Sunday, October 31, 2010

Seekers Guide To Harry Potter

In this DVD Dr Geo Trevarthan explores the world of Harry Potter that JK Rowling created, which is mostly a combination of paganism and Christianity.  Dr. Trevarthan's interest in Harry Potter began when she was going through a rough time in her life and she would read the novels over and over as an escape and comfort since she grew up in a pagan and shamanistic household.  She compares modern day Edinburgh with many of the locations in the HP novels, from the boarding schools to little shops where you can purchase many odd items.  Throughout the DVD the Dr. also shows us pagan rituals she practices in her home.  She also reads passages from various Harry Potter novels. 

Although the books are fantasy, the symbolism in them is universal.  Fights against good and evil, a regular person finding out he's something special, making sacrifices to achieve our goals and dreams, self-growth, letting go, learning to trust, and believing in something beyond ourselves.  The books are filled with mythology, numerology, even the periodic table!  That really intrigued me.  At the core of these books though we can all learn something about ourselves and humanity as a whole.  Although it did drag a bit here and there as the host walked around and stared off into the distance quite often, I found this film to be very interesting, whether you're a Harry Potter fan or not.

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