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Seven quick questions/answers on ALEPH

EN FRANçAIS ICI>>> Sept questions sur ‘Aleph’
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In his most personal novel to date, internationally best-selling author Paulo Coelho returns with a remarkable journey of self-discovery. Like the main character in his much-beloved The Alchemist, Paulo is facing a grave crisis of faith. As he seeks a path of spiritual renewal and growth, he decides to begin again: to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the landscapes around him.

How did your latest ‘pilgrimage’ and writing Aleph come about?

Everybody must leave his/her comfort zone from time to time. Spirituality is not only praying and meditating. You need to act.

The idea of a second chance is a welcome thought to many. What made you take yours?

Small decisions may hold significant consequences. As a writer, I must take a second, a third, an eleventh chance till I arrive where I am planning to go.

What would you say to someone who wanted to take their second chance but lacked the confidence to do so?

Remember: you can sell your time, but you cannot buy it back.

One of the messages in Aleph is that what we do now affects our future. Was there a pivotal moment when you knew that the way you chose to act would determine the course of your future?

Every single moment in life is a pivotal moment. Every day has a moment where you can change everything–the problem is that we are scared to recognise this moment.

Can you explain the concept of the “Aleph”?

Aleph is NOW. The present moment, holding all the past and the future consequences.

In Aleph your routine was diminishing your sense of purpose. For most people routine is unavoidable. How can they prevent their routine from consuming their destiny?

Routine is not unavoidable. When we are enthusiastic about life, we strive to become better than we are. And so we become.

You are a great advocate for online and digital publishing. Do you think this will have a positive effect in bringing new readers to your message?

Not only that. It allows, for example, that a Brazilian reader in US can have Aleph or any of my books in Portuguese. However, writers must be aware that online and digital publishing is changing the way we write.


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Aleph and the USA media

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“A new tale of magical longing. . . . Masterful.” “”San Francisco Chronicle

“Coelho is a novelist who writes in a universal language.” “”The New York Times

“Vivid, captivating. . . . So engaging that readers will not want to put it down for even a fraction of a second. As the author sets out on his journey, the reader gets the sense that, he too, is embarking on the same voyage.” “”The International Herald Tribune

“[A] chimerical tale. . . . There’s no better author to serve such a work than Coelho.” “”Publishers Weekly

“Enigmatic. . . . An illuminating book.” “”The National

“Borges set the standard that Coelho capably upholds. . . . Coelho the writer is both discerning and revealing of Coelho the protagonist, whose enthusiasms we share.” “”The Washington Independent Review

Aleph is a book written by the soul, and for the soul. And when you have finished the last word on the last page, your eternal spirit will be dancing with joy.” “”Cecilia Samartin, author of Broken Paradise

Reading Paulo’s book is such a magical experience. This book will truly open doors to self-discovery that you didn’t know existed. ALEPH holds the key to that doorway. Brendon Burchard, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, “The Millionaire Messenger”

“It’s time for American readers to set out on a journey of discovery that will lead them to the works of this exceptional writer.” “”USA Today

Aleph et les medias des Etats Unis

Une nouvelle histoire de desir magique….. Magistral
San Francisco Chronicle

Coelho est un romancier qui ecrit dans une langue universelle
The New York Times

Colore. Captivant… Tellement attachant – les lecteurs ne voudront pas le poser meme pour une fraction de seconde.
Alors que l’auteur entreprend son voyage, le lecteur a le sentiment que lui aussi s’engage sur le meme voyage.
The International Herald Tribune

Une histoire de chimeres…. Il n’y a pas de meilleur auteur pour expliquer un tel ouvrage que Coelho.
Publishers Weekly

Enigmatique.,,, Un livre d’inspiration
The National

Borges a etabli un modele que Coelho maintient avec competence.
L’ecrivain Coelho est de part et d’autre , judicieux et transparent , du Coelho le protagoniste dont nous partageons les passions,
The Washington Independent Review

Aleph est un livre ecrit par l’ame et pour l’ame.
Et lorsque vous avez fini de lire le dernier mot sur la page finale, votre esprit eternel dansera de plaisir.
Cecilia Samartin auteur de ‘Broken Paradise.’

