Rei - We can have a strong experience of chi moving up the spine, particularly in the brain stem, and between the 6th and 7th chakras (the areas of insight, intuition, connection to source). When I'm working with students, I want them to move their energy in that area to access the Records. Afterwards our energy can be used however we want, depending on what we're focusing on - sex, love, creativity, etc - and will move to those chakras. For you, if the energy feels like it's too much after a session, then do the blending exercise for all the chakras that I talked about. If you did nothing, the energy would naturally move at some point. When we have our energy balanced in the first 6 chakras, our energy naturally expresses in the seventh chakra. Feeling the crown chakra is an affect of you directing your energy to connect with the Records and receive information. Also a feeling of being in an expanded energetic body can happen.
Too much energy isn't typically the problem - having conflicts that create energy blocks to accessing or interpreting is usually the problem. There aren't Records that have a higher or lower vibration, but there is information that we like or feel more attuned to, which will make a difference with your energy, just like being around someone you love. Conscious journeying!
Melchoir - Our soul and body are two distinct beings, the first being static and the latter being dynamic. The body is more concerned with our current life and how to survive, while the soul contains memories of all the lives and wants to know the "big picture" and how we play in it.
We're always 'connected' to the information - it's a matter of having the intention and clarity to experience it, like tuning into a tv or radio station. Try creating a visualization that includes sacred symbols to excite your consciousness, and includes visiting a library or temple, and then looking into a void of some kind (i.e. movie screen, deep water, black stone). Then ask questions and allow yourself to experience answers in a multi-sensory form, and even experiencing answers in a holographic form, like stepping into a movie. If it helps, imagine yourself in a round room where the 'movie' gets played 360 degress all around you.
Elucidate - Sounds like an interesting topic to explore. Let me know what you discover!
Here's a little of my understanding. The new testament began as stories written down by a few disciples to help the christians gain courage, then it was changed and propragated by Paul to make Jesus the "one and only son of god", and then changed even more later on to become a marketing tool to gain more converts to the church. Most of the church's holidays were placed near or on the same day as pagan 'holy days' (i.e. Christmas was placed close to Winter Solstice). Most of the new testament is marketing, but you can catch glimpses of real truth in Jesus' words - like the Sermon on the Mount. Some bibles have Jesus' text in gold or red which makes it easy to spot. Mary and Jesus did really exist (just like Buddha and other enlightened masters), and there were female disciples of Mary just like there were male disciples of Jesus. Mary/Jesus real message of stopping our internal struggle and recognizing that "the kingdom of god is within" took a backseat in the church to the "you are a guilty sinner" message. Many people are tired of that now and so they are looking for or embracing a spiritual path that has some feeling of transformation and empowerment.