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An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural

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chakra In tantric anatomy, one of several “points of power” located in the human body, to and from which psychic forces flow.


The chakras of the human body.

      The seven most accepted chakras are the base of the spine, a spot just below the navel, the solar plexus, the heart, the throat, the brow, and the top of the head. There are three others, all located in the lower pelvis; these are not used except in black magic, as might be expected.
      See also kundalini yoga.



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