Host of the Podcast Harry Potter & The Scared Text
It's the English class you didn't know you missed and the meaningful conversations you didn't know you craved. Join Vanessa Zoltan as she bring thought, reflection and laughter to Harry Potter; not just as novels, but as instructive and inspirational texts that will teach us about our own lives. Relive the magic chapter by chapter as she explore themes such as ‘commitment, ‘revenge’ and ‘forgiveness.' Read More >
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Just as Christians read the Bible, Jews the Torah and Muslims read the Quran, we are embarking on a 199-episode journey (one chapter an episode, to be released weekly) to glean what wisdom and meaning we can make from J.K. Rowling’s beloved novels. We read Harry Potter, not just as novels, but as instructive and inspirational texts that will teach us about our own lives. Read More >
In each show, we focus on a central theme through which to explore the characters and context, always grounding ourselves in the text. We’ll engage in traditional forms of sacred reading to unearth the hidden gifts within even the most mundane sentences. Read Less ^
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