Harry Potter and the Sacred Text: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Harvard Divinity School (75 Francis Ave, Cambridge), Andover Hall Room 103
Wednesdays from 7-8:30
We meet weekly from September-May to read the entire Harry Potter series, from book one chapter one through the book seven epilogue, with assigned reading each week and a weekly theme.
More Information: our FB page, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contemplative Reading Group: Longmont, Colorado
3rd Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., Firehouse Art Center, 4th and Coffman in Longmont, Colorado
Grey Havens Group, Inc. Is a nonprofit that teaches philosophy to children, teens, and adults through literature and popular culture. Since 2010, we have incorporated sacred reading practices into our book discussions, including our six Harry Potter groups for kids, teens, and adults. (We also regard philosophy as a contemplative practice.) Harry Potter and the Sacred Text inspired us to create an additional group devoted explicitly to sacred reading practices. Our Contemplative Reading Group explores contemporary fiction and poetry.
More Information: email@example.com, greyhavensgroup.org, facebook.com/greyhavensgroup
Harry Potter and the Sacred Text: Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter
Weekly, rotating locations around the metroplex
Like the show, we’re rereading these books as sacred text, working together to exhume allegories and greater meaning.
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org, facebook group: Harry Potter and the Sacred Text: Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter
Harry Potter and the Sacred Text: Raleigh, North Carolina
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607 every other Wednesday at 7 pm
Harry Potter and the Sacred Text: Seattle, Washington
We meet second and fourth Saturdays of the month at 2pm, generally downtown.
Very similar to the way the podcast runs! We pick a theme, read a chapter, and discuss it. Each month is hosted by a different person, and that person leads discussion and chooses a spiritual practice as well.
More information: email@example.com
Harry Potter and the Sacred Text: Chicago, Illinois
Open Books, 651 W. Lake Street, Chicago IL 60661, Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
We're reading through the Harry Potter books and using sacred traditions to discuss the text and our lives. We love eating snacks, building community, and laughing together. We also have fellowship pot lucks once a month! Join us!
More information: Facebook, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Goblet of Hot Chocolate Book Club: Sydney, Australia
Every 3rd Sunday @ Max Brenner, Bondi Junction, Sydney, Australia.
Meet every 3 weeks to discuss lessons from fantasy and sci-fi literature. Focus on Harry Potter with a wider scope on other fantasy novels, related academia and philosophy, including exploring the values and ideologies behind superhero films and graphic novels. Looking to cap at 5-10 people.
More information: email@example.com
The Restricted Section: Bay Area, California
Meetings rotate around the Bay Area in CA (SF, San Jose, Oakland, Fremont, etc). We meet every two weeks, generally on Sundays in the morning or afternoon.
Order of the Phoenix: Phoenix, Arizona
We meet at a Starbucks in Tempe at 6:00pm, but the day of the week changes depending on schedules.
We take turns choosing our theme for the chapter of the week and get together to discuss the chapter and any social-consciousness issues raised by the text, as well as doing a sacred practice and considering an extra text along with the theme each week. We meet at a Starbucks in Tempe at 6:30pm, but the day of the week changes depending on schedules. If you want to join us, we’d love to have you!
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Assembly: San Diego, California
Saturdays, generally near Clairemont Mesa in San Diego, CA
Engage in sacred reading practices with the wonderful text and vivid characters of Harry Potter to find connection, fun, and even self-awareness. This is an inclusive group that co-creates with the spiritual- or religious-minded while maintaining secular foundations. We meet a few times a month after reading a chapter of the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) with a theme in mind. This is associated with the Sunday Assembly San Diego community.
More information: email@example.com
Harry Potter and the Sacred Text Club of Western Mass
We will meet every other Thursday at a Panera Bread in West Springfield.
This is a study group modeled on the podcast, Harry Potter & the Sacred Text. We will use the podcast's example to closely examine themes in Harry Potter through discussion and through traditional forms of sacred reading. The group is aimed at adult Potter fans, but we also welcome young fans who want to engage in serious discussion of the books.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HPWesternMass/ , firstname.lastname@example.org
Harry Potter and the Sacred Text: Saint Cloud State University
Currently, Mondays at 6pm in the Iris Room in the Atwood Student Center in St. Cloud. Time and place will change after the end of the semester.
We listen to Harry Potter and the Sacred Text separately and then gather to talk about the episode and the theme. Sometimes we do a sacred practice together.
More information: LuMin in St. Cloud Facebook page, email@example.com
Harry Potter and the Sacred Text: Southern New Hampshire
Monadnock region, specifics TBD
This group parallels the podcast, reading a chapter from the Harry Potter books toward a chosen theme and implementing sacred reading practices to open the text.
More information: sacredtextNH@gmail.com