Chakra is an ancient Sanscrit word meaning ‘ wheel’. There are thought to be over 360 of these spinning vortices of energy throughout the body. They lie on the meridian lines that run throughout the body like a roadway system, and they parallel the acupuncture points.
We tend to learn mostly about the seven main chakras that run up the spine, and the minor chakras that are located in the connecting joints of the body.
The seven main chakras (represented by the seven coloured rune stones in ‘The Wigapom Quest’) vibrate at ever increasing frequencies from the base to the crown and thus resonate to different colour frequencies that generally follow the colours of the rainbow.
Each chakra is connected to a particular group of organs in the body and to specific endocrine glands, and each has a psychological link as well as a spiritual one.
The Base or Root chakra vibrates the slowest and can be seen as the colour red, (or rose pink in a very spiritual person). It is connected to the gonads; to sexual passion, and also to our need for security and stability (grounding)
The Sacral chakra has a slightly higher vibration, is the colour orange and located just below the navel, in the sacral area of the body. It too is connected to the reproductive organs, and also has a link to the adrenal glands and is known as the place of physical creativity and thus where the Soul Child or Inner Child is located. It is connected to our sense of self worth.
The Solar Plexus chakra is located just above the navel, in the area of the gut. This is known to be a large and active chakra, resonating to the colour yellow, and is associated with the pancreas and digestive organs. It also has a connection to the adrenal glands. Here the place where our route to self confidence lies.
These last three chakras form the Lower Self, or ego/personality. Many people just work out of those and do not give the last three chakras of the Higher Self an opportunity to be fully developed. The way to do this is through the fourth chakra of the Heart.
The Heart is often called the Bridge and is connected to the Thymus gland and the colour green. Here we have the chance to explore our relationships with the natural world, others and above all our self. It is the seat of unconditional love and is often depicted as a pale pink rose surrounded by green leaves. Until we develop love for ourselves we cannot begin to hope to love another in the unconditional way they merit, nor will be able to free ourselves from petty jealousies or dependencies until this balancing centre is functioning at its optimum level.
The throat is the sixth chakra, and is connected to the thyroid. It is our means of creative expression and communication through the spoken word. Here we learn to speak our truth and stand up for ourselves.
It is the colour of the expansive blue sky and is the balancing chakra connected to the sacral chakra, and can thus often be blocked if we have unresolved inner child issues.
The Brow (often called the Third Eye) is located in the centre of our forehead. It is the seat of wisdom and reflects our intuitive self. It is directly connected to the Pituitary, which is the Master gland, and resonates to the colour indigo, which has been descried as the colour of the midnight sky. Here we can develop clairvoyance.
The seventh chakra is the Crown. This is the fastest spinning energy centre, seen as Violet blending to white light. This centre never closes completely, as it is our connection to the Universal source of energy. Here esoteric understanding meets actually bodily functioning as not only does the chakra regulate the intensity of spiritual light, it also regulates the melatonin levels of the body (actual light,) through the pineal gland.
The discovery and activation of the seven major chakras and the wisdom they contain are essential components of Wigapom’s Quest- comprising the hidden wisdom referred to in the Book of True Magic that he has to retrieve from Darqu’on.
There is much more information about the chakras and related topics covered in ‘The Wigapom Quest’ and these will be fully detailed in the forth-coming non-fiction book ‘The Book of True Magic’ at a later date.