READER & REVIEWER COMMENTS

 

 Fourth chakra yantra

“The authors have collaborated powerfully to create a rich, poetic, and profound work of art as well as spiritual, psychological science. . .  Prepare to be led on a gentle, yet deep, expansive journey through the revelatory chakra system.” (Susan J. Wright, author of The Chakras in Shamanic Practice)

There is immense wisdom presented from both the Indian teachers and Western psychology. The synthesis of this remarkable material brought to you by extremely capable people is brilliant. This is not a minor work:  It entices you in but demands more than a quick breeze through and can be used as an in-depth how-to manual for each chakra. A few words cannot do justice to this masterful presentation. This is a source you can trust. (Jack R. Neggerman, LISW, LICDC, certified gestalt therapist and clinical social worker.)

“Awakening the Chakras looks at the chakras directly from ancient sources and examines how to use them as a focal point for meditation and other inner work in a clear and concise way. It engages both sides of the brain through storytelling intertwined with historical information in a way that brings us to a place beyond usual perception.  (Myriam Jacobs, author of Tarot and the Chakras.)

In this book Western Psychology is informed by the power of Indian spiritual forms through a fuller understanding of the chakra system or hierarchy. This well-written narrative is easily accessible and
encourages self-reflection at a deeper level than is usuallly possible in most Western systems of thought. This new work introduces the reader to a wisdom-centered view of self-awareness and consciousness. (Charles Merrill, Ed.D., Profesor Emeritus of Psychology)

“I found this book to be super helpful, I mean super helpful! I think it’s been the easiest way to explain and understand about each part of the Chakra and what they do for you. . . . It really is detailed and helpful for me the beginner and anyone who knows a little and wants to know more! I honestly found this book to be so well organized. . .  If I wanted to learn more about a specific part of the chakra I can, and get everything in that section. I’m not lost or confused. Finally, I really loved this book.  it’s been a very helpful guide and a great way to learn about the chakras. . .  It’s all there!”  (Natosha M.)

“Awakening the chakras can provide a roadmap for  navigating life’s journey, The authors of have presented their material in an engaging and interesting manner.  Colorful artwork and inspirational messages help illuminate the reader’s path and fulfill the authors’ goal to rouse the inner spirit of those who accept their invitation,” (Stankey Krippner, Ph.D., professor of psychology and coauthor of The Shamanic Power of Rolling Thunder and many other books.)

The authors are not only philosophers but have given voice to divine guidance– a wisdom beyond ordinary reach.”  (Ramesh Rastogi, lifelong associate of Sri Harish Johari.) 

A multilayered perspective that enhances the information about the chakra system.  Weltevrede’s artwork brings the words to life.  The authors’ collective experience with this ancient system of spiritual development has enabled them to create a text that speaks equally to practitioners of all religious/spiritual traditions. This book rises to the top of the pile. It represents not only the most coherent explanation I have read to date but also the one that is most respectful of the ancient Vedic tradition from which it derives. Kudos to all three authors.  It is a job well done!

“This remarkable volume is a groundbreaking integration of Western psychology and Eastern wisdom. The three authors are longtime intrepid explorers of faraway continents and spiritual mysteries. They bring a multicimensional understanding that will deepen the readers appreciation of the chakra system. Moreover, contemplation of the magnificant color plates is likely to open new channels of intuitive insight,” (David Van Nuys, PhD., Professor Emeritus of Psychology)

Beautifully and wisely written, with rare philosophical and psychological depth, this book is a manual for wise living, and indeed, a map for the attainment of enlightebnment. The authors’ multilayered  knowledge adds specil color, resonance, and entertainment value to the knowledge shared here. Awakening the Chakras is truly a classic, a must read for every spiritual seeker. I cannot imagine a finer gift. (Ram Das Batchelder, author of Rising in Love: My Wild and Crazy Ride to Here and Now. Devotee of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi.)

Awakening the Chakras is an exquisite book. Beautifully written and illustrated, it is personal, practical and authoritative. Spiritual and wise, the book itself truly has the potential to awaken the chakras.  (Eleanor Criswell Hanna, Ed.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Somatic practitioner,  and former President of the World Yoga Psychology Society.)

“Love it. I have been eyeing this one for a while. Now that I have it, I wish I had bought it sooner!” (Jessica Ann Gonzales)

“This was an excellent read. It was very well written and made the chakras and chakra work much more approachable than many other books out there on this subject. I would highly recommend this to anyone getting started with chakra work or who wants to gog a little bit deeper.” (Amanda, at Goodreads)

Full-page review by Meg Nola at Forward Reviews. Since this is long, a link to it is listed here. (You can read it directly with Chrome or Safari, or download with either of those or Firefox.)
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