kundalini-l-d Digest Volume 96 : Issue 211 1 Date: Wed, 30 Oct 1996 From: Juliet Subject: The Sanella Questionaire Yesterday Peter Norton recommended that we look at this questionaire from Lee Sanella's book "Kandalini: Psychosis or Transcendence" as a starting point for the project of articlating actual kundalini phenomenon. Andrew Short typed it up and sent it over... I guess *my* initial questions are: Should *we* have such a questionaire? How would we modify it? How does Sanella use this tool in his work? How would we determine interpretation guidelines? If we *did* have something like this, would it be interesting to tabulate the information somehow, do a study, etc.?? Also, typically, does the question tend to be: "Is it psychosis or is it kundalini?" Or, does the question tend to be: "Is it kundalini or is it my imagination?" (I know there's a joke about Memorex in there somewhere...) Anyway, here it is, for our consideration: > Following are pp. 157 - 158 of Lee Sannella's book, "Kundalini Experience: Psychosis or Transcendence?"; Integral Publishing; P.O. Box 1030; Lower Lake, CA 95457; 1976; $12.95. - Appendix 5 QUESTIONS FOR RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS The following questions have been formulated as a guide for physicians and researchers exploring the psychosislike states that may accompany physio-kundalini processes. I am particularly interested in detailed descriptions of pure sensory experiences rather than their interpretations. - =93If you wish to participate, please send your case history and any relevant information, including the place, date, and (if known) time of your birth, to the author at the following address: 175 Cascade Court, Rohnert Park, CA 94928. Your account should include brief descriptions of any psychic experiences such as psychokinetic effects, clairvoyance, ESP, etc. =93Please do not send original documents since I cannot guarantee the return of any materials. Your information will be treated confidentially, though I may wish to draw from it anonymously in a future edition of this book, unless you specifically ask me not to. =931. Do you hear sounds such as tones, music, hissing, roaring, thunder, drumming, or the sound of symbols when no such sounds are produced outside your head? Do the sounds *seem* to come from inside or outside your head? =932. Do you have visualizations or visual hallucinations? Do you experience light inside your head or body, or see the environment as illuminated by other than normal means? What color are the lights, how bright are they, and of what duration? Do they have a particular form? =933. Do you sense unusual heat or cold in your body or on your skin? Does it move from place to place or stay in one area? Is there any objective evidence of temperature change? In other words, can the heat be measured by a thermometer? If so, for how long at a time? How often do these temperature changes occur and how large are they? =934. Do you have sensations of tickling, tingling, vibrating, itching, crawling -- pleasant or unpleasant -- within the body or on the skin? Do these sensations move around in a patterned manner? Are the movements the same on both sides? Where do they start and to where to they move? Note especially if they start in the legs and move toward the back, neck, and face, in that order. =935. Do you experience spontaneous involuntary positioning of the limbs, fingers, or the whole body? Are there jerky, smooth, sinuous, rhythmic, spasmodic, or violent involuntary body movements? Do you ever inadvertently cry out, grunt, yell, or scream? Do you ever stare into space for long periods of time or appear wild-eyed? Are there odd breathing patterns at times? If so, do these experiences occur most often when you are alone, sitting quietly, or while lying in bed?=94 ............................... > If I can be of any more help, please let me know! > > Andrew Short > Austin, TX - 2 Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 From: Mistress Angelique Serpent Subject: Re:Flax seed oil...meat. I take 7 to 9 flaxseed oil capsules daily for my exczema, and because I am a light smoker, and it prevents lung cancer. I have also not had a single cold or flu since I started taking it, 2 years ago, and my seasonal allergies have almost disappeared. I think it also helps my exczema by calming my nerves, seed oils are rich in b. complex vitamins, important for stress. It is way more effective than all the varieties of cortesone(steroid) that all the whacko dermatology specialists prescribed, over the years. K. friendly? I wouldn't be surprised: it promotes electrical conductivity in the body, which is reduced by the north american diet of overheated oils and margarine. I have an excellent book, which