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. Oberon Zell-Ravenheart这个现年68岁的老头，一生都致力于研习黑魔法——去超市买东西都穿一身标准的魔法师服，带着魔杖（您cosplay呢这是……）这老头现在正式开了一家魔法学校，将哈利波特的魔法世界现实化。
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. 老头的这家学校是全球唯一一家正式认证的魔法学校，和哈利波特中的霍格沃茨魔法学校一样，有16个系，包括炼金术、驯兽术、马语、制作魔杖和魔咒学习。学生们被分为四大精灵派系：风精、水精、地精、火精。学生们也要学习如何对抗黑魔法。
'In the magic community I’m referred to as the real Dumbledore,' admits Oberon. 'But before Harry Potter, people just called me Merlin, or Gandalf.'
The former teacher and counselor was teaching spells to aspiring wizards long before JK Rowling even dreamed up Harry Potter. 根据Oberon的说法，早在罗琳创作哈利波特之前，他就开始教人们各种各样的魔法了。
Oberon rose to fame in the early 1980s as an eccentric who claimed to have created the world’s first unicorn. Unbelievably, the self-proclaimed 'master of wizardry' created a single-horned creature, using minor surgery on a goat, that made front page news in America. 上世纪80年代，Oberon就因声称自己创造了世界上第一只独角兽而成名。他给一只山羊动了手术，于是把那头羊改造成了独角兽的模样。
The creature later toured America with a famous circus. 'It’s every wizard’s dream to have a unicorn, and we achieved that,' says Oberon, who lives with his wife, Morning Glory, 63, a witch. In 1985, he organized a diving expedition in Australia and New Guinea to investigate the age-old mystery of the mermaid. 独角兽山羊后来跟着一家马戏团在美国巡演。Oberon说，拥有一只独角兽是每个魔法师的梦想。他的妻子也是一个女巫，1985年他还组织了一次考察，追寻美人鱼的秘密。
The Grey School boasts 735 students, of which Oberon claims 100 are under-18 ‘trainee Harry Potters.’ For now, it is an online college with regular physical wizard camps, where muggles can study seven years to graduate with a journeyman degree in Wizardry. Oberon的学校有735名学生，其中100名还是未成年人。目前这家学校也有网上课程。麻瓜们学习七年后即可获得“技师”证书。