How America's Witches Are Stirring the Political Cauldron

Charisma Magazine | 10/17/2018 | Staff
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A woman named Astrea writes a blog called "Starlight Witch." Describing herself as a "polytheistic pagan," she offers her followers detailed instructions about how to cast spells on President Donald Trump.

She makes her incantations at the stroke of midnight, Eastern Standard Time, when the moon is just a tiny crescent. First she calls on several of her favorite "warrior goddesses," and then lights a candle.

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Then she declares: "I beseech thee in my name and in the name of all who walk, crawl, swim, or fly; in the name of all the trees, the forests, streams, deserts, rivers and seas; in the name of Justice and Liberty and Love and Equality and Peace! Bind them in chains. Bind their tongues! Bind their works! Bind their wickedness!"

Astrea claims that more than 30,000 witches and pagans engage in this ritual monthly. It may seem far-fetched, but witchcraft has become a political movement in this country, fueled by fear and—in some cases—feminist anger.

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An organization called Witch the Vote seeks to mobilize pagans to become political activists. On its website, which offers "Witch the Vote" pins, buttons and tote bags, it urges followers to vote for the most "progressive" candidates—and includes in its list of favorites Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kelly Fryer (who is described by Witch the Vote as "a true witch"), Texas Democrat Collin Allred and numerous congressional candidates from New York and Massachusetts.

Last month, author Michael M. Hughes released a book called Magic for the Resistance: Rituals and Spells for Change. Reviewers describe it as "a fascinating look at how the occult arts can be used to promote progressive politics and social change."

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A group known as The Magic Resistance encourages regular gatherings to cast spells on President Trump. Through their Facebook page, they recently encouraged similar "hexing" of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh...
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