MASTERING THE SERPENT
Kundalini like Truth, is dangerous when ignored. Just as we awake and sleep in our 24hour cycle, there are other depths of forces within us that may remain asleep our whole life, or awaken at any moment. How we respond to these forces will leave us with a desert, a jungle or a garden. We need good consciousness and training to harness and use our hidden inner power wisely.
Shiv Charan Singh will share his personal experience of Kundalini Energy and how he managed to bring it to balance/regulation while enjoying the added benefits of a life lived with greater clarity and charge.
KUNDALINI- THE ENERGY OF LIFE AND FREEDOM
After being mostly bed-ridden for two years with ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Frances’ Kundalini experiences began suddenly with energy shooting up her spine, her system electrified, and she experienced states of cosmic consciousness followed by terrifying feelings of spiritual death.
Frances’ talk will address her own personal experience of kundalini, her research and experience of how this energy can deeply enrich our possibility for personal healing and freedom. It will also cover how to navigate any problems that can arise. She will speak about what can trigger a kundalini awakening, and how we can heal from any difficulties in order for it to take us to a deeper and more meaningful life experience
ENERGY AND AWAKENING
Steve will present his ‘energetic’ theory of spiritual awakening, as described in his books Waking From Sleep and Out of the Darkness. ‘Awakening experiences’ are usually the result of an intensification and stilling of ‘life-energy.’ Steve’s research has shown a strong connection between intense psychological turmoil and sudden awakening. Kundalini can be seen as an extreme example of the connection between energy and awakening.
MAKING SENSE OF THE EXPERIENCE
Kundalini is experienced as an opening: into a new reality; to psychic gifts, but also of a Pandora’s box of unresolved horrors from the unconscious – individual and collective.
This presentation will consider how this opening can be understood in psychological terms, and explore its potential for healing (of the unresolved material) and for growth.
SPIRITUAL EMERGENCY: COPING WITH KUNDALINI
Kundalini awakening can be our greatest blessing and our worst nightmare. This process of spiritual emergence, for some, tips over into emergency. We will explore the Kundalini crises of mystics, modern and ancient, who are featured in Catherine’s book In Case of Spiritual Emergency. What did their Kundalini awakening look like? Were St Teresa of Avila’s strange seizures actually Kundalini related? How did Amma, ‘the hugging saint’, fare when her family abandoned her as insane?
And, for us, how can we cope when it all gets too much? Catherine will talk about some of the tools and resources available, including the Spiritual Crisis Network she set up in 2004.
MY KUNDALINI OPENING EXPERIENCE
Speaking personally, Sarah will describe her experiences as they occurred before, during and after her Kundalini opening. She will discuss the implications for health and well being in relation to this phenomena.
THE SERPENT – SYMBOL OF ENLIGHTENMENT
The serpent has been a long recognized symbol of life, death and rebirth. Throughout history and in many cultures, it has portrayed a dual expression of both good and evil.. It has come to represent healing transformation and immortality due to its ability to shed its skin and rejuvenate.
The caduceus is seen as a powerful symbol of healing in the medical world and yet these sacred creatures are still feared and misunderstood.
Kwali explores the concept of the serpent as the symbol of the kundalini life force energy and how the physical presence of a snake can confront or enhance the individual’s relationship to his or her own spirituality.
ACTIVATING KUNDALINI IN A SAFE PERMANENT & REPEATABLE FASHION.
I have lived with a permanently active Kundalini for 40 years. Hardly a day goes by when it doesn’t open up some new vista. Much of its work is physical; a great part is metaphysical. However, I never forget the source of Kundalini energy is biological — advanced evolutionary biology, in that it can change an individual’s characteristics during a single lifetime. Kundalini is included in our bodies for a reason. If it didn’t serve a purpose, evolution would eliminate it. My presentation reviews various methods for activating Kundalini, in particular, Golden Flower Meditation, a system based on observation, inference, and empirical verification.