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KUNDALINI – (Sanskrit kund, “to burn”; kunda, “to coil or to spiral”) a concentrated field of intelligent, cosmic invisible energy absolutely vital to life; beginning in the base of the spine when a man or woman begins to evolve as wisdom is earned. Kundalini has been described as liquid fire and liquid light. The ultimate outcome of kundalini is the union of Will (sakti-kundalini), Knowledge(prana-kundalini) and Action (para-kundalini).

“The Kundalini creates the universe out of Her own being, and it is She Herself who becomes this universe. She becomes all the elements of the universe and enters into all the different forms that we see around us. She becomes the sun, the moon, the stars and fire to illuminate the cosmos which She creates. She becomes the prana, the vital force, to keep all creatures, including humans and birds, alive; it is She who, to quench our thirst, becomes water. To satisfy our hunger, She becomes food. Whatever we see or don’t see, whatever exists, right from the earth to the sky is nothing but Kundalini. It is that supreme energy which moves and animates all creatures, from the elephant to the tiniest ant. She enters each and every creature and thing that She creates, yet never loses Her identity or Her immaculate purity.” Swami Muktananda, Kundalini: The Secret of Life.

As with all great things existing in harmony, Kundalini is a process that invariably requires an equal exchange of energy so that it can maintain itself and fuel it’s cycle perpetually. This is the real and organic concept of free-energy, as opposed to all these new inventions coming out lately, claiming and giving a false notion of it. Kundalini is not only an awakening experience that belongs exclusively to the most High… it is also what can be expected of anyone who embraces sexuality in a different mind-set, turning it into a Sexual Awakening.

Increased sex hormone levels intensifies Kundalini, and increased Kundalini regulates both the level of sex hormones and receptor sensitivity to them. This circle of cause and effect is the basis of the Great Metamorphosis and spiritual birth.

Interestingly enough, what occurs is a metamorphic hormone cycle that probably follows a similar sequence to that of romantic love:

There exists several stimulants occurring in each phase of it: testosterone might be the main active agent occurring during infatuation, then dopamine and norepinephrine coupled with low levels of serotonin during the romantic/obsessive phase, and then oxytocin and vasopressin during the attachment, calm and peace of a long term relationship.

Testosterone might be the predominant agent during the priming phase of Kundalini awakening, when sexual heat is stimulated regardless of one’s social context. Then during the influx, shock and transmutation phases, the activating hormones dopamine and norepinephrine are probably predominant. Finally things settle down during the substantiation phase with vasopressin and oxytocin, giving one a sense of deep peace and Connection. Orgasm is associated with higher levels of vasopressin and oxytocin and a successful metamorphosis stabilizes bliss such that one could liken the state to a permanent brain orgasm.

All these hormones are amplified during the Metamorphosis. From some of the symptoms we can work out which ones are dominant at each stage. It is possible to track your symptoms on a calendar, because they will fall in with your hormone cycles and the seasonal-month of the year. That way each month and year you will know what to expect. The monthly and annual Kundalini cycle in males will track closely with testosterone and in females it follows the estrogen cycle. As I have said the solar and lunar passage throughout the year is a huge factor in Kundalini flow and development, but so is large weather systems. The seasonal effect on Kundalini cycles is very apparent and easily explained. One of the factors in seasonal variability is the increased secretion of melatonin in Winter, as it may be what reduces Kundalini at this time by down-regulating the production of sex hormones. Conversely, the maximum light hours of July could be why July is max-Kundalini month, because of the consequent reduced melatonin and increased sex hormones. Yes, everything is connected.

eyesgalaxies

The importance of testosterone

Testosterone is produced during puberty, when in love, through exercise, during war to powerfully stimulate cells for action and make the mind alert and enterprising. So often do people relate in the period of intense sexual activation at the beginning of a Kundalini awakening that I think testosterone must be fundamental in spiritual initiation. The sexual heat does indeed feel very similar to taking a hit of testosterone supplement, although because it’s something the body is instigating, the sexual heat of Kundalini is both more enduring, intense and portentous. It can last for years and penetrates one’s being completely.

