Saturday, August 26, 2017

Worldwide Interactive Kundalini Forum

Why pay for plane tickets and hotels to attend a kundalini conference when you can benefit from 12 hours of facetime with experienced kundalini guides?

Participate actively over peer-to-peer video in an eight-week, 12-hour kundalini forum, a series of online meetings addressing a top-to-bottom array of kundalini topics  — everything from awakening kundalini to living with kundalini. The dangers to avoid, the safest methods, religion and kundalini, kundalini self-healing, kundalini and higher consciousness, sex, and much more...

If much more's not enough...when you register for the Worldwide Interactive Kundalini Forum, not only will you have signed up as an active on-camera participant in discussions on crucial kundalini topics, you will also receive a questionnaire inviting you to help set the agenda. That’s right; for all 12 hours of this forum you will be a live video contributor, not just a passive listener.

Hosts:

"When people ask me about the purpose of Kundalini, I tell them, 'If Kundalini didn't serve a useful purpose, it wouldn't be part of our beings. Evolution would have eliminated it, which makes no sense because Kundalini is the driving force behind evolution and evolution doesn't retain characteristics or mutations that aren't part of the evolutionary master plan. The challenge each of us faces in awakening and ultimately living with this powerful energy source is to do so in the safest, most benign and advantageous manner.' "
~ JJ Semple
The cost is $225.00 per person; that's about $18.00 per hour. And in case you’re unable to attend a session, all meetings will be recorded and available for download to registered participants.
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Upon registering, you will receive the questionnaire, plus links for joining the forum, as well as instructions on using the cutting-edge video interface. Using your mobile device, you will even be able to participate while on vacation or while traveling.

Schedule
One and a half hours, 12:30 to 2:00 pm PST every Thursday from Oct 12, 2017 through December 7, 2017, except for November 23, 2017 (Thanksgiving Day).

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Logos Lux- Part I

People often talk about Spirit and Spirit Energy, but few actually know what it is. According to The Kybalion, Spirit is "Unknowable, Unmovable, All-Pervading- having existed always and will always exist." It is the Underlying Essence, the Primum Mobile, the Great White light. According to the Qabalah, Spirit is the highest Element, the synthesis of all the Elements. Alchemically, it has been called the Quintessence, and even alluded to as the Mercury Element because of its Mercurial, fluidic nature. Truth is, Spirit is the animating principle of everything that exists.

Matter is real to us humans insofar as we are in this physical body and are able to live and move our being on planet Earth. But matter is, according to Quantum Physics not real, something the Ancients always have known. It is Maya, an illusion. If you look at a molecule with a microscope and you break it down, matter is in reality just empty space with electrons and neutrons orbiting around each other. But at its core it is empty space. An un-reality.
Nevertheless, there must be an underlying reality, overlaid with this illusion of matter. So if matter is not real, then what is real?

What is real is Spirit. Spirit is in everything. It is the mortar which creates everything in existence. And as we are also Spirit; we have a Spiritual counterpart. It is our duty as human beings to get in touch with it. This is called in Christian terms, the Resurrection, or Rebirth. Metaphorically speaking, being born again, into Spirit. It is the raising of consciousness above physical matter into Spiritual reality that underlies all things.

In the Qabalah, Spirit is Kether, the Crown, the White Light and the highest state of consciousness attainable by human beings. In reality we can never know the Great White light directly. To do so, the 
physical body would have to die. This is why those who have near death experiences report seeing the White Light. We know it and of it through the next two spheres of the Tree of Life, Chokmah and Binah, Wisdom and Understanding. In the Christian pantheon, it is the Trinity. Kether is the Father, Chokmah is the Son and Binah is the Holy Ghost. These three are Eternal, that part of us which was never born and will never die.



The Trinity
The Christian Trinity

We have an ability to perceive reality through Intuition, by using what is called the Mind's Eye. This is the 6th Chakra, the one below the Crown Chakra, which filters the White Light or Spirit. Some of us are in tune with the Mind's Eye and some are so conditioned by matter as perceived by the senses and by the Ego that their Mind's Eye has calcified and closed up. They don’t perceive reality through intuition, but only through the intellect.

The intellect is the by-product of the Mind and its main operator is the Ego. The Ego lives in the Water Element, which comprises 93% of our physical bodies, as we are mainly made up of water. Now, in order to raise consciousness above the physical body and the Ego, we must apply heat and the Fire Element to burn away the dross and negative karma stored in the Waters of the body, in our memories. The Ego feeds off fear stored in the karma of our memories, through fear of the past. It is formed and lives with us, trying to convince us that we are it. One way to apply heat to old memories in order to purge them is by raising the Kundalini Energy.

What is the Kundalini? Kundalini is the latent energy in man which resides at the base of the spine and which is said to be coiled three times. 
Raising this energy happens through the use of spiritual practices, by meditation, a traumatic life experience, or even through the use of recreational drugs. The energy rises through the spinal column and into the brain. Once raised to the top of the head, it triggers an awakening of the Spiritual Body counterpart, whose purpose is to attune us to the subtle world of the Spirit. This is the Body of Light.



Kundalini Rising
Kundalini Rising up the spine into the brain
This Spiritual Awakening, the highest Degree of Enlightenment, occurs after many, many years of purging and transforming. Enlightenment basically means to be In-Light, therefore it is akin to the Resurrection of the physical body into the Spirit, as the Spirit is Light. The two words mean the same thing. Enlightenment is the state of achievement while Resurrection is the process of attainment to this goal.

Kundalini triggers the awakening of the Spiritual body which, according to the Hindus, awakens the 72,000 nadis. Once this occurs, the awakened human becomes like a tree, with feet rooted in Mother Earth. Awakened ones receive vibrations from invisible worlds that are attuned to the World Aeon, the Aura of the Earth. These awakened nadis serve as receptors while the air around us serves as a medium of transmission of energy signals related to thoughts and feelings. This is the source of Telepathy, which is the direct knowledge of another's thoughts, and Empathy, which is the direct knowledge of other people's feelings.

Air is also linked to Spirit and in some Spiritual practices it is considered as the Spirit. But Qabalistically, Air is an Element, and therefore a part of Spirit, but not Spirit itself. But since Air moves both Water and Fire Elements in the physical realm of matter, the same property is given to it through the Alchemical Elements. "As Above, So Below." What takes place in the Microcosm, also takes place in the Macrocosm. And vice versa.

