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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:52 AM

Crystal Healing

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Reply Crystal Healing (Original post)
cleanhippie Apr 2012 OP
MadrasT Apr 2012 #1
laconicsax Apr 2012 #2
MadrasT Apr 2012 #3
DetlefK Apr 2012 #4
dimbear May 2012 #13
MineralMan Apr 2012 #5
Why Syzygy Apr 2012 #6
MineralMan Apr 2012 #7
laconicsax Apr 2012 #8
MineralMan Apr 2012 #9
laconicsax Apr 2012 #10
MadrasT Apr 2012 #11
DetlefK May 2012 #12

Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:47 PM

1. Hilarious.

I wonder what are those stainless steel tuning fork lookin' devices on either side of his head?

More healing woo?

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:08 PM

2. Acutonics.

 

http://www.acutonics.com/

Magic tuning forks! They'll cure what ails ya!

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Response to laconicsax (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:55 PM

3. How did I know...

...there was going to be a connection to Tibetan bowls?

And zOMG!!! They are "tuned to the frequencies of the Earth, Moon, Sun and Planets" !!1!!!1!



Magic Tuning Forks!!!

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 08:48 AM

4. What are the frequencies? And is it AM or FM?

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #4)

Wed May 9, 2012, 05:39 PM

13. Tuning forks are damped CW, except those rare and expensive driven ones, which are just

CW.

No charge.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 02:11 PM

5. This. My pet peeve.

When I was in the business of selling mineral specimens to collectors, the "crystal healing" folks were my worst nightmare. They'd send 10 emails about whether some $20 quartz crystal had "time windows." The accessory minor crystal faces those referred to are less common, but not unusual. In my obstinacy, I'd send them back emails asking exactly which axis they wanted those windows on and other crystallographic questions.

It didn't take long before I put a big disclaimer on the front page of my website, saying that I sold specimens for collectors interested in the study of mineralogy only and that "mystical or supernatural qualities of mineral crystals was sheer bunkum." That cut down on those annoying, time-eating orders, but didn't get rid of them altogether. One customer who ordered anyway returned the very nice Chinese beryl specimen I sent, saying that it wasn't "active." Perhaps he wanted it to do a little dance for him; I don't know. After I refunded his money, I refused to take any further orders from him.

I'm not in that business any longer.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 05:48 PM

6. A question?

How does one get into that kind of business? Do you have any remaining inventory or samples?

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Response to Why Syzygy (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 08:12 PM

7. When I closed down, I sold my remaining inventory

to one of my customers, who went into the business. There is a mineral dealer named Mineralman. That is not me, and never was. My business had a completely different name.

These days, it's a much more difficult business than it was. I was one of the first three internet mineral dealers. Since then, there have been dozens of new ones, plus people who sell on eBay. It's become very, very difficult to make a profit from it.

The problem is that there are simply not enough good quality specimens, and the number of serious collectors is dwindling. It's not a great idea any longer, like it was 15 years ago.

But, the main source of stock for mineral dealers comes from wholesale mineral shows. There are two major ones. One is in Tucson in late January. The other is in Denver in the fall. Smaller shows occur around the country, but prices are higher. At the two main shows, wholesalers and actual mine representatives come from all over the world to sell their specimens. Plus, there are dozens and dozens of wholesale dealers. There used to be some great bargains to be found. That's no longer true, I'm afraid.

I don't recommend getting into that business at this time.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 09:18 PM

8. Did you steal a mineral dealer's identity?

 

This demands an H&M thread!

Maybe I'll insinuate that you killed him had him killed participated in a massive conspiracy to quietly 'remove' your rival dealer absorb his assets and steal his identity for the specific purpose of posting on FreeRepublic as part of whatever larger conspiracy you're supposed to be running this week.

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Response to laconicsax (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:23 AM

9. Nah. I'd been using the MineralMan username

for years before that person went into business. There are several other mineralman folks out there, too. Lots of duplication of usernames, it seems.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:54 PM

10. Aha! Sockpuppets!

 

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:51 AM

11. OMG

One customer who ordered anyway returned the very nice Chinese beryl specimen I sent, saying that it wasn't "active."




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Response to MadrasT (Reply #11)

Wed May 9, 2012, 11:01 AM

12. Batteries not included. Duh.

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