Lana Del Rey: ‘I really do believe that words are one of the last forms of magic’

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Lorde recently made headlines for declaring that she was “basically a witch,” a blithe designation that still irritates me. Witches are real. Wiccans are real. They have a real belief system and they are casting real spells to fight the rise of real fascism. They are trying to connect to the earth and the spirit world in real ways, which means they are generally environmentally engaged too. Maybe I’m so worked up about it because I think witches are cool and I wish there was more witchcraft in my life. Lana del Rey must feel similarly, because she’s apparently out here, casting spells against Donald Trump.

Lana Del Rey is proud of her attempt to put a hex on President Donald Trump.

“Yeah, I did it. Why not? Look, I do a lot of s—t,” the 32-year-old New York native told NME on Friday. In February, Del Rey made headlines when she joined a large group in the witchcraft community to perform a “mass spell to bind Trump.”

Michael Hughes, a leader of the Facebook group spearheading the project, previously told Page Six, “It’s not like people using a voodoo doll or doing a spell to cause harm. It’s meant to bind Trump and the people abetting him, the people in his circle. It’s like tying someone up. The spell isn’t like punching a Nazi. It’s more like taking his bullhorn away, tying him up and smashing his phone so he can’t tweet. It’s more of a self-defense spell than anything.”

Del Rey didn’t expound much on the specifics of the spell but explained how beliefs and attitudes, more than potions and cauldrons, can inspire change.

“I’m in line with Yoko [Ono] and John [Lennon] and the belief that there’s a power to the vibration of a thought,” she said. “Your thoughts are very powerful things and they become words, and words become actions, and actions lead to physical changes. I really do believe that words are one of the last forms of magic and I’m a bit of a mystic at heart. And I’ve seen how I feel about changing those people’s lives and I’ve been on the other side of that as well — on the other side of well-wishes and on the other side of mal-intent. And I’ve realized how strong you have to be to be; bigger than all of it, even bigger than your own vibrations.”

[From Page Six]

Okay, she got a bit Goopy there at the end. I believe in bad vibes and good vibes too, but I find it helpful to not discuss these issues in terms of “vibrations,” because you’re going to lose a lot of people who would otherwise join you in hexing Emperor Bigly. I also believe that thoughts and words have power, although… obviously, there’s no chant that we can do to stop Donald Trump. But we can all collectively join together and create some kind of mantra. “Covfefe Trump, 2.9 million fewer votes than Hillary, the power of covfefe compels you.”

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  1. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I disagree. While I believe words should be powerful (and have enjoyed a diverse and geat poignant history), words are are currently experiencing great horrors. All potential validity and pointed depth have been steeped in a massive cesspool. In this information age, words will have to climb an enormous mountain of battles and bewilderment before encroaching a greatness threshold any time soon.

  2. Boodiba says:

    I did my own hex, on July 15th, which was a binding spell for 20 of the fake Republicans currently fucking up the WH. It was timed and planned carefully for a Saturn-day during a waning moon, in the hour ruled by Saturn, planet of restriction. There was an appeal to the archangel of the day Cassiel as well. Three month turnaround so they say. The fall is a lovely season for impeachments…

  3. QueenB says:

    Why didnt all those magically gifted women use their spells BEFORE Trump was elected?

  4. scotchy says:

    Now if only she could use words to write a coherent and interesting song… ahh morning snarkiness :)

    @Boodiba fingers crossed it works!!

  5. Happy21 says:

    Is it bad that her face really bothers me?
    Haven’t heard a song she sings which is okay by me so have nothing to contribute as far a words, hexes, etc go.

    • Helene says:

      Nope. Her face is utterly fake. And it bothers me too. Words are words. How you use them, well, that’s up to you.

    • MM says:

      Her face is freaking me out too…the inflatable kardashian sex-doll look is CREEPY.

  6. poorlittlerichgirl says:

    What in tarnation?

    • pinetree13 says:

      Thanks. I was starting to wonder if I was the only one that read that while thinking, “Whatever you say…Crazy!”

      Also kind of a cop out to say thoughts lead to words and words lead to action. How are words magic if you’re saying right there that it’s the ACTION that does the thing?

      Baahhh I don’t get people.

      • I Choose Me says:

        Words do have power. What you speak becomes belief/ is manifest. Not a fan of her personality but I get what she’s trying to say.

      • poorlittlerichgirl says:

        @pinetree13 You definitely weren’t the only one. I love Lana’s music but putting spells on people with her words? Come on!

      • Grishnakh says:

        Yaas, well put.

    • poorlittlerichgirl says:

      I agree that words have power but not mystical, magical powers.

  7. Kylie says:

    I love Lana. She gets a lot of hate on this site which saddens me. I know she had this “lolita” dating older men thing but it’s a facade. She does it to make a point that it’s wrong that society “packages” women this way like her song “cola”. Like we’re disposable objects of the male gaze. That it’s wrong that society places value on youth and that women are depreciating goods. She’s trying to point out that it’s wrong but she does it anyway because you’re damned if you don’t and damned if you do. You can’t win as a woman with how society is made for us. It’s designed for us to fail. She sings about it and I feel like you guys hate her because she’s misunderstood. She’s very much a feminist, despite saying otherwise. She’s just a little ignorant.

    Her new music is so underrated and I love this quote even if she doesn’t get it quite right.

  8. Grishnakh says:

    I like her music, but find her to be quite try-hard chic/cool. And vapid.