Chakra 3

Mental

Graphic from - A brief introduction to the Chakra System

Chakra Three: Fire, Ego identity, oriented to self-definition

This chakra is variously interpreted as intellectual (because of association with the colour yellow - see Christopher Hills) and as the power chakra, or the connection with the universe (as in Mantak Chia's Navel center).  The location is given variously as the navel and the solar plexus. The association can therefore be either thinking or willing.  This confusion comes about because several different chakras are generally confused here as one.  As willing this center rules personal power, will, and autonomy, as well as our metabolism, and gives energy, effectiveness, spontaneity, and non-dominating power.


Associated Chakras

(Shaktism and New Age derivatives thereof):

Diaphragmatic
Manipura
Solar Plexus
Kidney
Navel


Suggested Correspondences

Colour Personality type:Yellow,

Psychological faculty (Jung): Extrovert Thinking,

Psychological faculty (Sri Aurobindo): Thinking Mental

Subtle body (Barbara Brennan):Etheric, Mental,

Tattwa Element (Samkhya): Air

Sefirot (Kabbalah/Qabalah and and New Age derivatives thereof) Hod and Netzah

Representative Paradigms (Science): Unified Science (e.g. Arthur M. Young, Edward Haskell, etc)

Representative Paradigms (Psychology)Depth Psychology, Self-actualisation and Human Potential Movement

Representative Paradigms (Philosophy):Aristotleanism, Platonism,  Dualism

Representative Paradigms (Religion): monotheistic religions in part, Process Theology .

Representative Paradigms (Esotericism) Unified Science ("New Paradigm" etc)




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