Reading fiction doesn’t help us escape the world.

It helps us live in it.

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We condemn J.K. Rowling’s transphobia.

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text supports all gender identities. Read more about our values here.

HPST Announcements

Living Courageously with Vanessa Zoltan

Join Vanessa Zoltan for four weeks of reflection on how to approach your daily life with more bravery in 2024. Each week, we will consider courage through a particular theme: vulnerability, creativity, activism, and self-love. We will begin each class by reading a short text on that week’s topic and then do some self-reflection through a writing prompt. We will then go into small groups to discuss our thoughts. Click here to learn more!

Travel with the Original HPST Crew!

We've announced the first pilgrimage of Common Ground's 2024 season: Vanessa, Casper, and Ariana-- the crew that created Harry Potter and the Sacred Text-- will be leading a pilgrimage together for the first time ever! Reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban through the theme of "escape," pilgrims on this trip will explore the beautiful countryside of Devonshire and Cornwall from May 14th-19th, 2024-- learn more and book your spot here!

Not Sorry C.A.M.P.

The 48 hours we spent together in Monticello, New York earlier this month were... simply unreal. We ate meals together, had an incredible live show, sang together, witnessed Vanessa and Casper act out the whole first half of the Sound of Music, and so much more. To learn more and sign up for word of future events like it, click here!

Try starting here...

Series 1

In the premiere episode, Casper and Vanessa talk about why they are starting this project.

Series 2

With new co-host Matt Potts. Matt and Vanessa discuss, “How do we react to frustration productively?”

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