Real Magic: Beyond Harry Potter
Harry Potter has actually been all over the news nowadays, due to the launch of the 7th Harry Potter book and the fifth Harry Potter film. It’s definitely no mishap that the 5th film “Order of the Phoenix” came out a week prior to the 7th book “Deathly Hallows”.
It appears to have actually been such a fantastic success, and has worked all the Harry Potter fans into a craze!
There is even a lot of controversy from fundamentalist Christian groups around the fact that these books & motion pictures promote witchcraft and sorcery.
Sadly, in my opinion, the Harry Potter series does not nearly do justice to promoting witchcraft and sorcery. It is after-all fiction, and the elements of using magic are extremely over-dramatized compared to the results of REAL magic, witchcraft and sorcery.
However, the issues are founded, as much of these Harry Potter fans will and probably are looking for the real types of magic use. I think this is a great thing, as much of the worry of witchcraft is based upon ignorance, and not the fact of what it truly is.
Modern REAL witches and Sorcerers are people who typically accept multiculturalism and seek to find out responses to their spiritual questions where-ever answers can be found. These days there are also lots of New Age spiritualists to learn from that are skilled in real magic, witchcraft, yoga, meditation, and psychology.
There is likewise a growing trend outside of the Harry Potter movement that is cluing into what is called the “Law of Tourist attraction”. This “Law of Tourist attraction” when understood and implemented correctly, is absolutely a type of magic in my books.
What most likely comes absolutely closest in the real world to Harry Potter style magic, is psychic ability. There are psychics all over the world, and it is understood to be an ability that can be learned by anyone who studies it vigilantly. Yes, you are psychic too, although you may not have tapped into your psychic abilities yet.
A number of the psychics today can be found practicing numerous kinds of meditation, yoga, shamanism, and other types of pagan faiths.
I must admit that I am delighted to see a renewal of real magic, paganism, and knowledge of other religions. I think the future holds a fusion hybrid understanding of how the world works, and a higher ability for human beings to tap into their psychic capability due to the understandings that each world culture has contributed.
I’m hoping that all those Harry Potter fans will seek to attain magical abilities themselves, and in doing so help to positively change the world with their newfound powers. So I choose to celebrate the Harry Potter movies, the 7 Harry Potter books, and I encourage Harry Potter fans to continue their quest for understanding, knowledge, and Magic beyond fiction.