Eastern Body, Western Mind : Psychology and the Chakra system as a path to the self (revised ed, 2004)
The renowned authority on yoga-based Eastern chakra has revised her groundbreaking work to this more accessible presentation that seamlessly integrates Western psychology and the Eastern chakra system. Includes a new Introduction by the author
Rather than presenting an esoteric borrowing from Indian culture, Judith employs the metaphoric language of the chakra system within the context of modern psychology. Her clear organization and numerous charts make browsing for subjects of personal relevance a breeze, and her comparison of the various maps of psychological development (Freudian, Piagetian, Eriksonian, Reichian, and others) is intriguing. The book provides a useful tool for contemplating our strengths, weaknesses, and appropriate approaches to growth. -"Yoga Journal."" . . [S]parkles with insight. Spiritual seeker, client, and therapist alike will find treasures here."-"PanGaia" magazine
ANODEA JUDITH, Ph.D., is a leading authority on the integration of chakras and therapeutic issues. She is the author of the chakra classic "Wheels of Life," along with several other books, audio courses, and the video "The Illuminated Chakras." She has a Ph.D. in health and human services, an M.A. in clinical psychology, and additional training in bioenergetics, trauma recovery, yoga therapy, and shamanism. She lives in Sebastopol, California, and travels extensively with trainings and workshops.