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UK wand-maker bans Harry Potter fans from ‘real magic shop’

Richard Carter, a wand maker, said his products were not suitable for muggles and that he will not sell his wands to those who have been Harry Potter-fied.

By: ANI | London | August 8, 2016 7:59:07 pm
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A magic shop in Huddersfield, UK, has banned Harry Potter fans for not talking magic seriously.

Richard Carter, the wand maker, stated that his products were not suitable for muggles, henceforth, refusing to sell the magical accessories to the Harry Potter fans, reports The Sun.

The 57-year-old Carter said his sticks are intended for use in drawing protective circles, warding off evil forces and not just to playfully use it. These wands can apparently also be used to cure aches, pains and stress.

“You wouldn’t believe how many real witches and wizards there are knocking about. You would be amazed. They know they can come here and reveal themselves without people thinking they’re mental. I don’t have customers who have been Harry Potter-fied. If I had someone come in wanting a wand just because they liked Harry Potter I would not sell them one, no matter how much they were offering,” he said.

Some Potter fans have slammed the decision. Mariella May, a 21-year-old Harry Potter die-hard follower, stated: “It is so stupid. It is like McDonald’s refusing to sell happy meals to sad people. They could be selling thousands of wands if they weren’t so snobbish.”

According to reports, the real witches and wizards – after purchasing the wands – need to undergo a ritual wherein they burn incense and clasp both hands over the wand to cleanse it of the wand-maker’s energy. Much like Ollivanders, Carter said different types of woods give the wands different properties – “oak for strength and courage, yew for those seeking immortality and rebirth, sweet chestnut for love and healing, elm for balance and calm, sycamore for boosting feminine intuition, and mahogany for spiritual growth”, says another report.

Carter claims that he does not make a penny out the wands, costing £15 to £25, which he uses to spread the spiritual message, says a report in The Telegraph.

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