‘Witches’ Around the World Plan to Cast ‘Binding Spell’ on Trump in Act of Resistance

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Witches around the world starting on Friday are called to cast a binding spell on President Trump "and all those who abet him" for every waning crescent moon on midnight until he is driven out of office.

A document carrying all the necessary instructions to perform the spell has been circulated through secret and public magic groups around the world, Extra Newsfeed reports. While some "lodges" and covens are changing the spell so it may be done in a group, solo witches can connect with others on a Facebook or Twitter livestream.

The spell "was allegedly created by a member of a private magical order who wishes to remain anonymous," according to Extra Newsfeed, and requires some simple objects and a strong desire to impeach Trump.

The objects required include: an unflattering photo of Trump, a Tower tarot card, a small orange candle (a baby carrot is also acceptable, according to the report), a pin or small nail, a white candle, a bowl of water, a bowl of salt, a feather, matches or a lighter, and an ashtray or dish of sand.

To prepare, witches will use the pin or nail to carve Trump's name into the orange candle or carrot. Then, they will "arrange items in a pleasing circle" around them, with the tarot card upright. When everything is set up, witches can begin by reading Psalm 23, but "experienced magicians" can perform an appropriate "banishing ritual."

After the witches call upon their personal preference of spirits, they will begin the incantation, saying, "I call upon you / to bind / Donald J. Trump / So that he may fail utterly."

The rest of the spell asks the spirits to protect humans, trees, animals, and the elements from Trump, and to bind the president and his supporters so they may do no harm.

After saying, "Bind them in chains / Bind their tongues / Bind their works / Bind their wickedness," witches then are required to burn the unflattering photo of Trump and imagine him "blowing apart into dust or ash."

Once the binding spell is complete, the witches are encouraged to "ground" themselves "by having a good, hearty laugh, jumping up and down, clapping [their] hands, stomping [their] feet, and having a bite to eat."

A Facebook event page titled "Mass Spell to Bind Donald Trump Feb. 24th" further lists other variations of the spell, as well as the dates of the following waning crescent moons.

At least one high-profile witch is said to join in on the spell-casting. Singer Lana del Ray hinted that she would participate on Twitter alongside an intimidating picture, writing, "At the stroke of midnight … Ingredients can b [sic] found online," with the dates of the next waning crescent moons.

 


But the spell does not have to be all about Trump. One witch writes that Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and Russian President Vladimir Putin are the president's "major sorcerers," adding that witches should duel Bannon and Putin's spells with their own.

People have been commenting on the Facebook page what their own altars involve. One person wrote she substituted the orange candle for a cheeto.

"I even found a carrot with a tiny little toupee!" another person added.

Some witches say this spell does not have to be taken so seriously, however, and could be considered "as more of a mass art/consciousness-raising project," Extra Newsfeed reported, similar to when witches claimed they stopped the Vietnam War by levitating the Pentagon in 1967.

Emily Ferguson

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Emily Ferguson is assistant editor for the Washington Free Beacon. She graduated from the College of Charleston in May of 2016 with a BA in Religious Studies and minors in Philosophy and Studio Art. Along with being an aspiring journalist, she is a painter, jewelry maker, music enthusiast, and fire performance artist.

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