Thus, we can conclude that the several years of mystic heating that occur prior to the awakening are fueled by testosterone, since testosterone is also the hormone of individuation and autonomy. Nature in her wisdom gives us this time of hormonal priming to prepare our lives for the coming awakening. Testosterone, by increasing one’s boundary definition and activity level is exactly what we need prior to having our adaptive brain (left-brain functions) dissolve in the Great Bliss. This increase in personal power forces us to push for life circumstances that “feed and nurture” us.

If the years of testosterone priming didn’t occur we would simply be too vulnerable and exposed to external influences that would cause the awakening more likely to become a psychotic breakdown, when the self-system is not strong enough to hold the heightened senses and expanded levels of perception into a coherent whole. Since stress and the sense of failure reduces testosterone it might be that those individuals from stressful childhoods or under excessive stress during the start of an awakening are more likely to become unbalanced because their boundary definition and solid self-sense has been compromised by lack of testosterone throughout their lives. If the years of testosterone priming did not occur we would be more likely to be in an unconscious (parasitic/codependent) social environment, which is antithetical to awakening. So not only does the testosterone work on the biological level to rev up our cells, it also operates in the social and lifestyle departments.

This same effect probably applies to reproductive relationships as well. Just as Nature prepares the ground for children to be born, through the hormonal modulation of social conditions, Nature, the causal force of manifestation, hormonally she prepares a nest for the emergence of cosmic consciousness.

cosmic counsciousness

This internal dynamo seems to be propelling us forcibly toward some unknown event, like the Eros* between lovers forcing union. Yet this enormous pressure is not so much to cause things to happen in the world, but is the very dynamic of evolution itself melting us in the sacred marriage of inner unity. The marriage of the hemispheres/sexes/poles. We might be inspired to run here and there by this hormonal tension until we realize that we are simply cooking in God’s melting pot. Knowing what is going on within us helps us to get some distance from our uproarious physiology and emotions in order to enjoy the ride.

“To this day I find myself trying to get a handle on that Shakti and make it mine. But I can’t possess it–I can only be possessed by it.” Joseph Chilton Pearce, The Biology of Transcendence, 87

Testosterone enhances aerobic metabolism and increases protein synthesis in males and females. Low levels of testosterone are associated with muscle loss, weight gain, brittle bones, impotence, loss of sex drive, irritability, depression and fatigue. Levels tend to drop off as we get older at the rate of 1% per year after middle age.

Kundalini is a runaway train that one spontaneously has to learn how to drive. However the more one learns how to drive the train the faster it goes. But if one defaults and resists learning how to drive the train it ends up derailing in a crash. Friction and difficulty occur not so much from the process itself but from our conscious and unconscious interference with it due to not understanding what is going on.

Studies also show that testosterone can induce mania or hypomania in about 10% of men, causing a kindling process where each subsequent withdrawal episode produces a more severe withdrawal syndrome. There are reports of testosterone patches inducing manic episodes. In males, Testosterone and its two metabolites, estradiol E(2) and DHT, enhance the development of amygdala-kindled seizures. Since estradiol has the most potent kindling effect anti-estradiol herbal intervention may have potential therapeutic value for males with epilepsy and might help reduce the severity of kundalini awakenings.

Jed Diamond identifies a number of male hormonal cycles with Testosterone: it goes up and down four or five times an hour. Daily cycles, with testosterone being higher in the morning and lower at night. A monthly hormonal cycle that is unique to each man (zodiac). Seasonal cycles with testosterone that are higher in November and lower in April. There are also the hormonal cycles between 40 and 55 that have been called male menopause or andropause. And other hormonal changes related to stressors in a man’s life. More info on theirritablemale.com

As this first part was dedicated to a more general information on Kundalini and men, in the next chapter we will focus more on our beloved women, so stay tuned!