Lire le livre de Paulo est une experience tellement merveilleuse. Ce livre ouvrira reellement les portes vers la decouverte de soi dont vous ignoriez l’existence. ALEPH garde la clef de cette porte,
Brendon Burchard, auteur du #1 New York Time Best Seller
‘The Millionnaire Messenger’

Il est temps que les lecteurs americains soient exposes a ce voyage de decouverte qui les conduiront vers les oeuvres de cet ecrivain exceptionnel.
USA Today

(merci pour traduire, Marie-Christine!)

Aleph video (German cover)

Mysteries of Aleph

(research by Alexandra Jequier after reading ALEPH)

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 is said that 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

Each letter is thus connected to the creative forces in the universe.

First there are three mother letters, or Immoth: Aleph, Mem and Shin. They form the prime trinity that came from the Divine.
They represent the three dimensions of space. They act as a prism which transforms

The numerical value of Aleph is 111 (Aleph + Lamed + Peh: 1 + 30 + 80 = 111). The number 111 contains the trinity; and it is also the constant of the magic square of six. 111 = 1 + 10 +100.
Symbolically this means that Aleph combines the divine, the spiritual and the physical world.

In Revelation 22:13 Jesus refers to Himself as the Aleph and Tav, the First and the Last

In Or Torah, Rabbi Dov Ber, the Maggid of Mezritch, explained first words of Torah: Bereshit Bara Elohim Et (Gen 1:1). “Note that et is an untranslatable word used to indicate that “a definite direct object is next” (thus there needs to be an et before the heavens and the earth).”
But Dov Ber points out that et is spelled – Aleph-Tav, an abbreviation for the Aleph-Bet. Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Since God did this before creating the heavens and the earth, the letters are considered to be the primordial building blocks of all of creation.

Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi stated that if the letters were to depart even for an instant, all of creation would become absolute nothingness

 
 

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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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Sept questions sur ‘Aleph’

IN ENGLISH HERE : SEVEN QUICK QUESTIONS/ANSWERS ON ALEPH
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 DANS TOUTES LES LIBRARIES ET AUSSI
ALEPH  (FNAC)     ALEPH (AMAZON FR)
 
Dans son roman le plus personnel a ce jour, l’auteur a succes international, Paulo Coelho revient avec un remarquable voyage de decouverte. Comme le personnage principal dans ‘L’Alchimiste’ Paulo fait front a une grave crise de foi. Comme il cherche un chemin pour un renouveau et developpement spirituel, il decide de repartir a zero : de voyager, d’experimenter, de reconnecter avec les gens et les paysages autour de lui.

Comment votre dernier ‘pelerinage’ et ecrire ‘Aleph’ s’est il effectue?

Tout le monde doit quitter sa zone de confort de temps en temps. La spiritualite n’est pas seulement de prier et mediter. Vous devez agir.

L’idee d’une deuxieme chance est la bienvenue pour beaucoup. Qu’est-ce qui vous a fait prendre la votre?

Les ‘petites decisions’ peuvent detenir des consequences significatives. En tant qu’ecrivain, je dois prendre une deuxieme, troisieme et onzieme chance jusqu’a ce que j’arrive ou j’ai l’intention d’aller.

Que diriez-vous a quelqu’un qui voudrait prendre leur deuxieme chance mais n’est pas tres sur de lui/d’elle?

Souvenez-vous, vous pouvez vendre votre temps, mais vous ne pouvez pas le rachetez.

Un des messages dans ‘Aleph’ est que ce que vous faites maintenant affecte votre avenir. Y-at’il eu un moment central ou vous saviez que la maniere dont vous choisirez d’agir allait determiner le cours de l’avenir?

