I was thinking, how absolutely fascinating that the two epic trilogies of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings which have certainly entered into the consciousness of mankind have themes so closely related to the messianic redemption.
Most notably, I was contemplating how Gandalf is resurrected, an act never seen in any movie which is so bizarre, so radical, that even amongst magic it simply creates a new paradigm.
So I turned to google to find out how Harry Potter ends and lo & behold he too is resurrected and both heroes end up bringing the messianic utopia – the end of the era of darkness/fear to an end.
We know that everything that happens since the beginning of time but particularly in the last two thousand years has a singular purpose namely the epic revelation of Godliness in the messianic era – an era where “you will not run into” rather the human consciousness will be expecting it.
In both Islam and Christianity – mega epic journeys of having the messianic consciousness enter (i.e. the paradigm) both religions believe in resurrection.
And in Judaism too though we have always been loath to concede this idea for we believe that in every generation one who through his good deeds is worthy to be the messiah will – in the God given command – bring about this era, like Moses, but there is a little known clause that the messiah may be from the dead, particularly of his generation.
And so both Gandalf and Harry Potter in fact are paradigms (as is Christianity and Islam to some extent) of what the Kabbalah teaches that the messiah will be revealed – accepted by some of the Jewish population – concealed (as Moses lost a lot of support when things got worse for the Jews, see the biblical account) and then return to be accepted by the world.