Chapter 4

Chakra is Sanskrit for “wheel”, a vortex of subtle energy. Each of the 7 chakras became a guide on my journey, teaching me how to use this ancient paradigm as a map.

Many people are hungry for images that are not part of a particular religion, that speak 
to a shared humanity. At this time, our life as a human community depends upon our
 relating to one another across time, cultures and religions. My desire in sharing The 7
 Chakras is that they will contribute to a spirit of global community. My hope is that they
 will be an invitation to a dialogue among people about the life-affirming values we