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  • Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self
  • By: Anodea Judith
  • Narrated by: Laura Jennings
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)

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In Eastern Body, Western Mind, chakra authority Anodea Judith has 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.

p> PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2004 Anodea Judith (P)2016 Tantor

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"Judith . . . Invites the reader to explore multidimensional healing processes to bring the chakras into balance. . . . User-friendly, allowing the reader to view pertinent chapters through the use of subtitles and reference charts." ( Library Journal)

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Useful resource book

Jam packed with extensive details on each chakra (energy centre) deficiency & excess, plus suggested practices for healing. Recommend to own in hard copy & use as a reference when needed.

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Best book ever!

This book is so descriptive of the different Chakras.
I recommend this to anyone who is interested in the Chakra Systems.

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Excellence

This nook contains valuable I formation for any person on their spiritual journey. Highly recommend

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A Classic

you can never go past a classic like this one, it's so thorough and on point!

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Interesting

It was abit difficult go absorb alot of the information but is not a relfection of quality of content.

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Beneficial and essential for the fairly new Yogi!

As a newbie to the spiritual path, having started yoga practice only a year ago. I found this book incredibly insightful, educational and easy to read! I preferred reading it myself however as i thought the narrator did not have much expression and did not put emphasis where it needed it.

Overall it is a great read for someone of the western mind wanting to explore eastern philosophy and learn about our chakras!

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love this

such an amazing book, great descriptions of the unfolding of life from a very knowledgeable and and writer.

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psychological understanding

a fantastic self help read that garners deep understanding of confusing psychological behaviours and nuances, as well as a light yet in-depth explanation of the main chakra system. highly recommended

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