Out of all of Jason Miller’s books, Financial Sorcery: Magical Strategies to Create Real and Lasting Wealth was the book that I picked up and set down without finishing previously. A few days ago I decided to try reading it again. I realized that my resistance to the book was actually related to what he discusses in regards to our relationship with money and our false ideas surrounding it as spiritual people, particularly pagans. I am so glad that I picked it up again and once I did, I simply devoured it. This isn’t just a book of money spells or wealth magick. That just isn’t Jason’s style. Nope, the book is so much greater and more valuable than that.
There are several brilliant things that Jason brings up in Financial Sorcery. The first being to see money as a spirit with its own sigils and to have a relationship with it like we would any other dangerous yet beneficial spirit. We all know the damage that money and wealth can create in our life, but money can also be a tool to assist others and heal, and Jason lays out a case for the positive uses of money in the world. While viewing money as a spirit he invokes that famous quote from Jesus in the Bible, where he too refers to money as a spirit, Mammon. Yet, Jason has a fascinating insight into this quick little quote by Jesus.
“This is where Christ’s advice about Mammon comes in: “You cannot serve both God and Mammon.” This doesn’t mean that money is in and of itself evil, but that you cannot serve money. It must serve you. This is no different from the ceremonial magician’s evocation of demons. When evoking a demon, you bind it to oaths and make it submit to your will, which is aligned to the divine will. It must serve you, not the other way around. You are in fact fulfilling the natural order of the universe by commanding the demon in the name of divine will, and thus exposing it to divine light. Money is no different: tame it and make it serve you or you will end up its servant—or worse, its victim.”
– Jason Miller
Financial Sorcery: Magical Strategies to Create Real and Lasting Wealth
Another thing that really struck me about Financial Sorcery was Jason’s discussion on “set points” and relates it to not only money but other areas of our lives. he discusses that our upbringing creates a set point, where we sort of adhere to. For example, he talks about how those who are raised in the Middle Class will most likely not advance beyond that unless they decide to tackle their own set point and raise the bar. I had so many “aha!” moments while reading this book, more than I’ve had in a really long time. This book has so much in it that I’ve never seen in any book on the subject of money and magick, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to change their relationship with money and have it serve them, instead of the other way around.