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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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