Michael M. Hughes
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Michael M. Hughes
Writer, Speaker, Magical Thinker




Michael M. Hughes is an author, speaker, magical thinker, and activist. He is the creator of the internationally viral Mass Spell to Bind Donald Trump and All Those Who Abet Him, the largest magical working in history. He is also the author of four books including his most recent, Magic for the Resistance: Spells and Rituals for Social Change (Llewellyn Worldwide), which is set for publication in September 2018 and is now available for pre-order. He is also the author of the acclaimed supernatural thriller, the Blackwater Lights trilogy (Penguin Random House) and numerous short stories and essays. 

Michael speaks on politics, magic, pop culture, psychedelics, the paranormal, and tarot. He lives in Baltimore with his wife, two daughters, and free-roaming rabbit named Toby  Turnipseed.


He may play footsie with the devil, but at least the man has a sense of humor.
— The American Spectator


From the author of the Spell to Bind Donald Trump and All Those Who Abet Him―the spell that became a social media phenomenon viewed by millions of people―this book provides spells, rituals, and fascinating historical examples designed to help you put your magical will to work to make the world a better place today.

These magical workings for social justice can be used by activists of any spiritual or religious background. With ideas for altars, meditations, community organizing, self-care, and more, Magic for the Resistance offers a toolkit for magical people or first-time spellcasters who want to manifest equality and peace.

If you've ever felt disillusioned or burned out because of the slow progress of social change, this magical work can nurture and support you, sharpening your focus and resolve for a more sustained, long-term activism. In addition to influencing the outside world, these rituals bring you in closer alignment with your higher spiritual consciousness―because transforming your society begins with transforming yourself.

Vote. Organize. March. Protest. Boycott. Resist. Be an activist for your beliefs. Then put your magic where your mouth is! You might want to start by reading Magic for the Resistance.
— Lon Milo DuQuette

“Magic for the Resistance is a fascinating look at how the occult arts can be used to promote progressive politics and social change. While it has long been associated—often erroneously—solely with the right side of the political divide, magic has more than once come to the aid of ideas and movements rooted firmly in the left. From Victoria Woodhull, the mesmerist, feminist, and free-love advocate who was the first woman to run for president, to the attempt by Allen Ginsberg and Abbie Hoffman to levitate the Pentagon in 1966, Magic for the Resistance shows that throughout history, spells have been cast to help the light contain the darkness. Indeed, the reader can find some inside to cast today. Forget the Daleks, resistance is not futile.”

—Gary Lachman, author of Dark Star Rising: Magick and Power in the Age of Trump