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Share the Wealth Spell

Dollar Bills


  • 9 dollar bills (or nine equivalent bills in your national currency)
  • Pen or marker
  • Green candle
  • Hyssop Oil or Power Oil (see pages 143–44 of Magic for the Resistance for information on how to make)
  • Tower tarot card
  • Emperor tarot card
  • Fool tarot card
  • Incense (frankincense or copal, or your preferred prosperity incense)

On each of the dollar bills, write "Share the wealth" on the front and, "Feed the poor" on the reverse in small lettering with a regular pen.

Dress the green candle with Hyssop Oil or Power Oil.

At the far end of your altar, place the Tower and Emperor cards next to each other. Place the 9 dollar bills around the cards. Set the green candle so that it touches the Tower and Emperor cards. Closer to you, place the Fool card.

Light your incense.

Do the Centering Ritual and begin.

Light the green candle. Say,
"Wealth that is hoarded is wealth that is stolen
From the hungry, the wretched, the poor, the cold, and naked
For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat
But it withereth the grass
And the flower thereof falleth and perisheth
So also shall the rich man fade away in his ways."

Move the candle and place it atop the Fool. Say,
"Those who give to the poor will lack nothing
But those who close their eyes to them receive many curses."

Slide the dollar bills across your altar to the Fool. Say,
"Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan, I will arise and protect them from those who malign them."3

Hold your hands, palms down, over the dollar bills. Feel the energy of compassion and generosity streaming from your palms. Say,
"May the mountains bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness. May the afflicted be defended, may the children of the needy be saved, and may the oppressors be crushed.

Spirits (or deity), bless this money, that it may take away wealth from those who hoard their riches and rob the needy. Bless this money, too, that it may provide refuge to those in distress, shelter from the storm, shade from the heat, food to hungry mouths, and medicine for the sick."

Visualize the bills spreading from hand to hand, drawing wealth from the rich and multiplying exponentially as it helps the poor.

Blow out the candle and say,
"So mote it be."

Take the bills and keep them with you, separate from your other money. Give them out, one dollar at a time, to homeless people you see on the streets. Be sure to smile at them and acknowledge them as human beings.

Excerpted from Magic for the Resistance, by Michael M. Hughes.

  1. Adapted from James 1:11.
  2. Adapted from Proverbs 28:27.
  3. 40. Adapted from Psalm 12:5.

About Michael M. Hughes

Michael M. Hughes (Baltimore, MD) is an author, speaker, magical thinker, and activist. He is the creator of the internationally viral "Spell to Bind Donald Trump and All Those Who Abet Him," the largest magical working in ...

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