In the modern world or so called”New Age,” occultism and metaphysics is commercialized. Everything the 60’s promoted as cutting edge is now everyday ordinary. The time of the Millenial’s grandparents and Gen Z’s great-grands has not been relegated to griot tales or folklore but become grafted onto items one can purchase.
The level of incredulity from the past has been transformed into a blanket of superficiality that is the “real world” of the masses . Read a book and next day call yourself an expert. Conjure the dead, spirits, even the Gods from 5 thousand dollar grimoires. Join witch coven social clubs, initiate into African “secret sects” and Voodoo cults while on vacation, make an art Tarot deck and publish it with go-fund me backing.
All of this has made the occult a circus with too many “ringmasters” who promote themselves as experts but can produce no results for their clients.
The act of spending money has a cathartic effect in a commerce driven virtual world. Once purchased occult services are often psychological bandaids and/or blinders. 21st century metaphysical matters are 99.0% “smoke without any mirror.”
However, Caveat Emptor! Let both buyers and sellers beware not only of empty purses and litigation but of the 1.0% in this “business” which is 100% supernatural!