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(c) Vocation, God and liberation from ideologies and boundaries

This category includes involvement with God and liberating and redemptive work in the world, as explained in Sect. 5.8.

In young adulthood, Coelho and his friends in the security estate built up a secret organisation (Morais, 2009) to liberate themselves from the inhabitants and the values and norms of the middle class and to show solidarity with “saboteurs” outside the complex, representing the “shadow” of self and society.

No information is available on Coelho and his relationship to God’s liberation from socio-economic and political ideologies and boundaries (Fowler, 1987). This was the period in Coelho’s life in which he turned to the occult and away from a relationship with God (Morais, 2009). He thereby moved beyond his Christian boundaries, turning against his Christian background, rejecting a partnership or positive relationship with God.

In late adulthood, Coelho self-pirated his creative works on the internet, thus liberating himself from publishers’ contracts, and defined new boundaries in terms of socio-economic, religious and cultural boundaries by distributing his work. The self-pirating was probably a combination of an act of social welfare by distributing his creative works and his messages and of marketing his texts and increasing his fame.

 
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