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enchantment:

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in religion and superstition, the practice of manipulating and controlling the course of nature by preternatural means. Magic is based upon the belief that the universe is populated by unseen forces or spirits that permeate all things.
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Enchantment

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Sometimes used to describe a spell or charm placed on someone or something. Elves and fairies were especially thought to enchant people and animals.

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Enchantment

See also Fantasy, Magic.
Alidoro
fairy godfather to Italian Cinderella. [Ital. Opera: Rossini, Cinderella, Westerman, 120–121]
Bottom
under spell, grows ass’s head. [Br. Lit.: A Midsummer Night’s Dream]
Cinderella
enchantment lasts only till midnight. [Fr. Fairy Tale: Cinderella]
Circe
enchantress who changes Odysseus’s men into swine. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey; Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
Geraldine, Lady
evil spirit who, by casting a spell, induces Christabel to bring her into her father’s castle. [Br. Lit.: S.T. Coleridge “Christabel” in Benét, 195]
Land of Oz
bewitching realm of magic and mystery. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]
Lorelei
water nymph of the Rhine; lured sailors to their doom with her singing. [Ger. Folklore: Leach, 645]
Maugis
enchanter; one of Charlemagne’s paladins. [Fr. Folk-lore: Harvey, 526]
Miracle, Dr.
bewitches Antonia into singing despite doctor’s orders. [Fr. Opera: Offenbach, Tales of Hoffmann, Westerman, 275–276]
Oberon
fairy king orders love charm placed on wife. [Br. Lit.: A Midsummer Night’s Dream]
Orpheus
his singing opens the gates of the underworld. [Ger. Opera: Gluck, Orpheus and Euridyce, Westerman, 72]
Pied Piper
charms children of Hamelin with music. [Children’s Lit.: “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” in Dramatic Lyrics, Fisher, 279–281]
pishogue
Irish fairy spell that distorts reality. [Irish Folklore: Briggs, 327–328]
Quixote, Don
ascribes all his misfortunes to the machinations of enchanters. [Span. Lit.: Cervantes Don Quixote]
Scheherazade
spins yams for Sultan for 1001 nights. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]
Schwanda
Czech Orpheus; bagpipe music moves even Queen Iceheart. [Czech Opera: Weinberger, Schwanda, Westerman, 412]
Sirens
with song, bird-women lure sailors to death. [Gk. Myth.: Odyssey]
Sleeping Beauty
sleeps for 100 years. [Fr. Fairy Tale, The Sleeping Beauty]
Titania
experiences spell-induced fascination over Bottom. [Br. Lit.: A Midsummer Night’s Dream]
Van Winkle, Rip
returns to village after sleep of 20 years. [Am. Lit.: The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.]
vervain
indicates bewitching powers. [Flower Symbolism: Flora S ymbo lica, 178]
Vivian
the Lady of the Lake, enchantress and mistress of Merlin. [Br. Lit.: Barnhart, 1118]
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However, he acknowledges, "I do not say that disenchanted truths are worthless, only disenchanted voices say such things, they say that enchanted truths are untruthful, unscientific, unworthy" (243).
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The experience will debut on Enchanted Princess when the ship launches from Southampton in June 2020.
The 125,000 sq ft destination will feature a total of 13 rides and attractions, and will emulate an enchanted world with a wide range of activities spread across several distinct zones.
If your mom loves amusement park rides, then it's time to return to Enchanted Kingdom.
Critique: "The Enchanted Sonata" is author heather Dixon Wallwork's deftly and engaging version of The Nutcracker Ballet (with a dash of The Pied Piper) and is an inherently fascinating and entertaining novel from first page to last--and one that will prove to be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to community library Fantasy Fiction collections.
Private dinner at Enchanted Island Resort, Seychelles.
With snatches of music and words in the air, quite literally in The Garden of Lost and Found Voices where we hear voices play from recorders which hang from a colourful collection of umbrellas, much of Enchanted Parks is beautiful, eerie and even disorientating as we weave around the park.
While those who always stop off during the trail for a hot drink at the Saltwell Towers cafe might well be familiar with the small traders' area tucked upstairs, they this will time find an Enchanted Gift Market with all sorts of festive treats on sale.
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