Written By Liz Oakes
Hackmanite crystals have a beautiful energy that stimulates peace and harmony. They are powerful stones to use in meditation as they assist you to make a deeper, stronger connection to Spirit.
They are related to Sodalite and while both stones share some common attributes these stones have a higher vibration than the blue stone and resonate strongly within the crown and third eye chakras.
These high vibration crystals assist you to solve problems, are known to support the development of intuitive gifts and assist you to let go of fear that may be making you hesitant to move forward.
They are excellent healing crystals for you to use to aid a number of health issues including addiction and may assist you to sever past life karmic cords or etheric ties to others from this life.
This stone was named after Victor Axel Hackman from Finland, who was a geologist and petrologist.
While this stone was first discovered in Greenland, deposits of it have since been found in a number of other places, including in Australia, Pakistan, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Russia and Canada.
Hackmanite is a high sulphur crystal that is a variety of Sodalite, and while most pieces are quite opaque, it may sometimes (rarely) be transparent or translucent.
This mineral occurs in the massive form as well as rhombic dodecahedrans, cubo-dodecahedrans or octohedrons. It
is also common for there to be white calcite inclusions within these stones,
which you can see in pictures here.
One of the interesting attributes of this stone is its ability to change color in sunlight. Stone from Canada or Greenland often has an attribute called tenebrescence where the stone changes color in sunlight.
It may be a violet colored, either paler or darker colored when it is first brought out of the ground, but in many cases it fades quite quickly when put in the sun.
It may then become a pale grey or greenish white color. The opposite is true of pieces of this stone that come from Afghanistan or Burma.
They may be quite pale colored when taken from the ground, but may end up a darker violet or pink color after time in the sun. If these stones are stored in the dark they will revert to the paler color.
Beautiful deeper purple colored Hackmanite stone has been found in the Sar-e-Sang mine in the Badakhshan Province of Afghanistan.
This is a famous mine where other well known stones are also mined, including Lapis Lazuli, Lazuite and Afghanite stone.
Like its ability to change color, this stone can help you to make changes in your life circumstances, especially if you wish them to be immediate changes rather than long term.
Be aware that these changes may be short term unless you work on the reasons behind the need to change a situation.
They are also beneficial crystals to help with problem solving, as they have a good energy that may assist you to break the issue down into smaller pieces.
By doing this you may be enabled to more easily see the solution, and by boosting your intuition, it may aid you to intuitively find the answer that you may be seeking.
Their energy may assist you to feel more comfortable when taking the action you decide upon, especially if it relates to the need to make changes in your life.
These stones may activate the crown chakra, and are advantageous to use for meditation as they enhance peaceful feelings which may help you to more easily meditate.
Their energy may also help you to reach a deeper meditative state and may aid you to attain the state of what is known as Nirvana.
They can assist you to access the higher mind as they resonate within both the crown chakra and the third eye chakra, yet have a good action to keep you connected to the earth.
The vibration of these stones is known to be helpful to aid those who have addictions to substances, and they may help you to feel less inclined to over-indulge.
They have a good healing energy to aid immunity and are said to boost the immune system, as well as assisting the lymphatic system and they are known to enhance the ability to sleep well.
They may help health issues in the throat, including in the larynx and vocal cords, and are known to assist the healing of muscles and may aid the healing of broken bones.
These stones also have a good action within the solar plexus, where they may encourage you to trust yourself, and may also help to improve your self esteem.
They may help you to cope at times when you feel that you are being neglected or rejected by others, and may also help you feel more accepting of specific strengths and weaknesses that others are bringing to your attention.
Note: these weaknesses (or strengths) may or may not be real, so give some thought to the situation and the person who is telling you about them.
They are highly beneficial crystals to assist you to sever ties and release karmic cords that are attaching you to others, including those ties that are associated with someone from a past life.
Their energy may also assist you to
release cords to those with whom you have been in a relationship in this life, and where you have been unable to forget (or let go of) issues that deeply affected you at the time.
The vibration of Hackmanite will aid you to cut the etheric cords that still connect you to people that are no longer desirable to have in your life, as well as situations or relationships from a past life.
In summary: using one of these stones in meditation is one of the best ways to use them, and it may be quite beneficial to keep them on your body as well.
If you are working on specific issues that are helped by their energy, such as severing cords or to aid the release of addictions, it maybe useful to wear them or keep them in a bag in your pocket.
A simple way to keep any stone on your body is to obtain a macrame crystal holder, so that you can easily wear them and its easy to change the stone in the holder too if required.
If you need to find solutions to a specific problem this stone is known to aid you to see the solution. If you feel you need extra help to find answers to your issues, you may like to use it with other stones that aid problem solving.
Some of the stones you might choose to use with it to assist you to solve problems includes Thulite, Cookeite, Blue Muscovite or Datolite.
Hackmanite has a good energy to help anyone who is having difficulty dealing with addictions. There are quite a few other stones that have a powerful action that may be used in combination with this stone.
Other crystals that are known to assist you to release addictive behavior includes Astrophyllite, Hematite, Amethyst Crystals and Dravite Brown Tourmaline.
If you need extra help to cut ties to others, there are a number of other crystals to sever ties, that can be can be combined with Hackmanite for this purpose or used alone.
This includes Black Obsidian, Black Kyanite, Tunellite and Amblygonite. Using Tunellite in combination with Amblygonite is the best way to use these two stones, to obtain the best results.