Eastern Body, Western Mind

Eastern Body, Western Mind

Psychology and the Chakra System as A Path to the Self

Book - 2004
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In EASTERN BODY, WESTERN MIND, chakra authority Anodea Judith 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. Revised edition of the groundbreaking New Age book that seamlessly integrates Western psychology and the Eastern chakra system, including a new introduction from the author. Applies the chakra system to important modern social realities and issues such as addiction, codependence, family dynamics, sexuality, and personal empowerment. Previous edition has sold more than 55,000 copies.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Celestial Arts, c2004
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9781587612251
Branch Call Number: BF1442.C53 J8 2004
Characteristics: xii, 488 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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Dec 12, 2015

I loved this book! It is set up with an introduction, a chapter on each chakra, and then a conclusion. Before I read this book, I got reiki done and found out where I was most out of balance. Then I read about those chakras first before moving onto the rest which is what I really appreciated about this book; I could read the information most pertinent to me first instead of having to read the book front to back!

Jul 22, 2012

This is one of the better books out there on the Chakra system and how it relates to psychology. If you are an energy practitioner you will definately appreciate this book. It's also very easy to read and understand.


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