Harry Potter and the Deathly Shallows

In the final instalment of Harry Potter, the Deathly Hallows Part 2, J K Rowling has finally steered her ship of fools into the shallows and on to the rocks. Cover your eyes now if you don’t want to know the ending — in which we see an adult Harry and the Weasley girl sending their son off to his first term at Hogwarts.

“And so the world turns…” is the sub-text.

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

Of course, this ending sets up Rowling nicely for another whole series of Five Go To Hogwarts specials, this time with Albus Severus Potter in the role of fighting off Voldemort and the Death Eaters.

But it’s not quite as simple as that.

I think this lack of vision of Rowling’s can also be attributed to her professed belief in Christianity. Because she is blinkered by this religion, she fails to realise two very important things about real high magic: 1) that real high magic is transformative and life-changing and that that is because of 2) the death and resurrection that takes place within the practitioner of high magic after they have been initiated into the Underworld.

In other words, Jesus was just one in a long line of dying-and-resurrecting deities across the civilised world during the Neolithic period, starting with Inanna around 4,000 years ago. These heroes and heroines, just like Harry, also went to the underworld at death to recover the ‘hallows’ before being resurrected. In the Arthur myth, The Raid on the Underworld, these hallows are known as the Spoils of Annwn. What the hallows actually are in substance differs from culture to culture. But it is more what they represent which is important and which remains the same. They are the keys to redemption.

Redemption is a much misunderstood word these days … so please bear with me while I explain further. Suffice to say for now, it has nothing to do with being nailed to a cross …although there will be blood.

But it has been one of the great successes of black magic that Christianity post the “Enlightenment” (and its successor, science) has managed to persuade us that magic doesn’t really exist. This cover-up has allowed the Dark Side to operate freely under a respectable and officially sanctioned Cloak of Invisibility.

This is partly why J K Rowling, while plundering the golden seam of ancient magical lore and mythology that was used to support the teachings of the magi, doesn’t herself believe that this magic actually works. Strangely enough, this very problem is writ large in her fifth instalment: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, making me wonder if her subconscious was trying to seek expression.

The problems Harry faces in the Order of the Phoenix stem largely from the Ministry of Magic’s refusal to believe that Voldemort has come back, and it goes to all sorts of lengths to perpetuate this denial, even creating nonsensical rules which people have to obey out of fear of expulsion from Hogwarts (in other words, excommunication). So because no-one is aware that Voldemort has come back, the arch villain is able to create all sorts of havoc and most particularly in the life of the one who can see him and thus can’t deny his existence: Harry Potter.

Likewise, black magicians today have absolute free rein to create similar society-sanctioned mayhem and only those who have the eyes to see them have the power to stop them. These self-styled wizards use ancient spells from the oldest grimoires which they can lay their hands on. One quite popular one goes back to 2nd century Alexandria: The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation by Hans Deiter Betz.

The longer the spell has been in existence, the more those kind of low level spirits recognise what the magician is trying to achieve, and their response to it is almost Pavlovian. The wielder of the spell doesn’t themselves have to have any power apart from this ability to read and follow the steps of the recipe (spell), and some of them are as simple as ABC.

For instance, here’s a spell if you want to silence someone: Buy some tongue from the butcher or the delicatessen. Then roll it up with the person’s name on a scrap of paper inside it, and then put it in the freezer.

These are very low level tricks which would not have any effect on someone who can really command the spirits and who has been initiated into the Underworld and the Fae. But the trouble is, most people can’t command the spirits and don’t even realise that it’s a possibility.

The ‘spirits’ which the black magicians use for these tasks are a million miles from the loving, benevolent and gracious entities which shamans work with. They are little more than glorified ‘fetches’, the idea of which is represented in Harry Potter by Dobby.

Fetches are really thought forms that have been created by the magician to perform tasks for him or her. A task, for instance, might be to carry out a curse. Or they can be used to protect the magician from other magician’s spells. There’s all sorts of things you can do with a fetch. The only problem is, they do sometimes go ‘rogue’, and take on a life of their own. If they then band together with other rogue fetches, you can get a lot of seemingly random disturbances in your neighbourhood.

We have a bit of a problem with rogue thought forms in Glastonbury. A Druid friend, who lives at the bottom of the Tor, complains about the various entities being evoked by visitors who then forget to ‘close them down’ again after they’ve finished their magical operations. He says these entities come rolling down the Michael leyline into his back garden. He ‘fishes them out’ and then closes them down before they can travel on further and out into the rest of the country.

Again, I think the main reason why visitors to Glastonbury fail to shut down the spirits which they evoke brings us back to the subject of this post. Nobody really believes that magic works anymore, not even those who profess to do it, to impress their friends. They cast spells — but they then don’t know how to carry the spell through to its natural conclusion, and so they walk away leaving a mess for someone else to clear up, like Disney’s Sorceror’s Apprentice.

But the main problem is that many of these would-be wizards and warlocks are spiritually immature. If someone has had no spiritual training and therefore has not had the opportunity to realise their place in the sacred circle of life, and to take responsbility for it, they are more inclined to use magical spells for their own selfish ends (for instance, in ‘vamping’ or stealing power from others, more about which can be found in Eating People Is Wrong), not least out of fear that their needs won’t be taken care of unless they make a smash ‘n grab.