Air is Thought, while Water is Emotion, and Fire is Willpower. Thought moves both Willpower and Emotion, hence Air is said to be suspended between Fire and Water, which represent Life. Visually, it is the Hexagram or the Star of David, a Jewish symbol relating to Life itself. W
ithin the Earth's atmosphere, Air is all around us; all life needs air in order to survive. Without air we cannot breathe and without breath there is no life. Simple as that. Air is Life.

Once an individual's Spiritual body and the 72,000 nadis are awakened, consciousness is able to receive and perceive vibrations and the person is termed "psychic" to a greater or lesser extent. Being Psychic is the ability to perceive worlds beyond the physical by using "psychism," the psyche, 
or the Mind. Hence it is an internal process of receiving. The awakened nadis are the antennae while air is the medium of transmission of vibrations. This is why people say that a Kundalini awakening, the raising of consciousness, and awakening of the Spiritual body, catapults the person into the world of Energy and Vibration. The Ancients called this the 4th Dimension.

Energy is an invisible substance that we talk about all the time. Upon closer inspection, we will see that Energy and Spirit are oftentimes interchangeable terms. Spirit is therefore Energy, and it can be measured and quantified due to its vibrational frequency. But there are varying degrees of Energy — Spirit being just one of them — that vibrate at the highest 
frequency. Once you start lowering vibration, you are able to tune into different vibratory fields between Spirit and Matter. Matter is said to vibrate at such a low frequency it is practically at rest. While Spirit vibrates at such a high frequency it is invisible. But both occupy the same Space at the same Time. Raising the Kundalini enables you to experience this Other World that is normally imperceptible by the senses.



Tesla talks

It is our duty as human beings to raise consciousness to the level of Spirit, thereby raising our own vibrations. Vibrations affect everything, and if we raise our own vibrations we immediately affect everything and everyone that comes into contact with us. Vibrations work through induction. Hence they emanate and jump from one person to another, affecting everything from living things to inanimate objects. Quantum Physics now corroborates this process, knowledge the Ancients discovered thousands of years ago. We cannot look at anything or give anything attention, without changing it in the process.

So, what is consciousness? As human beings we are "consciousness," able to perceive the world around us through the five senses, and
 through the 6th sense of intuition, the Mind's Eye. Consciousness is everything around us, it is Spirit. You need the vehicle of consciousness in order to perceive and experience the world. Consciousness for humans works through Attention of Willpower.

That which we give attention to is where our consciousness is. If we give our thoughts attention, then we are in our own heads, in our minds and our consciousness is turned inwards. We are basically living out only what we think. If our attention is inwards, then we are in the Ego. If it is outwards, we are resonating with Spirit. If we focus our attention outwards into the physical world, we connect our consciousness with all living and non-living things and by uniting our consciousness with what is outside of us, we become One with the thing we are looking at. By becoming One with it, we stop living in the duality of Mind, and attune to the Moment, the Now. Since Past and Future only exist in the Mind as a form of duality. The Spirit lives in Singularity; while the Ego in Duality.

The Now is a rapturous Moment. In the Now,
 human beings feel a phenomenal emotionality. And since we love to feel good, we strive to be in the Now. We do so through the creative arts, by meditating, or through acts which make us literally lose ourselves. The creative process excites our imagination, which puts us in touch with the Now. This is why an artist, poet, or musician gets so enraptured with creating that they lose track of time and exist only in the Now. Another way is through meditation — either focusing on something, an object or thought and holding it, or by working to silence the mind. Both processes put the person in touch with the Now.

In reality, all life is a form of meditation, since we are constantly thinking about something. Even focusing to not think is thinking about not thinking, hence it is a form of thought. Thought is at the core of everything in the Universe — at least, as far as our Milky Way Galaxy is concerned. Talking about different Galaxies and the feasibility of existence there is to talk without factual knowledge. So when talking about the Universe, let it be understood we are only talking about our Milky Way Galaxy and our own Solar System.

to be continued in Part II...


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Self-Realization Begins At Birth

Self-realization begins at birth; it is the journey as much as the destination.


Consider the words of Indian author, Tarun J Tejpal, cited at the beginning of Deciphering the Golden Flower One Secret at a Time:
"The greatest book in the world, The Mahabharata, tells us we all have to live and die by our karmic cycle. Thus works the perfect reward-and-punishment, cause-and-effect, code of the universe. We live out in our present life what we wrote out in our last. But the great moral thriller also orders us to rage against karma and its despotic dictates. It teaches us to subvert it. To change it. It tells us we also write out our next lives as we live out our present."
~ The Alchemy of Desire —Tarun J. Tejpal
The author insists that karma can be "improved." Whether it actually can or not, I don't know, but I lean toward believing.


I came to The Secret of the Golden Flower (SGF) through serendipitous happenstance. It was only after I started practicing the method that I realized its empirical value as a manual for activating Kundalini. Deciphering the Golden Flower One Secret at a Time pays homage to those ancients: Chinese, Tibetan, and Indian, who, during solitary, self-imposed exile, developed techniques for self-realization. I believe that my journey closely parallels theirs much more than it does the more modern, feel-good, New-Age Western approach so prevalent today.

It wasn't an ability to see beyond my circumstances that led me to start meditating. It was a combination of dire straits, detective work, and luck. But something in me blazed — some spark of self-awareness allowed me to find the right, and only, means (The SGF) to restore me to my perfect body. There was also a personality component: I’m resilient.

After a childhood accident, my body slowly imploded. As a consequence, my abilities in maths and music disappeared. The changes were physical, caused by interference with vital nerve conduits — the result of my refusal to tell doctors about the splinter lodged in my ankle. This is difficult to understand because most people live their entire lives with their bodies in a single morphological state. They experience normal growth, but do not lose faculties or abilities and do not change their base morphology.


My 1977 meeting with Gopi Krishna in Kashmir was my first encounter with a confirmed Kundalini practitioner/researcher. He got me thinking beyond the difficult-to-reconcile spiritual aspects of Kundalini. He got me wondering about Kundalini meditation as a scientific process and a Kundalini awakening as the result of an experiment — one performed in the laboratory of the body. A deliberate and repeatable experiment, the techniques for which, can be passed along. My books update the SGF for today's audience, making its teachings more accessible and more structured.

