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PRÂNA AND THE CHAKRAS

Theosophy Presented in Graphical Form


Made by Anand Gholap from PowerPoint slides created by
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The Solar Forces

Aspects of the Logos 3 2 1

Fohat Kundalini
or Cosmic Prâna
or Serpent
Electricity or Vitality
Fire
The Ultimate Physical Atom
The Will Force of Solar
Logos, welling up from
another dimension

The Vitality Force


of Solar Logos,
welling up from
another dimension
The Vitality Globule

Original
Atom
The Constitution of
the Human Being

MONAD (TURIYÂTMA)

SELF (ÂTMA -- BUDDHI -- MANAS)

CAUSAL (KÂRANA)

ASTRO-MENTAL (KÂMA)
THE
ETHERIC DOUBLE (PRÂNAMAYA)
PERSONALITY
GROSS PHYSICAL (STHÛLA)
Functions of the Etheric Double

1 To act as a Mold for the building of the Physical Body

2 To absorb Prâna and distribute it through out the


Body

3 To act as a bridge between the Physical and the Astral


Consciousness

4 To develop Force-centres through which the


phenomena of the Etheric world could be cognized
Shape of the Chakras
Rapidly rotating Vortex,
2 to 6 inches, opening into the
surface of the Etheric Double

Stem ending on the


corresponding Center
on the Spine
Structure of the Chakra

Primary Forces,
move radially
outward
Vitality Force of
Solar Logos,
welling up from
another
dimension
Secondary Force is
rotational
Working of the Chakra
To Throat Chakra
To Navel Chakra
and Abdomen

To entire Nervous
system

To Heart Chakra

To Root Chakra
Names and Functions
Sahasrâra (Crown)--Continuity of
Consciousness
Âjnâ (Brow)--Clairvoyance

Vishuddha (Throat)--Clairaudience

Anâhata (Cardiac)--Understanding

*Svâdhishthâna (Splenic)--Travelling

Manipûra (Navel)--Feeling

Mûlâdhâra (Root)--Seat of
Kundalini
Types of Nervous System
SYMPATHETIC Two cords parallel First system to form. Formed by
SYSTEM to spine and in impulses generated the Centers in
front—Ganglia, the Astral body.
plexuses, smaller
ganglia and nerves Control and energize the vital
organs—the heart, the lungs, the
digestive system
CEREBRO- Brain, Spinal cord, Formed by impulses generated from
SPINAL Ganglia and the Mental Plane. Formed later than
SYSTEM nerves the Sympathetic system

Expresses the ‘waking


consciousness’
VAGUS Medulla Oblongata
SYSTEM to other nerves
and Plexuses
Crown Chakra Chakras and the
Pineal Gland and
Brow Chakra Nervous System
Pituitary Body

1st Cervical
Carotid Plexus
Pharyngeal Plexus 3rd Cervical
Throat Chakra
8th Cervical
Cardiac Plexus
Heart Chakra SPINAL
GANGLIA
Splenic Plexus
8th Thoracic
Solar Plexus

Spleen Chakra 1st Lumbar

Navel Chakra
4th Sacral
Coccygeal Plexus
Root Chakra
Root Chakra (Mûlâdhâra)

4 Spokes--Receives Orange, Red and some dark Purple Vitality from


Spleen Chakra
Spleen Chakra

6 Spokes--Absorbs Vitality Globules from Sun and splits them into 7


different streams
Navel Chakra (Manipûra)

10 Spokes--Receives Green Vitality from Spleen Chakra


Heart Chakra (Anâhata)

12 Spokes--Receives Yellow Vitality from Spleen Chakra


Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)

16 Spokes--Receives Violet and Blue Vitality from Spleen Chakra


Brow Chakra (Âjnâ)

96 Spokes--Half Rose with much Yellow, half Purplish-blue


Crown Chakra (Sahasrâra)

Centre 12 Spokes, Outer 960 Spokes--Receives Yellow from Heart


Chakra and Violet Vitality from Throat Chakra
NAVEL Distribution of Vitality
ABDOMEN
Excretory Organs
LOWER &
THROAT CENTRAL
Top of Head
BRAIN

Breath
UPPER
BRAIN
BROW
VYÂNA VÂYU
NERVOUS
SYSTEM
BLOOD Pores

SEX
ORGANS CROWN
ROOT

BRAIN
Excretory Organs

HEART
Excess Prâna
streaming out
from the pores

The Health Aura (Etheric)


Stimulates Affection
BRAIN
Quickens SpiritualityModification in
Intensifies
Intellect Developed Person
From Spleen
Chakra

SPINAL
COLUMN

ROOT CHAKRA

SEX BLOOD
ORGANS For heat
of body