The Alchemical Transformation of the Wisdom Passage: Based on “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho with Bill Redfield

Jul 28 - Sep 15, 2020

Welcome to the Summer 2020 Virtual Program.

This innovative Wisdom program utilizes Paulo Coelho’s extraordinary novel, “The Alchemist.” It consists of 19 recordings that can be accessed on one’s own schedule and in one’s own home. Opportunities for discussion will also be provided.

Recordings. All nineteen recordings are available on a password protected webpage for your immediate and continued access. The recordings include a full reading of “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho, some inserted Wisdom commentary, and reflection questions. Each recording is about 30 minutes long. You are encouraged to move through them at your own speed.

Zoom Groups. Starting the second week of August, there will be at least two scheduled Zoom gatherings each week. These will last for four weeks. They will give participants the opportunity to share reflections and conversation together. These 75-minute gatherings will be scheduled after registration has been open for a couple of weeks. An E-mail will be sent to all registrants indicating the days and times of the meetings. Completely optional, these will be opportunities to process and integrate the material as well as to connect with other Wisdom students.

Fee. This program is by donation. If you would like, I encourage you to donate at the end of the program. Rather than regarding this as a “fee” or “price” for the program “up front,” I would much prefer your donation be part of your response to the entirety of the program and come at its conclusion. This program is my gift to you; your donation could represent your gift back to me. There is a PayPal button (“Support through donation”) on my website. If you would prefer to send a check, my address is: 234 Cushing Road, Newmarket, NH 03857. Thank you for your response.

Sign Up. Please follow this link to sign up for this program If you have any questions orconcerns, please E-mail me directly. (

I am excited about this offering. “The Alchemist” has meant a great deal to me over the years, and I have relished the chance to work with it more directly. It offers an informative glimpse into Wisdom and its foundational understandings. I hope you will consider joining me.

Blessings, Bill