Gopi Krishna was the first person who understood my condition completely. And he provided practical information on living with Kundalini.

Kundalini practitioners are like the people in Close Encounters of the Third Kind — obsessed. They undertake a great journey, and like most explorers they want to share their experiences with others. I wanted to write my story earlier, soon after it occurred in 1972. However, much like Gopi Krishna, I felt I had to wait until the experience ran its course. Little did I know I would still be experiencing the after effects some 40 years later. Still, not a single day goes by without some concomitant due to Kundalini.

The changes wrought by Kundalini are:

  • Heighten and enhance consciousness to effect a release from Karmic bondage,
  • Increase psychic abilities, astral travel, OBE, as well as creativity,
  • Reverse self-destructive and addictive behavior, be a better problem solver,
  • Trigger autonomic self-healing, retard the aging process,
  • No longer fear death.

I have experienced most of them in one form or another, and this is a mere subset.

I was attracted to The SGF because of its stance vis-à-vis the real world:
"When there is a gradual success in producing the circulation of the light, a man must not give up his ordinary occupation in doing so. The ancients said, 'When occupations come to us, we must accept them; when things come to us, we must understand them from the ground up.'"
Living with Kundalini is something most people don't think about while they are trying to raise it. My method (GFM) takes about a year, but once raised, you have to live with it for the rest of your life. There is a long period of adjustment. Kundalini not only changes your metabolic and somatic systems, it affects how you relate to the world and to others emotionally.

If we didn't inhabit bodies, there would be no material attachments, no negative emotions, war, greed, pride, fear, pain, etc. Kundalini makes us feel we should be rid of these things. But however petty, selfish, imperfect, or foolish the world outside may seem to us, despite living in a body primed with Kundalini energy, we are still human. At the same time Kundalini is developing greater consciousness, we must not neglect real world obligations.

I have worked hard at developing a foolproof method for activating Kundalini — one that works for every individual. Nevertheless, we are all different. Some people, try as they might, are not able to activate it. Not only must matter (psycho-sexual fuel) collide with essence (primal consciousness), the collision must take place in a kind of Quantum event that determines success.

It will take critical mass to vet Golden Flower Meditation, or any other method for that matter. Are we on the right track to achieving critical mass? I think the numbers show we are.

There are many types of Kundalini awakenings: deliberate, permanent, temporary, accidental, casual. Gopi Krishna's and mine were permanent, but that doesn't mean we were set for life. Kundalini only provides fertile ground for continued spiritual development. Nothing is automatically granted; the work is never done.

The aftermath is just as problematic as the actual awakening. So are the reasons and the motives for undertaking the activation process in the first place: you should have a good one. It's not a casual or frivolous undertaking.

I believe I was lucky in that respect. Forty years ago when I activated Kundalini, I had never even heard the term. Unlike many today, I wasn't looking for extraordinary powers; I was practicing a breathing method, hoping it would help me find myself and repair my body.

Once activated, everything came together. It's been that way ever since; it's the gift that keeps on giving — once you realize you have to surrender to its power.

I don't regret my past. I was lost and now I am found. In fact, living a self-destructive life taught me to be empathetic, to put myself in the place of others. In this era of narcissistic self-aggrandizement and self-absorption, empathy is an indispensable human quality.

I didn't know what I was doing. Headstrong trailblazing, perhaps, but my ignorance allowed me to press forward without second-guessing myself. And it just so happened that the method I discovered — the Backward-Flowing Method — doesn't allow the energy to travel up the wrong channel in the spine.

If you think about it, there's always a first time, always someone out on a limb, doing it on their own. I am one of them. I didn't realize until later that I was using my body as a laboratory. Yes, there are pitfalls, but as Gopi Krishna pointed out there are very few people — even in India — who could answer his questions about Kundalini with empirical authority. Yes, you can do it with supervision, but how do you know the person supervising you knows more than you do? And suppose you do encounter problems, how can another person really help? Are they sufficiently realized to exert some magical power or will they simply comfort you by talking common sense? In the end, each person has to find the techniques that work best for him/her. It's not like dancing or cricket where coaches can correct improper form or posture. We're working with inner space where self-observation plays an all-important role.

There are systems that work and systems that don't. There are systems that work for certain people, but not for others. At the beginning supervision is useful, but many Gurus tend to have something else going. If that something else involves the cult of personality or money grubbing, then it's not useful.

The SGF talks about sexual sublimation, Gopi Krishna talks about it. So do I, and many others. As for my process, I didn't say, "I'm going to sexually sublimate." I simply started breathing correctly. The sexual component was a seamless by-product of my breathing. Once you master Diaphragmatic Deep Breathing, you feel an energy build up in the lower belly. At this point, you command the energy to change direction, which draws distilled sexual energy up the spine to the brain. My book, The Backward-Flowing Method: The Secret of Life and Death explains the process in depth.

As for why it’s so hush-hush in India, Indian friends of mine tell me that Gurus talk about Kundalini in terms of religious doctrine, thereby excluding those practices that are inconsistent with their doctrines.

Americans are caught up in an opposite paradigm. To raise Kundalini, there are thousands trying everything from harmful drugs to intensive Yoga to drinking exotic tinctures to questionable Tantric practices. Gurus/Teachers, whatever their origin, are territorial, out to protect their own domains. Sadly, there's very little collaboration, very little sharing of information as challenges are encountered and new techniques come to the fore.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Kundalini - The Ultimate Teacher

Learning From Kundalini
Either it never crossed your mind or you never thought about kundalini as a powerful teaching instrument. Nevertheless, it is... What does it teach you? Well, it's not like going to class and being pumped full of information; there's no curriculum, prerequisites, exams, or schedules.

A lesson is being taught — right before your eyes perhaps or at a deeper subconscious level. It's up to you to tune in. Learn on your own...sometimes when you're not even aware there's a lesson going on in the background. No matter, if you're oblivious to it at the moment, later on your being will tune in subliminally.

Let's start with the basics and how kundalini teaches you on the visceral level, about your body, how to treat it, nourish it, fortify it. How does this work? I learned about eating correctly in several different ways.

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First, I noticed I was attracted to certain foods and certain types of markets. Foods I'd never before eaten. Walking through the market, inspirations of food combinations popped into my head. I'd buy instinctually without forethought, and when I got home, discover that the foods went together.

