Individuation in Paulo Coelho’s The Pilgrimage


  • Ankita A. Desai Ph.D Research Scholar Ganpat University,Kherva Mehsana, Gujarat, India
  • Dr. Usha Kaushik Assistant Professor V.M.Patel College of Management Studies, Ganpat University,Kherva Mehsana, Gujarat, India


Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He is best known for his inspirational novels. In his writings, spirituality holds an important place. The Pilgrimage (1987) is a personal legend of Paulo Coelho. The protagonist’s displacement in search of meaningful life is symbolic. The Pilgrimage depicts the journey of Coelho to Road to Santiago. It also depicts the physical as well as mental sufferings of Coelho. The novel shows the readers Coelho’s struggle to get the title of the master of the ancient tradition called RAM. The journey transforms the protagonist and makes him realize about his dreams and goals. The journey proved to be a mile stone for the author. After the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Coelho decides to be a writer. The present paper focuses on the journey of Coelho to Santiago de Compostela. It also focuses on the transformation of the author during the journey. It is an attempt to study Paulo Coelho’s transformation in the light of Carl Jung’s philosophy of individuation.


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Desai, A. A., & Kaushik, D. U. (2019). Individuation in Paulo Coelho’s The Pilgrimage. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 7(8), 10. Retrieved from