No Such Thing
DR. GLENN J. MORRIS
had asked on the Kundalini
everyone. I was wondering what is meant by a partial
kundalini awakening and a classical full awakening?
In my humble opinion, there is no such thing as a partial
kundalini awakening. The kundalini is a full blown experience
of your spine wiring into various mystical experiences.
If that's not happening, it's not kundalini. There are
experiences, such as kriya and the development of chi,
that are similar and are sometimes identified as being
kundalini experiences, but they are not. They are their
own forms of phenomena and should be identified as such.
The kundalini is seldom pleasant, is almost always associated
with nerve damage, periods of altered states of consciousness
seeming to parallel insanity, interaction with dieties,
and various siddhis. At its culmination, it results
in union with All. The kundalini experience may go on
for years after that. Sometimes the spiritual experiences
deepen and the person becomes a true mystic, but often
people just go insane.
tells me I make it sound hazardous in all cases. It
is. Even she realizes that hell was an important part
of her journey and is for any who succeed in enduring
the kundalini. She feels that the heart will guide,
but it doesn't seem to work that way in the majority
of cases. Her heart is not that of the average bear.
experiences may be feeling energy move through the body,
particularly up and down the spine, occasional altered
states that quickly fade, some siddhis, skill in healing,
increased energy, seeing auras, or mood and appetite
alterations. People often treat this as if it were a
kundalini awakening, but in my opinion that's just wishful
thinking. It's chi development and if people do not
follow a schedule of chi kung, they'll eventually get
into trouble with it. Usually, kidney or liver failure.
Oftentimes, these partial kundalini effects are brought
on by mixing drug use with meditation or intense chi
kung training as used in the martial arts. The effects
fade away if you quit meditating or breathing in a chi
kung manner or, in the case of drug use, when the effects
wear off. It's safer to take the slower path of meditation
and following the breath. As far as achieving enlightenment,
the kundalini is the rocket path, but cannot be followed.
It's its own phenomenon. Until it happens, it's good
to do Zen meditation, chi kung, or follow a bhakti tradition
in preparing the body and mind.
Glenn J. Morris experienced a full kundalini awakening
starting in 1985. He holds black belts in several martial
arts, has two doctorates, is grandmaster of Hoshinroshiryu
Jutaijutsu, and is the author of several books. See the
Hoshinjutsu Website for a longer biography.
This article originally appeared as a letter on the Kundalini
mail list on February 12, 2000. It is reprinted
here by permission of the author.