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Plz! help me get a theory of to create spells. I want to discuss this. By-the-way, could not someone write a article about spell creation?

--Kraftword 10:03, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

That is a VERY good question. The actual process of inventing a new spell has never been fully elaborated on by any of the Harry Potter books; and I don't think that J.K. Rowling has ever really discussed it either. What I am sure of is that she said that the creative process of a spell will be included in her Harry Potter encyclopaedia which she has yet to probably complete let alone publish so the answer to this ingenious question may not be answered for a number of months or even years unfortunately. I have a few ideas of my own about how spells are invented but I'm sure that they wouldn't come near whatever Rowling is cooking up. You seem a little desperate for an answer so I'll give you a piece of advise: Try not to think about it too much for now, obsession is not a wise move and as Dumbledore once said, "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live". --Yin&Yang 15:04, September 7, 2009 (UTC)
All that's known is that there is apparently a good deal of experimentation involved, and that this can be extremely dangerous. In the Half-Blood Prince's potions book, Harry noticed that there were several crossed-out versions of Levicorpus before the final version. Luna Lovegood's mother was accidentally killed while experimenting with spells. - Nick O'Demus 17:31, September 7, 2009 (UTC)

Yes, the Prince's book suggests that spells are actually invented by finding the right name for them. So we may assume that there is a mysterious language for creating spells which is connected to ancient magical knowledge or something (although, we perfectly know it's just simple latin most of the times) --Herpon 22:25, September 11, 2009 (UTC)