This book is about the subtle energy of the life force, the pure
consciousness beyond mind and the ecstatic experience of spiritual awakening. It
also tells of physical collapse, psychic chaos, and personality upheaval, those
elements of human transformation that uproot individuals to the core. It tells
the stories of people, both ancient and modern, who have discovered and
integrated an experience that pushes the edges of their sanity and their
divinity. And it is a guide for survival and transformation.
appears that when people pray, meditate, or turn inward with great intensity to find "God", what they may ultimately experience is the sat-chit-ananda
of the ancient Indian scriptures. Sat is existence or beingness,
the substance or essence that is all things. Chit is cosmic intelligence
or knowledge that fills everything, a consciousness without personal
identity. Ananda is ecstatic bliss. Indian pandits identify these
three qualities as the essential nature of existence. Direct intuition of
them becomes possible following the eruption of Kundalini energy, which is latent in each of us. This book is to help you recognize and support a unique, universal and ageless process related to spiritual experience and psychological wholeness and identified in ancient times as Kundalini awakening.
a wise and comprehensive self-help book to help people understand and integrate the life-transforming experience of Kundalini awakening. It describes seven categories of phenomena related to Kundalini, provides Eastern and Western perspectives of the experience, includes 23 case histories, and gives practical guidance for people who are in a "Kundalini process."
About the Author:
Bonnie Greenwell, Ph.D. holds a doctorate in
Transpersonal Psychology and certifications in Ashtanga and Kundalini Tantra
yoga. She is a licensed MFCC, a scholar, a member of the adjunct faculty of the
Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and an international lecturer and
workshop leader who trains therapists to work with spiritual emergence
experiences. She is a founder and executive officer of the Kundalini Research
Network. Her book has been published in five languages.
"Energies of Transformation is a remarkable book full of
Dr. Greenwell's own grace as well as the authority of careful research It
provides both cross-cultural clinical wisdom and practical information for the
Westerner confronting Kundalini. I recommend it frequently for both experiencers
and clinicians seeking to understand the complexities of the experiences." -
Rima Laibow M.D., Alexander Clinic, New York