Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Those Trump-Hexers Sure Messed Up

After big wins in yesterday's so-called "Acela Primary," Donald Trump is in a good position to win the Republican presidential nomination over his remaining rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich. Back in September, a group of self-proclaimed witches attempted to hex Donald Trump with the intention of ending his campaign for president. While I'm not personally a Trump supporter, as a student of magick it is my duty to call this like I see it - those hexers somehow really messed up.

Their spells, very clearly, have not accomplished a thing. Trump is stronger than ever. Cruz and Kasich attempted to form an alliance to deny him an outright win, but it collapsed practically overnight. I should also point out that as a Christian Reconstructionist, Cruz would probably be a worse president than Trump from where I'm sitting as a member of a minority, non-Muslim religion. In my opinion, Trump is mostly a pragmatist while Cruz is a dangerous ideologue.

So looking back on the spell and how it was put together, what went wrong? All I have to go on is the video that this group of witches posted on YouTube, and some of the "spells" performed are amusing but don't look very magically effective. A few of them, however, looked like traditional Hoodoo-type methods that in theory should have worked. They just didn't. Since September, Trump has vanquished rival after rival in primaries all over the country.

From the video you can see that each member of the group did their own thing, employing a wide variety of methods, rather than pooling their efforts into any sort of a group rite. You can make an argument either way; a bunch of smaller rituals could take advantage of the shoaling effect, with many smaller operations targeting various aspects of Trump's campaign all at once. But at the same time, without coordination it is very possible that the few effective spells in the bunch may have gotten in each others way.

I also think that posting the video on YouTube was probably a mistake. It got hits, and parts of it were funny, but it also gave Trump even more free media coverage - something he excels at exploiting. In cultures where belief in magick is widespread, you can sometimes increase your spell's effectiveness by telling your target they have been cursed, but in the Western world belief in magick is so sparse that I doubt it has any effect. If anything, it usually provokes skepticism and little more.

Personally, I think the wisest course is always to keep your casting secret while your spell does its work. Either the magick works or it doesn't, and then even if it fails it can provide you with valuable experimental data. On the other hand, if you publicly announce what you're doing or what you did before the spell has a chance to run, you potentially are skewing your sample with all sorts of suggestion effects and so forth. And in a field as media-heavy as politics, you run the risk of making people who don't like "witches" more likely to support whoever it is you're hexing.

I do perform political operations, as I will be covering in more detail in my next Enochian book, Mastering the Thirty Aires. I also cover some of that material in my Introduction to the Thirty Aires lecture that I have transcribed here on Augoeides. I always keep them secret, never announcing to anyone outside my magical working group what I'm doing. We have also found that we seem to get better results when we pool our efforts rather than trying to rely on shoaling, but I still am not sure why that has been the case.

So next time, I suggest that these would-be hexers take this critique into account. It's possible that Trump, as a master media manipulator, is something of a special case, but I still think my points stand. By adhering to them, I have gotten good results on a pretty reliable basis.

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Ivy Bromius said...

What about all the people who hexed FOR Trump to get the nomination?

Imperator David Griffin said...

You overlook the obvious. They were simply "trumped" by better Magicians.

Scott Stenwick said...

Sure, other magicians could have been hexing for Trump. I never heard of any such operations, but that actually would support my point about keeping them secret for better results.

Dacia Pacea said...

It would definitely have been better for them if they did a brainstorming on social media to plan their attack carefully and in detail.

From what I've found out, many witches (if not all) hate Trump and want him out of the picture. There are also alot of witchcraft related pages and groups on FB alone, so there wouldn't be too difficult to plan such a working.

In my view, Trump will loose in the end, being just a jocker who's role in this whole show - the presidential elections - is to make Clinton president.

ps: it seems there's a problem posting on your For Great Justice article, so I tagged you on FB.

Knight of Pan said...

Then there's this from Liber AL, "Behold! these be grave mysteries; for there are also of my friends who be hermits. Now think not to find them in the forest or on the mountain; but in beds of purple, caressed by magnificent beasts of women with large limbs, and fire and light in their eyes, and masses of flaming hair about them; there shall ye find them. Ye shall see them at rule, at victorious armies, at all the joy; and there shall be in them a joy a million times greater than this. Beware lest any force another, King against King! Love one another with burning hearts; on the low men trample in the fierce lust of your pride, in the day of your wrath."

Scott Stenwick said...

I personally have a hard time seeing Trump as that kind of Hermit. He seems like too much of a doofus, but I suppose a king can choose his garment as he will. Still, what does that say about the guy's judgment if it's true?

Also, do you think Melania has large limbs? They look pretty normal-sized to me. ;)