Second, kundalini gave me instant feedback about foods I'd been eating since childhood, foods that weren't good for me. One example was cheese. I started to sweat at night. By the process of elimination I learned that cheese was the culprit, so I eliminated cheese. Same with other foods later on. Now I'm able to avoid the foods that aren't good for me, at the same time select those that are and combine them as they were meant to be combined.

Sleep, exercise, and supplements are also some of the basic lessons I've learned. Kundalini teaches you about your limits. The Golden Mean. Never to over eat this or over do that. Sex, too, falls into the basics category. Kundalini needs sexual energy to continue its work. Ignore this and you'll find out — as Gopi Krishna and I did — that wasting sexual energy has its deleterious effects.

Kundalini Bestows Creative Gifts
Another aspect of your being that kundalini stimulates is creativity. This, because it immediately starts sending therapeutic, curative, evolutionary energy via the nervous system throughout the body and brain. Painting, composing, singing, and writing capabilities are acquired without effort or study. I'm not saying that a person with a tin ear is suddenly composing operas, but relative to the before, the after is auspicious.


Imagine a wholly creative race of beings. No war, negative emotion, racism, phobias, or bullying. Yes, there's a long way to go, but channeling fear, doubt, and shame into creative activities helps change your low-esteem, lower-case "b" being into a capital "B" Being.

Kundalini And Addiction
Believe it or not, kundalini educates you on addiction, too. It's not that you somehow start listening to the little voice in the back of the head and give up your addiction voluntarily; kundalini rewires the nervous system, shortcircuiting the dopamine response that governs all addictions.

The Ontology Of Kundalini
Ultimately, kundalini instills a greater cosmic consciousness. With this consciousness comes the realization that death — like life — is only another state of existence...your Being in an alternate manifestation, one that vibrates at a different frequency. How do you know this? You know because kundalini meditation has escorted you through a variety of vibrational states during your practice and you have resonated with them. You know there is a limitless universe, an energy continuum vibrating just beyond the human eye's ability to perceive it. Not readily visible, but real all the same.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Metaphysics - The World Beyond the Physical World

Kundalini, Out of Body Experience (OBE), and Near Death Experience (NDE) are related. Each begins as a physical experience that ultimately triggers a variety of metaphysical phenomena, yet only NDE is studied in the Psychology Departments of large universities, in spite of the fact that strict corroboration by the scientific method has not yet happened. But like so many discoveries in science, just because they are not corroborated until the moment they are discovered and verified doesn’t mean they do not exist. No one knew about the endocrine system, DNA, atomic power, or genetic code before they were discovered. Doesn’t mean they did not exist.

OBE, NDE, and kundalini begin as physical phenomena, which almost immeditately induce metaphysical (beyond the physical) experiences, and that’s where scientists balk. At least many of them do, however...

Dr. Sam Parnia, a critical care doctor and director of resuscitation research at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine, studies what people experience in that period after their heart stops and before they're resuscitated.


"The experience that people have is very personal and it's very real to them. So, for most people who've gone through these experiences, as far as they're concerned, what they've experienced is absolutely real. They've described and seen something of the other side. Now, for those of us who haven't had the experience, it's impossible to verify that, but in the same way that, for instance, if a patient comes to me and says, 'I have depression,' it would be completely unacceptable for me as a physician to simply discard that experience and say, 'Well, I don't think [so]. You may feel that you're depressed, but actually it's an illusion of having depression or you're hallucinating. Your depression, it's not really real.' So we have to remember that to the people who've had the experience, it's real to them."
"In his new book Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death, Parnia examines the experiences patients describe, but whereas much discussion around the experience of death has been philosophical or personal, Parnia is looking at the subject scientifically.”

Many people feel that NDE stories are too far out. Obviously, one's upbringing, lifestyle, and convictions influence acceptance of these accounts.

Why is NDE Being Studied?
For two reasons. One, there are corroborated accounts of NDers, who have been declared clinically dead, being able to cite observations, identifying certain factual information only occurring during the time they were certifiably dead. For instance, a nurse wearing a yellow dress comes into the hospital room of a "dead person.” Later, after the dead person is revived and he/she sees the nurse who wore the yellow dress a few days later, he/she complements the nurse about the "yellow dress," even though the nurse is now wearing a green dress and only wore the yellow one once, during the time the patient was declared clinically dead.


Two, because, even though the accounts of individuals who have undergone an NDE cannot be completely verified by present means of physical science, they are plentiful, common, and ubiquitous, and that means critical mass.


And what is science all about if it's not critical mass? Think about it. If one elephant talked, it'd probably be called witchcraft. But if elephants all over the world started talking, scientists would investigate and it would be considered worthy of study. And the graduate research students they use as cheap labor would be begging for a chance to work on the phenomenon to get recognized. Energetic young people able and willing to undertake the work of testing, discovery, and data classification. That's the difference between Kundalini and the NDE — critical mass and the fact that Kundalini experiences vary so much from one individual to another. Nevertheless, Kundalini is a physiological, and as it progresses a metaphysical, reality. A biological actuality. Yet, so far, scientists have not recognized its study value. But if the NDE is worthy of scientific investigation, so is kundalini. NDE and Kundalini induce the same effects, exhibit the same characteristics, use the same biological subsystem, and effectuate the same transition from physical to metaphysical.

Why Have Scientists Neglected Kundalini?
Why not investigate the links between 'L-Field' research, OBEs, NDEs, Kundalini, and The Tibetan Book of the Dead? A body of information at the very interface of physical and metaphysical.

The reason Kundalini has not attracted scientific research is money. The same reason that science in the 1940s turned away from the startling discoveries of Royal Raymond Rife.

In his book Deciphering the Golden Flower One Secret at a Time, JJ Semple states, "After activating the Kundalini-life force energy, I was able to see the blueprint of my perfect body..." In effect, the sub-molecular structure of life.

JJ Semple's empirical research resonates with Edward Russell’s Design for Destiny: Science Reveals the Soul, (1970). "That is an extremely crude illustration of the way in which the ‘fields of life’ keep the changing atoms, molecules, and cells in the same pattern. The human electromagnetic field, of course, is infinitely more complicated than an ordinary magnetic field because it contains many local or ‘sub-fields’ of the atoms, molecules, cell and organs which, to some extent, interact with it. Despite this ‘feed-back’ from the subfields there is plenty of evidence that the overall field of the body is primary and controls its component fields.”

