Sri Harish Johari was our teacher about the chakras for twenty years until he left this mortal plane in 1999. Since then his daughter Seema has kindly welcomed us into the family home when we visit Haridwar. He was a temple artist, aryuvedic health practitioner, and jnana and tantric yogi. The Introduction and Chapter 1 of Awakening the Chakras tell more about this remarkable teacher who had such an influence on all three authors. Each chapter begins with a quotation from one of his numerous books, and his remarkable intelligence and personal qualities influenced us throughout our writing process. We hope we have done at least a little to advance his thinking and make the knowledge he passed on more widely accessible.