New York Witches Aim Hex at Supreme Court’s Brett Kavanaugh as Others Add Him to Their Prayer List

Melissa Madara was not surprised to receive death threats on Friday as her Brooklyn witchcraft store prepared to host a public hexing of newly confirmed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh this weekend.

The planned casting of an anti-Kavanaugh spell, one of the more striking instances of politically disgruntled Americans turning to the supernatural when frustrated by democracy, has drawn backlash from some Christian groups but support from like-minded witch covens.

“It gives the people who are seeking agency a little bit of chance to have that back,” Madara said. The ritual was scheduled to be livestreamed on Facebook and Instagram at 8 p.m. EDT on Saturday (1200 GMT Sunday).

Seated at a desk phone among bird skulls and crystal balls at Catland Books, the occult shop she co-owns, Madara said the Kavanaugh hex is expected to be the most popular event the store has hosted since its 2013 opening, including spells aimed at President Donald Trump. Madara declined to provide details of what the latest ritual will entail.

More than 15,000 people who have seen Catland Books promotions on Facebook have expressed interest in attending the event, vastly exceeding the shop’s 60-person capacity.

Not everyone is a witchcraft fan. Madara said she had fielded numerous irate calls from critics, with at least one threatening violence. “Every time we host something like this there’s always people who like to call in with death threazxts or read us scripture,” she said.

As far as supporters go, some are sexual assault survivors still angry that the U.S. Senate confirmed Kavanaugh‘s lifetime appointment to the nation’s highest court despite accusations that he had sexually assaulted multiple women.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations, and an FBI investigation failed to corroborate his accusers’ accounts.

Democrats hope lingering outrage over Kavanaugh, particularly among women, will translate into election gains for them on Nov. 6. Republicans are likewise trying to seize on anger among conservatives at how they perceive Kavanaugh was mistreated.

Believers in mysticism on both sides of the political divide are taking matters into their own hands.

Plans for the Catland Books event have sparked “counter hexes” around the country by those seeking to undo the spell that the Brooklyn witches cast against Kavanaugh, Madara said.

Even mainstream clergy was joining the fray. Rev. Gary Thomas of the Diocese of San Jose in California said on Friday that he would include Kavanaugh in his prayers at Saturday mass.

(Reporting by Gabriella Borter; Editing by Jessica Resnick-Ault and Cynthia Osterman)

UPDATE [10/22/2018, 1:51 p.m.]: Headline was updated to more accurately describe the contents of this article.


  1. Good will always win over evil. Shaft on you witches…..or as they say in Brooklyn…yuz witches.

  2. Hex ‘im, vex ‘im.

    I wonder how many of these make-believers think this is a more constructive act than screaming at the sky? That’ll show them! You betcha!

    Was it Jung who said that cults of “wish fulfillment” were “adults” with the maturity of children? (and the same lack of coping skills)

  3. Not sure why it matters what “witches” do. Is this really news?

  4. I suppose these good witches want to invoke spirits to harm Kavanaugh, thus Black Magick; Even wicked Aleister Crowley would say, “Nothing has been achieved; except the one thing of which the victim is not concious: the destruction of his own character, the confirming of indecision.”
    He is well aware that he has NOT been destroyed despite the Dumbocrats’ best efforts.
    These crazy witch women and men (weren’t they once called warlocks?) lack the wherewithal to realize ‘magic’ does not exist and their sad incantations will cause the Judge no harm at all as he is not indecisive. It’s kinda like the yippees trying to levitate the Pentagon back when. Folly.
    The lefties’ Argumentum ad Misericordiam against Kavanaugh proved nothing since there was no proof in the profeesor’s pudding.
    Good luck conjuring, witches.

    1. Neither do gods and their god-like powers exist. It works both ways, son.

      1. But you yourself, insipid, claim to have the power to tell the future in almost all of your posts. Where do you get your powers, son?

        1. The unlamented and infrequent Phyllis does exactly the same thing. She also claims to be The Shadow, knowing exactly what evil lurks in the hearts of NOT-Dims. Johnny Carson’s Carnac did it better and was funnier.

          I’m not sure what arrogance, undeserved sense of superiority, or just too much unearned self-esteem drives this.

          The proof of their delusion and overweening egos is this: Trump won. Bet not a one of them saw that coming.

          1. softaintheheada has a serious unwarranted sense of self-importance. So does insipid.

      2. Condescend much? “Son”? Do you address adult African-Americans as “boy”?

    2. Otis, I’m not well-versed in Wicca, witchcraft, or the many flavors of this belief, but isn’t there something called the Rule of Three? i.e. whatever you invoke/wish returns to you three-fold?

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