Chaque moment dans la vie est un moment crucial. Chaque jour a un moment ou vous pouvez tout changer – Le probleme est que nous avons peur de reconnaitre cet instant –

Pouvez-vous expliquer le concept de ‘l’Aleph’?

Aleph est MAINTENANT. Le moment present, contenant tout le passe et les consequences de l’avenir.

Dans ‘Aleph’ votre routine influencait votre raison . Pour la plupart des gens, la routine est inevitable. Comment peuvent-ils empecher leur routine de devorer leur destinee?

La routine n’est pas inevitable. Lorsque nous sommes enthousiaste sur la vie, nous nous evertuons de devenir mieux que ce que nous sommes. Et alors, nous devenons.

Vous etes un grand avocat pour la publication en ligne et digitale. Pensez-vous que cela aura un effet positif pour rallier des nouveaux lecteurs a votre message?

Non seulement ca. Cela permet, par exemple, qu’un lecteur bresilien aux USA peut obtenir ‘Aleph’ ou n’importe quel autre de mes livres en Portugais. Cependant les ecrivains doivent etre conscients que la publication en ligne et digitale change la maniere dont nous ecrivons.



Traduit par Marie-Christine

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Aleph: publication dates

ALEPH in Farsi for free download: CLICK HERE

The list is far from complete, but these are the confirmed dates so far. There are some languages (like German, Russian, Japanese, for example) where “The Valkyries” is being release this year, so ALEPH will be published in 2012

Disclaimer: it is not me who decides the publication dates!

ALEPH in Farsi (free download)


CLICK ON THE COVER

pdf format
epub format (mobile, tablets)

As I don’t have a publishing house in Farsi, Dr. Hejazi translated the book.
He did it for free and I am posting it for free here
Please be welcome to share this link (or the copies) with your friends

HERE: ALEPH PUBLICATION DATES

ALEPH (the video): Winners

In May 2011, when I crossed 5.000.000 friends on Facebook, I had asked you all what we should do to celebrate.
One of the suggestions was to work together on a project. And then ALEPH, THE VIDEO CONTEST was born.
The idea was based on the title of my new book, currently published only in 6 countries ( #1 in all of them!), and scheduled to be published in the rest of the world in the coming months (here are the PUBLICATION DATES)

I had already selected the winner and the 2nd runner up, but I decided to post the 15 FINALISTS for you to see and share with me your impressions. We had over 1.000 comments, and I thank you all for your participation.

Below you find the winners.
Thank you again for your help

FIRST PLACE

SECOND PLACE

THIRD PLACE

FORTH PLACE

FIFTH PLACE

SIXTH PLACE


Note: as we are in vacations in Europe, the HP Pavillion will be shipped during the first week of September. Thank you Jean-Pierre Le Calvez for donating the computers.

ALEPH: finalists

In May 2011, when I crossed 5.000.000 friends on Facebook, I had asked you all what we should do to celebrate.
One of the suggestions was to work together on a project. And then ALEPH, THE VIDEO CONTEST was born.
The idea was based on the title of my new book, currently published only in 6 countries ( #1 in all of them!), and scheduled to be published in the rest of the world in the coming months (here are the PUBLICATION DATES)

I had expected to have around 20 to 50 submissions, but to my surprise, hundreds of videos were posted.
All of them were made with love, enthusiasm and creativity, dealing with a point that condenses space and time.

Below you will find 15 selected videos. I already know the winner and the 2nd runner up, but I am having trouble in selecting the other 4 winners, so I decided to post all of them here (including the ones that I selected, BUT that I am not telling you) for you to see and eventually help me. It is not a voting system (as this depends very much on how many friends a finalist has), but your opinion will be taken into consideration

Please leave your thoughts in Comments (at the end of the post)
Thank you to all who participated. You are great.

PLEASE CLICK IN THE THUMBNAIL
  
  
  
  
  

When you pass the mouse, you will notice that every video has a number (from 1 to 15). Please write your opinion using the number.
Thank you

Aleph (the contest) – Final call

We have now 10 days left! The deadline for presenting the video is July 1, 2011.
Read the rules here:
ALEPH, THE VIDEO CONTEST

Remember: you don’t need to buy or read the book – that it is published only in six countries so far (being # 1 in all of them! )
Important: ALEPH by Flavio Waiterman is not in the competition
but you can use as an example.

