How I wish we were all sitting around a table and talking about this! I wish I could bring you all to my local coffee shop for a long conversation about the chakras.
Rad, thank you so much for this clarification:
any given soul type does and will experience all the other chakras along its progressive evolutionary journey. ...the Daemon Soul, or any other Soul Type, necessarily will experience all the other chakras: it's the orientation defined by the Soul's inherent typing that defines the orientation to those other chakras.
I think I'm finally starting to wrap my busy head around this now.
Lucius, please don't regret starting this thread!
When they take on a life of their own, like this one seems to have done, I think it's always for the better. I hope you continue to post about the chakras -- I love reading your thoughts and words too (each chakra indeed reflects its own "lovely crap," as you so succinctly put it!
), and we definitely have the same view of the Daemon Soul as created by God'dess.
With regard to what I wrote about my belief that the Daemon archetype 'precedes' any chakra overlay, happily Rad came along and used better words to explain what I was trying to say. I've known a Daemon Soul to reflect the Heart chakra archetype -- a very loving, yin-oriented (not to use another label, but just for the sake of description) Soul devoted to nurturing and sustaining balance on and within the Earth...and I've known a Daemon Soul to reflect the solar plexus chakra -- a yang-oriented consciousness focused on actively defending Nature and Earth from ongoing distortion and destruction. Each individual Daemon Soul approached life and responded to personal experiences in these different ways, though beneath those different approaches and responses to life, both were clearly reflecting the Daemon archetype itself: a true identity rooted in Nature Itself.
My own musings on this subject are clearly a work in progress!...by this point I have come to understand this phenomenon in the following way. (Rad, please feel free to correct any of this if you see fit...I am deeply grateful for any guidance.)
First, the Soul identity as created by God (such as Daemon). Thus the basic identity or first cause, in this example, is the Daemon archetype/identity. On top of that Soul identity, comes a chakra 'overlay' -- natural proclivities of the Soul that can be correlated with one of the 7 chakras. (As noted in my example/contrast above.)
On top of THAT, but also rooted within and based upon the natural proclivities of the Soul, is a chosen or appropriate path the Soul can take to know God: bhakti yoga, karma yoga, jnana yoga, et al. I think any Soul can utilize any of the many yogic paths to God, but one path will probably be easier for any Soul depending upon natural characteristics placed within that Soul by God'dess at the moment of Creation.
I want to thank everyone for letting me think out loud throughout this thread, and for helping me to better understand this phenomenon. If you're ever all in northern California at the same time, coffee is on me!
Love and blessings to everyone,