Chakra 7 (Crown)


Graphic from - A brief introduction to the Chakra System

There are actually two distinct levels here, which are generally confused.


chakra 7a

Esoteric Revelation

Perception of Reality

Interpretation of Reality: Reality is the interdynamic of archetypal levels, gods, planes of existence, cosmic forces, all the multiform aspects of the One.  The reality we experience is just one tiny limited part of a much vaster meta-cosmos.

Knowledge: Archetypal revelation and identity, third eye center, gnosis, apocalyptic transcendence of ego, visions of gods and cosmic powers, seeing the meta-cosmos as a  whole.

Hermeneutics and Correspondences

Psychological faculty (Sri Aurobindo): Higher, Illumined, and Intuitive Mind

Chakra (Shaktism and New Age derivatives thereof) Nirvana chakra

Sefirot (Kabbalah/Qabalah and New Age derivatives thereof) Hokhmah, Binah, Daat, Keter

Representative Paradigms (Science): none (metaphysical)

Representative Paradigms (Psychology)Jung to some extent, Transpersonal Psychology

Representative Paradigms (Philosophy):Emanationism, Dramaturgy

Representative Paradigms (Religion): esoteric only

Representative Paradigms (Esotericism) Neoplatonism, Gnosticism, Taoism Tantra, Trika, Ishraqism, Sufism, Kabbalah, Alchemy, Hermeticism, etc,


Chakra 7b (above the head)

Cosmic Consciousness

Interpretation of Reality: Reality is the eternal, infinite, dynamic unfolding of gods, archetypes, universes, cosmic forces, all representing the multiform aspects of the One.

Knowledge: Enlightenment, Cosmic Consciousness, utter transcendence of ego and self as a limited psycho-physical being, universal body, gnosis, bliss.

Hermeneutics and Correspondences

Psychological faculty (Sri Aurobindo): Overmental

Chakra (Shaktism and New Age derivatives thereof):Sahasrara

Sefirot (Kabbalah/Qabalah and New Age derivatives thereof)Keter

Representative Paradigms (Philosophy): Monism, Emanationism, Dramaturgy

Representative Paradigms (Religion): esoteric only

Representative Paradigms (Esotericism) Mysticism in general, Neoplatonism, Gnosticism, Taoism Tantra, Trika, Ishraqism, Sufism, Kabbalah, Alchemy, Hermeticism, etc,





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