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Hackmanite

Rare – Greenland/Myanmar (Burma)

It is said to be a higher resonance of Sodalite.

It creates a strong anchor to the earth and also expands into infinity whilst also creating protection. It is ideal in meditation where it can help reach deep meditative states and can help attune to spiritual gifts, healing whilst brining joy and freedom.

It teaches you to stand up for your beliefs and to be true to yourself. It can enhance self esteem, self acceptance and self trust. It can help people who are defensive or overly sensitive and those with rigid mind sets. It can be used for gridding and can assist against sick building syndrome, electromagnetic smog, and clears electromagnetic smog.

Chakra: Third eye, heart

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to support the lymphatic system, immune system and can be of benefit for insomnia, digestion disorders, fevers, torn ligaments and hoarseness.

Hardness:5-6

Chemical composition: Na8AL6Si6o24Cl2

Hawks Eye / Falcons Eye / Blue Tigers Eye

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Hematite

It is ideal for grounding and encourages the survival instinct and centring. It is also often known as a stone of the mind where it can help is sorting out things in your mind. It can help improve memory, mental clarity, concentration, original thinking, and development of manual and mental dexterity.

It is also said to boost self esteem, will power and reliability and is supportive for timid women. It helps restore equilibrium and stability it can also be used for astral projection.

Note that hematite when used should be cleansed frequently as it is not an energy transmuter.

Chakra: Root/earth

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to be of benefit in releasing stress, stimulation absorption of iron and in circulatory problems such as Reynolds’s disease. It can also be used for leg cramps, blood disorders, spinal alignment, and fractures and as an elixir for fevers.

Feng Shui:

Place in the centre for balancing and grounding, southeast for self worth and in the northeast for self-cultivation.

Hardness:6.5

Chemical Composition: Fe2O3

Hemmimorphite

This is highly protective especially so against malicious thoughts and manipulation. It can be used to assist in attaining an egoless state. It can raise vibrations of physical and subtle bodies and can assist in communication with the highest spiritual levels and dimensions.

Assists in personal development and personal accountability and will achieve this in the quickest possible way. It enhances self esteem, honesty and self respect. It calms feelings of anger or hostility. It can also assist in emotional communication and in being open and honest.

Chakra: Third eye, throat.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit to treating blood disorders, soothe ulcers, reduce pain and can act as an emetic. It is also believed to help in body maintenance and shaping, assisting in weight loss. It may also be of benefit in conditions such as herpes, genital herpes, warts, ulcerative conditions, hormonal imbalances and restless legs.

Hardness: 3.5

Chemical Composition:Zn4Si2O7(OH)2(H2O)

Herkimer Diamonds

It assists in achieving a state of ‘being’ it is energising, enlivening and promotes creativity. It is sometimes known as the attunement stone as it assists in becoming attune to another person, environment or activity. It can assist in stimulate abilities in clairvoyance; clairaudience and can assist in prescience and in telepathic communication.

It can attune to the highest spiritual levels and allows spiritual energy to flow. It clears and energises all the chakras, can help access past lives, dream recall, assisting in recognising blockages or resistance to spiritual growth.

It is one of the strongest crystals for clearing electromagnetic pollution or radioactivity, blocks Geopathic stress and tension from the body. Makes an excellent environmental spray or gem elixir.

Helps lessen the pressures of day to day life.

Chakra: Crown

Folk Remedies:

It is believed to act as a detoxifier, acts as an emetic, calms the body of stress and tension and said to be of benefit in cellular disorders and metabolic imbalances.

Feng Shui:

Placed anywhere in the house to help clear and move energy where it is stagnating. Place in the northeast for wisdom and self knowledge, in the east for community and southwest for drawing relationships closer.

