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Witches, they say, do their best work lighting candles in the darkness.
Now is indeed a time of great darkness- a time when every light matters, when every single thing we can do to stand against the storm is important. Our resistance must take many forms, because the enemy takes many forms. We must resist in our minds while we are told that what we know is true is false, we must stand up and resist in physical spaces where people less fortunate than we are are threatened- and, yes, we must also resist in spiritual realms. To center a resistance spiritually is to give it roots, to ground it, to allow those within it to fight from a place of strength and love rather than fear and hatred.
And so I find great strength in seeing the family of witches rise up, step out of the shadows, and begin to fight.
February 24th, Friday night and a waning crescent moon, marks the first large group working against the current administration- a binding spell which seeks to prevent the President from causing further harm to the people, creatures, and land.
The is set for midnight EST (as that is midnight in both Washington, DC and Mar-a-Lago). Working together is critical, but you need not work in a group. Some will work in covens, some alone- and some will take advantage of modern technology to join Gala Darling’s live Facebook event and work together online. However you choose to work, keep in mind that protests (and many spells) work best when visible, so spread the word. #bindtrump #magicresistance
Here I have reprinted the version of the ritual as described by Michael M. Hughes for Medium (excellent full article here), but you’ll find other versions circulating the web.
Oh, and you’ll be needing an unflattering photo of Trump, so here’s one!
A Spell to Bind Donald Trump and Those Who Would Abet Him
This binding spell is open source, and may be modified to fit your preferred spiritual practice or magical system?—?the critical elements are the simultaneity of the working (midnight, EST—DC, Mar-a-Lago, and Trump Tower NYC time) and the mass energy of participants.
- Unflattering photo of Trump (small);
- Tower tarot card (from any deck)
- Tiny stub of an orange candle (cheap via Amazon)
- Pin or small nail (to inscribe candle)
- White candle (any size), representing the element of Fire
- Small bowl of water, representing elemental Water
- Small bowl of salt, representing elemental Earth
- Feather (any), representing the element of Air
- Matches or lighter
- Ashtray or dish of sand
- Piece of pyrite (fool’s gold)
- Black thread (for traditional binding variant)
- Baby carrot (as substitute for orange candle stub)
- Write “Donald J. Trump” on the orange candle stub with a pin or nail
- Arrange other items in a pleasing circle in front of you
- Lean the Tower card against something so that it’s standing up (vertically)
- Say a prayer for protection and invoke blessing from your preferred spirit or deity. Reading the 23rd Psalm aloud is common in Hoodoo/Conjure/Rootwork traditions. Experienced magicians may perform an appropriate banishing ritual.
(Light white candle)
Hear me, oh spirits
Of Water, Earth, Fire, and Air
Demons of the infernal realms
And spirits of the ancestors
(Light inscribed orange candle stub)
I call upon you
Donald J. Trump
So that he may fail utterly
That he may do no harm
To any human soul
Nor any tree
Bind him so that he shall not break our polity
Usurp our liberty
Or fill our minds with hate, confusion, fear, or despair
And bind, too,
All those who enable his wickedness
And those whose mouths speak his poisonous lies
I beseech thee, spirits, bind all of them
As with chains of iron
Bind their malicious tongues
Strike down their towers of vanity
(Invert Tower tarot card)
I beseech thee in my name
(Say your full name)
In the name of all who walk
Crawl, swim, or fly
Of all the trees, the forests,
Rivers and seas
In the name of Justice
Bind them in chains
Bind their tongues
Bind their works
Bind their wickedness
(Light the small photo of Trump from the flame of the orange candle stub and hold carefully above the ashtray)
(Speak the following loudly and with increasing passion as the photo burns to ashes)
So mote it be!
So mote it be!
So mote it be!
(Blow out orange candle, visualizing Trump blowing apart into dust or ash*)
(Pinch or snuff out the white candle, ending the ritual)
Grounding and Disposal
Afterward, ground yourself by having a good, hearty laugh, jumping up and down, clapping your hands, stomping your feet, and having a bite to eat. Grounding is very important—don’t neglect it. And remember—he hates people laughing at him.
Finally, bury the orange candle stub or discard it at a crossroads or in running water.
Alternate Closing: After you’ve visualized Trump’s energy dissipating, gaze at the white candle flame for a few moments, close your eyes, and imagine a bright light emerging from the darkness and gradually being revealed as the flaming torch of the Statue of Liberty. The light from the torch then brightens intensely, expanding into infinity and burning away all darkness. After a few moments, open your eyes, ground yourself, and pinch or snuff out the white candle, closing the ritual. You can also leave it burning until it is fully extinguished.
Traditional Binding Variant: This variant was contributed by a rootworker, and incorporates a more traditional form of binding magic. In place of burning the photo, the magician ties the photo to the orange candle with black thread. As you are wrapping the thread around the photo and candle, say “I bind you” three times. You may also tie knots in the thread. Then the whole package is buried or, as the contributor suggested, “Leave it outside a Trump hotel.”