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Chakra Databanks. What the LA Times Missed.

Chakra Databanks. Rose Rosetree reading them at an expo, back in the New Age years.

Chakra Databanks? Researching them is one of the specialties of RES. When the LA Times reported on a talk I gave, they missed the significance. You don’t have to.

As reported in the Los Angeles Times, I gave a lecture-demonstration at the famed Bodhi Tree Bookstore:

Students “sat in rapt attention “despite white molded plastic chairs for almost two hours, listening to her describe her craft and watching her read the faces and auras of audience members.”

Since I was reading chakra databanks at the time, the reporter might have noted the historic precedent.

Wow, reading Nadis in human terms for the first time ever in a public lecture? And a talk covered by a newspaper reporter? Mary McNamara is a fabulous writer. I enjoyed meeting her. Only this time, maybe she missed the real scoop.

Bringing Knowledge of Chakra Databanks to the Bodhi Tree Bookstore

There’s something hilarious about that.

You see, the Bodhi Tree has quite a history, chakra-wise. Chakra precedent-wise.

In Joy’s Way, Dr. Brugh Joy recounts a famous moment in the history of New Age. As he describes in “Joy’s Way: A Map for the Transformational Journey,” he’d begun exploring the energy fields of his patients.

Later, browsing in the Bodhi Tree bookstore in Los Angeles, he chanced upon an illustration in a book on Tantra Yoga.

“My God,” he exclaimed aloud, “I have discovered the chakras.”

Chakras Are Core New Age. Chakra Databanks? Not!

Why was it a such big deal that the New Age leader had re-discovered the chakras? Here was 10,000-year-old knowledge, from a venerable tradition of Sanskrit speakers. A tradition dominated by sages in Enlightenment. Chanters of the Vedas. Explorers of the Nadis, within each Chakra.

Picture them: Bearded renunciates. They devoted their lives to meticulous study of vibrational frequencies.

Then fast-forward to Dr. Joy. He was

  • Post-modern
  • American
  • A scientist (a physician)
  • Expert at allopathic medicine, techniques to bring results super-quick.

Although a specialist in internal medicine, Brugh Joy became a teacher of the art of “beinghood.  In very American, achieving terms, he sought self-actualization. For him, researching chakras became essential for his spiritual quest.

Very much in synch with the New Age Years — 1980 until the Shift into The Age of Awakening on 12/21/12!

Western Discovery of Chakras Mattered for Humanity’s Collective Consciousness

Dr. Joy’s Aha! moment amounted to more than a personal milestone. Seems to me, this was an East-Meets-West moment. And one of great significance.

Collective consciousness had shifted to the point where it became possible for an independence-oriented American… To re-discover a mystical, renunciate-oriented Eastern wisdom for healing.

What is collective consciousness?

It’s a subconscious way that an independent person like you… isn’t all that independent. Because certain ideas float around in society. And the more common these ideas, the greater their influence.

Basically, Collective Consciousness means the totality of what people have said and written and sung. And we can help change it. (For more on that potential to make a significant difference for others, keep reading. But first, let’s fill in some pieces of the puzzle.)

Abstract Ideas about Collective Consciousness Include

Dr. Karl Jung’s concept of “The Collective Unconscious.

Sir Rupert Sheldrake’s explorations of “Morphic Fields.”

Also his discovery of “The Hundredth Monkey Effect.

Most important, “Collective Consciousness.” A brilliant lexical item. Let’s not underestimate that one.

Practical Ideas about Collective Consciousness Include

The History of Ideas.

Sociology of Knowledge.”

“The Timetables of History.”

How about Truth Value?

Notably, how much does collective consciousness depend upon the truth of any idea? Exactly zero.

  1. Some popular ideas, once true, are now obsolete: Such as “Of course, every society has slaves.”
  2. Others never were true. Such as the very notion that it’s fine-and-dandy to own an enslaved person.
  3. While other ideas might seem useful. Like the right of all people to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

We Can Help Collective Consciousness to Evolve

Why be passive participants when we can serve as leaders?

All of those influences upon you are real, though subtle.

Collective Consciousness lives through you. And, by your choices, you can shape what comes next.

Childhood, for Instance

Check out how the concept of “childhood” has changed over time. Case in point is a fascinating article by Jonathan Yardley in The Washington Post. He described Jane Austen’s England:

  • A smelly, dirtier place than I ever imagined.
  • A society where childhood was over by age 13.
  • If a young person had even those many years of comparative luxury.

Discovering the Chakra Databanks Is Changing Collective Consciousness

Even if most people don’t know that yet.

Today it’s the summer of 2019. And I’m revising a blog post originally published in the summer of 2013.

Back then, I couldn’t predict this amazing article. Published by RES Practitioner ISABELLA CATES. Researching “Conflict’s Deeper Reasons.” Totally fluent in reading chakra databanks, ISABELLA did far more than that. She explored a series of energetic holograms. (Okay, that’s another one of my contributions to Collective Consciousness. Building on the skills for researching chakra databanks)

Then, hooray, ISABELLA took that skill further still. She pulled apart a day in her life, researching a series of incidents. Gaining extraordinary insights. Bringing a the kind of personal peace that most of us crave. Craving even an instant of that truth-discovering peace!

Before ISABELLA published that article, hello! Nobody had done that kind of aura reading before. Nobody.

Her brilliant discovery that moved RES forward. Moved Collective Consciousness forward further still.

So Why Might that Matter to Me and You?

