• Spells The spell apparently cannot be performed using wandless magic (judging from Snape’s remarks to Bellatrix rather than from the Weasley twins’ underage efforts) and requires that the Bonder’s wand be touching the joined hands of the person administering the vow and the person taking the vow. As each clause of… Read More
• Spells “An immensely complex spell involving the magical concealment of a secret inside a single, living soul. The information is hidden inside the chosen person, or Secret-Keeper, and is henceforth impossible to find — unless, of course, the Secret-Keeper chooses to divulge it” (PA10). Read More
• Spells Three curses in particular are known as Unforgivable because using them on another human being can result in a life term in Azkaban. These three curses were used extensively by Voldemort’s followers during his rise to power in the 1970s, and their use by Aurors against suspects was in… Read More
• Magical effects The Transfiguration by which an Animagus takes his or her animal form, or reverts to human form from animal form. The animal form is sometimes referred to as the witch or wizard’s Animagus form. See Animagi entry for further details about wizarding folk who can perform this highly complex and… Read More
• Magical effects Charm which creates an innocent-looking golden mist which hovers above the ground. A person stepping into this mist immediately finds that up and down have reversed and they are hanging from the ground over the endless sky. Read More
• Magical effects The bond of blood is an extremely powerful ancient magic which is formed when a person sacrifices himself or herself for a family member, out of love. The sacrifice creates a lingering protection in the blood of the person who was saved. It is not activated, however, until the charm… Read More
• Magical effects Spell which pours non-bursting golden bubbles out of the wand. Read More
• Magical effects A Charm that is required during the practical portion of the Charms O.W.L. Possibly the same as the flashing paint charm. Read More
• Incantations Erases the ghost images of spells revealed by Priori Incantato. Possibly can be used to remove other spell effects as well. Read More
• Incantations Incantation – Opens the secret door in the statue of the hump-backed witch which led to a secret passage out of Hogwarts. Read More
• Spells Spell that magically fastens one thing to another. This spell may be temporary, unlike the Permanent Fixing Charm. Read More
• Incantations Creates a burning, fiery line in the air which can be “drawn” with the wand into specific shapes. The shape lingers for some time. Read More
• Magical effects While “[n]o spell yet devised enables wizards to fly unaided in human form” (QA1), various spells create flying effects. Read More
• Spells Effect: tracks the movements of anyone within a certain area through the use of dots on a parchment. Read More
• Magical effects House-elves have a very powerful magic all their own, magic which requires none of the types of focusing tools (wands or words) that Wizard magic requires. Dobby used his magic to enchant a Bludger, to close the magic portal that leads to platform nine-and-three-quarters, to interfere with Owl Post and… Read More
• Incantations Incantation: Sends thick ropes out of thin air to wrap around someone or something. This could be the incantation for other binding spells.  … Read More
• Incantations A jinx that glues the target’s tongue to the roof of his or her mouth. Source: The Half-Blood Prince… Read More
• Incantations incantation Moves a tree (PA10). The basic spell for moving something starts with the “Mobili-” prefix. It is up to the caster to be able to tack on the correct Latinate word for the object to be moved, in this case a tree. It seems unlikely that there is… Read More
• Incantations Source: The Half-Blood Prince Fills the ears of target persons near the caster with an unidentifiable buzzing, so that the caster can hold lengthy conversations without being overheard. Read More
• Incantations Causes conjured creatures under the control of the caster to attack the target. Called a JINX on Wonderbook of Spells… Read More
• Magical effects A magical effect on a place; makes it impossible to plot its location on a map.  … Read More