President Trump can count on many plagues in the six months he’s been in the office, such as the leaks, endless obstructionism, and a mainstream media determined to cast him from the White House. But pop artist Lana Del Rey would like to add to his troubles and has already begun to do so—by casting a spell on him.
“Yeah, I did it, why not?” Del Rey told NME. “Look, I do a lot of s**t.”
She’s not the first to have made such a declaration.
In September 2015, witches in Brooklyn, New York, claimed to place hexes on Trump. “The magical menu included a hex to silence him, another to protect people of color from his evil, and one that would make him mourn the loss of his infamous comb-over. That’s right—a hair-loss curse,” Jezebel’s The Slot election blog reported. That’s not all.
College professors in Vermont, part of a “Feminists Against Trump” group, organized a “witch-in” last October to “cast magical spells of love and feminism to destroy the Great Orange One and the racism, xenophobia and sexism he feeds on.”
And earlier this year, witches around the world announced plans to cast spells on Trump.
“At the stroke of midnight Feb 24, March 26, April 24, May 23 … Ingredients can b found online,” Del Rey tweeted in a vague message on February 23.
It appears the 32-year-old musician encouraged her followers to join in mass spell bindings against Trump.
The Christian Nationalist Alliance announced a day of prayer on February 24 to counter the satanic curses.
“The devil’s power is only allowed to fester when we, the faithful, separate God from our society,” Kevin Ambrose of the Christian Nationalist Alliance wrote in February. “The vacuum which secularism creates is dangerous, and it is our duty as Christians to resist these attempts at every turn.”
“Demonic possession is on the rise in large part due to the easy access that young people have to the occult and satanic literature.”
Ambrose encouraged Christians to pray for protection and blessing over Trump and this country. “No need for altars, carrots, nor pins. We have a direct line of communication with our creator thanks to the sacrifice of our Lord upon the cross. Ask and you will receive,” he said.
The occult ritual against Trump calls for the use of a tarot card, candles, pin, water, salt, feather, and other items.
“Demonic possession is on the rise in large part due to the easy access that young people have to the occult and satanic literature,” Ambrose wrote. “This ‘binding’ is perhaps the best example of how the internet aids the mass spread of occultic knowledge, as people who have never thought about ‘spell casting’ before are now preparing to partake in a ritual that they learned about on Twitter.”
On a Facebook page dedicated to the occult spell-binding cause, organizers say the next “mass spell” takes place on August 19. The spell is to “bind Donald Trump and all those who abet him,” according to a “Bind Trump” Facebook page.
Event organizer Michael Hughes posted directions for the spell online. He directs spell binders to use an “unflattering photo of Trump” while casting the spell and to perform “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,” Hughes wrote.
The “Bind Trump” group also mocked a recent photo of Christian leaders praying over Donald Trump in the Oval Office.
“And bind, too, all those who enable his wickedness and those whose mouths speak his poisonous lies,” the group posted to accompany an edited version of Trump praying with Christians.
Evangelical leader Rodney Howard-Browne, who was at this event, led a prayer for the president. “What a humbling moment standing in the Oval Office,” Rodney wrote on Facebook. “We are going to see another great spiritual awakening.”