For this simple reason, Blog-Buddies:

In The Age of Awakening, energetic literacy skills can become as common as word literacy.

And why?

Many reasons why. Including that we need it.

Need it for spiritual discernment. Need it for greater career success. And we need it for better personal relationships in a changing society.

How Does that Feel, Bringing Knowledge of Chakra Databanks into the World?

To put it another way Blog-Buddies, how it doesn’t it feel, moving collective consciousness forward?

Helping out in this way feels like nothing. Like no big deal, particularly.

It sure doesn’t feel as though you are doing any big deal kind of pioneering. Yet every bit of that progress adds up in Collective Consciousness.

Reading chakra databanks for the first time ever covered by a newspaper reporter? Reading what the ancients called “the Nadis”?

Hey, when I gave that talk at a legendary New Age bookstore (now closed)…

When I gave that talk, I didn’t even notice the uncomfortable plastic chairs.

Certainly, I didn’t think, “This is a historic chance to budge Collective Consciousness.”

I was just doing my job. No wonder I never told Mary McNamara that we had a scoop.

You want glamour? Go to the movies. You want to help humanity evolve? Stay reasonably awake. And then be willing to do the work, that’s all.

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  1. 1
    David says:

    Thanks for highlighting this, Rose. I think it’s significant, moving the energy system from woo-woo mysterious to practical and applied.

    I agree that for some years, the renunciate approach has dominated eastern thought. I’d suggest it was part the times that we’ve now moved past. But it’s worth noting that the earlier texts were not like this. The Rk Veda was written mostly by householders (including women) and is full of references to cows, children and even sex.

    The energy channels, as you know, can also be used to track progress to Enlightenment. The Hindi example you mention around kundalini is an all-to-common attempt to try to create the effect of progress when the means has been forgotten. The rise of kundalini in the shushumna nadi happens naturally as the Stuff is cleared. Pushing it is the hard and rough way. Preparing the way is the smooth…

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    David says:

    For those who didn’t catch it, on my blog I referred to the chakra databank sutras as the Rose Veda. 😉

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    Jordan says:

    Living more human than ever makes reading this kind of article more mind blowing than ever.

    Thanks David and Rose, I feel truly honored to even be able to understand what you’ve written.

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    Primmie says:

    Rose Veda, that’s lovely!

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    Jean says:

    Oh, I am loving all this…

    Due to the fact that my own erudition is, ah, on a different level from that of you two…

    I will simply undertake my usual reiteration of a bit o what stood out for me.

    ‘Thank goodness, David has the kind of intellect to research in this scholarly sort of way. I sure don’t. How I admire David’s erudition, his commitment to depth study, creativity at making syntheses, and that massive analytical clarity!

    Sure enough, pursuing his idea, I had a moment not unlike “I have discovered the chakras.”

    Nadis are very much like chakra databanks, although the ancient sages did not have access to photos, so they couldn’t come up with cute illustrations like this one from “Magnetize Money with Energetic Literacy.” ‘

    I always felt that those cute photo illustrations of the chakra databanks were most effective….they live on in my minds eye long after I viewed them.

    And now with their new nadi-esque significance – even more so.

    Bravo, Rose.

    And Bravo David.

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    Linda Stone says:

    All I can say…. Is I thank the powers that be, every single day….. that I “discovered” Rose in this lifetime. And I am thrilled to be able to learn and grow and continuously heal with her help and from her lifes work…. such a blessing… such a gift…..brillant. and,, David….. wow…..it is a gross understatement…. but… WOW! Rose veda….wow.

  7. 7

    JORDAN, PRIMMIE, JEAN, LINDA STONE — thanks one and all, with a fair share of awe.

    And yes, Bravo, DAVID.

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    Rachel says:

    Hi Rose,

    I’ve been wondering about chakra databanks and how changes in their strength and quality might affect one’s outer life.

    For example, if your chakra databank for ‘Making Money’ is puny and weak, and then you get some healing or you make better choices that strengthen it, does that mean that you automatically attract more opportunities for making money due to your better functioning aura – or does it mean that your strengthened aura is better positioned to support you if you should choose to deliberately and actively seek out opportunities for making money?

    I guess it’s a question about the fabled Law of Attraction! Does your strengthened ‘vibe’ work for you automatically, without you having to do anything, or does it just make it easier to go out there and get what you want and have less STUFF holding you back?

    Thanks – my apologies if this is another pedantic question arising from that overactive mind of mine….

  9. 9

    Great question, RACHEL, and not pedantic at all.

    Quick answer, related to your paragraph two: The latter.

    If you would like a longer answer, I have good news for you. I wrote an entire book on this topic, Magnetize Money with Energetic Literacy: 10 Secrets for Success and Happiness in the Third Millennium. Available in ebook format as well as paperback!

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    Another David says:

    This is very very very exciting!

    The Rose Veda – hah! – David, I love it. Maybe it’s not only Rose who has a talent for naming things! 😉

  11. 11

    Hi, Blog-Buddies. Every once in a while I go back to a blog post on a key topic and bring it up to date. Really it’s amazing how much more clarity I have now about bringing chakra databanks into the world… as a THING. Nearly six years later!

    I think this version is tighter. Let me know if you like it. And, of course, as always, send your questions and comments. For instance…

  12. 12

    Can YOU remember when you first learned about chakra databanks?

    How about the first time you realized that full Stage 3 Energetic Literacy, like that, could make a difference in your life?

  13. 13

    Blog-Buddies, here’s your link to a useful follow-up article about chakra databanks. What are they, really?

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