DADA-601 Lessons

I suppose you all want to be patted on the back because you’re still sitting here? If that’s what you were hoping for - to hear congratulations, to be commended for the hard work you put into the first five years of your magical education, to hear how confident I am that each of you des…

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Today’s lesson will be almost entirely theoretical. I know some of you may not be interested in the theory of magic, but it can be extremely useful to understand the “why” behind a concept, rather than just being able to do it. In fact, often knowing why something happens will mak…

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Now that we have covered the theory of non-verbal spellcasting, I expect each of you to practice this skill with the same determination you practiced casting spells without their wand movements. There will be no formal assignments to practice this skill, but it will be expected that you can non-ver…

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I expect you all have taken the time since our last lesson to continue your efforts to produce at least some form of shield using the Shielding Charm? If you have not, you had better start as soon as possible. I understand that all of your classes have been assigning a lot of work, but you are now …

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How successful were you at understanding your own thoughts? Was it easy for you to explore how you think about something? Did you end up where you expected to as you thought about the word “wand”? Though these questions seem unimportant, as demonstrated in your assignment, these types o…

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Now that I have provided you with a foundation in the mind, and different types of mental magic, it is time to look at the mind in an entirely new way. From here on out, we will be applying the mind to creatures and how we can defend against them. In these remaining four classes, we will be coverin…

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How many of you were able to successfully answer the riddle? Did you find it to be a challenge, or was it easier than expected? It is unlikely that any of you will find yourself in a situation in which you are required to pass a sphinx, yet these skills of applying logic will serve you well far bey…

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Before we begin class today, I must take a moment and ask you each to internally answer a question. Do you trust me? It is imperative that you trust me as we move into these next few lessons, and even more important next term. Today, you will experience things you have never wanted to experience. Y…

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The room has a clear chill to it today. The happiness has been sucked out of the room; you feel as though you will never be happy again. Around the edge of the room, there are figures that look and move like Dementors. You remember that Professor Penrose asked for your trust that he would not inten…

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Year Six Defense Against the Dark Arts becomes more theory heavy as students begin their work at the N.E.W.T. level. This year focuses on mental magic, defense of the mind, and application of logic in order to overcome challenges. Sixth Year students will come face to face with their inner demons and be challenged to perform magic more difficult than they have thus far, all while proving their ability to grapple with the heavy theories behind their spellwork and defending themselves against the Dark Arts.
Course Prerequisites:
  • DADA-OWL
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