I beg you, that you liberate this my body, and this my soul from all the aforesaid bewitchments
of the Demon, removing the forces of the enchanters, or enchantresses, who by the art of the Demon mistreat this my body.
Hence, we constantly need to be wary of linguistic entanglements and bewitchments
and attend to descri ptions of "the actual use of language" leaving the world "as it is" (#124).
Even though this resulted in an intellectual blind spot (and in logical inconsistencies that Shaw is quick to point out), it also gave Mill a cause and a focus which enabled him to unmask many of the linguistic bewitchments
proliferating around him.
Bilbo even notes that "Gandalf had made a special study of bewitchments
with fire and lights" (H VI.
The two texts on which she focuses her exposition, the Daoist Scripture for Unbinding Curses (Jieshi zhouzu jing) and the Buddhist Sutra for the Conjuration of Bewitchments
(Zhoumei jing), were the products of a "subtle textual exchange" between the two traditions, whose approaches to neutralizing spells and curses were otherwise distinctly dissimilar.