Selling Salvation V: An Economy of Spirit

In my last post, I suggested that philanthropism — giving away goods, services, and knowledge, rather than selling them — was a more ethical choice, and one which could be viable even in the modern capitalist world economy.  Many thriving organizations — charities, non-profits, and open-source organizations — give away their work for free, subsisting…

What Do You Really Want?: Magic and the Collective Subconscious

A few weeks ago I gave some examples of my recent successes with magic (or “intention manifestation”).  The method I was using had three basic steps: Make sure you really want it. Believe it can realistically happen. Feel the gratitude for it. A simple method, and some good results can be achieved with it.  I…

Selling Salvation: How Much is it Worth?

Mercy is calling you, won’t you give heed? Must the dear Savior still tenderly plead? Risk not your soul, it is precious indeed; Oh, if today God should call it away, What would you give in exchange for your soul? (Bluegrass standard; lyrics by FJ Berry) How much is salvation worth? In dollars? No, really,…