Monday, May 29, 2017

The Master Game

A few days before writing this post, I had a lengthy telephone conversation with Emerging Sciences Founder Michael Molina on the subject of where and how kundalini fits in with higher consciousness. Is it a cause? An effect? A prerequisite? An arbitrary happenstance?

Why are the triggers and effects so varied? Why are there so many ways of inducing kundalini? So many sundry ways it affects the individuals that either ignite it through energy cultivation or who are inexplicably struck by it?

Is it a kind of loose cannon in the forward surge of evolution? A willy-nilly, will-o-the-wisp facilitator of higher consciousness?

At one point in the conversation, while discussing its triggers, I suggested that there seemed to be personality and physiological components that govern both the ways individuals approach the theory of kundalini as well as the challenges in releasing it. I noted that once task-oriented persons like myself begin the search for self-transcendence, it becomes a quest that includes finding and practicing energy cultivation techniques (yoga and meditation in my case) until one or another induces energy sensations inside the physical body. In my case, once I detected energy activity inside my body, I knew I had found a method worth pursuing. Where it might lead me or any dangers it might present were unimportant; I would pursue it to the end — whatever that might be.

People-oriented individuals, on the other hand, readily participate in more inter-personal activities. They seek reassurance in groups and gurus whereas I steered clear of them, seeking to validate my findings much like the Buddha did, through a solitary meditation practice. This approach taught me that the journey is as important as the destination, and that the more I forged ahead alone in my misery, the easier it was to face up to challenges.

While talking with Michael about the characteristics of task- versus people-oriented persons, I remembered The Master Game, by Robert S. De Ropp, a book that played an interesting role in my life.

In 1970, when I was leaving for Europe, endowed, at that time, with only a cursory interest in yoga, my girl and I stopped in Connecticut to say goodbye to my father, very surprised that, at the moment of my departure, he handed me a copy of De Ropp’s book, subtitled, at that time, Higher Consciousness Beyond The Drug Experience. Now, in its latest release, it’s been re-subtitled, Pathways to Higher Consciousness. Such was my father’s concern (i.e., my use of drugs) that he felt the book might raise my horizons above the drug culture, helping me to aim a bit higher. That was 1970, a time when drugs were flowing freely and parents were given to dramatic warnings. In its most recent edition, the editors have posthumously shifted the book’s focus to higher consciousness as it presents a wider field of interest than drugs, although De Ropp, much like myself, declares in the earlier chapters that drugs can play a role in sensitizing the individual to more lofty pursuits, and the games they represent. Nevertheless, he is not an apologist for psychedelics:
“They [drugs] can never, no matter how often they are taken, enable the investigator to change his level of being. Their continued use represents a form of spiritual burglary which carries its own penalty, an irreparable depletion of the substances [kundalini, for example] needed for real inner work and a total loss of the individual’s capacity to develop. Carefully controlled experiments with the drugs are justified if they lead the experimenter to the conclusion that the fourth and fifth states of consciousness are possible for man. This realization may serve to awaken him to the existence of the Master Game, the only game in life that is truly worth playing.”
~ de Ropp, Robert S. The Master Game: Pathways to Higher Consciousness (Consciousness Classics) (p. 48). Gateways Books & Tapes. Kindle Edition.
Little did I know that within two years I would not only stop using drugs and alcohol, I would awaken kundalini, something my father was never able to conceive of or process…

As it happened, however, my kundalini awakening might well have been kick-started by the book my father gave me, for I devoured it on the plane to Paris and it led to further study and practice.

During the conversation with Michael, I went to the book case for my copy of The Master Game (I still have it), mentioning to him that I hadn’t read the book in over forty years, but I seemed to remember De Ropp’s writing about the factors that determine the likelihood of an individual’s becoming a spiritual seeker and, if so, how the physiological and psychological factors discussed in his book manifest themselves.

It was the chapters on Games and Types that most interested me because they examined the issue of why some awaken, some do not, and some are not even interested:




“Life games reflect life aims. And the games men choose to play indicate not only their type, but also their level of inner development. Following Thomas Szasz (more or less) we can divide life games into object games and meta-games. Object games can be thought of as games played for the attainment of material things, primarily money and the objects which money can buy. Meta-games are played for intangibles such as knowledge or the ‘salvation of the soul.’ In our culture, object games predominate. In earlier cultures, meta-games predominated.”
~ de Ropp, Robert S. The Master Game: Pathways to Higher Consciousness (Consciousness Classics) (p. 12). Gateways Books & Tapes. Kindle Edition.
De Ropp’s hierarchical table of games tells us that the highest is the Master Game, whose goal is Transcendence, Awakening, Enlightenment, or any of the various synonyms we apply to higher consciousness states.

He also tells us that the game we choose indicates our personality and physical type, from which we deduce that if we know our type, then, using the following chart, we are able to predict the game we are most likely to play. I won’t go into the exact equivalencies here; they’re sprinkled liberally throughout his book. Suffice it to say: Know the game, deduce the type; know the type, infer the game. Very neat...




He even overlays his physical types with the ancient Greek humors (Choleric, Sanguinic, Melancholic, and Phlegmatic), as well as the Hindu Gunas (Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas), warning us appropriately:
“He who tries to play a game for which his type does not fit him violates his own essence with consequences that are often disastrous.”
~ de Ropp, Robert S. The Master Game: Pathways to Higher Consciousness (Consciousness Classics) (p. 14). Gateways Books & Tapes. Kindle Edition.
Applying these notions to my own case, I consider myself to be a cross between mesomorph and ectomorph. Why? Because of a childhood accident — documented in my book, Deciphering the Golden Flower One Secret at a Time — my physique and temperament took a detour from meso- to ecto- at the age of seven. Because of that turn of events, I became ideally suited to pursue self-actualization, so much so that I started a practice which led to a permanent kundalini awakening in my early thirties. A mesomorph in an ectomorph’s body, the morphological transformation I underwent allowed me to retain the qualities most apt for facing up to the rigors and challenges of releasing kundalini — Sanguinic, Cerebrotonic, Introverted, Sattvatic.

