Harry Potter and the Meaning of it All

Thursday, 02 Aug 2007

Now that the Harry Potter series has finally been completed, we can look back on the whole Potter legendarium and draw some conclusions. Despite the hysterical rants of some Christians, the books are not occultic. None of J. K. Rowling's magicians, not even the dark ones, has an attendant spirit or anything like that. Their "magic" is simply an alternative set of natural laws to which Muggles do not have access. Nor are the books an advertisement for Wicca. There is no neopaganism in the Potter universe, no worship of the Goddess ...

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