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An Introduction to Chakras

According to East Indian philosophy, we possess seven major *Chakras* or psychic centers on the body. Each of these forms a bridge, link, or energy transformer; changing pure (higher) energy into various forms, and connecting the four bodies (ie. spiritual, mental, astral, and physical) together. The chakras are located along the nadies (a network of psychic nerves or channels) and follow the autonomic nervous system along the spinal cord.

Chakras correlate with major acupuncture points along the 'governing vessel meridian' (acupuncture term). The seven major chakras are connected together by three major nadies which are parallel and near each other. The middle nadi is called *sushumna* and it has neutral characteristics. The nadi on the left (ie. nearest your left hand) is the *ida* nadi which has yin characteristics. On the other side of sushumna (nearest your right hand) is the *pingala* nadi, having yang qualities.

Chakras are visible to clairvoyant sight as varously colored rotating circles or funnels. In the East they are described as petaled flowers or lotuses. While in Western Shamanism they are devined as Spirit Tunnels.

There are many minor chakras throughout the body but in this writing we will focus on the primary seven as the others are beyond the scope of this discussion. Each chakra has a color and sound letter and a pitch associated with it which can be used to invoke it.

Chakra Locations and Associatons

*Root Chakra*
Located at the base of the spine at the perineum, it primarily relates to the element of earth and to psychic smell. It is a very bright shade of red and you can chant "oohm" in tone C while focusing on this area.

*Sexual Chakra*
Located above and behind the genitals. Its dominant element is water, and it is related to psychic taste. It is a clear shade of orange. You can chant "ohm" in tone D for this one.

*Solar Plexus*
Located at the navel and corresponding with the emotions and the element of fire and also psychic sight (clairvoyance). It is a bright sunny yellow color. Chant "ahm" in tone E for this one.

*Heart Chakra*
Located over the heart and corresponding with the element of air and psychic touch. Visualize a bright green or a bright pink. Both are seen as the color of this chakra. Chant "ah" in tone F for this one.

*Throat Chakra*
Located at the base of the throat (thyroid) and corresponding with psychic hearing (clairaudience.) A light shade of blue, you can chant "ehm" in tone G for this one.

*Third Eye*
Is located between and slightly above the eyebrows. This chakra is the center of psychic powers and can produce many psychic effects. Meditation on this chakra is said to cure nervousness. A transparent indigo blue in color, you can chant "eem" in tone A for this one.

*Crown Chakra*
Located atop the head, (pineal gland) is the seventh chakra. It is referred to as the thousand-petaled lotus and corresponds with astral projection and enlightenment. Violet or white are both seen as the color of this chakra.

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