The topic of witchcraft is in the news again lately, and it seems that witches are continuing the political resistance against oppression and tyranny by planning more mass hexes. This time the Taliban is the target, which comes on the heels of U.S. troops leaving Afghanistan vulnerable to takeover by the notorious group. Emotions are running high, and for very good reason. Civil liberties altogether are threatened under Taliban rule, so naturally sympathetic people want to help in any way they can. For many witches across the globe, lending energy to a group spell can really make you feel like you’ve accomplished something — but do these group hexes and spells really even work?

How do spells work?

Not everyone has the same idea of how spells even work. Some people think gods, goddesses and other supernatural entities grant them what they want — much in the way that prayers work, but with extra steps. Others believe individual energies lend to the potency of spells and rituals. For the most part, atheist witches represent the latter in those two examples. So how a spell actually works all depends on what you think is happening during the process of casting the spell. Until someone proves otherwise, there doesn’t seem to be one particular source for a spell to work, and nobody here is going to claim one way to be superior to the other.

The more the merrier

Whether your spells are blessed by deities, or they work through the sheer power of energy, the more people you have focusing on the same outcome, the better. Of course, that’s the accepted theory on how things work in witchcraft. It’s up to you whether or not you believe that, but one never really knows until they try it. If you’re someone who believes in the power of deities, then it makes sense to believe that multiple people in prayer to these deities may spark a result. It’s equally logical to believe that multiple people tapping into their personal energies while manifesting for the same goal would also have results.

Has the magical resistance been effective?

Group hexes and group spells for a concept of magical resistance isn’t new, but it did become incredibly popular in recent years — mostly because of Donald Trump becoming the President of the United States of America. On a global level, witches of various paths found themselves utterly disgusted with the actions of this man, as well as the implied outcomes of said actions. From the moment he was elected to office until the moment he lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden, witches from all over the world worked in unison to hex him and all who abetted him.

Donald Trump’s entire presidency was rife with controversy and scandal. It was a short four-year-career that not only damaged his own already-garbage reputation, but pretty much the reputations of every single person in his family and every person who associated with them voluntarily. Even though he managed to do some damage on his way out — such as stacking the Supreme Court with people cut from the same cloth as he — he was taken down and removed from office after just one term in the White House. He clearly lost the election to Joe Biden because he was not a good president and most of America wanted him out — but maybe, just maybe, various group hex efforts of witches across the world helped things out a bit. It’s up to you if you want to believe one way or the other, but there is a reason why group spells and group hexes even take place — and it’s because they do seem to work to those who partake in them. In a way, that’s really all that matters.