Friday, October 24, 2008

To any who are magically inclined

There are a number of things I want to talk about. Problems at the polls (yes, already), Nathan Fillion and the appalling short that is the first "PG Porn" offering, my new school project on Mich Fest, the disaster that was my first experience using ben wa balls, the changing state of homelessness in Canada...just to a name a few. But I'm going to share the below with you because I would rather, right now, concentrate on making good happen in the world.

From CAYA Coven I bring you; Election day spell.

Election Day Spell by Iris and Rabbit

We aren’t going to try to tell you what to choose on Election Day. We hope we don’t need to :)

Instead, we have written a spell that creates intention for the best possible outcome in all initiatives, and the highest possible good for this country, state, county, and city. You may want to use this spell with a seven-day candle, and start it on Tues the 28th, the new moon. Or you may decide to do this spell with a three- or one-day candle, leading up to Election Day. We invite you to snag this and post it on your blog/list/chat as well. Please remember to include a link to this blog, if you don’t mind. And feel free to adapt and add your own magic as well.

You will need:
-a seven-, three-, or one-day blue candle
-a High John the Conqueror root
-a cinnamon stick
-a Justice tarot card from your deck…
…or else a 3 of Diamonds (the hard worker) from a regular deck
-a sample ballot (this is usually available for free at most public libraries and post offices, or you might check your local government website)
-a dollar bill
-a piece of string
-cinnamon, lemon, frankincense, and/or dragon’s blood oils (optional)
-frankincense tears and a charcoal, or else frankincense incense
-a pen

Begin by lighting the incense. Pass the dollar bill through the smoke three times. Then, write on the dollar bill, “This does not determine my vote.” Wrap the bill around the cinnamon stick and tie it with the string, in 9 knots. This will ensure that our voting process is neither bought nor swindled for monetary purposes by any representative of any party or constituency. Keep this bundle near the candle as it’s going.

Fill out the sample ballot with your choices of votes. Think carefully about each vote you place, and after you place your check mark, say out loud, ‘So mote it be.”

When you have finished filling out your sample ballot, place it on your altar. On top of it, place the Justice card or 3 of Diamonds. On top of that, place the candle.

Light the candle, and then anoint your High John the Conqueror root with the oil mixture, or else pass it through the candle flame three times. (Please don’t do both, because the oils are flammable.) Set it on top of the ballot at the base of the candle.

Chant the following daily until Election Day (or make up a suitable chant of your own.)
“By the power of three times three
As I do will, so mote it be,
With good toward all and harm to none
Civic duty will be done.
Transformation, both great and small
With liberty and justice for all.”

On Election Day, take your sample ballot with you to the polls and copy your votes from it. Touch it to whatever paper or screen where you vote to transfer the power of your intention. Tap the table, booth, or floor three times before you leave to seal the deal.

Blessed be!


  1. I have to admit I took a more direct approach on the election, and so, will probably forego the ritual this time around.

    Lemme think when was the last time I had trouble sorting my election decisions? Hmmmm, O yeah, deciding to register Republican in TN in 1980 (while I was in the military) from Germany so I could vote for John Anderson in the primary and go against Reagan.

    Wow, been a long time.

    O, by the way, I still love your blog and am looking forward to your take on Mich Fest. Please send me a copy to To a T. No matter what you come out with I will not be offended in any way at all. *smile*

    I just love to read you.


  2. Someone I know has been yeah that would be you.

  3. It's only a ten minute presentation so I won't be able to go too in depth Radha. So far I'm thinking about beginning with Staceyann Chin's words about her experiences at Mich; why she loves it. Then saying, "doesn't that sound like a great place to be a woman? Well, as it turns out the place I'm talking about is MWMF so for a couple decades now it's been a great place only for certain women" And going from there.

    I'm also hoping to find out more about the last two years as it seems trans women are being let in more now...but I'm suspicious if that's a sign of a real shift in the attitudes of the "bouncers" etc or if it's just a blip because that woman is able to pass really well or something.

    I also know I want to touch on "wtf is WBW anyway, the trans women I know WERE born women, the doctors and parents just didn't realize it right away". And I want to call attention to the highly respected women who have played Fest despite this policy (like Ani DiFranco).

    Most of all I don't want my presentation to simplify the issue, because there's a lot of different things going on with why women continue to support it. Why even the Fest For All Women women keep going but educating on why the WBW isn't good, instead of just boycotting.

    Renee, damn you, I hate memes :P


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