Post-Rowling, the subject of magic has become so glamourised and popularised by Hollywood that magicianship has come to be regarded as something of a fashion statement with no more depth to it than a pair of earrings from Accessorise. I saw another movie the other day: Practical Magic. It was little more than a chic-flick with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman wafting around mixing up herbs in a totally vacuous way, with no real understanding about what they were doing. I thought the film was an insult to witches.

The mainstream Three Monkeys Approach to the subject of magic — hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil — means that there are many underlying issues that carry on, undisturbed, in the bloodlines of families for countless generations. We may not believe in the power of curses these days, and some may even claim that curses can’t work on them because of that lack of belief. But how do we know that the curse isn’t at play when problems seem to appear randomly in our lives? We can just explain and justify it with “oh, well, shit happens,” but maybe shit doesn’t need to happen.

If in not believing in the power of curses we have found ourselves to be living in an infinitely better world than that of our ancestors, then the ‘shit happens’ approach may be justified. And if you do believe that this world that we have created is the best of all possible worlds, you may as well stop reading now.

But for those of you who are still with me, I’d like to tell you more about curses and about how they survive, like a virus, by travelling along the blood lines of families. And this is where redemption comes into play.

In my own instance, I was shown by the spirits that the Smith line (my paternal grandmother’s line) of my family had been cursed by a shaman way back in the days when shamans and smiths were rivals. We’re talking thousands of years ago, but both were magical practitioners in their own ways and, in some respects, the smiths superceded the shamans through creating magical tools and weapons.

My Smith ancestor had managed to offend a shaman, and the shaman had put a curse on him. Thousands of years later, a large proportion of children born into that particular Smith line would emerge handicapped or weak and/or die early in seemingly random circumstances.

My aunt on the Smith side had four children, three girls and a boy. In adult life, the boy was killed by a freak wave on a South African beach, and two of the girls died of different and unrelated kinds of cancer. My aunt’s brother had a son who was handicapped from birth and although he is still alive now, his body is still wracked by the most terrible pain which the doctors can do nothing about. He has really suffered the sins of the fathers being visited on the children.

I have now, with the help of my spirits, removed this curse and then went on, with the indispensible help of Brigit and the Fae, to redeem the family bloodline. But I could only fulfill my destiny because I was prepared to face up to what my Ancestors showed me. I also had massive help from the spirits ~ both the Fae and the Ancestors. I could have never even begun to remove such a long-standing and powerful curse and redeem the bloodline with the little knowledge that I have of such matters.

Orion Foxwood, in his book The Faery Teachings, says that we are in here in this life in order to redeem the blood of our ancestors, only that most don’t realise it.

“The power of redemption is an often misunderstood at best, or ignored at worst, aspect of the inner teachings. In short, each of us is born to purify and redeem the vices of our ancestors by carrying forward the best in our bloodlines. We are the embodiment of what has preceded us — it is in our blood. These are some of the voices, crying out for redemption, that often lead us to chemical dependency and other maladies that seek to silence the voices in our blood.

“In Faery Seership, we listen and respond to the need for transmutation. We were born for this. We also do for this humanity and, in the later phases of our spiritual growth, we do it for other living creatures.

“Needless to say, a sound moral basis must grow concurrent with our spiritual development, so we may anchor the best of our power into this and other worlds. This means to truly take your place in the sacred circle of life and be responsible for it.”

Jesus descends to the Underworld

Most of us are just tasked with redeeming our Ancestors in our own bloodline. We do this through, first of all, the initiation into the Underworld where the Ancestors ‘live’. The stories of great avatars, such as Jesus and Arthur, show these Heroes With A Thousand Faces doing the same thing, but on a much larger scale, and thus redeeming all the souls in the world.

I fear that J K Rowling has done herself and the world immeasurable harm with her Harry Potter series of books and movies. She has acted no better than a thief with scant regard for the depth, the integrity, the power and the authenticity of the lore that she has been plundering to feather her own nest. In this, her behaviour has shown the same lack of integrity as that of the low life black magician, even though her fans would probably bitterly resent this accusation.

However, if she could ever come to realise the depth of the value of the lore she has been plagarising, there be may a chance for her to redeem herself and her Ancestors, and because of the wide reach of her influence, this redemption could be on a much larger scale.

Otherwise, I’m afraid, we must expect Voldemort to continue to run amuck in our deathly shallows.


The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar

Shamanic sexual healing and sex magic

The article above is by the shaman Ishtar Babilu Dingir, who is also the author of The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar. It is about sex magic across dimensions that leads to greater self empowerment and creative intelligence, which she has been taught by her guiding spirits, over decades. Ishtar explains, however, that this is not a New Age teaching, but a very old one, and that she is merely reconstituting a practice in which our earlier ancestors were skilled and which they valued highly as a means of spiritual evolution.

In Part I, Ishtar lays the foundation stone for this teaching by showing the ancient artwork, iconography and orally transmitted lore underlying these sacred shamanic sex practices, which seem to have fallen out of favour after the destruction of the Mystery Groves and the Library of Alexandria.

