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  1. Welcome to Elemental Magic Taught by Professor Derrick Ackers In this Class you will learn: About the various elements: Fire, Water, Air(We can totally toss Lightning here!), and Earth The various shapes each element can take for potential uses through magic - Not so hard! How these elements react to different objects - Active testing my kids, active testing. Dangers that come from messing around with elements carelessly, This is just so -I- don't get in trouble. . . I mean, your safety. The importance of willpower and intention, seriously, have to make sure you want a fire ball not a stream of fire. How these various elements can applied towards a career, you'd be pretty surprised there! Most importantly, you will learn that Element's are pretty fun! Like, really fun, trust me. What I expect of you as Students: Let's just get this one out of the way, we still have to respect one another. I don't mind deducting for that - With a smile. Come prepared, by that, I mean actually make sure you have your ready to get dirty clothes. It can get messy. Be open minded! This class is designed to put to test a lot of things that may not be considered 'Typical'. You -can- ask my Assistant questions! Please, don't ogle her, I'll get in trouble for it. Don't get all flustered if something bad happens, we'll handle it a step at a time! What will you be graded on?: Now, this class is designed to be as paper-less as possible. Primarily because that is just fodder for the flame, get it? As such there are no actual exams by writing or even a lot of book learning, the books help for you to get a better idea of where the Elements are their strongest and how they can be manipulated. But, in the end it's going to be on what you experience for yourselves, both in failures and successes. There will be a brief discussion and get to 'Know your classmates and Sparky(Me)' segment but after that session you'll be graded on how active you are in class, and how willing you are to test the different applications for the element we'll be studying. As for which Elements will be focused on we'll go by Terms as not to fuddle stuff up. Homework will be given but don't fret! It isn't something that you can't do, just go out and explore the area once a week. I'll cover this more in class. My teaching style -relies- on you all gaining experience and understanding, I am a guide and what you learn is based on how willing you are to follow that guides instructions. If you have questions, concerns, or just want to chat about how Fire can burn down a barn I am easily found around the area. Elements by Terms Term 1: Fire Term 2: Water Term 3: Air Term 4: Earth Text's needed for the Class * My Discovery of the Elements - Carlton S. Aquos * Shapes and Streams, an Elementalist's Guide to changes - Orden Swells
  2. CONTENTS Introduction Instructor Prerequisites and Complements Assigned Texts Further Reading INTRODUCTION Congratulations on choosing to study the noble art of Healing. Although one of the most ancient of magics, Healing is also one of the most changing, with new discoveries and influences working alongside the ancient spells and potions that have been its backbone.If you are looking to become a Healer or any other magimedical profession, this course will give you an advantage going forward with your post-secondary education. But even if you have no plans to do so, this course will give you important skills that even if rarely used may prove important to the health, safety, and even lives of you and those around you. INSTRUCTOR It is my pleasure to introduce myself as one of several newcomers to the Tallgarunga faculty in 2018. I am Gawain Llewellyn, and you may use the titles of Professor, Healer, or even Doctor when addressing me.My secondary education was at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as a Hufflepuff. After that I apprenticed at St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries and, from my second year at St Mungo's concurrently earned my MBBCh (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) from the University of Cardiff.Since then I have worked in both magical and Muggle medical fields in various locales around the world, from large hospitals to small clinics, and several missions with the Muggle organisation Doctors Without Borders. I will be bringing to this class the skills and experience gained from such environments and their unique needs. PREREQUISITES AND COMPLEMENTS Officially there are no prerequisites to take on Healing as a subject, however it is highly, highly recommended that you also be taking Charms, Defense Against The Dark Arts, Herbology, Potions, and Transfiguration, as due to the multi-disciplinary nature of Healing we will be working with and building on the skills you learn in those subjects. Furthermore, we will be referring to the standard texts for those subjects as well as more specialised ones so do ensure you either have your own copies or access to them.If you are looking to become a Healer, you will need Exceeds Expectations