Though they seemed to Matthew to be strapped for cash, KoA and Wiz-EL were brimming with business ideas, from a plant-based healing company specializing in legal cannabis to a lifestyle brand called Fuxy. They seemed excited about the future: Conversations with Wiz-EL and KoA invariably circled back to the power of aspirational visualization as a means of “manifesting” one’s dreams. Matthew was eager to learn more about the set of spiritual principles they were developing. During the visit, Wiz-EL AirDropped a collection of images to Matthew’s phone from a white iPad: fantasy brand logos, fashion photos, expensive properties, movie stills. Matthew left the apartment with a paper bag full of folded white designer clothes.

Emilie Friedlander and Joy Crane

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