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The Wawel Chakra (Polish: czakram wawelski) - a place on Wawel hill in Kraków in Poland which is believed to emanate powerful spiritual energy. Adherents believe it to be one of the world's main centers of spiritual energy. The Wawel Chakra is said to be one of a few select places of immense power on Earth, which, like a chakra point in the human body, allegedly functions as part of an (esoteric) energetic system within Earth.
Wawel is a fortified architectural complex erected over many centuries atop a limestone outcrop on the left bank of the Vistula river in Kraków, Poland, at an altitude of 228 metres above sea level.
Kraków, also spelled Cracow or Krakow, is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków was the official capital of Poland until 1596 and has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, economic, cultural and artistic life. Cited as one of Europe's most beautiful cities, its Old Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country located in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 administrative subdivisions, covering an area of 312,696 square kilometres (120,733 sq mi), and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With a population of approximately 38.5 million people, Poland is the sixth most populous member state of the European Union. Poland's capital and largest metropolis is Warsaw. Other major cities include Kraków, Łódź, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk, and Szczecin.
According to believers, the center of the Wawel Chakra is situated under St. Gereon's chapel, which was built in the 11th century and is located between the Royal Castle and the Wawel Cathedral - in the north-west corner of Wawel's courtyard.
The Wawel Chakra, or Wawel Stone, or Wawel Lotus or Wawel Power Place is treated as:
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One of Wawel’s most well-known, but officially unendorsed legends is that of the fabled chakra stone.The chakra stone is believed to be a holy stone, protecting the hill upon which Wawel was built, and thus protecting the whole city of Kraków as well. It is one of seven mysterious energy sources located in different places around the world - these sources are also regarded as the seven main energy centres of Earth.
There is an assumption that the Earth has seven special places quite like ‘force centers’ of the human body called chakras in the tantric and yogic teachings of Hinduism. Kraków, and specifically the Wawel hill, is supposed to be one of those force centers or 'holy areas'. Additionally, Rome, Jerusalem, and Delhi are usually awarded the same status, however, there has been no consensus giving them official status.An internet search yields about 40 locations claiming to be one of the seven chakras of Earth.
Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy. Rome also serves as the capital of the Lazio region. With 2,872,800 residents in 1,285 km2 (496.1 sq mi), it is also the country's most populated comune. It is the fourth most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. It is the centre of the Metropolitan City of Rome, which has a population of 4,355,725 residents, thus making it the most populous metropolitan city in Italy. Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of the Tiber. The Vatican City is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason Rome has been often defined as capital of two states.
Jerusalem is a city in the Middle East, located on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. It is one of the oldest cities in the world, and is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Both Israel and the Palestinian Authority claim Jerusalem as their capital, as Israel maintains its primary governmental institutions there and the State of Palestine ultimately foresees it as its seat of power; however, neither claim is widely recognized internationally.
Delhi, officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is a city and a union territory of India containing New Delhi, the capital of India. It is bordered by Haryana on three sides and by Uttar Pradesh to the east. The NCT covers an area of 1,484 square kilometres (573 sq mi). According to the 2011 census, Delhi's city proper population was over 11 million, the second-highest in India after Mumbai, while the whole NCT's population was about 16.8 million. Delhi's urban area is now considered to extend beyond the NCT boundaries and include the neighboring satellite cities of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Sonipat, Ghaziabad and Noida in an area now called Central National Capital Region (CNCR) and had an estimated 2016 population of over 26 million people, making it the world's second-largest urban area according to United Nations. As of 2016, recent estimates of the metro economy of its urban area have ranked Delhi either the most or second-most productive metro area of India. Delhi is the second-wealthiest city in India after Mumbai, with a nominal economy of $110 billion for the entire Union Territory, and is home to 18 billionaires and 23,000 millionaires.
The origins of the tale have been traced to a newspaper story published in the mid-1930s. It reported that two mysterious gentlemen from India visited the Wawel Castle and were overly interested in an empty corner of the courtyard, which prompted guesswork. The story resurfaced in the 1980s.Soon, the Wawel Chakra would become famous in Kraków and in Poland as a whole, its legend fanned by New Age enthusiasts. In the 21st century, it began to wane. Recently, authorities such as the Wawel museum management as well as Catholic Church have engaged in battling the chakram fallacy which may breathe new life into it.
India, also known as the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh largest country by area and with more than 1.3 billion people, it is the second most populous country as well as the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives, while its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.
According to European theosophical tradition, there are seven chakras of Earth, the other six being located in New Dehli, Mekka, Delphi, Rome, Velehrad.In Hindu tradition, there are also chakras in Benares, Hardwar, Rishikesh, Allahabad.
According to a legend, Greek philosopher, mystic, and explorer, Apollonius of Tyana, discovered a hill during one of his long-term voyages, now called Wawel, which emitted great, positive radiation. He left there one of his talismans to reveal the full potential of chakra radiation.
However, it probably was Wanda Dynowska, a Polish theosophist and translator, who bonded Wawel with an old Hindu legend. The legend tells that God Shiva threw seven stones in seven directions towards Earth, as a gift to the people, spawning seven places that emit the god's powerful energy.
