Phoenix Co wasn't trying to turn the world upside-down. And for all the initial furor, things have more or less settled down by now. In the 80s, you were crazy if you believed them, but now? They've gotten cryptographically proven messages from people who've been reincarnated. There are laser gravitometer instruments that can detect with absurd precision when thirty thousand tons of crude oil appear ex nihilo. People have used the so called 'godphone'. They even cured a cancer patient on live TV, once.
It really is a shame that Earth is mostly a no magic zone for some cosmic reason, if that's not a lie. And Phoenix is doing its best to keep the monopoly it has. But they'll test your potential for free, and the promise of a new life with huge benefits is compelling.