The Buddhist tradition speaks of three kinds of wisdom. The first is the wisdom that is attained through listening to the Buddha’s teachings; the second is the wisdom of reflection that is attained through reflecting on the content of the Buddha’s teachings; and the third kind of wisdom is the wisdom of meditation, which that is derived through actually putting the teachings into practice through meditation.
If we want to be sincere students of Buddhism, then we need to search for and apply ourselves to these kinds of wisdom. Looking for magical powers or making imprecations to various ghosts and deities to help us in achieving all kinds of mundane, worldly aims has nothing to do with the real goals of Buddhism. Of course everyone is entitled to pursue these if they want to, but this is not how one goes about being a genuine student of Buddhism.
[Depicted from "Life as Practical – Practical Instruction to the Lay Practitioner - Part 11" May 2015, Canada.]