Skip to comments.Harry Potter: Witchcraft Repackaged (Who's Behind Harry Potter?)
Posted on 12/12/2001 7:47:07 PM PST by jedediah smith
The following transcript is excerpted from the latest video by Jeremiah Films, concerning the use of the Harry Potter video to brainwash students into experimenting with witchcraft:
Each year, thousands of teens are turning their backs on Christianity, and joining witches' covens, in order to learn spells, so as to pass school exams, attract boyfriends or girlfriends, and get rich. The secretary of the Magic Circle Young Magicians' club, credits the Harry Potter books, as the latest rage, which he says has rekindled the childlike approach to the fact that the impossible may be possible. He gives thanks to Harry, who he says has sparked an interest in pure magic, real magic, strong magic.
Harry Potter, the orphan child wizard, already famous in his own magical world, because he survived the murderous black magic death curse of the evil Lord Voldimore, has now duplicated his fame in the real world. Under the category of children's fantasy literature, sales of Harry Potter books have received phenomenal acceptance worldwide, breaking all records...
A massive global marketing campaign, partnered by Warner Brothers, Mattel and Coca-Cola, guarantees that the Harry Potter image will be kept before the public for years to come... According to a US Consumer Research survey, over half of all children between the ages of six and seventeen, have read at least one Harry Potter book, with thousands reporting multiple readings of all of the books. These volumes range anywhere from 309 to 734 pages. While many parents are thrilled by the prospect of their children taking an interest in reading, other parents and educators view Harry Potter as the latest tool being used to disciple children into the darkest aspects of black magic. Through Harry Potter books and audios, children as young as kindergarten age are being introduced to human sacrifice, the sucking of blood from dead animals, and possession by spirit beings.
Set in England, the Harry Potter story begins on Halloween night, with the murder of Harry's parents by the evil Lord Voldimore. Through the sacrificial goddess magic of his mother's love, baby Harry is saved, and his blood is given magical powers. Unable to kill Harry, in revenge, Voldimore sears a death curse of a lightening bolt on Harry's forehead. In the real world, thousands of young fans demonstrate their allegiance to Harry, by taking the mark of the lightening bolt on their own foreheads...
Harry is magically selected to attend the one thousand-year old Hogwort's school of witchcraft and wizardry. Both Voldimore and Harry's parents attended the prestigious boarding school before him. All of Hogwort's teachers are practicing occultists, and instruct their students in the proper use of magic tools, spells, and rituals.
Headmaster, Aldous Dumbledore, owns a phoenix. The powerful mythological bird, the symbol of resurrection. The magical wands of both Harry and Voldimore, share the same power, which is a tail feather from Dumbledore's phoenix. Therefore, in the world of Harry Potter, the power source of Harry's so-called good magic, and Voldimore's evil magic, is one and the same. The question is, should parents be concerned that the alluring power behind witchcraft is being made to look innocent, and is being targeted towards their children, through the Harry Potter phenomena...
Robert McGee is the author of The Search for Significance and founder of the Ratha Treatment Centers.
McGee: "There are those who defend the Harry Potter books by saying they're just fantasy. And so when people object to these books, they're made to look like fools, because the people say, 'How can you object to these books, they're just fantasy?' But that line of reasoning would tell you, that you could include in fantasy, any violence, pornography, whatever you wanted, and still defend those books by that very same statement."
As an expert in world religions, noted cult and occult researcher Carol Matriciana, has authored the best-selling books, Gods of the New Age, and The Evolution Conspiracy, and has written and produced numerous videos for Jeremiah Films.
Matriciana: Many argue that Harry Potter is just merely children's fantasy, and therefore it's harmless. The lie about this is that witchcraft is reality. J.K. Rawlings, the author of the Harry Potter series, has gone through an awful lot of research. She is very accurate, otherwise we would have witches all over the country and the world saying 'This is not a true representation of our religion.' This is a true representation of witchcraft, and the black arts and black magic, and yet we have people that say this is merely fantasy and harmless reading for our children. Actually what makes this more dangerous is that it is couched in fantasy language, and children's literature, and made to be humorous, and beautifully written, and extremely provocative reading, and it just opens up children to want to have the next one. This is what is so harmful.
"Joann Rawlings majored in mythology in Exeter University in England. She has borrowed not only from pagan religions, Celtic religions, the religions of the Druids, witchcraft, Satanism, a lot of the spells, the incantations, the philosophy behind the mythology and the religion, is being put into Harry Potter's books. Yes, Harry Potter may be fictional, but there is a lot of religious teaching, in symbols that perhaps the reader doesn't always pick out.
