noun \ˈchä-krə, ˈshä-, ˈchə-\

Definition of CHAKRA

:  any of several points of physical or spiritual energy in the human body according to yoga philosophy

Origin of CHAKRA

Sanskrit cakra, literally, wheel — more at wheel
First Known Use: 1888

Other Occult Terms

augury, censor, invocation, lucidity, metempsychosis, mojo, numinous, preternatural, weird, wraith


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In Hinduism and Tantra, any of 88,000 focal points in the human body where psychic forces and bodily functions can merge and interact. In Hinduism there are seven and in Tantra four major chakras, each associated with a colour, shape, sense organ, natural element, deity, and mantra. The most important are the heart chakra, the chakra at the base of the spine, and the chakra at the top of the head.


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