Yet it is becoming increasingly difficult to acquire material things with material currencies alone. More is required. Although money, labor, favors, property, connections, and time are all still valid and valuable currencies in the physical world, they pale in comparison to the most valuable currency of all – spirit.
The lords who walk secretly among us have little interest in accumulating more of the material. They own almost all of it already. For them, the material is investment capital - a means to an end. The lords are playing for legacy. They employ end game tactics and winner-take-all strategies.
In earlier eras, they offered vast sums of the physical in exchange for the metaphysical, but times have changed. The lords have convinced modern people that the immaterial truly is immaterial. At the same time, they have also worked diligently to mold world mechanisms into an intricate and complex system of industrial-scale damnation.
The results thus far?
In our contemporary world, even the most trivial of material transactions requires the expense of spirit. Consider it a testament to the system’s conveyor belt efficiency and assembly line effectiveness, which have not only succeeded in ramping up the destruction, but have also efficaciously stripped the transactions of all their former Faustian drama and grandeur.