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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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Sahasrara - The Crown
Element: Thought Color: Violet Verb: I know Attributes: Information, understanding, awareness, consciousness, pattern, meditation At last we come to the end of our journey, climbing to the nectar blossom of our flower—the thousand-petaled lotus ...
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The Chakra System
The chakras are psychic  centers located in the aura functioning through the etheric body that exchange particular energies between the physical body and the personality, and the higher sources of energy associated with the planets, the Solar ...
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Ajna - The Vision Center
Element: Light Color: Indigo Verb: I see Attributes: Clairvoyance, memory, dreams, vision, color Chakra 6, located at the level of the forehead, is also known as the third eye. A lotus with only two petals, it is visualized as a deep indigo blue. ...
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Visuddha - The Throat Chakra
Element: Sound Color: Bright Blue Verb: I speak Attributes: Sound, vibration, communication, creativity Chakra 5 is located in the region of the neck and shoulders and is the center of communication and creativity. Its color is a bright turquoise ...
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Anahata - The Heart Chakra
Element: Air Color: Green Verb: I love Attributes: Love, balance, relationship, compassion We are now halfway through our seven-leveled chakra system. Below us are the first three chakras which relate to things and activities in the external ...
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Manipura - The Power Chakra
Element: Fire Color: Yellow Verb: I can Attributes: Power, will, energy, transformation Earth, water, fire. With our bodies grounded and our emotions flowing, we now move on to power, energy and will. This is our third chakra, a yellow lotus of ...
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Opening the Hand Chakras
To experience what a chakra feels like, try the following exercise. Sit comfortably with your hands pushed straight out in front of you, elbows straight. Turn one palm downward and one palm up. Quickly, with repeated motions, open and close your ...
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Svadhisthana - The Seat of Life
Element: Water Color: Orange Verb: I feel, I want Attributes: Polarity, movement, sexuality, pleasure, emotion We have come from the Earth, energy that is still, solid, dense. We have gained an understanding of our bodies, our grounding, and things ...
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Aura Reading & Interpretation
Introduction. Seeing the Aura is one step, but without the ability to read and Interpret is an “empty” skill. To analyze and interpret observations is a key step to success in nearly any endeavor. Always we start by organizing the ...
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