The Complete Book of Chakras

The Complete Book of Chakras

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Biographical Note:

Cyndi Dale is an internationally renowned author, speaker, healer, and business consultant. She is president of Life Systems Services, through which she has assisted over 70,000 clients and students and presented training classes throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Cyndi is the author of nearly thirty books, including Llewellyn's Complete Book of Chakras, The Spiritual Power of Empathy, and Energy Healing for Trauma, Stress & Chronic Illness. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit her at www.CyndiDale.com.



Table of Contents:

Contents
Introduction 20

Section 1: Chakra Fundamentals and Basic Practices 26
Part I: What Are Chakras? A Pocket Guide to Your Body's Points of Light 27
Chapter 1: Your Spinning Wheels of Light 31
Chapter 2: What Is Kundalini? The Rainbow Serpent That Activates Our Chakras 72

Part II: The Hindu Chakra System 89
Chapter 3: The Stories Inside You: The Hindu Chakra System 91
Chapter 4: Muladhara--The First Hindu Chakra 118
Chapter 5: Svadhisthana--The Second Hindu Chakra 137
Chapter 6: Manipura--The Third Hindu Chakra 153
Chapter 7: Anahata--The Fourth Hindu Chakra 168
Chapter 8: Vishuddha--The Fifth Hindu Chakra 187
Chapter 9: Ajna--The Sixth Hindu Chakra 203
Chapter 10: Sahasrara--The Seventh Hindu Chakra 225

Part III: Fundamentals of Chakra Medicine 260
Chapter 11: Why Are Chakras Important? The Benefits of Chakra Medicine 263
Chapter 12: Chakra Medicine Methods I: Preparation and Analysis 280
Chapter 13: Chakra Medicine Methods II: Healing 312
Chapter 14: Chakra Medicine Practices: Eastern Methods 335
Chapter 15: Chakra Techniques: From Mantras to Gemstones--and Everything in Between 368

Section 2: Chakras in Depth--Historical, Scientific, and Cross-Cultural Understandings 405
Part IV: The History of Chakra Knowledge Through the Lens of Ancient India 407

Chapter 16: Ancient Vedic Scripture: The Four Canons 409
Chapter 17: Chakras Taking Form--Divining Three Movements from the Upanishads and Other Early Sacred Texts 434
Chapter 18: Following the Light of Tantra and Yoga 465

Part V: The Science of Subtle Energy 487
Chapter 19: Your Energy Primer: Understanding Physical and Subtle Energy (And a Few Matters in Between) 490
Chapter 20: Chakras as Part of the Subtle Energy Anatomy 555
Chapter 21: The Science and Structure of Chakras 596
Chapter 22: Kundalini Rises--The Chakra Serpent 650

Part VI: Chakra Systems of Asia 701
Chapter 23: Chakra Systems of India 703
Chapter 24: Tibet: Indian Tantra Meets Buddhism 732
Chapter 25: Other Asian Chakra Systems 771


Part VII: Ancient Chakra Systems Across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas 797
Chapter 26: The African Continent 800
Chapter 27: Chakra Systems of Old Europe 817
Chapter 28: The Middle East 840
Chapter 29: Chakra Medicine in the Americas 864

Part VIII: Modern Western Chakra Systems 914
Chapter 30: Early Western Mystics and Esoteric Orders 918
Chapter 31: The Theosophical Society 949
Chapter 32: Chakras Come of Age in the West 990

Part IX: Chakras Et Cetera: Natural and Unusual Chakras 1048
Chapter 33: Chakras in Nature 1050
Chapter 34: The New and Unusual Chakras and Chakra Systems 1086

Conclusion: Your Great Perhaps 1114
Glossary
Endnotes
Index



Review Quotes:

In one thoroughly researched and beautifully written book you can learn...what it took ancient seekers a lifetime to uncover.--Steven A. Ross, PhD, CEO of the World Research Foundation and author of And Nothing Happened...But You Can Make It Happen

A shining constellation of timeless wisdom and brilliant insights on chakras. This groundbreaking book is an essential conduit to whole-self healing.--Dr. Deanna Minich, founder of Food & Spirit

Expertly researched, well written, and easy to understand. The go-to guide for understanding subtle energy systems.--Madisyn Taylor, bestselling author and editor-in-chief of DailyOM

Cyndi's exploration of cross-cultural systems is stunningly complete...Very impressive.--Margaret Ann Lembo, author of Chakra Awakening


The Ultimate Guide to Chakras and Energy Systems

As powerful centers of subtle energy, the chakras have fascinated humanity for thousands of years. Llewellyn's Complete Book of Chakras is a unique and empowering resource that provides comprehensive insights into these foundational sources of vitality and strength. Discover what chakras and chakra systems are, how to work with them for personal growth and healing, and the ways our understanding of chakras has transformed throughout time and across cultures.

Lively and accessible, this definitive reference explores the science, history, practices, and structures of our subtle energy. With an abundance of illustrations and a wealth of practical exercises, Cyndi Dale shows you how to use chakras for improving wellness, attracting what you need, obtaining guidance, and expanding your consciousness.

Praise:

In one thoroughly researched and beautifully written book you can learn...what it took ancient seekers a lifetime to uncover.--Steven A. Ross, PhD, CEO of the World Research Foundation and author of And Nothing Happened...But You Can Make It Happen

A shining constellation of timeless wisdom and brilliant insights on chakras. This groundbreaking book is an essential conduit to whole-self healing.--Dr. Deanna Minich, founder of Food & Spirit

Expertly researched, well written, and easy to understand. The go-to guide for understanding subtle energy systems.--Madisyn Taylor, bestselling author and editor-in-chief of DailyOM

Cyndi's exploration of cross-cultural systems is stunningly complete...Very impressive.--Margaret Ann Lembo, author of Chakra Awakening



 

Review Citations:

  • Publishers Weekly 09/14/2015 (EAN 9780738739625, Paperback)
  • Wilson Nonfiction Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780738739625, Paperback)

 


Contributor Bio:Dale, Cyndi

Cyndi Dale is an internationally renowned author, speaker, healer, and business consultant. She is president of Life Systems Services, through which she has assisted over 70,000 clients and students and presented training classes throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Cyndi is the author of nearly thirty books, including Llewellyn's Complete Book of Chakras, The Spiritual Power of Empathy, and Energy Healing for Trauma, Stress & Chronic Illness. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit her at www.CyndiDale.com.

 

ISBN:0738739626


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