Brooklyn witches plan ‘a public hex on Brett Kavanaugh!

Dozens of witches say they plan to gather in New York City this month to hex Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was sworn in to the nation’s highest court last week despite facing several allegations of sexual misconduct.

Dakota Bracciale, a Brooklyn-based witch who is organizing the Oct. 20 event, said the witches see the hex as a radical act of resistance that continues witchcraft’s long history as a refuge and weapon for the “oppressed, downtrodden and marginalized.”

“Witchcraft has been used throughout history as a tool and ally for people on the fringes of society who will not ever really get justice through the powers that be,” Bracciale told HuffPost. “So they have to exact their own justice.”

Bracciale, who organized three hexes against President Donald Trump last year, said the ritual is meant to be cathartic for victims of sexual assault. Kavanaugh will apparently be a focal point for the hex, but not the only target. The public hex is meant to exact revenge on “all rapists and the patriarchy at large which emboldens, rewards and protects them,” a Facebook page dedicated to the event states.

Days before Kavanaugh’s confirmation, California professor Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that she was “100 percent” certain Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her in the 1980s when they were both in high school. Two other women also came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against the then-nominee for the high court. Kavanaugh denied the allegations against him.

Kavanaugh’s confirmation unleashed a wave of anger from survivors of sexual assault. Many believed it sent a harmful message to victims ― suggesting that even if they are praised as “credible,” as Ford was, their assailants will still escape punishment.

Bracciale said Kavanaugh’s confirmation was more proof that survivors of sexual assault may not get the justice they need by going through the courts, and that the hex is about “exacting justice that would otherwise be denied to you.”

Hexes are “not something you do lightly,” Bracciale added, “but it is something you have in your arsenal or toolbox.”

Bracciale said a hex is fundamentally different from a “binding” spell, which is about trying to block someone from doing something and limits others’ agency. A hex is a more direct attack that treats its target as an equal in a supernatural fistfight, Bracciale said.

While some modern-day witches are opposed to the idea of placing hexes or curses on others because of the potential harm it could cause, Bracciale said witches who claim witchcraft is all about “good vibes and good thoughts” don’t have “an existence that calls for this type of thing.”

“But many of us do,” Bracciale said. “Witchcraft was always practiced by people who were cast out, harmed by society and had to make their own way.”

The hexing ritual is scheduled to take place at Catland, an occult bookstore and spiritual community space in Brooklyn. It will involve photos and effigies of Kavanaugh, Bracciale said, along with graveyard dirt and coffin nails.

The exact spells spoken during the ritual will be determined by the needs of the group that assembles for the hex, Bracciale said, explaining that some people may want to add words that place a hex on their rapists or abusive partners.

About 1,000 people say they have plans to attend the sold-out event, which only has a capacity for 60. Catland is planning to livestream the hex and distribute instructions on social media for people who want to replicate the ritual at home.

Half of Catland’s proceeds from the event will be donated to Planned Parenthood and the Ali Forney Center, a New York City shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth.

While many at the event will likely believe in the power of the hex to harm to its target, Bracciale said the event will probably also attract secular people who are drawn by the sense of community the ritual creates.

“Even if you don’t believe in the magic of it, you’re given the space and the affirmation, having your voice heard, feeling a sense of fellowship and camaraderie,” Bracciale said. “We’re putting out the message that you’re not alone, we’re not leaving you alone with the monsters.”

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EXCLUSIVE: Beyoncé’s former drummer tells DailyMailTV she’s been ‘bullied’ by the superstar, claiming she put a spell on her cat and ruined her love life by ‘jumping into other bodies’ to watch her be intimate with partners

  • Kimberly Thompson claims Beyoncé is hell-bent on destroying every aspect of her life, including her career, relationships and finances, all out of jealousy
  • The 37-year-old, who was in Beyoncé’s all girl band as drummer for seven years, filed for a restraining order against the singer in a bid to ‘cut the cord’
  • The musician says the superstar practices witchcraft, casting spells on her kitten and on her, which allowed her to be ‘manipulated sexually’
  • She told DailyMailTV: ‘She’s just been… just basically doing anything and everything to damage any type of happiness that I could have’
  • Thompson believes Beyoncé has paid people to fire her from jobs 
  • She filed the restraining order not as a publicity stunt but ‘to cut the cord’ with someone she once loved and ‘put on a pedestal’
  • The drummer said she hopes others who have been in similar situations are inspired to do the same and stand up for themselves.

