Inventing Magick: The Anna Delvey "Rituals" of Finance

Anna Vadimovna Sorokina Delvey was a con-artist from Germany that came to New York City in 2013 to defrauding banks, hotels, and acquaintances of a total of $275,000.

She posed as a wealthy German heiress under the name Anna Delvey somehow fooling people into giving her money and paying for everything. She claimed that Delvey was her mother’s maiden name. This is another lie.

Class, social mobility, identity under capitalism, etc. This is not what this is about. This is about the lessons we can learn from her. Don’t let anyone define you by your past. Don’t lose the vision of your “bright future”. “Fake it until you make it.”

She proved yet again that money is just a tool. It’s an idea, a store of value, a system of credit that is not even real. Delvey figured out how to manipulate New York City’s elite society and corporate culture to get what she wanted.

They saw her the way they wanted to because it benefited them. As the saying goes, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. She said that she was trying to build something and that no one understood her.

I’m not saying that someone should “act like royalty” and commit financial fraud. The extent that Delvey acted out this “wealthy heiress” persona and believed her own lies is the epitome of magick. The fact is that she a princess of this Earth. We are all the royalty of this planet. Gods and goddesses in flesh. Taking ownership of this, believing this, and then operating with this exercises our true power.

If you can invoke/evoke one spirit and get what you want, then it becomes easier to do it again. If you tap into your personal energy and psychic powers, then more things become possible. The “Anna Delvey” persona to Anna Sorokina is the “Neo” to “Mr. Anderson”. Like Neo, she navigated the “Manhattan matrix” and came close to achieving what she set out to do. Similar to a hacker, she took advantage of the various loopholes and discrepancies in the “code” of the “corporate, financial, social complex”. Not that different from a magickian doing rituals using a grimoire.

Those of us who truly practice magick have much to learn from sociopathic grifters like Delvey. Her persona is just as much a servitor as any other. She embodied it and it became her identity.

I could say more, but the Netflix television network adaptation of her story titled “Inventing Anna” has more details. She is currently held in custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

So don’t commit financial fraud (or any other type of crime). Don’t let anyone define you by your past. Don’t lose the vision of your “bright future”. “Fake it until you make it.” Become the god that you are meant to be.