It has come to our attention here at 33P that there is a rumor of a ritual to bind Donald Trump going around.
This got us wondering to what extent this could influence things. Obviously, magick isn’t rocket science, so we can only speculate based on precedent. Does such precedent exist? Well, if you believe Gerald Gardener, the guy who brought us modern Wicca, yes it does.
According to Gardner, a group of English witches got together in 1940 and threw a bunch of mumbo-jumbo at Hitler.
Hardly conclusive, but every bit counts.
In the ancient world, competing gods were often evoked by both sides before a battle. The old testament is full of stories about gods being defeated by the superior magick of the people whose history was being told. Here’s a list of ways more modern folks have evoked the power of the occult in warfare.
Still more recently the 4channers (accidental/emergent) evocation of the “god” Kek is the stuff of internet legend.
In the ritualized mock combat we call sports it’s fairly common to pray before a match, with some teams going farther and evoking actual magick, with the Rwandan Soccer Federation going so far as to ban witchcraft because of some weird shit.
As modern rational people, we can’t help but recognize that magick is just a bunch of superstitious nonsense, right? But still, even if it’s just a strong nocebo we think it’s still worth a shot.