Discovery of India

Using The Map - Part 2

EIGHTH CHAKRA: Area of the Body: The Electromagnetic Field (Aura)
COLOR: White
You will notice that the first five chakras are each associated with an earthly element --
earth, water, fire, air, and ether. Most people recognize the first four elements, but are
unfamiliar with the term "ether." Ether is a subtle, heavenly energy, beyond the earth. As
we move up the ladder of chakras, into the higher mental and spiritual planes, there are
no longer earthly elements associated with these chakras.
Lust, anger, greed, pride, and attachment are human qualities that result from the
imbalance of the eight energy centers called chakras. When these imbalances settle in, we
often experience mental or physical problems.
People often come to me with emotional blocks in a certain chakra that have manifested
in the creation of a physical illness. The idea that certain emotions and talents live in
certain areas of our bodies is not a new one, but I do think some people have taken this
too far, and assume that if they get sick it is somehow their own fault. This is a negative
way of looking at this phenomenon, and does more harm than good when it comes to
healing our bodies and spirits. Your disease is not your fault. Illness is part of the whole
learning experience of life, and everybody goes through it. That's what it means to be
You can take an active, positive role in healing your own mind, body, and spirit.
See your body as God's perfect gift to you, for it is in loving and appreciating our body
that we begin the path to consciousness. The eight greatest talents of humankind are
located in the eight chakras, the eight major power areas of the body. The Eight Human
Talents are the gifts of God that make us different from all other creatures on earth.
Happiness is your birthright. The use and cultivation of these eight talents are keys to the
happiness that God wants for you.
From - The Body Mirror System of Healing


Using The Map - Part 1

Using The Map
When there is tension in a particular part of the body, this represents a tension in a
particular part of the consciousness, about a particular part of the person's life. Being
aware of these associations helps one to see the importance of resolving the tense issues
in their life. If it were only a question of doing what is necessary for the person to be happy, that
would be reason enough to motivate the person to want to change something that doesn't
work for them, but here, we see that it is also a matter of health. The issues that are
unresolved in a person's life are, in fact, hazardous to their health.
When we see the correspondences between the consciousness and the body, we see the
degree to which we each create our reality. In fact, those words begin to take on a new
meaning. We see how everything begins in our consciousness and we are able to look
around us at other aspects of our lives in the same way. When we see how the body carries out the messages and deepest wishes of the Being within the body, we can realize that the process can go in more than one direction. If our consciousness is directing how we develop symptoms, it can also direct how we release these same symptoms. If our consciousness can make our body ill, our consciousness can make our body well.
The logical conclusion of this process is that anything can be healed.
The Eight Human Talents General Overview of the Chakra System
FIRST CHAKRA: Area of the Body: Organs of Elimination
HUMAN TALENT: Acceptance
SHADOW EMOTION(S): Resentment, Rigidity
SECOND CHAKRA: Area of the Body: The Sexual Organs
HUMAN TALENT: Creativity
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SHADOW EMOTION(S): Passionate manipulation, Guilt
THIRD CHAKRA: Area of the Body: Navel Center
HUMAN TALENT: Commitment
COLOR: Yellow Shadow
EMOTION(S): Anger, Greed
FOURTH CHAKRA: Area of the Body: Heart Center
HUMAN TALENT: Compassion COLOR: Green Shadow
EMOTION(S): Fear, Attachment
FIFTH CHAKRA: Area of the Body: Throat
COLOR: Blue Shadow
EMOTION(S): Denial, Abruptness
SIXTH CHAKRA: Area of the Body: Third Eye Point
COLOR: Indigo
SHADOW EMOTION(S): Confusion, Depression
SEVENTH CHAKRA: Area of the Body: Crown of the Head
HUMAN TALENT: Boundlessness
COLOR: Violet
From - The Body Mirror System of Healing



THE Temple represents the external Universe. The Magician must take it as he finds it, so that it is of no particular shape; yet we find written, Liber VII, vi, 2: "We made us a Temple of stones in the shape of the Universe, even as thou didst wear openly and I concealed." This shape is the Vesica Piscis; but it is only the greatest of the Magicians who can thus fashion the Temple. There may, however, be some choice of rooms; this refers to the power of the Magician to reincarnate in a suitable body. {55} {diagram on this page: a magical circle reminiscent of an illustration in the "Treasure House of Images" in the Equinox. Caption below: "THE CIRCLE".}



