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Harry Potter is 'Christ-like' claims theologian
They are beloved by millions of children and adults alike, but the Harry Potter series has attracted widespread censure from fundamentalist Christians who claim the books encourage witchcraft.Theologian Rev Dr Stephen Holmes has claimed Harry Potter should be seen as a "Christ-like" figure because he promotes Biblical values.

Benedictine monk publishes 'Christian reading' of Harry Potter
Harry Potter may seem like an unlikely read for a Benedictine monk, but Father Luke Bell has turned his attention to the young wizard to write a book of his own.

Iranian TV Calls Harry Potter 'Zionist Plot'
Iranian state television has come to the conclusion that Harry Potter is a Zionist plot.

American Universities making use of Harry Potter in their studies
While many readers and fans of the Harry Potter novels have long delved into the deeper meaning and context of the books in broader relation to other subjects, it would seem college universities in the US are now following suit.

J.K. Rowling Opens Up About Books' Christian Imagery
'They almost epitomize the whole series,' she says of the scripture Harry reads in Godric's Hollow.

Harry Potter and the Great Relearning
By Jerry Bowyer: "From the very beginning, I've believed that Hogwarts is the literary representation of the Christian Church."

School Shelves Harry Potter After Parent Complaint
A school in the eastern German city of Chemnitz has taken the Harry Potter books off its syllabus, after Christian parents objected on religious grounds.

Devil in the detail: Vatican exorcises Harry Potter
The Vatican's chief exorcist has condemned J. K. Rowling's fictional boy wizard as downright evil.

 
 

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HogwartsProfessor.com
John Granger's weblog explores the meaning of Harry Potter.

Eeyore's Reflections
A Harry Potter blog by Holly Lawrence

Harry Potter and Torah
A blog relating to the book Harry Potter and Torah by Dov Krulwich.

 
 

Links and Articles by others

 

Behold a Phoenix
A blog: "A Christian's look into Harry Potter and the virtues found in them."

Virtuous Wizardry
A Harry Potter blog by Kjetil Kringlebotten.

Harry Potter and the Dugpa
A Theosophical article by John Algeo, V.P. of the Int. T. S.

Harry Potter and the Ancient Wisdom
A Theosophical article by John Algeo, V.P. of the Int. T. S.

Harry Potter's Quest in The Chamber of Secrets
A Theosophical article by John Algeo, V.P. of the Int. T. S.

Harry Potter's Four Fathers
A Theosophical article by John Algeo, V.P. of the Int. T. S.

Harry Potter and the Perennial Quest
A Theosophical article by Helene Vachet, an American teacher

Harry Potter and Maximizing Cyclic Opportunities
A Theosophical article by William Quinn, an American lawyer

Nature, Romanticism, & Harry Potter
by Ellen Reiss.
Quote from the essay: 'the importance of this novel, its goodness, and the enthusiasm about it are explained by the following principle, the basis of Aesthetic Realism: "All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves." And the chief opposites that Ms. Rowling has made inseparable are the opposites that are central to romanticism, that new way of feeling and showing the world which began in Europe at the end of the 18th century: the opposites of the strange and the ordinary.'

Christians and Harry Potter
This website is dedicated to helping parents and traditional Christians make well informed decisions reguarding the Harry Potter series.

The Book of Harry: How the boy wizard won over religious critics -- and the deeper meaning theologians now see in his tale.
This article offers an excellent summary of the development of changing religious views in the U.S.
By Michael Paulson.

Harry Potter and the Two Standards
Author: James Martin, S.J.
This is a reply from a Jesuit to the above article by Michael Paulson.

David's Question "What is Man?"
An Anthroposophical Commentary on the Bible by Edward Reaugh Smith

Harry Potter, Christ Figure?
Professional Harry watchers on whether J.K. Rowling's hero is meant to resemble Christ, by Beliefnet.com.

Harry Potter and the Fundamentalist's Mind
At the end of December, the pastor of a New Mexico church declared that Harry Potter is the devil, by Feòrag NicBhrìde.

 
 

Other Relevant Links

 

Nicholas Flamel - The Immortal French Alchemist
Article about the life and death (?) of Alchemist Nicholas Flamel

Birds in Alchemy
This article gives a brief overview of the alchemical symbolism of birds in alchemy (e.g. Phoenix).

See For Seekers section for more spiritual and philosophical articles.

 
 

Harry Potter News Sites

 

Wizard News (HP & LotR)

Harry Potter Automatic News Aggregator

Mugglenet

The Leaky Cauldron

 
 

Harry Potter Fan Sites

 

Harry Potter Question and Answers/Ask the Wizards

Mugglenet Top Sites

The Harry Potter Alliance
A group of people putting the unselfish teachings in Harry Potter into practice.

HP Magic Lives On - Blogspot

 
 

Harry Potter Reference sites

 

The HP Lexicon

Harry Potter for Muggles

Religious Tolerance.org - Harry Potter Pages

 
 

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