Witches And Christians Went Head-To-Head During A Spell Of "Magical Resistance" Against Trump

Only 1690s kids will understand.

At the stroke of midnight on Saturday, a small group gathered outside Trump Tower in New York to cast a spell of "magical resistance" on the president.

At Trump Tower tonight, ~15-20 witches (& non-witches) cast a binding spell on Trump while one Christian mystic sho… https://t.co/YhDrLSFJ8o

The mass spell, which was organized by self-identified magician Michael Hughes, is a binding spell — meaning it's intended to restrain Trump's power, rather than cause harm.

The group outside Trump Tower group was a varied one — some called themselves witches, some practiced spells and tarot but didn't identify as witches, and a few had never cast a spell before.

Also, Lana Del Rey maybe participated, so there's that.

One woman, who told BuzzFeed News she is a "Christian mystic" named Donna, shouted a counter-prayer while brandishing a mirror at the witches to "reflect" the spell back on them.

Donna wasn't the only Christian who attempted to "protect" Trump from the witches — countless Christians have been tweeting anti-witch prayers and religious imagery after one Christian Nationalist website put out a call to action.

Newsflash witches: Jesus wins. #bindtrump 😂😂😂

#bindtrump too bad @realDonaldTrump @potus is protected from the devil

Good luck with that. @POTUS @realdonaldtrump has this guy on his side. #Pray4DJT #MAGA #Winning #AmericaFirst… https://t.co/TDB3hJwFeW

"We’re not wishing anyone harm, we’re trying to prevent it," Kat (pictured left), a longtime studier of paganism and Wiccanism, a Catholic, and a lawyer, told BuzzFeed News.

And while Irwin wasn't certain whether or not the spell — the first she ever cast — would have "real world effects," she thought it was worth a shot.

At one point following the spell, Irwin and Donna faced off, arguing and singing "They'll Know We Are Christians by Our Love" at each other.

At the Trump spell, an anti-witch Christian mystic & non-witch Christian who did the spell sang "They Will Know We… https://t.co/uM6ZzO9cOm

Katy Bohinc, a data scientist and poet who said she "regularly practices spells," said she's also been "resisting every way I possibly can without skipping work, but it may come to that."

Davy Ran, a domestic violence counselor, is Jewish and practices Kabbalah, as well as palm reading and tarot cards. She showed up too.

Many witches outside of New York joined in, too. One coven in Mississippi came together for the protest spell.

#bindtrump Before/after photos of the ritual. Had a great time getting the coven together. Windy as hell tho, had a… https://t.co/NS4cBJhUK8

"We felt like we really needed to, and had to, given all the harm President Trump has caused since he took office," a high school-aged witch who goes by Hazel told BuzzFeed News.

"We did it because we believe that our collective energies and voices can really make a difference."

And most of the witches said they've been resisting in ~non-magical~ ways too. Brigette Thornes, an adjunct professor and novelist, said she's been regularly calling her representatives.

You guys I think #bindtrump is good for your chakras. I'm breathing better. 💃🏻

And she doesn't think the Christian naysayers understand what the spell was all about.

"There was no call for harm to come to Trump HIMSELF, but rather to his hateful policies. I'm not sure what's Christian about supporting DAPL or privatized prisons, for example, but anyway," she said.

And Bennett, an 18-year-old from Virginia who's been practicing witchcraft since they were 10, has gone to protests and made lots of phone calls as well.

Bind them in chains Bind their tongues Bind their works Bind their wickedness #bindtrump

"I think something should be done, and while I have been protesting and contacting my representatives, this is something I felt very strongly about considering that witchcraft is one of the biggest parts of my life," they said.

Even people outside America joined in, including Esme, a mother, student, and office worker in the UK.

So I took part in the #BindTrump ritual last night. Yuge Magicks.

"The idea is that if lots of witches do the same spell at the same time the combined energy would nudge the universe into action," she said.

Lisa, a Seattle-based witch and community health clinic worker, said the spell made her feel "connected to something very powerful."

"The binding spell is one way to counter the toxic energy seeping out of the White House," she said.

"I believe that life is sacred and we must protect ourselves and each other from those who would defile and dehumanize us. Trans lives matter. Black lives matter. Humans are not illegal. No Muslim ban."

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