The Altar represents the solid basis of the work, the fixed Will<> of the Magician; and the law under which he works. Within this altar everything is kept, since everything is subject to law. Except the lamp. According to some authorities the Altar should be made of oak to represent the stubbornness and rigidity of law; others would make it of Acacia, for Acacia is the symbol of resurrection. The Altar is a double cube, which is a rough way of symbolizing the Great Work; for the doubling of the cube, like the squaring of the circle, was one of the great problems of antiquity. The surface of this Altar is composed of ten squares. The top is Kether, and the bottom Malkuth. The height of the Altar is equal to the height above the ground of the navel of the Magician. The Altar is connected with the Ark of the Covenant, Noah's Ark, the nave ("navis," a ship) of the Church, and many other symbols of antiquity, whose symbolism has been well worked out in an anonymous book called "The Cannon,"<> (Elkin Mathews), which should be studied carefully before constructing the Altar. For this Altar must embody the Magician's knowledge of the laws of Nature, which are the laws through which he works. He should endeavour to make geometrical constructions to symbolize cosmic measurements. For example, he may take the two diagonals as (say) the diameter of the sun. Then the side of the altar will be found to have a length equal to some other cosmic measure, a vesica drawn on the side some other, a "rood cross" within the vesica yet another. Each Magician should work out his own system of symbolism -- and he need not confine himself to cosmic measurements. He might, for example, find some relation to express the law of inverse squares. The top of the Altar shall be covered with gold, and on this gold should be engraved some such figure as the Holy Oblation, or the New Jerusalem, or, if he have the skill, the Microcosm of Vitruvius, of which we give illustrations. On the sides of the Altar are also sometimes drawn the great tablets {diagrams on this page, at top the microcosm of Vitruvius from the title page decoration (not frontispiece as is sometimes said) to Robert Fludd's "Utriusque Cosmi Maioris scilicet et Minoris Metaphysica, Physica, Atque Technica Historia", based on a Renaissance copy of Vitruvius' 1st century "De Architectura" as interpreted by Cesariano in 1521, minus Fludd's rope, clouds and winged fawn+hourglass, with the caption beneath "DESIGN SUITABLE FOR TOP OF ALTAR", and below that a geometrical figure of the planets and stars from "The Cannon" fig. 3, p. 30, chap. II. with the under caption "THE HOLY OBLATION"
of the elements, and the sigils of the holy elemental kings, as shown in The Equinox, No. VII; for these are syntheses of the forces of Nature. Yet these are rather special than general symbols, and this book purports to treat only of the grand principles of working. diagram on this page: Inside a dashed equilateral triangle are a scourge, chain, dagger and a wide, low perfume bottle shaped like a woman's breast with nipple, below this is a scale in inches and below that the caption "THE SCOURGE, THE DAGGER, AND THE CHAIN; ENCLOSING THE PHIAL FOR THE HOLY OIL."}


Stress 7 - Relieving Stress With Spirituality

A religious or spirituality lifestyle is generally a healthy one. Many people, especially seniors, use prayer as a means of relieving stress. The daily personal and spiritual practice of prayer can nurture your soul. There is a difference between prayer and meditation. Prayer helps you to build a relationship with God. Prayer is talking to God and meditation is listening. Once you have built a relationship with God and you feel connected to Him, it gives you peace above all understanding. God wants you to turn everything over to Him. God wants you to trust Him. During the state of turning everything over to God, you will feel calmer, safer and joyful, and it is through this relationship when you develop a buffer against stress. The joy comes in knowing that God always keep His promise. God will work it out!

Meditation is the art of stilling the mind. Transcendental meditation is a form of mental relaxation while managing stress. There are several different techniques that can be used when eliciting the physiological changes of the relaxation response. These techniques are listed as follows: Transcendental meditation (TM), Zen and Yoga, Autogenic training, Progressive relaxation, Hypnosis with suggested deep relaxation and Sentic cycles. According to well-known researchers in this field, TM seems to be the most effective technique used in the relaxation response because the blood pressure is decreased during meditation. Even with these and other relaxation techniques, people still question whether or not they can adapt as fast as things change?

By Dr. Mary E. Waters


Morning Meditation

When we meditate in the morning we have an opportunity to enter into an atmosphere of inner peace before entering into the world at large.

Morning is a good time for meditation because our mind is usually free of endless thoughts that accumulate during the day. If we have slept well our mind will be clearer; at this time we will find that we are more receptive to meditation. As soon as we wake up we should try not to think about any of the day’s activities before we have meditated. If our first thoughts on waking up is a sense of gratitude or positive feeling for the world it will also help enormously.

