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In essence, the chakras are akin to sense-organs for the astral body. They are NOT organs in the ordinary sense of the word, since it is not through them that a person sees or hears, as they would through their eyes and ears, but rather sense-organs that when functioning give the person the ability to see objects behind them, above them, and beneath them without turning their head.
Do you see?
The seven primary chakras can be classified into three groups:
(3) and Higher
The Lower chakra group consist of the Root and Sacral or Spleen Chakras, which are principally concerned with receiving into the body two forces: the serpent-fire (from the earth) and the "vitality" force from the sun.
The Middle chakra group consists of the Solar Plexus, Heart, and Throat Chakras. These chakras are engaged with the forces that involve the human personality. These chakras seem to feed certain ganglia, or nerve centers in the body.
The Higher chakra group involves the 6th and Crown (Third Eye) chakras. These chakras stand apart from them all. They come into action only when a certain amount of spiritual development has taken place.
Here are some VERY, VERY, VERY BRIEF tid bits of information about what the Middle and Higher chakra's influence may have upon the person:
SOLAR PLEXUS Chakra (3rd chakra)
When the Solar Plexus Chakra is open or activated, the person begins to be conscious of all kinds of astral influences, vaguely feeling some are friendly and others are hostile, some pleasant and others unpleasant, all without knowing why.
HEART Chakra (4th chakra)
Stimulation of the Heart Chakra makes the person instinctively aware of the joys and sorrows of others. You essentially feel the feelings of others. This psychic ability has an adverse downside - you may be easily effected by another person's emotional feelings, thus altering your own without knowing it.
THROAT Chakra (5th chakra)
Arousal of the Throat Chakra enables the person to hear voices, which sometimes makes all kinds of suggestions to you. Sometimes they even hear music, or less pleasant sounds. You become somewhat clairaudient, as least as far as the etheric and astral planes are concerned.
6th Chakra (Third Eye?)
When the Third Eye Chakra is awakened, the person begins to see things. You may see waking visions, sometimes places, sometimes people. At first these sightings are often partial landscapes and clouds of color, whereas the full arousal brings about clairvoyance.
The Third Eye Chakra is connected with sight in another way, too. A tiny, flexible tube of etheric matter is projected from the center of the pituitary gland, which resembles a microscopic snake with and eye at the end of it. The eye at the end can be expanded or contracted, the effect being to change the power of magnification according to the size of the object being examined. This is what is meant in ancient books as: the capacity to make oneself large or small at will. For example, in order to examine an atom, one must develop an organ of vision commensurate in size with the atom. Do you see? (If you have no idea what I am talking about, no problem. You belong to the average mass of humanity. These esoteric truths have been carefully guarded secrets throughout the ages. I reveal these tiny little clues to you simply because I believe it is time for many of you to know - especially those of you who are still with me and reading this.)
Furthermore, FYI, this little snake that projects from the center of the forehead (as described in the paragraph above) was symbolized in ancient Egypt on their royal headdress as a cobra snake. This symbolized that the person wearing the headdress possessed the abilities (as described above) and other occult powers.
This symbolic headdress portrayed them as an Initiate of the Mysteries. Unfortunately, in later dynasties, when the government (Pharoah) and the secret Initiation order (Priests and Priestesses) parted their ways, the cobra snake became more and more of an ornament, paying little more than lip service to its original symbolic purpose until it eventually became totally discarded and forgotten altogether.
Now you know the hidden (secret/sacred) meaning behind this symbolic headdress that was worn in ancient Egypt.
CROWN Chakra - Third Eye (7th chakra)
When the Crown Chakra is awakened, the person is able to pass through it and leave the body in full consciousness, and return to it without the usual break so that their consciousness will be continuous through night and day.
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