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    Witches Stand with Black Lives Matter

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    Witches Stand with Black Lives Matter

    Blessed Be Magick is a global community of witches. It has always gone without saying that this is a space built on love, tolerance, integrity, and empowerment. But, in light of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and every other black sister and brother who has suffered or even died at the hands of racial injustice, it’s time to say out loud - Black Lives Matter.

    We define and utilize Magick as the personal practice of causing a desired change through focused awareness and consciousness

    We are powerful and what we choose to do with that power is important. So, this is a call to action. Wiccans, voodoo queens, pagans, witches, brujas and everyone in the magickal community - use your power to affect change for injustice.

    We’ve gathered a list of ways you can support the movement both as a witch and as a member of the global community:

    Educate yourself and the people around you

    Racism isn’t as simple as the in your face racial slurs and violent hate crimes. It comes across in a million quiet ways woven into social perceptions and economic systems. Well, quiet to us. This is why it’s so important for us to educate ourselves. 

    Social media can be wonderful but largely based on perception. To learn more about how we got here, it’s best to read books and articles by scholars. Here’s a list of what we’re reading:

    So You Want to Talk About Race

    How to Be An Anti-Racist

    The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

    Why You Should Stop Saying All Lives Matter

    Use your dollars to support the black community

    Money speaks! Black businesses are disproportionately under patronized. We’re shining a spotlight on some of our sisters’  witchy businesses below. This is, of course, not an exhaustive list and we invite you to share information about other black business owners in the comments. Keep it witchy!

    Black-Owned Tarot & Oracle Decks

    Naturally EU

    A Touch of Magick

    Amethyst Goddess Soul

    The Goddess Shop

    Peaceful Vibes Shop

    The Ashe Shop

    The North Node Shop

    Rising High Priestess

    Mary Lizzeau

    The Soulful Veganista

    Donate to Black Lives Matter and supporting causes

    As we said before, your dollars matter. There are a number of organizations and fundraisers that need your money to support victims, bail out protestors, support black owned businesses, help provide legal counsel and more.

    Do your research to make sure of their legitimacy.  There are a lot out there, but here’s a list of places to donate to, to get you started.

    Show up

    Perhaps the most important of anything on this list is to simply show up. There are so many ways to show up physically, energetically, and virtually.

    • Attend a local protest. Facebook is a good resource.
    • Sign a petition like this one or this one.
    • Contact your local and state representatives. Write them a letter, give them a call, send them an email - whatever it takes to get the message across. We need policy and law changes!

    Healing and protective magick

    From a simple sage ritual to healing or protective spells, use your power! We can help raise the global vibration, protect everyone at the protests, and inspire healing in the POC (person of color) community.

    Sage, meditate, chant, light candles, create a sigil - however you choose to work.

    Books on how to combine social activism with witchcraft. 

    The witch community has faced our own ostracism throughout the centuries. So, how can we not recognize and stand with those that we see so obviously in pain from not only blatant racism but oppression within systems and institutions set up long before us? It’s time for a change. 

    All lives matter, yes. But until we’re all on equal footing, we need to cast our attention, protection, and healing on the communities who have been suffering in silence for far too long. Black Lives Matter.

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