The alchemy of J.K. Rowling

The alchemy of J.K. Rowling

Book review  

The Alchemy of J.K. Rowling [1]

Those who have been inspired by the article “Harry Potter and the Encounter with Evil  in LOGON will also be enthusiastic about the fact that an entire book has now been published with breathtaking insights into the rich symbolism contained in the seven volumes.

Below are some readers’ statements:

Just asLike J.K. Rowling, while on the train, was struck by an impression of the extensive and later worldwide impressive history of Harry Potter, Hans Andréa was struck by revealing insights into the profound parallel between Harry Potter and the universal doctrine of all times. As a result, both lives changed course, from one moment to the next, by an inspiration that seemed to come from another world.

Hans Andréa was given the idea for his book with part 2 of Harry Potter and was immediately struck in his philosophy of life by seeing the universal doctrine  portrayed through the connection between Harry Potter and his own vision of life: the universal doctrine. It was the symbol of the serpent that opened his eyes to the inexhaustible source of symbolism in Harry Potter, revealing the depth of what superficially is a children’s book.

The snake is the primal symbol that forms the basis of our departure from paradise to the abode in this world. Our world that is far from paradise, but very close to the one who knows. The symbol of the serpent opened the view to an inexhaustible series of symbols that would follow in the seven parts that describe the life of Harry Potter. Symbolism in living and deceased persons, ordinary animals and mythical animals, trees, objects, situations and developments.

Hans Andréa was gripped by unfolding insights, which he began to elaborate and write down. He could no longer keep his enthusiasm to himself and he started sending his texts to people who were taken along by them. Together they formed a sounding board, so that the inspiration could continue to flow.

At some point I heard of his messages. Reading a single message was enough for me to conclude in astonishment : that he man knows what he is talking about. I started reading his messages and later even translated them from English, the language in which they were written. In each new chapter my wonder and admiration grew for the analysiszes of Hans Andréa, who gradually rediscovers the universal teaching in Harry Potter. Anyone who wonders: ‘Where do I come from, what am I here and where am I going ?’, will find the answer in the universal teaching. Hans Andréa shows, with constant inspiring enthusiasm, how this teaching can be found in Harry Potter and has been absorbed by half a billion readers of all ages through the exciting life story of Harry Potter.

What Hans Andréa calls “The Brotherhood of Mercy” has created a channel to reach a large group of humanity with his message. Hans Andréa has unveiled that message and comes out with it. And anyway, the seed has been sown and come down in the hearts of readers worldwide.

Let yourself be carried away by Hans Andréa’s enthusiastic voyage of discovery through the books of Harry Potter.

Ruud Maatman, translator from the original English into Dutch


To me, this book is like Part 8 of J.K. Rowling’s 7-part Harry Potter series. Rowling. After a silence around Harry Potter, he comes back to life in this book, but now in ourselves, in our innermost being. The writer takes you on an inner journey in an alchemical process of change. He does this on the basis of the story of The Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosycross[2] and shows connections with the story of Harry Potter. In his explanation,  he regularly refers to pieces of text from these books, which makes the book a valuable textbook that you will never stop re-reading, because it continues to deepen and thus can become a compass in your life. The book is captivating, inspiring, profound, yet light to reading,, partly because of the symbolism in Harry Potter. The writer makes all characters come to life in this book. We can look at themse with a smile, especially when we recognize them as also hidden within ourselves. I can recommend this wonderful book to anyone who also loves Harry Potter.

Constance van der Plas


It is a wonderful gift that the author has discovered that on a deeper level the history of Harry PotterP is actually on a deeper level symbolic language that conveys and, reveals the Gnostic liberating path as does . Like in the book The Alchemical Wedding by Christian Rosycross by Jan van Rijckenborgh. I think the wonderful path of liberation is brilliantly articulated by the author. inIt is very clear , in contemporary language and, explained with a lot of patience and enthusiasm! Anyone wondering, who am I, where doam I come from, and where am I going? Should  should read this book. It reveals to us that we are loving beings of divine origin.

Janine Paliwoda – German translator – Switzerland


The seven volumes of Harry Potter have captivated millions. The reason why it has had such an impact Why, becomes clear in this book. It is universal symbolism, cast in an exciting story, but deeply penetrating the human subconscious. That is why it has been embraced worldwide, translated into eighty languages ​​and filmed.

Hans Andréa unlocks this hidden symbolism with convincing enthusiasm, opening up a new dimension for the reader. The Rosycross writing The Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosycross from 1616 is his guiding principle and benchmark. That book, too, is a mystery story with a symbolism with which that the author is clearly familiar with, and of which he shows that it can be compared one-to-one with that of Harry Potter. And it cannot be otherwise, because both convey the same , universal story, each for a different time, in a different form. Harry Potter is the latent divine in your heart, it is about you and about the possibilities of all humanity to awaken in a new dimension. Get carried away by the author’s sizzling persuasion, and Harry Potter will never be the same for you. Reading this book is a A far-reaching and enriching experience.

Anneke Stokman


[1] Hans Andréa, The Alchemy of J.K. Rowling in the light of the Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosycross. De Morgenster, Haarlem 2020

[2] J. van Rijckenborgh, The Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosycross, Rozekruis Pers, Haarlem 2017

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Date: January 14, 2021

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