Paulo and his wife drove from Los Angeles airport to their destination.Paulo was driving and his wife was giving the direction.After driving for several hours they reached Borrego Springs. They checked in at a hotel and went out for dinner.They then wandered out into the Mohave desert.It was an enormous desert. Paulo wanted to get the feel of it and breathe in the air of Mohave.
Borrego Springs, California (Photo credit: renedrivers)
Paulo and his wife Chris talked about Angels.Paulo always felt they were watched by Angels.Gods Messengers.He said the universe is populated with angels.They give us hope. J. told him they take whatever form a person imagines they have. Paulo imagined his angel.He already immersed himself in the invisible world. Since J. had assigned him the task,he felt the presence of his angel much more.
The hotel watchman discouraged them to go to the desert at night.It’s dangerous because the coyotes and the snakes come out at night.Paulo was waiting to meet his contact early morning.
Paulo’s contact Gene was a man in his twenties.He lived in a trailer several miles from Borrego Springs. The young man talked about the rituals of the Templars, about reincarnation,about Sufi magic,the Catholic Church in Latin America.He knew a lot. Gene was curious why Paulo brought his wife. He thought it would be better if he came alone.
Paulo asked Gene about the Valkyries .Gene said they are jealous and tough. They follow the same rules as the angels.Gene left and told Paulo,he will come back in two days. Chris asked Paulo about Gene.He said his father is a Magus .He wants Gene to maintain the family tradition.
To be continued !
Paulo Coelho (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Valkyries ( pronounced val’ki:ri) : It is a Scandinavian myth.Valkyries are twelve maidens who hover over battlefields and conduct the fallen warriors to Valhalla.Valhalla is a hall in which the souls of those who died in battle feast with Odin, the supreme god for eternity. The author of the book is Paulo Coelho,who is a famous writer from Brazil. The publisher of the book is Harper Collins.The first edition was published in 1996. There are 209 pages in this book. This particular book is not among the best sellers.
There are several blurbs written for this book.I will only quote one: “Coelho is a pilgrim of a literature that soothes the soul,and of a philosophy that rediscovers the spirituality in people,our personal quest and reunion with the forgotten,everyday beauty of the world in which we live and paths we weave.His books are a mirror: Refreshing,intense,messengers of love and man’s most essential path.His magic irradiates when,after reading his books,one feels happy.”__El Espectador, Colombia
I started reading his books,partly because of his Philosophy and spiritualism, and also some of the things he writes about in a way resembles ,”The great poet and philosopher, Allama Iqbal.” I started studying about Iqbal since late 2011 and am continuing to do so, even today.
Valkyries is the fourth book of Paulo Coelho I have read so far.
The main characters are: J., Paulo,his wife Chris, Gene a man in his twenties,and the Valkyries. These are the primary characters.There are others without whom ,it will be challenging to proceed.
My intention is to give the introduction,I will give a gist of the story in parts. For now, this is all,I will write.
To be continued!