Witches are planning to put a hex on Brett Kavanaugh
Witches are preparing to place a hex on new Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh.
More than 1,000 people have pledged to attend the ritual on October 20 at Catland, a metaphysical shop in Brooklyn, after the judge was confirmed to the court earlier this month despite allegations of sexual misconduct — to the horror of LGBT+ rights groups, among others.
The event, which is organised by Catland co-owner and self-described “transgender wolfqueen witch-goddess” Dakota Bracciale, will also place a hex on “all rapists and the patriarchy at large which emboldens, rewards and protects them,” according to its description on Facebook.
The explanation continues: “We are embracing witchcraft’s true roots as the magik of the poor, the downtrodden and disenfranchised and it’s history as often the only weapon, the only means of exacting justice available to those of us who have been wronged by men just like him.”
Catland will charge attendees $10 if they can afford it, with 50 percent of proceeds to be shared equally between the Ali Forney Centre — which helps LGBT+ homeless youth — and reproductive healthcare non-profit Planned Parenthood.
Bracciale’s shop only has a capacity of 60, but they have pledged to livestream the ritual, complete with instructions for those at home, according to the HuffPost.
Bracciale, who uses they/them pronouns, said that the shop will gather graveyard dirt and coffin nails for the hex, as well as photos and effigies of Kavanaugh.
And they said that non-believers can also find meaning in the ritual, explaining: “Even if you don’t believe in the magic of it, you’re given the space and the affirmation, having your voice heard, feeling a sense of fellowship and camaraderie.
“We’re putting out the message that you’re not alone, we’re not leaving you alone with the monsters.”
They added that anyone who wishes to direct their anger at other people can do so, saying: “He will be the focal point, but by no means the only target, so bring your rage and and all of the axes you’ve got to grind.
“There will also be a second ritual afterward — ‘The Rites of the Scorned One’ — which seeks to validate, affirm, uphold and support those of us who have been wronged and who refuse to be silent any longer.”
The ritual comes after singer Lana Del Rey joined a group of witches for a mass binding spell to neutralise President Donald Trump last year.
The event was billed as the “largest mass binding spell in history,” and was intended to “prevent Donald Trump from doing harm.”