Three Worlds, M.C. Escher (

Most people have experienced enchantment. It’s a moment in time when you find a sense of wonder and beauty in something much larger than yourself, but includes you, and this enlargement of self gives us a subjective sense of bliss and joy. Given that payoff, you would think enchantment is sought after.

But when you look at a bar graph charting the use of the word ‘enchantment’ you discover a steady, long decline over the past 200 years…