As you may already know, alchemy is the process through which the base metal of our ordinary, human self is gradually refined and transformed into pure spiritual gold. This has the most far reaching effects, not just on our subtle bodies, but on our physical body as well, and not just on ourselves, but on the world around us too. The seven Harry Potter novels are a dazzlingly perfect allegory of the alchemical process, and in this book, Geo Trevarthen unpacks some of the huge depth of meaning in J K Rowling's incredible creation. Her exploration of the spiritual foundations, symbols, archetypes and mythic elements encountered in these magical stories is enthralling in itself, and you'll find yourself drawn into a deeper sense of magic and meaning, both in the novels and in your own life. And if you haven't yet ventured with Harry, all the novels are still available from Cygnus.
267pp, 139mm x 216mm, Paperback, 2008