Etsy Explains Why It Banned Magic Spells

"There is great distress in the metaphysical community."

You might not have known that Etsy was full of witches, or "spellcasters", as many identify themselves. Historically, the website has been a favourite for supernatural sellers, and not just because its DIY aesthetic fits with home voodoo and casual shamanism.

But now, in a move even clairvoyants might have missed, the witches of Etsy are being ousted from their online home. Forum threads have sprung up filled with embittered hoodoo practitioners and sellers of healing crystals, detailing the ban of sales of "spell packs, herbs, and blessed jewellery."

Victoria Zasikowski, a seller of spells and readings on Etsy and Bonanza (another online marketplace more tolerant to sellers of "intangibles") contacted me [...] Swathes of us have now had our sales and shop views tank, and there is great distress in the metaphysical community."

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4 Responses:

  1. MattF says:

    Note, for the record, that a practitioner of metaphysics is a metaphysician, and not a metaphysicist.

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