The Magical Battle for America 8.4.19


Now’s probably a good time to remind everyone to check/refresh the wards on your home or wherever you do this work.  (No, really.  You really need to do this.)  Be sure that you’re rested, grounded, and in a comfortable position.  Maybe wrap up in a blanket or cloak and grasp an herb, stone, or talisman that matters to you.  Grow your roots, send them deep into the soil, let them intertwine and grow small hairs to attach to the mycelia in your own landbase.


Anchor yourself firmly to your landbase.  Does your landbase have anything to tell you today?  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.  What’s become familiar to you?  A tuft of prairie grass?  Buffalo off in the distance?  The scent of sand carried on the wind?  You’ve been involved in a months-long magical working here, joined with magic workers from across the globe.  Feel your connection to this place on the astral plane. It is always here for you, always a source of strength.

This week we have seen several more “mass shootings,” — attacks by white supremacists.  Inflamed and radicalized by Trump’s racism and his fascist rallies and encouraged by Fox and sites on the internet, these men arm themselves with weapons of destruction and attack American citizens going about their business — shopping, worshipping, going out for dinner, watching a movie.

As you stand on your hillock, call to your favorite Trickster.  It might be Hermes, or Coyote, or Raven.  It might be Brother Fox, or Bugs Bunny, or Puck.  American Tricksters may be particularly appropriate for this working.  Watch as the Trickster becomes three-dimensional and you can see them in every detail.  You may want to do a trick of your own to catch Trickster’s attention.  Do you know a joke you can tell them, a card trick, a silly song?  Once you have Trickster’s attention, ask them to interfere in the plans of men who want to attack us.  Maybe their cars need to develop engine trouble, their computers fail when they go to post their “manifestos,” their guns jam when they try to use them.  Maybe they need to make a wrong turn, develop a bad summer cold, or get arrested for a broken headlight.  Maybe they need to be turned in at the last minute by one of their confederates.  Maybe they need to have their credit card rejected when they go to buy bullets.  However Trickster works, whatever intricate plan Trickster devises, the end result is that the fascist is unable to carry out his plan.

As you see Trickster’s magic working, thank them for their aid.  Although you may never hear about the plots that Trickster foils, let them know that you are grateful.

Slowly, come down from your hillock and begin to walk back to your own landbase.

Open your eyes.  Rub your arms and face.  Notice the detail that you selected to call yourself back.  Drink something, maybe mango juice or coconut water.  Have something to eat, maybe some popcorn or watermelon.  Maybe you can set up a small altar dedicated to Trickster.  (If so, please post a picture!!)  You may want to repeat this working several times this week.  You may want to journal about it.  Are you inspired to make any art? If you’re willing, please share in comments what happened and how this working went.


3 responses to “The Magical Battle for America 8.4.19

  1. Would PT Barnum count as an American Trickster? He came to mind as I was reading this, and as much as I love coyote, I do not want to appropriate.

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