Holistic Health Practices/Part 31
|By: Dr. John Ankerberg, Dr. John Weldon; ©2009|
|Psychic anatomies (astral bodies, meridians, auras, chakras, nadis) are alleged invisible, nonphysical, inner “structures” frequently associated with Eastern/occult religions, related to mystical energy, and often employed in New Age diagnosis and healing.|
What are psychic anatomies (astral bodies, meridians, auras, chakras, nadis)?
Psychic anatomies are alleged invisible, nonphysical, inner “structures” frequently associated with Eastern/occult religions, related to mystical energy, and often employed in New Age diagnosis and healing. These structures were apparently first noted psychically by occultists having spirit guides in various pagan religious traditions. New Age healers who utilize these structures claim that they help reveal physical, mental, and sometimes spiritual illness even before it manifests on the physical or mental level.
Use of these “anatomies” is characteristically dependent upon altered states of consciousness, psychic development, and/or the spirit contact necessary to “see” and “influence” them.
Theoretically, such inner structures could exist, although this is doubtful because those who claim to psychically see them offer contradictory reports as to their number, nature, and function. For example, the numbers of astral bodies range from 1-9; meridians from 72-2,000, chakras from 6-12, and nadis from 72,000-326,000. Further their almost universal association with occultism and the need for occultic development to use them negates any claim to a neutral science of psychic anatomies. Thus, various contradictions in theory and practice belie the claim that these structures can be used in any objective manner in medical diagnosis and treatment.