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You have within you a latent energy waiting to transform your life. Known as kundalini, this legendary power is believed to catalyze spiritual evolution. But is kundalini real? And if so, how can we engage this energy to awaken our consciousness? For centuries, the secrets of kundalini have been guarded by masters and buried in esoteric texts around the globe. Kundalini Rising brings together 24 illuminating essays by some of today's most prominent voices to demystify this mysterious phenomenon. From personal accounts and yogic practices, to brain research and historical perspectives, this compelling anthology weaves together both the mystical and practical perspectives on the rise of kundalini energy to help support your own spiritual discovery. Contributors include: Lawrence Edwards, PhD, Bonnie Greenwell, PhD, Bruce Greyson, MD, Gene Keiffer, Penny Kelly, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD, Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD, Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, PhD, Gopi Krishna, Olga Louchakova, David Lukoff, PhD, Andrew B. Newberg, MD, Stuart Perrin, John Selby, Stuart Sovatsky, PhD, Swami Sivananda Radha, Dorothy Walters, PhD, John White, Whitehawk, Barbara Harris Whitfield, Charles L. Whitfield, MD, Ken Wilber
Around the globe, Kundalini energy is on the rise--from Olympic athletes and celebrities in Vogue magazine who are practicing Kundalini Yoga to an increased number of spiritual healers and seekers who are reporting spontaneous kundalini awakenings. But what is kundalini? Can this powerful energy really spark enlightenment? What does history tell us about it? Kundalini Rising offers 26 essays from some of today's most prominent voices to answer these questions and more. A four-part anthology, this indispensable book shares practices and insights that shed light on this ancient and often mysterious phenomenon. Contributors include: --Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa (The Eight Human Talents; Collins Living, 2001) on kundalini as the most powerful form of yoga --Ken Wilber (A Brief History of Everything; Shambhala, 2007) on the true nature of the chakras and how kundalini yoga seeks to untie them --John White (What Is Enlightenment?; Paragon House, 1995) on the challenges modern psychology faces in the context of the kundalini experience For anyone seeking practices, guidance, or information, Kundalini Rising offers a wealth of perspectives for anyone curious about the eternal mystery of kundalini.