"The actual word 'potter,' if you ask a pagan, a witch, any knowledgeable expert in the occult or hidden arts, the potter is the female goddess, the goddess of Babylon, who is considered the potter who created human beings, from clay, and they believe that the patriarchal God of Christianity, the God of Israel, copied that in a very poor imitation, because He cannot give birth. Now listen how to important that is to understand. The feminine- orientated cult of witchcraft sees the woman, and her process of birth, as fundamental in the new life, the transformation, the alchemy, the changing of the inner man, to higher consciousness, which is what Harry Potter is all about. In fact, that's what the first book is called, The Sorcerer's Stone, the alchemy of being transfomed and changed through the inner man, to become a new creature. Which is again, an upside-down reversal of what a Christian believes that when they come into understanding a relationship, a personal relationship with Christ, they are transformed, and take on the mind of Christ.
"The concept of fertility-based cults, feminine-oriented cults, such as witchcraft, is the concept that the new birth can take place, inside, through meditation, you have inner transformation, inner wisdom, inner knowledge. And all this is done through concentration, visualization. All through Harry's books, Armani, and others, say 'Concentrate Harry, if you concentrate hard enough you can have what you want.'
"One of the arguments is that Harry Potter series does not actually teach witchcraft, that it is not teaching the concept of mother goddess, and her consort the horned god, which is essential to the fertility cult, sort of fertility-oriented witchcraft religion. And yes there are the concepts of mother goddess being taught, because Harry's mother gave her life for Harry, the sacrificial death that she gave through love is a symbolism of goddess worship. It's an inversion, if you will, of God the Father, whose Son gave His life, in love, for his people. Now the concept of teaching mother goddess is very, very important. Harry's mother gave her life for Harry so that he should be saved, and through this love sacrifice, Harry was protected from death. Now this concept is brought up several times. In fact, it is so important in witchcraft and pagan thinking, that Voldimore, Harry's arch enemy, takes a vial of blood from Harry in book number 4, in order to have the blood run through his own veins in order that he can be resurrected and have a body..."
McGee: "One of the most disturbing things about the Harry Potter book, is it teaches children that witchcraft is for children. It does this by allowing children to read about other children in a school setting, and watching these children learn how to use spells and all the other elements of witchcraft. It teaches these children that witchcraft is just not for adults, but that children can access this power and use this power also.
"If you say there is no real problem with witchcraft, then you should have no problem with the Harry Potter book, but there are two problems in your line of reasoning. First of all you're denying the experience of hundreds of thousands of people, who've practiced witchcraft, through the ages. Plus, you're saying that God's warning in the Bible about divination, sorcery, and all the elements of witchcraft is actually worthless...Despite God's warning, many youth, including Christian youth, don't see much harm in witchcraft...They do not know that they're opening doors in their life, to spirits which will come in, and create very compulsive behaviors. And this is why many in witchcraft are compulsively into drug usage, into sexual activity, and all manner of conduct which is very destructive. And yet, why should they be concerned when they hear nothing from the adults, that warned them of what's coming...
"I know a nine-year old girl, in a Christian school, who said, "I love Harry Potter. I've always wanted to be a witch. I want to have the same power he has." The daughter of a pastor, [she] wakes up at night, dreaming of being able to use the same powers as Harry. She's grown up in the church. She even witnesses to people who are in Wicca, but does not recognize, what she's dreaming about is to actually use demonic power.
"I had a young youth pastor tell me recently about a girl that came to be part of his youth group. But she was also part of Wicca. She began recruiting children out of his youth group. He wasn't aware that those in Wicca, take great joy out of seducing Christian children into Wicca. But Christian children are usually easy prey, for they don't understand witchcraft or what to look out for..."
Matriciana: "Those who say that Harry Potter's books do not teach witchcraft don't understand that one of the essentials of witchcraft is that there is no good or evil. There is no right or wrong. It is as you perceive it. So there's a sort of relativism, that in your situation if you do one thing or in my situation if I do a different thing, we're both doing the right thing even if it's wrong. There are no absolutes...In fact, throughout the books, Harry is rewarded when he deliberately lies, or deliberately does something wrong, instead of the teachers expelling him, which Harry thinks he's going to be expelled for something he did wrong, he is rewarded...It doesn't matter what this little boy does is wrong, he's rewarded for it...
"The lightening bolt [seen on Harry's forehead] is a mark of power from the god Thor, again the horned god, the god of power. And this lightening bolt was considered so important in occult mythology that Hitler used it on his uniforms, on the collar of his uniforms, and it is part of the swastika, which is the other lightening bolt that goes across..."
As the largest publisher of children's books in the world, Scholastic Inc., the U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter series, supplies nearly every public school in America with its products, thereby reaching more than 32 million children each year. In the last two decades, Scholastic has been producing more and more materials featuring witchcraft, graphic horror, supernaturalism and spiritism. Scholastic eagerly secured the publishing rights to Harry Potter, which far surpassed the popularity of its predecessor...As a supplier of teaching materials to American schools for over eighty years, Scholastic used its unrivaled position in the educational system to flood classrooms and libraries with Harry Potter books, recommending that teachers read them aloud in class. Scholastic's 35 school-based magazines, published for grades K-12, tirelessly markets the Potter books to students while its award-winning website helps integrate Harry Potter materials into classroom activities...While the reading of Bible-based material is banned in American schools, the religion of witchcraft, repackaged through Harry Potter, is given honorable status and the strategic position.
