What is Kundalini? The term Kundalini, the Serpentine Fire as used by yogis, refers to the sub-atomic force located in the Sacral Bone area at the base of the spine. The Kundalini has seven layers; each layer has seven sub-layers. Therefore, there are forty-nine degrees of awakening it. In ancient Ta Ma Re (Kemet / Egypt), the awakening of the Kundalini energy, which has risen up to the brow chakra or the forehead center, is symbolized by a serpent on the crown of the Ngu (Pharaoh).
The Naga is referring to the people who have full access to the Kundalini energy. Kundalini being a serpentine force, to be honored. The Naga is to be wise as the serpent. Allegorically, Jesus said in Matthew 10:16 verse “Be ye therefore wise as Serpents, yet gentle as doves.”
In India, the degree of awakening of the Kundalini energy is symbolized by the number of cobras hovering on the top of the head of the yogi. The number of cobras symbolize the number of layers the Kundalini has been awakened. Seven cobras symbolize a very advanced soul, a great spiritual teacher.
In China, a sage who has fully awakened the Kundalini energy and has mastered it, is represented by a person standing and riding on a dragon. This is why some paintings depict Bodhisattva Kuan Yin in this manner.
What is the use of the Kundalini energy in spiritual practice? When that Kundalini awakes, it tries to force a passage through this hollow canal, and as it rises step by step, as it were, layer after layer of the mind becomes open and all the different visions and wonderful powers come to the Yogi. When it reaches the brain, the Yogi is perfectly detached from the body and mind; the soul finds itself free. In other words, the Kundalini energy enables the brain cells to register spiritual or “higher” experiences and stimuli. A mental slave uses less than 10% of his/her entire brain. The other 90% remains undeveloped and unconscious. A Master uses the undeveloped sense receptors, the physical sense receptor activation ranges are expanded and undeveloped brain cells are developed. In other words, the quality of the physical body, especially the brain and the nervous system, is improved or upgraded. Here is another way of saying it, “After a certain period of time, a person whose Kundalini is highly awakened may become a genius, a great charismatic leader or a great spiritual teacher.”
However, those who release extra Kundalini before their brain and nervous systems are ready will experience physical, emotional or mental problems called Kundalini Symptoms, such as, –
– Unexplained illness;
– Erratic behavior;
– A feeling of “losing it” and difficulty coping with everyday life;
– Chills or hot flashes;
– Evidence of multiple personalities;
– Excessive mood swings: depression or ecstasy;
– Times of extreme dullness or brilliance;
– Loss or distortion of memory;
– Disorientation with oneself, others, work, or the world in general;
– Extremes in appearance (a person may fluctuate between looking years younger one moment and twenty years older a short time later);
– Visual effects: seeing lights or colors, geometric shapes, scenes from past lives, or future events.
– and even Death
A good illustration is to imagine, if 220 units of energy suddenly coursed through 110 units, the fuses would blow and the circuitry would melt. Therefore…
First, the physical body and the energy body must be cleansed or purified. Nerves are extremely important whether a person is dealing primarily with Kundalini energies. Kundalini energy manifest through the nerves; the 31 nerves inside the spinal column and 2 outside = 33 nerves along the 33 vertebras (as in Jesus died at the age of 33), plus the 12 pairs of cranial nerves, pushing them to extend and receive even more energy, thus heightening our awareness. Fasting helps, along with eating small meals of fruits and vegetables, NO MEAT (too course and heavy, unless problems develop and the Kundalini needs to be slowed down, then meat is permissible depending on the individual), so that the Kundalini energy, once awakened to a higher degree, can flow easily without any blockage and without causing damage to the physical body. Where your nerves power your physical body, the nadis (little rivers) power the higher mental and spiritual levels. Nadis are like nerve channels of a more subtle, etheric nature. According to many Tantric texts, the human body contains 72,000 nadis that channel prana to every cell. 72 are considered important and 10 are considered major. However they all stem from the 3 main nadis within the spine and these are by far the most important nadis of the subtle energy body. They are called Ida nadi Pingala nadi and Sushumna nadi. Ida is the feminine channel, Pingala is the male channel and Sushumna is the central spiritual channel.
The three nadis, Pingala, Sushumna and Ida are represented by the Biblical story of Jesus in between the two thieves (malefactors). MATTHEW 27:38 – There were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left. (LUKE 23:32-43) 32. And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death. 33. And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. 39. (ONE OF THE LEFT)And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. 40. (ONE ON THE RIGHT) But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? 41. And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. 42. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. 43. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.
In Free Masonry, it is veiled in the Boaz, Middle Pillar (God = letter ‘G’) and Jachin symbolism.
They are very important as vehicles for the entry and circulation of the life force (prana) in the system. This is an important part of the Kundalini experience, as prana (Ra, chi, ki, mana) releases and activates Kundalini. The Kundalini travels throughout these etheric nerves, refining and vivifying the entire system and availing you of higher spiritual and mental energies. The three main nadis are Sushumna (spiritual essence), which goes up the center of the spine; Ida, which has female polarity (negative in electrical terms); and Pingala, which has male polarity (positive in electrical terms). Ida and Pingala begin on either side of the base of the tailbone and weave back and forth around the spinal area (much as the snakes in the Caduceus of Hennes). They cross at the base of the skull, run over the top of the nose and end one at each comer of the nose. In a good Kundalini release, the main force rises up Sushumna and the lesser forces rise up Ida and Pingala. When Ida receives an excessive release, you will experience an excess of energy in the emotional and intuitional bodies, leading to weepiness, a tendency to overeat, chills and difficulty staying warm, and getting caught in emotional and compassionate issues. When Pingala receives an excessive release, you may experience anomalies at the mental and will /spirit levels: hot flashes, sleeping problems, inability to eat, excessive mental pictures (usually of geometric shapes and lights), or psychic or spiritual sounds.
Second, it is important that one must practice inner purification regularly through character building. This is done by developing virtues and removing vices or inner weaknesses. When the Kundalini is awakened, the positive and negative qualities of the person will be magnified to a very high degree. This is why a person going into the spiritual path experiences intense inner battles, called in the “HOLY BIBLE”, the “Great Armageddon” and “HOLY QUR’AN”, the Great Jihad. It is the rage of war between the Higher Self and the lower-self. Therefore, it is important to practice inner purification.
Third, Patanjali in Sutra I of the fourth book of his Yoga Sutras wherein he says: “Siddhis (psychic powers and mystical faculties) proceed from birth (natural endowment), spells (mantras), fasting, austerity (long, elaborate course of self-discipline and concentration), Samadhi (state of consciousness invoked by complete meditation) and even from powerful herbs, such as, natural seeded Marijuana, Amanita Mascara Mushroom (Psilocybin Cubensis Mushroom), Tabernathy Iboga, Ayahuasca, and etc…
SUPERPOWERS (SIDDHAS or 9 FRUITS OF CHRISTS [1 Cor. 12 ch.])• Healing
• Psychic abilities
• Etheric sight
• Increased intelligence (use of your brain)
• Expanded awareness
• Enhanced sexuality
• Increased personal magnetism
• Bliss/Nirvana — conscious connection with the Source or One
• Increased stamina
• Longevity and more including Siddhis ‘supernatural powers’ spoken of in the ‘UPANISHADS’.