The Pilgrimage Setting & Symbolism

Paulo Coelho
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The Sword

Two swords are mentioned in the book. The first is noted briefly in the prologue when Paulo buries it during the Master ceremony. This sword was used in all of Paulo's trials up to this point. However, since Paulo is beginning a new stage of discipleship in the Tradition, he no longer needs this sword.

The second sword is the new one Paulo was supposed to receive at the Master ceremony in Brazil. Paulo failed to receive this swo rd because he was too greedy. As a result, Paulo must now pass one final trial: travel the Road to Santiago and locate the hidden sword. If Paulo fails to obtain the sword this time, he will be unable to complete his Master training and will have to forget about the Order of RAM.

Road to Santiago

The Road to Santiago is one of three sacred roads...

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