Deep in the bowels of the Department of Mysteries lies a room dedicated to time travel and its devices. But what is time travel? How do we use it? What are the dangers of its utilization? This is your source for information on these issues.
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Methods of going back
In terms of methods of time travel, we must first think about who has access to time travel. Is making a time travel object just like setting up a Portkey or do you need special privileges, perhaps even special powers to set it up?
How It Works
Time travel is a very complex area of magic--so complex that we presume it is completely regulated by the Ministry of Magic. Going back in time, however, is not the complex part. The difficulty arises in the ability to leave everything as it is.
What Can't Happen
Although time travel is essentially very powerful, there are limitations on what you can and can't do.
Why It's Guarded
Time Travel is guarded mostly due to the reasons discussed on the What Can't Happen page. However, there are some specific reasons why it is so closely guarded.
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