Casey Costello
ISBN-10: 978-1-84694-065-1
New Age, Health

Although a relatively small book at just over 80 pages, and a quick read to begin with, nevertheless, for those interested in developing their charkas and spirituality, the meditations and exercises involved will take much, much longer. As the author often reminds the reader, patience is of the utmost necessity. This kind of advancement isn't something that can be done overnight, or even in a short period of time.

For those not familiar with charkas, they are centers of energy located at prccise regions of the body that can be stimulated by, amongst other methods, meditation and visualization.

The author introduces us first to the 'old' chakra system that includes the seven basic charkas -- base, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, brow, and crown. Costello gives instructions on how to meditate on and energize each of these centers in order to balance the body and increase one's health.

Once this is done, the reader can then go on to develop and access the thirteen chakras, including a special fourteenth one, and it is on these energy zones that the remainder of the book focuses.

The author also reiterates several times through the book: "Thought is energy and energy creates".

This concept has been taught through many different instructors -- positive thinkers, new age practitioners, even some Christian teachers -- but, to my mind, none have made it more clearer and understandable, to me at least, than the information offered by Ms Costello.

Along with some specific affirmations for meditation -- including some for love, forgiveness, and anger -- the author also provides a glossary of terms, as well as a few black-and-white illustrations.

The New Chakra System Handbook is, as the author states, "an easy-to-understand explanation for all".