• Spells The Memory Modifying Charm is also called “Memory Charm”. Modifies or erases portions of a person’s memory. A person who has their memory erased can be described as “Obliviated” (WFT). Memory Modifying Charms are often used to uphold the International Code of Wizarding Secrecy and to avoid frightening Muggles. Officials… Read More
• Occupations An obliviator is a wizard or witch who is member of the Accidental Magic Reversal Squad, with special training in the use of Memory Charms. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 —… Read More
• Incantations Blocks someone’s vision. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts |… Read More
• Areas of knowledge Occlumency is the art of magically defending the mind against external penetration, sealing it against magical intrusion and influence – the defensive counter to Legilimency. A practitioner of Occlumency is referred to as an Occlumens.  It is a specialized branch of magic, not usually taught at Hogwarts. Podcast:… Read More
• Magical identities A practitioner of Occlumency is referred to as an Occlumens. Occlumency is the closing of one’s mind to outside intrusion through use of the Legilimens spell. Podcast: Play in new window | Download… Read More
• Ministry of Magic This office deals with the most serious breaches of Muggles who notice wizarding activity Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Source Umbridge is made Hogwarts High Inquisitor, and Harry loses his temper again in Defense Against the Dark Arts, serving another week’s detention. Umbridge observes the professors in class, and Ron and Hermione try to convince Harry to give Defence Against the Dark Arts lessons. Podcast:… Read More
• Source Harry and the Weasley children return to Hogwarts after the holidays and Harry begins Occlumency lessons with Professor Snape, during which Harry sees the dark corridor in the Department of Mysteries that he often dreams about. Podcast:… Read More
• Source Harry tells Ginny Weasley of his desire to talk to his godfather Sirius, and receives careers advice from Professor McGonagall. He breaks into Professor Umbridge’s office to use her fireplace on the Floo Network to talk to Sirius about his father, and… Read More
• Organizations The Order of the Phoenix was a group formed by Dumbledore in the 1970s to fight Voldemort when the Ministry’s efforts were ineffectual. The Order was revived in 1995 when Voldemort began to regain power. During Voldemort’s first rise to power in the 1970s, Dumbledore gathered a group of… Read More
• Character Orion Black is the father of Sirius and Regulus; he heavily fortified the family home (likely inherited by his wife, also a Black) at number twelve Grimmauld Place, London. Son of Arcturus and Melania (MacMillan) Black (BFT). One older sister: Lucretia (1915-1992). Married his second cousin Walburga… Read More
• Character Ottaline Gambol was Minister for Magic from 1827 to 1835. She was more appreciative of Muggles and their technology than many wizards of the time, and thus introduced the Hogwarts Express as the method of transport to Hogwarts (Pm). Podcast:… Read More
• Wilderness areas A vast expanse of desert in the interior of Australia. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:16 — 4.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts… Read More