During last year’s Democratic primary, witches in Portland, Oregon held a ritual in a public park with candles, flowers, and a fake ballot box.

They chanted, “Be the Bern, be the Bern, be the Bern,” in support of Bernie Sanders.

It appears to have worked, Sanders took the state handedly.

The pagan religion Wicca is gaining traction among the far left, in part because of the delusion of “power” that comes along with it.

Love potions and shapeshifting popular with unattractive feminists? Who would have thought.

While Christianity is on the decline in the U.S., many claim witchcraft is joining Islam in drawing new converts, with many reports of witch groups placing hexes, the witch-version of a fatwa, on President Trump.

Chicago witches cast hex against President Trump near Trump Tower.

The self-proclaimed Oracle of Los Angeles, a witch named Amanda Yates Garcia who practices tarot card reading, spellcasting, energy healing, intuitive medium, shamanism, and is a “magical life coach” appeared on FOX’s Tucker Carlson Tonight  in September to explain the monthly spell she casts to “stop Trump harming people that I care about, and instituting policies that also harm me or other people that I care about.”

“Binding spells are like any other spells. They’re a symbolic action used to harness the powers of the imagination and achieve a tangible result,” Garcia said.

Although Garcia admitted the only action witches were taking was to close their eyes, use their imagination, and hope Trump would go away, left wing news publications came to her defense, claiming Garcia somehow bested Carlson in the interview.

“Carlson — as perhaps one would expect — homed in on inane subjects like whether or not spells were legal, or if ‘eye of newt’ was used in the spell casting. Witches have been performing this anti-Trump action monthly during the waning moon,” writer Jarret Lyons said in Salon.

Witches gather at Balboa Park to hex President Trump.

And Huffington Post jumped in to perform some hocus pocus in defense of the witch, reminding readers that, highlighting Garcia’s response to Carlson’s newt question:

“‘Eye of newt? Isn’t that from Shakespeare?’ she replied. ‘I think he was probably using a bit of poetic license. Most witches use what’s on hand, such as candles and paper,’ Garcia said.”

While eye of newt may not be a thing, fresh breast milk and fresh sperm might be. In 2016, a bizarre series of DNC emails released by Wikileaks showed that Tony Podesta, brother of John Podesta, had been invited to a “Spirit Cooking” dinner with performance artist Marina Abramovic.

According to numerous videos, “Spirit Cooking” involves a host of witchy rituals, including breast milk and sperm as ingredients. Abramovic is known for art that usually contains a masochistic or satanic theme. In one piece, she threw her fingernails, toenails, and hair into a flaming five-point star, which she later jumped into. In another exhibit a man lays on a mattress and screams until he can scream no more.

According to Witch School in 2011:

Wicca is America’s Fastest Growing religion, and it is anticipated by some Christian religious experts that it will become the third largest religion in the United States early in the 21st century, behind only Christianity and Islam. Just this week, a press release for the new book God’s Ghostbusters, by Defender Publishing quoted editor Thomas Horn “In the United States alone, there are now more than two hundred thousand registered witches and as many as 8 million unregistered practitioners of ‘the craft’.

Although it is unlikely that 8 million witches exist in the U.S., it is plausible that feminists make up the majority of witches around today.

Cited by feminist author Laurie Penny, the Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell (W.I.T.C.H.) described witchcraft by stating:

If you are a woman and dare to look within yourself, you are a Witch. You make your own rules. You are free and beautiful. You can be invisible or evident in how you choose to make your witch-self known. You can form your own Coven of sister Witches (thirteen is a cozy number for a group) and do your own actions . . . You are a Witch by saying aloud, “I am a Witch” three times, and thinking about that. You are a Witch by being female, untamed, angry, joyous, and immortal.

In her article, Penny also cites Erica Jong, the author of Witches, who claims:

Adolescence is a time when witchcraft exercises a great fascination. Disempowered by society and overwhelmed with physical changes, teenage girls fall in love with the idea of forming covens. . . . the more disempowered people are, the more they long for magic, which explains why magic becomes the province of women in a sexist society.

These two quotes point to witchcraft’s connection with feminism, something that becomes clear considering the “hex” placed on President Trump.

Pop star, and apparent witch, Lana Del Rey called for a hex to be placed upon President Trump in February. The idea was to encourage witches around the world to take part in a spell that would stop the President from harming the country, and possibly banish him from office.

The Facebook group “Bind Trump” was set up following the call by Del Rey. The group has been attempting to “hex” the President once a month since February.

Those that wish to take part in the ritual need:

  • Unflattering photo of Trump
  • Tower tarot card
  • Tiny stub of an orange candle
  • Pin or small nail
  • White candle representing the element of fire
  • Small bowl of water, representing elemental water
  • Small bowl of salt, representing elemental earth
  • Feather, representing the element of air
  • Matches or lighter
  • Ashtray or dish of sand

Vox described these “resistance witches,” as a “13,000-strong umbrella group of internet neo-pagans, Wiccans, solo practitioners who self-identify as ‘hedge witches,’ longtime magical practitioners in various traditions, and committed activists.”

One look at the website Witchsy supports the correlation between witches and feminists.

Products that are sold on the website include, “Times New Woman” tote bags, “Feminine Feminist” badges, and “Nasty Woman” t-shirts.

As Breitbart notes, the “feminist witch” brand seems to be popular as searching for the term on the website Etsy returns over 750 results.

Although these so-called “feminist witches” may enjoy their new “power,” it could put them in the targets of one of their favorite allies, Islamists.

According to Muslim scholars, practicing witchcraft is punishable by death.

A fatwa is a non-binding but authoritative legal opinion or learned interpretation that can be issued by a Muslim scholar. It is important to note that a fatwa is based on religious scripture, and can sometimes be regarded as a religious ruling.

According to Sheikh Muhammad Salih al-Munajjid, a well known Muslim scholar, “The hadd (Islamic prescribed) punishment for these people [witches] is execution. It has been proven from three of the sahabah (companions – may Allah be pleased with them) that the practitioners of witchcraft are to be put to death.”

When asked if it was permissible to kill people that practice witchcraft, despite the leadership of the country allowing the practice, Salih al-Munajjid answered by stating:

If it is proven that a person is doing witchcraft then it is obligatory to kill him because of his evil and the harm that he is doing to people.

It is not permissible at all to annul a punishment prescribed in sharee’ah. Even worse and more abhorrent than that is approving of the haraam deed and allowing the practitioner of witchcraft to work his magic in return for paying taxes.

This is a betrayal of trust which the ruler will be asked about on the Day of Resurrection, the Day on which he will bite his hand in regret, but it will be to no avail.

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Skeptical half-ginger Brit, former journalist at now defunct DANGEROUS. An advocate of free speech, always questioning the known.