I've lent to my neighbor: Flax seed oil and it's effect on arthritis, cancer and..heart disease? I'll get it back from her, and post the info. It's by a German Doctor/Researcher who was on the board of health in Germany in the 50's that debated whether to allow artificially hardened fats, and oils that had been preserved by heating onto grocery shelves. Her vote: No! They passed anyway. I think her name is Dr. Johanna Blundell, but I'm not sure. Her research is pretty interesting-rats fed margarine or peanut butter with oil added became sterile...she found that these fats cannot be processed by the body, and so they are stored, as a coating around the cells which reduces the elecrical conductivity of the cells, so they get mixed messages from the nerves. - Cellulite, is hard to get rid of because it is a storage place for these toxic fats, which the body cannot release until some cleansing has taken place. Flax seed oil can fasten onto these fats and change their composition, so the body can process them. It is also a powerful antioxidant. Pack-a-day rats fed flax seed oil didn't get lung cancer. Students given Flax seed oil didn't catch colds or viruses. She was taking terminal cancer patients out of hospitals, and effecting remarkable cures feeding fresh flax seed oil mixed with quark cheese. Makes a very nice butter substitute. The oil binds to the calcium in the cheese, and so both are made more effective. Tastier, too. Mix with balsamic vinegar and a touch of maple syrup for a nutty salad dressing. It is a very electrically active and volatile oil, best fresh and raw. *****Do not cook with it!***** Boiled flax seed oil is linseed oil-paint thinner. Unless processed into capsules, it must be kept refrigerated. The only oil which is higher than Flax in essential fatty acids, is hemp seed. Cannabis. The most perfect food for humans, alas the sacred herb is persecuted in this country. - I've always been pretty psychic anyway, so I haven't noticed if taking flax increases my sensitivity. On the other hand, the two years I've been taking it have been a time of amazing growth. With regards to vegatarianism and K./spiritual growth. I am allergic to wheat, rice, soy, beans, rye....etc. I am not allergic to beef, chicken or salmon. What is my K. awakened body saying? I am very particular, I can tell organic free range from not. But the ducks in the park are both a beautiful expression of nature, and also an expression of abundance, that I easily imagine roasting on a spit. Likewise the beautiful antelope in the zoo. Is it only that I am a vampiric carnivorous dominatrix? A hasty conclusion. To make some comparisons: Hawaiians have huna mysticism, and they have pork luaus. The native Americans have rich nature oriented spirituality, but they are mostly hunters. The inuit(Eskimo) have a rich heritage on a diet of fish, caribou and seals. To limit K. to vegetarian experience is to suggest that it is only available to those in a warmer climate, with access to vegetables year round. Or willing to live on grains and dried beans. And even there, the Hawaiians, Fijiians and Maori, to say nothing of the Mayan culture, trancendence and blood sacrifice, spoil the equation. If, in your power to create, you buy into the idea that one must be a vegetarian, then that will be true for you. Of course, there are individuals who are natural vegans, but naturalists they have discovered that even gorillas and chimpanzees, will eat meat if they can get it. My experience: the last year I have been idly monitoring my food intake. It is very unusually small. Yet, my weight stays the same, my body the same as I programmed it to look years ago. Like a marvel comics superheroine. I have 3 theories. 1) My digestion has become really, unusually efficient. 2) I'm living on flax seed oil. 3) I'm living on K. energy and light. Probably a combination of all three. Well that's my bit. Ta for now. Blessings in big brown capsules, Angelique. - 3 Date: Fri, 01 Nov 1996 From: Paco Subject: re: The Rolf Report That sounds pretty cool, I would like to try that... see how much I could take, just really let go and get into it. Does it hurt? It sounds like fun, but that's what I always think right before I get into trouble. I'm studying Hatha Yoga with an Iyengar teacher, it is so great I love it. later, Paco 4 Date: Fri, 01 Nov 1996 From: Paco Subject: re: churlishness as a spiritual path Dr. Barrett, I live in Southern California, too... the way I see it is, some people have paths, and some people think they do, and others never heard of a path. You'd have to be some kind of anthropologist to even begin to collect all the possible data... Didn't Krishna say in the Bhagavad Gita that "all paths lead to me, and each approaches me according to