or higher on the following subjects: Charms, Defense Against The Dark Arts, Herbology, Potions, and Transfiguration. (As Healing is not offered by all schools this is not a requirement, although your grades in this course will be noted by future educators).These subjects may prove complementary depending on aspects of Healing that prove interesting to you, but are not required for tertiary study: History of Magic, Muggle Studies, Magical Law & Government, Magical Theory, Wandless Magic. ASSIGNED TEXTS In addition to the year-relevant texts assigned by the teachers of Charms, Defense Against The Dark Arts, Herbology, Potions, and Transfiguration, we will be referring to the following texts.Third Year: The Magic Inside You: An Introduction To Your Body by Esmond Shriver A History of Healing by Audra Baumann This Book May Save Your Life: First Aid for Students by Nergis McGowan Fourth Year: The Magic Inside You: An Introduction To Your Body by Esmond Shriver A History of Healing by Audra Baumann This Book May Save Your Life: First Aid for Students by Nergis McGowan Fifth Year: An Introduction to Magimedical Ethics by Euadne Deniaud Healing Potions and Draughts by Ljuba Okede Healing At Home With Herbs by Phyllida Spore Sixth Year: The Healer's Helpmate compiled by H. Pollingtonious Healing Potions and Draughts by Ljuba Okede Human and Part-Human Anatomy for Students by Henriette Koenig Seventh Year: The Healer's Helpmate compiled by H. Pollingtonious Healing Potions and Draughts by Ljuba Okede Human and Part-Human Anatomy for Students by Henriette Koenig FURTHER READING Magical and Muggle Medicine: A Wider Perspective edited by Ife Anagonye and Gawain LLewellyn Stitches and Witches: Advances In Magical Healing Through Muggle Methods by Aldina Campana
  3. A packet of papers arrived under your door on the weekend before courses began. The thick stationary had the official Tallygarunga letterhead on it and Prof. Kasey Wilmington, Professor of Wandless Magic along with the following contents: Engaging in the Classroom Together Thank you for signing up for Wandless Magic this term. It is indeed my pleasure to have the honor of working with some of the best and the brightest students at Tallygarunga this term. You have your work cut out for you in such a challenging course, which is only offered from Fifth Year onward with good reason. However, it is my desire that by building a challenging environment that is welcoming, safe, and promotes bravery, we can all grow together and further our understanding of the art of performing magic without tools. The foundation of a learning environment that promotes growth is one that makes people feel comfortable in themselves, safe as they are, and challenges people to step out of their comfort zones and stretch themselves. As such, it is important for us to establish boundaries within the classroom. This begins with mutual respect. As such, it is important for me to introduce myself. I am Professor Kasey Wilmington. I graduated from Victoria Magical University in 2017 with a in Bachelor's in Magical Education with Honors and Specializations in Practical Magic and Magical Arts & Social Wizardry. I have a lovely Kneasel named Nimbus who I care for deeply. I am of mixed ancestry, having African, European, and Asian ancestors. I identify as genderqueer and genderfluid. I use the pronouns they, them, their, theirs, and themself. You may use these pronouns to refer to me and you may refer to me as Professor Wilmington when speaking about me and Kasey when speaking to me. I will respect your identities and background as whole people in the classroom and expect that you will do so for both your peers and myself. Any form of disrespect must be resolved and will not be left undisciplined in my classroom or in my presence. Part of building a safe environment also means that we have room to be brave and make mistakes. As such, no one will be disrespected or mistreated for their mistakes, but will be expected to correct them and work to repair the breach to the environment which we have created through reconciliation. It is more important that we seek to do work that is good and take risks than avoid making mistakes. Therefore we must agree to take risks and respect that we all take risks here and no one deserves to be ridiculed for that. All students, faculty, and guests in our classroom are welcome. They are to be treated with respect and dignity, and worth as human beings. Anyone who breaches this will be expected to repair this through reconciliation or will be removed from the classroom for the safety of ourselves and our learning environment. Wandless Magic is a difficult art to master. It can be tricky and at times dangerous. Therefore it is important that we follow all safety instructions. All safety instructions will be given in the lesson, in the reading, and in excess. If you disregard the safety of others in the activities we partake in within this course, you will be removed from the lesson and receive no points for participating and may be expected to reconcile the matter with the class