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Chakra Rating System
Movies are rated 1-5 for each Chakra, for a total score range of 7-35. The scores correspond roughly to the familiar A-F grading system, with a "3" score being similar to receiving a "C". Please keep in mind that the Chakra Rating system used herein relates to rating movies, not as a definition for Chakras per se .and is just for fun!
1st Chakra - Tangible, Life-Affirming-Down to earth, consistent with nature or our subjective experience; does the story hang together and make sense?; basic life connection.
2nd Chakra - Relationship and interconnectedness. Could be relationship to oneself, a romantic relationship, family relatedness, community or spiritual connection. Is the sex real, is it loving, or is it merely exploitative?
3rd Chakra - Character strength-Identity, Power dynamics, Complexity of Character; character believability.
4th Chakra - Heart and honoring-does watching the movie elicit love and expansiveness or contraction?; does the film honor diversity and human dignity, including its depiction of violence, if any, and its humor?
5th Chakra - Character development-clarity, consistency, change, and evolution; how do the characters express themselves, self-reflect, and evolve?; expansion of 3d Chakra.
6th Chakra -Imagination, visionary component, thought-provoking. Going beyond status-quo-is there an implicit message, is there an intent to contribute?
7th Chakra - Uplifting, inspiring, soul-evoking, spiritually empowering.
This system is a work in progress and was specially designed for TheMovieMystic by Dr. Gayatri Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org). We encourage you to play with the system and do your own ratings. Your comments and suggestions are welcome.
© Stephen Simon, 2004