his temperament and character", or something close to that? It's a beautiful jungle, but you better watch out for the missionary man BTW, what is a churl? (I thought for sure you wuz talking about me *smile*) later, Paco 5 Date: Fri, 01 Nov 1996 From: Paco Subject: re: K, Gaia and Faeries - Misstress Angelique, That is really cool about Faeries and nature spirits... I need to tell some people about that, that is a really good teaching. Question: do you ever like to be on equal terms with a guy? You must get lonely sometimes...maybe not *smile* you sound pretty cool. Here's wishing you luck and happiness...glad I got to know you some, you're really free and I like that. Hurry up and get back on while you're on vacation later, Paco 6 Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 From: redormanATNOSPAMplix.com (Dorman, Robert ) Subject: Re: 9th level - In response to my reply to the post on Resonance, concerning the Buddhist concept of the nine consciousnesses, HowardCushATNOSPAMaol.com wrote: > > Excellent post, thank you. I'm wondering if you have a great reference for > this aspect of Buddhism. Thanks, > > Howard I am posting this to the list in case anyone else wants to check this out. All of the below refer to the ninth consciousness. Some of these books may be difficult to find, but if you are interested in obtaining them, I may be able to locate a mail order supplier. Some are pretty pricey. A Dictionary of Buddhist Terms and Concepts, pub. Nichiren Shoshu International Center, Tokyo, 1983, p.313-314. Unlocking the Mysteries of Birth and Death: Buddhism in the Contemporary World, Daisaku Ikeda, pub. Warner Books, 1994, pp.160-173. Fundamentals of Buddhism, Yasuji Kirimura, Nichiren Shoshu International Center, Tokyo, 1984, pp.76-78. The Toynbee-Ikeda Dialog: Man Himself Must Choose, Arnold Toynbee & Daisaku Ikeda, pub. Kondansha International Ltd, Tokyo NY & San Francisco, 1976, pp.27-31. Before It Is Too Late, Aurelio Peccei & Daisaku Ikeda, pub. Kondansha International, Tokyo, NY, London, 1984, pp.105-107. 7 Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 From: stampmanATNOSPAMix.netcom.com (Daniel Rusch-Fischer ) Subject: Les Mains An interesting phenomenon occurred yesterday when opening an email from a woman whom I had briefly met several months ago. Without going into details, I have had a profoundly intense connection with her that was unsought and that I had been unable to shut out. The email was about an interrupted conversation and had no personal content. The moment I began reading, the fingers of the left hand (2nd through 6th chakra repressive/hidden indicators) went ice cold. Simultaneously the palms of both hands began to burn severely. So much so that I could not continue using my fingers to type. When I turned my hands up to look at the palms, the entire surface of the palms had become puckered and wrinkled (not like after immersion in bathwater, but with sharp, numerous, deep cracks) and the color had changed from pink to variegated blotches of purple, white and red. I went to the men's room and sat in a stall for almost a half hour until this subsided. I am certain that my palms actually went through this change as it is within the capability of psychosomatic reaction and all other perceptions were lucid and unaltered. My question is: what is the significance of this phenomenon (if any) and what should I do with it? I, of course-), have my own take on this, but don't want to press it without unbiased input from the more experienced. - 8 Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 From: HowardCushATNOSPAMaol.com Subject: Re: kundalini-l-d Digest V96 #103 Are those of you discussing a get-together aware of the annual gathering of the "Kundalini Research Network"? This year it is in Germany. Yvonne Kason is one of the founders. Once someone sent me tapes of the whole event and it bears some similarity to what you're wanting. Maybe checking out those tapes will help solidify your vision. Or maybe you'll find out what you want already exists. KRN has a website, too, I believe. Good luck! 9 Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 From: LwMema3ATNOSPAMaol.com Subject: Re: KUNDALINI CONFERENCE??? Okay so it may not be financially realistic, but spiritually a place which is very receptive and open and healers are flocking there in record numbers is the island of Kauai, Hawaii. It is beautiful, peaceful and spiritually welcoming. Just a suggesstion, even if too much for plane tickets- hey, think it over anyway, there is always a possibility to manifest somthing you want, right?! :D L&L, Lori - 10 Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 From: Juliet Subject: Re: KRN event HowardCushATNOSPAMaol.com wrote: > > Are those of you