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4.0 out of 5 stars Good precautionary tale, maybe too cautious.
This book is an excellent testament to the power of good research. Unwittingly, Gopi Krishna set something off that he didn't realise the consequences of and he lived a nighmarish existance for quite some time due to it. Most of this book is an excellent example for this, though I do feel it's a little extreme as this man was the exception rather than the rule. Most...
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1.0 out of 5 stars More a novel than an autobiography
I have to say that I'm left totally unconvinced that this is genuine. I can't comment on the author's Kundali experience but his descriptions of higher states of consciousness do not ring true.

For much of his life he was an invalid it seems, looked after for years and years by his devoted wife. Whilst he could hardly get out of bed she slaved away providing...
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good precautionary tale, maybe too cautious., 20 Aug 2007
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This review is from: Kundalini: Evolutionary Energy in Man (Paperback)
This book is an excellent testament to the power of good research. Unwittingly, Gopi Krishna set something off that he didn't realise the consequences of and he lived a nighmarish existance for quite some time due to it. Most of this book is an excellent example for this, though I do feel it's a little extreme as this man was the exception rather than the rule. Most people who awaken the Kundalini do it over a period of time. This book is at best , an example of what can go wrong if you rush things like this. If you're a spiritual seeker i'd read this and Path Notes of an American Ninja Master before going into the more practical Kundalini books.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent description, 20 Jun 2011
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Gopi Krishna's book is an extremely well written and clear account of the effects of actually awakening the kundalini energy.

For all those people who think they are doing kundalini yoga or are really doing kundalini yoga with all its exercises and breathing routines, this is an essential description of what can happen if you 'do it right' - the effects of the exercises. It is also a warning to those who dabble in this area without understanding what can happen - if you do not understand the process and its effects. Some of the effects experienced by Gopi are dangerous and traumatic, they could have killed him or sent him insane.

His book does not tell you how he did it, because it is clear that Gopi Krishna was unaware to the very last what he had done that others hadn't to get this effect. He practised deep meditation and breathing exercises, but then so do and did thousands of others who have never had these experiences. So don't expect any instruction on techniques, but as a description of effects and a sort of cautionary warning it is marvellous.

The only thing that mars the book is the pompous, trite and clearly totally uninformed comments throughout the book that have been added as a 'psychological commentary' by James Hillman - who clearly has been no closer to a spiritual experience than a bottle of whisky. Miss his comments out and you have a brilliant book. Why Shambala felt the need to add them in I do not know, it detracts from the contents and is a real annoyance.

All that Gopi Krishna wrote is absolutely spot on.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars read it through the day it arrived, 1 Dec 2001
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a simple and succinct discription of the physical and mental effects of awakening the kundalini all of a sudden. the basic testimony opens your eyes and mind wider to the universal energy tapping possibilities inherent in all of us. the inspireation to delve into the rhelms of evolutionary energy and turn the science of kundalini into a living art.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars More a novel than an autobiography, 29 Oct 2013
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I have to say that I'm left totally unconvinced that this is genuine. I can't comment on the author's Kundali experience but his descriptions of higher states of consciousness do not ring true.

For much of his life he was an invalid it seems, looked after for years and years by his devoted wife. Whilst he could hardly get out of bed she slaved away providing for him. He says that he didn't think he had what it would take to look after her if their situations were reversed. So much for boundless love...

Despite admitting that he wouldn't even look after his wife he says he had to fight the urge to "devote himself exclusively to the service of mankind". He says the only thing that stopped him were the "strong ties of affection" that bound him to family and friends. Yet in the same paragraph he says he had been "purged clean of worldly love" to the extent that he could "part from family and friends forever without so much as a single look behind". His poor wife would probably have been glad to see the back of him.

In chapter 17 he says "I might have turned into a recluse to assuage the fire of renunciation kindled in me but for the constant touch with suffering and misery and the slender chance I had of alleviating it."

So he wants to be a recluse and renounce the world... He wants to devote himself to the service of mankind... But what actually happens is that he gives up his job, takes to his bed, and lets his wife look after him.
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