eBay is banning the sale of spells, hexes, healings, blessings, prayers, and other similar supernaturalia. From CNN:
Beginning in September, the site is banning the sale of "advice, spells, curses, hexing, conjuring, magic, prayers, blessing services, magic potions, [and] healing sessions," according to a policy update.
The company is also eliminating its category listings for psychic readings and tarot card sessions.
Has anyone actually been buying magic on eBay? It seems so: The site's "spells and potions" category currently has more than 6,000 active listings and happy feedback from quite a few satisfied buyers.
"Best spell caster on Ebay," one customer wrote after a recent purchase.
"Wonderful post-spells communication!" another raved. "We bought 4 spells! Highly Recommend!"
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.