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Exploring Chakras: Awaken Your Untapped Energy (Exploring Series) [Paperback]

Susan Shumansky
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7 Mar 2005 Exploring Series
EXPLORING CHAKRAS opens the door to the potent mysterious force called kundalini. It also uncovers the chakra system a network of energy within your subtle body. Inside you will discover the 14 main chakras responsible for physical mental and spiritual activity and evolution. As you delve deeply into the anatomy of this subtle energy system you will find many keys to unlock the secret of the ages: the mystery of your origin as well as your destination. Beginners as well as advanced students can benefit from the information and methods presented in EXPLORING CHAKRAS. The book's authority rests not only on Susan's personal experiences but also on ancient scriptural sources. Susan G. Shumsky has practiced yoga mediation and other self-development disciplines for 35 years. For more than two decades she resided in remote areas including the Himalayas and Swiss Alps under the tutelage of an East Indian enlightened spiritual master. She now travels internationally continually presenting seminars retreats and tours to India and other sacred sites.

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: New Page Books (7 Mar 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564146561
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564146564
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 16.3 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 563,706 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Best chakra book on the market!! 8 Aug 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
After reading many NEW AGE books i can honestly say that this is the best chakra book on the market, as this book deals with the EASTERN philosophies, which is where this information came from, i have noticed that alot of these new agers, tend not to credit the actually source of the information, whereas this book does that perfectly. The author includes many ancient philosophies, and other accurate information that is true to the TANTIRC TEXT which these new agers, don't want to talk about.

Good points:-
-breaks down each chakra, without waffling, gets straight to the point
-shows charts and pictures to further define points being made
-gives credit to the eastern philosophies
-gives information that other new agers seem to "leave out"

Bad points:-
-often gives a shallow break down of some topics and instead the author recommends you to get her other books
-also would have been good, if the author gave information about some psychological traits, that indicate whether a chakra is functioning properly or not.

But that is really the only bad point i can say about this book, as it is very WELL researched and includes information from the ORIGINAL TANTRIC TEXT where the knowledge of the chakras came from. but the only other bad point i will say is that, i feel like the chapter in the book called POWER OF MEDITATION is really a waste and was unnecessary to include in the book, because this author already has a book on meditation, and im sure she would have included, meditation for the chakra's in there. but instead in this book she tries to give you a written meditation, but then still recommends that you get audio CD'S from her website.....
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quintessential Reference on Chakras 25 Oct 2003
Format:Paperback
EXPLORING CHAKRAS firmly establishes itself as the penultimate source on the subject of chakras, by providing an abundance of quality information in a very organized and easy-to-read format. Author Susan Shumsky studied for years with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in his ashrams, and her more than 21 years of working with chakras comes shining through.
Shumsky brings yogic wisdom together with western practicality in such a way that every chapter overflows with delectable Sanskrit words, beautiful illustrations, and tables. I found the description of secret yogic practices to be especially fascinating. I highly recommend EXPLORING CHAKRAS to any serious student of chakras; it's the quintessential reference on the subject!
-- Cynthia Sue Larson
author of AURA ADVANTAGE: How the Colors in Your Aura Can Help You Attain What You Desire and Attract Success
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but.... 9 Jan 2004
By Wulfshado - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Coming from the perspective of a western body/energy worker, I got this book hoping to learn a little about the Eastern tradition of chakras. I certainly got it and I'm sure it's all wonderful...if you want to learn about six of this, and seven of that, and fourteen of these other things, while learning a foreign language and trying to fathom a complex diety system.
There's lots of affirmations, diagrams to color, exercises, and plugs for the authors other two books....which I hope I won't regret having purchased as much I did this one! I did love the first few chapters which was all I really needed -- I wasn't looking to take up a theology or mythic tradition, or TM.
There are some awesome diagrams tying the body organs and systems to the chakras which I appreciated for pulling a few things together for me, which is why it gets three stars. But from about page 79 on, I felt like I was slipping into a coma and wanted a nap because of the complexities of the system presented here. I was uncomfortable with the 'God' thing in the affirmations, etc., the selling of the 'find a guru or you'll hurt yourself', as well as the 'look out for the bad guys on the astral/underworld planes bit...but hey, that might just be me!
This definately isn't for intuitives. But it's absolutely great if you want to dive into Kundalini and yoga and really learn the Eastern Traditions thoroughly. This book will definately help you out there. Just make sure you buy her other books. Yep, one of those, you need the other book Exploring Meditation to do some of the exercises in this one. And you might want to get her Divine Revelation book too. (which sort of puts the kabosh on all the warnings given in this one about doing the work yourself!) Man, I hate when they do that!
24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book on Chakras Ever Written 25 Jan 2004
By Arnold Champion - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I have never read a better, more comprehensive book about the chakras and kundalini. In fact, I have probably not read a better book about Indian philosophy. I have read Susan Shumsky's other books, which are also fantastic, but she has really done her research on this one.
She shows not only how the chakras relate to the physical body, nervous system, etc., but also how they correspond to the cosmic body--even to the creation of the universe, Star of David, OM, Sanskrit alphabet, Hindu deities, etc., etc. Amazing how she ties everything together.
All the things I thought I knew about the chakras were so much less than what this book reveals. It may be easy to read, and the exercises are simple to do, but its deep philosophy definitely gets my vote for extreme profundity. If Exploring Chakras doesn't totally blow your mind, I would be surprised.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Chakras Book 6 May 2003
By Allison Winters - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I have read every book about chakras that I could find. However, I have never seen one like this! The author has gone where no one has dared to go before--into the microcosm within the macrocosm. This is a breathtaking exposition of the universe that is your own body. Having read this book, I feel I have just taken the ride of my life into uncharted regions of time and space with the beloved Kundalini Shakti as my chaffeur. Wow!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very complete explanation of the chakras 1 Feb 2010
By M. Hux - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Exploring chakras is a very detailed and complete description of the chakras and the human energy system as well as yogic practices. The most complete explanation that I've seen of the chakras including very detailed explanations of their qualities, and characteristics and how to lift and open the chakras. You can see in this book that Shumsky studied with an eastern master for 20 years. It is detailed to read and for me it is an awesome reference book.
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Digging Deeply into Ancient Wisdom 27 Sep 2004
By Samuel Robinson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is most profound and complete chakras book I have ever seen. I have looked everywhere for this information. Thank you, Susan Shumsky, for digging so deeply to put together this book, comprising the ancient wisdom of India, traditional yogic practices, along with your amazing revelations and healing affirmations.
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