TWH — Some Pagans have responded to the Trump presidency with calls for public magical interventions, similar to other Pagan attempts to change history. Memories of many prior attempts, however, have been lost to secrecy and death. The most famous Pagan attempts to change history are magical battle of Britain and the levitation of the Pentagon. The magical battle of Britain (1940)
The so-called magical battle of Britain involved Dion Fortune and Gerald Gardner. While Gardner worked with one coven, Fortune worked with many people throughout Britain, and later wrote the book of the same name.
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As a Hellenic Pagan and a priestess of Athena and Apollon, I consider my duties as a citizen to be sacred.
“I say ‘default,’ in that case, because — in the entirely hypothetical instance that one might wish to launch a magickal attack against the U.S. seat of government — it might (just might) be possible to deal with the egregore (or whatever) to convince it that the reelection of the current acting president is not in the best interests of the nation as a whole. If it could be convinced on this score, then it might be willing to at least ‘look the other way’ while the hypothetical magickian puts the whammy on the reelection campaign (or whatever).” – Lepidopteran (Barbelith boards). Also, what’s an egregore?