Book Giveaway and Excerpt: The Secret of the Alchemist

Dear KOM-ers!
We’re so happy to feature a new book giveaway!

Please enjoy this excerpt from “The Secret of the Alchemist” by Colm Holland.

There are 2 ways to enter to win your FREE hard copy:

  1. Leave a comment below with your email address (so we can contact you)
  2. Email us at with the Subject: The Secret of the Alchemist giveaway entry

2 winners will be randomly selected on 8/17/20 and announced on our website and social media. *


“The Secret of The Alchemist” is one of those books readers cannot put down as it takes us on a gripping journey of personal transformation toward true empowerment. Colm Holland was a member of the original team at Harper Collins who published The Alchemist” in 1993. He relates the story of his magical, life-changing encounter with Paulo Coelho and then uncovers the secret that has made Paulo’s book a global publishing phenomenon.

Drawing upon the well-known themes in “The Alchemist” and interpreting them anew, The Secret of The Alchemist is an inspirational story of self-revelation, psychological analysis, philosophy and the history of mythology with a deep understanding of what it means to love and be loved.

Anyone who has not yet read The Alchemist” will want to buy a copy after reading Colm Holland’s companion title.

Excerpt from Chapter 4: Enter Melchizedek 

No two encounters with Love are the same, and only you can judge if you have experienced it. No one religious system or faith tradition holds an exclusive right to Love. It will be your experience, in your way and in your time, without any pressure or coercion from Love.

True empowerment means no one can dictate how this will happen for you. It is a unique experience in which you will know you are loved unconditionally, for your own sake and not for what you can do or give in return. Love is no respecter of persons and is freely available to all. When you encounter the Love, a spark will be kindled in your heart, and this is the spark of light that initiates the process towards the creation of your Philosopher’s Stone.

All intellectual understanding of human psychology, biology or physics is unable to substitute for the power of Love. It is Love that transforms because Love is the purpose of life.

You have that Love within you and around you and you can harness its power to transform your life.

In fact, the most important question to ask yourself at this moment is not, “Have I embraced Love?”

The most important question is, “Have I allowed Love to embrace me?”

If the answer is “No,” then I recommend you do that now. Love will not let you down.

I repeat my promise: I have asked Love to give you everything you need to become the alchemist in your world, if you truly want it!


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Colm Holland
UK-based author, Colm Holland, spent twenty-five years working in sales and marketing in the publishing industry. He was a member of the Harper Collins team which published Paul Coelho's The Alchemist in 1993. Colm teaches the art of alchemy in everyday life and has devoted his life to true empowerment through inner transformation.

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