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Sunday 25 August 2013


"Celebrity is as celebrity does."—Gilderoy Lockhart to Harry Potter[src]

I fell of my chair, mid-tea snort, when C highlighted the similarities between Greg Jantz and Gilderoy Lockhart.

"Professor Gilderoy Lockhart, a famous wizarding celebrity who authored many books on dark creatures and his encounters with them. Prior to his tenure as Professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardryduring the 1992–1993 school year, he received many prestigious awards, such as Order of Merlin, Third Class; Honorary Member of theDark Force Defence League; and five-time winner of Witch Weekly's Most Charming Smile Award.

He never actually did any of the heroic acts he claimed he had done, but instead used his considerable talent in Memory Charms to force the actual people who had done them into forgetting what they did. 

With thanks to:

Suitable toothy photo available alongside full bio available here.

Dr. Jantz is a licensed mental health counselor, author of multiple books, speaker and founder of The Center for Counseling and Health Resources, Inc., a leading healthcare facility in Edmonds, Washington ( Utilizing a “whole-person” approach to recovery, The Center integrates emotional, relational, physical and spiritual components into long-term healing, personal growth and change. People from all over the United States and internationally come to The Center for recovery from issues including depression, trauma, eating disorders, abuse and anxiety, integrating mental health, chemical dependency, naturopathic, medical and nutritional services. Dr. Jantz believes people can and do change and in the tranformational power of Hope. 

"Yet you are not alone in your denial and pride. As someone who has developed an eating disorder, you are probably a member of a family in which it is expected that you always wear a "perfect face." If you are hurting, you are to hide it from the world. As a result, these same family members may either deny their role in the creation of your eating disorder, or deny its existence altogether. It is up to you to face the truth."

Suitable toothy photo available, alongside links to fantasy articles and books available here.

I need one of these for Jantz.


  1. I've tried, with no success, several times in the past few years to contact Jantz to discuss his heartbreaking view of families. He seems to find time to write books, give lectures, publish essays and be interviewed by those who do not know the field but not to respond to my emails nor of anyone I know. I have yet to come across him at any venue where eating disorder experts or advocates are. I do not see him in PubMed, or in IJED. Although he is a member of AED I have not served with him or known him to be part of that community for the 8 years I have volunteered for them. I don't know if any of his ideas about families and the nature of eating disorders have changed, or will change, but I live in "hope" that with open conversation that could happen. I have known a number of people in the field whose views have evolved and even completely changed as they were exposed to and engaged in what is going on in the research and leading edge science and practice. on Sea and sewing

  2. Above comment from Laura Collins