find out how many on this site have experienced something even remotely like this in aikido
caveat - this was told to me by one of my previous instructors, but I have always found him a truthful man.
A very experienced sensei in the UK was selling special mountain water from Japan at one of his seminars. Unfortunately he'd ran out of Japanese water so continued to sell bottles of sort of special water in that he'd filled it from the tap himself. I'd call that using mysticism to sell something.
Does being kept sitting in seiza while special martial-arts calendars are sold count? I almost bought one just to be able to stand up...