- Harry Potter: "He can read minds?"
- Severus Snape: "You have no subtlety, Potter. You do not understand fine distinctions. Only Muggles talk of 'mind-reading'. The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure. Thoughts are not etched on the inside of skulls, to be perused by any invader. The mind is a complex and many-layered thing, Potter ... or at least, most minds are ..."
- — Severus Snape explains "mind-reading" to Harry Potter[src]
Mind-reading is the ability to perceive the thoughts or feelings of others through extrasensory means. According to Severus Snape, this term is used only by Muggles and is a notably inaccurate description of Legilimency (as there are far broader possibilities for this ability). Nonetheless, the magical art of Legilimency can achieve mind-reading, as could the mental connection that was shared by Voldemort and Harry Potter, which resulted from a piece of Voldemort's soul that lodged inside of Harry's body.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (First mentioned)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film) (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game) (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- ↑ Order of the Phoenix, Ch. 24