Witches: they're not just one of the key fashion inspirations lately percolating in the industry, they're also politically active. In case you're not tuned into the sorcery world, witches of the world are planning en masse to put a hex on President Donald Trump, and the spellbinding Lana Del Rey will be among them. Oh, and good news, witchy friends, there's room in her coven for you.
Calling on fellow spell-casters to join in, Del Rey, who appropriately just released a celestial-themed music video for her new single "Love," posted a photo of herself looking straight into your soul on Twitter, along with the time of Friday night's spell-fest and the dates of the upcoming waning crescent moons, during which the spell will be recast (unless the first one works its magic well enough to oust Trump from office first). "At the stroke of midnight Feb. 24, March 26, April 24, May 23," she wrote.
Even though this retro moon princess will use her witchcraft to take down a president, she can't do everything, so she recommends that those looking to join the witching hour use the magic of Google to find out about the necessary supplies. "Ingredients can b found online," per Mistress Del Rey.
Details of the event spread far and wide through witchcraft forums, with the ritual eventually being clearly outlined in full by paranormal writer Michael M. Hughes at Extra Newsfeed and garnering its own Facebook event (because even the witches are on Facebook). According to Hughes, the binding spell "seeks to restrain someone from doing harm...In other words, this is not the equivalent of magically punching a Nazi; rather, it is ripping the bullhorn from his hands, smashing his phone so he can’t tweet, tying him up, and throwing him in a dark basement where he can’t hurt anyone."
He also recommends really feeling the spell as you're reciting. We knew Del Rey's haunting voice wasn't just for musical entertainment.
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