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The Art of Enchantment
Enchantment can happen during any exchange. It's the magic of personal interactions. 

And when done right, it’s more powerful than traditional persuasion. 

It's not about manipulating people. Enchantment transforms situations and relationships... creating a delightful change in other people. 

It changes hostility into civility and civility into affinity. 

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What are your thoughts about Enchantment?

Please share a favorite story or experience that captivated your heart enough to change you.
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How about an image?

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and maybe a song in your head?

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When I was a young girl, I saw the movie Sleeping Beauty. 

The cartoon retold a folktale, and I think the new modern version is much better.

Once Upon a Dream. 1958 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc

Once Upon A Dream Performed by Lana Del Rey from the movie Maleficent, released in theaters May 30, 2014

The story plot goes much deeper, and reveals the turmoil of the witch, Maleficient, who cursed the enchanted forest and Sleeping Beauty. 

There is also a remake of the story by Orson Scott Card. His story plot involves two lovers traveling back and forth in time.... battling the evil magic of Baba Yaga.
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(03-12-2016, 11:07 AM)Forster Woods Wrote: How about an image?

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and maybe a song in your head?



Okay..... Birds and Enchantment and stuff.

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Orson Scott Card said this album influenced him to remake the story of Sleeping Beauty.

Bruce Cockburn was raised as an agnostic but early in his career he became a Christian, 
and many of his albums refer to Christianity.
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Most stories of Enchantment, have the same elements in the story and these elements invoke a change. The main element to create a change is an incantation or a charm. 
Wiki has a list of incantations:

Metrical Charms:

Here is a link to the complete Hymns and Incantations from the Carmina Gadelica: 

The first invocation is a Rune Before Prayer

I AM bending my knee

In the eye of the Father who created me,
In the eye of the Son who purchased me,
In the eye of the Spirit who cleansed me,
     In friendship and affection.
Through Thine own Anointed One, O God,
Bestow upon us fullness in our need,
           Love towards God,
           The affection of God,
           The smile of God,
           The wisdom of God,
           The grace of God,
           The fear of God,
           And the will of God
To do on the world of the Three,
As angels and saints
Do in heaven;
     Each shade and light,
     Each day and night,
     Each time in kindness,
     Give Thou us Thy Spirit.

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Words are powerful. Use them for good and not evil.
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A well, since we're 'Past Watching' here, maybe a little time line shifting is in order. Chuckle
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(03-12-2016, 11:57 AM)Forster Woods Wrote: A well, since we're 'Past Watching' here, maybe a little time line shifting is in order. Chuckle

I don't understand your comment, about past watching?
I think I understand the comment about time line shifting... 
and that seems like another way to enchant and create change.
Changing reality by shifting into another timeline.... some believe it can happen and some don't.

I've noticed and watched several movies and television series recently that explore the idea of timeline shifting and alternate realities. It's very interesting to me. I am a believer.
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Most of the timeline discussions on CT forums give examples of words that have changed.
It's the word change that many believe prove that alternate timelines are real. Is the word change part of an incantation?

Words are powerful...
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