Santiago's father's contribution to Santiago's treasure is this.
Ruined Old Church
This represents religion and faith. It still provides sanctuary and harbors hidden treasure, even though it is out of use.
Urim and Thummim
These are oracle stones that represent the old man's wisdom and guidance that is there if Santiago should really need it.
This represents Santiago's destiny. Symbolically, it represents Santiago's actual treasure, which is the evolution of his soul.
This represents the journey of life and its inherent dangers, the many types of characters met along the way and safety in numbers.
This represents the beauty, clarity, and value that the process of alchemy creates in people and in minerals.
The Englishman's Books
These represent the life of the intellect verses the life of learning through interaction.
This is what is being read in the marketplace...
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