before being permitted to participate in any activities again. This is for our safety and will be taken seriously. These expectations and guidelines may be changed at the discretion of the professor as needed. Year 5 Syllabus In this course you will be learning the basics of Wandless Magic and will complete lessons and assignments that help you to become practitioners in the art of using magic without a tool for channeling your magic. This will be difficult and take much time studying theory, practicing skills, and forming inquiry about how the two meet. It is my goal that by the end of this term of study you will be able to understand the basic theory behind wandless magic, you will be able to perform at least three spells without the use of a wand, and that you will be able to explain how you were able to achieve these spells. As this course requires knowledge of certain spells and kinds of magic, it is highly suggested that you have taken and continue to take at least two of the following courses to supplement your work: Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Magical Theory, and Transfiguration. It would be ideal if you could take all four, but I do not close the course to those who do not follow these suggestions. It would just enhance your abilities and make the course more accessible. Academic dishonesty does not enable students to succeed in the classroom, as it prevents students from truly being able to grow and dishonors that tradition of academia and the environment of trust and respect created in the classroom. As such, academic dishonesty and misconduct such as but not limited to, falsification of work, plagiarism, and the use of unauthorized assistance will not be tolerated in the classroom and will result in a mark of Troll for the term. In this term we will have one lecture and two practical lessons for fifth and sixth year students together. It is expected that each fifth year student attend these lessons and participate. You will receive five house points for correctly answered questions, ten house points for insightful questions that help others gain knowledge in the area of study, and fifteen house points for succeeding in achieving a spell. Breaching of the established guidelines for engaging in the classroom together will result in an appropriate deduction of points based on the offense. All students will be expected to complete homework assignments based on the assigned texts and reflecting upon completed lectures and practical lessons. This term there will be four homework assignments given to fifth year students. The first three will be questions in preparation for the lessons and lectures this term to be submitted to Professor Wilmington by the date stated on the assignment. The final assignment will be an assessment of the term in which the student will demonstrate their understanding of how the theoretical and practical elements of what they have learned work together. Grade: 40 grade points: Lectures and Lessons 30 grade points: Question Based Homework 30 grade points: Assessment of Term Marks: 90+/100 grade points: Outstanding 80-89/100 grade points: Exceeds Expectations 70-79/100 grade points: Acceptable 60-69/100 grade points: Poor 50-59/100 grade points: Dreadful <50/100 grade points: Troll If you have further questions, please contact the professor as needed. Year 6 Syllabus In this course you will be building upon the basics of Wandless Magic and will complete lessons and assignments that help you to become more seasoned practitioners in the art of using magic without a tool for channeling your magic. This will be difficult and take much time studying theory, practicing skills, and forming inquiry about how the two meet. It is my goal that by the end of this term of study you will be able to understand more advanced concepts in theory behind wandless magic, you will be able to perform at least five additional spells without the use of a wand, and that you will be able to explain how you were able to achieve these spells. As this course requires knowledge of certain spells and kinds of magic, it is highly suggested that you have taken and continue to take at least two of the following courses to supplement your work: Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Magical Theory, and Transfiguration. It would be ideal if you could take all four, but I do not close the course to those who do not follow these suggestions. It would just enhance your abilities and make the course more accessible. Academic dishonesty does not enable students to succeed in the classroom, as it prevents students from truly being able to grow and dishonors that tradition of academia and the environment of trust and respect created in the classroom. As such, academic dishonesty and misconduct such as but not limited to, falsification of work, plagiarism, and the use of unauthorized assistance will not be tolerated in the classroom and will result in a mark of Troll for the term. In this term we will have one lecture and two practical lessons for fifth and sixth year students together. Sixth years