- The Chamber of Secrets
One of the most overwhelming pieces of evidence that
Harry Potter is NOT occult, is the defeat of the
basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets.
We all have this chamber, for it is the plexus
sacralis (=sacred) at the bottom of the spine. This
chamber certainly has a powerful and magic serpent,
namely the kundalini, the root-force of our existence
as fallen, mortal human beings. This serpent is
extremely ancient, and was put in the "castle", i.e.
our microcosm, from the beginning of its sojourn in
this universe of time and space. The root-force it
represents contains our entire karma, and links us to
world-karma. It also contains our sexual force.
It is possible through occult exercises, which require
extreme concentration, unyielding will-power and
fearless dedication, to drive this force up along the
spinal column. On its way up it will influence the
chakras. It can rise up right into the crown chakra,
linked to the pineal gland. If this succeeds, the
person is linked directly to the root-force of the
cosmos, i.e. the central astral fire of our earth.
This fire is called Lucifer. It is obvious that
Salazar Slytherin personifies this force. The result
of such a unification with Lucifer is that the
successful occultist achieves immense occult powers.
He has the sort of powers that are ascribed to
Voldemort, for example legilimens and occlumency.
There are also clairvoyance, clairaudience, and a
willpower that bears no resistance (except Harry's!).
But the greatest achievement of all is that the
occultist is for the time being detached from the
wheel of reincarnation. This is another reason why
Voldemort keeps talking about immortality.
Such a course of development leads into the exact
opposite direction to the one leading to Christ. In
addition it is extremely dangerous and perhaps one
occultist in ten thousand succeeds. Failure can have
extremely unpleasant circumstances lasting for several
incarnations, for example uncontrollable erotic
desires. However the essential thing is that it
crystallises the personality as far as its
susceptibility to the divine call emanating from God
is concerned. It "kills" Lily and James and therefore
any chance of Harry being born. And as it rises up the
spinal column it spreads crystallisation and death as
far as the liberating possibilities are concerned. In
fact the uppermost chakra, the "crown chakra" is
closed off to any possibility of liberation. The Gate
of Saturn is closed.
What does our hero Harry do? He comes down the spinal
column (Jo calls it "pipes") for a totally selfless
purpose*. Tom Riddle, personifying the Luciferic force
in the plexus sacralis, sets the giant serpent on to
Harry, who demonstrates his loyalty to Dumbledore.
This invokes the phoenix who pecks out the basilisk's
eyes and gives Harry the sword of Godric. Harry kills
the basilisk and then destroys Tom Riddle. The phoenix
takes Harry back up the pipes.
This is a very accurate description of the triumph of
the new soul over the old serpent of karma and the
power of Lucifer. Once the new soul has reached a
certain stage of maturity, it comes comes down the
spinal column, by means of the sympathetic nerve,
affecting the chakras as it goes down. This process
takes many years. But if the apprentice alchemist
persists in his devotion to the new soul, it will
reach the sacral plexus and there will face the heir
of Lucifer and the ancient serpent of the kundalini.
There is no will power needed in this, as in
occultism. What is needed here is total devotion to
the new soul-force which was born out of the little
Tao in the heart. Total loyalty must be shown to the
power of liberation. Then the force of the
resurrection (the phoenix) will destroy the lethal
power of the kundalini and give the soul the sword of
Christ (Godric - "Rich in Godliness"). The soul will
then engage in a life and death struggle with the
serpent of the kundalini. But the result is a foregone
conclusion. The new soul is certain to win, as it is a
force from another universe, the universe where God's
And so there comes a moment in the life of the
apprentice alchemist when he becomes a fully qualified
alchemist. The ancient serpent is dead. The alchemist
has broken all fetters with the past. His karma no
longer rules his life. His links to world-karma are
cut off and the representative of Lucifer is gone.
The severing of the fetters of karma means the total
forgiveness of sins. All the mistakes of the past are
forgiven. This is what the New Testament means by
The new soul-force then flows upwards along the
sympathetic nervous cord and reaches the pineal centre
(Dumbledore's office), where the enlightenment takes
place. In the New Testament that's called the descent
of the Holy Spirit. Jacob Boehme called it the
light-birth of God. The New Testament also describes
this in the Transfiguration of Christ.
What a ruddy super genius Jo is to be able to
incorporate these esoteric facts into an exciting
story that a child of 5 can understand. I see Isabel
Allende has said that Jo deserves the Nobel Prize for
Literature. Hear, hear! But more than that she
deserves the Peace Prize. For she is bringing to
humanity the ancient alchemical way to reach
everlasting peace, the peace that surpasses all
*Tao Te Ching Chapter 2:
"Through selfless action, he attains fulfilment."
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