The Toxicity of Crystals and Ways to Practice Real Stone Spirit Magick

The Toxicity of Crystals and Ways to Practice Real Stone Spirit Magick January 8, 2019

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.


About Cyndi
Cyndi Brannen is a witch and spiritual teacher, a trained energetic healer, psychic and herbalist. Merging together her training in shamanism, Tarot, past life work, meditation and psychology, she teaches and writes about better living through witchcraft. Keeping Her Keys: An Introduction to Hekate’s Modern Witchcraft explores Hekate from her ancient origins to modern understanding through magic and personal development is available now for pre-order from Moon Books. True Magic: Unleashing Your Inner Witch uses the magic of the elements and the three realms to activate your true witch powers and will be available later in 2019 from Moon as well. Connect with her on Facebook or at to learn more about her teaching and writing. Cyndi lives in rural coastal Nova Scotia with her two sons where she can often be found wandering the cliffs or wild foraging plants. She lives what she teaches: fierce love, emotional courage and true magic. You can read more about the author here.
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