David Bowie: Fenton Lake, New Mexico, 1975 by Geoff MacCormack. Between 1973 and writer/producer Geoff MacCormack toured with David Bowie on the Aladdin Sane and Ziggy Stardust tour as backing vocalist/percussionist.
I always thought it was referencing beauty and the beast. Cause the same things happen in beauty and the beast. In Aladdin it's not a spell. It's just a genie with magic. In beauty and the beast it's actually a spell on the castle.