The use of crystals for healing, abundance and other energetic practices continues to grow in mainstream popularity. There’s so much toxicity in this shallow approach to working with stones, from the deplorable ways they are mined to the dangers of blind faith in their healing power. Stone spirit magick works, but we need to know how to harness the power of these treasures, so I’ve added a few tips because ranting without offering solutions is also toxic.
As witches, we need to honor the spirits that we work with, whether they be goddesses or rocks. The hard truth that most crystals are mined in deplorable conditions that exploit both the land and workers is a serious consideration for those of us who practice witchcraft. I’m talking about actual witchcraft, not casual magick where we buy a crystal because someone tells us it will help our problem without considering how it works. I know we all love quick fixes, but witchcraft that’s effective takes effort and practice. It’s a lot more than just holding a stone in your hands while thinking good thoughts.
No one is perfect. Many of the things we use in witchery today have dubious origins, from sage that could exploit indigenous peoples to candles full of toxic chemicals. Products made in sweatshops overseas are inherently problematic. The reality is this is the world we witch in. Make your own informed decisions about how to offset the toxicity that comes with our crystals and other magickal supplies.
The short list:
- How they can be Toxic
- Discouraging Witchcraft That Works
- Blind Acceptance Is Always Toxic
- Lazy New Age Practice
- The Stone Spirits Are Dishonored
- Much of the Information is Wrong
- The Workers Who Harvest Them Are Usually Exploited
- They Often Come From Mines That Rape The Earth
- How to Practice
- Treat Stones Like Any Other Spirit
- A Little Goes A Long Way
- Heal, Cleanse and Activate Stones
- Let the Stones Find You
- Follow Your Intuition
- Learn About Stone Spirit Witchery
- Be An Informed Magickal Consumer