Kundalini: the evolutionary energy in man
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 heat--and of how, with the help of his wife, he finally stabilized at a higher level of consciousness--make this one of the most valuable classics of spiritual awakening available.
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|author||Gopi Krishna, 1903-|
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|record_details||ils:.b11099343|Book|Books||English|Shambhala ;|1997.|252 pages ; 22 cm.|
|subject_facet||Autobiographies, Biographies, Gopi Krishna, -- 1903-, Hindus -- India -- Biography, Kuṇḍalinī|
|title_display||Kundalini : the evolutionary energy in man|
|title_full||Kundalini : the evolutionary energy in man / Gopi Krishna ; with a psychological commentary by James Hillman ; foreword by Gene Kieffer|
|title_sub||the evolutionary energy in man|
|topic_facet||Gopi Krishna, Hindus, Kuṇḍalinī|