respected expert on kundalini comments on our article
"The Day My Kundalini Woke Up."
23, 2000 2:13 PM
with experience with kundalini, Mr. Yam's article The
Day My Kundalini Woke Up is very good.
who don't, it reads to me a bit too much like:
read about a guy who nearly blew his head off while
making model rockets without instruction. I was cautioned,
but I decided to try it anyway. I shopped around for
information on how to do it -- I'm not going to describe
precisely where I found any of my instructions, or give
any of the their proper context, I'm just going to relate
them as I tried them. Here are the details of my experiments
and how I got a model rocket to actually take off.''
with Mr. Yam's pragmatic approach, but I don't know
how one could interpret this as anything other than
a mildly cautioned invitation to try the same thing.
Some may get the rocket off the ground. Some may damage
themselves for the remainder of this life -- at least.
some context, I get an email once a week like this one:
am seeking more information for a close friend of mine...
he became involved in a form of Kundalini yoga... He
did achieve the raising of his Kundalini... Unfortunately,
this produced in him a condition that has been diagnosed
by Western doctors as schizophrenia... Are you aware
of any resources that my friend may be able to use to
help him heal?"
messages come from the affected people themselves rambling
on and on and on about their visions, terrors, etc.,
all of which started "when I picked up that book
on kundalini''. We are far from a well-rounded account
of the phenomenon. The email above came from somebody
who thought he was going to reputable teachers.
he wasn't. We should all be cautious, but sensible.
your question, the responsibility of your
article, I appreciate your dilemma. Responsibility
is always an interesting question in spiritual matters.
Can anyone else ever be responsible for our spiritual
I would simply pose the following question back to you:
If one person on this planet reads Freddie Yam's article,
repeats precisely his experiments as described, and
has unpleasant and perhaps devastating results, then
would you judge the article as being responsible?
Prof. Kurt Keutzer
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reference page on kundalini. Overview, links, book reviews.
The Day My Kundalini Woke Up
By Freddie Yam
article to which the author of this letter is responding.