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Introduction to Chakras From “Chakras for beginners” 2

Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama bridges the world of the scientific and the spiritual world with authority. He is both a scientist and a Shinto priest. Motoyama is the founder of the International Association for Religion and Parapsychology. In 1974 he was recognised by UNESCO as one of the world’s ten foremost parapsychologists.

He is especially interested to verify scientifically the claims put forward by proponents of spiritual practices. Several significant experiments have been conducted under his auspices.

He has specifically developed a Chakra Instrument which is designed to detect minute electrical, magnetic and optical changes which occur in the immediate environment of the experimental subject. In a typical experimental situation, the subject sat in an electrostatically secure room which was internally lined with aluminum sheeting and shielded by lead sheeting embedded in the front of the body, level with the location of a supposed chakra. During one test on the centres of the stomach and heart, the subject was monitored for a period of three minutes at each of the two locations. Separate readings were taken one minute before a state of concentration, during concentration, and one minute after concentration.

Curiously, when an advanced yoga practitioner was tested, the two centres gave quite different results. The stomach centre showed no change in measurable activity during the three-minute monitoring period. However, the heart centre showed a considerable intensification of measurable activity during the period of concentration. This difference corresponded to the subject’s regular meditation. The subject did not as a rule use the solar plexus as a focal point for meditation as he suffered from a serious digestive disorder.

When working with another subject, Motoyama found that the increased activity of the heart chakra was sufficient to produce a measurable effect which was detected by the photo-electric cell. In other words the activity of the heart chakra was enough to produce a weak but measurable physical light. Moreover the subject was asked to press a button whenever she thought that she experienced the emission of psi- energy. The subjective feelings corresponded to the objectively measured periods of activity. It was experiments like these which were conducted with 100 subjects which led Motoyama to conclude `that mental concentration on a chakra activates it’.

Additionally, as an advanced yoga practitioner, Motoyama has himself experienced an awakening within each of the chakras. In the spirit of scientific enquiry he has recorded all his experiences with the detachment of the trained mind. Such reports are invaluable guides to those seeking to understand the dynamics of this path.

Such findings and experiences take us deeply into the relationships between energy and matter. Spiritual traditions have long believed that all matter produces an energy field. The existence of such life-fields was once a matter of metaphysical speculation. However, twentieth-century developments have belatedly confirmed what spiritual teachers have taught down the ages. There can be little doubt now of the existence of an energy field, now suitably dignified with twentieth-century terminology: the L Field, bioplasma, the LEF, the Living Energy Field. Kirlian photography has revealed the subtle body of plant, vegetable, tree, animal and human alike. If a fresh thistle leaf has its own luminescence is it really too difficult to believe in the human aura, the Living Energy Field? Unlike a thistle leaf, the human is complex and sophisticated, with specialised biological systems. Simple cell structures produce a generalised energy field. The human being produces a complex and specialised energy field, a living network of subtle energies. 

The chakras are significant centres within this living network. The channels which make up this network are often likened to rivers. Like rivers these lines of energy may be blocked by obstruction, drained empty, full and nourishing. Where many rivers meet, a confluence is formed. It is a powerful pooling of energies, a whirling vortex of force. This is a chakra; the confluence where life energies meet. It is the wheelof life.


These flowers are the sense organs of the soul. Rudolf Steiner


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Maestro Urban

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How to speak about men and be politically correct:

He does not have a ‘Beer Gut’


He is not A Bad Dancer


He does not get lost all the time


He is not Balding


He does not act like a total A**

– He develops a case of ‘RECTAL-CRANIAL INVERSION’.



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Chakras for beginners


This book is presented as a guide for beginners. Yet we should not disguise the fact that the subject matter is complex. Indeed knowledge of the chakras was once handed on only from teacher to student through a closely guarded secret tradition. The secrecy was intended to ensure that this sacred knowledge was not abused. The closed environment of the ashram or spiritual retreat provided a safe atmosphere in which the unfolding soul might be nourished. The holders of the tradition were fully aware that spiritual growth brings its own dynamics. We need to admit at the outset that there is no substitute for the spiritual teacher whose wide experience and warm heart take the student into the tradition slowly and with care. Nor is there any substitute for personal experience. Awakening is never a matter of detached intellectual musing but a total and full encompassing encounter of heart, mind, body and soul. Only such intense experiences have the power to break into a new level of being.

