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February 13, 2007

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Wand Basics 101
Wands from a Muggle Perspective
An Introduction to Arithmancy
Magick Moste Evile - What is (and isn't) a Horcrux
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  Wand Basics 101

As long as there have been Witches and Wizards, there have been magical wands. No part of Harry Potter's magical heritage goes back further. The ancient Celtic Druids who lived in what is now called Scotland employed wands all the way back to 500 BC. As a matter of fact, "Druid" actually means "man with the wisdom of the wood". [More...]

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  Wands from a Muggle Perspective

The wand is a very important tool in the lives of witches and wizards of the Harry Potter universe. I believe the magical wands of Harry Potter's world could actually be tiny hand-held computers. This is a look at those wands, from the perspective a muggle computer programmer, using actual examples from the Harry Potter books. [More...]

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  An Introduction to Arithmancy

Arithmancy is one of Hermione's favorite subjects at Hogwarts, because it is a very precise, measurable and almost scientific method of predicting the future. Arithmancy is a method of divination by numbers first used by the ancient Greeks. Today, Wizards can use arithmancy to help predict trends in the future. [More...]

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  Magick Moste Evile - What is (and isn't) a Horcrux

A Horcrux is a container in which the witch or wizard who makes one puts a piece of their soul to keep safe in the event that the person's body is destroyed. A Horcrux prevents the soul from "passing on" and thereby holds the witch or wizard's consciousness earth bound. That's it. From that point on, steps would have to be taken to re-establish ones self in a body capable of functioning normally. [More...]

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