Via Kesher Talk
I fylgje prof. Menahem Kellner ved University i Haifa sin avdeling for Jødisk historie og tanke, og dottera hans Rivka Kellner, som er ein doktorgradskandidat i litteratur på Bar-Ilan Universitetet, er magien i Harry Potter-bøkene ikkje “okkult” eller “farleg”, men “kosher”. For jødar i alle fall.
The Jerusalem Post skriv at,
According to the Kellners, many generations of researchers deliberated on how to define magic. Much attention had been paid to distinguishing between magic and science on the one hand, and between magic and religion on the other. They explained that Maimonides, the great medieval Jewish sage, philosopher and physician known as the Rambam, rejected the kind of magic that was supernatural and could not be explained. He saw it as competing with religion.The version of magic used by Rowling’s Harry Potter, however, was different, they said. This magic was similar to normal science, and it was explainable – whether we understand it or not.
To demonstrate this, the researchers cited the Potter books’ Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The fictional school, they contend, taught magic in a “scientific” way, and the use of magic in the world of Harry Potter depended on study and training as well as on the talent of the performer. It is, therefore, something with an explanation.’
“Nothing in Harry Potter’s world is based on anything that is in principle impossible to know,” according to the Kellners. “The magic of that world is not supernatural. It is based on aspects of the natural universe of which we humans are simply unaware. There are no occult properties or forces beyond investigation. In principle, there is an explanation for everything, even if Albus Dumbledore [headmaster of the Hogwarts School] himself doesn’t always know what it is.”
Ser man det…
— Kjetil Kringlebotten