Aleph – January 2012

ALEPH 2011 (countries already published)
Aleph Comments/Comentários

The Hebrew alphabet is not simply a collection of abstract linguistic elements, like the English alphabet is. All Hebrew letters have names and identities, and in post-Biblical times were even rendered numerical value.
It contains secrets that were preserved by the initiated. They contain the precise plan of the principles of creation.
Each letter (or auth) is a crystallization of one of the aspects of manifestation of the divine word. Each letter corresponds to a number which places it in a numerical hierarchy, a hieroglyph as a visual representation
in form, and a symbol that makes it connect to other letters.
Aleph as first letter is attributed to Kether, the origin of the Tree of Life.
As a symbol Aleph represents unity, origin, power, continuity and stability.






  1. Minna says:

    Thank You, I had Alef for Christmas present, lovely and unforgottable journey with You, thank You!
    I hope to find mine..
    Minna Finland

  2. élie says:

    je viens de lire Aleph. un livre oí¹ je me suis régalée, comme pour tous les autres.Merci!
    Celui ci m’a tout de míªme donné envie de vous écrire ces mots:
    Si on arrive í  comprendre qu’on a eu des vies passées, des souffrances, des fautes, des amours…..on peut surement dès lors pardonner les autres….mais aussi se pardonner.
    je pense alors que ces jeunes filles vous pardonnerons toutes ou vous ont déjí  toutes pardonner……mais aussi leurs pères, leurs mères, leurs frères, leurs soeurs…..tous ceux qui ont souffert de ces tristes évènements…..
    ne pas se jeter la pierre… pas la jeter aux autres… continuer en paix son chemin vers l’avenir dans lequel nous nous construisons et nous nous libérons….
    restez en contact avec soi míªme, c’est resté en contact avec les autres….la routine s’installe lorsqu’on place des barrières autour de soi pour ne plus ressentir…..telles que ne pas savoir se déchausser pour toucher le sol…..c’est aussi quand on met des consignes, des règles partout…..
    lorsqu’on se met des Å“illères….des muselières…..pour n’íªtre qu’une apparence donnée aux autres……
    Quoi qu’il en soit pour moi tout aujourd’hui est pardonné… j’espère ne pas l’oublier.
    BONNE ANNÉE 2012 í  Vous. Avec grande affection.Élie.

  3. ceska777 says:

    I like the German cover. The Romanian and Norvegian book share the same cover. Luxky me, I read the romanian version before the german appeared……

  4. manar says:

    Can’t wait to see the arabic cover

    1. Paulo Coelho says:

      It is already in Arabic since October. Please check

  5. Aisha says:

    I Consider everyone on that train who had the privilege of travelling with you are very lucky! it is simply so hard to find inspiring people nowadays, and having a decent, spiritual talks with them is very rare! i really wish one day i’d have one of these conversations with you! God bless, and may the universe would conspire one day into making it happen :)

    With Love,


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  7. Eugenio Criado says:

    Me ha gustado el libro, aunque no tanto como otros tuyos,
    me ha traido a la mente la bruja de PortoBello, por la cuestion de las conexiones entre personas, aunque en este caso por causas diferentes,
    la cuestion es… ¿como diferenciar en la vida actual una conexion de la otra que se da en el Aleph?

  8. Sichu says:

    Hi “little rock” actually I am going through some kind of pain , the pain is intense.. So deep, I ve everything yet I’m lost.. I’m not me at all. I was feeling so low so I thought of going for a walk… On the way there was a book shop called “pilgrims” I went iside and bought ur book ” Aleph” .. I’m going through ur book… Paulo… I’m You! I am Hilal”. Though I can never meet u … I ve met you… U r my alterego !

    1. Aisha says:

      maybe you’re one of the other 3 .. that complete the 8 women.. :)

    2. cynthia pugh says:

      love this

  9. giuseppe says:

    In castellano y en portuguese Paulo aprender muchas cosas da ti es fantastico!

  10. sandy says:

    termine de leer tu libro me encanto valio la pena esperarlo gracias

  11. Cristina says:

    Que lindo. Ní£o sabia q era o nome de uma letra do alfabeto hebraico.

  12. mandana says:

    Aleph, as you most defenitly know, is the first letter of Farsi or Modern Persian Alphabet:
    ʾalef آ / ا ﺍ
    Any relationship between this element and your book? Maybe instead I need to read it and find the answer… like it happened with all you other magnificent books!

  13. Marie-Christine says:

    Each letter in Hebrew is also a number, It is a bit like trying to solve a puzzle.
    Are there any other language that do that.

  14. alba says:

    Comencé a leer Aleph, es atrapante. Un viaje al interior de uno mismo. Muy bueno.

