One very good thing happened this week and it was easy to overlook in between all of the madness. Stephen Bannon, one of the most evil people in the Trump administration, has been ejected from the White House.
You’ll hear people say this doesn’t matter, that he’ll do as much damage outside as in, but I disagree.
The White House has become, over decades and decades, full of the kind of power and energy that evil magic workers long to access. I believe that Bannon is one of those people (just as Dion Fortune believed that Hitler was using evil occultists, or perhaps vice versa) and having him out of the White House is, in my opinion, one of the best things that’s happened since the mis-Inauguration.
You’ll also hear people say that we still have a very long way to go, that there are still many people in government intent on doing as much harm as possible, and that we can’t afford to celebrate just now. but I disagree.
Sure, we still have a long way to go. But we very much need to celebrate our victories when they come. And if you’ve been doing these magical workings for America, if you’ve demonstrated, called your representatives, written letters, etc, then you helped to bring about this victory, the ejection of this evil magician from the seat of American power. I think that, in particular, the working we did to place a pentagram of protection over America was important. So pat yourself on the back, take a deep breath, and enjoy this major victory.
Now’s probably a good time to remind everyone to check/refresh the wards on your home or wherever you do this work. Be sure that you’re rested, grounded, and in a comfortable position.
Anchor yourself firmly to your landbase. Notice a small detail that will call you back when this working is finished.
Ground and center. Cast a circle.
As you move to our American plain on the astral plane, you can see again the safe hillock where you do your work. You can see the five giant banners, shining in the sky: Walden Pond, the Underground Railroad, the Cowboy, the Salmon, and Lady Liberty. Do they seem more defined since we began our work? Do they have anything special to tell you this week?
For a few moments, just sit on your hillock and allow yourself to become comfortable. This place should be feeling very real to you by now; we’ve been working together to create it for months and months. Has one of our workings been more important to you than the others? Maybe working with American tricksters really resonated for you or perhaps you felt a strong magical connection to Johnny Appleseed, to the workers on the underground railroad, or to the salmon. Maybe calling to your immigrant ancestors was powerful for you or maybe chanting with the Indigenous Grandmothers let you know that your magic is strong.
Take some time and recall whichever experience has given you the best results. Thank the entities that worked with you. Lie down on the ground and allow the power of the American landbase to flow through you, filling you with energy, power, health. If you’re willing, dream along with the landbase for a bit. What dreams does America have for itself?
Stand and see the lovely vessel at your feet. Lift it and look at the sparkling clear water that it holds. Pour a libation of thanks that the White House has been cleansed of this particular scourge. As the water seeps into the land, see the land gathering the resources to cleanse even more evil from the seat of power. Promise the landbase that you’ll be back to work with it.
As you sit and rest, know that you are not working alone. The Resistance — both magical and in all of its mundane (phone banking, check writing, representative calling, letter writing, canvassing, voting, volunteering, tutoring, restoring wetlands, growing plants for bees) manifestations — is huge. Know that you are a powerful worker of magic, rooted in your very own landbase, working with the strong archetypes of this land, assisted by countless unseen others who labor in league with you. You are brave and growing braver. Your magic and your practical workings can make the difference.
Return to your own body, your own landbase. Open your eyes. Rub your face, move your arms and legs. Notice the detail you selected to call you back from the astral. Open your circle. Drink something, maybe a glass of champagne or some orange juice. If you like, have something to eat, maybe a cupcake or a piece of fruit.
During the course of this week, you may want to visit the bannered prairie several times in order to strengthen its presence on the astral. You may want to repeat this working several times. You may want to place something on your altar to remind you of this victory. You may want to journal about it. Are you inspired to make any art? Can you sit beside a warm fire, or light incense, or stare into a candle? What actions are you inspired to take for the Resistance? If you’re willing, please share in comments what happened and how this working went.
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