Annie Besant and Charles Leadbeater visited Wawel, stating that they felt a powerful spiritual energy. George Arundale wrote in 1932 about the powerful magnetic aura of Wawel.
Polish theosophist, Kazimierz Chodkiewiczwrote a book The Cracow Occult Centre.
Although St. Gereon’s chapel is not open to the public, single people engrossed in meditation can still be found - all year around, standing or sitting near the north-west corner of Wawel's courtyard. Believers may also touch a chapel wall with their heads, backs, hands or heels – this is the wall which screens St. Gereon’s chapel from the eyes of the public.
It became customary for people who believe in the power of the chakra to come here and lean against the wall for a few minutes in order to recharge their spiritual batteries.
According to geomants, dowsers and psychics, there is no doubt about the powerful, positive energy radiating out of the place called Czakram Wawelski.
There is no consensus on the existence of the stone, however. The stone may be a:
According to Polish geomant and dowser Leszek Matela,there is unusual radiation there, both cosmic and terrestrial, emanated by subterrainian water veins ascending towards the chapel. The water veins flow deeply underground in the bedrock, lifting up beneath the chapel. Consequently, the annular radiation occurs. The radiation is beneficial to human beings, unlike the radiation of usual water veins.
Additionally, this powerful radiation is intensified by the global Hartmann Grid and the diagonal Curry Grid. These two cosmic radiation networks distribute and intensify both earth and cosmic radiation, either negative (of water veins etc.) or positive of places of power.
As many as seven ley lines cross at Wawel. They link Wawel to many other places of power, including Stonehenge, Jerusalem, Stara Zagora, Istanbul, Arkona, Rome, Vilnius.
There is no simple analogy between human chakras and the chakras of the earth. There are more than seven Earth chakras, and they are nodes of Earth's subtle radiation network and subtle energy transformers.Perhaps – if the hypothesis of Goncharov, Makarov and Morozov is true - Earth chakras are active nodes of Earth global crystal-like structure
The Wawel Chakra is a left-handed one, which means that its main purpose is to absorb negative energy and cleanse energy aura this part of Earth.
The power of Cracow Chakra's stone geomantic energy has been estimated by Polish geomant Leszek Matela and is 120.000 points on BSM scale (Bovis-Simenoton-Matela) – for comparison, radiation of healthy human body is ‘just’ 6500 points.
The Cracow chakra reached its full power in 1935, on the day of the funeral of Marshall Jozef Pilsudski (known as man who led Poland to its independence in 1918). According to reports from the event, extraordinary things happened then – suddenly air temperature dropped by 7 Celsius degrees and about 14 o'clock adarkness overcame the area.
The oldest legends tell about the dragon of Wawel Hill, which lived in a cave under Wawel on the bank of the Vistula river. In eastern traditions, dragons were great guards of power places, especially those connected to the energy of Earth. So perhaps the legend about the dragon refers also to Wawel Chakra.
The specific location of the positive energy is not open to the public in spite of the archeological excavation there having been completed.
When the chakra area was roped off in 2001, the conservationists' desire to protect the wall from the public was explained as the main reason for this, although there is no doubt that the cathedral hierarchy's distaste for New Age tourism also played a part.
Władysław I the Elbow-high or the Short was the King of Poland from 1320 to 1333, and duke of several of the provinces and principalities in the preceding years. He was a member of the Piast family of rulers, son of Duke Casimir I of Kujawy, and great-grandson of King Casimir II the Just. He inherited a small portion of his father’s lands, but his dominion grew as some of his brothers died young. He tried for rule of the Duchy of Krakow in 1289, after the death of his half brother Leszek II the Black and the withdrawal from contention of his ally Bolesław II of Masovia, but was unsuccessful. After a period in exile during the rule of Wenceslas II, Władysław rebounded to re-assume some duchies after Wenceslas’ death, and then gained Krakow in 1306 after the murder of Wenceslas III. He temporarily took control of part of Greater Poland after the death of his ally Przemysł II, lost it, and then regained it later on. He conquered Gdansk Pomerania, and left it to familial governors. For defense of this territory he turned to the Teutonic Knights, who then demanded an exorbitant sum or the land itself as an alternative. This led to an extended battle with the Knights, which was not resolved after either a papal trial or Władysław’s own death. Perhaps his greatest achievement was gaining papal permission to be crowned King of Poland in 1320, which occurred for the first time at Wawel Cathedral in Krakow. Władysław died in 1333, and his reign was followed by the rule of his more renowned son, Casimir III the Great.
The Wawel Dragon, also known as the Dragon of Wawel Hill, is a famous dragon in Polish folklore. His lair was in a cave at the foot of Wawel Hill on the bank of the Vistula River. Wawel Hill is in Kraków, which was then the capital of Poland. It was defeated during the rule of Krakus, by his sons according to the earliest account; in a later work, the dragon-slaying is credited to a cobbler named Skuba.
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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Kraków, Poland.