Brida is a novel written by Paulo Coelho.
It is a story about a woman whom he met while he was on a pilgrim on a sacred Road of Rome. She was Brida O'Fern.
Brida has long been fascinated in the world of magic but is searching for something more. Her search lead her to great people of wisdom. She met a man who lives in the forest and taught her to trust in the goodness of the world. This man is her Soul Mate (according to the Tradition of the Moon which only the Magi and the Witches know). She also met a woman who became her teacher and taught her how to dance to the music of the world.
On her search, she felt strange feelings for the Magus but then, she's trying to resist these feelings because she has a boyfriend and she wanted to be loyal to him. But as she continues her search, she eventually found out that the Magus is her Soul Mate.
A Brida seeks her destiny, she struggles to find a balance between her relationships and her desire to become a witch.
After all the trials and stages to becoming a witch, the long awaited initiation came. After the ritual was performed, she's bound to choose between her Soul Mate and from a man whom she gave all her love and trust.
Brida came over to the Magus and told him, "We were on the same path. So let us follow it together." The Magus resisted because he knows that Brida doesn't love him and LOVE is the most important lesson in the Tradition of the Sun.
The Magus blessed Brida's relationship with her boyfriend and let go of Brida.
Brida is a real life story of love and relationship. It is not just about magic.
Brida is an example of a woman who is struggling to pursue her dreams, find her Soul Mate and being in love. She's torn to choose from something she's accustomed to and from something she really wanted.
It is a story that tells its readers that not because you found your Soul Mate, you have to be with them or even marry them. Soul Mates are not just about being simply Soul Mates and compatibility. It is also about Love. If you do not love your Soul Mate, there's no point in staying in that relationship. Being in love is the most important thing on earth and the most precious emotion that you will feel in your whole life.