discussing a get-together aware of the annual > gathering of > the "Kundalini Research Network"? I tried to contact these people a couple of months ago (a couple of phone messages to a number, I think, in Canada)... But no response. As I remember, they don't have email up and running, either. Maybe somebody else here has a better connection? I think it would be worth talking to them about their event, possible going on a fact-finding mission, possibly even joining forces with them for some upcoming fest... (it seems they have *some* organizational infrstructure in place). Does anyone know details of the Germany event? Or know better how to get in contact? Maybe my experiences were just flukey... J. 11 Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 From: "L.D. McClanahan" Subject: Re: Insight -- Weekend - Daniel Rusch-Fischer wrote: > > This is the Last One - I promise. For a while. Or until I can think of > another one-). > > I was sitting with Karen just munching something and being spacey > (yeah, that is the psychiatric term - check the DSM-IV). A young fellow > walked by me, lanky, long-legged and it suddenly dawned on me that I > was seeing people differently. Just by looking (not thinking or > analyzing) at this young man walk by I could 'see' a congenital hip > misalignment, I looked at a woman sitting at a table. Her shoulder was > almost imperceptibly rolled forward - it wasn't a back problem, I could > 'see' it was a lung problem. I touched my mother's face and knew that > the diagnosis of TMJ was wrong she was inflamed from a tooth extraction > - that TMJ shouldn't exhibit rubor OR calor. These may or may not be > correct, but the insight is this, to be a great healer, you must be > intuitive. That k-awakening heightens the senses and perceptions and > also activates a part of the brain that operates on a level that we > call intuitive and depend not on reasoning, but on instinct - does this > come from an evolutionary time when such a capability made the > difference between getting or becoming lunch? Since I think it is well > demonstrated that 'healing touch' is a genuine (though perhaps not > adequately explained) phenomenon that can be done by anyone, how much > more effective would that be if one had the advantage of instinctively > 'seeing' in someones body where a problem lies and directing the > 'touch' to that part? Dan, During April, 1995 I attended a workshop by Barbara Ann Brennan in Chicago where we learned to use energy to balance chakras and the human energy field. She had done atmospheric research for the NASA space program, became "awakened" through various spiritual, meditation practices and watching pendulums move through chakras, did healing for several in NYC, and started her school of healing. She has four year program for healing using the hand chakras. At end of workshop she demonstrated what you described above. A woman in audience had had a hip problem for years. Barbara asked permission to send her energy into the woman's field, got permission (to do so without permission Barbara considers unethical) and proceeded to tell the woman of a lower spine injury she had had as a young person which had not healed properly which had affected the spine. Suggestions were made for apt treatment. Consider, Barbara's books, Hands of Light and Light Emerging. L. D. 12 Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 From: redormanATNOSPAMplix.com (Dorman, Robert ) Subject: Re: Les Mains Daniel Rusch-Fischer wrote: ... ... > The moment I began reading, the fingers of the left hand (2nd > through 6th chakra repressive/hidden indicators) went ice cold. > Simultaneously the palms of both hands began to burn severely. So much > so that I could not continue using my fingers to type. When I turned my > hands up to look at the palms, the entire surface of the palms had > become puckered and wrinkled ... ... It looks to me like you you were under psychic attack. What do ya know- a psychic e-mail letter bomb! There is a book, I believe by Dion Fortune(?) on Psychic attack; I think its one of the LLewellan books- most new-age bookstores carry them. I believe you need to ritually break your connection to this woman; something like visualizing a cord connecting you and then cut the cord. Check out her book for details. There could also be a past-life connection to her; you may have to work out the karmic connection before you can be rid of her unwanted influence. In any case, I would put up a psychic "shield" before I got near my computer. Perhaps visualize yourself surrounded by white fire and make the affirmation that you are protected by this fire from any negative influence, and that anything evil that tries to reach you will be sent back to its sender. --Bob - 13 Date: