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

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Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, Mar 16, 2011 - Psychology - 504 pages
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Eastern Body, Western Mind seamlessly merges science and spirituality, creating a compelling interpretation of the chakra system and its relevance for Westerners today.

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. 

• 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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User Review  - marisa m. - Overstock.com

Densely packed with information! It may be a little overwhelming for those newly weaning themselves off the Westernbigpharma types of treatments but a highly interesting read with detailed information about a wide array of physical ailments. Good for anyone seeking balance. Read full review

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User Review  - JudyCroome - LibraryThing

The third time I've read this book. Each time, I've gained more insight and grown a little bit deeper. Easily accessible while dealing with profund spiritual and psyhcological matters, Anodea Judith's ... Read full review

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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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