An interesting take on Kundalini

I enjoy listening to the teacher who calls herself Maharishikaa. She’s an iconoclast who claims to offer a new teaching that is better in some ways than traditional ones: surrender (“bend down”) to the soul. The soul, she says, is the inner “impulse” that tells us what we should do. I don’t know if this […]

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After my kundalini woke up

Twenty years ago I wrote an article for Realization.org called ‘The Day My Kundalini Woke Up‘. The article says nothing about the long-term effects of that experience because when I wrote it, I didn’t yet know what the long-term effects would be. Today I’m going to tell the rest of the story. As I explained […]

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Conscious Sleep

Last summer I experienced conscious sleep for the first time. I mean conscious deep sleep, not lucid dreaming. In this article I’ll describe what it felt like. Conscious sleep is mentioned in some of the upanishads, especially the Mandukya Upanishad, which says that the three states of consciousness — waking, dreaming, and deep sleep — […]

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