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Synonyms for bewitchment

a magical spell

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Ergotism is the proposed mechanism for bewitchment in the Salem witch trials as well as the condition termed St.
Importantly, bewitchment explanations were not the result of ignorance of biological causes.
Their initial resistance melting away before the bewitchment of their senses by the subtle aromas and gustatory pleasures they are indulging, their customary disposition towards one another is also transmuted--old animosities dissolve and former affections are rekindled among them.
Yet the more you feel a sense of bewitchment the more you should caution yourself to bide your time.
In the prayer, the female sexual organ (havis) is used to refer to bewitchment and the strangest diseases (cis-havis).
From a distance, the affair with Rosa began to seem like a sort of bewitchment, something unreal.
1% of respondents interviewed thought that HIV was caused by bewitchment and 23% believed that traditional protective measures against witchcraft may prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS.
Fortunately a light-fingered pickpocket is on hand to embark on a perilous quest through a world of magic and mystery to break the bewitchment.
We are informed about the Prophet's bewitchment (p.
He said: "Her symptoms of bewitchment were that of demonic possession - fits, swearing, throwing bibles, vomiting household objects, and trances.
However the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the frantic atmosphere of the shortened television version could be misinterpreted by viewers as the effects of drug use rather than an expression of femininity and bewitchment.
The second, and to some extent opposing characterisation of logos, is developed in terms of magic, enchantment, and bewitchment.
Though our grammar may be misleading, as Nietzsche and others warned, it is possible to avoid reifying language, "Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language" (Wittgenstein, 2001, p.
James Watt tells the extraordinary story of mass possession and bewitchment that plagued the convent of Santa Chiara in the northern Italian city of Carpi in the 1630s.
All this in support of a supposition that some people imagined they were witches, shared their subjective experience, used children's bodies for bewitchment, and desecrated the host.