We believe that no other area of knowledge can answer these questions as thoroughly as the knowledge of the human energy centres, otherwise known as ñchakrasî. In learning to understand the full scope of the chakrasÍ purpose and way of functioning, we see gain insight into the potential of man for perfection, a potential which is so fascinating and noble that all we can do is stand in awe of the miracle of creation.
The purpose of this book is to help you recognize and realize this inherent human potential. In order to work with the chakras effectively, it is not necessary to possess clairvoyant gifts or powers of any sort. The activation and harmonization of the chakras are so easy that at certain points along the path we gained the impression that the knowledge of them is wrapped in mystery simply to prevent people from underestimating its intrinsic value and to ensure that it is passed on from one generation to the next by the initiated. The fact that so many of us today are able to grasp and understand this treasury of knowledge may be due to recent evolutionary advancements.
Chakras or symbolic lotus centres are symbolic representatives of the journey of consciousness from animal instincts to divine realization. Basically, these lotus symbols are the objects of meditation. Meditation on these centres releases the psychic energy and enables the mind to see the subtle realities more clearly, and leads the sadhaka to intuitive realization of higher truths. The authors have added the novelty in the form of an attempt to relate music, colours, gemstones, scents, breathing techniques, reflex zone massage, and astrological signs to energy centres. The Chakra Handbook provides a practical insight into various human potentialities. It unveils the power that works within the body in tandem with a complex energy system.
The book delves into the subject in a comprehensive manner... layperson can understand and practise chakra meditation... indicating that the secret of the sexual impulse is not wrapped in the genitals, but exists in every cell of the body, in the interaction of the male and female forces in all the manifestations of creation.