will also attend an additional lecture without the fifth years to learn more advanced theoretical concepts. It is expected that each sixth year student attend these lessons and participate. You will receive five house points for correctly answered questions, ten house points for insightful questions that help others gain knowledge in the area of study, and fifteen house points for succeeding in achieving a spell. Breaching of the established guidelines for engaging in the classroom together will result in an appropriate deduction of points based on the offense. All students will be expected to complete homework assignments based on the assigned texts and reflecting upon completed lectures and practical lessons. This term there will be five homework assignments given to sixth year students. The next first three will be questions in preparation for the lessons and lectures this term to be submitted to Professor Wilmington by the date stated on the assignment. The next assignment will be a report applying one's theoretical knowledge based off of additional reading assignments given to sixth years to the application of a spell worked on in the sixth year only lecture. The final assignment will be an assessment of the term in which the student will demonstrate their understanding of how the theoretical and practical elements of what they have learned work together. Grade: 20 grade points: Lectures and Lessons 20 grade points: Question Based Homework 30 grade points: Theoretical Application Report 30 grade points: Assessment of Term Marks: 90+/100 grade points: Outstanding 80-89/100 grade points: Exceeds Expectations 70-79/100 grade points: Acceptable 60-69/100 grade points: Poor 50-59/100 grade points: Dreadful <50/100 grade points: Troll If you have further questions, please contact the professor as needed. Year 7 Syllabus In this course you will be begin an introduction to more complex topics in Wandless Magic and will complete lessons and assignments that could potentially help you enter programs of advanced study in the art of using magic without a tool for channeling your magic or help you to apply wandless magic to your careers and everyday life. This will be difficult and take much time studying theory, practicing skills, and forming inquiry about how the two meet. It is my goal that by the end of this term of study you will be able to understand some of the complexities of the theory behind wandless magic, you will be able to perform at least fifteen additional spells without the use of a wand, and that you will be able to explain how you were able to achieve these spells. As this course requires knowledge of certain spells and kinds of magic, it is highly suggested that you have taken and continue to take at least two of the following courses to supplement your work: Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Magical Theory, and Transfiguration. It would be ideal if you could take all four, but I do not close the course to those who do not follow these suggestions. It would just enhance your abilities and make the course more accessible. Academic dishonesty does not enable students to succeed in the classroom, as it prevents students from truly being able to grow and dishonors that tradition of academia and the environment of trust and respect created in the classroom. As such, academic dishonesty and misconduct such as but not limited to, falsification of work, plagiarism, and the use of unauthorized assistance will not be tolerated in the classroom and will result in a mark of Troll for the term. In this term we will have three lectures and three practicums. All seventh year students will be expected to attend all lectures and practicums. You will receive five house points for correctly answered questions, ten house points for insightful questions that help others gain knowledge in the area of study, and fifteen house points for succeeding in achieving a spell. Breaching of the established guidelines for engaging in the classroom together will result in an appropriate deduction of points based on the offense. All students will be expected to complete homework assignments based on the assigned texts and reflecting upon completed lectures and practical lessons. This term there will be seven homework assignments given to seventh year students. The first six will be questions in preparation for the lessons and lectures this term to be submitted to Professor Wilmington by the date stated on the assignment. The final assignment will be a research assignment in which you apply the theories you are studying in this course to the application of a spell you are learning in another course that we have not yet worked on. Grade: 40 grade points: Lectures and Lessons 20 grade points: Question Based Homework 40 grade points: Assessment of Term Marks: 90+/100 grade points: Outstanding 80-89/100 grade points: Exceeds Expectations 70-79/100 grade points: Acceptable 60-69/100 grade points: Poor 50-59/100 grade points: Dreadful <50/100 grade points: Troll If you have further questions, please contact the professor as needed.
