Chakra  1


The Physical Consciousness

Graphic from - A brief introduction to the Chakra System

Physical Consciousness type Individual

Lifestyle: Hedonism, Materialism, enjoyment of material commodities

Interaction with Environment
Strength and power through belonging to loyalty to the tribe, church, state, king, etc; passive acceptance of the mass media infomation.  Strength and power through being a part of a gang, clan, army, social majority (WASP etc)

Physical orientation: survival instincts, and to our sense of grounding and connection to our bodies and the physical plane; health, prosperity, weath, security, and dynamic presence.

Psychological orientation: Physical identity, oriented to self-preservation

Associated chakras

 (Shaktism and New Age derivatives thereof):


Interpretation of Reality

Interpretation of Reality: Reality is external, objective, the truth is "out there" (to paraphrase the X-Files ;-) rather than "in here"; objects are seperate from one-self, subjective and objective are distinct.  Reality is made up of component units (objects, particles).  The mind is a tabula rosa (blank slate) that receives impressions from the external world, but does not create anything new in itself.  In this secular vision  the universe is purposeless, the result of random interactions of matter and energy.

Knowledge: facts about the world are acquired through adherance to the accepted scientific paradigm of the day, or through a secular religion or ideology such as Humanism, Marxism, Existentialism, Extropianism etc

Suggested Correspondences

Colour Personality type: Red

Psychological faculty (Jung): Extrovert Thinking, Sensation,

Psychological faculty (Sri Aurobindo): Mental Physical, Physical Consciousness

body and Subtle body (Barbara Brennan): Physical Body, Etheric, Mental

Tattwa Element (Samkhya): Earth, Air

Sefirot (Kabbalah/Qabalah and and New Age derivatives thereof) Malkhut

Representative Paradigms (Science):Newtonian Physics, Darwinism, Supply-Demand style Economics

Representative Paradigms (Psychology)Behaviourism, Dawkinsian memetics

Representative Paradigms (Philosophy): Materialism, scientism, physicalism, Reductionism, Empiricism, Dualism

Representative Paradigms (Religion): Secular religions like Dialectical Materialism, Scientism, Skepticism and, to a lesser extent, Humanism and Extropianism

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