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Dark Light Consciousness: Melanin, Serpent Power, and the Luminous Matrix of Reality


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How to awaken the Ureaus--the serpent power of spiritual transcendence within each of us--and connect to the superconscious of the universe

• Reveals the biochemistry of how the body’s melanin provides the template for the subtle energy body or light body

• Shows how embracing the dark light consciousness of the awakened Ureaus opens a portal to the sacred darkness of the superconscious

• Provides illustrated instructions for meditation practices, breathing exercises, and yoga postures to safely awaken Ureaus/Kundalini energy

Within each of us lies the potential to activate a personal connection to the superconscious. Called “Ureaus” in ancient Egyptian texts and “Kundalini” in ancient Hindu yoga traditions, our innate serpent power of spiritual transcendence inhabits the base of the spine in its dormant state. When awakened, it unfurls along the spinal column to the brain, connecting individual consciousness to the consciousness of the universe enfolded within the dark matter of space. At the root of creativity and spiritual genius across innumerable cultures and civilizations, this intelligent force reveals portals that enfold time, space, and the luminous matrix of reality itself.

Combining physics, neuroscience, and biochemistry with ancient traditions from Africa and India, Edward Bruce Bynum, Ph.D., explores the ancient Egyptian science of the Ureaus and reveals how it is intimately connected to dark matter and to melanin, a light-sensitive, energy-conducting substance found in the brain, nervous system, and organs of all higher life-forms. He explains how the dark light of melanin serves as the biochemical infrastructure for the subtle energy body, just as dark matter, together with gravity, holds the galaxies and constellations together. With illustrated instructions, he shows how to safely awaken and stabilize the spiritual energy of the Ureaus through meditation practices, breathing exercises, and yoga postures as well as how to prepare the subtle body for transdimensional soul travel.

By embracing the dark light of the shining serpent within, we overcome our collective fear of the vast living darkness without. By embracing the dark, we transcend reality to the dimension of light.

About the Author

Edward Bruce Bynum, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., is a clinical psychologist and the director of behavioral medicine at the University of Massachusetts Health Services in Amherst. A student of Swami Chandrasekharanand Saraswati and a winner of the Abraham H. Maslow award from the American Psychological Association, he is the author of several books, including The African Unconscious. He lives in Pelham, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Genesis, Dark Matters, and the Legacy of the Stars

Part One

Darkness and Light

1 Medical Background to the Perennial Science of How Darkness Enfolds the Light

2 Light as a Fifth-Dimensional Force

Part Two

Embodiment through the Anatomy of the Sleeping Serpent

3 The Spine, Brain Stem, and the Deep Brain Core

4 The Eye, Evolution, and the Pineal Gland

5 The Inner Ear Melanin, Vibration, Sound and Perception, and the Nose

Part Three

The Inner Preparation

6 The Process of Projection

7 Practice, Discipline, and Goals

8 A Brief History of the Serpent Powers

Part Four

The Luminous Work

9 Ethics, Energy, and the Bodily Disciplines

10 The Dynamics of Breath Control and the Discipline of Bodily Absorption

11 The Family of Kundalini Risings

Part Five

Realization and Legacy

12 Other Methods for Awakening the Sleeping Serpent

13 The Goal and the Attainment

Appendix: The Twenty-Five Classical Mudras





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Bynum, Edward Bruce
Inner Traditions International
Religion Western-Inspirational
Mythical Civilizations
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