“Beyond the Veil” is an exploration of the spiritual lessons of the Potter series. Have you ever wondered how Voldemort split his soul to make Horcruxes? Why is love such a powerful form of magic? What exactly did Harry and Luna hear beyond the veil in the Department of Mysteries?
MuggleNet columnist Madison Ford uses text evidence from the novels, metaphysical sources, and personal anecdotes to figure out how we can incorporate the spiritual lessons of Potter into our own lives. “Beyond the Veil” does not endorse any particular spiritual path – merely the use of Harry Potter as a tool for spiritual growth.
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