Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self

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Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, Mar 16, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 504 pages
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In EASTERN BODY, WESTERN MIND, chakra authority Anodea Judith brought a fresh approach to the yoga-based Eastern chakra system, adapting it to the Western framework of Jungian psychology, somatic therapy, childhood developmental theory, and metaphysics. This groundbreaking work in transpersonal psychology has been revised and redesigned for a more accessible presentation. Arranged schematically, the book uses the inherent structure of the chakra system as a map upon which to chart our Western understanding of individual development. Each chapter focuses on a single chakra, starting with a description of its characteristics, then exploring its particular childhood developmental patterns, traumas and abuses, and how to heal and maintain balance. Illuminated with personal anecdotes and case studies, EASTERN BODY, WESTERN MIND seamlessly merges the East and West, science and philosophy, and psychology and spirituality into a compelling interpretation of the chakra system and its relevance for Westerners today.
  • Revised edition of the groundbreaking New Age book that seamlessly integrates Western psychology and the Eastern chakra system, including a new introduction from the author.
  • Applies the chakra system to important modern social realities and issues such as addiction, codependence, family dynamics, sexuality, and personal empowerment.
  • Previous edition has sold more than 55,000 copies.



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    Judith (Sevenfold Journey, LJ 4/1/93), a healer, elucidates the chakra system and how it shapes and is shaped by human behavior. The seven chakras, or human biocomputer, are located at various levels ... Read full review

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    Awesome Book!
    This book helped me understand myself and others. I now have a better outlook on life and try to understand even the people I never got along with. It helped me after a hard breakup, I
    was lost and blaming myself for everything. I read the book and realized so much. I feel like I can give positive advice because I have a better understanding of why people act the way they do. I loved this book!! 

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    About the author (2011)

    ANODEA JUDITH, Ph.D., is a leading authority on the integration of chakras and therapeutic issues. She is the author of the chakra classic Wheels of Life, along with several other books, audio courses, and the video The Illuminated Chakras. She has a Ph.D. in health and human services, an M.A. in clinical psychology, and additional training in bioenergetics, trauma recovery, yoga therapy, and shamanism. She lives in Sebastopol, California, and travels extensively with trainings and workshops.


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