Sunday, April 8, 2018

‘Is Harry Potter a Freemason?’

     
Maryland Masonic Research Society’s meeting on May 5 will feature a presentation on themes and symbolism in the Harry Potter stories. From the publicity:


Maryland Masonic
Research Society
Saturday, May 5 at noon
“Is Harry Potter a Freemason?”
Presented by Walter Benesch
Odd Fellows Lodge
6 Ingleside Avenue in Catonsville
RSVP for lunch here before April 30


Courtesy Scholastic Corp.
In the books from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to Deathly Hallows, a careful reader can find multiple Masonic symbols—the first book alone traces Harry’s journey as an Entered Apprentice. How?

Come and listen to our talk. For those who are unfamiliar with the books, there will be a slideshow presentation to acquaint you with the charters and Masonic symbols used in the books. By reviewing how Masonic symbolism can be found in the Harry Potter books where you least expect, it may be found elsewhere.

After the presentation, you may want to take another look at other pieces of literature, movies, and plays in a new light, looking for the hidden and sometimes not so hidden Masonic symbols.

Join us for lunch to enjoy the company of MMRS members at the Odd Fellows. Enter at the side door on Orban Avenue.
     

1 comment:

Sean Shiraishi said...

Good day. I am on the West Coast and so will not be able to attend this very interesting sounding talk. Will it be recorded (audio/video)? I would be very interested.

Thanks
Sean