Hardness: 7

Chemical Composition: SiO2

Hessionite

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Heulandite

It can be of benefit in Karmic evolution, travelling back to ancient civilizations of Atlantis and Lemuria to attain knowledge and skills. It can assist in past life regression, transversing other dimensions. It assists in releasing negative energy and emotions helping to recover from losses of all kinds. It can help change ingrained habits and helps avoid judgmental attitudes. It helps remind us of the joy of living however requires frequent cleansing.

Helps people who have a sense of loss or those grieving.

Chakra: Solar plexus and Heart.

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit in dispersion of growths and to enhance weight loss. It is thought to be useful in; disorders of the feet, shortness of breath, kidneys and liver.

Feng Shui:

Assists in any area of your life where emotions need lifting, can help in negative directions where better choices or openness is required.

Hardness: 3.5-4

Chemical Composition: (Ca,Na)23Al3(AlSi)2Si13O36 12H2O

Hiddenite

Hiddenite is a green form of Kunzite, it varies from yellow to emerald green in colour.  Helps stimulate intellect and the loving side of one’s nature and transfers knowledge from higher realms. It assists in releasing feelings of failure and for people who put on a brave face. Hiddenite can ground spiritual love and supports new beginnings. It is said to help in recuperating after an emotional loss.

Attracts love and business success, whilst being calming and balancing and can help uncover buried emotions of compassion and charity. It brings trust into relationships on all levels and helps connect to energy and creativity of one’s inner child.

Chakra: Heart

Folk Remedies;

It is said to be of benefit for; assist in insight when diagnosing disorders of the physical body, strength to areas of weakness in the body, to support the thymus, skin, blood circulation, rheumatic pain, mobility and to stimulate spiritual insight.

Feng Shui:

Place in success area for business success and in relationship area to enhance and support strong relationships on all levels.

Hardness: 6.5-7

Chemical Composition: LiASi2O6

Other Useful Information:

 

Hiddenite has obtained its name after the 19th century American mineralogist W.E. Hidden, who was first to identify this mineral. 

Himalayan Rock Salt

Himalayan Salt is rock salt that comes from Himalayan Mountains.  It is known for its unique healing properties. According to the Global Healing Centre, “this salt’s unique cellular structure allows it to store vibrational energy. Its minerals exist in a colloidal form, meaning that they are tiny enough for our cells to easily absorb them.”

Folk Remedies:

It is said to be of benefit for; improving air quality and health as it is a natural ioniser and clears electromagnetic smog. It is also used in cooking, can be used in baths and placed in a bowl in a room to improve air quality.

Feng Shui:

Place in centre area for health, balance and well being.

Hardness: 2

Chemical Composition: NaCl (has other trace elements, sulfur, magnesium, zinc, potassium, calcium, and iron).

Other Useful Information:

This is a salt crystal, and therefore it will dissolve in water, do not place in water or humid area and to cleanse use sunlight/moonlight or sound. Smudge can cause the salt to discolour.

Himalayan salt is a term for rock salt (Halite) from the Himalayas.  It is reddish/pink or off white/transparent in colour and is said to be the most beneficial and cleanest salt on the planet.

Howlite

It is said to help calm communication, increase awareness and encourage emotional expression and if placed under the pillow (or as an elixir consumed before bed time) it is said to be an excellent antidote to insomnia especially when caused by an overactive mind. It can enhance observation, patience, memory and assisting in achieving goals. It is thought to assist in journeys out of the body and in accepting past lives.

It can sooth feelings of rage and anger and assists in self criticalness.

Chakra: Crown, heart, or throat depending on type/colour.

Folk Remedies:

It can be of benefit in insomnia, strengthens teeth and bones, soft tissues, gums and is said to help balance calcium levels in the body.

Blue

It is thought to help improve communication, dream recall, and accessing insights in dreams.

Feng Shui:

Placed anywhere in the house it will help to bring change, in the southeast and centre for balance and spirituality or in the northeast for wisdom.

Hardness: 3.5

Chemical Composition: Ca2Br5SiO9(OH)5