Wawel Chakra

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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 [1] [2] . [3] 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. [2]

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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.

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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. [4]

The Wawel Chakra, or Wawel Stone, or Wawel Lotus or Wawel Power Place is treated as:

Theosophy (Blavatskian) religion

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An urban legend, urban myth, urban tale, or contemporary legend is a modern genre of folklore. It usually consists of fictional stories, often presented as true, with macabre or humorous elements, rooted in local popular culture. These legends can be used for entertainment purposes, as well as semi-serious explanations for random events such as disappearances and strange objects.

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The Wawel Chakra as an urban legend

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One of Wawel’s most well-known, but officially unendorsed legends is that of the fabled chakra stone. [5] 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. [4] 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. [4]

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. [6] An internet search yields about 40 locations claiming to be one of the seven chakras of Earth. [7]

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Jerusalem City in the Middle East

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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. [6] 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. [6] 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. [6]

India Country in South Asia

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The Wawel Chakra as Theosophical occult center

According to European theosophical tradition, there are seven chakras of Earth, the other six being located in New Dehli, Mekka, Delphi, Rome, Velehrad. [2] In Hindu tradition, there are also chakras in Benares, Hardwar, Rishikesh, Allahabad. [2]

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. [2] [4]

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. [2] [4]

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. [2]

Polish theosophist, Kazimierz Chodkiewicz [8] wrote a book The Cracow Occult Centre. [9]

New Agers and the Wawel Chakra

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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. [4]

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. [1]

Researches and speculations of geomants and dowsers

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, [11] there is unusual radiation there, both cosmic and terrestrial, emanated by subterrainian water veins ascending towards the chapel. [12] 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. [13]

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. [14]

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. [15]

More research, statements, and speculations

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. [16] Perhaps – if the hypothesis of Goncharov, Makarov and Morozov [17] is true - Earth chakras are active nodes of Earth global crystal-like structure [18]

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. [4]

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. [2] [4]

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. [4]

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. [4]

The Wawel Chakra as an unwanted tourist attraction

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The specific location of the positive energy is not open to the public in spite of the archeological excavation there having been completed. [2]

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. [1]

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