Below you find some interesting entries.
Looking forward to hearing from you
Paulo

ALEPH by Raif Kurt


ALEPH by M&M

ALEPH by Fiuna & Shauky

ALEPH (the contest)

Be welcome to participate. Read the rules here: ALEPH, THE VIDEO CONTEST
The deadline for presenting the video is July 1, 2011. The winners will be announced on July 25, 2011.
Remember: you don’t need to buy or read the book – that it is published only in five countries so far
Important: ALEPH by Flavio Waiterman is not in the competition
but you can use as an example.

Below you find some interesting entries.
Looking forward to hearing from you
Paulo

(ALEPH updated publication dates > CLICK HERE)



ALEPH by Richard Kirov & Luba MIladinova

ALEPH by Fussel


ALEPH by Kantar,Turgut and Erkus

ALEPH by Lalou

O Aleph: Enigma 2

TIVE UM TOTAL DE 1.217 RESPOSTAS
com a soluí§í£o do segundo enigma. A medalha aparece pela primeira vez aos 00:16 do video, no canto lateral esquerdo.
Abaixo um printscreen das cinco primeiras pessoas que acertaram e que já foram comunicadas por email (o icone com o envelope tem uma seta em cima)
Na semana que vem, colocarei outro enigma que está no video, tambem dando direto a 5 livros O Aleph aos vencedores
Obrigado pela participaí§í£o!


Ferrovia Transiberiana, 2006, onde se passa o livro 

1] Clique na foto acima: ela irá levar para um ví­deo com vários enigmas, que serí£o postados nas proximas semanas
(O primeiro enigma foi colocado aqui na semana passada. Veja qual era, e quem ganhou, CLICANDO AQUI)

2] Hoje posto o segundo enigma: em que minuto e segundo aparece pela primeira vez uma medalha com a imagem de Sí£o José, meu santo padroeiro?

3] se voce descobrir:
a] envie seu nome, seu link no Facebook, e seu endereí§o completo para [email protected]
Ní£o coloque a resposta nos comentários do Facebook! Envie para o endereí§o acima
Respostas mo Facebook ní£o serí£o consideradas!!!

b] compartilhe o link do ví­deo na sua página

3] Os cinco primeiros ganhadores receberam um livro enviado pela Editora Sextante. Seus nomes serí£o publicados aqui

Válido apenas para o Brasil/ Valid only for Brasil

Boa Sorte!

ATENçíƒO
: só poderei acessar a caixa de entrada de [email protected] no sábado, 21 de maio, í  noite. Em seguida posto os resultados aqui.
Quem enviou a resposta (certa) torne a visitar esta página no domingo, 22 de maio.

ALEPH (the contest)

Be welcome to participate. Read the rules here: ALEPH, THE VIDEO CONTEST
The deadline for presenting the video is July 1, 2011. The winners will be announced on July 25, 2011.
Important: ALEPH by Flavio Waiterman is not in the competition
but you can use as an example.

Below you find some interesting entries.
Looking forward to hearing from you
Paulo

ALEPH by Mohamed Imane Chahidi



ALEPH by John Hoelen

ALEPH: five countries, five # 1

ALEPH has been published in 5 countries so far.
And it made # 1 in all of them: Brasil, Portugal, Turkey, Hungary ( CHECK ALL THE LISTS HERE)
and now…Bulgaria! (list below)

Why do I rejoice, if I don’t need to prove anything to anybody, anymore?
a] because I keep my childish soul
b] because I am enthusiastic about my work
c] because when you are happy you make happy everybody around you
Thank you Bulgaria!

ALEPH updated publication dates > CLICK HERE
ALEPH video (USA) > CLICK HERE
ALEPH video contest > >CLICK HERE
 
 

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