The best books for the chakra curious

Who am I?

I’ve been fascinated by—and working with—the chakra system for more than 40 years. Because of my practice as a metaphysician, I have long sought the meanings behind what we experience as reality. Meaning is what makes reality worth living. The chakra system is a vital key to creating a life past surviving to thriving. Over the years, I’ve seen detective work in the chakra system unravel issues from the past, present, and future gently and for keeps. Every single one of us should know our chakras as a matter of basic health, and my 40 years of experience with clients proves it!


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Energy Integrity Rose Thymus Chakra: How to Own & Use the Power of Your Personal Energy

By Susan Corso,

Book cover of Energy Integrity Rose Thymus Chakra: How to Own & Use the Power of Your Personal Energy

What is my book about?

Exhausted? Stressed? Scared? The chakra system is your answer. Medical intuitive/metaphysician Dr. Susan Corso brings forty years of experience with the chakras. More than imparting knowledge, the workbooks offer a proven, effective way to apply the chakra system to heal your life.

Seeking to be more alive? Start with Energy Integrity Red Root Chakra. Passionate? Energy Integrity Orange Sacral Chakra. Powerful? Energy Integrity Yellow Solar Chakra. Loving? Energy Integrity Green Heart Chakra. Creative? Energy Integrity Turquoise Throat Chakra. Intuitive? Energy Integrity Indigo Brow Chakra. Abundant? Energy Integrity Violet Crown Chakra. Compassionate? Energy Integrity Rose Thymus Chakra. Learn how your chakras reflect your past, how your chakras can be changed in the present, and how to use your chakras to create your future!

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The books I picked & why

Book cover of The Book of Chakra Healing

Susan Corso Why did I love this book?

The first edition of this book is visually stunning, and I like it, first, for that reason—chakras need color and beauty and imagery and vitality, not black and white prose. They are, after all, the animation of the life force itself viewed through a prism. How that could possibly ever translate into just words on a page, I’ll never understand. Second, her practices are simple and exemplary with Archetypes, Altars, Physical Exercises, Crystals, Meditations, Daily Questions/Journaling, and Affirmations. They touch on all four aspects of each of us: Body, Heart, Mind, Spirit. Information about chakras is fine but useless. Working with your own chakra system is the entire point as far as I’m concerned.

By Liz Simpson,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked The Book of Chakra Healing as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

The Book of Chakra Healing is a comprehensive guide to the ancient Indian system of chakras. These centres of 'spinning energy' in the body help maintain your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance. This book offers practical ways to work on your chakras and shows you how to unblock and rebalance your energy. Understanding chakra healing involves colour, knowledge of ancient myths, archetypes, bodywork, crystals, meditations, visualizations, open questions and affirmations.


Book cover of Become a Medical Intuitive: The Complete Developmental Course

Susan Corso Why did I love this book?

Tina Zion is the real deal. A fourth-generation medium, she teaches how to be a medical intuitive. Her premise is that we all have this ability. I agree with her. I also like the ethics she teaches. Becoming a Chakra Detective, similar to a medical intuitive, but using the chakra system primarily as its interface, we do need to become detectives because… no two of us are alike. Ever. This is why I suggest you start at home, with yourself, before you attempt to help others with their chakras. Working through your own patterning from the past, your own present biases and blind spots, and your future fears and worries with the chakras is not only possible, it’s phenomenal… if you’ll do the work.

By Tina M. Zion,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Become a Medical Intuitive as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

You are naturally wired to be an intuitive!

Yes, you are already intuitive! Yes, you can learn medical intuition! You are already wired to be intuitive. It is only a matter of noticing in a different way.

This book provides a complete training experience to become a medical intuitive. Each chapter advances you, step-by-step, to intensify your intuitive abilities and your x-ray perception.

•Develop inner sight for the deeper cause of illness.
• Feel, sense, and see the entire person on all levels.
• Access a person's eternal story for healing.
• Understand the electromagnetic energy of thought and emotion.…


Book cover of Messages from the Body: Their Psychological Meaning

Susan Corso Why did I love this book?

To say that Dr. Lincoln is eccentric understates the case. His interpretations of varied symptomologies can be truly harsh. Make sure you feel strong enough when you use him as a reference to push away what doesn’t resonate for you. His book is the one I return to over and over again because it meets at the crossroads of Louise Hay’s You Can Heal Your Life (the original classic in the field, if a little glossed-over) and Taber’s Encyclopedic Medical Dictionary, both of which I also use. The point is this: human bodies are remarkable, first and foremost, because they don’t lie. They don’t lie because they can’t lie. When we learn to listen to our bodies, we are that much closer to health and healing.

By Michael J. Lincoln,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Messages from the Body as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

2019, 50th Celebration Special Edition with pictures of the author through the years. Messages From The Body is more than a BDR (Body's Desk Reference) from the Homeopathy Field. Illnesses and disorders are linked to beliefs and changes of beliefs about oneself, about the nature of one's relationships with others, about position in the social world, and about where one stands in relation to the Universe. And these, in turn, are determined by life experiences, by interventions in the world, and by soul history. This reference book will bring awareness from the physical into the mental! Enjoy!


Book cover of Llewellyn's Complete Book of Chakras

Susan Corso Why did I love this book?

Cyndi Dale is perhaps the doyenne of the chakra experts. I’ve read a lot of her books, and she’s quite knowledgeable. However, I completely disagree with much of her chakra system. It’s too complicated for my taste, but then I am most interested in the whole population knowing how to work with their own chakras in an everyday way just like we brush our teeth. She’s training experts. Her work is valuable to know what others have discovered, and… her section on the history of the chakra system as well as how it has been a part of health and healing in cultures from the Incas to the Taoists to the Hindus to the Sufis to the Maori and more throughout time is quite simply the best. 

By Cyndi Dale,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Llewellyn's Complete Book of Chakras as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Powerful centres of subtle energy, the chakras have fascinated humanity for thousands of years. Llewellyn's Complete Book of Chakras is a unique and empowering resource that provides comprehensive insights into these foundational sources of vitality and strength. Discover what chakras are and how they work. Explore how to work with chakras for personal growth and healing. Examine the ways our understanding of chakras has transformed through history and across cultures. Lively and accessible, this definitive reference explores the science, history, practices, and structures of subtle energy systems. With an abundance of illustrations and a wealth of practical exercises, Llewellyn's Complete…


Book cover of The Chakra Bible: The Definitive Guide to Working with Chakras

Susan Corso Why did I love this book?

This is a beautifully produced book, as the chakras deserve, and full of many different practices as a great supplement to the Liz Simpson book. I particularly liked her teaching on yoga asanas. As chakras are frequencies of light, they are of course ephemeral. They are also grounded in the human body by the endocrine system. Those who are inclined toward physical and/or exercise types of healing will benefit here. She’s an expert. Her history section, whilst brief, is also hugely informative. This is a great beginner book for people at the outset of their chakra journey. Her emphasis is all on healing, wholing, and well-being.

By Patricia Mercier,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked The Chakra Bible as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Harness the power of the chakras for healing and harmony.

Chakras are the centers of energy in our body that profoundly affect our well-being. Through this exquisitely designed volume, newcomers to this alternative form of spirituality can understand every aspect of chakra power. In addition to an illuminating introduction, a detailed guide covers each chakra, with their associated colors, Indian deity, healing stone, and emotional and physical actions. One by one, go through the base, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, brow, and crown chakras, as well as some newly discovered ones and chakras from different traditions. There’s also invaluable information…


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Book cover of A Daily Dose of Now: 365 Mindfulness Meditation Practices for Living in the Moment

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