  15. eleonora says:

    mi piace ..ogni lettera come una rappresentazione visiva nella forma, è un simbolo che rende la connessione a altre lettere. Ogni lettera (o autenticazione) è una cristallizzazione di uno degli aspetti di manifestazione della parola divina.

  16. Romina Biamino says:

    Hola Paulo, estoy leyendo este libro y me mantiene fascinada. Me hace pensar mucho sobre mi busqueda , mis otros yo, quien estoy destinada a ser, valores , etc. Tu lectura me llega en el momento preciso. Me gustaria saber, si tendras , presentaciones en Mexico, 2012.
    Muchas Gracias,
    Romina Biamino (argentina)

  17. Anne Parkkonen says:

    Finnish, Please!

    1. Paulo Coelho says:

      it is already in Finish. Please click the link at the top (publication 2011)

  18. madellin says:

    maginifico libro de verdad asido la espera mas larga pero valio la pena de nuevo gracias por grandioso ejemplar mi admiracion para usted y su increible don dios lo bendiga <3

  19. Danila says:

    Scrivo in italiano, spero che sia una lingua compresa da molti!
    Ho studiato arabo, e Alef esiste anche in questa lingua.
    E’ sintomatico che l’Alpha greca, l’Alef araba e l’Aleph in ebraico siano similari!
    C’è un’unica radice dell’uomo, anche nelle lingue parlate nelle terre bagnate dal Mediterraneo!

  20. Yan says:

    I per-ordered my German version. Can’t wait to get it! :D

    Thank you, dearest Paulo!

    You bring a lot of happiness to us, I wish to share with you mine.

  21. Kristian says:

    I am reading Aleph now. I love it.

    I agree with a critic’s description that it’s the author’s most personal work yet. I love that the author, who is known for his wisdom, was humble and honest enough that he too, at the peak of his success, encountered a moment of doubt and of being lost.

    That kind of honesty makes me respect him even more.

  22. Morgan says:

    In the ME, I am afraid that the oldest written language is Egyptian hieroglyphs. Both Arabic and Hebrew can be derived from Sumerian. Comparatively recent discoveries in the Indus Valley combined with the Indian peoples ability to write their own history (rather than the British) have discovered writing on Harappan pottery dating back 5500 years. The Sumerians have generally been credited with the first invention of writing, around 3200 BCE, but the fragments of pottery found at Harappa in Pakistan, may have trumped the Sumerians’ claim. Perhaps Arabic and Hebrew were influenced by trade with what is now Pakistan?
    It is my own private belief, based on evidence from Hungarian and FInnish, that people migrated out of the Indus Valley after the natural disaster that destroyed the civilization forced them to leave. (This contradicts the ‘accepted’ belief of the Aryan invasion bringing ‘culture’ to that region).
    The Hebrew aleph-bet is interesting in its complex symbolism and a worthy source of inspiration.

    1. Padraic Israel says:

      The aleph-bet is certainly special. As a Jew I get to embrace it even more. An interesting not though, the aleph-bet is not the original writing system for Hebrew. The current one we’re all used to seeing was picked up during the Babylonian exile from the aramaic writing system used in the Babylonian Empire, and kept as a lingua franca in the middle east. Arabic evolved from the cursive form, and syriac is also related. Of course they all “evolved” from Phoenician (not egyptian heiroglyphs though, nor of course cuneiform, from sumeria). Hebrew originally had a writing system much closer in form to Phoenician. It is also thought that the aramaic alphabet influenced the development of sanskrit/bhrami script. Archaeological evidence seems to back it up, but as with all things this could be disproved one day. The Indus civilization was truly amazing, and did develop its own writing system. It’s just too bad we can’t decipher it. I would love to know what they preserved for the future, and to read the records of their civilization, their history, religion, poetry, all the wonderful things for which writing is used. At any rate sorry for rambling on, I was an anthropology major in college and love sharing! :-)

  23. Maria says:

    I read the book in Persian, so awesome that i was really thinking about it for several days, I really liked it. This explanation about Aleph in Hebrew is also interesting, well first letter of persian is also Aleph…

  24. rosana dezena amorim nogueira says:

    “…O desejo de construir um mundo melhor permanece em nosso coraí§í£o. Estamos construindo as catedrais do futuro. Vamos encontrar as pessoas certas e fazíª-lo juntos…” quero muito ajudar na construí§í£o de um mundo melhor ( meu coraí§í£o teme pelo futuro! ) Será que posso me considerar uma das pessoas CERTAS ? Como saber ?! Por favor, GUERREIRO DA LUZ, responde-me… ( obrigada pela bení§í£o, ” meu MESTRE “, ní£o pode imaginar a melhora q estí£o ocorrendo, gradativamente, na soluí§í£o de meus ( graves )problemas! ) Serei eternamente grata! Espero ser digna de continuar sua discí­pula… E que, ní£o só em 2012, suas palavras e sua luz, continuem inspirando +e+ pessoas í  combatrem o BOM COMBATE !!! Saúde e paz…

  25. Laura says:

    Hace dos semanas que termine de leer el Aleph, un libro por mas interesante, su narrativa, su misticidad carcteristica de Coelho. Este libroen particular, trajo a mi recuerdo eventos especiales muy similares a algunos que ocurren en la historia, y que segura estoy que a muchos les paso igual, solo que hemos ovidado quienes somos y lo que somos. Gracias Coelho por esta obra, me diste algo mas que una historia. Desde Mexico, saludos.

