attitude was very different from other normal woman.

See all 5 questions about La Bruja de Portobello…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. A Bruxa de Portobello is a fiction work by Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho published inabout a woman born in Transylvania to a Romani mother in a gypsy tribe without wedlock.

La Bruja de Portobello by Paulo Coelho (2008, Paperback)

The central character is abandoned by her birth mother because the father was a foreigner gadje and later adopted by a wealthy Lebanese couple. View all 7 comments. No one sacrifices the most important thing she possesses: No one places her dreams in the hands of those who might destroy them. No one, that is, but Athena. According to the writer, there are four classic archetypes of women who search for a meaning to their lives or for the path of knowledge: The Virgin not speaking of sexual virgin: One whose search springs from her complete independence and everything she learns is the fruit of her ability to face challenges alone.

The one who finds her way to self-knowledge through pain, surrender and suffering. The one who finds her true reason for living in unconditional love and in her ability to give without asking anything in return. The one who justifies her existence by going in search of complete and limitless pleasure.

From an early age she had a strong religious vocation and knew all the gospels by heart, which was a blessing and a curse. She had the secret desire to become a saint someday. A father, who loved her, was ready to be by her side in whatever she does and believed and respected her opinions as most correct even when she was just a child. The best of education that she left before completing; got married and divorced with a son in twenty; left the Church, on which she had deep faith from her childhood, after it forbade her from receiving sacrament, due to her divorce; a good job in a bank what she left when she was being just more than successful; took the job of selling land in dessert and left that too when she was earning more than enough, a successful Journalist, whom she left, who was ready to leave everything to love her.


She went to find her birth mother when she realized the existence of blank spaces in her life. Vertex is the culminating point of life, the goal of all those who, like everyone else, make mistakes, but who, even in their darkest moments, never lose sight of the light emanating from their hearts.

The Vertex is hidden inside us, and we can reach it if we accept it and recognize it. A single letter requires us to distil in it all the energy it contains, as if were carving out its meaning. It teaches objectivity and patience, respect and elegance. She kept constantly destroying and rebuilding herself.

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Everything in her life had followed the same pattern: There was only one thing which remained intact, that was her son. He was the only connecting thread.

Nothing could contend her restless soul; nothing could bring her peace of mind, neither even reaching Vertex through dancing or calligraphy. That was her biggest problem. The book talks about free love, a river which overflows its banks, which is above all the concept we associate with love, like desire, possession or betray.

It cannot be desired because it is and end in itself.

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It cannot betray because it has nothing to do with possession. It cannot be held prisoner because it is a river and will overflow its banks. View all 6 comments. View all 4 comments. It requires your full attention and you will be pleased. This book tells you the story of Athena, a very mysterious woman, the story itself told by many different flesh entities who knew her or did not know her dd all.

She was born in Romania and her parents, a successful industrialist family of Beirut adopted her, as their much loved, much wanted daughter, who grew in wisdom and beauty.

This book was totally different from other Coelho books. Athena had the secret desire to become a saint someday. She had everything one can ask for, and yet she wasn’t satiated.

Soon Athena learns to harness the powers that have been present within her, and the story gets more and more interesting as she acquires a teacher, then disciples, and eventually it speeds towards a spectacular end. This book is complicated and challenging as well and readers will get totally engrossed with it if they provide some required attention to it. Coelho verily focuses on multiple narrative process that is unsatisfying at times as they impose their different hruja on the main protagonist, Athena.

Due to multiple narration the characters are never explored much in depth even though they make up grayis greatest part of the plot. That’s why I’d bbruja it 3.

I’m not really sure how to review this book. It’s so completely different to anything I’ve ever read.

I’m therefore not going to try to analyse it, because there are some fantastic reviews for this book, and I know mine will not be of the same standard.

So I’m basically just going to write down my thoughts, and how the book made me feel. The main character, Athena, discovers that there could be more to life after going to her neighbour’s flat to complain about the loud music.

What she sees when s I’m not really sure how to review this book. What she sees when she arrives is a group of people dancing around to music – eyes closed, unaware of anything around them.

She questions this with her lw who advises that he’d found some writing from his father, that spoke about dancing being a way to connect the participants to their inner self, and in turn to the light and The Mother.


Athena then embarks on her own spiritual journey. This book is more of a spiritual life lesson than a real novel. There is no real plotline – Athena travels around and learns lessons, but thats the extent of the storyline. This doesn’t matter though, as it’s the meaning behind the plot that makes this book so wonderful. I think that the fact that it is told from multiple narrators really enhances the story. It is interesting to hear the different opinions on Athena and her teachings.

I’ve encountered multiple narration in other books and hated it, but in this book it works very well. My only criticism is that because the characters are never really explored brkja depth, sometimes it is difficult to distinguish between the different narrators, however this is a ckelho issue.

I found this book very empowering. It has definitely opened up my eyes to spirituality as a whole. I think I am generally a spiritual person, but I haven’t really read too much around this particular subject. Dw have always been interested in the paranormal and mediums grwtis such like, however I’ve never been very religious.

I like the notion put forward by portobelko book that there is a female divinity, and this is something that I would like to investigate further. The book addresses the issues of religion, and the church’s attitude to anything other than ,ibro own views. Whilst I appreciate that the church oortobello generally more relaxed now than it was them, it still throws forward the argument that unless you agree with their teachings and ways of life, you are seen as the enemy.

After reading the book, somehow I felt more in touch with myself, although I haven’t attempted to practice any of the methods Athena uses. I think it’s because the book teaches us that we each carve our own way in the world.

We can be guided by people, portobelllo ultimately it is the individual that possesses the power to really make a difference in their own lives. It teaches us that whilst we may think we’re happy, if we take a step back and really look, there is so much more left to discover.

This is the type of book I recommend you read in a quiet, comfortable room with the sunlight streaming in through the windows and the whole day gratiss in front of you to think.

You might ask yourself, “Shouldn’t all books be read under those conditions? Plenty of times I’ll throw a book into my bag and read while I’m waiting for various appointments or to pass the time in the minutes before I have rbuja run off and do all kinds of stuff on a This is the type of book I recommend you read in a quiet, comfortable room with the sunlight streaming in through the windows and the whole day stretched in front grtis you to think.

Plenty of times I’ll throw a book into my bag and read while I’m waiting for various appointments or to pass the grayis in the minutes before I have to run off and do all kinds liibro stuff on any given day but this book simply cannot be read that way.

This isn’t a book to fly through.