  4. Beyond Wands: Advanced Wandless Magic by Agatha Spellman Preface It is with great joy that I introduce this text to the wizarding world so that students and teachers can benefit from the study of advanced magic without the amplification of tools such as wands and their cultural counterparts around the world. As a long term educator, I understand the importance of such texts in giving students the information needed to truly comprehend how magic we believe works and how to implement it based on the findings of various magical theorists and practitioners in the field. I'd like to begin by thanking those who came before me in the work of educating students in the study of wandless magic and those who have helped me along the way. Were it not for these individuals, I would not be capable of producing such a text. In particular I'd like to thank my professors, Profs. Adelaide Johnson and Hellen Marquise and Drs. Janet Thompson, Yacob Nimbus, and Slyvestre Chevalier. Their expertise and in this field and instruction helped me to gain the knowledge I have to share in this text. I'd also like to thank Dr. Chevalier, Miss Mercy King, and my publicist Carter for their indispensable contributions to the production of this text. Lastly, I'd like to thank my family, Mary Ann, Cyrille, and Jacinda, you made this project all the worthwhile and put up with me while I spent hours working through this text. Thank you. In this text you will find information on theoretical and practical understandings of wandless magic. In the first few chapters, we challenge your understanding of wandless magic by complexifying your understanding of how wandless magic works. As the text progresses, it incorporates more difficult magic that you can practice in order to further your understanding of the complexities of wandless magic. Throughout the text there are helpful hints to make your studies stick better and there is helpful information relating the theoretical to the practical and the practical to the theoretical, for such a dichotomy is limited and good pedagogy takes advantage of both in order to form a breadth of knowledge. It is my dearest hope that this text if helpful to you in your journey, for I dedicate this book to those of you reading, educator and student. It is for your sake that I wrote it, after all. Chapter 1: Magical Energy and Wandless Magic Inherent to one's ability to use magic, magical humans and beings have tapped into a well of magic that is at the source of their being. This is how one is able to cast charms; transfigure objects, fauna, and flora; brew potions, duel, hex, and jinx. This tap into the magical energy that surrounds us all at the core of a magical human or being allows them to use it to benefit their lives. With time, humans discovered that the use of conduits to hone their magic and direct it allowed them to have better control of the release of their magical energy. This discovery prompted fear in witches and wizards who had prejudice against magical beings different from themselves who had much more clarity in performing magic without such conduits. Therefore, use of wands by beings was forbidden, causing many of the prejudices and contentions between magical humans and beings today, particularly the conflict between goblins and "wand bearers." Yet, the most ancient of magic has been done without making use of conduits that refine and concentrate magical energy. This, of course comes with its complications and therefore, the study of wandless magic has become a very rigorous practical and theoretical magic to practice for magical humans and part-humans in western societies. Magical energy is difficult to hone without a conduit in humans and part-humans because the way that our bodies process magical energy is not very efficient. This is not to say that magical conduits cannot be useful to beings that could also use such conduits to make more refined, concentrated, and target magic, but that human bodies are prone to losing energy in the processes they enact. As is often studied in muggle sciences, chemical reactions often give off byproducts such as heat and soot. These kinds of byproducts are produced by the use magical energy, particularly in higher amounts in humans and part-humans. This is because many humans are born without magic and human bodies have to take extra effort to process magic. These losses to the bodily functions of procuring and using magical energy and the losses produced when magic exits the body in order to reach its target or procure the desired effect, mean that without a conduit, magic is much more strenuous to produce in humans and part humans. Various cultures have made use of tools to refine, concentrate, and target magic including stones, totems, wands, and other magical implements in order to resolve this issue. Yet, these implements can be limiting. Wands for example, are quite finicky and tend to have minds of their own sometimes even turning on those who use them or like most other magical implements, can be taken away, magically separated from their owner with spells like the disarming charm, or break. For this reason, it is important to examine magic beyond the implements of wands and other magical conduits. In order to effectively practice magic without a conduit, one must be aware of this problem, for bodies are wonderful implements through which we can overcome many obstacles, but can also be limiting. When taking this into account, one can see the importance of practice magic without a conduit for the purposes of refining one's skills to use magic as efficiently as possible, making sure to perfect their techniques as much as possible, and to connect further to roots of ancient magic that bring all magical beings together. If one puts forward the effort to be able to hone, refine, and direct their magic themselves, they can become stronger magic practitioners, build bridges between different magical communities, and promote their own growth as individuals.
