"Our seven Chakras are all situated in the head, and it is these
Master Chakras which govern and rule the seven (for there are seven) principal plexuses in the body, besides the forty-two minor ones to which Physiology refuses that name."
The fuller passage is
"Our seven Chakras are all situated in the head, and it is these Master Chakras which govern and rule the seven (for there are seven) principal plexuses in the body, besides the forty-two minor ones to which Physiology refuses that name. The fact that no microscope can detect such centres on the objective plane goes for nothing ; no microscope has ever yet detected, nor ever will, the difference between the motor and sensory nerve-tubes, the conductors of all our bodily and psychic sensations ; and yet logic alone would show that such difference exists. And if the term plexus, in this application, does not represent to the Western mind the idea conveyed by the term of the Anatomist, then call them Chakras or Padmas, or the Wheels, the Lotus Heart and Petals. Remember that Physiology imperfect as it is, shows septenary groups all over the exterior and interior of the body ; the seven head orifices, the seven " organs " at the base of the brain, the seven plexuses, the pharyngeal, laryngeal, cavernous, cardiac, epigastric, prostatic, and sacral, etc."
It is found in the subsection titled THE TATTVIC CORRELATIONS AND MEANING which is within the chapter PAPER III: A WORD CONCERNING THE EARLIER PAPERS.
My copy might be different than yours. My Volume III, page 507 is the bibliography; Volume III is the General Index and Bibliography. Can you help me find the text you are referring to?
Thank you : )
The quote is taken from The Secret Doctrine, vol. III, page 507.
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