In the West, sacred knowledge is now freely available. The ashram has been superseded by the workshop. The impetus for the dissemination of teaching has moved from tradition holders to those who seek metaphysical knowledge. Our spiritual hunger is a sign of the times. We should not, however, confuse information about spiritual awakening with the process itself. Ideally the one is but a preparation for the other. Nevertheless information has its place.

This book can be no more than an introduction to a vast subject. It will awaken you only through gentle but probing questions and guided meditations. It will initiate you into the complexity and importance of the subject, but it does not seek to be more than an overview. However, perhaps this little book will awaken you to deep questions and puzzling relationships. If so, it will have served its purpose, for a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Living Energies

Many words of Indian origin have passed into the English language. The
Sanskrit is now appearing in our vocabulary. It simply means ‘wheel’.
This symbolism tells us a great deal. The wheel is circular in shape and
turns upon its axis. Each chakra is also described as a lotus, padma. The
lotus, much like a lily, is an extremely beautiful flower with many petals. The chakra is similar to both the wheel and the lotus as it revolves around the centre and unfolds its individual vortices.

It is clear that we are in the realm of the symbolic and the metaphysical, for by tradition we are using the language of analogy and metaphor, which is always the expansive vocabulary of spiritual experience. We may define the chakra as an energy centre which spins like a wheel and opens like a flower. Metaphysical concepts, however, do not belong purely to the world of spiritual experience; scientific enquiry has in many cases confirmed age

-old beliefs.

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Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama bridges the world of the scientific and the spiritual world with authority. He is both a scientist and a Shinto priest. Motoyama is the founder of the 


International Association for Religion and Parapsychology. In 1974 he was recognised by UNESCO as one of the world’s ten foremost

Know Thyself

– Delphic Injunction


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The Elements By O’Sensei Kim Hanshi

The Elements

Metal, Earth, Fire, Wood, Water.

Wood weakens water.

Earth unites water.

Water extinguishes fire.

Wood fears metal.


The Steps of a Kata

The forward steps are metal.

The back steps are wood.

The left steps are fire.

The right steps are water.


There are no straight lines in the Universe.

Man crated straight lines.

In nature energy – Ki flows in circles.

Man created “Shaa” the destructive energy.

An arrow comes in a straight line,

A bullet comes in a straight line.

The punch comes in straight.

– A negative energy.


when a destructive energy comes towards you, you must turn it back.

The physical part is to block the blow and return a punch, but the mental part is to block the blow and send the energy back.

By O’Sensei Kim Hanshi

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9. Reaching the Source

10 Bulls (9)

Too many steps have been taken returning to the root and the source.
Better to have been blind and deaf from the beginning!
The river flows tranquilly on and the flowers are red.

Comment: From the beginning, truth is clear. Poised in silence, I observe the forms of integration and disintegration. One who is not attached to “form” need not be “reformed”. The water is emerald, the mountain is indigo, and I see that which is creating and that which is destroying.

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 I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.


 I tried to catch some fog, but I mist.

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Chakras – part 7 by Ece Savas

thousand petals’

Beyond elements (Ether / Spirit) – beyond colour – Beyond form

Located at the top of the head.

Symbolizes the full manifestation of enlightened awareness. It is said to be the seat of the soul.

Basic Right: Contemplation

Purpose: Understanding

Balancing yoga practice jana yoga – study, philosophy, contemplation

Crown Chakra

Mt. Kailash (Himalayan Mountains) TibetMt. Kailash (Himalayan Mountains) Tibet

Mt. Kailas is considered to be the most sacred mountain of the Himalayas and is located in Tibet. This is the Crown Chakra of Mother Earth and is believed to be connected to the Scorpio Full Moon.

In fact, many locals harness the energy of Mt. Kailas on the night of the Scorpio Full Moon, which typically happens once a year in April or May. For Mother Earth, this Full Moon marks the start of a new evolution and a new cycle of energy, as Scorpio is connected to the idea of death and rebirth.

Even though these 7 chakras have a very high energy, there are also other high points of energy around the world where the Ley Lines travel. These include:

  • Bermuda Triangle
  • Karachi, Pakistan
  • Devil’s Sea Triangle (Japan)
  • Mount Fuji, Japan
  • Maui, Hawaii
  • Sedona, Arizona
  • Calgary, Canada
  • Findhorn, Scotland
  • Kiev, Ukraine
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Easter Island
  • Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  • Sarawak, Borneo
  • Gabon (West Africa)
  • Capetown, South Africa
  • Lake Taupo, New Zealand

And there are probably many more we still haven’t discovered yet!


