- Sirius is probably the most difficult character to
explain. He may also be the most controversial as
traditional Christians may very well baulk at my
Let me first give some background information. We'll
have to go right back to the beginning of creation.
I've explained that the deepest spiritual core of the
human being as a microcosm is a thought-spark of the
original spirit. My post on Lily (HPfS 254, PRT 72)
explains how difficult it is to describe it in
concrete terms. Is it a seed? Is it a flower bud? Is
it an egg? Is it a mother? It's none of those but it
has the potential to produce a human being who can
develop into a god.
Many millions of years ago this divine principle
developed into a divine human being in many
microcosms. But as we know, some of these human beings
deviated from the divine plan and they descended into
a universe where they were not supposed to dwell. That
universe was meant to be a laboratory where work had
to be done. However these human beings saw their form
"reflected in the water" and they fell in love with
it. This is the legend of Narcissus. Please keep that
in mind for a later post.
When they fell in love with their own image they made
the mistake of associating themselves with something
that is constantly changing. The characteristic of
this universe, the Seventh Cosmic Plane, is change.
The spirit is unchanging, so when these human beings
immersed themselves in matter, their situation became
impossible. The spirit withdrew from their microcosm,
and so they were left without a guide. The soul died
and all that was left was the personality, which was
originally intended to be the vehicle in which the
soul, united with the spirit, could express itself.
However the original thought-spark of the Spirit also
remained, as it is indestructible. It is possible for
the mortal personality to dedicate himself to the
rebirth of the original soul, and so bring it back to
And there, deep in the heart of every seeker, is the
original thought-spark of the Divine Spirit. If we
consider a seed, we know it has some properties. It
has a tiny germ, it has energy for the germ to grow,
and it has a plan for the future plant.
If we now look at Harry Potter we know that Lily gave
birth to Harry. Harry personifies the original soul
that emanates from the divine thought-spark. But there
is also energy, and a plan that is to be followed. In
a physical seed the plan is in the chromosomes. In a
divine thought spark there are no chromosomes, but
there definitely is a mental plan which is silently
resting in one of the planes of existence until it is
If we consider a microcosm just before the new soul is
born, we can imagine the following.
There is the divine thought-spark in the heart, about
to burst into flames again. That's Lily, pregnant with
Harry. Then there's James, the seeker, who has at last
found the meaning of life, and is longing for the
inner God to be born. And there's Voldemort, who knows
what's going on. It has been prophesied that Lily will
give birth to a son who will vanquish Voldemort. But
there is something else that's difficult to explain.
The microcosm has seven planes of existence, just like
the universe. The original human being was active in
the SIXTH plane of the microcosm. Both the higher self
and the lower self originally vibrated with an intense
life in the Sixth Cosmic Plane of the microcosm. This
means the sixth ring or shell of the microcosm was
active, and the rays of sustaining energy entered the
microcosm through this shell.
To understand this, imagine that you're in a glass
sphere. By means of an electronic instrument you are
able to change the colour of the glass to one of seven
colours. You can imagine that if you change the colour
of the glass to red, the glass will only permit red
light rays to enter the sphere. As soon as you change
the colour to green, only green rays enter, and so on.
When the human being manifested himself in the Sixth
Cosmic Plane, the sixth shell was open to the rays of
energy of that plane. This plane we call the Kingdom
of Heaven, Nirvana, etc. The human being existed in
great glory and happiness. However, a large group of
the human entities started to make their abode in the
Seventh Cosmic Plane, which was not intended for that
purpose. This meant that the seventh shell of the
microcosm started to open itself to the energy of the
Seventh Cosmic Plane, while the sixth ring started
closing up. That was the birth of Voldemort and the
death of the previous higher self. All this is highly
simplified (as all my explanations are), for this
process took heaven knows how many millions of years
of our time reckoning.
The position today is that our microcosm still has
those seven rings, but the sixth one (and Nos. 1-5) is
totally dormant, while the seventh one vibrates and
allows energy from the fallen universe to enter it.
The higher self absorbs this energy and keeps the
lower self going.
Now let's make the picture a little more detailed and
we'll be able to explain Sirius soon. Imagine that the
seven glass spheres are not transparent throughout
their surface, but look like a night sky, with
transparent foci which look like stars. You'll
remember from previous posts that the stars in the
microcosmic firmament are arranged into twelve groups.
These transparent concentrations of light shine
inwards into the microcosm. Once again, these points
of light allow only the light-energy (of an astral
nature) of the Seventh Cosmic Plane to enter the
microcosm, because the other rings are not vibrating.
There comes a time in the life of every potential
seeker, though, that he begins to realise he is
imprisoned. And as soon as this feeling of
imprisonment begins to manifest itself, a longing for
liberation is born. That's when James unites with Lily
and Harry is born. Now pay attention, this is an
extremely important moment in the story of Harry
Potter: a tiny ray of light from the SIXTH COSMIC
PLANE, i.e. from Heaven, from God, suddenly enters the
microcosm for the first time in aeons, and falls on
the Lily in the heart. But how can a ray of light from
the Sixth Cosmic Plane enter the microcosm when the
sixth shell is dormant? Right! The moment Harry is
born a hole is breached in the prison wall, so to
speak. A star appears in the heaven of the sixth
microcosmic ring! THIS IS THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM!! This
is why a star is seen in the east when Jesus is born.
The east is the symbol of new life, while the west is
the symbol of the end of the old life.
When Harry is born, Sirius shines in Harry's sky.
Sirius was the star of the resurrection to the ancient
Egyptians. When for the first time Sirius came up in
the morning just before the sun, this was declared the
first day of the Egyptian calendar. It was the
harbinger of the flooding of the Nile and so meant
renewed life for the Egyptians. The name of Sirius
therefore has very powerful connotations.
We know that when Harry is born, Sirius is made his
God-Father. Sirius becomes Harry's example, his mentor
and his guide.
As I have said, Harry personifies the new soul that is
born out of the eternal principle in the heart. Harry
is the germ in the seed, so to speak. But as I
mentioned a seed needs a plan for growth, and energy.
It is Sirius who personifies the plan for the growth
of the new soul, which is the fist step in the
re-creation of the original divine human being. When
the new energy enters the microcosm for the first time
in aeons, it begins to project into the microcosm a
mental image of the Coming New Human Being as he was
planned by God in the beginning. This mental image is
projected into the aura of the seeker and silently
inspires and motivates the seeker. As the soul grows
in grace, so does the mental image, the mental
projection of God's plan.
We know that when Harry is born, the higher self or
microcosmic self tries to kill the new soul, but the
new soul actually weakens the higher self. Voldemort
tries to kill Harry but ends up being weakened. Harry
radiates a light that is totally disharmonious to the
life in the microcosm.
In the next exciting episode of Sirius' life we'll
discuss his imprisonment.
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