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Original Essays | September 17, 2014

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?

My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »
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Harry Potter #5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J K Rowling
Harry Potter #5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

kipacha, July 4, 2011

The whole HP series is based on alchemy. Hence why the first book was titled HP & The Philosopher's Stone (renamed for US versions only). Why do I mention this? Well in alchemy there are 3 stages to create a Philosopher's Stone (i.e. the turning of lead into gold). There's a black, white, and red stage. Book 5 in the series is the Black stage of the alchemy process. Hence why Sirius Black dies at the end and why the entire book is dark. I think J.K. Rowling does an excellent job of continuing her alchemy theme & symbolism. And the HP series would NOT be complete without book 5. It is necessary to the story. It is the first stage of turning Harry into the Philosopher's Stone - which is why his polyjuice potion in Book 7 is gold.
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