Onlangs verscheen de Engelse uitgave van De Alchemie van J.K. Rowling in het licht van de Alchemische Bruiloft van Christiaan Rozenkruis door Hans Andréa over de spirituele alchemie in de zeven boeken over Harry Potter. Na de korte beschrijving hieronder volgen vier Engelstalige reviews over ‘De alchemie van J.K. Rowling’.
Is there a secret message hidden in the tekst of the most popular children’s story ever written? Let the author take you on a journey through the alchemical symbolism in Harry Potter, where you will be shown an amazing discovery he has made. What does the author claim to have discovered? That under all the magic and excitement there is a message that is at once modern and very ancient: alchemy is the awakening of the Inner God, asleep in the heart of every seeker.
Your book invited me to allow the text to have an intensive affect on me. It helped me a lot and has given me ever deeper insights. I am convinced that this will never end, especially with the list of recommended books you have selected to go exactly with the appropriate subjects.
Stance van der Plas, The Netherlands
Hans Andréa skilfully weaves pure knowledge, awakening us all to the symbols that are the structure of Nature Itself. Those opening this book are fortunate indeed.
Kim R Casper, author, USA
Thank you for writing this wonderful book! I’ve been reading and re-reading it so I can recall my wizard core and understand my journey. I also use it as a Patronus charm to help me dispel the Dementors of this world when they approach. A beautiful and inspired work!
This book is written for those who are never left alone by an inner disquiet. Why are we here? Do we have a purpose beyond being consumers, voters and mere eaters? The Alchemy of J. K. Rowling brings the writings of two authors, separated by four centuries, into focus. Both the Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosycross and the Harry Potter series show us in allegorical form the Hero’s Journey in breathtaking detail.
Hans Andréa began writing the material for this book long before JKR had finished her series and so began predicting what would be in the coming books with uncanny accuracy. But it was not an accident; he had found the key and was simply retelling the story of the Alchemical Wedding in plain language. So, what is this Hero’s Story that others, like Joseph Campbell also discovered? Our life purpose is to release the rigid grip we have on the idea that we are lost, limited and separate and to allow the greater reality of our authentic self to shine out, through our acts. How can we possibly do this? Well, simply follow in the footsteps Harry and Christian Rosycross as they practice a life of self-forgetfulness, just as they follow in the footsteps of Jesus of Nazareth. Trusting that as long as they attune themselves to the Highest Good within, all shall be well, even when they cannot see how.
Just as on the darkest days, the sun still shines above the clouds, so too our own inner divine star, our inner compass, always radiates within our personal weather systems, illuminating our path, one step at a time. To the extent we relinquish belief in our isolation and separateness, we begin to experience the bodily glow of our inner sun which begins to enlighten us. Like Harry, Jesus and Christian Rosycross before us, we come to the place where we have been prepared, to surrender all that we believe we are, so that the Other One, the Authentic one, the Inner Christ, may grow up through the mud of our personality being and blossom in the new day.
Hans Andréa illustrates how JKR represents every part of us, our organs, blood, hormones and our senses as characters in her story which describes this Hero’s Journey from an I-centred personality to becoming a Christ-centred being that lives unconditionally, in the moment, for the good of all. This is the destiny of each and everyone of us, whenever we choose to accept it. There are so many nuggets of insight and pearls of wisdom and strength in this book, you will wonder how you could ever have dreamt that you were alone on this Journey.