McGee: "...In the days to come, there will be many other issues. There will be many other books, there will be many other ways that the pagans and the witches attempt to influence our children...If this were an auto race, the pagans and the witches would have lapped us many times. They've gained this advantage because of the ignorance of Christians. To show an example, there is a book in which a person actually justifies Harry Potter through Scripture. I cannot think of anything more blasphemous. Here we have Harry Potter, a wizard, going to a school to better learn demonic power, and this individual is justifying these books through Scripture."
Matriciana: "We need to be educated and aware about what is the content of the Harry Potter books, what is the phenomenon that is sweeping through the globe at the moment, and what is the purpose of this indoctrination? Where is it coming from? What is behind Harry Potter?..."
The answer to Matriciana's questions is that Harry Potter and Scholastic have the fingerprints of the Committee of 300 all over them. The Committee of 300 is a group of wealthy European elitists (aka the Olympians) who practice witchcraft and satanism. They appear to have control of Scholastic. Combined with its monopoly in U.S. public schools, this presents the Olympians with the power to introduce and tempt vast numbers of children into dabbling in witchcraft. Scholastic International acquired the French publisher Lagardere in 2000 which makes them the largest publisher of children's books in the world (see http://www.iwon.com/home/careers/company_profile/0,15623,177,00.html). This gives Scholastic the perfect opportunity to brainwash children not just in America, but across the globe.
As of 9/30/01, 74.95% of the stock was owned by institutional investors (see http://www.nasdaq.com/asp/quotes_reports.asp?symbol=SCHL&selected=SCHL). This is interesting because at least five of the top 10 institutional holders are agents of the Committee of 300, according to Dr. John Coleman (see his book Committee of 300): JP Morgan Chase & Company, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse Asset Management, Schroeder, and Barclays Bank (see http://biz.yahoo.com/hd/s/schl.html). Some of the other companies listed, such as Massachusetts Financial Services (MFS), may also be affiliated with the Olympians but are not referenced in Coleman's book.
A look into MFS, the largest institutional owner of Scholastic, is interesting. According to Arnold D. Scott of MFS, it is a subsidiary of Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada, which in turn is owned by Sun Life Financial Services. Sun Life Financial was founded in 1871 and entered Great Britain in 1893. Interestingly, their webpage has tranlastions in French Spanish, and both dialects of Chinese. The CEO of Sun Life is Donald Stewart, who graduated with honors in Natural Philosophy from the University of Glasgow. He then joined Sun Life in London and qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (see http://www.bluebook.ca/index.html?id=3184). In February 2001, Sun Life changed their logo. A news report said (see google's cache of http://www.inq7.net/issues/feb2001/feb09/features/fea_2.htm):
"Making people aware that Sun Life of Canada is more than just a life insurance firm was one of the motivations behind the group's decision to change its logo and embark on an aggressive marketing campaign...From a simple logo with the letter 'S' set on a red background, Sun Life chose the symbol of the globe combined with the sun. Sun Life says it wanted a logo that would stand out...The sun was supposed to represent Sun Life's heritage--symbolizing growth, energy and integrity. The globe, on the other hand, represents the international reach and the diversity of people and products."
CEO Donald Stewart said of the change: "At the center of our identity is a symbol of a globe combined with the sun. The sun is a powerful universal symbol with a unique focus on growth, excellence and integrity. The globe symbolizes our international reach, speaks to our diversity and the value we place on partnerships."
It should come as no surprise then that the largest controlling interest in the company marketing out Harry Potter has a New Age/Wiccan type symbol for the company logo.
An examination of Scholastic's officials is most revealing. The following Scholastic officers have worked for companies and/or organizations which are listed in Coleman's book as being controlled by the Olympians (see http://yahoo.marketguide.com/mgi/biograph.asp?rt=biograph&rn=A0344). Director Ramon C. Cortines was at Stanford University and is a Trustee of the J. Paul Getty trust. Interestingly, in 1992 he was chairman of a Dept. of Education transition team for President-elect Clinton. Director Jack Davies is an advisor at AOL (not listed in Coleman but the NWO agenda of AOL is well-known), was VP of RCA-Europe and prior to that at GE. Charles T. Harris III was with Goldman Sachs & Co. Director Linda B. Keene was a VP at American Express. Director Peter Mayer was Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Penguin Group Companies. Director John G. McDonald is on the faculty at Stanford University. Maurice Greenfield, Senior VP and Chief Information Officer was a VP for 14 years with NBC.
