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Rolfing produces kundalini

Identifier

000766

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

The Kundalini Experience – Dr L Sannella

Case history number #5: Male Computer Specialist

This man is now in his mid-twenties. At age nine he suddenly developed shooting pains in his genitals and lower abdomen. When in bed at night, he would feel a strong force pushing its way down his throat. This was accompanied by perceptual distortions. A physician tentatively diagnosed hypoglycemia.

In his early teens, he and his friends experimented with hypnosis, and he discovered that he could easily dissociate from reality.

One day, in his sixteenth year, while sitting quietly, he suddenly started to tremble uncontrollably, and his body became very hot. His abdominal pains returned with full force, accompanied by nausea. After a bowel movement these symptoms subsided.

The next day, again while sitting quietly, he had an out-of-body experience (OBE). He had undergone a marginal OBE state when he was younger. On this occasion, however, he was able to move around the room very easily and to view his resting body very clearly. He became alarmed and by moving his arm was able to slip back into the body. For several weeks after this incident his world was collapsed and he felt he was going insane. He dissociated many times in school.

Later, during the fifth session in a Rolfing series in which his psoas muscle was being worked on, he had a strong emotional discharge, with a lot of crying and violent shaking. He felt the immediate need to ground himself. Suddenly there was a terrific energy, which felt to him like a fire hose that was being forced into his perineum and up his spine. When it reached his head there was a feeling of infinite space all around him and inside his skull. He also felt a sensation of a hole being bored into his forehead. All the while there was a display of coloured lights around and inside his head.

Upon the "penetration" of the forehead, he felt a great current of air rushing through the opening. This was followed by an infinite peace in infinite space.

Subsequently he suffered, as he sees it now, from the delusion that he was enlightened and that this infinite space and otherworldly focus were the only truths for him. A Zen master later told him that during that time he had been in a satori state.

At age eighteen he developed debilitating pains in his solar plexus. These were alleviated whenever he allowed his body to spontaneously assume various postures. Only later did he learn that these were yogic asanas. It was then that he started a program of yogic practices, including breath control, that he still follows every day for at least two hours. He was hoping all this would speed up his regaining the condition of satori. He also began to read spiritual literature.

Five years later he discovered the writings of Da Love-Ananda (Da Free John). In the midst of his study of these works he noticed a remarkable fullness in his abdomen and then his belly felt on fire for hours. To his surprise he noted that his girth had increased by four inches, without any gain in weight. Soon afterward he became a student of Da Love-Ananda.

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

Rolfing

References