* “Eros is the transformative force of life, love is the unifying force and sexuality is the creative force, the expression of our physical nature. Love is the expression of a conscious will to evolve toward a unified being. Eros, sexuality and love present the possibility of unifying the masculine and feminine within us.” John C. Pierrakos M.D.Kundalini Mechanics – A Scientific Perspective, Part I
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KUNDALINI – (Sanskrit kund, “to burn”; kunda, “to coil or to spiral”) a concentrated field of intelligent, cosmic invisible energy absolutely vital to life; beginning in the base of the spine when a man or woman begins to evolve as wisdom is earned. Kundalini has been described as liquid fire and liquid light. The ultimate outcome of kundalini is the union of Will (sakti-kundalini), Knowledge(prana-kundalini) and Action (para-kundalini).

“The Kundalini creates the universe out of Her own being, and it is She Herself who becomes this universe. She becomes all the elements of the universe and enters into all the different forms that we see around us. She becomes the sun, the moon, the stars and fire to illuminate the cosmos which She creates. She becomes the prana, the vital force, to keep all creatures, including humans and birds, alive; it is She who, to quench our thirst, becomes water. To satisfy our hunger, She becomes food. Whatever we see or don’t see, whatever exists, right from the earth to the sky is nothing but Kundalini. It is that supreme energy which moves and animates all creatures, from the elephant to the tiniest ant. She enters each and every creature and thing that She creates, yet never loses Her identity or Her immaculate purity.” Swami Muktananda, Kundalini: The Secret of Life.

As with all great things existing in harmony, Kundalini is a process that invariably requires an equal exchange of energy so that it can maintain itself and fuel it’s cycle perpetually. This is the real and organic concept of free-energy, as opposed to all these new inventions coming out lately, claiming and giving a false notion of it. Kundalini is not only an awakening experience that belongs exclusively to the most High… it is also what can be expected of anyone who embraces sexuality in a different mind-set, turning it into a Sexual Awakening.

Increased sex hormone levels intensifies Kundalini, and increased Kundalini regulates both the level of sex hormones and receptor sensitivity to them. This circle of cause and effect is the basis of the Great Metamorphosis and spiritual birth.

Interestingly enough, what occurs is a metamorphic hormone cycle that probably follows a similar sequence to that of romantic love:

There exists several stimulants occurring in each phase of it: testosterone might be the main active agent occurring during infatuation, then dopamine and norepinephrine coupled with low levels of serotonin during the romantic/obsessive phase, and then oxytocin and vasopressin during the attachment, calm and peace of a long term relationship.

Testosterone might be the predominant agent during the priming phase of Kundalini awakening, when sexual heat is stimulated regardless of one’s social context. Then during the influx, shock and transmutation phases, the activating hormones dopamine and norepinephrine are probably predominant. Finally things settle down during the substantiation phase with vasopressin and oxytocin, giving one a sense of deep peace and Connection. Orgasm is associated with higher levels of vasopressin and oxytocin and a successful metamorphosis stabilizes bliss such that one could liken the state to a permanent brain orgasm.

All these hormones are amplified during the Metamorphosis. From some of the symptoms we can work out which ones are dominant at each stage. It is possible to track your symptoms on a calendar, because they will fall in with your hormone cycles and the seasonal-month of the year. That way each month and year you will know what to expect. The monthly and annual Kundalini cycle in males will track closely with testosterone and in females it follows the estrogen cycle. As I have said the solar and lunar passage throughout the year is a huge factor in Kundalini flow and development, but so is large weather systems. The seasonal effect on Kundalini cycles is very apparent and easily explained. One of the factors in seasonal variability is the increased secretion of melatonin in Winter, as it may be what reduces Kundalini at this time by down-regulating the production of sex hormones. Conversely, the maximum light hours of July could be why July is max-Kundalini month, because of the consequent reduced melatonin and increased sex hormones. Yes, everything is connected.

eyesgalaxies

The importance of testosterone

Testosterone is produced during puberty, when in love, through exercise, during war to powerfully stimulate cells for action and make the mind alert and enterprising. So often do people relate in the period of intense sexual activation at the beginning of a Kundalini awakening that I think testosterone must be fundamental in spiritual initiation. The sexual heat does indeed feel very similar to taking a hit of testosterone supplement, although because it’s something the body is instigating, the sexual heat of Kundalini is both more enduring, intense and portentous. It can last for years and penetrates one’s being completely.

