According to the teachings of the Hindu and other mystic schools there are subtle organs in man's superphysical bodies which channel psychic energies and vital forces, and serve as a link between the physical, psychic and superphysical states of consciousness. These centres are called Chakras, a Sanskrit term meaning wheels or discs.
The Chakras, which have been likened to flowers with many petals, have been seen and described by clairvoyant investigators as wheel-like vortices which appear in vivid colours like blazing, coruscating whirlpools.
C.W.Leadbeater describes his research into the nature and functions of the Chakras in this book which was first published in 1927. It has since been through several printings and has become a classic in its field. The work is illustrated by ten colour plates and nine drawings.