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CoelhoOffice 13 – Fear of changing

Videocast #13 – Paulo Coelho talking about why we often fear to change.

Videocast #13 – Paulo Coelho falando porque algumas vezes ele tem medo de mudar.

Videocast #13 – Paulo Coelho hablando porque algunas veces siente miedo de cambiar.

CoelhoOffice 11 – You are going to die in 30 days

Videocast #11 – Paulo Coelho talking about how the doctor told him that he was going to die in 30 days.

VIdeocast #11 – Paulo Coelho falando sobre como o médico lhe deu a notí­cia de que ele morreria em 30 dias.

Videocast #11 – Paulo Coelho hablando acerca de como el doctor le dije que iba morir en 30 dí­as.

CoelhoOffice 10 – Around the fire

Videocast #10 – Part 2 – Paulo Coelho talking about one of his experiences in the desert.

Videocast #10 – Parte 2 – Paulo Coelho falando sobre uma de suas experiíªncias no deserto.

VideoCast #10 – Parte 2 – Paulo Coelho hablando acerca de uno de sus experimentos en el desierto.

CoelhoOffice 09 – Desert I

Videocast #9 – Paulo Coelho talking about one of his experiences in the desert.

Videocast #9 – Paulo Coelho falando sobre uma de suas experiíªncias no deserto.

Videocast #9 – Paulo Coelho hablando acerca de una de sus experiencias en el desierto.

CoelhoOffice 07 – The Meaning of Life

Videocast #7 – Paulo Coelho talking about the meaning of life.

Videocast #7 – Paulo Coelho falando sobre o sentido da vida.

Videocast #7 – Paulo Coelho hablando acerca del sentido de la vida.

CoelhoOffice 05 – On immortality

Videocast #5 – Paulo Coelho talking about changes and vampires.

Videocast #5 – Paulo Coelho falando sobre mudaní§as e vampiros.

Videocast #5 – Paulo Coelho hablando acerca de cambios y vampiros.

CoelhoOffice 03 – On writing (III) : Inspiration

Videocast #3 – Paulo Coelho talking about inspiration to write a book.

Videocast #3 – Paulo Coelho falando sobre inspiraí§í£o para escrever um livro.

Videocast #3 – Paulo Coelho hablando acerca de inspiración para escribir un libro.

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.





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The good, the bad and the ugly: the duel

The Clever, The Stupid and The Ugly

Turn the volume up, click in the thumbnail, watch this masterpiece by Sergio Leone


19 March 2011: Sí£o José oraí§í£o / Saint Joseph prayer

Paulo talks about Saint Joseph (English)

(para explicaí§í£o portugues, CLICAR AQUI )

Paulo and his friends praying

Dear Paulo,
Herve, Veronique, Basia… and many many more lights who illuminated Istanbul in the past few days… what can I say? Except “thank you” for sharing with me this gathering of the souls… Souls who came only out of love… for love, by Love…

I find myself quoting the Quran too often when writing to you, but when I see the manifestations of Quranic verses in this great journey of millions of souls all over the world, I just can’t help it…

The Holy Quran says:
“Then strive together towards all that is good. Wherever you may be, God brings you together.”

So please pray for me, Paulo, that I remain as young as you.

And… and thank you again for everything.
Your kindness, generosity, but most importantly, your love for love really touched my heart. And the beautiful energy which came to Istanbul with St. Joseph’s Day has brought calm and contentment to my heart.

God says in the Holy Quran:
“Hearts only find contentment with the remembrance of God.”

So I thank you, Christina, Juliana and all the beautiful souls who have contributed in creating a time and a place for us to remember God, a time and a place to remember Love.
The gathering may have been over, but the remembrance continues.
With salams and warmest regards from Istanbul, the city of Elif,

Serdar Ozkan

Who would have thought, a couple of years ago I did not even know who Paulo Coelho was, and there I was like Santiago in The Alchemist setting off on a great adventure.

19 March is Saint Joseph Day. On that day Paulo Coelho celebrates his Saint’s Day with a select group of friends.

One day I was sat by the river in Guildford. There was an attractive Lithuanian girl totally engrossed in a book. What had her so engrossed I wondered? Well there was only one way to find out, I asked her.

I learnt she was reading The Zahir by the Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho. A few years later, having in the between times read all of his books, I found myself at the recently renovated Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul as a guest of Paulo Coelho at his St Joseph Day party.

Paulo Coelho was born dead, strangled by his umbilical cord. His mother made a promise to Saint Joseph, the name of the hospital where Paulo Coelho was born.

Today, Paulo Coelho keeps that promise. He celebrates St Joseph’s Day and gives thanks by invitıng his friends to a party. Last year ıt was at Melk Abbey ın Austria, this year it was at the Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul.

Earlier in the day Paulo Coelho gave a press conference at the Pera Palace Hotel.

