The Antahkarana is an ancient healing and meditation symbol, said to have been used in Tibet and China for thousands of years. It has been described as being part of our spiritual anatomy, a connection between the physical brain and the Higher Self. This connection activates whenever one is in the presence of an Antahkarana symbol. When actively used in healing, it focuses the energy used and produces a continuous flow through the main centres of energy in the body. This continuous energy flow grounds and cleanses the body whilst activating the energy centres.
There are four variations of the Antahkarana: male, female, cross and square. These symbols are not in any way related to traditional Usui Reiki, though they have been found to combine very powerfully with Reiki. Although the Antahkarana symbols cannot harm, one should not employ any healing method unless proper instruction has been given, along with supervised practise. During ART and Reiki Mastership courses, Chantal provides thorough instruction as to how and when to use the different symbols, powerful combinations of symbols, as well as how to use the symbol for meditation, in order to reach profound states of inner clarity.