Jung's Seminar of Kundalini Yoga, presented to the Psychology Club in Zurich in 1932, has been widely regarded as a milestone in the psychological understanding of Eastern thought and the symbolic transformations of inner experience. With sensitivity towards a new generation's interest in alternative religion and psychological exploration, Sonu Shamdasani has brought together the lectures and discussions from this seminar. In this volume, he re-creates for today's reader the fascination with which many intellectuals of pre-war Europe regarded Eastern spirituality as they discovered more and more of its resources, from yoga to tantric texts.
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Our chakras—the seven energy centers located from the base of the spine to the crown of the head—govern every aspect of our health and consciousness. Resting in the lower chakra is the primordial life force of kundalini. With Chakra Meditation, Layne Redmond presents a complete program for awakening kundalini and bringing its cleansing, revitalizing energy up through all seven of your chakras. Combining five traditional yogic techniques—visualization, breathing, postures, sacred sounds, and meditation—Redmond provides a safe and effective system to tune each chakra and open you to inner sources of inspiration and personal power. This book-and-CD training program includes: Eight full-color chakra yantra (sacred geometry) illustrations to help focus your healing meditations The “Breath of Fire” practice to cleanse the respiratory system Yogic gazing techniques to sharpen concentration, release anger, and rejuvenate the eyes Nadi shodhana (alternate nostril) breathing to purify the energy channels in the body A full 30-minute chakra purification practice to enhance physical health, emotional balance, and spiritual growth
What is consciousness, and how can we awaken? Inside, you will find a powerful compass, along with daily body-mind practices, to part the curtains around the theater of the world. Come unfold your potential!In 1932, renowned analyst Dr. Carl G. Jung gave 4 talks on the psychology of kundalini yoga. You may know Dr. Jung for his work with archetypes, ego, functions of personality, the shadow self, and other aspects of psyche. This book adds to those. It is a tour of his words and wisdom on the chakras, reorganized and couched in more everyday language for the benefit of all.What¿s inside?¿ Dr. Jung¿s insights on the ego, consciousness, and the unconscious. ¿ An introduction to kundalini yoga.¿ The chakras, in Jung¿s own words.¿ Over fifty exercises for health, happiness, and holiness.¿ Science! Today¿s knowledge of the brain and larger nervous system illuminates the fact of body-mind connections.¿ Advice tailored to each of the Jungian functions of personality: Sensing, iNtuiting, Thinking, and Feeling.¿ Making sense of what Jung called the Transcendent function.¿ How entheogens like ayahuasca can greatly aid awakening.Jung¿s views contrast with most views of development today, which either reduce human beings to biological machines or seek to prop up the ego. Here, you will find ways to remove blinders and let go of unpleasant tensions, false identifications, and excessive cares. Award-winning UCLA instructor and author Dario Nardi brings together yoga, Dr. Jung¿s difficult lectures, and neuroscience insights. For over a decade, he has used brain imaging to understand personality and the impact of various body-mind practices.
"Introduction to Kundalini Yoga" by Guru Rattana (Gururattan Kaur Khalsa) is an ideal book for beginners. It answers some of your most basic questions about raising the Kundalini, explains the fundamentals and the benefits of Kundalini yoga and meditation, outlines what to expect when you begin a spiritual practice and helps you get started with your personal practice. A special section explains how you can use Kundalini yoga and meditation to attain personal power and inner peace. Contains some of the most popular yoga sets and meditations as brought to the West by Yogi Bhajan. 18 Sets, 22 Meditations, 14 MantrasIntroduction to the Basics of KYClear and Rest your MindStrengthen and Enliven your BodyFeel Good FastPrepare for Deep MeditationLarge Clear Format - Beautifully illustrated
Tantra—often associated with Kundalini Yoga—is a fundamental dimension of Hinduism, emphasizing the cultivation of "divine power" (shakti) as a path to infinite bliss. Tantra has been widely misunderstood in the West, however, where its practices are often confused with eroticism and licentious morality. Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy dispels many common misconceptions, providing an accessible introduction to the history, philosophy, and practice of this extraordinary spiritual tradition. The Tantric teachings are geared toward the attainment of enlightenment as well as spiritual power and are present not only in Hinduism but also Jainism and Vajrayana Buddhism. In this book, Georg Feuerstein offers readers a clear understanding of authentic Tantra, as well as appropriate guidance for spiritual practice and the attainment of higher consciousness.
