Alchemist timeline

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  • -20 BCE

    the church

    the church
    Santiagos journey initiates in the church when he dreams of the pyramids and treasure. "the boy noticed that as soon as he awoke many of the animals began to also stir, its like there was some energy force combining them"
  • -19 BCE

    Fatherly Flashback

    Fatherly Flashback
    A flashback occurs back to the time when Santiago initially confronted his dad and explained that he wanted to be a shepherd (because he wanted to travel) instead of a priest. although his father initially was hesitant in the end he agreed and helped him get started. (father pulls out gold coins from his pocket)
    "I found these in the fields one day and was hoping to put them towards your inheritance, but... you may use them to buy your flock and get started."
  • -18 BCE

    The Gypsy

    The Gypsy
    In Tarifa, the boy hears of this gypsy. As a result he goes and meets with her. He then explains his dream to the gypsy of how there is a "treasure" at the pyramids in egypt. The gypsy then points out the obvious saying that if he would like the treasure he must go to the pyramids in egypt. "I want one tenth of your treasure as my payment"
  • -17 BCE

    The King of Salem

    The King of Salem
    Santiago encounters and elderly wise mane named Melchizidek, the King of Salem. Melchizidek explains omens and the boys "personal legend" and how he must pursue it. "these are urime and thumime they will help you to recognize omens"
  • -16 BCE

    Kings Castle

    Kings Castle
    He goes to the kings castle in hopes of chatting. however the kings busy so he gives him a task of waking around his castle with a spoon of oil which he is told not to spill. 2 hours later he returns, the king asks him what he thought of the castle.the boy was so focused . so the king instructs him with the same task but he tells him to observe his castle. this time when the boy returns there is no oil in the spoon. " the key in life is to observe eveything without soilling the drops of oil"
  • -15 BCE

    Falsely Trusted Thieve

    Falsely Trusted Thieve
    Santaigo arrives at the port in tangier Africa where he befriends a boy at the bar. The hypocrite warms Santiago of thieves. then while they are at the market together the boy takes off with santiago's coins while santiago is distracted. "I realized that I had been so focused I had forgotten of my new friend, I couldn't build up the courage to look beside me. then when i finally did, I saw nothing and no one."
  • -14 BCE

    The Crystal Merchant

    The Crystal Merchant
    Santiago begins the next day by helping a candy seller, he then wanders up the hill to crystal shop where he lands a job and meal for his efforts to clean all the crystal. (the boy)
    "if I clean all the crystals would you be so kind as to supply me a meal"
  • -13 BCE

    Goodbye crystal Merchant part A

    Goodbye crystal Merchant part A
    this is when Santiago lets the crystal merchant know he will be leaving to pursue his personal legend. Of course the merchant attempts to talk him out of it, sharing a story of his dream to go to meka! "when i was younger I told myself I would work hard and when im older i will go pursue my dream, but now that I am older i dont want to because I fear I will have no purpose to move on or continue.
  • -12 BCE

    Goodbye Crystal Merchant Part B

    Goodbye Crystal Merchant Part B
    The next day the boy leaves without saying good bye to the merchant because he knows that he is the only one who could change his mind about pursuing his dream. also because he doesn't want to see his face when he leaves
  • -11 BCE

    Caravan travel

    Caravan travel
    This is when santiago wakes up in the desert and comes to the realization that the desert terrain will not end soon, and he has difficult travels ahead. "as the boy gazed into the distance he came to the realization the desert would be for a while"
  • -10 BCE

    Englishman

    Englishman
    as the boy crosses the Sahara to Al-Fayoum, Egypt, he meets an Englishman whos searching for "the alchemist" in order to learn the secrets of Alchemy. He teaches santiago the soul of the world and the language known by all. "they learn of near by tribes which have begun to war, and pray for safe arrival at the oasis."
  • -9 BCE

    Arrival at the Oasis

    Arrival at the Oasis
    upon reaching the oasis, al-fayoums. the englishman goes to pursue his Personal legend while Santiago ponders what to do next. "farewelll my friend"
  • -8 BCE

    Love For Fatima

    Love For Fatima
    when Santiago arrives in the oasis he meets a lady named Fatima who he falls in love with and promises to come back and marry after he pursues his personal legend.
  • -7 BCE

    Attack?

    Attack?
    One night the boy interprets a omen that the oasis will be attacked, he goes to warn the cheiftains. they are suspicous of santiago but they still trust his word in the instant, however if hes wrong they wiill kill! "must I state the consequences if you are wrong"
  • -6 BCE

    Encounter with the Alchemist

    Encounter with the Alchemist
    Just after departing the chief's tent Santiago meets the alchemist. he shows great interest towards him. he tells him to meet him again the next day if he is not killed. "he showed much interest towards the boy"
  • -5 BCE

    Attack? Yes Attack

    Attack? Yes Attack
    Santiagos foretelling was true and as tribesman invade the village and the attack is prevented. "you were correct. we thank you for this"
  • -4 BCE

    Counsellor position(no thanks)

    Counsellor position(no thanks)
    After santiagos prevented attack he is offered a position to be the counsellor of the oasis. "thank you, but i can not accept"
  • -3 BCE

    Guidance From the Alchemist

    Guidance From the Alchemist
    after dismissing the position as counsellor santiago chooses to be tested by the alchemist, earning his guidance towards uncovering the hidden treasure. the two begin thier journey across the desert and through the help of the alchemist santiago begins to truly undertsand the world. " I am ready"
  • -2 BCE

    convert to wind

    convert to wind
    while they travel they are captured by tribesman. the Alchemist negotiates for freedom if santiago turns into the wind. the chief complies and three day later santiago does just that through using all elements and harnessing his energy within. " if he changes to wind, we earn our freedom?''
  • -1 BCE

    Part of ways

    Part of ways
    the Alchemist and Santiago part ways at a church. he gives the boy a gold coin to say thank you. santiago digs but the treausure is no where to be found then to add he is robbed of the coin. he then returns home and finds out the treasure was under that church/tree which he had first dreamed it. "He now finally understood what his personal legend meant"