Experience with Kundalini
Testimonies of the Dangers of Kundalini
This is from a Practitioner of Eastern Philosophy He was Guru Muktananda’s (1908-1982)
This is his own so-called spiritual enlightenment, a path he endorsed to his disciples, apparently discovering it involved the demonic. * Please note the Kundalini is the serpent spirit ( satan)
In Muktananda’s own words
I was assailed by all sorts of perverse and defiling emotions.
My body started to move, and went on like this in a confused sort of way…. After a time, my breathing changed, becoming disturbed.
Sometimes my abdomen would swell with air, after which I would exhale it with great force. Often the breath that I took in would be held inside me.
I became more and more frightened… my mind was sick with fear…
My thoughts became confused, meaningless.
My limbs and body got hotter and hotter. My head felt heavy, and every pore in me began to ache.
When I breathed out, my breath stopped outside.
When I breathed in, it stopped inside.
This was terribly painful and I lost my courage.
Something told me that I would die at any moment… I could not understand what was happening, how it was happening, who was making it happen….
By now it was after 9:00. Someone had seated himself in my eyes and was making me see things… It seemed that I was being controlled by some power which made me do all these things.
My intellect was completely unstable…
I heard hordes of people screaming frightfully… and saw strange creatures from six to fifty feet tall, neither demons nor demigods, but human in form, dancing naked, their mouths gaping open.
Their screeching was horrible and apocalyptic… An army of ghosts and demons surrounded me.
All the while I was locked tight in the lotus posture, my eyes closed, my chin pressed down against my throat so that no air could escape.
Then I felt a searing pain…. I wanted to run away, but my legs were locked tight in the lotus posture.
I felt as if my legs had been nailed down permanently in this position. My arms were completely immobilized….
Then, from over the water, a moonlike sphere about four feet in diameter came floating in. It stopped in front of me. This radiant, white ball struck against my eyes and then passed inside me.
I am writing this just as I saw it. It is not a dream or an allegory, but a scene which actually happened–that sphere came down from the sky and entered me….My tongue curled up against my palate, and my eyes closed. I saw a dazzling light in my forehead and I was terrified. I was still lock in the lotus posture, and then my head was forced down and glued to the ground….
I started to make a sound like a camel, which alternated with the roaring of a tiger.
I must have roared very loudly, for the people around actually thought that a tiger had gotten into the sugarcane field….
I am in a terrible state. I have gone completely insane. You may not be able to see it from the outside, but, inside, I am crazy…. My body began to twist….Now, it was not I who meditated; meditation forced itself on me.
It came spontaneously; it was in all the joints of my body. Then, suddenly, a red light came before me with such force that it seemed to have been living inside me. It was two feet tall and shone brightly….
Every part of my body was emitting loud crackling and popping sounds….
At this time, I understood nothing about the various experiences….
Only afterward did I learn that they were all part of the process pertaining to [so called spiritual enlightenment* DONT BE FOOLED THERE IS NOTHING ENLIGHTENED ABOUT IT]…. People who have experienced it call it the awakening of the Kundalini. The experiences I had under the mango trees were due to the grace of my Gurudev Nityananda; they were all his prasad [blessing]….
Sometimes I would jump and hop like a frog, and sometimes my limbs would shake violently as though shaken by a deity in the form of my guru had spread all through me as Chiti [consciousness], and was shaking me with his inner Shakti [power]….
The power of the guru’s grace enters the disciple’s body in a subtle form and does many great things…. Every day I had meditation like that. Sometimes my body would writhe and twist like a snake’s, and a hissing sound would come from inside me….
Sometimes my neck moved so violently that it made loud cracking sounds, and I became frightened…. I had many astonishing movements like this. Sometimes my neck would roll my head around so vigorously that it would bend right below my shoulders so that I could see my back. When the intensity lessened, I became peaceful again. But because I did not understand these kriyas [spontaneous yoga movements], I was always worried and afraid. Later, however, I learned that this was a Hatha Yoga process affected by the Goddess Kundalini in order for Her to move up through the spinal column into the sahasrara [upper psychic center].
(Quoted in The Coming Darkness, 149-151)
Muktananda was apparently demon-possessed. But some people involved with kundalini just like Muktananda don’t interpret their terrible experience as demon possession because of the false worldview they are enmeshed in.
They deliberately cultivate possession for purposes of supposed spiritual enlightenment. They see it as God possession. They reinterpret what is really demon possession as divine possession.
Gopi Krishna (1903-1984) was a founder of one of the several Kundalini Research Centers in the world. He recorded his own yoga-induced kundalini experiences .
It was variable for many years, painful, obsessive, even phantasmic. I have passed through almost all the stages of different mediumistic, psychotic and other types of mind, for sometime I was hovering between sanity and insanity. I was writing in many languages, some of which I never knew [the mediumistic ability of automatic writing].
(Encyclopedia of New Age Beliefs, 234)
It is worth noting that Krishna believes that most schizophrenics and manic depressives represent “malfunctioning” kundalini energy, thus admitting that it can produce mental derangement.
The Bible reads the living God doesn’t give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind (2 Tim. 1:7).
But this is the total opposite of what Muktananada experienced.
In his book The Primal Power in Man or the Kundalini, Shakti, Swami Narayanananda describes what one experiences which one with discerning eyes would see as demon possession:
These hot currents that reach the brain center heat the brain, make the mind fickle, bring insomnia, brain disorder, insanity and incurable diseases.
For the hot currents keep the mind wide awake and if a person does not know how to check the currents and to bring down the partly risen kundalini shakti to safer centers, one suffers terribly and it may ruin the whole life of a person or lead one to insanity. This is why we see many become insane, many get brain defects, and many others get some incurable diseases after deep sorrow.
(Encyclopedia of New Age Beliefs, 607)
More descriptions while under the influence of kundalini:
“I really felt frightened, as the Power seemed something which could consume me.” (The Serpent Power: The secrets of Tantric and Shaktic Yoga, 21)
“Your mind gets influenced spiritually as if some spirit has taken possession of your body and under that influence, different postures of yoga are involuntarily performed without the pain or fatigue.” (Kundalini Evolution and Enlightenment, 95)
One kundalini practitioner described the “awakening” as a sense of going down into an abyss, or “black hole.”
That’s interesting because in the Bible the abyss is not written about in a positive light.
In fact, when Jesus Christ, who is God incarnated, walked the earth APPROX 2,000 years ago demons cried out in fear that He would not send them to the abyss (Luke 8:31).
In NEW age circles,all of the symptoms of kundalini have been called
Dark Night of the Soul
This is truly NOT something people should be striving for.
Be Aware -ITS VERY DANGEROUS
Expressions of thanks to GURU MUKTANANDA’S
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