  26. teri roper says:

    When will you publish this in English? I studied Hebrew 20 years ago and could read, understand and speak it, it is so true use it or loose it!

  27. Yajna says:

    Dearest Paulo…

    Aleph looks amazing.. Congratulations on all your success, and I wish it continues :) I just got this book for my birthday! I’m sooo excited to read and to meet you! That’s my dream :)

    Will give you my option on the book soon as I am done.

    Much love..

    Thank you for being,

  28. Graciela says:

    Hussein tiene razón, las letras de nuestro alfabeto se denominan latinas y no inglesas, con respecto al hebreo fue utilizado durante siglos sólo para estudiar los textos sagrados, como el sánscrito, pero evidentemente este alephbet, como se dice en hebreo, que debe tener vida propia, no se contentó con ese papel y se convirtió en idioma cotidiano, curioso no?

  29. THELMA says:

    Jesus said: “I am the Apha and the Omega”. The A & the Ω are the first and the last lessters of the Greek alphbet. He is the Start and the End of our Way!
    In between the άλφα & ωμέγα is life in … duality! Well this is what I think..:-)))
    Thelma xxx

  30. Ilsen says:


    1. juan carlos says:

      ya terminé

  31. Anon says:

    This is fun. I have been figuring out the Hebrew letters (auths?) and it is like a game of code breaking! I have figured out that in Hebrew they must read from right to left unlike the opposite way in English. Because your first name and your surname both end in ‘lo’, and the word Aleph in Hebrew contains some of the same letters in your name. Well this is my idea of fun. Languages are pretty fascinating aren’t they! It’s interesting to find out exactly what the definition of the word Aleph is. I have just noticed that if and auth is a letter, then that is why we call you an author! Ok, I will shut up now! haha
    I enjoyed this. Thanks Mister C.

  32. Andrea says:

    Es primera vez que escribo , pero las pocas hojas que he leido de aleph es muy bueno, me hacer recordar que me falta mucho camino y lo que se llama rutina es algo que mata y que me ha matado por muchas cosas. Encuentro que este libro a permitido conocer mas del autor lo senti con el peregrino ahora con ALEPH, me da a conocer que debo entrenar repetir mis acciones y corregir mis error pero siempre en el presente.
    Gracias por esta obra y por todas las anteriores por que ha permitido (por lo menos a mi) encontrarme conmigo misma y con otras personas.
    Mas que nada gracias por escribir de su intimidad y mostrar que el guerrero sigue luchando hasta el final.

  33. Gonzalo says:

    Me da verguenza seguir pidiendo disculpas por no entender, pero muchas veces el miedo paraliza la mente, algo que no habia experimentado hasta ahora.

  34. Dan Shannon says:

    Always a pleasure Mr Coelho to read your insight and observations of that most intriguing intersection between timeless spirituality and the modern world

  35. Mubashar Ahmad says:

    Sir many congrats for this succcess. may you have many more. Sir is it any way that i can talk to you for something personal and important. i do not want to share it on these comments list. Sir i really really want to talk to you. sir you have my email address, please contact me. i would not take much time of yours as i am aware of your busy time. please let me contact you. please

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    2. Aisha says:

      i have a feeling you would want to share with Mr. Coelho something really interesting.. it’s just a feeling..

  36. Empié says:

    Me parece que son 22 letras, como los 22 senderos que unen los diferentes sephirops (o algo así­), creo que las cartas del tarot también son 22, y creo que a la edad de 22 años, se inicia el camino Real, no estoy seguro, ni si quiera estoy seguro de que ese camino exista, si consigo la corona lo sabré.

    Creo que las letras simbolizan los mundos en los que vive el iniciado, el que intenta transmutar su esencia, convertir el plomo en oro… toda la simbologí­a de las distintas religiones y mitologí­as, que describen, de forma más o menos oculta (ya se sabe como se las gastaban los de la inquisición, al menos aquí­ en occidente), el camino que tranforma a un simple hombre, (pe: Jesus), en una divinidad (Cristo).

    Parece una locura, pero de Cristobal Colon digeron lo mismo, ¿Quien sabe?, aunque la verdad es que no tener barreras a la hora de pensar te hace ser más libre, aunque a veces te sientes excluido por los “normales”, pero solo durante un tiempo, lo que dura una el transito de una letra.

