Witchcraft Spells Being Cast Following Kavanaugh Confirmation

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The witch trial of Justice Brett Kavanaugh has inspired actual witches to cast spells in his name, including the organization of a "Hex Kavanaugh" event.

According to Vox, "many quasi-religious rituals" are making the rounds in the halls of social media that are meant to "help self-identified witches process trauma, anger, and grief" in the wake of Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.

One popular spell is the "Gratitude Spell" authored by Instagram user @celestight for the pagan political organization WitchTheVote that focuses on feminist causes like child sacrif — I mean, abortion.

"In this open-ended spell, participants might choose to make a sigil — a sacred sign — on the paper, or vary their tribute to Ford in accordance with their own personal experiences and history," reports Vox. "They might, if they so choose, send their note to Ford directly."

It's no secret that witchcraft and feminism go together like Hillary Clinton and Planned Parenthood, but the practice has especially seen an uptick during the Trump era. Since day one of his administration, these feminist witches have performed a variety of spells and hexes to "bind" the president from implementing policies they dislike. Considering that Kavanaugh made it to the Supreme Court, the spells are clearly not working.

Both Christianity and Judaism regard witchcraft and astrology as demonic practices.

A Gratitude Spell for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford Tools: A candle and lighter/matches Salt Paper and pen/pencil Sit or stand wherever you're comfortable. Ground yourself and light the candle. Pour some salt into one hand and hold it gently while you write a thank you to Dr. Ford, something like "Thank you Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for your courage and sacrifice" or even just a simple "I believe you, I support you". You can make it a sigil if you want. Now sprinkle your salt over your note, and picture the salt glowing softly, blanketing the paper. Place your hands just above your salted note, not quite touching it. Close your eyes and picture all your gratitude and loving support pouring from your hands in the form of warm light. Feel its tinglies flowing from your palms and dancing around the note, making the salt sparkle like prisms. Picture the salt absorbing all of the abuse and threats that Dr. Ford and her family have suffered through this ordeal. Brush the salt off the note, sweeping all that gross energy away with it. When you feel you've poured all the support you can into the note and cleared all the salt off, picture Dr. Ford seeing it in front of her, reading it, and putting it in her pocket. Stay in this space with her for a few moments or longer. If you'd like to send your note to Dr. Ford, you can send it to: Christine Blasey Ford c/o Rep. Anna Enshoo 698 Emerson St. Palo Alto, CA 94301 If not, you can roll it up and carry it around like a talisman, bury it in one of your houseplants, or add it to a sacred space. The end of the spell is to take action. Read up on ballot questions, register your friends to vote, donate to organizations for sexual assault survivors if you can. Let survivors know you believe them. Don't stop. : @sogayjen

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