Just in time for the Halloween season comes news that newly confirmed Justice Brett Kavanaugh may face his biggest challenge ever.

Brooklyn witches are brewing up a swirl of spells that they plan to unleash on US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

An occult bookstore in Bushwick called Catland promises to curse the newly-minted justice as well as “all rapists” and “the patriarchy” during the an Oct. 20 ritual that 1,000 have pledged to attend.

“He will be the focal point, but by no means the only target,” the event description reads. “So bring your rage and and all of the axes you’ve got to grind.”

The ritual is organized by a Brooklyn-based practitioner named Dakota Bracciale, who also conjured up three events to hex President Trump last year, according to The Huffington Post.

Frankly, even only judging by the past week’s successes (pastor freed, Kavanaugh confirmed, an emboldened GOP), I don’t think Bracciale is using the proper spells. (But please don’t tell her.)

Furthermore, witches across the nation are using “comfort magic” to soothe their souls over Trump’s most recent judicial appointment victory.

First, take a candle.

Then, pour some salt into your hand.

Then, keeping the grains in your palm, take a pen to write out a thank you to Christine Blasey Ford, the woman whose allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee — and now justice — Brett Kavanaugh, stunned a nation.

Or, if you prefer, simply say, “I believe you.”

It’s just one of the many quasi-religious rituals circulating the internet — particularly pagan and #resistance circles — in the wake of Kavanaugh’s confirmation. These rituals help self-identified witches process trauma, anger, and grief.

The Gratitude Spell was authored by Instagram user @celestight (who did not respond to request for comment) for the pagan political organization WitchtheVote, which mobilizes voters to support candidates that defend progressive and feminist causes.

Finally, to round out witch-based news, the producers of the reboot of the TV series Charmed are planning to focus on political issues. The original series, about three sisters who discover they are powerful witches after the death of their mother, featured two current “stars” of the #MeToo Movement, Alyssa Milano and Rose McGowan.

The reboot wasn’t always so clearly synchronized with the current charged moment in our culture. “In the development process, we imagined the show as a prequel set during the rise of the women’s movement [in the 1970s],” Jennie Snyder Urman, creator of the new “Charmed,” who also has “Jane the Virgin” on the network said. “Then the election happened. There was the shock of the morning after, and the anger at being shocked. It felt like we should be examining this present moment instead.”

Given that the producers of Roseanne are regretting their hasty decision to fire Roseanne Barr over her tweet, I don’t need a crystal ball to predict the new Charmed will be charmless and without an audience.

In conclusion, I suspect that this year’s spells will include snowflakes and bitter tears.


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