Beyoncé‘s former drummer has spoken out about the years of torment she claims she has suffered at the hands of the superstar, alleging Beyoncé put a spell on her cat and ruined her love life, she revealed in an exclusive interview with DailyMailTV.

Kimberly Thompson filed for a restraining order against Beyoncé, claiming for the past six years the singer has led a campaign of harassment against her that included the practice of witchcraft and ‘magic spells of sexual molestation’.

The 37-year-old, who was in Beyoncé’s all-girl band as a drummer for seven years, accuses her of being hell-bent on destroying every aspect of her life, including her career, relationships and finances, all out of jealousy.

Thompson spoke to DailyMailTV in a desperate attempt to have Beyoncé leave her alone, explaining: ‘She’s not been able to let me go, she’s not been able to let me progress into a mature woman and work with other people.

‘She’s just been… basically doing anything and everything to damage any type of happiness that I could have.’

507C346500000578-6202293-image-a-2_1537802161125Kimberly Thompson claims Beyoncé is hell-bent on destroying every aspect of her life, including her career, relationships and finances, all out of jealousy

509C34F800000578-6202293-image-m-4_1537806253716Thompson filed for a restraining order against Beyoncé, claiming for the past six years she led a campaign of harassment against her that included the practice of witchcraft and ‘magic spells of sexual molestation’

Thompson said she filed the restraining order not as a publicity stunt but ‘to cut the cord’ with someone she once loved and ‘put on a pedestal’.

The drummer said she hopes others who have been in similar situations are inspired to do the same and stand up for themselves.

Thompson said to DailyMailTV: ‘I’ve just been bullied this entire time.

‘This has been going on for a very long time so it has taken god’s strength to really make me get up and stand up for myself, starting with the restraining order.

‘I don’t want anything to do with this person at all.

‘This has been a complete nightmare. I’ve been absolutely, brutally abused by her trying to control everything I’m doing,’ she claims.

Despite Thompson’s claims of harassment, a judge denied her request for a temporary restraining order.

Beyoncé, who is currently on tour with her husband Jay-Z, has not commented on the allegations.

Thompson claims Beyoncé used witchcraft that allowed her to be ‘manipulated sexually’, saying the singer did this by ‘jumping into other bodies’ to watch her be intimate with partners.

Thompson said she came to a breaking point a year ago when she found out from two psychics that Beyoncé had cast a spell on her kitten, which had been brutally attacking her.

Thompson said she only had the cat for around a month before the animal started behaving strangely and ‘doing weird magical stuff’.

509C446200000578-6202293-image-a-8_1537808406117Thompson told DailyMailTV: ‘I’ve just been bullied this entire time. This has been going on for a very long time so it has taken god’s strength to really make me get up and stand up for myself, starting with the restraining order’

She said: ‘I was getting abused. Every time I came home from work to rest, I was just being abused to the point where I’m still healing from a scratch on my rib cage.

‘It drew blood, it was awful. It was so manic and gnarly that I ended up calling two psychics. I got the word from the first psychic and I didn’t want to believe it.

‘So I called later to get a confirmation to make sure, because I didn’t want to believe.

‘They were like the cat has a spell on it. I said what about [Beyoncé] and they were like yes, [Beyoncé] put a spell on the cat and you need to get rid of it right away, otherwise you’ll be in really, really, huge trouble.’

Thompson claims that Beyoncé later had the cat killed, which ‘ripped out’ her heart.

In a bid to get away from the singer’s alleged control, Thompson says she attempted to move cities but claims Beyoncé still found a way ‘to manipulate and control that’.

