"The poet’s curse also played an important role in traditional Irish society. In former times, poets were attributed mystical and even prophetic powers. The glam dicenn was a form of cursing ritual used by poets in ancient Ireland.”
— Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature, Jane Garry, Hasan El-Shamy
"(W.B. Yeats) devoutly believed that words were magic charms, endowed with an innate, transcendent power to raise poet and reader directly into a higher realm."
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Putting a Hex on Hitler: LIFE Goes to a ‘Black Magic’ Party in 1941
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"The Morgue, whose name comes from an archaic verb meaning "to stare…"
- Vanessa R. Schwartz, “Cinematic Spectatorship before the Apparatus: The Public Taste for Reality in Fin-de-Siecle Paris”
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