I would like to open a discussion regarding the concept of an Adept and its required preparation in an esoteric school settings like the Rosicrucian orders, not only AMORC but other Rosicrucian schools or orders as well.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Magic of Harry Potter
I have seen them, all of them, I confess. They are so good! Particularly the last instalment, the Deathly Hallows Part II.
So is the 'magic' of Harry Potter, delivering 'magic' or selling an Hollywood image of a school of wizardry to the masses?
What kind of 'magic' we can see in Harry Potter franchise?
What lies behind it's success, considering the prejudice we face in a society that reputes magic as something related to dark forces or evil? Do you know that here in Australia, some schools refused to allow their students to watch the first movie under the same allegations?
Does do Harry Potter a disservice to the propagation of real Magic in the western society because use the Hollywood formulae to make it work? To resource to well know cliches like the battle of good against evil; to resource to violence in the battle to "evil", to materialise evil so it can be destroyed (!?). They even corrupted the sacred wands converting them into ray-guns! Like they haven't any other purpose than be used for attack/defence... and they seem only to obey their owner like a dog! Not to mention, that those wizards need a parallel world to live, because 'people will be upset if they discover that magic is real' as one of the movie character said.
So what HP and his mates learned in the school of wizardry?
May be they have learnt how to power up their wands (ray-guns and locker-breakers). Or how to confront wanders and get scared. Even how to solve puzzles presented by their masters. But where are the real lessons? May be to persevere no matter what! But what about the inner strength and balance? What about concentration and clear mind? And what about the development of the ability to get inner guidance from the inner Genius (Higher Self)? What about the role of human consciousness into the oneness of the Universe? Some hints on skrying in the pool of dreams? Using the Crystal Ball? Tarot in the school class? A bit of herbology and spells? Above it all they learned how to face the wonders of the Cosmos and survive and learn. Yes, they are all in the movie...
And there is something else... if we recall, the last movie shows that the evil Valdermor's power grew as part of HP growth, inside of him, like his shadow... And that final confrontation with it to survive and evolve. That was advanced!
Even at the end, after HP have conquered the evil Valdermor (his own Demon?) but he didn't get the place of his master (the dead Wizard), why I wonder...
Anyway, the presence of Magic in our world will be imprinted in the mind of the young... may some of them will want to get further on that, like what happens to myself.
Today I understand Magic as an a Path of a few, those who are willing to tread the hidden ways of the mind and the Universe.
This reminds me Plato, when he said that if you know thyself you know the Universe, which immediately reflects the maximum of Hermes Trimegistus in As Above as Below, the works of the One.
As defined by the Esoteric tradition, Magic is way to walk on the Path of Return, to your own Divinity manifested, thus being more than Human, being One with the All. That is my definition of Magic as well. Early in my life I realised that I was treading the Path of Light, which do not have a way back, only forward! Because? Because this is a transformative path, it is a transmutation path, and there is nothing behind where you can go back.
I have this kind of fascination by the Divine Light that propel "myself", my middle self (ego) towards the unknown to fulfil my destiny, which I do not know yet to come. But it is irresistible and I am put myself totally into it, body and soul. That's my call.
What I rationally do is trying to figure out my way toward that goal. I believe that there are clues left behind by those who already tread this Path. I want to heal myself enough to see them on my path and follow them. One of the big clues resides in the concept of the Higher Self or Genius. That's in my option is the first real step in this Path. Because this is a real unknown territory we need a true guide. Our minds are too limited to figure out those clues, which requires higher learning and perceptive skills. Those clues are out of time and space, a real cosmic riddle put before ourselves as the critical test of endurance and worth. We need to be conscious outside the limited mind frame, conditioned by the linear language and thought flow.
Note: This is not a work of fiction but a deep research into the subject supported by many years of study and practices and directed to sincere students of the Rosicrucian Traditions.
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