What to Know
- Modern day witches plans to hold a public hex on the Supreme Court's newly appointed -- and highly controversial -- associate justice
- The occult bookstore, Catland, in Brooklyn asks all participating to “bring their rage” against Brett Kavanaugh
- The event is scheduled to take place Oct. 20
Modern day witches plan to hold a public hex on the Supreme Court's newly appointed — and highly controversial — associate justice in Brooklyn this weekend.
The occult bookstore, Catland, will hold the ritual Oct. 20 and asks all participating to “bring their rage” against Brett Kavanaugh.
Though Kavanaugh will be the focal target of the hex, he is not the only one — “rapists and the patriarchy which emboldens, rewards and protects them” are also intended targets.
"It's an act of resistance, resilience" while showcasing solidarity with survivors of sexual assault, Dakota Bracciale, the event's organizer and practicing witch told NBC 4 New York.
“We will be embracing witchcraft's true roots as the magik of the poor, the downtrodden and disenfranchised and its history as often the only weapon, the only means of exacting justice available to those of us who have been wronged by men just like him,” the event’s invite reads.
According to Bracciale, the ceremony is another tool in fighting "tooth and nail" to "redeem and restore" the values of the country.
Bracciale further explained that witchcraft has always been a "tool of resistance" for marginalized, disenfranchised and groups on the fringe, as well as a practice deeply rooted in feminism.
Tickets to the ritual are $10. Though the event is already sold out, another ritual is scheduled for Nov. 3.
The weekend hex has brought a "huge outpouring of support," Bracciale said, adding that companion rituals will be held in Denmark, the United Kingdom and Bolivia.
However, there has also been backlash, with Catland Books having to hire security for the scheduled event.
Half of all proceeds from the Oct. 20 event will be donated to charity, with 25 percent going to the Ali Forney Center — which helps to combat homelessness among LGBTQ youth — and 25 percent going to Planned Parenthood.
The press office of the Supreme Court of the United States did not immediately respond to NBC 4 New York's request for comment.