The Kundalini Concept: Its Origin and Value

December 3, 2020
The Kundalini Concept: Its Origin and Value

no ISBN in bookIt is very important that we come to a clear understanding ofwhat kundalini is and what it is not. This becomes especiallyimportant in the light of the greatly increased interest in theWest in the practice of various kinds of yogas. Much harm can comein the attempts to 'arouse kundalini' if there is not thecorresponding practice of progressive freedom from egocentrism.Mary Scott has done an admirable job in clarifying the subjectby delving into the context in which the notions of kundalini andchakras were developed. In addition to the sympathetic reading ofAurobindo and Woodroffe, who seems to have been one of the fewWesterners who tried to understand the Tantras in their Indianexpositions as expounded by the Tantrik masters themselves ratherthan impose extraneous theories of one's own, the author brings agreat deal of common sense and her own personal experience of beinga searcher as well as a psychotherapist.If taken seriously, this book should provide a great challengeto the general methodology of contemporary sciences. Highlyrecommended for scholars and lay persons alike." --Prof. RaviRavindra