We are celebrating 20 Years of the Lexicon with a Twentieth Anniversary Canon Celebration!
Animagus Books and Writing Creatures Dark Magic Dumbledore's Army Food and Drink Gryffindor Hogwarts Hufflepuff Magic and magical theory Magical Devices and Items Notable Witches and Wizards Order of the Phoenix Places Potions Ravenclaw Slytherin Transportation Wizarding Culture


- Chapter 24

“Occlumency, Potter. The magical defense of the mind against external penetration. An obscure branch of magic, but a highly useful one.”
-- Severus Snape (OP24)

OP24: Occlumency

Harry and the Weasleys return to Hogwarts after the holidays and Harry begins Occlumency lessons with Snape, during which Harry sees the dark corridor in the Department of Mysteries that he often dreams about.

Calendar and Dates

Still to come...

Interesting facts and notes

Snape's office had come back into view and he realized that he had fallen to the floor...


Exceptional character moments

Still to come.

Memorable lines

"You keepin' well, then, 'Arry? I seen your name in the paper loads over the summer, but it weren't never nuffink very nice.... I said to Ern, I said, ''e didn't seem like a nutter when we met 'im, just goes to show, dunnit?'" [Stan Shunpike]

"You have no subtlety, Potter," said Snape, his dark eyes glittering. "You do not understand fine distinctions. It is one of the shortcomings that makes you such a lamentable potion-maker."

"I think I'll go to bed," said Harry, stuffing the homework planner back into his bag and making a mental note to drop it in the fire the first opportunity he got.

Words and phrases


Related images:

Pensieve (Comments)

Tags: anger beds bitter black brass bus cloaks cold control corridor coward crying cupboard dark defense defensive magic dogs dreams duelling dust emotions exams fever frustration graveyard gray guards hair happy hidden holidays homework horror jokes laughter lessons memories mind mirrors pain pink possession purple red safety scar sick silence silver stone suspicion/suspicious symbols temper vision warnings weak white worry

Editors: and

The Harry Potter Canon