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Term: Crown Chakra

DEFINITIONS

Crown Chakra: One of the power centers found in spiritual traditions with a source in the Indian subcontinent. The Crown Chakra (Sahasrara in Sanskrit) is physically associated with the central chest area. When this chakra is overcharged or undercharged with spiritual energy, it implies that you are dealing with issues of spirituality and direct communication with the Divine. When appropriately charged it is said to indicate that you have freed yourself from those attachments in life that lead to disappointment and unhappiness. When the Kundalini energy rises and fully excites this chakra, it releases (or triggers the release) of a substance known as “amrita,” a special fluid that is supposed to grant immortality. It is symbolized by a lotus flower that has twenty circular sets of fifty petals, each, totaling one thousand petals.Donald Michael Kraig

Crown Chakra:

Also called Sahasrara. The chakra located at the crown above the head; associated with the color violet and Sephirah Kether.

Crown Chakra (Sahasrara) Correspondences

Alchemical Planet: Mercury, Uranus
Alchemical Element: Mercury          
Tattva: Bindu (a dot)
Tattva Color: Clear
Tattva Form: rose seen from above
Tattva Sense: Higher Self
Animal: None                                 
Basic Drive: Union                 
Body Function: Super-consciousness        
Chakra Color: Violet                 
Element: Thought
Gemstone: Diamond                                           
Gland: Pineal                                 
God-form: Egyptian: Nut            
                  Hindu: Brahma Vishnu1
                  Greek: Zeus                    
Goddess-form: Hindu: Maha Shakti 2
Incense: Lotus, gotu kola                
Location: Crown of Head                          
Order of chakra unfoldment: 7th    
Yogic Planet: Mercury, Uranus
Part of Body: cerebral cortex, central nervous system
Psychological state: Bliss  
Seed Syllable/Number: H(0) 
Psychic Power: astral projection, prophecy                                            
Sense: the Divine Connection
Spinal Joint: 33rd                             
Spinal Location: none
Tarot Key: I, Magician                     
Tree of Life Sephiroth: Kether 

1 Inner teacher                                                                   
2 Union                         

Suggested Reading: Dale: The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy


source: The Llewellyn Complete Book of Psychic Empowerment, by Carl Llewellyn Weschcke & Joe H. Slate, Ph.D. (Llewellyn Publications) - Carl Llewellyn Weschcke


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