My Notes, From A Ravenclaw (Year 1)

written by Anne Pickering

These are my notes for all classes through year 1. There are 7 course in the first year. Charms, History of Magic, Herbology, Potions, Transfiguration, DADA, and Astronomy. I will add as I am able. Please check back for new content.

Please keep in mind, these are only major points and not to be substituted for the actual lessons!

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Tnfg 101 Week 2

Chapter 13

The Class A Transfiguration Spell- the core foundation to magical practices of studying Transfiguration.

4 spells are classified as Class A, Avifors, Draconifors, Snufflifors, Fera Verto


  • the most primal of all spells
  • best place to start
  • most dangerous
    • most drastic effects when backfiring

Wand Movement

  • light twirl above the object before a downward flick
  • twirl represents grace of a bird and it twirling in the sky
  • downward flick is symbolic of birds wings
  • the twirl is synced with the concentration of the witch/wizard and used to open a magical field i the air around the object. Upon opening,the wand gets a gentle blue outline, almost indistinguishable.
  • the downward flick with the incantation causes the magic to occur
  • Hold the wand loosely and allow it to move in the hand. When doing the twirling, make sure to twist the wrist with the wand. Enunciate Avifors (uh-vee-FOURS) confidently before flicking downward.
  • During the first time doing the spell, when the blue light appears, concentration will waiver and spell will fizzle.

Avifors when cast upon a bird statue, a fog encases the object and brings it to life. When cast into the air, a swirling light then a bird with appear and fade. This is the reason Avis and Avifors is confused.

Avis- a conjuration spell that resembles birds and perform deeds of their master.

Avifors - a transfiguration spell that changes a statue to a bird that can perform simple tasks or and individual deed.

Neither spell creates life. Review Gamps law.

Read Artur LeCompt-Voyage

Different from real birds in that they have no free will, do not eat, and fade/cease to exist after creator's death.

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