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    DescriptionRevised 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 theentire system both physically and psychically. Explanations of each chakraelaborate 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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    Title
    Chakras - Energy Centers of Transformation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Harish Johari
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 600 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780892817603
    ISBN 10: 0892817607
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.0
    B&T General Subject: 420
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: OP
    Libri: I-OP
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 181.45, 294.5436
    Ingram Theme: RELI/HINDU
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24710
    Ingram Theme: RELI/NEWAGE
    BISAC V2.8: HEA025000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: REL032000
    BIC subject category V2: VXPH
    DC22: 294.5/436
    BISAC V2.8: OCC000000
    LC classification: BL1215.C45, BL1215.C45 J64 2000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: QRD, VXPH
    Edition
    1, Revised
    Edition statement
    Rev and Enl ed.
    Publisher
    Inner Traditions Bear and Company
    Imprint name
    Destiny Books,U.S.
    Publication date
    01 September 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Rochester
    Author Information
    Harish Johari (1934-1999) was a painter, sculptor, and composer of Indian music. He authored twelve books on Eastern spirituality, including "Ayurvedic Massage; Ayurvedic Healing Cuisine; Breath, Mind, and Consciousness; The Birth of the Ganga; Dhanwantari"; and "Tools for Tantra." He also produced several audiocassettes of mantra meditations, including "Sounds of Tantra," "Attunements for Day and Night," and "Sounds of the Chakras."
    Review quote
    "Johari shows us the mysteries of these subtle centers of transformation with visualization techniques essential to a fully realized tantric practice."
    Back cover copy
    EASTERN SPIRITUALITY / YOGA "Johari skillfully takes us into the machinery of Hindu metaphysics, a nerve system vehicle that navigates the invisible frontiers of consciousness. So compressed with detail is Chakras that it feels like a rare manuscript etched in bark and passed along from yogi to yogi. . . . a beautifully crafted book." --Hinduism Today "For Harish Johari--artist, composer, teacher, tantric devotee--desire is the brush and the five senses are the palette." --Yoga Journal "Johari's text is among the best of Western explications, combining traditional, visionary, and practical views. Chakras is illustrated, detailed, accessible to the neophyte, and notable for its valuable discussion of tantric vocabulary." --East West Journal 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 revised and expanded edition, complete with new color paintings and black-and-white illustrations, Johari unfolds the mysteries of these subtle centers of transformation with visualization techniques essential to a fully realized tantric practice. He explains each chakra's connection to colors, sounds, sense and work organs, desires, the elements, planets, and deities, as well as the behavioral characteristics and effects of meditation for the chakras. Meditating on the beautiful, full-color paintings of each chakra vitalizes the cerebrospinal centers and harmonizes the entire system both physically and psychically. Coloring the black-and-white illustrations included in the book, following the prescribed order, helps the mind retain the images of the chakras and leads to deeper states of meditation. Scholars and spiritual aspirants of every level will find Chakras an invaluable and practical source of information, tools, and techniques to activate these centers of transformative energy and elevate one's intellectual knowledge to an experience of spiritual growth. HARISH JOHARI (1934-1999) was a painter, sculptor, and composer of Indian music. He authored twelve books on Eastern spirituality, including Ayurvedic Massage; Ayurvedic Healing Cuisine; Breath, Mind, and Consciousness; The Birth of the Ganga; Dhanwantari; and Tools for Tantra. He also produced several audiocassettes of mantra meditations, including Sounds of Tantra, Chants to the Sun and Moon, and Sounds of the Chakras.