The party started with cocktails. Then when everyone was seated for dinner, Paulo Coelho after having explained why he held a party for his friends every year on St Joseph’s Day, ınvıted everyone to join him in prayer. He said a prayer ın Portuguese then others said a prayer in several other languages – English, Spanish, French, Greek, German, Japanese – it was quite a moving experience.

(to read the full text, go to Keith’s Blog )

PHOTOS: courtesy of my friend Marcos Borges, HERE

Carnaval 2011: Filhos de Gandhy/ Children of Gandhy

1] Turn on your speakers (VERY LOUD!) and click on the thumbnail. A window will open, and you can hear the song by Gilberto Gil
2] Open another window in your browser so you can read the lyrics and sing together
3] Time to dance! Dancing keeps the bad vibes away


Omolu, Ogum, Oxum, Oxumaré
Todo o pessoal
Manda descer pra ver
Filhos de Gandhy

Iansí£, Iemanjá, chama Xangí´
Oxossi também
Manda descer pra ver
Filhos de Gandhy

Mercador, Cavaleiro de Bagdá
Oh, Filhos de Obá
Manda descer pra ver
Filhos de Gandhy

Senhor do Bonfim, faz um favor pra mim
Chama o pessoal
Manda descer pra ver
Filhos de Gandhy

Oh, meu Deus do céu, na terra é carnaval
Chama o pessoal
Manda descer pra ver
Filhos de Gandhy


Omolu, Ogum, Oxum, Oxumaré (*)
Come here to see
Filhos de Gandhy

Iansí£, Iemanjá, chama Xangí´
Oxossi (*) also
Come here to see
Filhos de Gandhy

Merchant, knight of Bagdad
Oh, Children of Obá (*)
Come here to see
Filhos de Gandhy

My Lord of Bonfim, please do me a favor
Call everybody
To come here to see
Filhos de Gandhy

Oh my God in Heaven, here on Earth is Carnival
Call everybody
To come here to see
Filhos de Gandhy

(* ) Orixás, religious entities in Candomble, an African-originated or Afro-Brazilian religion, practised chiefly in Brazil.

Filhos de Gandhy (Children of Gandhy) was inspired by an act of violence on the Indian subcontinent and the manifestations of which, although rooted deeply in Africa, were born in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.A little more than a year earlier — on the 30th of January, 1948 — the great Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi had been assassinated.

Filhos de Gandhy was born beneath a tree in one of Salvador’s poorest neighborhoods. The men who were gathered there — stevedores, dockworkers. Carnival was about to begin and they were forming a bloco (carnival group) of their own. One of the men suggested to name the bloco after the Indian leader. It was suitable to all, and the theme followed naturally.

The name is mispelled (Gandhy instead of Gandhi) because the founders were worried about political implications.

Acording to the Brazilian version of Wikipedia, today the group has over 10.000 participants.

Further information in LITTLE PINK BLOG

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Publication dates 2011

“When you reach the end of the novel and reflect on it, you realise that the sublime place that contains all lives and all universes is not just in its pages or in the title of the book. In literary terms, Paulo Coelho’s novel is, itself, the Aleph.”
Pilar Obón

“When I was twenty-two, I devoted myself to the study of magic. I followed various paths, walked too close to the edge of the abyss, slipped and fell, gave up and returned to the path. I imagined that by the time I reached fifty-nine, I would be close to achieving the paradise and absolute peace that I think I see in the smiles of Buddhist monks. However, the search for peace has its price, and I ask myself: just how far am I prepared to go?”

In a frank and surprising personal story, which draws the reader in from the very first page, Paulo Coelho reveals how a grave crisis of faith caused him to go in search of a path of spiritual renewal and growth. In order to get close to God again, he decided to start over: to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the world.

Between March and July 2006, letting himself be guided by signs, he travelled to various continents – Europe, Africa and Asia – on a journey through time and space, through past and present, in search of himself.

As the journey progresses, Paulo gradually emerges from his isolation, sheds both ego and pride and opens himself up to friendship, love, faith and forgiveness, unafraid to confront the inevitable challenges of life.

In Brasil, as soon as it was released. ALEPH went directly to # 1 in all major bestselling lists, and kept the position for several weeks.

ALEPH will be published world wide during 2011

Lady Gaga & Silentium Galvanus

SILENTIUM GALVANUS ( CALA BOCA GALVAO) is a homeopathic remedy produced by Airton Krauniski Labs in Brasil. Normally used during the World Cup to avoid apoplexy duing a match. There are some rumours in Twitter that someone gave an overdosis to Lady Gaga, who now is considering recording a new single, “Cala Boca Galvao”, currently #1 in the TT
Disclaimer: we Brazilians are very creative

SILENTIUM GALVANUS é um remédio homeopático produzido nos laboratorios Airton Krauniski, e usado durante as Copas do Mundo para evitar apoplexia durante um jogo. Corre um rumor no Twitter que alguém deu uma overdose a Lady Gaga, que agora considera gravar um novo single, “Cala Boca Galví£o”, atualmente #1 nos TT