Not satisfied (like many people) with the light sentence given to Stanford swimmer — and now convicted rapist — Brock Turner, witches all over the world participated in a “mass hexing ceremony” this past week “designed to make the lives of Turner, his father and the judge who sentenced him miserable for the rest of their lives.”
Iowa midwife Melanie Elizabeth Hexen (that last name can’t be a coincidence) coordinated the event via Facebook:
HuffPost College reports that around 600 participated.
From the article:
Although some wiccans and pagans believe that cursing someone might cause the same type of harm to come back three times, Hexen is not worried.
“I’m a witch, not a wiccan. I don’t believe in karma or the power of three,” she told The Huffington Post. “However, if I did believe in the rule of three, I would be happy to take that hit for the greater good of Brock Turner being impotent.”
“Curses only work if the people they’re placed on believe they will work,” Radford told HuffPost. “Take the evil eye. It’s believed in parts of Africa, Asia and Europe, but if you do it to someone in America, they won’t care.”
Radford agrees with the sentiment behind the mass hexing, but says it may be a form of “slacktivism.”
“It won’t harm Turner or help the victim,” he said. “It’s just a way to vent social outrage.”
The actual spell was worded thusly:
“Brock Allen Turner we hex you.
You will be impotent
You will know constant pain of pine needles in your guts
Food will bring you no sustenance
In water, your lungs will fail you
Sleep will only bring nightmares
Shame will be your mantle.
You will meet justice.
My witchcraft is strong. Our witchcraft is powerful. The spell will work. So Mote it be.”
Radford adds that if Turner does suffer any calamity, it “can be attributed to the hex and it can’t be disproven.”