Here’s a reality remix for you:
Did you know that the modern rainbow chakras distract from a deeper connection with our inner selves?
Authentic systems of the chakras are based on the 5 Vedic elements, earth, water, fire, air and ether, known as the tattvas.
Embracing them provides a transformative journey into profound self-discovery and universal connection.
Beyond modern interpretations, a genuine understanding unveils the true potential of each chakra, providing a harmonious alignment with the elements.
The Rainbow Chakras were invented in 1967 by Christopher Hills, in his Nuclear Evolution book, they have no relationship with any true esoteric traditions.
Use these ideas a guide for your own investigations and meditations.
Traditional chakra systems
The history of the chakras is very complex with many threads
A diversity of traditional systems, from 5 to 21 depending on the tantrik school
The 7-chakra system became dominant around the 15th century,
Introduced to the West by Arthur Avalon in his Serpent power, a confusing translation of the 15th century texts by the Tantrik scholar Purnananda Swami
The pictures he presented were drawn from descriptions in the text
Modern chakra systems
Theosophist Charles Leadbeater presented a chakra system based on his clairvoyance
Christopher Hills invented the Rainbow chakras in 1967, based on his belief in the Newtonian conception of color formation.
There is no connection of the rainbow chakras to traditional esoteric systems.
Physical attributes to the chakras
Positioned near glands like the thyroid and thymus, which control hormones and emotions.
Aligned with nerve plexuses, which control various bodily functions like digestion and breathing.
Prescriptive Nature of Chakra Systems
Chakra systems are not descriptive facts but templates for yogic exercises.
Traditional sources prescribe specific visualizations and mantras for achieving mystical goals.
Connection to the tattvas:
Ancient Hindu and Tantric traditions link the four lower chakras to the tattvas, or element elements (earth, water, fire, air).
Each element expresses a specific function within the chakra system.
Through initiations and experiences these elemental systems become linked
When fully functioning, then the heart and crown connect and self awareness dawns
Beyond the “pretty picture”:
Modern rainbow chakras distract from the deeper understanding of the chakras.
Authentic system offers greater potential for personal growth.
Understanding the chakras and tattvas leads to deeper insight into self and the universe.
Embracing authentic systems unlocks the true potential of the chakras and their wisdom
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