The surest kundalini activations are deliberate, not accidental or spontaneous; permanent, not temporary — the result of a proven meditation method. Essence meets Matter in a kind of Quantum event. Sexual energy flows, or is drawn, up the spine to the brain as a result of the sublimation process. Essence and matter must be aligned, sort of like when planets, suns, or moons align to produce an eclipse. That's the Quantum, or Karmic, aspect that determines why some individuals, despite proper guidance and all-out effort, are unable activate kundalini.

When I left for Europe, I was stuck in No Game -> no aim, one of the deadliest of all games. This book opened me to the Meta-Games. 

De Ropp uses WH Shelton’s work to support his theory of classification:
“Sheldon’s basic theory (supported by an abundance of evidence) is that temperament is related to physique. This is intuitively understood by every experienced novelist and playwright. Shakespeare’s three prototypes, Falstaff, Hotspur and Hamlet, correspond both physically and temperamentally to Sheldon’s three physical morphs and three temperamental tonias. Falstaff is the extreme endomorph. He is shaped like a barrel (‘this tun of a man’), typically oval in outline. Hotspur, the fiery fighter, is the extreme mesomorph, muscular, broad-shouldered, narrow-hipped, triangular in outline. Hamlet, the irresolute thinker, is lean and angular, linear in outline, the typical ectomorph. Their temperaments correspond to their physiques. Falstaff, with his passion for eating, is viscerotonic; Hotspur, with his passion for action and risk, is somatotonic; Hamlet, entangled in endless cerebration, is cerebrotonic.”
~ de Ropp, Robert S. The Master Game: Pathways to Higher Consciousness (Consciousness Classics) (p. 114). Gateways Books & Tapes. Kindle Edition.
This connects with Gopi Krishna’s understanding of physiology:
“Can we deny the fact that whether a fortuitous gift, divine grace, or the fruit of Karma, in every case there is close link between the talent and beauty exhibited and the the organic structure of the individual?”
~ Gopi Krishna - The Awakening of Kundalini
The Master Game is largely informed by Gurdjieff’s and Ouspensky’s Self-Remembering, a system De Ropp dubbed Creative Psychology — known today as Mindfulness. There is not one mention of kundalini in his book; there is, however, the recognition (quoted previously) that sexual energy plays an important role in the Master Game: an irreparable depletion of the substances needed for real inner work and a total loss of the individual’s capacity to develop. Which, once again, echoes Gopi Krishna:
“The whole of our body is filled with a very fine biochemical essence which I call the biological prana. Prana has two aspects, the universal and the individual. In the individual aspect it is composed of the subtlest elements. I should say some radiation from the various elements on a subatomic level. This prana is concentrated in the sex-energy. Normally the sex energy is used for procreative purposes, but nature has designed it for evolutionary purposes also.

“We are all familiar with the word sublimation, or refinement and purification. Most people believe that artistic talent, and genius to a large extent, depend on the sublimation of the sex-energy. Even psychologists like Freud and Jung ascribe it to libido. Now libido is sex-energy, life-energy in other words. So, according to the view of those who believe in Kundalini-according to the views of ancient masters-the human reproductive system functions in two ways, both as the evolutionary and the reproductive mechanism. As the evolutionary mechanism, it sends a fine stream of a very potent nerve-energy into the brain and another stream into the sexual region, the cause of reproduction.

“By the arousal of Kundalini we mean the reversal of the reproductive system and its functioning more as an evolutionary than as a reproductive mechanism.”
~ Gopi Krishna - The Awakening of Kundalini

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) – Hog-In-Trough Game

I have concluded, therefore, that the rules which apply to Gurdjieff’s and Ouspensky’s Self-Remembering system also apply to energy cultivation techniques, such as kundalini meditation, in that the aptitude for success in the practice of these systems depends largely on the physical and temperamental characteristics of the individual. Whether kundalini is a prerequisite for attaining higher consciousness, or playing The Master Game, is purely an individual matter and cannot be determined in advance. On the other hand, a method such as Golden Flower Meditation (GFM), whose purpose is raising kundalini, holds the brightest chances of success because it induces permanent, deliberate, and safe awakenings — commensurate with an individual’s Karmic gifts, as well as his/her physical and temperamental endowments.
“Here it is sufficient to say that the Master Game can never be made easy to play. It demands all that a man has, all his feelings, all his thoughts, his entire resources, physical and spiritual. If he tries to play it in a halfhearted way or tries to get results by unlawful means, he runs the risk of destroying his own potential. For this reason it is better not to embark on the game at all than to play it halfheartedly.”
~ de Ropp, Robert S. The Master Game: Pathways to Higher Consciousness (Consciousness Classics) (p. 24). Gateways Books & Tapes. Kindle Edition.
If you’re wondering, “Am I a fit for the Master Game — with or without the release of kundalini?” You might very well find some answers in this prescient book first published in 1968.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Take It Easy, You'll Get There – With Or Without Kundalini

You’re worried that other people are making more progress on the spiritual pathway. You'd give anything for a quick fix to enlightenment. There's certainly no lack of tempting Shangri-La proffers. Strip-mall yoga studios, check-out line spiritual magazines on parade, water cooler inspired mindfulness discussions. The familiar optimism while you're at your umpteenth seven-day, total transformation retreat. And then, the return to the fray followed by a letdown.

Alas, there is no mythical Himalayan utopia, no happy land, isolated from the outside world. Only the drip, drip, drip of everyday life. Fox News, MS-NBC, news and fake news, saber-rattling, money-making, penny-pinching, love-starved, thrill-a-minute reality TV.

Rule One: Don't make your spiritual quest a competition.

You know you're different. You feel different. You are different. You're ready to make the effort, to answer the call: meditation, kundalini, mindfulness, yoga — some catalyst that will take you to the "there" beyond duality.

Relax...you will get there: self-actualization, salvation, self-realization, enlightenment. You name it; they're one and the same — no matter the bells and whistles. All roads lead to the same destination. Not in this lifetime, perhaps, but eventually. Moreover...

If they're not for you, don’t undertake pretzel-bending yogic contortions, declarations of faith, or kundalini devotions. You don’t have to spend years of your life meditating like Gopi Krishna and myself.

Rule Two: Don't force it.

Why? Because the more strenuous the practice, the more likely you’ll get caught up in something you never bargained for. It's not a race; it's not competitive. There are no medals for spiritual excellence. Not everyone is suited for exertion, be it mental, physical, or spiritual.

