Witches & Materialists (Pt. V of VI)

This is the fifth installment of the series Symbolism & Spirituality and its a good time to recap the broad strokes: In Part I we suggested the Harry Potter Series is wrought with the symbolism of alchemy.  We discussed the series’ universal influence and its achievement of becoming a shared text.  Thus, in Part I […]

The New Absolute Truth (Pt. III of VI)

The world is rejecting absolute truth and turning to relativity. Is it? In many senses we are unravelling moral absolutes and promoting tolerance. Does this mean we’ve altogether thrown away absolutes in exchange for compassion?  Does this mean we reject absolute truth? I propose that logic is not dead, but that the path to finding […]

The Magic of Symbolism (Pt. II of VI)

In Part 1 we looked at the spiritual significance of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series.  Starting the companion site to The Pilgrimage of Faeriae with a discussion of HP is no arbitrary decision.  HP is unprecedented in the thickness of its symbols.  Rowling’s work has provoked my process as a fantasy writer, and I start […]

Nugget

Here’s a little something to go with Part I of our series on Symbolism & Spirituality… In 2013, Westmont College in Southern California hosted an intriguing lecture entitled,  “The Baptism of the Imagination,” The topic is the Harry Potter series, and it is given by a Christian who interchanges Alchemy with Christianity. If you are […]

Hunting for Gold (Pt. I of VI)

Let’s begin with enchantments. J.K. Rowling has made no claim that the Harry Potter series is alchemy coded into story, but she has made comments about alchemy here and here, and the evidence within the books points to their being alchemical works.   If so, the HP Series is pagan in nature, and it would not come […]