The Hero's Journey-- The Alchemist
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The Ordinary World
The Call to Adventure
Refusal of the Call
Santiago is a shepherd who travels across southern Spain with his sheep. He is most comfortable with his flock and relies on them to depend on him.
Meeting with the Mentor
He has a reoccurring dream of himself at the pyramids discovering a treasure. He goes to have his dream analyzed by a dream interpreter and she says he must follow his dream and pursue the treasure.
Crossing the Threshold
Santiago works at a crystal shop for a year and accumulates much money. He contemplates going back to where he came from and buying new sheep but once he asks his stones and they tell him to continue he peruses his Personal Legend.
Tests, Allies and Enemies
The first mentor of Santiago is King Melchizedek. He convinces the boy he should believe the dream analyzer and go to the pyramids and tells him about omens. The boys second mentor is the alchemist. He helps him continue his journey across the desert.
Santiago joins a caravan across the desert to Africa that will help him get to the pyramids.
The test Santiago encounters is when he was robbed by the boy from the bar. He has to try to continue on with no money and be willing to start his journey over. His ally is the alchemist who helps him continue his journey.
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