Ishtar uses erotic poetry and engravings from ancient Egypt, Crete, India, Sumer and Babylon to show that sacred sex was part of the Kingship rites, and that the spirits were present in the lovemaking. She also finds evidence for the practice of the Faery Marriage, and what she believes is the original meaning of the Holy Grael which can be traced back to Neanderthals about 45,000 years ago.

Ishtar unravels ancient myths to show that they are really “Trojan horses” of sacred dramas which carry the secret keys of this ancient sex magic teaching. She is also the first to discover the allegorical sub-strata containing the keys to shamanic sex magic in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, based on alchemy and the Alchemical Marriage. She gives the same treatment to the story of the Woman at the Well in the Gospel of John.

Ishtar also describes how Babylon has been deliberately demonised by who we now call the Zionists and their proxy armies who have, for millennia, been trying to turn it into a pile of rubble. This is because of the power of the sacred geometry created by the Ishtar Gate and the Tower of Babylon, she says, which created the conditions for a portal, or a ‘Stargate’, into other dimensions.

In Part II of The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar, Ishtar shows the metaphysical anatomy of the human being, and then reveals the secret techniques of shamanic sex magic, so that people can try them for themselves.

Although this may seem like quite a complex subject, her past experience as a national newspaper journalist in the UK – Sunday Times, Sunday Express, Mail on Sunday – has given Ishtar the ability to explain some quite dense material in simple everyday language to produce an engaging, page-turner of a book. She also writes with great humour!

To find out more, just click on the book below.

The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar


If you enjoyed this post, you may also enjoy the following:

The Way of Brigit ~ An Ancient Route to Self-Transformation

Lucifer, the Fae and the Initiation Into the Underworld

The Underworld Initiation of Arthur Pendragon by Morgan the Fae


  1. Ishtar Babilu Dingir

    Hello Neil, the intentionality of the thought forms is initially that of their owner, their creator. However, after some time, that intentionality can run out, if it’s not renewed . So a fetch abandoned by its owner can soon go rogue and start making up intentionalilty of its own, which can be absorbed to a certain extent but which is made all the more powerful when fetches band together. Think rioting shoppers, like we saw recently ~ mindless destruction and out of control. That’s the sort of behaviour you can get, which is why my Druid friend is performing a brilliant service for the rest of us.


  2. Neil

    Interesting and thoughtful. I will read further and deeper. Was fascinated by the observation:

    We have a bit of a problem with rogue thought forms in Glastonbury. A Druid friend, who lives at the bottom of the Tor, complains about the various entities being evoked by visitors who then forget to ‘close them down’ again after they’ve finished their magical operations. He says these entities come rolling down the Michael leyline into his back garden. He ‘fishes them out’ and then closes them down before they can travel on further and out into the rest of the country.

    How does your Druid friend perceive and recognise these ‘rogue thought forms’? These entities are not ‘alive’ in a biological sense, but are semi-autonomous? Do they have intentionality? Curious to find out more.

    All the best on this holiday weekend



  3. Jessica

    Brilliant insights, as usual, Ishtar! Some of the HP information certainly “coincides” with my concerns when I was reading the series (which, incidentally, inspired my youngest daughter to start reading, though she is versed enough in magic to take some of the controversial issues with the proverbial grain of salt! We were both secure enough as Witches to be able to screech and howl at the absurd in both “Practical Magic” and “The Witches of Eastwick”).

    Yes, “energies” are real – whether they be for good or ill. We all need to be aware of how we use them. We do “inherit” from our forbears also – that’s how I found myself ensnared in a tango with a sociopath! Sadly, our heir ended the line by passing on at a young age – perhaps she felt that taking on and dealing with her “inheritance” was too great a task…

    I’ll be stepping up my efforts to clear our bloodlines; I have a family of hearty folk, determined to stand and continue despite some great difficulties (cancer included). Thanks for the reminder…

    Bright blessings


  4. Ishtar Babilu Dingir

    Ha! Well, wodr, this can’t be random either. I’ve just noticed that J K Rowling is the subject for tonight’s Who Do You Think You Are? For Americans, this a tv programme which helps the subject trace their ancestors! 🙂


  5. wódr̥

    Random is never random and the

    Order of things is never ordered.

    Thus the random is order and

    The order of things is random.

    I dip my fingers in the

    Craters of the moon, just there

    In the dish of water

    On the window’s sill.


    ps . . . . Rowling? A mountebank in the fractal carnival; preta, no more, no less.


  6. Nicole Elaine

    Though I don’t agree with everything you wrote in the post (and, honestly I don’t think you require me to, anyway), it’s a fascinating insight into how doors for non-benevolent, even malicious, beings can be left open with the simple ignorance of evil.
    Outstanding post!


  7. Kevin Paul Wright (@kevinincornwall)

    Notwithstanding the points forcefully made, JK Rowling has opened the imagination to a whole generation since the start of the books. Folk are as a result maybe more aware or open to observe anomolous events and see patterns. Time to re-read Koestler “The Roots of Coincidence”?


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