29 bookmarks. First posted by diplix may 2018.
“Julie Abouzelof, a former academic writer who owns a crystal business in Hawaii, wasn’t surprised to hear that sellers ignored my inquiries. “Sourcing is a very murky topic within the healing crystal community, for a variety of reasons,” she said. Part of it, she argued, stems from “the deep, psychological construct of the mining industry, where everything is a little bit hidden.””materials
2 days ago by jbushnell
- I tried to track down the sources of crystals sold on popular websites. I found that some were mined in countries with notoriously lax labor and environmental regulations, and some came from large-scale U.S. mines that have contaminated ecosystems and drinking water. The impacts of extracting crystals are admittedly low compared to those of industrial gold, copper, granite, or rare earth mining, but crystals have gone from a new-age fad to a multi-billion dollar industry. And given that crystals can be used to “make a promise to mama earth,” it would seem important to know how they were extracted from mama earth. “When working with the energy of the earth, it’s important to appreciate the gift we’re being given—and you can’t appreciate that gift if you’re abusing it,” reads the sourcing section on the Energy Muse site. “Those who know how powerful crystal energy is, understand why it is vital to respect where it comes from.” If it’s so vital, then why it is so hard to figure out?IFTTT Facebook
may 2018 by shaunkoh
But this isn’t how all healing crystals are extracted. Some come from large-scale industrial mines owned by companies with poor environmental records and a history of labor violations. These mines don’t exist for the purpose of excavating crystals; usually, they’re gold or copper or cobalt mines. But alongside the gold, miners often find seams of jewelry-grade crystals as they excavate huge swaths of land: profitable mining “byproducts.”may 2018 by spectrevision
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