Sunday, November 6, 2011

(revised 11.06.11)

Harry, Hermione, and Ron are like young detectives, always asking a lot of questions. Who’s Nicholas Flamel? What’s the Chamber of Secrets? Who’s the Half-Blood Prince? Who’s RAB? What’s the Deathly Hallows? Always question. Always be curious. Why not? No one else is doing it. Someone has to.

In this blog, I’m not trying to dig dirt up on JK Rowling. I love the Harry Potter series and like to research about it. Though, there are some surprising and very interesting things.

Many aspects of society would love to claim Harry Potter as an allegory for them, their religion, their oppressed peoples, etc. Or some even accuse their opposition group for being like Harry Potter -- so they discourage their kids from reading the books. Some Christians like it, and some hate it. Same with politicians (the left, the right). So, which is it? What does JK Rowling say? It could be all that, but then also quite specific. The point is that the Harry Potter story is about the repetitive cycle of the power struggle over humanity that people should understand and recognize signs so that when it rears its ugly head, as already it has, to do something about it and here‘s how -- here‘s how Harry Potter did it. Use love and cooperation. Like George Lucas, Rowling molds it into a tale aimed at kids -- for kids are the future. They/we would grow up as the Harry Potter characters grow up, and therefore be exposed to the harsh adult world as the characters are. Such as the creep of socialism and fascism. It's a repetitive and obvious MO, and you'd have to be living under a rock or be an idiot to not see the tale of a controlling tyranny told time and time again in fiction and in real life.

So, what does JK Rowling say?

From Entertainment Weekly, Rowling explains, “…Dumbledore says, “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” That is my view. It is very inclusive, and yes, you are right: I am left-wing…There is a certain amount of political stuff in there. But I also feel that every reader will bring his own agenda to the book. People who send their children to boarding schools seem to feel that I’m on their side. I’m not. Practicing wiccans think I’m also a witch. I’m not.”

In an article in The Guardian, Rowling says, “New ageism leaves me completely cold…”

At a Carnegie Hall talk, she says, “It was conscious. I think that if you’re, I think most of us if you were asked to name a very evil regime we would think Nazi Germany. There were parallels in the ideology. I wanted Harry to leave our world and find exactly the same problems in the wizarding world. So you have the intent to impose a hierarchy, you have bigotry, and this notion of purity, which is this great fallacy, but it crops up all over the world. People like to think themselves superior and that if they can pride themselves in nothing else they can pride themselves on perceived purity. So yeah that follows a parallel. It wasn’t really exclusively that. I think you can see in the Ministry even before it’s taken over, there are parallels to regimes we all know and love. [Laughter and applause.] So you ask what lessons, I suppose. The Potter books in general are a prolonged argument for tolerance, a prolonged plea for an end to bigotry, and I think it’s one of the reasons that some people don’t like the books, but I think that it’s a very healthy message to pass on to younger people that you should question authority and you should not assume that the establishment or the press tells you all the truth. [Loud applause.]”

From Dateline NBC, “Well, it is a political metaphor. But…I didn’t sit down and think,”I want to recreate Nazi Germany,” in the wizarding world. Because -- although there are -- quite consciously overtones of Nazi Germany, there are also associations with other political situations. So I can’t really single one out.”

The idea of Harry Potter just popped into her head during a train ride. She had father issues, school experiences, mother died. You’ve heard it before. What might you have not heard?

Rowling often sites author Jessica Mitford as a big heroine and influence (1,2). Rowling is close friends with former British PM Gordon Brown and wife Sarah. (1,2,) She supports the Labour Party. What is the significance of these things?

Let’s start at the Fellowship of the New Life (1,2), founded 1883, the precursor to the Fabian Society, which is precursor to the Labour Party. The name Fellowship of the New Life sounds a lot like the Order of the Phoenix. A fellowship is an order. New Life is what a phoenix does. Influenced by Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, the Fellowship wanted to create a living example of perfect character for others to follow, including pacifism, vegetarianism, and simple living. They wanted to slow down an industrial age society growing too fast and put more thought into it. Then, some of them wanted to become more political; external rather than internal. And they formed the offshoot Fabian Society, a more socialist bunch, influenced by Karl Marx. It was not necessarily agreed with by all Fellowship founders. Fellowship dissolved in 1898, and Fabian Society grew.

From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary about the Fabian Society, “Socialist society founded in 1883-84 in London, to establish a democratic socialist state in Britain. The name derived from Fabius Maximus Cunctator, whose elusive tactics in avoiding pitched battles led to victory over stronger forces. Fabians believed in evolutionary socialism rather than revolution, and used public meetings and lectures, research, and publishing to educate the public. Important early members included George Bernard Shaw and Sidney and Beatrice Webb. They helped organize a separate party that became the Labour Party in 1906, and many Labour members of Parliament have been Fabians.” Like Pius Thicknesse as Minister in the Ministry of Magic, the Death Eaters have slowly politically influenced and infiltrated the ministry and school system.

