- "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" takes us on to
the mental plane. Once again the first Defence against
the Dark Arts class gives us the clue. Prof. Moody
starts by talking about the Imperius Curse. This is a
curse to make a person do exactly what you want them
to. It's total mind control. In later lessons Moody
actually puts the curse on the students. We see that
Harry is the only one who can resist the curse. "Moody
insisted on putting Harry through his paces four times
in a row, until Harry could throw off the curse
These lessons are vital for Harry, for although Moody
is Harry's deadly enemy, Harry's will-power is
strengthened, which helps him defeat Voldemort.
At the end of the year Harry and Voldemort fight a
duel. This is what happens:
'As Harry shouted, "Expelliarmus!" Voldemort cried,
A jet of green light issued from Voldemorts wand just
as a jet of red light blasted from Harry's - they met
in midair - and suddenly Harry's wand was vibrating as
though an electric charge were surging through it; his
hand seized up around it; he couldn't have released it
if he'd wanted to - and a narrow beam of light
connected the two wands, neither red nor green, but
bright, deep gold. Harry, following the beam with his
astonished gaze, saw that Voldemort's long white
fingers too were gripping a wand that was shaking and
The golden thread connecting Harry and Voldemort
splintered; though the wands remained connected, a
thousand more beams arced high over Harry and
Voldemort, crisscrossing all around them, until they
were enclosed in a golden, dome-shaped web, a cage of
light, beyond which the Death Eaters circled like
jackals, their cries strangely muffled now. . . .
And then an unearthly and beautiful sound filled the
air. ... It was coming from every thread of the
light-spun web vibrating around Harry and Voldemort.
It was a sound Harry recognized, though he had heard
it only once before in his life: phoenix song.
It was the sound of hope to Harry. . . the most
beautiful and welcome thing he had ever heard in his
life. . . . He felt as though the song were inside him
instead of just around him. ... It was the sound he
connected with Dumbledore, and it was almost as though
a friend were speaking in his ear. . . .
Don't break the connection.
I know. Harry told the music, I know I mustn't. . .
but no sooner had he thought it, than the thing became
much harder to do. His wand began to vibrate more
powerfully than ever . . . and now the beam between
him and Voldemort changed too ... it was as though
large beads of light were sliding up and down the
thread connecting the wands - Harry felt his wand give
a shudder under his hand as the light beads began to
slide slowly and steadily his way. . . . The direction
of the beads movement was now toward him, from
Voldemort, and he felt his wand shudder angrily. . . .
As the closest bead of light moved nearer to Harrys
wand tip, the wood beneath his fingers grew so hot he
feared it would burst into flame. The closer that bead
moved, the harder Harry's wand vibrated; he was sure
his wand would not survive contact with it; it felt as
though it was about to shatter under his fingers -
He concentrated every last particle of his mind upon
forcing the bead back toward Voldemort, his ears full
of phoenix song, his eyes furious, fixed . . . and
slowly, very slowly, the beads quivered to a halt, and
then, just as slowly, they began to move the other way
. . . and it was Voldemort's wand that was vibrating
extra-hard now . . . Voldemort who looked astonished,
and almost fearful. . . . One of the beads of light
was quivering, inches from the tip of Voldemorts wand.
Harry didn't understand why he was doing it, didn't
know what it might achieve . . . but he now
concentrated as he had never done in his life on
forcing that bead of light right back into Voldemort s
wand . . . and slowly . . . very slowly ... it moved
along the golden thread ... it trembled for a moment.
. . and then it connected. . . .
At once, Voldemorts wand began to emit echoing screams
We can see here that Harry's will-power is actually
greater than Voldemort's. Harry's resolve is
strengthened by the song of the phoenix, the symbol of
The higher self wants to kill the new soul as it's not
under the control of the higher self, but the new soul
is able to resist the higher self. The latter can
neither control nor kill the new soul. The soul has
won the victory on the mental plane, fortified by the
power of the resurrection. It has broken the fourth
chain to the universe of time and space.
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