Witches of the world will cast a “mass spell” on the commander-in-chief Friday night in a ritual that calls for an unflattering photo of Trump, a tower tarot card, salt, a candle, a feather and either the stub of an orange candle or a baby carrot.
The stroke-of-midnight rite is a “binding spell” to deter the President from doing harm — not a hex or curse meant to harm him, writer and magical thinker Michael M. Hughes, 50, explained to the Daily News.
“This I consider to be primarily a self-defense measure,” Hughes said. “So many of us are just overwhelmed with the assaults on civil liberties, immigrants, the environment … this felt like a way to reclaim our power and say, ‘We have power over you. You don’t have power over us.'”
Hughes, who says he has also protested through traditional outlets like marching, letter-writing and calling Congress, helped finesse the ritual instructions crafted by some private magic groups.
He then posted them to the politics site ExtraNewsFeed, where they went viral — drawing a global response from witches, traditional African spiritual groups, practitioners of hoodoo, voodoo and Santeria, and even Christian folk magicians.