  5. Manus Magica: Beginning Wandless Magic by Sylvestre Chevalier Introduction This text is built so that you can begin to understand the basics of how to perform magic without the Western instrument known as a "wand" or other tools used to hone and direct magic. We provide you with different skills, techniques, and theoretical information that help you get started in performing magic without the use of tools and instead with the use of your hands, an art that requires precision and practice, as the slightest mistake could cost you very much. The text will include features with real life examples, spells to be practiced in the classroom, theoretical information to help you comprehend what you must do, and helpful tips to help you to execute the proper methodology to cast a spell without any kind of tool. It is the goal of this text to help you begin the study of wandless magic with the basic tools that you will need so that moving forward you can begin to understand more complex concepts and become a more proficient user of wandless magic. Therefore, we will cover all of the aspects of wandless magic using spells that can help you to master them, including mental elements, gestures, direction, physical movement, and the combination of these elements. Some spells require only direction, willpower, and focus. Others are much more complicated. Here is where your journey there begins. Chapter 1: Mind and Spirit The mind and spirit are essential in all forms of magic and should be a matter that have been discussed in your previous studies. Performing magic without a wand is no exception to this. In fact, it is often the case that without magic one must have better handle on the mental and spiritual elements of spellcasting. In this chapter we will explore the connections between the mind, spirit, and magic that are made in order to perform magic without the implement of a magic-honing implement. In order to do this we will use the example of the Summoning Charm, a spell typically taught in mid-level charms courses with a wand that makes good use of mental an spiritual capacities. When casting the Summoning Charm, there are many elements of the spell that move beyond the spiritual and mental elements being discussed today, namely the gestures and movement and incantation. In the case of the Summoning Charm, as you may know from previous studies, the spell is cast using the incantation "Accio", the Latin for "I call" or "I summon." When using a wand, one is expected to swish their wand using their wrist in an arch from left to right to cast this spell. This is replicated in wandless magic by swishing one's index and middle finger using their wrist in the direction of the object being summoned. The ins and outs of these elements of wandless magic will be covered more in depth in other chapters by examining other spells. The first and most important element of casting any spell with or without a wand is willpower. Willpower is the means by which one places intention upon magical energy, guiding magic to give the proper effect. Without willpower a spell is likely to fizzle out and will not give the desired effect. In the case of the Summoning Charm, the way one enacts willpower is to truly desire the object they are summoning with their mind and spirit. It is also crucial to concentrate in the case of many spells. Concentration is required by some spells to maintain them over time and by others to ensure the spell is cast upon to the correct target. In the case of the Summoning Charm, one must concentrate clearly upon the object in mind while clearly visualizing it until it has arrived. This can be more difficult the longer the distance between the caster and the target, but according to British Minister for Magic, Hermione Granger, the spell is easily cast if someone has the proper amount of concentration and clarity in visualizing the object. Direction is a subject unique to magic without a wand, but built upon understandings of how to exert willpower with a wand in spellcasting. Directing magical energy is the process of extending magical energy from one's self to the target of one's spell. This process requires more energy and attention without some kind of tool to guide and refine ones magic. When casting a summoning spell without a wand, it is important to have a general idea of where the object is and how far it is, because one must exert their magical energy to the right location in order to summon the object. Without a wand or other tool with which to direct magic, it can be difficult to cast a spell for many because it takes a lot more exertion of the mind and spirit to engage in concentration, willpower, and direction. With practice this becomes easier, but for those new to the craft of wandless magic, balancing all three of these mental and spiritual elements can be exhausting and zap one of their energy.
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