Thus, we can conclude that the several years of mystic heating that occur prior to the awakening are fueled by testosterone, since testosterone is also the hormone of individuation and autonomy. Nature in her wisdom gives us this time of hormonal priming to prepare our lives for the coming awakening. Testosterone, by increasing one’s boundary definition and activity level is exactly what we need prior to having our adaptive brain (left-brain functions) dissolve in the Great Bliss. This increase in personal power forces us to push for life circumstances that “feed and nurture” us.

If the years of testosterone priming didn’t occur we would simply be too vulnerable and exposed to external influences that would cause the awakening more likely to become a psychotic breakdown, when the self-system is not strong enough to hold the heightened senses and expanded levels of perception into a coherent whole. Since stress and the sense of failure reduces testosterone it might be that those individuals from stressful childhoods or under excessive stress during the start of an awakening are more likely to become unbalanced because their boundary definition and solid self-sense has been compromised by lack of testosterone throughout their lives. If the years of testosterone priming did not occur we would be more likely to be in an unconscious (parasitic/codependent) social environment, which is antithetical to awakening. So not only does the testosterone work on the biological level to rev up our cells, it also operates in the social and lifestyle departments.

This same effect probably applies to reproductive relationships as well. Just as Nature prepares the ground for children to be born, through the hormonal modulation of social conditions, Nature, the causal force of manifestation, hormonally she prepares a nest for the emergence of cosmic consciousness.

cosmic counsciousness

This internal dynamo seems to be propelling us forcibly toward some unknown event, like the Eros* between lovers forcing union. Yet this enormous pressure is not so much to cause things to happen in the world, but is the very dynamic of evolution itself melting us in the sacred marriage of inner unity. The marriage of the hemispheres/sexes/poles. We might be inspired to run here and there by this hormonal tension until we realize that we are simply cooking in God’s melting pot. Knowing what is going on within us helps us to get some distance from our uproarious physiology and emotions in order to enjoy the ride.

“To this day I find myself trying to get a handle on that Shakti and make it mine. But I can’t possess it–I can only be possessed by it.” Joseph Chilton Pearce, The Biology of Transcendence, 87

Testosterone enhances aerobic metabolism and increases protein synthesis in males and females. Low levels of testosterone are associated with muscle loss, weight gain, brittle bones, impotence, loss of sex drive, irritability, depression and fatigue. Levels tend to drop off as we get older at the rate of 1% per year after middle age.

Kundalini is a runaway train that one spontaneously has to learn how to drive. However the more one learns how to drive the train the faster it goes. But if one defaults and resists learning how to drive the train it ends up derailing in a crash. Friction and difficulty occur not so much from the process itself but from our conscious and unconscious interference with it due to not understanding what is going on.

Studies also show that testosterone can induce mania or hypomania in about 10% of men, causing a kindling process where each subsequent withdrawal episode produces a more severe withdrawal syndrome. There are reports of testosterone patches inducing manic episodes. In males, Testosterone and its two metabolites, estradiol E(2) and DHT, enhance the development of amygdala-kindled seizures. Since estradiol has the most potent kindling effect anti-estradiol herbal intervention may have potential therapeutic value for males with epilepsy and might help reduce the severity of kundalini awakenings.

Jed Diamond identifies a number of male hormonal cycles with Testosterone: it goes up and down four or five times an hour. Daily cycles, with testosterone being higher in the morning and lower at night. A monthly hormonal cycle that is unique to each man (zodiac). Seasonal cycles with testosterone that are higher in November and lower in April. There are also the hormonal cycles between 40 and 55 that have been called male menopause or andropause. And other hormonal changes related to stressors in a man’s life. More info on theirritablemale.com

As this first part was dedicated to a more general information on Kundalini and men, in the next chapter we will focus more on our beloved women, so stay tuned!

* “Eros is the transformative force of life, love is the unifying force and sexuality is the creative force, the expression of our physical nature. Love is the expression of a conscious will to evolve toward a unified being. Eros, sexuality and love present the possibility of unifying the masculine and feminine within us.” John C. Pierrakos M.D.