Pagan & Shinto News: Witches Planning To Cast ‘Binding Spell’ On Donald Trump On Samhain

Pagan & Shinto News: Witches Planning To Cast ‘Binding Spell’ On Donald Trump On Samhain October 25, 2020

Top stories in Paganism and Shinto this week:

  • Thousands of witches plotting to cast ‘binding spell’ on Donald Trump on Samhain
  • US: Man arrested in Whitmer plot may have ties to Heathenry
  • Japan: Swords damaged in flood at Shinto shrine attract 3,000 online saviours

Read more below…

Left: Donald Trump. Centre: Thor’s hammer, Pixabay. Right: Aoi Aso Shrine, Sanjo / CC BY-SA.

Pagan News

Thousands of witches plotting to cast ‘binding spell’ on Donald Trump on Samhain
The Sun
Thousands of witches are plotting to cast a “binding spell” on Donald Trump on Halloween, so that he loses the US election…

US: Man arrested in Whitmer plot may have ties to Heathenry
The Wild Hunt
William Null, one of the men arrested in connection to the plot to kidnap Michigan governor, Gretchen Whitmer, is being reported as possibly having a connection to either Odinism or some form of Heathenry…

‘I make £3,000 a month as a professional witch’
VICE
To find out how you make a living as a modern witch, I met up with Lunadea Jankiewicz a professional witch and successful entrepreneur…

‘Magick’ man sparks spiritual enlightenment for Millennials and Gen Z
New York Post
Energy and focus are two things that fascinate Kazemi, as they’re at the heart of his book, “Pop Magick: A Simple Guide to Bending Your Reality,” with a foreword by Rose McGowan…

Shinto News

Swords damaged in flood at Shinto shrine attract 3,000 online saviours
The Asahi Shimbun
At least 3,000 sword enthusiasts have come to the rescue of 77 blades that were damaged when Aoi-Asojinja shrine, a national treasure, was flooded in July…

Sanja Matsuri festival takes place after delay
NHK World
The annual Sanja Matsuri festival linked to Asakusa Shrine in central Tokyo was held on a smaller scale on Saturday and Sunday after being postponed since May due to the pandemic…

Japan gov’t calls for longer New Year holiday to curb virus spread
Kyodo News
The Japanese government will ask companies to extend the upcoming New Year holiday by about one week in a bid to mitigate crowding by people visiting relatives or going on vacation and lower the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus, a Cabinet member said Friday…

Abe pays 2nd visit to Yasukuni Shrine after resigning as prime minister
The Asahi Shimbun
Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who stepped down in September, visited Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Oct. 19, his second visit to the war-related shrine in a month…

China urges Japan to reflect after Suga’s shrine offering
Bloomberg
China criticized Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga for sending an offering to a Shinto shrine for Japanese war dead, saying it was a “negative action” and that the country should reflect on its war history…

Singapore: Two teens in search of hidden Shinto shrine end up lost for hours
Mothership
Two 14-year-old boys went to MacRitchie Reservoir in order to find a hidden shrine on Oct. 18, but ended up lost and in the reservoir till night…

Other News

US: Salem begs people to stay away from ‘Witch City’ this Halloween
New York Post
Officials in “Witch City” are begging revelers to stay away this spooky season…

More than 80 ancient coffins found in Egypt
The Independent
Authorities say Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed another trove of ancient coffins in a vast necropolis south of Cairo…

UK: Eerie medieval ‘witch mark’ carvings used to banish demons found under ruined church
The Sun
Medieval graffiti that people once carved to try and ‘ward off evil spirits’ has been discovered by archaeologists…

Why do witches ride brooms? The history behind the legend
History.com
From pagan fertility rituals to hallucinogenic herbs, the story of witches and brooms is a wild ride…

The role psychedelics played in the origins of Western civilization
KCRW
Psychedelics have been used for thousands of years by indigenous cultures but new research suggests that the ancient Greeks, Romans and even some early Christians may have used psychedelic substances in their religious practices…

‘Unsolved Mysteries’ only scratches the surface of Japan’s eerie post-tsunami ghost sightings
Cosmopolitan
What the show doesn’t delve into is some of the stranger happenings that took place after the disaster. Yes, there were many reported ghost sightings—far more than after other disasters, natural or otherwise, in Japan, such as the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But many of the ghosts described on the show were simply adrift, not angry…

‘Witch Hunts’ Past & Present

Witch hunt tourism is lucrative. It also obscures a tragic history
National Geographic
Salem, Massachusetts, balances profit and tribute. How can other popular witch history sites do the same?…

Library program explains history of Connecticut witch trials
My Record Journal
Connecticut had been home to even more instances of witchcraft in the mid-17th century, something most native Nutmeggers are completely unaware of…

The incredible true stories behind the five women executed for ‘witchcraft’ in North Wales
North Wales Live
Hundreds of thousands of women were tortured, burned or hanged between 1484 and 1750 – but just five alleged witches were ever executed in Wales…

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