Last week, self-proclaimed witches and “magical thinkers” attempted to cast their monthly spell on the Trump administration to prevent them from “harming” the country. Or, at least, that’s what they claimed they’d be petitioning whatever false, demonic gods, cosmic powers, and spirits they believe in to do.
The movement to practice monthly rituals is spearheaded by Michael M. Hughes, author of “Magic for the Resistance: Rituals and Spells for Change.” In his book, Hughes deceives readers with a selection of “rituals and spells for protection of immigrants and refugees, reproductive rights, anti-fascism, and protection of the earth (among other critical issues).”
Hughes also offers spells such as a “Blue Wave” spell to “save America,” “An Invocation of Hermes to Protect Immigrants, a “Hekate Invocation for Reproductive Rights,” as well as spells to “curse” Stephen Miller, Brett Kavanaugh, the NRA, and anyone else these people deem unsavory.
Just in case you needed a reminder as to how spiritual our battle really is.
“I’m willing to go on record and say it’s working,” Hughes told the Washington Examiner, citing current impeachment rumblings as evidence:
Against Hughes’ expectations, the ritual took off, and is still being performed almost three years later, with this month’s event likely to draw thousands of participants at small group gatherings and covens, or meetings of witches, around the world.
Hughes told the Washington Examiner the spell went “immediately viral and just completely exploded” after he posted it on Medium, prompting attention from major news outlets. He said he thought any response to Trump’s election “had to have an equal sense of surreality or strangeness to break through the media and social media.”
While he said it is difficult to calculate how many people participated at the first event in 2017, Hughes said it was “definitely in the thousands” and spread “across the world.” He noted that several thousand people continue to participate in the ritual every month.
Hughes considers this spell a way for people to feel reempowered in the wake of the 2016 election.
“Knowing thousands of people are gathering together at the same time from all over the world to do this ritual and to put our beliefs and our desires into sharp focus, and to do that ritualistically, I think that has a really powerful effect,” said Hughes.
The official ritual calls for the use of an unflattering photo of Trump, a certain tarot card, a stub of an orange candle with Donald Trump’s name carved into it (which may be substituted by a baby carrot or Cheetos), a pin, and a feather. Aspiring magicians are then instructed to call on “heavenly hosts, demons of the infernal realms, and spirits of the ancestors” to bind Trump “so that his malignant works may fail utterly.”
While the spell itself doesn’t specifically call for violence toward the President or others, some members of the Facebook group were a little more vitriolic in their comments on the matter, including one member who wrote:
Blue light rising high this tower now afire die, now blasted hate with my soul I consecrate. The lords of evil shall all fall from their self righteous perch to the earth May the carrion birds eat their spleen as no spine was ever seen. Topple this Tower goddess of wrath, smash the state in it’s[sic] path… I beseech you mother of ire from my soul I desire… Justice to all may they bleed protect all those in thy need. [emphasis added]
Sickeningly enough, there is even a blasphemous “Christopagan” version of the binding ritual available for so-called “Christian Witches” to utilize which includes several misappropriated Bible verses and a corruption of the Lord’s Prayer that refers to God as “Father and Mother of us all.”
While it’s tempting to be reminded of Elijah taunting the false prophets of Ba’al on Mount Carmel and laugh at the futility of this “magic,” again, we must not forget the reality of spiritual warfare. We are taught that our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against “the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).
These people are deceived and are deceiving others, and you can bet they are instructing their children (the precious few that they don’t abort in the name of “reproductive rights”) to follow this wicked path. But, we know the very Creator of the universe, the God who set the stars, moons, and planets in their places. And, we know that He cares for His children and hears our prayers.
Don’t neglect your prayer life, saints. The enemy sure isn’t.
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