The latest in the series of Harry Potter books about young students of the occult was released last night, and the timing was highly significant.
HARRY POTTER: OCCULT CONSPIRACY?
Are the Harry Potter books really just ordinary children's stories which owe their surprising success to the quality of the stories as well as the unprecedented scale of their marketing campaign?
This is no ordinary book, and the whole world seems to know it. As well as the highly favourable treatment of the books and films by the Western media, the book received additional publicity from a number of high-profile news stories in the US and the UK about people trying to steal the manuscript or copies of the book before the official launch.
Britain's most widely read newspaper, a tabloid called The Sun, devoted a substantial quantity of column inches to the book's launch in yesterday's edition, and there was even a photograph of a postman whose real name is Harry Potter, dressed up as the boy wizard protagonist, carrying boxes from the online book store Amazon.
The book, called 'Order of the Phoenix', contains 666 pages excluding the prologue, and it first went on sale in a series of unusual opening ceremonies held in major book shops throughout the world at exactly midnight on the eve of the Summer Solstice.
There is certainly more to this than simply a marketing gimmick, because there was no mention of the solstice in the promotional literature or even the mass media, and the number of pages is always officially quoted as 766. However, the timing and pagination seem unlikely to be the result of coincidence, because these factors are connected to the occult, which is the theme of the book, and the author evidently possesses a degree of insight into the Craft.
It is easy to forget, surrounded by contemporary Western society, that only a few generations ago talk of witchcraft and the like was heresy, a crime for which many millions of people were slaughtered, tortured, burned alive or drowned by the authority of the Church. The success of the Potter phenomenon heralds a new era in which the old religious order is powerless, and the world is governed by a secular new order - Novus Ordo Seclorum.
What exactly is the 'Order of the Pheonix'? The title of this book must strike a chord with initiates of certain secret societies, because it is an allegorical reflection of their own sacred symbolism. The phoenix is the mythical bird that rises from the blazing ashes, and it is symbolic of resurrection in the ancient mysteries. The symbol of the rising phoenix is used to represent the motto of Phoenix Masonry: 'Ordo ab Chao', an extremely old Latin saying which is translated as 'Order from Chaos.'
The Order of the Phoenix is not just the title of a children's book. The ubiquitous image of the cover of the novel can also be seen as a dazzling sign for those who await the establishment of a New World Order from the chaos of the apocalypse as the new age dawns.
BBC News, "Fans rush for Harry Potter book", 21 June 2003.
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Millions of Harry Potter fans around the world have finally got their hands on the fifth book in the hugely popular series.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix reveals which character dies - a much-guarded secret - and will keep readers well occupied with its 766 pages. ...
The book went on sale at special midnight openings in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and in English in many other countries around the world.
BBC News, "Solstice revellers watch sunrise", 21 June 2003.
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About 30,000 people join in the celebrations at Stonehenge to mark the
summer solstice as police warn against unlicensed parties.
BBC News, "Protecting the Potter magic", 17 June 2003.
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The release of the book is surrounded by security unprecedented in the publishing world, with plot details jealously guarded up to the minute the book goes on sale - 0001 BST Saturday 21 June.
The Insider - "Inside Information"
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Phoenix Masonry - "Order from Chaos"
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"The Insider" mailing list article, 21 June 2003.
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