I'm not aware of any economic theory that defines money as energy- someone may correct me on this. Yes, I know this a New Age idea- a fairly recent one I think (80s ?). The "energy" idea has been useful for some groups when explaining their charges for "spiritual services". (You'll probably think I'm too cynical here.) I suppose the energy idea came from the definition in physics that energy is " the capacity of a body or system to do work." Money actually doesn't do work, it is an intermediary dependent on the economy of the State or country concerned. Times were, when you needed a wheelbarrow full of notes to buy a loaf of bread. A political party here, suggested that the Mint produce more money so that we'd all be better off. Of course it doesn't work that way. Again, if it was truly "energy" then we could print more, make higher denominations, and we'd all have lots more "energy". Many instinctively feel the problems associated with the money system and set up bartering systems. Sometimes these bartering systems end up as just another form of money system but using gumnuts, for example (an abstract representation). The gumnut systems work well because they avoid tax; though some feel they are not getting a fair trade. The perception of the spiritual entity (Mammon-Ahriman, R.Steiner) that lies behind money has prompted many holy individuals opt out of this realm. Much relief was felt by them when this was accomplished. St.Francis has been a model for this. I don't have the exact quote here, but he said that by wedding Sister Poverty he in fact gained all. Remember, Christ said money is not of God: "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's." It goes without saying that God or those of the Angelic hierarchies have no use for money- "You can't take it with you". In the past, Christians were forbidden to charge interest on loans (usury), some folk in Muslim countries still uphold this. Through this the Jews ended up as the money lenders and were hated for it (Shylock). Nevertheless, money is a subject which affects us all. BTW "Energies" is a popular word in New Age parlance. The Brothers on occasion, prefer to define it as "vital fluid"- that which is imparted alongside our intentions. "Energies may be summoned wherever, 'energies' (to wit, there are more than may be open to interpretation) are not as the vital fluid which is imparted alongside the intentions - marked intentions - that are ours."