Fair is foul, and foul is fair:
Hover through the fog and filthy air.
(Macbeth Act 1, Scene 1)
No this is not about another political attack by the likes of Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, we’re talking real witches. Apparently a group of witches are planning to “bind” President Trump in a mass spell-casting action this weekend. Bind? Sounds a bit kinky.
Both the Huffington Post and the Sydney Morning Herald have reported about this mass spell casting. And for those novice witches there is document with instructions for casting a spell on Trump “making the rounds in a number of magical groups” after being “created by a member of a private magical order who wishes to remain anonymous”.
Personally after reading the spell on line, I’m confident it wont work as doesn’t contain any of the ingredients specified by the witches in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Act 4, Scene 1:
Round about the cauldron go; In the poison’d entrails throw.
Toad, that under cold stone, Days and nights has thirty-one
Swelter’d venom sleeping got, Boil thou first i’ the charmed pot.
All Three Witches
Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
All Three Witches
Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf, Witches’ mummy, maw and gulf
Of the ravin’d salt-sea shark, Root of hemlock digg’d i’ the dark,
Liver of blaspheming Jew, Gall of goat, and slips of yew
Silver’d in the moon’s eclipse, Nose of Turk and Tartar’s lips,
Finger of birth-strangled babe Ditch-deliver’d by a drab,
Make the gruel thick and slab: Add thereto a tiger’s chaudron,
For the ingredients of our cauldron.
The anti-Trump spell “A Spell to Bind Donald Trump and All Those Who Abet Him”, is due to be performed, midnight on Friday night (EST) and on “every waning crescent moon until [Trump] is removed from office”. I guess they mean eight years from…