“Chakra” is a sanskrit word, which translates from Hindi to “wheel of spinning energy”. It is believed that there are seven energy centers within our body, and each center corresponds to a space where life-force flows. When a chakra is out of balance, we may feel off-balanced in our day to day life, but in learning how to cleanse, and activate our life force centers, we learn to become a force of nature within our reality.
While the connection to the chakra system may be tied to Hindu spiritual belief systems, one may also be surprised to find that even the ancient Egyptians believed in the concept of the seven energy centers. The Egyptians tied the energy centers to the endocrine system, and seven specific glands within the body, which include the pineal gland, pituitary gland, thyroid, thymus, adrenal glands, spleen, and testes/ovaries.
In fact, The Pyramid Texts of Saqqara, believed to be the oldest religious writings in the world, detail Seven Sacred Oils, which were used in daily temple ritual, funerary rites, cosmetics and medicines. According to Alkemi.co, “The deities (gods and goddesses) were said to be the most fragrant beings imaginable, and the temple statues were anointed daily with perfume. It is said that during his reign, Ramses III offered more than 16,000 jars of perfume to the gods.”
Below, we’ve detailed these Seven Sacred Oils, and the gods/goddess (aka: Neters, “forces of nature”) they correspond with.
Seven Sacred Oils For Chakra Healing
Crown of Osiris: Lotus Flower
In the modern mythology of the story of Osiris, it is believed that the reason he is portrayed as green is because he was slain, and resurrected back to life.
“From Geb, the sky god, and Nut, the earth goddess came four children: Osiris, Isis, Set and Nepthys. Osiris was the oldest and so became king of Egypt, and he married his sister Isis. Osiris was a good king and commanded the respect of all who lived on the earth and the gods who dwelled in the netherworld. However, Set was always jealous of Osiris, because he did not command the respect of those on earth or those in the netherworld. One day, Set transformed himself into a vicious monster and attacked Osiris, killing him. Set then cut Osiris into pieces and distributed them throughout the length and breadth of Egypt. With Osiris dead, Set became king of Egypt, with his sister Nepthys as his wife. Nepthys, however, felt sorry for her sister Isis, who wept endlessly over her lost husband. Isis, who had great magical powers, decided to find her husband and bring him back to life long enough so that they could have a child. Together with Nepthys, Isis roamed the country, collecting the pieces of her husband’s body and reassembling them. Once she completed this task, she breathed the breath of life into his body and resurrected him. They were together again, and Isis became pregnant soon after. Osiris was able to descend into the underworld, where he became the lord of that domain.”
However, the story runs deeper than the myth, and the Egyptian mystery schools believe that the reason Osiris was portrayed as green, was because not because he died and came back to life, but because he was closest to nature. The very word for Egyptian god/goddess, “Neter”, actually translates as “force of nature”, and the gods/goddesses were not God, but forces of “God”, which is not a being, but is nature as a whole.
Patricia Awyan of Khemitlogy elucidates:
“Osiris embodies the tree, rooted in the earth and reaching for the heavens. This is the path of the kundalini moving through our glandular ChakRAs , from the root to the crown . We choose how we want to interact with this reality by where we place our focus. We vibrate at higher levels when we raise our levels of consciousness and transmute our polarities within.”
In looking at Osiris as a “force of nature” (a being in connection with the powers of creation), in relation to the crown chakra, which unleashes our ability for astral communication, and connection with the energy of the all, lotus flower is the fragrant vehicle, which unlocks our senses, and cleanses any static from this energy system, so we can connect to the divine, observe the powers Osiris embodied, and open to receive all of sources of infinite wisdom, and mystery.
Eye of Horus: Sandalwood
Horus, energetically speaking, aligns with the powers of the Sun, and symbolizes power, wisdom and the all seeing eye (Third Eye Chakra). By working with Sandalwood and this energy sphere/Neter, we tap into the powers of the Sun, which allows “in-sight” and lights up our inner vision. This vision of the all provides the opportunity to transcend time and space, by exploring the various visionary realms, and spiritual planes of the worlds within our world.
