In addition to the seven major chakras there are several important chakras located off the physical body which are important for your spiritual well-being.
The easiest way to find these off-body chakras is to dowse for them with a helper, assuming your helper is well-grounded and familiar with dowsing for chakras, but if you are on your own you can intuit their position and place appropriate crystals whilst lying down.
Please ensure that you have been working with and balancing the seven main chakras before you attempt to work with the higher energy points above and behind the head. If you don't it will feel like you are requiring a tractor to perform at the level of a ferrari- not comfortable! Working with the Earth Star below the feet is a good place to start and will help keep your energies safe.
The Earth Star
This is the grounding point we use when we earth our energies and is found below our feet. It is our connection to Mother Earth and helps keep us firmly ‘planted’ into physicality, which is where we are meant to be in our physical incarnation. Being properly grounded through the Earth Star helps to keep our subtle bodies anchored and aligned correctly. Use grounding stones such as hematite, black tourmaline or smoky quartz- if you are sitting or standing you can place the stones on the floor between your feet, if lying you'll find the point between and below the feet.
The Causal Chakra
This chakra located behind the upper part of the skull. Activating this chakra allows our minds to receive divine inspiration. Kyanite is especially helpful here. You can tuck a stone behind your head when lying down or a helper can hold a stone a little off the back of the head at the point if sitting or standing.
The Causal can keep us calm and present whatever the turbulence and ‘noise’ of everyday life going on around us. This chakra is maintained in a receptive state through techniques that bring peace of mind & mental stillness, such as meditation. Use the causal as a focus to achieve a sense of serenity.
The Soul Star
This is found just above the head. It is the bridge between impersonal essence and personal reality. The soul star works like a transducer to moderate the very high vibrational energy and information beamed down from the spiritual planes through the Stellar Gateway, to a level we can assimilate in our physical existence. Selenite is usually the best stone to use at this point. You may also visualise a golden white ball of energy floating above the crown chakra which will help to clear any negative clouding of the Soul Star. Black tourmaline placed at the Earth Star will protect you if you are cleansing away unpleasant energies from this area.
Activation of the Soul Star allows us to understand the interconnectedness of all things and can give us feelings of unconditional love and compassion, for the dark as well as the light, the good and the bad.
‘Space cadet’ types who prefer to float out into the realms of light & resist grounding their spirituality down into the physical are escaping through the Soul Star. This is not helpful to that person’s development as we are meant to be down here experiencing the duality of the Earth Plane. It is important to activate the Earth Star before the Soul Star otherwise you'll be spacey and ungrounded. Being well grounded also helps you to integrate this high energy.
The Stellar Gateway
The Stellar gateway is found above the Soul Star. Once activated it is our direct line to the Divine Source. The connection needs to work both ways, as a spiritual exchange between you and the Divine. It gives access to infinite energy. The best way to attain the open state of the Stellar Gateway is through daily meditative practice as this enables a detachment of the heart and mind from the personal. Using this chakra allows access to Divine wisdom and compassion. Selenite is helpful for clearing the Stellar Gateway.
Katrina Raphaell has been instrumental in bringing this information to our awareness. You can read her explanation of these points and of specific healing stones in her book 'The Crystalline Transmission'.