Use This Spell to Bind Trump and His Cronies
Some of us at Defiant are pagans and we’ve noticed a peculiar bit of ritual magick making the rounds on the internet in the past two weeks. The anonymously penned ritual purports to be a binding aimed at keeping Trump and his cronies from doing harm over the next four years. Defiant’s crack team of occult journalists took a look at the work, confirmed its bonafides and we republish it here with some suggestions and tweaks.
Readers may mock magick’s ability to play a part in politics, but this was the first election cycle — to the best of our knowledge — where the political right employed an army of chaos magickians to turn the tide in favor of Trump. To some in the alt-right, Pepe the cartoon frog isn’t just a meme — but an avatar of Egyptian chaos god Kek.
This isn’t a joke. Followers such as Richard Spencer absolutely believe they helped swing the election from Trump through elaborate ritual magick spread across viral memes on the internet. For practitioners, all those Pepe memes weren’t just crass humor but elaborate sigils aimed at launching The Donald into the highest office in the land.
Look how it turned out. This ritual is an act of defiance, one witches, warlocks, magickians and sigilkiddies should start on Feb. 24 … and repeat every month until we achieve results.
A Spell to Bind Donald Trump and All Those Who Abet Him (Defiant Variant)
To be performed at midnight on every waning crescent moon until he is removed from office. 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.
See below for the upcoming dates. Some lodges/covens are doing a variation of this as a group working, while a number of solitary practitioners are planning to connect and livestream via Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.
Unflattering photo of Trump (small); Click here for one you can print
Tower tarot card (from any deck)
Tiny stub of an orange candle; here’s a pack of 12 cheap on 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; Defiant suggests this beauty
Piece of pyrite (fool’s gold)
Black thread (for traditional binding variant)
If you can’t find an orange candle, Defiant suggests a shriveled Cheeto, preferably the smallest one in the bag. A baby carrot will also work.
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. Defiant suggests using the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram to cleanse the ritual space. Though we’ve lit Virgin de Guadalupe devotional candles in a pinch.
Aspiring occultists not interested in Catholic iconography of Crowley’s moldy leftovers may seek comfort in various pop culture hero adorned devotional candles. Defiant thinks St. John Waters would be good for this working.
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
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With the ritual complete, the practitioner should cleanse their space. Go through the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram again, thank your protective spirits for their guidance or just laugh at the absurdity of what just happened.
The Michael M. Hughes variant of the ritual suggests grabbing a bite to eat and burying your orange candle stub at a crossroads or near running water. Sound advice, best to get rid of the orange thing.
For people who can’t get an orange candle on short notice, Hughes also points out that a baby carrot would work just as well. In that case, light the picture with the white candle flame. Defiant’s resident pagans will use a cheeto in place of the carrot and candle. Once the ritual is over, we’ll smash it and scatter it into the water.
The first waning moon is set for Feb. 24 at midnight. The special moon phase occurs again on March 26, April 24, May 23, June 21, July 21 and August 19. Keep hammering the bastards every month until Trump’s hideous reign is over.
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