Get a free audiobook

Eastern Body, Western Mind

Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self
Written by: Anodea Judith
Narrated by: Laura Jennings
Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
5 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

CDN$ 14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

In Eastern Body, Western Mind, chakra authority Anodea Judith has brought a fresh approach to the yoga-based Eastern chakra system, adapting it to the Western framework of Jungian psychology, somatic therapy, childhood developmental theory, and metaphysics. This groundbreaking work in transpersonal psychology has been revised and redesigned for a more accessible presentation. Arranged schematically, the book uses the inherent structure of the chakra system as a map upon which to chart our Western understanding of individual development. Each chapter focuses on a single chakra, starting with a description of its characteristics, then exploring its particular childhood developmental patterns, traumas and abuses, and how to heal and maintain balance. Illuminated with personal anecdotes and case studies, Eastern Body, Western Mind seamlessly merges the East and West, science and philosophy, and psychology and spirituality into a compelling interpretation of the chakra system and its relevance for Westerners today.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2004 Anodea Judith (P)2016 Tantor

What the critics say

"Judith . . . Invites the reader to explore multidimensional healing processes to bring the chakras into balance. . . . User-friendly, allowing the reader to view pertinent chapters through the use of subtitles and reference charts." ( Library Journal)

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    22
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    18
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    19
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant work, and read well.

I just briefly wanted to comment on the reviews that label the audiobook reader as "jerky" or robot-like. I own the actual book as well as this audiobook. The book contains all kinds of lists, illustrations, tables, etc in addition to the actual text. Plus, there are several quotes scattered throughout. This book is vast, deep, and engrossing, but at the same time very complex. I found that in order to get the absolute most out of this tome, I needed the actual book at my side while listening to the audio. This wasn't because of the reader, but more because of the complex nature of the content, and the form it takes. Together I am learning SO much. I can also see that this is a reference that I will be returning to again and again.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

so much knowledge to take in!

I loved this book. I will only say it was a little hard to follow in some parts when it got a bit in depth. I feel like if I were actually reading it I would have absorbed more. I also wish that some of the lists at the beginning of chapters were given in PDF to reference to. But I know if I would have actually read this book it would have taken me months to finish! great resource!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-11-12

The reader consistantly mispronounced words.

This would have been a much better listen Anodea Judith had read it. I have taken several classes with her and she knows how to correctly articulate Sanskrit. The reader should have checked in on certain words made it difficult to listen. Thank Goodness I have the hard copy at home.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • nutan
  • 2016-11-23

Amazingly, insightful. One of those books that can be read over and over

Anode a Judith's deep knowledge of both the chakras and developmental psychology, combines wonderfully to bring metaphysical concepts, down to earth and something we can tangibly work with.
A book , which each chapter, opened up many insights and showed up connections that make perfect sense. An amazing book both for seekers and helpers, guides.
The reading is also extremely pleasant

23 of 25 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mrs. P
  • 2018-11-04

Narration a challenge, the material, excellent

The breathy urgency of the narrator is hard to get past, but the material is excellent.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • julia
  • 2017-05-21

WARNING: contains life changing wisdom and insight

After the completion of this book, I am listening to it again. The content is at some points harsh, yet necessary for spiritual growth and insight. It provoked many buried-forgotten emotions and memories. I suggest establishing a confidential, supporting friend or group. This is not a journey I would venture alone. Some parts are slow, but it is well worth a focused listen. I listened to it on my nature walks, which added a quality of wonder and a theme to go by each day. Happy reading!

17 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Juju
  • 2017-01-12

Great book. Very thorough.

Great listen. I recommend listening from start to finish before jumping deep into one chapter (chakra), as they feed on each other.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • D. Condo
  • 2018-09-11

There are better books

The narrator's voice didn't help the subject matter. I just could get myself to continue reading. I've tried several times.
The writing is all over the place. From sharing random client stories, to flowery language, I personally couldn't connect. Oftentimes, the text rambles and ceases to make a point.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Melinda Duvall
  • 2018-10-10

Interesting Content, Poor Narration

I’m truly surprised by the difficulty I had in listening to this audiobook. The content is interesting, although a little bit hard to follow at times. The narration makes it extremely difficult to listen to, as the near raider‘s voice is a bit monotone and very breathy. I wish it was near rated by a different person, I think it would have been more interesting.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • V
  • 2018-01-16

Anodea should narrate this audiobook.

I know this is a great book but I would much prefer Anodea to narrate the audio version herself. I’m not able to get over this performance as it is read in an overly dramatic fashion as if it were some form of fiction and I can’t take it seriously. This is frustrating as I love Anodea’s work and I know the content of this and all her other works are pure magic.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • audinutt
  • 2017-11-08

Her voice sounds robotic

I want to enjoy listening to this book as I am studying it for a 300 hour yoga teacher training, however, the tone of her voice is very robotic, unpleasant and distracting. Don't buy this Audible. Just buy the book and read it yourself.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Nao
  • 2018-02-14

Life Changer

I am new to this world of spirituality, having been raised Christian but finding no meaningful connection in that religion at all. I am open minded and also a Psychology major which helped in my ability to follow some concepts. I found myself assessing and being able to identify patterns in my life. It is a book for healing where patience is required. I will listen to and read the physical book over and over in the future to grasp its concepts with more depth. Powerful book indeed!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful