Was the concept of the animated natural forces abstract ?

Discuss the September 2014 book of the month, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
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Mary queen
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Was the concept of the animated natural forces abstract ?

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I really found the wind, desert and the sun talking in the book!

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Me too. I must admit, though, that I have come across the general concept before, that is elements of physical nature have their corresponding spiritual sides, or better yet the actual physical entities that we perceive are limited manifestations of their truer essence, their energy. The real sun behind the one that we can see is the one that resonates communication in the way Coehlo describes.

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It is really a shame that a lot of things get lost with the translation.

I understood the concept exposed in the english version in a quite stray foward maner. But in the orginal spanish version its a lot more subtle, rich in tones and feelings. The warm touch of the sun. The wisper of the wind. The song of the desert ever changing ever static.

Yea yo know im a grown up man now and all the ting that come with it. But even now it touches my heart and I am no ashamed of telling it.

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