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Kundalini

The Evolutionary Energy in Man
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By (author)
Contributor Sequence Number: 
2
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Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Shambhala
 | 
February, 1997
ISBN:
9781570622809
Quantity: 
1
$25.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

This is a now-classic first-person account of spiritual awakening. Kundalini is a spiritual force said to be asleep in every human being, coiled like a snake at the base of the spine. Once awakened, often through meditation and yoga practices, it rises up the spine and finds expression in the form of spiritual knowledge, mystical vision, psychic powers, and ultimately, enlightenment.

Gopi Krishna (1903-1984) was an ordinary Indian householder who, at the age of 34, after years of unsupervised meditation, suddenly experienced the awakening of kundalini during his morning practice. The story of this transformative experience, and the author’s struggle to find balance amid a variety of powerful physiological and psychic side effects, forms the core of the narrative. His detailed descriptions of his dramatic inner experiences and symptoms such as mood swings, eating disorders, and agonizing sensations of heat—and of how, with the help of his wife, he finally stabilized at a higher level of consciousness—make this a uniquely valuable account of spiritual awakening.

The commentary by James Hillman, the noted archetypal psychologist, will be of particular interest to students of Jungian psychology.

 

Publisher’s Description: 

Coiled like a snake at the base of the spine, kundalini is the spiritual force that lies dormant in every human being. Once awakened, often through meditation and yoga practices, it rises up the spine and finds expression in the form of spiritual knowledge, mystical vision, psychic powers, and ultimately, enlightenment.

This is the classic first-person account of Gopi Krishna, an ordinary Indian householder who, at the age of thirty-four, after years of unsupervised meditation, suddenly experienced the awakening of kundalini during his morning practice. The story of this transformative experience, and the author's struggle to find balance amid a variety of powerful physiological and psychic side effects, forms the core of the book. His detailed descriptions of his dramatic inner experiences and symptoms such as mood swings, eating disorders, and agonizing sensations of heatand of how, with the help of his wife, he finally stabilized at a higher level of consciousnessmake this one of the most valuable classics of spiritual awakening available.

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