Chakras: Energy Centers of Transformation [NOOK Book]

Overview

• Revised and expanded edition of the classic work on chakras by the renowned Indian scholar and tantra practitioner.


• Over 35,000 copies of the original edition sold.


• Includes full-color illustrations of the chakras to be used with the meditation exercises in the book and provides the tools necessary to activate these centers of transformative energy.


In the ancient science of tantra, the human body is viewed as the most perfect instrument for the expression of consciousness, a perfection realized through ...

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Overview

• Revised and expanded edition of the classic work on chakras by the renowned Indian scholar and tantra practitioner.


• Over 35,000 copies of the original edition sold.


• Includes full-color illustrations of the chakras to be used with the meditation exercises in the book and provides the tools necessary to activate these centers of transformative energy.


In the ancient science of tantra, the human body is viewed as the most perfect instrument for the expression of consciousness, a perfection realized through the development of psychic centers known as chakras. Located within the cerebrospinal system, the chakras are the stage upon which the interaction between higher consciousness and desire is played out. Consequently, it is through understanding and utilizing the energies of the chakras that we ultimately reach an enlightened state of being.

In Chakras, Indian scholar and tantra practitioner Harish Johari introduces the classical principles of the chakras as well as their practical application for today. In this expanded edition, complete with new art and text, he unfolds the mysteries of these subtle centers of transformation with visualization techniques essential to a fully realized tantric practice. Unlike other books in its field, Chakras provides the tools to activate these centers of transformative energy and elevate one's intellectual knowledge to an experience of spiritual growth.

Meditating on the beautiful, full-color illustrations of each chakra vitalizes the cerebrospinal centers and harmonizes the entire system both physically and psychically. Explanations of each chakra elaborate on the chakra's connection to elements, colors, sounds, sense and work organs, desires, planets and deities, as well as on behavioral characteristics and particular effects of meditation. For scholars and spiritual aspirants of every level, Chakras is an invaluable, practical source of information and techniques.

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Editorial Reviews

Branches of Light
Unlike other books in its field, Chakras provides the tools to activate . . . and elevate one's intellectual knowledge to an experience of spiritual growth. Nowhere else will the Western reader find so much valuable information on this ancient tradition in one place.
East West
Among the best of Western explications, combining traditional, visionary, and practical views...illustrated, detailed, and accessible to the neophyte.
Share Guide
Johari shows us the mysteries of these subtle centers of transformation with visualization techniques essential to a fully realized tantric practice.
Hinduism Today
"A beautifully crafted book. Johari skillfully takes us into the machinery of Hindu metaphysics, a nerve system vehicle that navigates the invisible frontiers of consciousness...compressed with detail."
Yoga Journal
"For Harish Johari—artist, composer, teacher, tantric devotee—desire is the brush and the five senses are the palette."
East West
"Among the best of Western explications, combining traditional, visionary, and practical views...illustrated, detailed, and accessible to the neophyte."
Share Guide

"Johari shows us the mysteries of these subtle centers of transformation with visualization techniques essential to a fully realized tantric practice."
Branches of Light

"Unlike other books in its field, Chakras provides the tools to activate . . . and elevate one's intellectual knowledge to an experience of spiritual growth. Nowhere else will the Western reader find so much valuable information on this ancient tradition in one place."
Share Guide Magazine
"Johari shows us the mysteries of these subtle centers of transformation with visualization techniques essential to a fully realized tantric practice."
From the Publisher
"A beautifully crafted book. Johari skillfully takes us into the machinery of Hindu metaphysics, a nerve system vehicle that navigates the invisible frontiers of consciousness...compressed with detail."

"Among the best of Western explications, combining traditional, visionary, and practical views...illustrated, detailed, and accessible to the neophyte."

"For Harish Johari—artist, composer, teacher, tantric devotee—desire is the brush and the five senses are the palette."

"Unlike other books in its field, Chakras provides the tools to activate . . . and elevate one's intellectual knowledge to an experience of spiritual growth. Nowhere else will the Western reader find so much valuable information on this ancient tradition in one place."

"Johari shows us the mysteries of these subtle centers of transformation with visualization techniques essential to a fully realized tantric practice."

Spring into Summer 2001 Branches of Light
"Unlike other books in its field, Chakras provides the tools to activate . . . and elevate one's intellectual knowledge to an experience of spiritual growth. Nowhere else will the Western reader find so much valuable information on this ancient tradition in one place."
March/April 2001 Share Guide
"Johari shows us the mysteries of these subtle centers of transformation with visualization techniques essential to a fully realized tantric practice."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594779091
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Revised and Expanded Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 206,239
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Harish Johari (1934-1999) was a distinguished North Indian author, Tantric scholar, poet, musician, composer, artist, and gemologist who held degrees in philosophy and literature and made it his life's work to introduce the culture of his homeland to the West.

Here is a hot link to a web site dedicated to Harish Johari's work that was set up by his students. sanatansociety.com/artists_authors/aa_harish_johari.htm

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Table of Contents

Chakras
Energy Centers of Transformation

Acknowledgments
1. Principles of Tantra Yoga
2. Kundalini and Yoga
3. The Essentials of the Chakras
4. Chakras, Rebirth, and Spirituality
Appendix: Extracts from Hindu Scriptures on the Various Stages of Yoga
Glossary
Index

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    Good reference book for anyone interested in chakras

    This is a good book for anyone interested in obtaining more than just a rudimentary knowledge of chakras and energy centers. It does a good job presenting more detailed information without getting too bogged down in superfluous tangents.

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