Sister Sharon tells it like it is! She warns against the deceptions of “Christian Yoga” and even yoga pants.
Christians and Kundalini
The 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.
The testimony of Jill Barnes – this testimony describes an alleged awakening that was triggered through the “Toronto blessing” movement.
The 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 – the testimony of Mike Shreve from yoga teacher to Christian minister.
Vail Carruth’s Story – the 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 inner explorations website.
“Innocent Yoga?” – Dr. John Ankerberg & Dr. JohnWeldon – a 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 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 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 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.
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.
Wheaton College Featured in Dr. Candy Gunther Brown’s Presidential Address to the American Society of Church History – Video: “Christian Yoga: Something New Under the Sun/Son?”
Dr. Candy Gunther Brown, of Indiana University, bookends her American Society of Church History Presidential Address titled, “Christian Yoga: Something New