"It is very important that we come to a clear understanding of what kundalini is and what it is not. This becomes especially important in the light of the greatly increased interest in the West in the practice of various kinds of yogas. Much harm can come in the attempts to 'arouse kundalini' if there is not the corresponding practice of progressive freedom from egocentrism. Mary Scott has done an admirable job in clarifying the subject by delving into the context in which the notions of kundalini and chakras were developed. In addition to the sympathetic reading of Aurobindo and Woodroffe, who seems to have been one of the few Westerners who tried to understand the Tantras in their Indian expositions as expounded by the Tantrik masters themselves rather than impose extraneous theories of one's own, the author brings a great deal of common sense and her own personal experience of being a searcher as well as a psychotherapist. If taken seriously, this book should provide a great challenge to the general methodology of contemporary sciences. Highly recommended for scholars and lay persons alike." --Prof. Ravi Ravindra
You have within you a latent energy waiting to transform your life. Known as kundalini, this legendary power is believed to catalyze spiritual evolution. But is kundalini real? And if so, how can we engage this energy to awaken our consciousness? For centuries, the secrets of kundalini have been guarded by masters and buried in esoteric texts around the globe. Kundalini Rising brings together 24 illuminating essays by some of today's most prominent voices to demystify this mysterious phenomenon. From personal accounts and yogic practices, to brain research and historical perspectives, this compelling anthology weaves together both the mystical and practical perspectives on the rise of kundalini energy to help support your own spiritual discovery. Contributors include: Lawrence Edwards, PhD; Bonnie Greenwell, PhD; Bruce Greyson, MD; Gene Keiffer; Penny Kelly; Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa; Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD; Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD; Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, PhD; Gopi Krishna; Olga Louchakova; David Lukoff, PhD; Andrew B. Newberg, PhD; Stuart Perrin; John Selby; Stuart Sovatsky, PhD; Swami Sivananda Radha; Dorothy Walters, PhD; John White; Whitehawk; Barbara Harris Whitfield; Charles L. Whitfield, MD; and Ken Wilber.
Written by a practicing cardiologist and longtime researcher in the subject of sudden death, this book explores the deceptive theology of the near-death experience from a Christian medical perspective. Instead of offering a glimpse of heaven or hell, as described in the popular press, Dr. Greene refutes these experiences and challenges the validity of near-death experiences as a vehicle for spiritual revelation.
Are you looking for a specific Guide on Kundalini and how to awake it? then keep reading... The word Kundalini translates from Sanskrit as "coiled up." This word describes the concept that energy is coiled up at the base of the spine of every person living on earth. It is often depicted as a snake or serpent who lies within the pelvic bowl. As this energy is awakened, the serpent power rises up through the body and all the chakras until it reaches the crown of the head. This coil of energy or snake is the Life-Force, the prana, the divine power that when awakened will lead to an unraveling process, allowing consciousness to shift and become elevated into pure, divine, creation-energy consciousness. This book covers Understanding the Kundalini What is Kundalini? One Breath at a Time Science of the Third Eye How to Awaken a Dormant Kundalini Seven Main Chakras How to Meditate Effectively Kundalini Awakening The Poses Chakra Healing Reaching the Higher Self Concentration and Breath for Chakra Healing Kundalini Exercises 5-Minute Meditation Sessions ...and much more Kundalini Yoga is the body practice associated with this energy. The practice of which, along with other meditations, energy, work, and lifestyle choices help the practitioner come into alignment with this divine energy. There are several different yoga practices, each with its own philosophy, mantra and spiritual expression, or goal. Many people work with Kundalini Yogis or Gurus to experience a safe, healing experience, but it can also occur without the presence of such a teacher. This chapter will explore more deeply all of these topics. Exact origins of kundalini and the yoga practice created to inspire awakening are unknown. Ancient texts called Vedas, which the philosophies of Kundalini are derived from, are as old as 1000 BCE, and possibly early. Within the schools of Hinduism, the Vedic, Tantric, and Shakti philosophies, as well as Pranayama are linked to the concept of Kundalini. The Upanishads, part of the Vedic texts, detail the idea and concept of Kundalini. The concept of Kundalini-yoga, however, was not identified in these texts until later, sometime in the 16th century. There are multiple Indic and Hindu religious contexts that blend together to bring about the practice of Kundalini awakening. Shaktism is the concept of divine, goddess energy, while Tantra literally means "loom, weave, system." Pranayama translated as "extension of the Life-force". All of these schools of thought, collaborating together, in addition to other ancient philosophies and texts, compile to create Kundalini and the theory of awakening this divine consciousness. This sophisticated, energy system also known as chakras, is the subtle energy that becomes balanced, opened and "lit up," so to speak, as the Kundalini energy rises. Like blood diamonds, crystals have their casualties. Don't let people or our mother be that casualty. Place these crystals directly on the chakra points when conducting a healing session on yourself or others. Kundalini yoga, which works not only to awaken the dormant serpent energy but also to retain the balance of these energy systems, is a synthesis of several yoga practices and focus on breath, postures, and meditations to engage the primal life-force within. Do you really want to find out more? Then Scroll Up and Click the Buy Now Button!
In Hindu tradition, the concept of kundalini refers to a form of primal energy located at the base of the spine. Through traditional Eastern methods, efforts were made to ‘awaken’ the kundalini in order to achieve transformed consciousness. Rudolf Steiner offers an entirely new perspective, integrating the kundalini idea into his spiritual philosophy. This anthology contains all relevant comments and notes by Steiner on the theme, highlighting how his thinking evolved. At the same time, it accentuates the differences – and similarities – between Western and Eastern spiritual paths, and in the process reveals what is new and original about Steiner’s esoteric teachings. In contrast to most yoga traditions – which cultivate the energy rising from the lower life centre – the Western path of esoteric schooling starts in our upper centre of consciousness, in thinking and the ‘I’. From there, the centre of experience is shifted downward, from the head to the heart. After development of the ‘new heart centre’, as Rudolf Steiner describes it, forces can be guided consciously and, through specific exercises, the ‘kundalini snake’ can be fully awoken. In his detailed introduction, editor Andreas Meyer distils the perspectives and instructions from Steiner’s complete works, presenting a valuable synopsis for our understanding and practice of meditation today. Chapters include: ‘The Meaning of Meditation, and the Six Exercises’; ‘Developing and Cleansing the Lotus Flowers’; ‘The Snake Symbol’; ‘The Kundalini Fire’; ‘The Kundalini Light’; ‘Developing the New Heart Organ’; ‘The Reversal in Thinking and Will’; ‘Specific Aspects of Kundalini Schooling’; ‘Transforming Physical Love and the Division of the Sexes’; ‘Breathing, the Light-Soul Process, and the New Yoga Will’; ‘The Polarity of Light and Love’ and ‘Transforming the Kundalini Fire into Fraternity’.
A wide-ranging anthology of the most insightful writings on harnessing the vital life force present in all human beings. With an emphasis on theory and personal practice, this book will appeal to a wide range of people interested in Kundalini concepts.
Many people have heard of the extraordinary phenomenon of kundalini awakening, and a growing number have had firsthand experience -- in some cases, involving disturbing physical and psychological effects. This classic work documents numerous case studies to demystify the process and reassure "victims, " who sometimes fear for their own sanity.
Many people have heard of the extraordinary phenomenon of kundalini awakening, and over the years, a growing number of men and women have had firsthand encounters. In some cases, the experience involves very disturbing physical and psychological effects. This volume, which has sold 50,000 copies, documents numerous case studies to demystify the process & reassure those who sometimes fear for their own sanity.