    Bueno, me acuesto, que aunque parezca mentira los locos a veces somos personas normales y tambien comemos, tenemos amigos, nos enamoramos, nos acostamos y nos levantamos, y a veces tambien somos acusados por los inquisidores cuando tenemos algo que quieren, pero eso no es porque estemos locos, es por otra cosa, quien tenga oidos y dos detitos de frente, que oiga.


  37. juan carlos says:

    Puff vivo en Colombia y compré el libro hace pocos dí­as voy por el Camino de la Paz y esta buenisimo!!! gracias por sus libros Sr Coelho

  38. Marie-Christine says:

    The Tora is interesting .
    It combines geometry numbers and letters. something which is not too used in our education’s system(which mainly deals with the left brain side and not the right side where creativity and intuition lies,) thus creating an in-balance within the individual.
    Seems to me a good lead towards becoming more authentic and more in tune with the natural way and I am thinking it includes also healing yourself.
    Kether according to Wikipedia is absolute compassion, It is invisible and colorless.
    with love

  39. Annie says:

    3rd of January is a lucky day for me :)) I love the covers..

    ok, for Aleph as a letter, as hieroglyphic, and as symbol, but what about song?
    interestingly some have already put Aleph into song – this is Lino Cannavacciulo’s ‘interpretation’ for anyone who wants to listen to musical Aleph..

    Love and Gratitude

    1. Heart says:

      Thank you Annie.. I love this piece..

    2. Jane Stewart (Dances With Crayons) says:

      WOW Annie, very beautiful, thankyou. Cheers for a wonderful lucky day!

  40. Heimo Kruschinski says:

    Well, I hope that the letters of the alphabet in the book are not arranged arbitrarily. In my experience, this would not be good. I hope the German cover is not a threat. Joke aside, honestly, I’m looking forward to the book!

    I wish you all a wonderful evening

  41. Sarah Ann Kinnear says:

    Check out: Meru Foundation – book: Alphabet That Chaned the World

  42. DevonTrev says:


  43. Marie-Christine Cauvy says:

    En francais
    ALEPH – Janvier 2012

    L’alphabet Hebraique n’est pas simplement une collection d’elements abstraits linguistiques comme l’alphabet anglais est. Toutes les lettres hebraiques ont des noms et des identites et dans les temps post-bibliques on leur donnait encore une valeur numerique.
    Il contient des secrets qui etaient preserves par les inities. Ils contiennent le plan precis des principes de la creation,
    Chaque lettre ou (auth) est une cristallisation d’un des aspects de la manifestation du mot divin,
    Chaque lettre correspond ae un chiffr qui le place dans une hierarchie numerique, un hyeroglyphe comme une representation visuelle
    en forme et un symbole qui le relie aux autres lettres.
    Aleph, en temps que 1ere lettre est attribue a Kether, l’origine de l’Arbre de la Vie.
    Comme un symbole Aleph represente l’unite, origine, nourriture,continuite et stabilite.

  44. T. D. says:

    The Arabic Alphabet (and its precursors)… from whence came Hebrew, is the mother of all semitic tongues..

    1. Jean Sayag says:

      T.D.. really? Are you sure? Hebrew came from Arabic? Because if true, then all the literature that I’ve read is wrong…from what I’ve read, Hebrew is the oldest language… Judism, the oldest religion? Is the oldest religion of the world – not LOVE? I love this blog… please don’t turn it into a religious battlefield… What Mr. Coelho spreads to millions of people through an universal language is LOVE… PEACE…. and UNITY, we are all touched by his inspirational words not matter WHAT you believe in.. lets try keep it that way…. blessings to you and your family…

    2. Max says:

      I studied linguistics and history and with special attention to ancient times, classical antiquity and then also the pre-islamic arab world. Visited the holy land and egypt for a project, but this fact that you just mentioned was never taught or mentioned to me by anyone either in europe or anywhere else. Anyway, best wishes to you and thanks for the enlightenment.

  45. Warda says:

    Salut.bravou comme toujours t’as met au monde un superbe roman.
    Vous etes vraiment un écrivain doué.j’ai l’honneur de vivre dans votre siècle.
    Quand je serai grande je dirai j’ai vécu au siècle de lumière 2 ,le siècle de Paulo Coelho.

  46. Zaida says:

    No esta en español?

    1. Paulo Coelho says:

      si, en todos los paí­ses. Vea en la libreria mas cercana

  47. Esko Hussi says:

    The same cover as in Sweden and Norwegian is in Finnish version of Aleph, also.
    Forgot? We have very clever cover graphics in Finland, I propose, use them next time, please.

  48. Hussein Yusuf says:

    Thete is no such thing as the ‘English’ alphabet – English, like most Germanic and Romance languages, uses the Latin alphabet.

  49. Pilar says:

    Me interesa.