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 (mĕz′mə-rīz′, mĕs′-)
tr.v. mes·mer·ized, mes·mer·iz·ing, mes·mer·iz·es
1. To spellbind; enthrall: "The dance was subtle ... but at the same time it was sensual, and it mesmerized him" (Robert Rosenberg).
2. To hypnotize.

mes′mer·i·za′tion (-mər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
mes′mer·iz′er n.
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For the times when you may not be in the mood for the possible mesmerization the lights would provide, you can turn off the LEDs altogether.
The sheer novelty of the factory and the equipment it contained accounted for some of its mesmerization. After touring the manufacturing districts of Lancashire, Irish journalist William Cooke Taylor wrote in 1842, "The steam-engine had no precedent, the spinning-jenny is without ancestry, the mule and the power-loom entered on no prepared heritage: they spring into sudden existence like Minerva from the brain of Jupiter." (8)
Ethan Mordden in Opera in the Twentieth Century, Sacred, Profane, Godot says in this regard: "Doubtless the best example of the sacred is Wagnerian music drama (whether Christian, pagan, or, as in Die Meistersinger, middle class), with its mesmerization of the spectator through the sheer power of its music." (2) The italics are mine.
Magicians thrive on a profession of mesmerization deluding spectators from a naked reality.
This mesmerization does not allow for feeling sympathetic to the tragic plight of fellow Gentiles who suffer from Zionist persecution as well.