- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (September 8, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0738759961
- ISBN-13: 978-0738759968
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Magic for the Resistance: Rituals and Spells for Change Paperback – September 8, 2018
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Use Magic to Make the World a Better Place Today
From the Creator of the Spell to Bind Donald Trump and All Those Who Abet Him
The resistance is growing, and it needs your help. This book provides spells and rituals designed to help you put your magical will to work to create a more just and equitable world. These magical workings can be used by activists of any spiritual or religious background. With ideas for altars, meditations, community organizing, self-care, and more, Magic for the Resistance offers a toolkit for magical people or first-time spellcasters who want to manifest social justice, equality, and peace.
If you've ever felt disillusioned or burned out because of the slow progress of social change, this magical work can nurture and support you, sharpening your focus and resolve for more sustained, long-term activism. In addition to influencing the outside world, these rituals bring you in closer alignment with your higher spiritual consciousness—because transforming your society begins with transforming yourself.
Includes Spells for:
- Racial Justice
- Women's Rights
- LGBTQ+ Rights
- Refugee Support
- And More
Praise for Magic for the Resistance:
"Readers interested in the power of magic and dismayed by the tumultuous current political moment will want to give this enticing guide a look."―Publishers Weekly
"Inspires socially conscious magical practitioners to harness the power of our imaginations and collective will, reminding us where true power really resides: in the hands of the people."―Amanda Yates Garcia, the Oracle of Los Angeles
"Magic to the people! This wonderfully engaging guide―one part history, one part grimoire―demonstrates how and why to combine spell work and activism to heal our society and get rid of our heel."―Mitch Horowitz, PEN Award–winning author of Occult America and The Miracle Club
"This is rare combination of a how-to book that also gives a solid historical and cultural perspective on the uses of magic to resist political oppression. Sound and well-grounded both factually and magically, it's also well written and well informed."―Sabina Magliocco, Professor of Anthropology, University of British Columbia
"Vote. Organize. March. Protest. Boycott. Resist. Be an activist for your beliefs. Then...put your magic where your mouth is! You might want to start by reading Magic for the Resistance."―Lon Milo DuQuette, author of Homemade Magick and Low Magick
"Magic for the Resistance is a fascinating look at how the occult arts can be used to promote progressive politics and social change...From Victoria Woodhull, the mesmerist, feminist, and free-love advocate who was the first woman to run for president, to the attempt by Allen Ginsberg and Abbie Hoffman to levitate the Pentagon in 1966, Magic for the Resistance shows that throughout history, spells have been cast to help the light contain the darkness."―Gary Lachman, author of Dark Star Rising: Magick and Power in the Age of Trump
"In Magic for the Resistance, Michael Hughes has written an eminently necessary guidebook for the magic-workers of our time."―David Salisbury, civil rights activist, magic-worker, and author of A Mystic Guide to Cleansing & Clearing
"This book empowers the reader to liberate stagnancy and facilitate positive change, to feel/be heard, and to learn from obstacles and challenges that are encountered. On the surface, mass-market, glitzy media publicity can look worthwhile and even meaningful―but real lasting change/evolution is more than a knee jerk reaction or a fad. It starts at a grassroots level and is perpetual, and this is what Hughes expounds and educates on in this well-written and entertaining book."―Fiona Horne, author of Witch: A Magickal Journey and The Naked Witch
"Michael Hughes has drawn on his erudition as well as his quarter-century of experience as a practicing magician to offer a complete manual of 'Warrior Magic' in the service of justice."―Leonard George, PhD, Chair of the School of Social Sciences, Capilano University, and author of Crimes of Perception
"Besides shedding light on certain little-known aspects of our cultural history (the second chapter is a particular revelation), this book provides an excellent and accessible glimpse into the mechanics, philosophy, and, yes, ethics of magical practice."―Ray Grasse, author of The Waking Dream, Under a Sacred Sky, and An Infinity of Gods
About the Author
Michael M. Hughes (Baltimore, MD) is an author, speaker, magical thinker, and activist. He is the creator of the internationally viral "Spell to Bind Donald Trump and All Those Who Abet Him," the largest magical working in history. He speaks on politics, magic, pop culture, psychedelics, the paranormal, and tarot. Michael lives in Baltimore with his wife, two daughters, and a rabbit named Toby Turnipseed. You can sign up for his newsletter at http://michaelmhughes.com.
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Is it ethical to stop a crime? Yes. Is it ethical to turn your back on crimes against the earth and its sentient inhabitants? No.
The book is a must have for any socially aware occultist.
It's well written, easy to follow, and thoroughly researched.
The book is a keeper.
Thank you, Michael M Hughes.
I like that it’s not limited to one tradition or thinking. It also has a balanced life approach, which includes destressing from activism and recharging. Also, thankfully, the writer encourages people to vote and get other people to vote.
This is a great book and a sign of our times — witches are out and we are powerful.
This review of this book would require a blog post as there're so many interesting things to discuss.
Many thanks to Llewellyn Worldwide and Netgalley for this ARC
With that said, I've been a practicing Wiccan for around 30 years, and if you're buying this book, you are playing the fool.
Magick is about personal growth of a person. To even attempt to change the will of another without their permission if Black Magic, and is not in conformity with the moral laws of Wiccanism.