So what makes me say you’ll get there anyway? Evolution, that’s what! Ever thought about it? About the one-celled life forms we evolved from? About how long it took us to evolve from that lowly avatar to where we are today? That’s right; we think we’re the greatest. We hold dominion over all, don’t we? Look around: things don’t appear so secure, not as secure as we might desire or imagine. Maybe we haven't finished evolving. Maybe there’s a lot of ground to cover.

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Time, like an ever-rolling stream...
Of course, you can try to jumpstart the process. Yoga, Tai-Chi, kundalini yoga, crystals, scientology, mindfulness, witchcraft.

Does the process you’re currently involved with work? Has it made a real difference in your life? Are you following through with it? Did you get all whooped up, just to watch it peter out? Practice relentlessly only to get no results?


I don’t mean to be cynical about spiritual purpose. I know a lot of people are succeeding, just as others are not. But what are the increasing numbers of seekers really looking for? When you boil all the white noise down to first principles, they’re looking to dissolve duality and merge with the Energy Continuum. In other words, Oneness — No matter the path, purpose, or practice.

Nevertheless, many sincere seekers fall by the wayside, which leads to disenchantment, disaffection, and discouragement. No need to berate yourself. Live an honest life, follow the Golden Rule and evolution will do the rest:

“If it's a set of moral standards for daily life, what more do you need than the Golden Rule? 'Treat others as you would like to be treated' or its Judaic counterpart, 'What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor.' Most religions share this ethic of reciprocity. If the world’s population observed it, it's hard to imagine crime or war existing. But that's another issue.
"If the goal of religion is enlightenment or salvation, above and beyond a moral code for leading a good life, then the various religions have done a poor job. Wars, pogroms, crusades, jihads, persecutions, sexual molestations, inquisitions, witch-hunts are only some of their failings.”
Finding God - Within Or Without”  ~ JJ Semple

Rule Three: "What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow."

Sound familiar? It should. It's the Talmudic variation of The Golden Rule.

As for evolution doing the rest, all our best characteristics are slowly improved on and carried over to future generations in DNA. It’s what Gopi Krishna called The Evolutionary Impulse. He knew that kundalini energy, even in its dormant state, is still active to a certain degree. It must be, otherwise we would never have evolved at all.

Let’s hope that the wonders wrought by our evolution get to play themselves out over the coming millenniums, that evolution does not become devolution, which, when we evaluate current events, is anything but a given. There’s a lot to be vigilant about and it begins with the ability of the self to make good life, as well as, lifestyle decisions.

Develop your mind, body, and spirit to the best of your ability and you will get there. I promise.

It takes a lot of work, which sometimes means less effort and more letting go.

Rule Four: Let go!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Kundalini Transformation - Part 02

During my 12 year Kundalini transformation, my sense of sound has expanded; all sounds now appear "wavy" in my mind's eye. There is a stillness inside me at all times now as my Ego thoughts have been quieted over time. I often see a representation of the sound in my mind's eye as a picture, depending on how still my consciousness is at that moment. 

Every sound has a thought behind it. Once you slow everything down, you can actually see that thought. I use the word "wavy" since sound moves in waves, the same as the tides of the sea, and once I am completely still I can see its form. After this transformation in my processing of sound, I feel literally like I am in Heaven and on Earth at the same time. The stillness inside me enables me to pick up vibrations around me as if I'm an antenna. It is Heavenly in nature and almost feels as if I am walking on clouds. In movies, whenever there's a depiction of heaven, it's up above the clouds, silent and quiet with a feeling of being elevated to a higher place beyond our atmosphere — nothing material about it.

I remember how I used to experience things before this transformation and I can safely say this is Planet Earth 2.0.

Combined with the new sense of sight mentioned in the previous article, it is almost as if I was given a permanent virtual reality headset to wear 24/7. I live in the same world as everyone else but see it and experience it differently.

I wish others could experience this. If this information was more widely known, people would choose it over riches and fame. No money in the world can buy this experience and I would not trade it for anything.

The expansion in my physical sight occurred five months into my awakening 12 years ago. It was one of the first manifestations of the kundalini awakening. By now, I'm completely used to it and am often are reminded of how cool it is when I look at new landscapes or visit new cities. First thing I do is walk downtown to experience the bright lights and architecture.


Light permanently inside middle of the brain
There are moments when I am so immersed in this vision and out of my body, that I become one with what I am looking at and see everything as a two dimensional beam of Light coming from the Sun. I can actually "scry" inside this vision and see parallel universes that exist here and now, but are imperceptible to normal human sight. Scrying is a process of looking into physical objects using the mind's eye. This experience occurs as a rapture, as my consciousness is swooped up to experience this vision. It comes over me as a wave and I become pure consciousness embracing this vision. My visions often see the world in Medieval times for some reason, only to a much smaller scale than our own present time world. There are parallel worlds existing here and now inside Light and once you're able to alter your own vibration you can actually see them with your very eyes.

Due to this expansion of the Mind's Eye, if I focus on a human being for ten seconds or so, I will slip out of myself and start to see the colors of that person's energy. If I carry this vision further, I will change states of consciousness and see the person from the perspective of an ant, or sometimes a greater and even larger being. The longer I keep this in focus, the more my visual sight changes continuously. I can even see animals and different beings in people. In reality, we are all Light beings of pure consciousness and a kundalini awakening is the evolution of consciousness and Light. 

After the initial awakening, I experienced an altering of my own vibrational frequency which changed the condition of the physical universe. Normally, I hear the kundalini in my ears as a continuous buzzing of bees, which changes pitch as I take in food. One time I was able to tap into the source of the vibration and change it to the sound of a Mustang car, a low growling sound. When this occurred, I saw the entire world before me as a hologram — objects suspended in space. This vision lasted for about ten seconds and then my ego took over and the vibration changed to its regular sound, bringing me down to the level of matter. 

All the visions I describe in this and my previous article are not seen in my head when I close my eyes. That would not be unique since I would only be using my imagination. These visions occur with my actual physical eyes. And they happen when I notice something outside of myself and I look at it. Immediately, an internal process of rapture occurs and some visual manifestation takes place, as if I has woken in the morning and gone outside, only to see it as I described while performing the same daily tasks.

