Aug 27, 2020
This episode explores the meaning of polyjuice potion and how it can help us live more empowered lives, free from anxiety and depression.
Instant physical transformation, or shapeshifting, is something that has existed in myths and legends for centuries. Humans crave it big time. But, as you shall hear, JK Rowling highlights the shortcomings of shapeshifting in the very way she crafted the idea of Polyjuice potion. There is so much to learn about self acceptance here. Who knew that Crabbe and Goyle had so much to teach us?!?
3m20: The meaning of shapeshifting in myths and legends
5m27: How the meaning of shapeshifting has become corrupted today
9m30: How Polyjuice can help us against the backdrop of this modern craving for uniformity, especially when contrasted with Tonks’ ability to transform at will
The Body Confident Project – try it out for free
Polyjuice potion intro
Wikipedia entry on shapeshifting