Throat of Thoth: Ambar Kashmir
“Man is in process of changing to forms that are not of this world. Grows he is time to the formless, a plane on the cycle above.” – The Emerald Tablets of Thoth
Thoth was a powerful Neter, and both the Egyptians and Greeks credit him as the inventor of astrology, astronomy, science, mathematics, geometry, medicine, reading, writing, and so much more. Furthermore, they believed Thoth was the true author of every branch of knowledge, both human and divine, and a master of the material and spiritual realms.
A scribe of wisdom and wonder, a seer, a sage, a mystic and a magician, Thoth was a clear channel, and a conduit for articulating the power of infinity. He aligns with the throat chakra, and ambar kashmir is thought to unlock the powers his energy holds. Working with the throat chakra, and ambar kashmir allows the opportunity to speak with clarity, to articulate with ease, and to let wisdom flow through your words, writing and creativity.
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Heart of Isis: Attar of Roses
Isis, whose name literally translates to “the throne”, was worshipped as the goddess that was the living embodiment of The Divine Feminine. She was perceived to be the connection between nature and magic, and an ideal representation of majestic, maternal, loving, energy. She was a friend to all walks of life, both the oppressed and the opulent, and her heart was open to give, receive, live, and embody love.
The heart chakra relates to Isis as a Neter, and Attar of Roses is the oil, which connects us to her power and grace. When working with this chakra, and this oil – we open our hearts to give love, to live love, to receive love, and also embody the magical healing that loving warmth imbues into all aspects of our actions and experiences. Connecting to the heart chakra also helps us connect to the ideals of The Divine Feminine in mind as well, which is the living consciousness of non-linear (cyclical) time, eternity, ritual, magic/intuition, altered states, and art.
Solar Plexus of Ra: Jasmine
Ra is another incarnation of Horus, believed to be the “Horus of the Two Horizons”. Like Horus, Ra also corresponds to the Sun, and was seen as a creator god that embodied the energies of light, warmth and growth. With Ra relating to the Solar Plexus, his nature in relationship to the nature of this energy center is a reminder of our “I Am Presence”, and our connection to confidence, security, and systems of belief. Systems of belief in the sense of our ability to believe in our own power, and our potential to create.
Jasmine reminds us of our inner creator, and helps dissolve insecurity, doubt, and anything that dims your spiritual sunshine from shining at its lightest, brightest, and very best.
Spleen of Hathor: Musk
The Egyptians believed that the health of the glands was essential to the health of the whole, the hormones each secreted helped with living as a fully activated human. Fertility and reproduction which were held in high esteem, and when all major glands were in healthy communication, higher levels of consciousness and creativity were easily accessed.
Hathor, was revered as a Neter, and personified the principles of joy, feminine love, and fertility, while also balancing the ability to be a wife, mother and lover. She relates to the spleen (sacral/navel) chakra, which is closely associated to the realm of emotions, sensual, and sexual desire. Musk activates our abilities of clairsentience by opening us up to the energies of “feeling” into the world around us with love, light, sacred sexuality and softness.
Base of Set: Red Ambar
According to Ancient Egypt Online:
Set is a Neter that associated with intensity and frightening events such as eclipses, thunderstorms and earthquakes. He also represented the desert and, by extension, the foreign lands beyond the desert. His glyph appears in the Egyptian words for “turmoil”, “confusion”, “illness”, “storm” and “rage”. He was considered to be very strong but also very dangerous, but he was not always considered to be an “evil” being.
Set was a friend to the deceased, and assisted them to ascending to heaven on his ladder, and he protected the life giving oases of the desert, and was at times a powerful ally to the pharaoh and even the sun god Ra.
In looking to Set in relation to clearing the base chakra, one can be reminded of what can happen when this energy center is off-balance. The root chakra is located at the base of the spine, and relates to grounding, survival instincts, the need for safety, and security.
For a person who has imbalance in the first chakra, it might be hard to feel safe in the world and everything looks like a potential risk. The desire for security dominates and can translate into concerns over the job situation, physical safety, shelter, health. A blocked root chakra may turn into behaviors ruled mainly by fear.
Red Ambar allows us to transmute any negative feelings from an off-balance chakra, transforming darkness to light, aligning us to the Earth, and the calm, trusting vibration of acceptance, ease, and peace.