Fri, 01 Nov 1996 From: Greg Kernaghan Subject: Everybody, read this please! Paco wrote: > > 5 to one baby, one in 5, no one here gets out alive > > hee hee > > I could tell you, but this is American for fun > > ---Paco Here's the reply to a sincere request for information that PACO sent me. Is this in the spirit of co-operation and helpfulness that this list was founded on? Yours sincerely - Greg Kernaghan p.s. If anybody out there can provide genuine help for a subscriber who needs to leave the list now, please email me... thanks gk 14 Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 From: Juliet Subject: YOU GO, PACO!!! HILARIOUS!!! (Was: Re: Everybody, read this please!) THIS IS THE MOST HILARIOUS THING I HAVE READ IN THREE DAYS AT LEAST!!! I am laughing out loud!!! I am rolling on the floor!!! If only I could stop cracking up, I could get some work done. Greg--It is said: Very few people actually know how to get off this list. Alas, the keys were lost a long, long time ago... Many have tried to just get on the digest... and failed!!! Juliet Greg Kernaghan wrote: > > Paco wrote: > > > > 5 to one baby, one in 5, no one here gets out alive > > > > hee hee > > > > I could tell you, but this is American for fun > > > > ---Paco 15 Date: Thu, 31 Oct 96 From: Richard Satin Subject: Fwd: YOU GO, PACO!!! HILARIOUS!!! (Was: Re: Everybody, read this please!) Oh mages, wizards, witches, kundalini folk sane and not - Prepare yourselves.... a key is forthcoming. Digests anyone? send SUBSCRIBE (and here's the secret) as the SUBJECT with NO MESSAGE TEXT to KUNDALINI-L-D-REQUESTATNOSPAMEXECPC.COM You say you want to leave the list? ha ha hahahah hahahahahaha I have to keep some of the mystery to myself, don't I? Richard >THIS IS THE MOST HILARIOUS THING I HAVE READ IN THREE DAYS AT LEAST!!! >I am laughing out loud!!! I am rolling on the floor!!! >If only I could stop cracking up, I could get some work done. >Greg--It is said: Very few people actually know how to get off this >list. Alas, the keys were lost a long, long time ago... Many have >tried to just get on the digest... and failed!!! >Juliet There are so many little dyings every day, it doesn't matter which one of them is death. Kenneth Patchen - 16 Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 From: Mary Knapp Subject: Re: churlishness as a spiritual path Living in Utah and having severe K pain. That is too much for one human being to take!! My prayers are with you. May I recommend rocking ( in a rocking chair or without one) baths, meditating ( mine is WORSE when I don't meditate - despite the advice), eating heavy foods, chocolate, alcohol (small quantity). I am of the school that preaches: surrender is like asking for more. The hidden lesson may be: only you can call the shots, so call them. At 11:52 PM 10/28/96 -0500, you wrote: >Dear Holly, >I live alone in a small country community in Utah. I can count the people >that I have found that can connect with me on a spiritual level on one hand. > The prominent religion here consumes most of the culture. Finding support >and understanding or just someone to carrying on a meaningful conversation on >the K topic has been very difficult. On a contiuum, the cultural diversity >in California is probably at one end of the spectrum and Utah the other. On >days like today, I long to be anywhere except here but perhaps I right where >I need to be. The last few days have been unbearable. I have been in more >pain that I ever thought possible. The base of my spine pulsates like the >beating of a drum sending hot fluid light through my entire body. It pounds >insessantly on my skull causing me severe head aches. My ears ring in a high >pitched frequency which is anything but soothing. Sharp pains radiate up >from the base of my spine sending electrical current to the top of my head. > Then the hot fluid light turns ice cold and nothing I do seems to warm me. > I don't know how much more of this suffering I can take. I feel I have >surrendered to the point of being at death's door and yet the pain continues. > I felt like sharing my pain tonight. I thought it may help me through one >more day. Thank you for listening. > > I do trust in inifinite wisdom of this process. But Damn it I'm tired of >the suffering. Thanks for letting me vent. Good night. > Love and light > Jean > > > Mary, The Reluctant Earthling 17 Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 From: MainerenoATNOSPAMaol.com Subject: Re: churlishness as a spiritual path TO ALL WHO KNOW: I started getting mail from the kundaini page what is it all about. Most of the time I don't even read it but if i know more I may enjoy reading it. But if i stay uninformed i may miss out on something that can help me grow. Thank you for your help !