The chakras are energy vortices in our etheric
bodies that collect and distribute Divine
Love to our physical bodies. There are 7 primary chakras
which are archetypal in nature and do not have form. These
chakras are typically accessed through consistent yogic practice
and meditation, but the process of discovering the pure bliss of
life will align and unite these chakras as well. As the chakras
come into alignment, the energy available to them increases and
the individual can then experience the divine body of light.
In addition to the 7 primary chakras, there are numerous secondary
chakras that have been written about by Theosophists and some New
Age writers. These chakras can be seen through clairvoyant
sight, and have a precise location in the physical body. In
addition to having a specific location in the body, the secondary
chakras have specific roles, and they often work together.
As the secondary chakras are located in the proximity of the primary
chakra that they support, it is presented here that the functioning
and interplay of the secondary chakras combine to make up the archetypal
form behind the primary chakras.
The physical correspondence to the secondary chakras often manifest
as endocrine glands or major organs in our body. The endocrine
glands and organs in turn play a vital role in the development of
our being on the physical plane. If one of these energy centers
(chakras) becomes blocked or out of alignment, the gland or organ
associated with that chakra will be inhibited as a result.
Endocrine glands communicate with each other by releasing chemicals--hormones--directly
into the bloodstream. Each gland has a specific set of hormones
that are sent as messengers to the other glands, relaying information
regarding the state of its health.
There are 1 or more secondary chakras present in the part of the
body generally associated with each primary chakra. Typically
the secondary chakras are in pairs as yang/yin counterparts.
The masculine (yang) secondary chakras run up the back of the body
starting at the root chakra, then to the top of the head and over,
ending at the roof of the mouth. This is one of the crossover
points in the body where the masculine/yang energy meets the feminine/yin
energy of the secondary chakras. The feminine/yin secondary
chakras then run down the front of the body and join the masculine/yang
energy again at the perineum, a second crossover point. There
is 1 more crossover point at the tips of the toes. Following
through the crossover point at the perineum, the yin secondary chakras
run down the back of the legs and around the feet to the tips of
the toes where they cross over again to the yang polarity.
From there, the yang energy runs up the front of the legs to join
again at the perineum. The Perineal chakra is also called
It is important to read through this section sequentially - from
the 1st through the 7th chakra - since much of the content builds
upon itself along the way. If a particular topic is confusing,
I suggest that you continue reading through until you reach the
end and then come back to it again. Some of the terms used
here will be new concepts, so don't get bogged down in the details.