A Bruxa de Portobello has ratings and reviews. Huda said: ونجح باولو كويلو في أن يجعلني أعطي نجمة واحدة لكتاب يمجد قداسة الأنثى-_-الرواي. A Bruxa de Portobello has ratings and reviews. Julia said: This book *really* made me think about who I am and where I am going, and who I w. Buy a cheap copy of A Bruxa de Portobello book by Paulo Coelho. How do we find the courage to always be true to ourselves—even if we are unsure of who we .

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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. How do we find the courage to always be true to ourselves—even if we are unsure of whom we are? That is the central question of international bestselling author Paulo Coelho’s profound new work, The Witch of Portobello. It is the story of a mysterious woman named Athena, told by the many who knew her well—or hardly at all.

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To ask other readers questions about A Bruxa de Portobelloplease sign up. Sona S yes X liked this book. I really liked the book. But I couldn’t realize, is that a real woman? Are these people real? Sona S Athena’s attitude was very different from other normal woman. See all 5 questions about A Bruxa de Portobello….

Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I didn’t always like Paulo Coehlo’s work. I tried to hruxa The Alchemist in college and the novel just didn’t do it for me. But a friend recommended Veronika Decides to Die to me while a loved one was in the hospital for depression and I was struggling to understand what might be happening in there, and ever since, Coehlo has been one of my obsessions. The synopsis said “How do we find the courage to always be true to ourselves—even if we are unsure of whom we are?

That is the central question of international bestselling author Paulo Coehlo’s profound new work Profound,” said the skeptic in me. And along the way she struggles to transcend society’s expectations of her.

The book is about the power that everyone has to find their own spirituality and fight against the norm. Lortobello in spite of myself, the novel made me feel able to make my own decisions, both practical and spiritual.

Coehlo uses a number of narrators to flesh out Athena’s story, and these differing perspectives add a real depth to the story line. As a reader, you like some narrators and dislike others, which gives you the ability to take what you like from each and leave the rest, creating your own picture of Athena as you go.


This is a book to be read slowly and with a great deal of self-reflection. It’s not a breezy beach vacation read, but it’s worth the work. It’s a book about soul, so get ready to grapple with your own. View all 4 comments. I literally could not put this book down.

While I’m a book lover and devour many books, I consider this one to be a very special treat. The book certainly questions organized religions and brings back the idea of mother earth as the ultimate goddess. I have to, no, i MUST, type up this quote: View all 6 comments.

Picked up this book at SFO before boarding my plane to Hawaii. Seemed like a total accident, given I had never heard of it and wasn’t planning to buy it. But having read it, I acknowledge this as an example of the belief “there are no accidents. While the underlying message of this book is exploring the answer to the question “What is Picked up this book at SFO before boarding my plane to Hawaii. While the underlying message of this book is exploring the answer to the question “What is Love?

We have all heard stories of women in particular who possess “abilities. But why can’t we accept these things as natural and beautiful? And why can’t we encourage girls and women to strenghten their abilities to serve mankind? And why does dogma seek to destroy the credibility of these gifts?

I have always had a very strong spiritual sense, rooted in the Catholic teachings, as this is how I was raised. I genuinely find comfort porttobello the rituals of the religion, but find myself very at odds with the “Church” and it’s doctrine as defined by mortal men over the centuries.

These rigid and exclusionary “rules” were written by men, many of whom were imperfect, fearful, vengeful, ruthless, dishonest, power-hungry, etc. I find so many of the “rules” to be in direct conflict with Jesus’ teachings, with passages from the Bible which we also must remember was a written by mortal men to the best of their recollection and b was assembled by a group of men later on who cherry-picked gospels to support the doctrine they personally crafted.

But in general, we know Jesus was an amazing man who lived his life to include all people, not to exclude them. He generally traveled in the lowest of circles, reaching out to the poorest, sickest, most deranged souls in need of a lift up. Most of all, he never judged others.

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And I have found the Catholic Church and it’s devoted followers to be some of bruca most judgemental people. The Catholic Church has let me down, really let me down on several important ocassions. Basically, they were afraid for their own personal position within the Church. Here was a chance for the Church to do something really beautiful for my whole family, most especially my Mother, and they shut us out. This is not a Church of love or compassion.


It is a Church of fear, judgement, and exclusion.

We chose to marry in a Unitarian Church, one with a strong Gay following. Our priest was a memeber of the White Robed Monks of St. Benedict, a wonderful group of priests, many former Roman Catholic priests, who have decided to continue their ministry of the Old Dutch Cathlolic practices, while being able to marry and have families.

Theirs is a ministry of inclusion. They do not discrimiate against anyone. They include everyone, as Jesus would. They offer Communion to all people, regardless of religion or status e. Our wedding could not have been truer to who we are. We crafted a ceremony with traditional Cathlolic rituals and prayers, but were also sure to include all of our friends of varying religions, backgrounds, and lifestyles.

And I was thankful we didn’t go down the typical path of lying about who we are e. Why would I want to be part of a Church who would judge me like that? Seems pretty hypocrtical to me. And while I am the first to admit I am a flawed and imperfect person, I have always been honest.

About everything, and perhaps to a fault. But I don’t lie. I struggle with the disappointment and hurt I have felt at the hands of the Church. I don’t know if I will ever be able to understand it and fully embrace the Church again. Yet I want my children baptized Catholic. I suppose I feel that eventually the Church will see the error of their ways. Paulo Coelho has a similar perspective and that perspective is woven throughout his writing.

I can’t wait to read his other books. There is a lot of room for growth thinking about these things. I look forward to my evolution. Seorang perempuan yang mudah ditaklukan? Ia lebih tegar, lebih berani untuk menantang kehidupan. Dan ia berkata, ini bukan untuk dirinya, ini untuk anakku.

Perempuan yang menari untuk memberikan jiwa pada kehidupan yang kosong. Karena di dalam dirinya sendiri ada yang hilang, dan ia butuh pengisi di dalamnya. Maka ia berkelana, mengeluarkan energinya, berbagi pada yang lain, memberikan kebahagiaan yang ia juga tak punya.

K Perempuan mandiri dan anak lelaki, apa yang di pikiranmu? Karena sebenarnya jiwanya kosong. Karena apa yang ia pikir dilakukan ini yang ia ingini, tapi bukan, ini hanyalah pengisi sementara. Lalu ia tetap mencari. Terkadang bertanya, apakah lelaki pengisinya? Tidak tahu, karena sulit menduga isi hati perempuan. Sampai kapan ia akan stabil dan tidak mencari lagi.