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Launching an open-door workspace to provide magic ceremonies for those who need them
André Solo
New Orleans, Louisiana
United States
1 Team Member


Magic for Everyone

I believe that we can change ourselves and, through ourselves, change the world. 

Magic is the art of using ceremony to provoke real, lasting changes in your life. I've practiced magic for 15 years and have used traditional ceremonies to help people of all backgrounds.

But many people can't afford to hire a magician. In New Orleans, magic is woven into local culture and history - but is often out of reach. 

I'm creating an open-door workspace to provide spells to whoever needs them, at no fixed cost. Together we can outfit the space to serve the community with positive, life-changing magic ceremonies. 

What We Need & What You Get

We need $1100 which will help cover up-front startup costs. These include:

  • $500 for shrine materials and installation
  • $300 for six months of dedicated business phone
  • $100 for offerings and materials
  • $100 for printing flyers
  • $100 buffer zone

With these costs out of the way, donations from the people we serve will keep us running indefinitely.

PERKS: We want to make Magic to the People benefit everyone... especially our supporters! Everyone who donates $15 or more gets a geomancy reading and the gifts just scale up from there. Everything from custom spells, to enchanted paintings, to summoning a spirit just for you. What catches your eye?

NEW: Extra Goals

Thanks to you, we reached our basic goal of $1,100. But we can do even more if we reach higher goals of $2000 or $3100. Here's how:

$2,000: If we raise this much or more I will create a how-to book on magic and ALL backers will get a free digital copy! This book will focus on the kind of purpose-oriented, rapid magic that makes it possible for Magic to the People possible to serve walk-ins. 

$3,100: If we reach this goal we will do everything above and create Magic to the People: The People’s Template, a starter kit for other communities to launch a Magic to the People of their own.

ALL backers will get a free copy, plus it will also be publicly available on a pay-what-you-choose basis. Everyone will have access.

Please help us make these extra programs a reality!

No One Is Turned Away

The promise of Magic to the People is that NO ONE is turned away. This is where people can come who don't know what else to do or where else to go. Or, people who just need a little help or nudge in their life. The door will be open at set times each week, with evening and daytime hours to make it easier. 

We're located in a part of New Orleans that's close to impoverished mixed-race communities, well to do middle class streets, and bohemian artists. We'll be able to serve a large cross-section of locals within easy walking distance.

Visitors to Magic to the People will get real benefits:

  • Someone who will listen to their problems openly & non-judgmentally
  • A traditional ceremony or spell performed immediately, on the spot
  • A talisman or charm they take home with them 
  • Advice on how to keep the momentum going after they leave
  • They choose what, if anything, they drop into the donation jar

Other Ways You Can Help

You can contribute in any level, even amounts not listed here. But if you're not able or ready to contribute dollars, we understand! There are many ways you can help:

  • Tell your friends, tell your coworkers, tell anyone you know about Magic to the People!
  • Share Magic to the People on Facebook, Twitter or the social network of your choice. Check out the share buttons under the video above.

Live in New Orleans? Help us spread the word with flyers! Leave us a comment and we'll figure out the details.

Thank you for your support, and thank you for helping get the word out. 

Please Leave a Comment

What words of encouragement do you have for us? What are your thoughts on the project?

raised in 1 month
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$1,100 USD goal
Fixed Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on April 5, 2013
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  • $15USD
    The Oracle

    You ask a question, I consult the oracle. I draw four handfuls of coins and scatter them on the earth to form one of the sixteen figures of Western geomancy, then I interpret the results. I'll even send you a digital photo of the figure along with your answer.

    7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $25USD
    Blessing Jar

    You get THE ORACLE, plus your name is inscribed on a card and placed in an enchanted jar with the other patrons. This jar is blessed and ritually installed on the Magic to the People shrine, so that it basks in the juju of all the offerings made there. Not too shabby.

    10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $35USD
    Spell Card

    You will receive one hand painted, ritually enchanted card. Choose from MONEY, LOVE or PEACE. This is cheaper than ordering one from my website! Please add $5 if ordering from outside the US.

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $50USD
    I Want It All

    Everything from the BLESSING JAR and SPELL CARD levels! You will be a walking juju factory! Please add $5 if ordering from outside the US.

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $75USD
    Kettle Style Vodou

    Everything from the BLESSING JAR, plus I will send you a hand painted veve -- a magic diagram used to invoke a LWA (Vodou spirit). You can request a specific lwa OR I'll do a reading to determine the right one. And I will email you personalized instructions for how to activate it! Please add $5 if ordering from outside the US.

    8 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $100USD
    Bespoke Enchantment

    Everything from the BLESSING JAR, plus I will cast a custom magic spell for you. We will chat by phone or video chat (your choice) and figure out what's right for your specific case. Who wouldn't want their own personal magician?

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013

    Love Spell

    Everything from the BLESSING JAR, plus you will receive a one of a kind, hand painted MAGIC SCROLL enchanted to draw true love into your life. There is only one of these. It's a full size piece of wall art on handmade paper, with potions mixed in the paint. No shipping fee!

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $250USD
    Summon a Familiar

    Do you want a spirit in your life? Familiar spirits look out for you in all circumstances. You'll get everything in the BLESSING JAR, plus we'll talk by phone or video chat and discuss what you need. I'll then consult the spirits and find one who's right for you. You'll receive the spirit's name and hand painted sigil. We'll go over detailed instructions for how to invoke and bond with them. Basically the best thing ever.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $500USD
    Altar Piece

    Everything from the BLESSING JAR level, plus I will paint a one of a kind painting for your altar. We will consult by phone or video chat to discuss what you want. The painting will be on canvass, blessed and enchanted, and carefully shipped to you. A one of a kind work of art.

    0 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $1,003USD

    What if you single-handedly rocket Magic to the People toward our goal AND you get triple the benefit? This is everything from the BLESSING JAR and ALTAR PIECE levels, but instead of one painting you get a series of three. Choose from tall, narrow pieces to hang side by side or smaller, portrait shaped pieces. Welcome to being a patron of the arts.

    0 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $1,500USD
    Spell Shrine

    The BLESSING JAR, plus I will hand build an actual shrine and send it to you. (Other artists may help construct it.) We will consult over phone or video chat to plan it. The shrine can be a shelf, or rest on a flat surface. It will be a three dimensional, decorative furnishing enchanted, blessed and carefully crated to ship to you. A one of a kind religious work, plus you will be a patron of the arts. That's bragging rights.

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
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