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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Celestial Arts; New edition edition (17 Sept. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781587612251
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587612251
  • ASIN: 1587612259
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.4 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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57 of 59 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 April 2006
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I have to be honest, when I first got this book, I expected it to be either an onslaught of tasteless commercial new age jargon, or a polarised attempt to assert the superiority of eastern over western philosophy. Once I started reading, however, I was immediately drawn in, if not captivated, by the author's balanced, intelligent and insightful style, and her ability to relate the eastern chakra paradigm to western systems of developmental theory and personal growth, from Piaget to Maszlow to Jung. I am presently about 300 pages into it (in chakra 5 of the 7) and reading it has been a genuine journey of self-discovery for me. I can enthusiastically say that this is one of the most fascinating and soul-stirring books I have ever read and I can already feel the reflections emerging from it have had a life-changing impact upon me. Not a "how to" book, but a true "make you think" book. This one stays on my shelf, and I will buy many copies as gifts for others.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By C JOHNSON on 1 Nov. 2010
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It has been a long time since I read this book, because I was forced to give it away when I was backpacking - it's heavy. I would highly recommend it to people interested in healing, particularly the blend of Eastern teachings on the chakras and Western ideas on psychology. It is good for both understanding your own journey, and being a participant on the journey's of others.

This is not your typical New Age handbook. It's a textbook, and has a lot of detail to get through.

I have read very few books in this field that were more lucid or instructive.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Graham Mummery TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 22 Mar. 2014
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There are a number of things that Western Science (and certainly many scientists) dismiss -often on theoretical grounds- yet when asked for details about they seem to know little. The Chaka System is one such thing. A system which might be described as a psychosomatic system of medicine, though this in itself does not do it justice. To be fair sometimes Western proponents are not always the best advocate for this either, talking vaguely about "energy" and "balances." There is also another problem in assessing this, because it comes out of a culture with different assumptions to my own.

So why bother? Firstly, the fact that the Chakra System has been used for possibly thousands of years by a large number of people does, at the very least, suggest there is something of value in it. True this is not infallible, but then nor is anything else. In training to become a psychotherapist, I have found also that sometimes, for example, people complaining of aches in the heart area may be having emotional problems, and people with throat problems may have problems communicating their thoughts and feelings. This is consistent with what the Chakra system might indicate.

Of course what is on offer is much more sophisticated than what has just been said here. It is some of this sophistication that Annodea Judith provides in this book. This is, by far, the most scholarly account of the Chakra system I have encountered. Using various tools from Western Psychology, especially Jungian, she gives an account of the system explaining how the various Chakras on the body can reveal emotional and psychological problems that unfold in physical symptoms. Jung's psychology is, of course, controversial with some people, including those from the East who feel he misunderstood much from that direction.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ms. E. Trompetto on 10 Jan. 2010
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Out of many books I have read, this is one which has given me a more balanced insight into the workings of the chakra system and has really helped confirm how addictions can affect you on the body, mind AND spiritual level. Well-written, concise, which I can't help but feel raise questions for the reader, without being too fluffy or 'out there'. Particularly for those that are beginning to look at their spiritual side, new to the meaning of chakras and how they relate to the experiences felt on a spiritual journey. Did I find this book or did this book find me?! Both! Namaste.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brian Burke on 29 Dec. 2009
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This book is great. If you are struggling to get through some big issue in life and it seems foreign to you. Like as if you have never built up an approach to this type of situation in all your years well this book will help. You can really learn why your personality type might struggle in certain situations and what you can do to work on and resolve these problems in a practical way. I can't recommend it highly enough if you have an appreciation for the chakra system and general western psychology and how they can be woven together.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Judy Croome on 20 April 2015
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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 revised edition is still a life changer. You can use this book to help you face some pretty dark and scary shadows in your unconscious. After the journey, the insights gained are rewarding.

Rewarding, pushes you beyond your comfort zone
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Richard John Bingham on 5 Dec. 2010
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This is a book for life, it is straight forward understandable and informative,down to earth common sense, although i have read it very carefully and been back to it many times and believe i will for the rest of my life, i will say though it takes time to read it. i found i would have to stop and think about it, and then continue, or go back and read again to achieve that understanding, one of the few books i have read that makes sense,
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