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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 10:13 PM

www.dailymail.co.uk said:

He is the real-life wizard headmaster giving Harry Potter’s Dumbledore a run for his money.

Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, 68, has dedicated his life to studying the Dark Arts - even doing the shopping in his wizard costume and wand.

Now the magic master has opened the world’s only registered wizard academy, the Grey School of Wizardry, as he prepares to make Hogwarts and the world of Harry Potter a reality.

If you've ever read Harry Potter and wondered if wizards really do walk among us, perhaps behind a secret train platform, or in secret communities, I can tell you that we are absolutely real,' says Oberon,  from Catoti, California.

Today, Oberon Zell-Ravenheart’s Grey School of Wizardry is the first wizard school to be officially recognized as an academic establishment.

Like Hogwarts, the Grey School teaches 16 departments, including Alchemy, Beastmastery, Horse-whispering, wand-making and spell casting.

Pupils who attend s unique ‘conclave’ magic schools are split into four ancient houses - Winds, Undines, Gnomes and Salamanders, and like Potter, students study a defence against the deadly Dark Arts.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 10:31 PM

It actually sounds facinating, after looking up a few of the subjects like quantum entanglement and mathemagicks.  Plus he looks like he enjoys life and lives it his way.  I love that picture of he and his wife from 1973.

Edited by OverSword, 02 March 2011 - 10:38 PM.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 10:37 PM

I'm joining! :D

Sounds very interesting.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 07:11 PM

So,would my credits carry over to another school?

I am the guy with the stick.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 07:27 PM

O thought that name was familiar, he's the dude who makes unicorns!

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 08:15 PM

Pfft if I wanted a useless education, I'd get a liberal arts degree  :no:

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 08:21 PM

Well, he seems like a sweet old man and he and his wife look happy. So why not?

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 11:28 AM

Good on them. Makes me wonder whats on that shopping list though, "Sorry mate, we're fresh out of salamanders."

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 01:34 PM

I hope I have something like this going on later in life...

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 02:19 PM

her names morning glory =D

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 04:23 PM

Everybody wishes the world was more magical and interesting than it actually is.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 04:37 PM

Well..it is nothing more than another money making enterprise.

People love the whole "wizards in pointy hats" thing and there is no short supply of people who really think magic is real so..if people want to blow their money on something that wastes their time then go ahead.

I mean, I admit it sounds like fun but that is all it really is, a place to immerse oneself in ones fantasies and it really needs to be portrayed as a fantasy enterprise not something that actually means anything.


Everybody wishes the world was more magical and interesting than it actually is.

Yup. That sums it up.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 05:22 PM

its gotta be so fun for the kids i mean wizard summer camp what kid wouldnt want to go. o

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 05:30 PM

View PostShadowSot, on 03 March 2011 - 07:27 PM, said:

O thought that name was familiar, he's the dude who makes unicorns!

LOL! So that's really what's going on when you dedicate your life to the dark arts?

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 05:31 PM

The funny thing isn't how absurd this is.  It's that he will fill every classroom and then some.. :-)

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