“I gave up the New Age cult and threw away all my books, tarot cards and crystals!”
It sometimes happens that people who have been following a belief system for a long time suddenly change their minds and decide to take a different approach to seeking truth. They may declare they have had an epiphany that the spirituality they’ve been practicing is condemned by God and so in a fearful move they burn their books and throw away all of their metaphysical things, including crystals. (Acts 19:19)
While it is true that man has made and will continue to make many books, (Ecclesiastes 12:12) including some about the occult (hidden knowledge) and to destroy them all in the name of God is one way to clear your conscience and clean your closet, we believe that crystals are a different matter.
Crystals or stones are not made by man. (Luke 19:40). Crystals and semiprecious stones are made by the very hand of God. They are found in the Earth, God’s most precious creation, which he cares very much about. (Isaiah 60: 13; 66:1)
If you have crystals in your home that you feel you shouldn’t have, we would like to suggest an alternative to throwing them into the garbage where they will end up in a landfill. Why not dig a deep hole and give them back to God’s most precious creation, the Earth?
What if you have stones that you inherited or that someone gave you and you just don’t want them? Another option would be to gift them to a friend or leave them in a conspicuous public place where someone who will be happy to find them might take them home. Let your “trash” become someone’s treasure!
Do you have other ideas for getting rid of crystals? Let us know in the comments below and we may add your suggestions to this article.
UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who has participated in this re-homing project! It has become something bigger than I expected when I wrote this article! If you feel like a stone has too much energy for you (Moldavite and Rainbow Obsidian for example) you might try balancing the energy with a more grounding stone (like jasper, petrified wood, smoky quartz or tiger’s eye).
In my opinion, the best ways to get rid of crystals you no longer need or want, is to bury them in the ground, put them in a body of running water, such as a creek or river or leave them in a conspicuous place where a lucky passerby will find them as a surprise gift. While you are doing this, speak words of gratitude that the stone will go where it is meant to go. Remember, you are dealing with a small part of the Creator, do so in a prayerful and respectful way.
Thanks again for reading this article
May 16, 2021
I would like to ship my broken crystals to you for to dispose. I saw in your article we can do that!
June 3, 2021
Hi Lindsay! I think the best thing to do with broken crystals is to bury them in special places. I recommend you go to your favorite outdoor spot, dig a small hole, just big enough to cover the crystal and leave it there. Of course I would ask that you do this respecting all property rules. 🙂 Thanks for contacting us!
June 5, 2021
Hi there, I just recently purchased a stone from a little shop I trust in California, it’s called moldavite, not too long ago, about May 29th, and it’s not resonating well for me. I have been noticing my energy has been off and I know my chakras are off balance..but I’ve never felt anything so transformative… I was at a friend’s house a couple days after that and had the worst anxiety attack of my life. My heart was in my chest and throat and I was shaking uncontrollably.. I thought it was from barely eating earlier that day .. but then I told my friend and she was like “Bad things can happen when you first get it, you just have to manifest to heal yourself from it with it,” I knew I should’ve done some more research before getting the stone, but now I would like to get rid of it respectably and responsibly. I wouldn’t want anything else to happen if I just threw it in the River or something.. Once I get home, I will cleanse it under warm water and moonlight since it hasn’t been cleansed before..
Is there any way I could send the stone your way? It is still in perfect condition as well
June 7, 2021
Hi there! Thank you for contacting me! I do have some friends in the US to whom you could send the stone. Please do send me a private message via email at email@example.com for further info.
September 23, 2021
I bought 2 crystals , black obsidian and kyanite, the kyanite is okay but the black obsidian doesn’t feel right to me , anyway to get rid of them ? I really don’t want to bury them x
September 23, 2021
Hi Megan, I literally just talked to my crystal supplier and he just said that many people find black obsidian to be too heavy for them! I find it very synchronistic that I should see your comment only moments later. If you know someone who likes crystals, you could gift it to them, or (I really like this idea) you could put a little bow and a note with a blessing on it (or not) and leave it in a conspicuous place where a stranger will find it like a treasure or a gift. People should always clear crystals before bringing them into their space and I would advise that you also clear the crystal before you give it away. If this idea isn’t enough, you can let me know your location and I will find someone near you or in your country who would love to receive your obsidian. <3 thanks for writing xx
January 2, 2022
Hi can you dispose a crystal that I have please
January 4, 2022
Hello, thank you for your query. Yes, I will help you find a new home for it. If you could please send it to the following address:
Arnhem, the Netherlands
Please let me know if there is anything further I can do for you.
June 21, 2022
Hiya, i have crystals that my mum has put around the house that i feel does not glorify God and would like to dispose of them as they are causing issues. i am not capable of sending it to you and i dont want to bury them anywhear around the house
June 25, 2022
Do the crystals belong to your mother? Is she still living in the house that she has put them in? Unless she is no longer living, the crystals do not belong to you, therefore it is not up to you to get rid of them without her permission. Doing so would be stealing and violating her free will, which also does not glorify god. In that case, to honor her free will would be the best way to act in harmony with divinity.
July 25, 2022
Hello, I just came across this website when searching for a healthy way of getting rid of a rainbow aura crystal. I believe I was not ready for this crystal and would kindly like to give it away, is there a chance you can help me?
September 12, 2022
Hi, I bought some black obsidian that is really not sitting well with me, it’s making me feel super dizzy and I think it’s too strong for me right now. Would you recommend burying it?
September 12, 2022
Hi thanks for your question. Actually, I would recommend putting it in a body of moving water. If you have a river or even a small creek nearby, I would put it in there.
Thank you for asking and good luck
February 25, 2023
Thanks for letting us contact you with any questions.
I had a whole bag of quartz that I could not use.
Before I went to my favorite park, I cleansed them with salt and water. Put them in a bag.
Took them to my favorite park. In a wooded area that has a small creek marsh.
I said a prayer for each quartz crystal an threw them back to nature. ( I did not bury them).
Is this another way of getting rid of crystals?
February 25, 2023
March 13, 2023
I have 6 crystals and 3 are chipped out of the 3.I planned to wash them in salt water and cleanse them in my window through day and night.I planned on taking them to a secluded area and praying over them to be released from me into nature.My crystals originally are from Ireland.I actually purchase them from friendly shop there.Can I please do the following things to let the crystals go.
Thank you and Bless you
March 13, 2023
**P.S would be okay to bury them on this secluded area.**