Chinese Wizard Makes Nearly $2 Million In A Year Selling Magic Spells Online

spellsWhen is someone going to found a metaphysical eBay? Via the Sydney Morning Herald:

A Chinese magician’s online “spell” emporium that is reportedly earning him more than one million yuan ($180,000) each month from clients who hoped to find love, atone for sins or improve relations with their mothers-in-law.

University dropout Luo Shun, 31, began working as a freelance feng shui consultant, charging for advice on auspicious dates and names, in 2002. He opened an online store on Taobao, China’s answer to Amazon, in the hope of reaching some of the country’s 538 million-plus internet users, last October.

Mr. Luo’s site offers more than 160 spells or products. Last month it sold 2,825 spells, the most popular a $53 love charm. Mr Luo declined to discuss how much money he was making but promised to channel his wealth into philanthropy.

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  • Matt Staggs

    Metaphysical eBay is my personal favorite of all of Led Zeppelin’s albums.

  • http://www.facebook.com/adamas.macalz Adamas Macalz

    I actually know a couple of magician/sorcerers for hire… and it’s also something I wouldn’t mind doing myself in the future… Though I’ve known quite a few fakes too

    • Calypso_1

      I’ve done shamanic services. But only for trade.

    • Mike_418

      Are you serious? I’m pretty sure they are all fakes. As far as I’m aware, there has never been any proof of any magic spell working, ever. Lot’s of people want to claim that their little coincidences and anecdotes pass as proof of evidence, but so far no one has won any nobel prizes.

      • GregForest

        Keep looking over your shoulder Mike, I just waved the monkey paw in the air, said the secret incantations and cursed you with D cup breasts. Let me know how you like your new hooters.

        • Mike_418

          Good thing I’m wearing my level 8 cloak of magical protections. Better roll again.

  • Anarchy Pony

    If I’m not mistaken, there was an English based service in a similar vein, but I think it got shut down. They had curses and such.

  • InfvoCuernos

    Its true what Jacob says, you can make $72 an hour online making little men think you can cast a spell that gives them wood!

    • I_abide

      For that much you could pick up a couple little blue magicians that would do the same chemically.

      • InfvoCuernos

        But then you don’t get to kill off any endangered species or use magic- don’t you know that eastern “medicine” is better than western pharma?

    • echar

      Deer penis or wolf penis powder?

  • d4l3d

    Does the sorcerer need an apprentice?

  • Mike_418

    People are very gullible… but we already knew that. Just look how many people here on disinfo obviously believe in crap like this. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of this guys customers are posting here.

    Anyone who says magic spells work, is either bullshiting themselves or has a very low standard of what they will consider results. The best these people have is anecdotal stories and conjecture about meaningless coincidences.

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