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Living with Kundalini : Autobiography of Gopi Krishna - Gopi Krishna

Living with Kundalini

Autobiography of Gopi Krishna

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Published: 1st November 1993
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This classic first-person account of spiritual awakening was first published under the title "Kundalini: The Evolutionary Energy in Man "--here expanded with two-thirds new material drawn from the author's writing to make a complete autobiography.

"With so many 'spiritual teachers' today proclaiming their own greatness, this humble, matter-of-fact tale of an almost accidental spiritual odyssey is reassuring. Maybe all this stuff is true."--Shambhala Sun

"At a time when the word 'Kundalini' is bandied about by too many self-appointed gurus and occult groups offering enlightenment in ten easy lessons, Gopi Krishna provides a salutary reminder of what a serious undertaking it is to attempt to raise this awesome power. He states that the Kundalini is the basis of all psychic manifestations in the individual, including mediumship and clairvoyance, a fact which renders this book of great importance to anyone working in a psychic capacity."--Light

"Gopi Krishna was a pioneer in the land of spirituality. What he described as psychic forces in human beings are now being understood as fields of energy and information. I salute this great sage and scientist of the twentieth century and congratulate the publishers for bringing out this volume."--Deepak Chopra, M.D., author of Quantum Healing

"Gopi Krishna was a true psychenaut into the realms of human possibility, an Odysseus of inner space. The publication of his autobiography should be a major event in the documentation of who and what we really are."--Jean Houston, Ph.D., Director Foundation for Mind Research

"Gopi Krishna's description of the changes--psychological, physical, perceptual, and biochemical--which can happen to a person who is in the process of an accelerated spiritual emergence process was the first definitive work written for the Western world about kundalini awakening. This new book should be a great comfort to those trying to comprehend the process."--Emma Bragdon, Ph.D., Editor of the Spiritual Emergence Network Newsletter

"The writing of Gopi Krishna is an indispensable resource for anyone who wishes to begin to understand the role of kundalini in exceptional mental states and in the evolution of consciousness. His own kundalini awakening is itself an extraordinary and inspiring story of human possibility and gives one a sense of the tremendous spiritual birthright each of us carries within our own nervous system."--Kenneth Ring, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Connecticut, and author of Heading toward Omega and The Omega Project

"It was above all Gopi Krishna who, through his fascinating autobiography and other works, made the kundalini phenomenon widely known in the West. More than that, he brought it down from the level of abstract speculation to concrete description based on personal experience. He struggled hard to make this complex and crucial spiritual phenomenon intelligible in his numerous writings and talks, and I regard him as one of the bridge-building pioneers of our time, who hewed new paths for the necessary dialogue between East and West."--Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D., Author of Encyclopedic Dictionary of Yoga

Editor's Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Awakening of Kundalinip. 1
Recollections of Childhoodp. 8
Life in the Village of Gairoop. 25
Memories of High Schoolp. 40
Lessons Learned from My Fatherp. 64
Mother Arranges My Marriagep. 78
Fighting Against Corruptionp. 97
Stumbling Blocks in the Path of Evolutionp. 119
Living Through a Prolonged Nightmarep. 140
An Unearthly Radiance Filled My Headp. 154
Still No Sign of Miraculous Psychic Powersp. 173
Perennially Conscious of an Inner Luminosityp. 202
The Transformative Power of the Divine Energyp. 220
The Cause of All Genuine Spiritual Phenomenap. 240
Losing Hope, I Prepared for Deathp. 258
Stretching Out Immeasurably in All Directionsp. 286
A Triumph of Lovep. 305
More and More, I Returned Towards Normal Livingp. 325
The Marvelous Ingenuity of Naturep. 342
A Complete Metamorphosis in Consciousnessp. 354
Creating a Mental Climate to Remove the Threat of Warp. 368
Epiloguep. 387
Glossaryp. 389
Other Books by Gopi Krishnap. 393
Indexp. 395
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780877739470
ISBN-10: 0877739471
Series: Shambhala Dragon Editions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st November 1993
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59