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Monday, June 22, 2015

Metaphysical Items on Etsy and a Witch Hunt of a Grander Scale - BrianaDragon Creations

Hmm, now here's a perspective from Briana Dragon Creations on the Etsy policy that I hadn't considered, and I think there's a lot of truth in it. Of course, this still affects metaphysical vendors...

Metaphysical Items on Etsy and a Witch Hunt of a Grander Scale - BrianaDragon Creations: Here’s the thing: This is much more than a metaphysical seller issue. This affects pretty much every home business that sells anything that would help someone in any way. Home remedies, herbal remedies, soaps, oils, incense, lotions, and the list goes on and on. This was never about Pagans or any other faith, it’s about the government trying to run all the little guys out of business under the guise of protecting the public. (Briana Dragon Creations)

And, this: (italics mine)

Another point that I’m going to reiterate is that any item which heals or helps a person based on energy rather than direct physical effect is considered a “mind-body healing” item, and is not regulated by the FDA. Metaphysical item sellers actually have a fully legal loophole and are therefore far better off than all the folks who sell bath, body and remedy items. I hate to say it, but the Pagan community needs to get their heads out of their asses and realize that this is not about them, it’s about small business being crushed by unfair laws. If they’d put some energy into questioning the FDA and thinking about the bigger picture, a lot more would happen than just whining about how they can’t sell a spell on Etsy.  (Briana Dragon Creations)

More information and information we can use to change things as well as keep on going.

Etsy Bans "Metaphysical" Items

Sort of. More from Lon Strickler at Phantoms and Monsters:

Phantoms and Monsters: Pulse of the Paranormal: The sales ban of certain items on the popular internet marketplace Etsy has once again effected supernatural vendors. After eBay banned the sale of magic-related services in 2012, Etsy became one of the most popular places for these types of vendors to make a living. Initially it's the restriction of metaphysical goods and services...so what can we expect down the road? Here's a recent article describing the new policy at Etsy: (Lon Strickler)
It's really too bad, and ignorant of course. As the article comments, if Christian religious items are sold, for example, why the ban against other items - and does this violate freedom of religion laws?

Hopefully Etsy will change its policies.