Christians and Kundalini

Testimonies :

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

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

The testimony of L. Thompson  – 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 – The testimony of an Indonesian man’s journey to Christ

TheTrueLight.Net – Mike Shreve’s Story – The testimony of former Kundalini Yoga teacher Mike Shreve.  His journey from a yoga teacher to a Christian minister.

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

Interview with Philip St.Romain – Interview with Philip St. Romain and another Christian who has experienced kundalini awakenings.  From the inner explorations website.

“Innocent Yoga?” – Dr. John Ankerberg & Dr. JohnWeldon – A well-researched paper from the Ankerberg Theological Research Institute ( based on New Age and Yoga sources.   The story contained in the article about a woman 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 a 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 woman, 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 by 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 psychodynamic, transpersonal psychology, and Hindu perspectives. (available from University Microfilms at

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 Charismatic Movement:

Kundalini Warning – Are False Spirits Invading the Church?  – Book by Andrew Strom.  From Amazon – “Written by a genuine “Insider,” this is the true story of one of the most frightening “invasions” in the history of the church – and the fight to keep it out. Andrew Strom has been part of the Charismatic movement for over 25 years – and was deeply involved in the modern “Prophetic” movement for 11 of those years.”

Kundalini Spirits in the Church?  – Article from  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, 

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.

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