“Everything exists as information in a field of infinite possibilities, and it is our Consciousness that renders the information and causes it to appear as the material world.” ― Joseph P. Kauffman

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Multiple sclerosis: Doctors back unconventional treatment BY TRACY BOWDEN

Doctors back unconventional treatment for multiple sclerosis

Two doctors who were previously diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) claim an unconventional treatment cleared them of the symptoms of the disease.

They are among a growing number of MS patients who have made big lifestyle changes as part of a program, devised by Melbourne professor George Jelinek, which they say eliminated the symptoms of the disease that threatened to end their careers.

Sam Gartland’s future looked bleak when he was diagnosed with a relapsing remitting form of MS.

His symptoms were so severe he had to quit his job as an intensive care doctor.

“I couldn’t actually walk from the car park to the intensive care unit,” he said.

A decade later, Dr Gartland spends his mornings either kickboxing or surfing on the New South Wales central coast.

“I try and exercise every day,” he said.

“To the point where I’m sweating and my heart rate’s up.”

‘If this was a drug, by now everyone would be on it’

George Jelinek, founder of the Overcoming MS program

PHOTO George Jelinek, founder of the Overcoming MS program.

MS remains the most common disabling disease among young adults. Eighty per cent of those diagnosed will be forced out of full-time work within 10 years.

The Jelinek program consists of a strict regimen of exercise, meditation, low-fat diet and sun exposure to combat the condition.

“If this was a drug, by now everyone would be on it,” Professor Jelinek said.

Professor Jelinek devised his Overcoming MS (OMS) program after being diagnosed with MS himself in 1999.

It now has thousands of proponents worldwide and almost 20 years later, he remains symptom free.

As a doctor, Sam Gartland says he was initially sceptical about the program.

“Even though I’d read George [Jelinek’s] book and the evidence seemed strong that this was largely a disease related to lifestyle factors, my training through medical school was very different,” he said.

“My experience of multiple sclerosis was of a relentlessly progressive condition and I couldn’t see how such a powerful disease would be affected by simple lifestyle changes. I struggled with that.”

Facing early retirement from his job as an intensive care doctor, Dr Gartland travelled to a retreat in the Yarra Valley hosted by Professor Jelinek.

“One of the key things, I think for me, was looking at meditation and finding clarity in my mind about what I needed to do to address this illness,” he said.

Dr Gartland began the OMS program in 2009 after experiencing three relapses in year and not working for 12 months.

By 2012 the lesions that threatened to cut short his career had disappeared.

As a result, one neurologist questioned whether he ever had the disease.

Like Professor Jelinek, Dr Gartland remains symptom free.

‘I could see myself confined to a wheelchair, or worse’

Dr Virginia Billson with her dog, Milly. 1997

PHOTO Dr Virginia Billson, with her dog Milly, when she was diagnosed with MS in 1997.


Another devotee of OMS is Melbourne-based pathologist and Sceptic Society member Dr Virginia Billson.

She experienced double vision and an inability to speak after being diagnosed.

“I could see myself not being able to work, not doing anything, possibly confined to a wheelchair, or worse,” she told 7.30.

The attacks continued for five years and medication alone did not help.

With nothing to lose, Dr Billson tried the OMS program, changed her diet, and began exercising regularly.

Eventually, the attacks became less frequent and less severe.

Although she still struggles finding time to meditate, Dr Billson credits the OMS program with turning her life around.

“I haven’t had an attack for about 15 years,” Dr Billson said.

“I feel terrific.”

More testing required, says mainstream medicine

Dr Sam Gartland resting at home. March 2017

PHOTO Dr Sam Gartland says overcoming MS has made him a better doctor.


Some medical experts warn the program may not work for everyone diagnosed with MS.

Professor of Neurology and director of the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute at The University of Melbourne, Trevor Kilpatrick, is among those calling for randomised controlled trials to test some of the anecdotal results emerging from the Jelinek program.

“Even if it was beneficial for the first person, a disease such as MS is so variable we need to understand if an intervention is potentially of benefit, [and] who it might be of benefit for within the constellation of that disease,” Professor Kilpatrick said.

MS Research Australia says there is a growing body of evidence showing significant associations between MS, diet and other lifestyle factors.

Dr Gartland says the experience of being diagnosed and overcoming multiple sclerosis has made him a better doctor.

“Having a deeper understanding of what that entails for someone’s life, I think, is essential,” he said.

“That’s what I see every day in my work as a general practitioner.

“People who are able to make significant lifestyle change do better.”

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