Origin: Afghanistan, Russia
Mineral Species: Sodalite
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: Na8Al6Si6O24(Cl2,S)
Crystal System: Cubic (Isometric)
Colour: Greyish white. Pink to pinkish purple.
Typical Appearance: Usually massive, typically associated with quartz.
Chakra Alignment: Throat, Third Eye and Crown
Element: Air and Ether (Spirit)
Origin of Name & Mythology: Named after the Finnish geologist, Victor Axel Hackman (1866-1941), Professor at the University of Helsinki and geologist with the Finnish Geological Survey.
Hackmanite is a variety of Sodalite containing sulphur which often exhibits tenebrescence ie. it changes colour in light and reverts when in the dark.
As with other sodalites, hackmanite has a strong clearing effect on both the physical and energetic body. Although it primarily connects with the upper chakras, it will clear stagnation in the Sacral Chakra, which then flows down the legs and into the Earth. It also clears stagnation from the Crown, Third Eye and Throat Chakras, but in this case leaves them feeling full and energised.
Hackmanite balances male/female energy and strengthens Heaven/Earth connection. Once clearing has finished, it leaves the user in a profound state of relaxation, aiding deep meditation and improving sleep patterns.
Hackmanite can be held in meditation or placed on the body, and can be placed under the pillow or on the bedside table when treating sleep issues.