Secrets of the Darkest Art - by Owle Bullock

written by Nyx Lumiere

Includes how to make a Horcrux. Copy owned by Pecival Graves. Contents borrowed by Pottermore with small alterations. Reviews: "This is the one that gives explicit instructions on how to make a Horcrux. Secrets of the Darkest Art — it's a horrible book, really awful, full of evil magic" —Hermione Granger. "I found it on a law-breaking miscreant -- yes I plan to report it, it is obviously not mine." - Percival Graves

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Navigating the Mind - Legilimency - Legilimens -

Chapter 3
Legilimency is the act of magically navigating through the many layers of a person’s mind and correctly interpreting one’s findings. A person who practises this art is known as a Legilimens. Muggles might call this “mind-reading,” but practitioners disdain the term as naive. The opposite of Legilimency is Occlumency, which may be used to shield one’s mind from the invasion and influence of a Legilimens.

Some are foolish enough to believe that a Legilimency and mind-reading are the same, however one with good deduction skills can work out a reasonable distinction between the two; mind-reading assumes that one is simply eavesdropping on the thoughts currently running through the head of another. Legilimency, however, appears to actually require the wizard to navigate and move through the various areas of the brain. Whilst it would therefore be theoretically possible then, for one to access the area controlling conscious thought and hence “read another’s mind” o ther areas of the brain are open to the Legilimens too, such as the area housing memory and the motor control part of the mind controlling the voluntary muscles. The most advanced Legilimens can perform Legilimency non - verbally and wandlessly, but less talented practitioners must use the incantation Legilimens to enter their victim’s mind. If a target is not skilled in Occlumency, a Legilimens will be able to detect if the person is lying, as well as delve into their thoughts, emotions, and memories. Highly skilled Legilimens can also influence a mind that they invade. It is easier to perform Legilimency when the target and practitioners’ eyes meet.

It is unknown who invented the art of Legilimency and just when it was invented. It is safe to assume that the art has been around for a fairly long time, as Salazar Slytherin, a very skilled Legillimens, lived in the 11th century, and, along with the other Hogwarts founders, enchanted the Sorting Hat to have the skill. Other witches and wizards have used Legilimency on several different occasions as well. The incantation for Legilemency is "Legilimens".
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