Well, our November 2020 Blue Wave 2.0 spell finally washed Donald Trump out of office and into the flaming dumpster of history. Not bad! I would say 7+ million more popular votes against him is quite the success. It was, in fact, an enormous blue tsunami rejecting authoritarianism and welcoming a return to decency, democracy, and the rule of law.
So—thank you witches and magical people from around the world who helped us push this into the win column.
But now we face the final battle of this election season. …
This is the most important election in the history of the United States.
I could enumerate the reasons why Donald Trump and all members of the Republican Party need to be thrown out of office, but what’s the point? Entire books have been written about this disastrous presidency. If you don’t understand the gravity of Trump and the Republican Party’s assaults on democracy, public health, the rule of law, and human rights, well, you’re probably not reading this anyway.
Donald Trump’s “Stand back and stand by” dogwhistle to white supremacist terrorists, and his threats to reject the peaceful transition of…
Adapted from my book, Magic for the Resistance: Rituals and Spells for Change (2018, Llewellyn Worldwide). Although I’ve included the Amazon link, please purchase from a black-owned bookstore in your community if possible.
June 2020 addendum: This spell was created and published in 2018, but has never been more relevant or necessary than now. Please share among your witchy and magical friends.
This is a spell for justice in what has become an increasingly common situation — when an African-American is the victim of an unjust, extrajudicial killing by a police officer. I watched as my home city, Baltimore, was…
This meditative ritual, which can be done any time, in coordination with others or alone, empowers individuals to heal themselves and their loved ones. Simultaneously, it helps each of us increase compassion for ourselves and others in our time of chaos, anxiety, and uncertainty.
Think of this simple practice as a heart sanitizer.
The ritual is ecumenical, and can be done by anyone of any spiritual tradition (or none). As with all of the rituals and meditations I have created, view this as “open source” and tweak or alter to fit your tradition. Options and variations will be forthcoming.
I often get asked by newcomers to magic/witchcraft/occultism about how they can begin to learn and practice the magical arts. And it’s no surprise many of them are confused or intimidated—the subject is riddled with myths, nonsense, and absurd superstitions, and a lot of it has been perpetuated for hundreds of years.
First, let’s define magic, and then clear up some of the most common misconceptions surrounding it. For the purpose of this series, we will define magic very simply as:
The art of shaping reality and skewing probability in accordance with will.
Got that? Good.
(There’s much more to…
A spell to protect immigrants and refugees, especially those fleeing harm, and to encourage global fellowship and healing via the invocation and blessing of Hermes. This spell has been adapted from Magic for the Resistance: Rituals and Spells for Change (Llewellyn Worldwide).
Hermes is the god of travelers, roads, and borders (along with those who cross them). Travelers call upon him for protection during their journeys.
This should be considered an emergency working, especially in light of caged children, ICE raids, and continued scapegoating and maligning of refugees seeking escape from poverty and violence.
Although the phrase “no borders” is…
Adapted from Magic for the Resistance: Rituals and Spells for Change (Llewellyn Worldwide, 2018)
As conservatives and evangelicals continue to make gains in their crusade to control women’s bodies, we cannot afford to stay silent. If you, too, are outraged and angered by recent anti-choice legislative victories (notably in Georgia, Ohio, and Alabama), please consider adding a bit of #MagicResistance to your pro-choice activism.
Perform this ritual during your period (if you have one), in response to anti-choice votes or initiatives, to protect clinics under siege, or during the dark moon. Do this ritual at night, never in the daytime.
Fighting Nazi Scum with the #MagicResistance
This mass ritual takes place in the evening (any time) on Sunday, May 5th or any new moon thereafter. The spell is adapted from the Fuck Fascists working, which may be found in my book, Magic for the Resistance: Rituals and Spells for Change. The ritual requires a bit of preparation, but takes only a few minutes and is extremely powerful.
Begin this ritual at exactly 12:12am January 21st (or whatever that is in your time zone). In other words, begin your preparations before midnight on Sunday, January 20th. Apologies for the earlier error.
Components (on your altar)
Optional: You can incorporate the #BindTrump sigil in any form (candle, necklace, altar pendant, etc.) and add any moon-related objects you desire (moonstone, pearl, selenite, lunar herbs, etc.).
Preparation: Consecrate your space…
Written in 1991, after the end of the Gulf War. Published in Baltimore Resources and in the Lorax Society newsletter, the Truffulagram.
Republished on Medium today, December 4th, 2018, on the evening of the Trump Binding Spell and as the body of George Herbert Walker Bush lies in state.