Another important life transformation for me has been lucid dreaming and astral travel. As this Light energy has built up inside me over time, I started to lucid dream on a daily basis. In the astral world, there is no gravity; pure consciousness is the Law which guides it. This means that you can fly, walk through walls, transport yourself to any place on the Earth —levitating objects and fulfilling any and all desires. This is just some of the gifts but there are more. 

The best part is that in a lucid dream, consciousness is completely awake and aware in the same way as waking, physical life. The difference is only a matter of degree, but the concept and experience are the same. It is in all respect pure imagination and desire feeding itself through its experiences. The source of our souls is imagination and Light.

As for astral travel, which occurs during lucid dreams, I have had incredible out-of-body experiences over the last 12 years I have been living with awakened kundalini. I have visited astral worlds that are beautiful to behold. I traveled to different galaxies and talked to extraterrestrial Beings, and received information about myself and the world as well as our future as a human race. Oftentimes, my lucid dream world is so strong that I cannot wake up from it and would sleep for 16 hours at a time in a sleep paralysis. When I try to wake up, the power of the dream would just throw me back down onto the pillow. 


Flying in a Lucid Dream
I have spent hours on end downloading information from otherworldly beings and ascended Masters in the same way Neo was downloading computer programs in The Matrix. In one hour, I can download 20 books worth of information. Through these downloads I have received certain Truths about us and the world we live in. 

Over time, I naturally developed a technique of un-focusing my mind's eye in a lucid dream to step into a reality which I term "hyper consciousness," a state beyond the realm of human consciousness. This state is similar to an LSD or Peyote trip, but different because there's a "futuristic" feel to it. These are some of the effects of a kundalini awakening — a higher state of evolution and a realm of ontological perfection that awaits our race. We truly do live in the Matrix where your potential of life experience is so incredible that you cannot even imagine it until it happens.

Everything around us is consciousness and Light. Once you awaken kundalini, which is Light, you behold the Universe around you as it really is. And inside this Light there are so many different states of consciousness, so many different experiences. A rapture for everyone, a losing of oneself — going beyond the Ego to experience it. It happens during meditation, which in my case is a permanent state, since every act of focusing my attention is an act of meditation.

A lot of people have had kundalini awakenings, but few have reported experiences such as the ones I have had in their overall transformation. What separates the type of kundalini awakening I have had from a spontaneous one or shaktipat is that you have to raise a sufficient amount of prana during the initial awakening in order to blow open and expand the mind's eye. The sexual energy that meditation generates is key to doing this successfully. That is why most people with awakenings do not experience the world the same way as I do, or the way Gopi Krishna did. 


A Drawing — The Expansion Of Physical Sight, One Year Into My Awakening

Gopi Krishna is one of the few people I have read who lived in the exact same world as me. And reading his work really helped me at peak points of my awakening. I have been researching kundalini extensively for 12 years and have spoken to over 200 people over social media or in person and I have not found many who report the same accounts as me. I do not say this to brag because I never asked for any of this, but I mention this to explain the varied kundalini experiences and its overall potential.

The breaking of the Cosmic Egg at the top of the Crown results in the "electrocution" effect and the awakening of the 72,000 nadis, or the full activation of the Spiritual Body. This occurs during a spontaneous awakening or shaktipat, but to awaken the mind's eye and expand it during the initial kundalini rising, you have perform a proven energy cultivation technique in order to generate enough prana. "Prana can be stimulated by the practice of pranayama and thereby increased to a greater quantum."*

Tantric sex is a form of generating prana consciously and if it results in a kundalini awakening it can be a powerful one. In my case, I was doing a form of tantric practice and having continuous internal orgasms which awakened kundalini. The intensity at which it blew open all of my psychic centers was incredible. I had the experience of the white Light at the apex of my kundalini rising.

It is my belief that everything around us, at least within our atmosphere on Earth is white Light. It is the reason all living things need air to breath and survive. Air is Spirit and Spirit is Air. We are literally taking in this white Light every waking moment through breath. White Light, Air, Spirit are the same thing. A kundalini awakening is an awakening to this state of being in Spirit. As you are in Spirit, you are in-spired. This is where the word inspired comes from. 

Gopi Krishna's description of the visual transformation of how he sees things physically is still the best example I've read to this day. To me, it is such an important and amazing part of the overall transformation that I often wonder why it is not talked about more. But then, most individuals do not report the same effects described herein. He talks about a shimmering, silvery haze being transposed on all things he sees with his eyes which is exactly what I experienced. It is the Light inside the head that is present at all times that creates this experience.

Kundalini Science is a reality. Unfortunately, the physical sciences have no means of measuring or studying it, other than listening to, and possibly compiling the many anecdotal accounts from around the world. The tipping point for science is always critical mass: there must be enough accounts that share the same triggers and effects. Unfortunately, at the moment, the are two many variations, too many variables.

Some variables are the same, some are different. In reality, our biological composition as well as the pathways of the kundalini, the nadis and channels, are similar, but they are not sufficient to assure that the triggers and effects, the experiences of risings and different manifestations of gifts, are mostly the same. All experiences, though, have at their core, the evolution of consciousness in its many aspects and, as their goal, the complete liberation from the physical body. As you are liberated from the physical body, you step into the newly forming Spirit-body, the body of Light.

In the future, as more and more people become aware of the full potential of kundalini, a true Kundalini Science will emerge along with the scientific means of measuring the intensity and level of the experience. This truly is the most important thing on our planet; sadly most people are unaware of it. Kundalini is the source of individual as well as cosmic consciousness. It is the key, the prime mover in our evolution. Why we were given this evolutionary mechanism I do not know. Why most are still unawakened, that I also do not know.
Says JJ Semple, "If kundalini didn't serve a useful purpose, it wouldn't be part of our beings. Evolution would have eliminated it. That's how evolution works...which would make no sense because kundalini is the driving force behind human evolution."
There are forces at work which conceal this experience from the public eye on a mass scale because keeping the knowledge of their true spiritual potential from human beings serves their socio-political purposes. By keeping humanity asleep to the Spirit and dwelling in the Ego, they can control us easier. But the time will come when the control factors will be dissolved and more and more will be awakened which will truly usher the planet into a new Golden Age as predicted by the ancients. Once this happens on a grand scale, we will have the answers to who we are as well as the purpose of living on this planet with this dormant and embedded kundalini mechanism. We are still at the dawn of our destiny as spiritual human beings in the Cosmos. And that is very exciting indeed.

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