The morning is a good time to meditate because the atmosphere of the world is more peaceful. Most people have not yet entered into the hustle and bustle of daily activity. It is best if we can meditate before 6.30am. In Hindu scriptures it is said that the absolutely best time, known as “Brahma Muhurta” or Hour of God is 3-4pm. This hour is most conducive to meditation, however for many westerners it can be difficult to get up at this hour because it would require going to bed very early. However if we can meditate early we will benefit from a more peaceful meditative atmosphere.

“Early in the morning, before the sun rises, the earth-consciousness is not yet agitated. The world has not yet entered into its daily turmoil. Nature is calm and quiet and she helps us to meditate.” (1)

One problem people may notice is that getting up early may leave them feeling sleepy during meditation. When meditating we need to be fully awake, if we feel drowsy during meditation it will be difficult to meditate well. If we doze off during meditation we will not make any progress. Real meditation is more than just a state of relaxation, meditation embodies a dynamic peace; when we meditate we should be fully awake and alert. If we do feel a little drowsy in the morning there are a few things we can do. Firstly if we wash with cold water we will feel refreshed. We can also do a little gentle exercise to get the circulation going. It is also advisable to try meditating with eyes open (or at least half open). When we meditate with our eyes closed we are more likely to fall asleep.

Meditating on the rising sun can be a powerful benefit. The rising sun is a potent symbol of a new day and our rising aspiration. The sun also gives a subtle spiritual vibration. If we meditate facing the direction of the rising sun we will get an additional benefit. However if it is still dark at 6.00am we should not feel that the rising sun is essential.

(1) Sri Chinmoy, Excerpt from Meditation: Humanity's Race And Divinity's Grace, Part 1 Agni Press in 1974 by Sri Chinmoy

Tejvan became interested in meditation and eastern mysticism whilst studying at University in Oxford. After studying various spiritual traditions he became a meditation student of Sri Chinmoy. Tejvan now offers meditation classes on behalf of the Sri Chinmoy Centre.


Meditation Advantages

The advantages of meditation are widely known, and as a practice it is garnering more and more respect amongst alternative and traditional medical professionals the world over. From high profile medical research through to the swelling body of empirical evidence, meditation is quickly becoming seen as a viable way to improve well-being and to achieve personal healing on a spiritual and physical way. In this article we’ll look at some of the major advantages of meditation that you can enjoy after learning the process.

Inner peace
On a spiritual level, meditation is the fastest and most complete way to achieve inner peace and find yourself. With meditation training you can become one with your emotions and your problems, and overcome any underlying insecurities or worries to achieve an unprecedented level of inner peace and harmony. By learning the basics of meditation, you too can benefit from the spiritual advantages brought about by achieving a greater level of inner peace and well being in your own spare time, whilst enjoying the long-term health benefits of meditating.

Cure illness
Study after study coming from top worldwide research institutions is showing undeniably that meditation can have an effect on overall well being. Add to that the piles of anecdotal evidence available that suggest the overall benefits of meditation for numerous conditions and you’ve got yourself a powerful all natural remedy that can take as little or as much time as you like, and doesn’t cost the earth. Used in conjunction with conventional medicines, there’s no reason why your meditation shouldn’t help you on your road to recovery.


Nowadays life can get tough, and we never seem to have enough time for anything. Why not escape from the stresses and strains of your daily routine by learning how to meditate, with a view to improving your overall well being and allowing you to completely relax and forget about your worries and troubles. For de-stressing after a hard day, there’s nothing quite like a meditation session to realign the spirit and get you right back on track.

Decrease blood pressure
Amongst some of the more prominent medical benefits of meditating, decreasing blood pressure comes naturally as one of the major upshots of a devoted meditating ritual to improve your general health and help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke linked with elevated blood pressure.

Improve airflow to the lungs
Additionally, meditating on a regular basis can be a great way to improve the airflow to your lungs, which can eventually improve the flow of oxygen through the bloodstream which in turn can provide a wealth of health benefits off its own back, adding to the overall medical benefits of meditation.

Whilst it’s not at first obvious to the outsider, those in the know about meditation understand exactly what it can do for the body, and the wealth of benefits it can bring once you learn the basic process and begin to establish a routine of meditation within your day to day life.
By: David Rodgers