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The climax of the first book is when Harry is able to inexplicably able to retrieve the stone from inside the mirror. Shortly after, we learn that the only way to get the stone from the mirror, was to want to find it, but not use it. What does it mean for someone to put something inside the mirror? If you were to break the mirror, would you get the stone? I don't think so, then putting the stone inside the mirror, would be to put the stone through the mirror. Perhaps the stone is existing in wherever space we see Harry's family in the mirror. So that begs the question, how did Dumbledore put the stone in the mirror?

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    He's a wizard, and he used magic.
    – jwodder
    Jan 22 at 17:23
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    @Clockwork All three answers in the linked meta land on the poster's own personal policy, and that the site does not have a policy.
    – Lexible
    Jan 22 at 19:55
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    @Lexible To be perfectly honest, I really thought the votes counted as a community consensus in the event that there isn't an accepted answer
    – Clockwork
    Jan 22 at 20:18
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    @Clockwork So by your own words is that community consensus is for the OP to use their own judgement, since all three answers in the meta post you linked more or less open with that position.
    – Lexible
    Jan 23 at 17:10

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