- Neville Longbottom
The human body is a temple in which God should dwell.
That's the theory. Before He can do so a few things
have to happen, like a complete rebuilding. Harry
Potter is the manual for rebuilding the Temple.
The body with all its organs is a kind of three
dimensional blueprint for a four dimensional Temple,
just as a two dimensional blueprint on paper contains
all the plans for a three dimensional building. Hence
all the major organs, especially those in the head,
have a function in building up the new temple in three
days (stages). The physical body is essential for
liberation, otherwise we wouldn't have one!
We know now that the spinal cord with its fiery
serpent-force is symbolised by Draco, and the two
strings of the sympathetic nervous system by Crabbe
and Goyle. I suspect Lucius is the physical brain and
Narcissa the physical body as a whole. The pineal
gland is obviously Dumbledore's office. A vital organ
I haven't located yet is the pituitary gland, but I'm
sure that will pop up somewhere. The heart is
symbolised by Godric's Hollow.
Another organ vital in the process of liberation is
the medulla oblongata, also known as Neville
Longbottom, with his toad Trevor.
I have previously mentioned that we live in a fallen
universe. By that I mean it is a part of the original
divine universe which has been struck by discord.
Jacob Boehme says that God closed off part of the
universe and it became the world of wrath. However God
never forsakes the works of His hands and three little
streams flow from the River of God into our universe
to enable us to sail back on its waters. These three
streams differ in levels of vibration and potency. We
can think of these streams as rays of power which are
radiated into our universe by the Brotherhood of
Firstly there is the calling ray. This is the Pistis.
Secondly there is the more powerful ray, the Sophia,
which enters the heart of the true seeker and causes
the new soul (Harry) to be born. Then there is a third
ray which brings the Holy Spirit into the temple to
celebrate the alchemical wedding. Each time it is the
medulla oblongata that is the gate which allows the
ray to enter the person. Perhaps it would be better to
say gate-keeper, because the medulla controls the
As Ive said previously, the body-temple contains
three sanctuaries: the biological sanctuary situated
in abdominal area, the Holy Sanctuary, situated in the
chest, and the Holy of Holies situated in the head.
When an evil entity wants to possess a person, he
enters through the medulla oblongata. Its the same
thing with the Lord. He knocks on the door of the
medulla and performs his miracles if he is allowed in.
The first time he knocks he brings the calling ray.
The medulla opens the door to the heart sanctuary and
the seeker, James, is born. The calling ray
disconcerts him and drives him to look for the meaning
of life. He tries all sorts of religious groups and
practices, but nothing satisfied his spiritual hunger.
Then one day he realises that nothing on earth can
satisfy his deep yearning for spiritual fulfilment and
he finds Lily. He knows his fulfilment lies in her.
The seeker ceases his frenetic seeking and enters a
period of inner quiet. This inner quiet causes the
medulla to open for the second ray.
I want to translate a few words from Het nieuwe
teken (The New Sign) by Jan van Rijckenborgh. This
book discusses the alchemical wedding.
These changes [becoming quiet] open the medulla like
a chalice to the Divine Light. [ ] The lesser blood
circulation changes, a different endocrine secretion
influences the blood, and new possibilities enter the
This is the birth of Harry, the new soul. It is the
medulla which has opened the gate for the light and
made the birth of the new soul possible. This is
obviously the reference to Neville and Harry being
born at the same time, as the seventh month dies.
There are many people who think Neville will have a
great and significant role to play in the final
battle in book 7. Well, theyre absolutely right! For
it is the medulla which opens the gate for the third
time, this time to the Holy Spirit, the Lord of Life
Let us see what will happen. Harry grows in grace
before God and men. Neville is his friend and staunch
supporter. When Harry has reached maturity, i.e. the
candidate for the alchemical wedding has surrendered
his mortal self totally to the new soul, and the
alchemical processes have reached the right stage, God
knocks on the door of the medulla for the third time.
Van Rijckenborgh: A stream of energy of an
unprecedented power and vibration touches the medulla
anew and enters the serpent-fire channel [the spinal
cord], to shoot downwards into the plexus sacralis
[the Chamber of Secrets]. As a result of this violent
contact there comes a raising of the consciousness.
Van Rijckenborgh explains that the candidate enters a
new consciousness which is symbolised by the vision of
John on Patmos (See Revelation chapter 1). This is the
rebirth of the heavenly, immortal human being, the
Original Son of God. This is what is described in the
Alchemical Wedding as the rebirth of the King and the
Queen, and is called passing through the Gate of
So you see, dear friends, Neville will play an
essential role in Harrys final triumph. He will open
There are some questions left about Neville which I
cant answer. For instance why he has a toad. Nor do I
know why Neville is so forgetful. On the other hand if
it hadnt been his forgetfulness which drew my
attention to the head sanctuary I would have never
thought of the medulla. Jo definitely leaves clues!
She could have called him Marcel Lubbermans, as he is
called in the Dutch translation, and I would never
have found out.
See you at Harry Potter for Seekers
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- <hansrieuwers@y...> wrote:
> A vital organ I haven't located yet is the pituitary gland, but I'mGodric's Hollow.>
> sure that will pop up somewhere. The heart is symbolised by
Try Petunia Hans. Just on a hunch.
> alchemical processes have reached the right stage, GodValky:
> knocks on the door of the medulla for the third time.
> Van Rijckenborgh: "A stream of energy of an
> unprecedented power and vibration touches the medulla
> anew and enters the serpent-fire channel [the spinal
> cord], to shoot downwards into the plexus sacralis
> [the Chamber of Secrets].
> There are some questions left about Neville which I
> can't answer. For instance why he has a toad. Nor do I
> know why Neville is so forgetful. > Warm regards,
Could the the fact that a toad is one of the parents of the hybrid
basilisk mean anything Hans?