This is a local group for the Harry Potter and the Sacred Text podcast. While being a listener to the podcast isn't a requirement, we definitely encourage it! We will aim to have a similar format and will attempt to do similar spiritual readings of the Harry Potter series as found on the podcast. Our meetups will likely be in the Somerville/Bridgewater, NJ area or the Somerset/New Brunswick, NJ area. We hope to meet every other week. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions!
From the HPST website: "This podcast creates time in your week to think about life’s big questions. Because reading fiction doesn’t help us escape the world, it helps us live in it. Each week, we explore 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. On this podcast, we ask: What if we read the books we love as if they were sacred texts?"
To find out more about the HPST podcast, go to their website http://www.harrypottersacredtext.com/ . You can find the Harry Potter and the Sacred Text podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.
This will be the first meeting for the Harry Potter and the Sacred Text local NJ group! RSVP and let us know if you can make it!
You can prepare by reading chapter 1, "The Boy Who Lived" in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. We will be discussing the chapter through the theme of Love.
We will meet at the Panera Bread in the Somerville Circle (technically in Raritan, NJ) at 7pm. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Your team leaders, Millie and Meg