Fabian Society’s founders and members include Sydney Webb, husband of Beatrice Webb, aka Beatrice Potter who wrote Soviet Communism - A New Civilization (not children's author Beatrix Potter), father Richard Potter wrote occult children’s books. Others include H.G. Wells, who wrote a book on The New World Order, George Bernard Shaw, eugenicist who admired Hitler and Mussolini, and Virginia Woolf, and E. Nesbit. Fabians are probably responsible for minimum wage, universal health care, and unemployment. However, their idea to benefit workers was more about so they’re not depressed slobs and would produce better. (1,2,3,4)

Rowling admired Fabian Society founder E. Nesbit. Author Nesbit was an alleged member of The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, along with C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Bram Stoker, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, William Butler Yeats, and Aleister Crowley (Freemason, occultist, mystic, astrologer, sex magik fiend, allegedly called himself the Great Beast/666 -- basically a Voldemort influence). The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, founded by Freemasons, taught Hermetic Qabalah, astrology, tarot divination, geomancy, scrying, astral travel, alchemy, etc. (1,2,3)

Fabian Society members were also in the Theosophical Society, a society combining occultism, Qabalah, eastern religions, sciences. Author of the Wizard of Oz books L. Frank Baum was a notable theosophist. According to the Merriam-Webster Encylcopedia, theosophy is a “Religious philosophy with mystical concerns that can be traced to the ancient world…It is characterized by esoteric doctrine and an interest in occult phenomena.” It was about comparative religion, philosophy, and science and sought to “investigate the unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in man.” The society groomed Jiddu Krishnamurti to be a great teacher. Krishnamurti would later teach writer Joseph Campbell (The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Power of Myth). The society was founded by Madame Helena Blavatsky, possibly the inspiration for the Harry Potter book‘s character called Cassandra Vablatsky, seer and author of Hogwart’s divination books. Blavatsky, ancestor of a diplomat Sergey Grigor’yevich Dolgoruky, traveled the eastern world and her findings and occult writings are highly influential. She also talked about Atlantis and an Aryan Root Race.

George Orwell (1984, Animal Farm), aka Eric Blair (not sure if he’s related to former PM Tony Blair), would later join the Independent Labour Party, opposing fascism. His childhood friend Jacintha Buddicom, a poet and astrologer, mapped horoscopes with Aleister Crowley. Orwell was also taught French by Aldous Huxley (Brave New World).

From the Fabians came the Labour Party, and sprouted many British leaders, including Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, and leaders of countries under British rule; third world countries like India, Nigeria and Pakistan. JK Rowling refused to endorse the Labour Party under Tony Blair. After Gordon Brown became PM, she gave L1million to the 2008 Labour Party Annual Conference. Rowling named her son Gordon Rowling-Murray after Gordon Brown. Rowling was first at the hospital for their son's birth. She aided Sarah Brown in writing children’s stories called “Magic” for a charity, One Parent Families, where Rowling is president. Gordon Brown talks about global unity, “I think a new world order is emerging with the foundation of a new progressive era of international co-operation.” (1,2,3,4)

I admit I digressed a bit, linking so many other people, but my point was that most of the great and popular fantasy children’s literature and movies all seem to use knowledge and associations from the secret societies dealing with occult and ancient religions. These same societies shape world politics whether you like it or not.

The Mitford sisters gained notoriety for having split political views. J.K. Rowling has read everything by and is heavily influenced by author and socialist Jessica Mitford (1917-1996), aka Decca. Rowling’s daughter is named Jessica Rowling-Arantes after her. Labor lawyer Doris “Dobby” Walker (possible source of the name Dobby) introduced Jessica to the Communist Party USA. Jessica fought for civil rights like Hermione Granger would fight for the rights of house elves. Jessica fought against Nazism and fascism, which led to division with sisters Unity and Diana, and father, who were fascist supporters. Unity was personal friends with Hitler. Diana Mitford’s husband and former Labour Party member Sir Oswald Mosley founded the British Union of Fascists, using the lightning bolt as their symbol. The sig rune, among other ancient symbols, are used heavily in fascist imagery. Does Harry Potter’s lightning bolt scar symbol symbolize Voldemort’s potential in him? Much like, does Luke Skywalker have potential for the light and dark side of the force? Do we all? The Mitford sisters political division are much like Rowling’s the Black family, where some joined the Death Eaters and some the Order of the Phoenix.

On what happened to the Hogwart’s education system in relation to the deterioration in the western world’s education system, I’d direct you to Norman Dodd. Dodd worked was chief investigator in the 1953 investigation of tax-exempt foundations. He claimed foundations like the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and Carnegie Endowment spent excessively on projects and institutions to basically steer education towards a socialist America, merging into a world order. Also, Former Senior Policy Advisor in US Department of Education Charlotte Iserbyt is a whistleblower on the US-Soviet and Carnegie-Soviet Education Education Agreements. What’s this soviet education stuff about? Like when Dolores Umbridge takes over Hogwarts, it’s Pavlovian type of dog training. Writing lines over and over, and tyrannical punishment. Training, instead of thinking critically. (1,2,3)

In a nutshell, based on Rowling’s relationship with the Gordon “New World Order” Brown and her love of Jessica Mitford, is Rowling an insider of the real globalist agenda, disclosing it in a fictional story in the same way as George Orwell? You are free to speculate, but IMO, yes, from their own works and if you reread her interviews above, I believe she and Orwell are against tyrannical fascism, but want to disclose that it’s a planned reality, attempted time and time again throughout history. Which is why it is healthy to question the establishment, as Harry Potter does.

The more I research, the more I’m convinced that in order to create an insanely popular work that reaches global phenomena, it needs to resonate in the very bones of humanity, universally. There needs to be some serious basis on real history and real esoteric knowledge. There needs to be knowledge of many “-ologies“ and how they fit together in the big picture. Theosophy, astrology, alchemy, history, etc. One could say it could be Joseph Campbell’s hero myth stuff repackaged over and over in different stories, like Star Wars, but I think it's more concrete than that. Information is available at your fingertips if you choose to delve into it.

COMING SOON in part 2: Spirituality, Voldy and Fascism, and The Wizarding World.