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  • Hans Rieuwers
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 3, 2004
      "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
      entirely."

      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,
      "Avada Kedavra!"
      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
      vibrating.[...]
      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 beadÂ’s 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
      of pain.'

      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 resurrection.

      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.

      Hans

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