Energy Medicine East and West: A Natural History of Qi provides a unique, comprehensive overview of Qi or bioenergy for students and practitioners of energy medicines, Chinese and Oriental Medicine, and all disciplines of Complementary and Integrative Medicine. Mayor and Micozzi start with a comparative historical account of the ancient concepts of Qi and vital energy before covering theories of Qi, a discussion of the organized therapeutic modalities based upon Qi and its applications to specific health and medical conditions. Contributions are included from international experts in the field. The book moves from anatomical and bioenergetic complementarity of Western vital energy and Eastern Qi, through convergence of perspectives and models to demonstrations of how the traditional therapies are being melded together in a new, original and creative synthesis. David Mayor and Marc Micozzi are experienced medical practitioners, authors and editors. David Mayor has been actively involved in bioenergy research, practice and publishing for over 30 years, and is author/editor of Electroacupuncture: A practical manual and resource (2007), as well as other acupuncture texts and studies. Marc Micozzi is Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. As author/editor of Fundamentals of Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 4E (2011), and 25 other books, he has been writing, editing and teaching on bioenergy, Qi and related topics for 20 years. Endorsements "This wonderful book has assembled some 25 authors expressing well a view of qi which entirely does justice to its nature. Meticulously referenced, it is a milestone to set beside Maciocias Foundations of Chinese Medicine and Deadmans Manual of Acupuncture. Here at last are the beginnings of a true science of qi...There is truly nothing like it in contemporary literature. Alone, it lays the foundation for the beginnings of a modern science of qi."Richard Bertschinger, Acupuncturist and translator, Somerset, UK. "This book offers a timely and thorough examination of the experience and nature of qi, including a series of fascinating philosophical discussions with a direct application to our patients. Required reading for acupuncture practitioners seeking to justify and clarify their clinical reasoning."Val Hopwood PhD FCSP, Physiotherapist, acupuncturist, researcher and educator; Course director, MSc Acupuncture, Coventry University, UK. "Over the last decade most books on Asian medicine paid tribute to the aura of evidence-based medicine – experience counted little, RCTs were convincing. This book, at last, returns to an old tradition of debate, opening up quite a few new horizons. Reading it, my striving for knowledge was married with enjoyment and happiness. This book made me happy!" Thomas Ots MD PhD, Medical acupuncturist specialising in psychiatry, Graz, Austria; Editor-in-Chief, Deutsche Zeitschrift für Akupunktur. "To simply review the chapter headings is to know the truly remarkable expanse of this book...a wonderful bridge between the mysteries of the East and the sciences of the West...well documented, well written, and enlarging both. Enlightening...nicely depicts outstanding advances in energy psychotherapeutics, thus ultimately helping to move forward the human condition."Maurie D Pressman MD, Emeritus Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; Emeritus Chairman of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia PA; past President, International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, Lafayette, CO, USA.
The Origins and History of Consciousness is an important and wide-ranging interpretation of the relations between psychology and mythology. Erich Neumann undertakes to show that the individual consciousness passes through the same archetypal stages of development that marked the history of human consciousness as a whole. He draws upon the full range of world myth in the illustration of his thesis, and his account makes unexpectedly fresh and lively reading in a field not always notable for these qualities. Neumann ends the work with a trenchant commentary on contemporary society.
Although contemporaries, Carl Jung and Wilhelm Reich, two giants in the field of psychoanalysis, never met. What might have happened if they had is the inspiration behind this detailed investigation. Jung and Reich succinctly outlines each man's personality and compares their lives and their work, emphasizing points of convergence between them. John Conger provocatively puts Jung's mystical and psychological approach to spiritual disciplines on the same plane as Reich's controversial theories of "genitality" and character armor. The result is a heady "what if?" bound to intrigue and inspire readers.
Transitions to a Heart-Centered World by Guru Rattana, Ph.D., is a rich and unique compilation of the core teachings and Kundalini Yoga kriyas and meditations of Yogi Bhajan. Still her most popular manual, this new Second Edition, revised, updated and augmented*, marks the 26th anniversary of the original publication in 1988. It is ready to welcome a whole new generation of students to this powerful and life-changing technology, as well as providing many new insights for those in possession of the original edition. Containing the most comprehensive collection (over 100) of the sets and meditations from Yogi Bhajan's early teachings, it is in daily use by Kundalini Yoga teachers worldwide and is often the first book purchased by new students. It offers powerful and effective techniques to both teacher and student, to empower your lower chakras and open your heart to unconditional love. The content has been fine-tuned by Guru Rattana, and distilled from her many years of both practice and teaching. Focusing on a revolutionary concept first introduced by Yogi Bhajan, Transitions explains that, instead of avoiding the lower chakras, students need to cultivate a powerful base in order to open the heart chakra and stay in the heart. In over 200 information-packed pages, you will also learn how to strengthen your navel center, bolster your immune system, attract abundance, opportunity and prosperity and, in the process, attain inner peace and happiness. The introductory chapters and appendix have been totally rewritten and expanded, consolidating and clearly explaining critical concepts related to the teaching and practice of Kundalini Yoga, including: Making the transition to the Aquarian Age – to an age of peace, humanity and unity.The relationship between love, immunity and Kundalini YogaChakra cultivation - the ascent of the Kundalini and descent of consciousness.Essential guidelines for the practice of Kundalini Yoga Chapter 4, a must-have reference source for teachers and students, fully explains the basics of Kundalini Yoga. Elsewhere you will find a concise list of healthy living and cleansing tips, and a mantra guide to help both beginners and seasoned practitioners understand and fully experience the powers of the most commonly used mantras. *Corrections to the kriyas and meditations received from a number of sources, including KRI, have been incorporated.
This first volume provides an original overview of Jung’s work, demonstrating its compatibility with contemporary views in science.