Seeker's Guide to Harry Potter

I didn't know exactly what to expect when I saw that the Seeker's Guide to Harry Potter was up on Netflix Instant View, but I thought would give it a try. Part of me is glad I did, but the other part wants to slap me silly.

I am a sucker for this kind of documentary, and I have watched more than my fair share, but the idea of a philosophical look at the themes of Harry Potter looking at both the Christian and Occult symbolism of the work just sounded interesting.

As I expected, the occult perspective came from a Golden Dawn angle. In fact, the host performs the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram twice.

While there is a lot I could talk about, I can sum it up by saying that the film is Lord of the Rings unnecessary pan shots of locations around Edinborough and in a library that are often not explained. The content borders on the superficially new age, but from time to time they point out something that made me think for a moment.

It is not the best movie, and I cannot really recommend it. I rated it a 3 of 5 stars, or meh. If you find the topic interesting and have patience to endure the slow spots, check it out. But if you don't, then don't feel like you missed much.