Episode 45 of “Reading, Writing, Rowling” uses literary alchemy to examine pairings in “Harry Potter”. What humoral symbolism exists between these couples?
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In Part 3 of her “solve et coagula” analysis, Dr. Beatrice Groves explains how literary alchemy influences J.K. Rowling’s writing process.
Dr. Beatrice Groves looks further into the origins of the phrase “solve et coagula” and the way in which it encapsulates Rowling’s own metaphors for her “process.”
Last year, J.K. Rowling got a tattoo of the alchemical Latin phrase “solve et coagula.” Read about how the phrase has an intimate connection with everything she writes.
Episode 28 of “Reading, Writing, Rowling” puts two fantasy classics in conversation: J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” and J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings”.
The “Harry Potter” books have the power to save lives and teach us valuable lessons. Learn more about the spiritual lessons of “Potter” in our newest column, “Beyond the Veil.”
It’s Moon Day! In this article, we explore how J.K. Rowling used the moon as a symbol throughout the “Potter” series.
Still wondering what the finer points of the “Fantastic Beasts” plotline might be? We use animal symbols in literary alchemy to see what the beasts of “Fantastic Beasts” can tell us about Newt’s adventures!
If J.K. Rowling was going to make Ravenclaw’s mascot an eagle, why didn’t she just call the House Eagleclaw? What makes the king of the birds a more fitting mascot for the intellectual House than its namesake raven?