She explained: ‘It was a very wicked tactic to keep me down, to keep me under some type of control. I’ve had enough.

‘This has been going on since 2006 and just has been getting worse, and worse and worse.

‘For a very long time, I put this person on a pedestal, I loved them… and the entire time, this person was casting spells, and manipulating and controlling my job situation, my relationships, just all kind of things.’

509C446A00000578-6202293-image-a-9_1537808489517Thompson claims Beyoncé put witchcraft spells on her that allowed her to be ‘manipulated sexually’, saying the singer did this by ‘jumping into other bodies’ and watched her be intimate with partners.

Thompson said she regrets ever working with the superstar, adding: ‘I’m even embarrassed that I have worked with them because it has literally shattered every thing that I tried to build after doing that work in my life.

‘I always said when I was a kid, I never would want to regret anything, but this I regret.

‘I regret that we ever worked together because it has turned my life completely upside down.’

Thompson claims Beyoncé has gone as far as to use her ideas, even encouraging other celebrities to do the same.

She said: ‘I have a lot to give to the world and she’s just, I think there’s a huge amount of jealousy there that she hasn’t discussed with me.

‘It’s just been a nightmare to try and move on and do other things for other people without it getting totally destroyed.

‘Other people I’ve worked with have been paid to fire me. I found this out and then it just kept happening. It was a pattern.’

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Study: A Voodoo Doll Of The Boss Will Make Your Employees Happier!?

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Allowing disgruntled staff to stab voodoo dolls of their boss could help them feel less resentful and improve the quality of their work, a new study has suggested.

According to the Health and Safety Executive, more than 12 million Britons are forced to take time off work each year because of stress and anxiety, often caused by pressure from overbearing or abusive managers.

But rather than allowing staff to brood over their mistreatment, which can be detrimental to work, business experts have suggested they should be allowed to take out their anger on voodoo dolls.

A study of 229 workers in the US and Canada found that engaging in ‘symbolic retaliation’ lowered feelings of injustice by one third.

Although revenge is often viewed negatively, the researchers say the findings highlight ‘the largely overlooked benefit of retaliation from the victim’s perspective.’

Assistant Professor Dr Lindie Liang, of Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario Canada said voodoo dolls could help staff

“As weird as it sounds, yes,” she said  “We found a simple and harmless symbolic act of retaliation can make people feel like they’re getting even and restoring their sense of fairness.

“It may not have to be a voodoo doll per se: theoretically anything that serves as a symbolic act of retaliation, like throwing darts at a picture of your boss, might work.

Symbolically retaliating against an abusive boss can benefit employees psychologically by allowing them to restore their sense of justice in the workplace.”

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The participants in the study used an online voodoo doll programme created by Dumb.com, which allows users to name the effigy after their boss, and sticking it with pins, burn it with a candle, and pinch it with pliers.

Although voodoo dolls are often linked to Africa and the Americas in popular fiction, early records suggest they have their origins in the British medieval period, when people would make rag dolls or sculptures of witches – called poppetts – and pierce them with pins to inflict harm or break an enchantment.

The dolls were later mistakenly linked with Afro-Caribbean Voodoo or Vodou.

The report authors decided to embark on the study because previous research suggested that people who feel they have been treated unfairly will lash out at their abuser, but it can spark a spiral of retaliation and counter-retaliation which is detrimental in the long term.

“We wanted to see, rather than actually retaliating against the abusive boss, whether mistreated employees could benefit from harmless acts of symbolic retaliation,” added Dr Liang.

For the study, the participants were asked to recall and visualise a workplace interaction which had involved abuse from a supervisor. Some were then asked to retaliate using a voodoo doll, before all completed a task to fill in the blanks to complete words.

Those who had been allowed to stick pins in their virtual boss were far less likely to still feel bitter, and were also better at completing the word exercise.

In a paper in the journal The Leadership Quarterly, the authors conclude: “These findings suggest that retaliation not only benefits individual victims, but may also benefit the organization as a whole, given that justice perceptions is important for employee performance and well-being.”

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