NEW YEAR’S 1976 I was staying at a friend’s house in Laguna Beach, a charming cottage overlooking the sea, just before New Year’s 1976. She was away on vacation, and I was alone in the nouse. I was standing in the living room. There was a sensation of heat and pressure in the center of my head which grew more and more intense until it was almost unbearable. The front door was open and I thought I would go out and sit on the porch to cool off. I made it to the door, and grasped the doorframe, unable to go any farther, feeling like I might fall over, the heat and pressure had become so intense. I remember inspecting minutely the little chips and dents on the doorframe. Then, several inches over my head, there was a wheel, and like an iris, it dilated, it opened, amidst a showering of colors, like flowers being strewn outward, and there was a singing sensation, like a lot of little female voices singing. Then there was a pressure at the crown of my head, and a wheel there flew open. And at the center of my head, where the most intense heat had been, there was a sudden release, a wheeling, more flowers and such, with a sensation of heat rushing out. The room seemed oddly grey and light, like a room in nowhere. Then the room was suddenly gone, and I was hovering in the darkness of outer space, and below me there was a shining planet floating in darkness …. Then as other chackras opened there were visions day and night for several weeks, followed by nine months of almost constant visions. I was aware at the time of this event that this experience is referred to as the opening of the Chakras. Since that time I have heard references to the chakra over the head.