Also known as: Cosmic Consciousness Center, "I AM" Center, Sahasrara
Body Mind Associations:
Location: Top of the head
Parts of the body: This Chakra is associated with the top of the head, the
brain, and the entire nervous system
Endocrine Gland: Pineal Gland
Sense: Sense of empathy, unity, experiencing another person's experience as
if you were inside them, being them.
Consciousness: The Crown Chakra represents that part of our consciousness
concerned with perceptions of unity or separation. Just as the Root Chakra
showed our connection with Mother Earth, this chakra shows our relationship with
Our Father in Heaven. It represents our connection with our biological father,
which becomes the model for our relationship with authority, and ultimately,
with God. It's the level of the soul.
When one experiences a sense of separation from their father, they close the
crown chakra, and experience a sense of isolation and aloneness, as if they are
in a shell, and having difficulty with feeling contact with those around them.
Thought processes tend to justify and maintain the sense of aloneness.
The view from this chakra includes seeing one's Self as the single
consciousness creating all, and paradoxically, thus connected to all, like a
dreamer dreaming a dream and realizing that all that is perceived is just an
extension of their own consciousness.
Element: Inner Light, which is what one experiences when they are in the
deepest part of their being, as a point of consciousness glowing with
Also called White Light. Metaphysically, this is considered the most subtle
element of which the entire physical universe is created.
The Crown Chakra is associated with the parts of the consciousness concerned
with unity or separation, and just as the Root Chakra showed our connection with
Mother Earth, this chakra shows our connection with Our Father, Which Art in
Heaven. At first, it is associated with our connection with our biological
father. This becomes the model for our relationship with authority, and this
becomes the model for our relationship with God. When there is a sense of
separation from our biological father, the person closes this chakra, and the
effect on the consciousness is a sense of isolation and aloneness, being in a
shell, and difficult to make contact with those outside the shell.
The person feels as if they are hiding from God, or hiding from themselves, not
seeing what is true for them in the deepest part of their consciousness, the
part we call the soul.
This chakra is also associated with a sense of direction.
The parts of the body controlled by this chakra are the pineal gland, the brain,
and the entire nervous system as a system.