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By Steve Wohlberg

Thousands of youngsters around the globe are having fun with the mystical adventures of Harry Potter. Are those risk free fantasies or is a sinister spirit lurking at the back of the best-selling books? Hour of the Witch: Harry Potter, Wicca, Witchcraft, and the Bible scrutinizes those well known stories from a non secular point of view. Sorcery, s?ances and the supernatural are necessary to Harry Potter’s escapades. So mom and dad could be conscious of how all this wizardry impacts their children. Does being immersed in photos of witchcraft have an enduring effect on an impressionable brain? examine the reality in the back of Harry Potter and the way to guard your kids from being bewitched.

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At the end of each Harry Potter book, Headmaster Albus Dumbledore reflects on the events of the school year and then offers counsel and suggestions to Harry and his fellow Hogwarts students. Some of Dumbledore’s suggestions are moral and insightful—which contributes to the argument that these books are good for kids. As I share some of Dumbledore’s words, my point here is simply to show that while Joanne Rowling’s books may be classified as fiction, they were definitely written 49 H o u r of the W i t c h not only to entertain, but to teach.

4. 3. Rowling, Sorcerer’s Stone, p. 51. 4. Rowling, Sorcerer’s Stone, p. 66. 5. Rowling, Sorcerer’s Stone, p. 67. 6. Rowling, Goblet of Fire, p. 706. 34 CHAPTER 4 THE CONTROVERSY : Is Harry Healthy for Kids ? The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. —Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) American Civil Rights Leader B ased on the incredible popularity of the Harry Potter series—not only in North America but around the world—it seems rather obvious that the vast majority of parents and educators view the entire Potter phenomenon as simply wonderful, completely harmless, magically wholesome, and exciting besides.

Rowling herself is clearly using the vehicle of fiction as a teaching device to influence the actions of young readers. At the end of each Harry Potter book, Headmaster Albus Dumbledore reflects on the events of the school year and then offers counsel and suggestions to Harry and his fellow Hogwarts students. Some of Dumbledore’s suggestions are moral and insightful—which contributes to the argument that these books are good for kids. As I share some of Dumbledore’s words, my point here is simply to show that while Joanne Rowling’s books may be classified as fiction, they were definitely written 49 H o u r of the W i t c h not only to entertain, but to teach.

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