A previous director in 1997, John Brademas, was on the board at the Aspen Institute and Texaco (see http://www.edgar-online.com/bin/people/doc_frame.asp?first=ALEXANDER+S%2E&last=ONASSIS&fna me=0000930413%2D97%2D000433&qlastname=ONASSIS&qfirstname=ALEXANDE R+S%2E&qftype=ALL&qcompname=&qcik=&searchpage=%2Fbrand%2Fyahoo%2Fpe ople%2Fdefault%2Easp&nad=0).
Scholastic also has had financial insurance with Prudential Insurance Co., which is a well-known arm of the Committee of 300 (see http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/729057/0000729057-98-000130.txt and http://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/srch-edgar?0000866729).
There was also an interesting incident that occurred in 2000 wherein Donna Yun, wife of Scholastic officer David A. Yun (see http://www.edgar- online.com/bin/people/doc_frame.asp?first=DAVID+D%2E&last=YUN&fname=000104 7469%2D99%2D033426&qlastname=YUN&qfirstname=DAVID+D%2E&qftype=ALL &qcompname=&qcik=&searchpage=%2Fbrand%2Fyahoo%2Fpeople%2Fdefault%2Eas p&nad=0) was found guilty of insider trading by a federal jury. Ms. Yun had given inside information to a real estate co-worker who then used the information to gain a $269,000 profit (see http://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/lr17047.htm). The two were ordered to pay a $100,000 fine each and repay the $269,000 profit (see http://flabusinessinsight.com/Articles/Columns/Dateline/dateline53.htm).
Perhaps not coincidentally, Scholastic also owns Pokemon, a series of popular children's characters which is used to subliminally push NWO philosophy on children (see http://biz.yahoo.com/e/010824/schl.html). For example, Pokemon features made-up cartoon creatures which "evolve" into other Pokemon creatures. By this method, even kindergarten children are indoctrinated into evolutionary concepts before they could even being taught them in public school. The very word "evolve" has now become part of children's vocabulary as a result of the widespread popularity of Pokemon.
Potter author J.K. Rowling claims to have come up with the idea for Harry Potter while on a cruise. But given the fact that she is British, that Britain has rampant witchcraft and occult activity, and that the British monarchy are avowed satanists and Committee of 300 members, this seems to be just a cover story. Instead Harry Potter appears to be just one more battle in a long war by Britain and the Olympians on America's (and the world's) Christian worldview. This assault really accelerated with the British export of satanic rock groups to America in the sixties. When we look at the damage they inflicted upon our country by using similar cultural manipulative techniques such as promoting rock concerts/illicit drugs, we must realize that the Harry Potter brainwashing is but yet another even more powerful, satanic attack that we can only resist with a supernatural effort through God.
Well, this is clearly a trustworthy and reliable report. I'm convinced, who's up for a good old-fashioned book burning?
Where to begin, where to begin ...
1. Its "Voldemort."
2. The lightning bolt scar was CAUSED by Voldemort's curse, he didn't "sear" it on there after the fact in a fit of pique like a branding iron. The curse Voldemort launched bounced off Harry (leaving the scar at the same time), and rebounded upon Voldemort, almost killing Voldemort himself. The scar itself is not a "curse."
The rest of the article is full of the same misstatements, errors, and outright lies. These people desperately need lives.
Even if she didn't look like Julia Roberts.
And your evidence for this stunning allegation is ... ?
I'm not surprised people like this are opposed to such concepts as reading and concentration.
That might actually lead to, gasp, thinking.
It's nice to read a reviewer who has her feet on the ground and doesn't believe any farfetched fantasies like witchcraft (or the Queen being a satanist).
Jeremiah Films is the best pseudo-comedy / conspiracy-theory film making company out there, they'll produce anything for a buck. Their lack of reality is a real hoot, the kooks they actually find to interview can't be for real. For a real laugh, check out some of their Christian-Identity films they made on contract for the White Suprememcist movement.
What's sad, there are people protesting Harry Potter because they somehow have gotten the impression that witchcraft exists, brooms can fly, magic potions can get you money, etc.
If your child cannot differentiate between fantasy and reality and gets a broomstick and jumps off the roof and breaks their neck, or drinks some kind of secret magic potion made out of Draino, let me know so i can nominate them for a Darwin Award.
I'm half-kidding of course, I think most people have taught their kids the difference between make-believe and real. But....and hey, if they want to practice witchcraft, let `em, they'll find out eventually that they made a big mistake, lol.
That's not in character for me, I know, so I'll say this "if they want to practice phony religions, let them, it is their Constitutional right".
He's always been a pretty good drinkin' buddy. Likes to eat stinky cheese, though.
You want to take all the fun out of my friends, the Evil Ones. Lighten up.
Bow before Doom.