“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” ― Nikola Tesla
Everything is energy and vibration, so are we human beings. In this post I have collected articles consisting of basic information about our subtle energy system and how it works seen from the perspective of chakras and energy bodies making the basis of our auric fields. There are also many great books and workshops available for beginners. Back in time, I started with this book The Chakra Handbook by Shalila Sharamon, Bodo J. Baginsky.
Although they can be presented linearly, that is separately from A to B, the chakras, energy centers and energy bodies work as a combination, a system of wholeness, contributing to each others. If there is for instance too little energy in one chakra, there´s too much in another one (and so on, much dynamics, layers and also psychology in there). Energy healers and energy anchors usually get their deepest understanding about the energy system(s) in the practice. Like many of you know, there are also several self healing methods to clear and balance our energy system (which is another story).
After each caption you can find the direct link to the article in question.
Updated afterwards: And if you know any good articles yourself, feel free to share a link in the comments.
An Introductory Guide to the Seven Major Chakras: “Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means wheel or disk. A persons chakras are the points in the body at which the mind and body meet. They can be thought of as an intersection between the physical and metaphysical planes of existence and have been described the chakras as being funnel shaped, like a whirlpool or tornado.” http://elderberryarts.hubpages.com/hub/An-Introductory-Guide-to-the-Seven-Major-Chakras
Chakras for Beginners: “Chakras are energy centers that run from the base of your spine out the top, or crown, of your head. The word chakra is a Sanskrit word, meaning wheel or disc. There are seven major chakras, each a circular wheel of light spinning in your energetic system, associated with certain body parts, a color, stone, element, and function. By learning to tune into the energy of your chakras, you can begin to embrace the fullness of who you truly are.
The 7 Chakras And What They Are: “The seven chakras are points that are located in the center of our body, running downwards from our head down. The best goal to try to reach for is to try to have each of our seven chakras opened that was one won’t be too active in order to try to compensate for the other. The best state to reach is where all chakras are balanced.” http://cresentmoon2007.hubpages.com/hub/The-7-Chakras-And-What-They-Are
The 12 Chakras: “Most people are used to working with the 7 chakras, but in this time of increased spiritual growth and ascension, it is important to look towards working with the 12 chakras.
Chakra healing is now a widely known method of energy healing, and although most people are familiar with the 7 chakra system, there are in fact many chakras.” http://oceanfaerygoddess.hubpages.com/hub/the-12-chakras
The Light Body
“Your light body is an energy body that exists at a higher level, closer to your soul, than your chakras. You have seven vibrational energy body centers and three light body centers, for a total of ten centers that power and make up your light body.” http://orindaben.com/pages/light_body/abtlb111_6/#03what
The Energy Bodies
Human Energy Field: “I would like to explain in greater detail the seven levels / subtle bodies of the Aura dimension of the energy field. This will be a series of posts. My previous post on the Human Energy Field (HEF) gave brief information on the various dimensions of the HEF. ” http://soul-essence.com/2009/02/16/human-energy-field-%E2%80%93-etheric-body/
Tour of Your Energy Bodies As Seen with Higher-Vision: “You are more than the physical body that you sense. Your mind, emotions, and soul have their own bodies. These bodies are distinct from yet connected to your physical body. You have many bodies. Highly sensitive people have always been able to perceive one or more of these nonphysical bodies. Recent advances in science and technology are verifying their existence. Our day to day experience confirms their reality.” http://www.energyreality.com/pgs/ethe.htm
Chakra’s & Aura Fields: “Our Aura fields, as they are called in the Eastern cultures, or the bio-energetic field as we call it, is built of a number of layers. These fields of energy are composed of life or universal energy surrounding the physical body. These layers of energy support the function of the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and unified well-being of the individual person. The energy in the aura fields are not lifeless or inert ~ they are active and intelligent.” http://www.lifefieldtechnique.com/Chakra_s___Aura_Fields.html
Subtle Body Energies: The Seven Subtle Bodies: “There are seven subtle bodies, or layers, around the physical body, which create the auric body system (aura).”
The Seven Bodies of Man – A brief exploration: “The Ageless Wisdom – Theosophy – tells us of the seven fold constitution of human beings. It tells us that as well as the physical body we have and Etheric Body, an Astral Body, a Mental Body (with a lower and higher configuration) a Buddhic Body, an Atmic or Spiritual Body, and a Monadic Spark or ray of the Divine Over-Soul.”
Image: Seven Chakras, Peter Weltevrede /Wikimedia Commons