The Secret of The Alchemist, the First Companion to Paulo Coelho’s Epic ‘The Alchemist’ is launching online on July 31st with author Colm Holland. Colm writes the following about the event:
“I live close to Glastonbury and what better place to launch The Secret of The Alchemist. We will have a ‘live’ webcam of the Tor in the session to remind us of the positive energy that emanates from this sacred site. I would be thrilled if you could join me and my like minded friends in this interactive gathering. During this session we will form a collective bond and transmit unconditional Love to ‘Nourish The Soul of The World’. There are only 500 zoom places available, so please sign up soon. I look forward to seeing you there. With Blessings, Colm.”
For more information about how you can attend the online launch of The Secret of The Alchemist via zoom, please click here.
Spiritual Media Blog recently interviewed Colm about his new book and below are some highlights of that interview:
What is The Secret of The Alchemist about and why did you write it?
I’ll answer with a short story. In 1993 I was part of the team at HarperCollins that published The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, with sales to date of over 86 million copies in 70 languages. When I met Paulo, however, he was an unknown Brazilian author, with his books only in Portuguese. At that time no one in the firm had predicted what a global bestseller he would be – until I read the manuscript.
I read his story of Santiago the shepherd boy, who follows his dream of finding treasure in the desert, and instantly knew – because of my own spiritual journey up to that moment I read the manuscript – it would be a global sensation. I persuaded my colleagues to give the book the highest level of marketing spend we could afford and the rest, as they say, is history!
When I met Paulo in person, in those early days soon after the book was released, he said he wanted to thank me with a gift, in gratitude for my passion and vision for his book. The gift was not what I expected and you can read a full account of our ‘magical’ encounter in the preface of my book. The gift he gave me was to change the course of the rest of my life and ultimately led to my writing The Secret of The Alchemist which is my account of the deep and life changing spiritual lessons I discovered – including ‘the secret’ – buried within Paulo’s novel.