Author Topic: Dark crystals: the brutal reality behind a booming wellness craze  (Read 111 times)

Offline ska

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Dark crystals: the brutal reality behind a booming wellness craze
« on: September 18, 2019, 12:57:54 pm »
"Demand for ‘healing’ crystals is soaring – but many are mined in deadly conditions in one of the world’s poorest countries. And there is little evidence that this billion-dollar industry is cleaning up its act."

By Tess McClure, The Guardian, Tuesday, Sept 17, 2019

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/sep/17/healing-crystals-wellness-mining-madagascar

Offline Sparks

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Re: Dark crystals: the brutal reality behind a booming wellness craze
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2019, 06:25:23 pm »
There is a video that has been mentioned here a couple of times (Re: Kiesha Crowther - "Little Grandmother"):

Crystal Message: http://www.vimeo.com/18090033

"This video is in response to Little Grandmother's urgent message on the wearing of crystals to unite her community of followers. The photographs contained in this video are from various quartz mines around the globe, including those that consider themselves to be environmentally, ethically and morally responsible.

"To others who use crystals for spiritual and aesthetic purposes, please pay attention :) "

Offline Sparks

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Re: Dark crystals: the brutal reality behind a booming wellness craze
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2019, 12:39:07 am »
Three months earlier than the article linked to in the first post here, there was another well researched article:

By Eva Wiseman, The Guardian, Sunday, June 16, 2019.

https://www.theguardian.com/global/2019/jun/16/are-crystals-the-new-blood-diamonds-the-truth-about-muky-business-of-healing-stones