I have been reading books about Kundalini for over 30 years--starting with my own Kundalini experience--and Philip St Romain's book is one of the best I have had the pleasure to read. . .
An accomplished book which starts with the specific manifestation of the author's kundalini symptoms and works toward embedding it in a larger and essentially new framework of spiritual maturation. . .
This is a pioneering and first-of-a-kind work that will be a great help to Westerners and Christians who either want to know more about kundalini or who are struggling with their own kundalini issues. . .
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This book describes the awakening of the kundalini process in Philip St. Romain, a Christian who knew nothing about this energy. Here, Philip recounts the phases of the process and attempts to understand its relation to physiology, psychology, Christian spirituality and theology. Helpful Appendixes by James Arraj, STD, provide additional reflection on kundalini and Jungian psychology, kundalini and theology.
Published in 1991 by Crossroads Publishing Co., New York.
Revised in 2002 and 2010, re-published by Contemplative Ministries, Inc.
FOREWORD by Thomas Keating
1. THE BRIGHT NIGHT OF KUNDALINI
Personal Background and Contexts / The Throat Phase / Lights! / Asanas / Crown Phase / Adjustment Phase / Emergence / Regenerative Stage / Summary / Update (2002)
2. PSYCHOLOGY AND KUNDALINI
The Nature of the Ego / The Mental Ego / The Spirit-Centered Ego / Regression of the Ego / Kundalini and the Ego / Kundalini and the Unconscious / Second Childhood / Altered States of Consciousness? / Jungian Interpretations / Communication Skills / Summary
3. THE PHYSIO-KUNDALINI
Hindu Teachings on Kundalini / Science and Kundalini / The Kundalini Current / Cerebrospinal Fluid Dynamics / Sexuality Issues / Inner Seeing / Single-Seeing / Autonomic Functions / Trance / Healing of Emotional Pain / Asanas / Completing the Cycle / Conclusions
4. SPIRITUALITY AND KUNDALINI
Contemplative Prayer / Contemplation and Physiology / The Nature of the Dynamic Ground / Sinful Realities / Spiritual Disciplines / Stages of Spiritual Growth / Convergence and Divergence among Mystics / The Cosmic Christ
5. CHRISTIANITY AND KUNDALINI
Kundalini in Christian Mysticism / Dark Nights of the Soul / Siddha Yoga and Pentecostalism / Scripture and Kundalini
What Is Kundalini Energy? / How Is Kundalini Energy Awakened? / What Is the Significance of a Kundalini Awakening? / What Are the Signs and Symptoms of a Kundalini Awakening? / What Are Some Ways to Cope with and Integrate Awakened Kundalini Energies?
APPENDIX ONE:KUNDALINI AND THE CHAKRAS, A HINDU PERSPECTIVE, by Philip St. Romain (new)
APPENDIX TWO: KUNDALINI AND CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY, by James Arraj (new)
APPENDIX THREE: A JUNGIAN VIEW OF KUNDALINI, by James Arraj (new)
APPENDIX FOUR:THE COSMIC EGG, by Philip St. Romain (new).
POSTSCRIPT by Lisa Bellecci-St. Romain
AFTERWORD by James Arraj