Christians and Kundalini

Testimonies :

Testimony of Terry Johnson – Terry was a practitioner or TM and Yoga before understanding the spiritual realities behind these practices. Link from the Aslan’s Place website.

Testimony of Jill Barnes – this testimony describes an alleged awakening that was triggered through the “Toronto blessing” movement.

Testimony of L.Thompson this is another testimony of a kundalini experience that was initiated by exposure to the Toronto blessing. The testimony is contained within this compilation page.

Out of Kundalini -Testimony of  Virgo Handojo – testimony of an Indonesian man’s journey to Christ

TheTrueLight.Net – Mike Shreve’s Story – testimony of Mike Shreve from yoga teacher to Christian minister.

Vail Carruth’s Story testimony of Vail Carruth former teacher of Transcendental meditation. On truelight.net website.

Interview with Philip St.Romain – Interview with Philip St. Romain and another Christian who have experienced kundalini awakenings.  From the innerexplorations website.

“Innovcent Yoga?” – Dr. John Ankerberg & Dr. JohnWeldona well researched paper from the Ankerberg Theological Research Institute (www.ankerberg.com) based on New Age and Yoga sources.   The story contained in the article about a women named Carole is indicative of a kundalini awakening experience.  PDF file of “Innocent Yoga?”

Groothuis, Douglas,  Confronting the New Age, Intervarsity Press, 1988   pp.  76-84. This subchapter of the book focuses on the Spiritual Dangers of New Age practices with background on the development of the Spiritual Emergence Network a New Age referral network to help those undergoing kundalini awakening symptoms. (see below)

Koch, Kurt E. Occult Bondage and Deliverance – Counseling the Occultly Oppressed,  Kregel Publications, 1970, pp 155 -159.  Describes a thirty year-old women, labeled Example 3, who described many physical and other subjective symptoms especially auditory and feelings of electricity that are similar to kundalini awakening experiences.  Interestingly, the author diagnosed this particular case as being schizophrenia not demonic oppression.

MacNutt, Francis  Deliverance from Evil Spirits – A Practical Manual, Chosen Books, 1999, pp 281-288.  Interview with Fr. Rufus Pereira in Appendix 2 on pages 281-288 describes Fr. Pereira’s ministry in India to several people who are oppressed with spirits after involvement with Hinduism and Transcendental Meditation (TM).

Regner, Valerie A.  Reexamining Christian Conversion Experiences: Considering Kundalini Awakenings and Spiritual Emergencies, Dissertation presented to the Claremont School of Theology, May, 1998.   Describes the dissertation author’s conversion to Christianity and her kundalini symptoms.  Also presented are three additional case studies and an extensive analysis of the spiritual dynamics from a psychodynamic, transpersonal psychology and Hindu perspective. (available from University Microfilms at www.umi.com)

St. Romain, Philip  Kundalini Energy and Christian Spirituality: A Pathway to Growth and Healing, Crossroads Publications, 1991 (Book)  More information on Philip St. Romain can be found at the following site, Shalom Place.

 

Kundalini and the Toronto Blessing Movement:

Kundalini Spirits in the Church?  – Article from Christianstogether.net.  Includes discussion regarding the Toronto Blessing and the more recent Lakeland Revival.

Kundalini and “Counterfeit” Revivals – Another webpage outlining the similarities of the Toronto blessing and kundalini manifestations.  From the website Inplanisite.org that other so-called “Counterfeit” revivals and heresies within the church..

Comparison Between the Kundalini Practice and the so-called Toronto Blessing –  Written by Antti Huima in August 1996.  This is a pdf file from the original website posting.