A few years ago, a publishing administrator asked me why so many occultists were short on money. I told him that some occultists, magicians, and Pagans view wealth in terms other than money. They value having time and being able to study, learn, be with friends, etc. “But,” he said, “it seems like many don’t have enough to live in decent housing, have a vehicle, or buy healthy food. As magicians, shouldn’t they be able to do magick that would bring them enough money to meet their basic needs?” I explained that some are mired in “poverty thinking.” I discussed this type of thinking in a recent blog post.
Recently, an internationally-famous occultist admitted to me that he wasn’t making enough money to support his lifestyle and wanted to know what he could do. I gave him some ideas and I may share those in another post.
However, I think there’s another issue. This is shown by the number of get-rich-quick schemes that you see on TV infomercials and all over the internet. These all tend to be variations on the same few ideas, and what is surprising to me is that many people buy into one of these schemes after another. They keep looking for the magic bullet that will resolve all of their problems. They don’t know how to make money. The only ones making money from these schemes are those who are selling them.
The occult equivalent to this is composed of the numerous spell books with money bringing spells in them. I’m sorry to disappoint readers, but if they worked, do you really think they’d be for sale at the register of your grocery store for $2.99?Â It would seem that many if not most magickal people don’t know how to do magick to bring wealth, either.
Real magick requires more than just wand waving or spell mumbling. Both of those are valuable for accenting and focusing magickal skills, but they are not enough by themselves. You need three abilities for magick to work:
- The ability to generate and/or raise magickal energy
- The ability to manipulate and direct that energy
- The knowledge of what to do to get the desired results
Those cheap spell books may be overlooked by seasoned practitioners because they only provide the third point on the Triangle of Magickal Power.
Luckily, there is a book I’d like to recommend that covers everything. It’s a new book by one of the most famousÂ magicians of our day, Frater U.D. It’s called, Money Magic.
This book is an ideal resource for all types of magicians: ceremonial, Wiccan, Pagan, chaos, etc. It goes through basic magickal techniques and then gives added information and knowledge that I’ve not seen elsewhere. Perhaps most importantly, it points out that the usual association of money to the element of Earth is incorrect. That means most magickal workings for money aren’t as successful as they could be. This knowledge alone will literally change your entire approach to magick for wealth.
No matter your level of experience and training, this book will add something to your magickal skills. Yep. I learned from it and I believe you will, too.
See Me This Weekend
If you’re in the norther California areaâ€”especially in the San Francisco Bay areaâ€”I’ll be giving workshops at Ancient Ways in Oakland. On Friday, August 5, I’ll be giving a FREE talk and book signing at 7:30 p.m. The free talk is on future trends in magick.
Then, on Saturday, August 6, I’ll be giving a workshop at 7:30 on How to Make and Use Talismans.
For details, visit my website.
Come to Ancient Ways this weekend and say hello!