Kundalini spirits in the church?

Andrew Strom has re-ignited concerns which have surfaced periodically since the time of the Toronto Blessing in 1994. The outspoken New Zealand preacher has written a book entitled 'Kundalini Warning' which suggests that false spirits are invading the church.

Ed. Foreward

kundaliniI researched the New Age Movement (and its associated eastern spiritualities) back in the late 80s/early 90s and spoke, (by invitation at that time) to many church groups on the subject.
Awakening the Kundalini
is the expression used by mystics,  Hindu gurus and New Agers for the practice of focussing on a 'serpent spirit' which, they say, resides in each one of us in the form of a coiled snake located at the base of the spine. Through meditation and physical body positioning the aim is to 'raise the Kundalini' through a total of seven spiritual waypoints – called 'Chakras' – located along the spine.

The aim is to elevate the Kundalini spirit to the 'Crown Chakra' which is located at the top of the skull. Those who have gone through this process have described it as 'mind-blowing'.
I threw the 'best' book I had on the subject into the waste bucket as I didn't want it in my home, and I wouldn't want to quote from it in this article anyway.

The practice, which is spiritually dangerous in the extreme, is often linked with Yoga-like exercises associated with eastern meditation and mysticism. Chanting and essentially self-hypnotic routines can be a 'way in'.

Andrew Strom believes that these phenomena – stretching back to the Toronto Blessing – represent the 'worst invasion [of deceiving spirits] in church history' and, in his concern, goes as far as controversaly 'naming names'. It is up to the reader to exercise his/her own discernment on all that is contained in the following.



-by Andrew Strom.

Kundalini1I just saw the video of Rick Joyner announcing that Todd Bentley is back ministering every night at Morningstar in North Carolina and now they have so-called "revival" manifestations eerily similar to Lakeland. They also announced that they are streaming these big meetings every night on their new TV channel - and they are greatly promoting the whole thing.

Now I am a tongues-speaking Pentecostal myself - but can I ask a simple question here please? What kind of "spirit" was it operating in the Lakeland revival - when the leader and main focal- point of the meetings (Todd Bentley) was having an adulterous affair behind the scenes? Was it truly the "Holy" Spirit that was anointing something so sensual and unholy? And now that Todd divorced his wife and married his mistress - are we supposed to welcome him back and this "anointing" with him? What is going on here? Rick Joyner has been warned very specifically by high- level ministries not to do what he is doing now - bringing Todd Bentley back into the limelight. And yet it seems he does not care. Apparently the "manifestations" are all that matter.

So what exactly are these 'manifestations' if they are seemingly at home in such an unholy environment? Are they from God at all? (I am talking here about the violent "jerking", uncontrollable laughter, bodily contortions, drunkenness, 'portals', strange "angel" encounters, etc.) Why do we not see such an 'anointing' in the Bible? Why aren't Jesus or the apostles promoting these manifestations if they really are true Revival? Why instead do we see these things all the way through the New Age and Hinduism, etc? Do we not realize that many false religions have their own version of "laying on of hands" that results in these very types of manifestations? This 'spirit' is not in the Bible - but it is all the way through Kundalini-type Hinduism! Don't you think this should alarm us?


Chakras2If you search for Kundalini and Shakti on the Internet, you will find that multitudes of people in the New Age and Eastern religions still experience these powerful manifestations. Often this is with the help of a Guru, who touches them on the forehead so that they can experience a "Kundalini Awakening".

As researcher Robert Walker wrote in 1995: "The meetings which mystic Hindu gurus hold are called 'Darshan'. At these meetings devotees go forward to receive spiritual experience from a touch by the open palm of the hand, often to the forehead, by the guru in what is known as the Shakti Pat or divine touch. The raising of the spiritual experience is called raising Kundalini. After a period when the devotee has reached a certain spiritual elevation they begin to shake, jerk, or hop or squirm uncontrollably, sometimes breaking into uncontrolled animal noises or laughter as they reach an ecstatic high. These manifestations are called 'Kriyas'. Devotees sometimes roar like lions and show all kinds of physical signs during this period. Often devotees move on to higher states of spiritual consciousness and become inert physically and appear to slip into an unconsciousness."

And as the guru Shri Yogãnandji Mahãrãja wrote: "When Your body begins trembling, hair stands on roots, you laugh or begin to weep without your wishing, your tongue begins to utter deformed sounds, you are filled with fear or see frightening visions. the Kundalini Shakti has become active."

In China there is a popular Kundalini-type movement called 'Qigong'. When a Chinese Qigong spiritual master spoke in the USA in
1991, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that many in the crowd began to experience "spontaneous movements". The master told his audience, "Those who are sensitive might start having some strong physical sensations - or start laughing or crying. Don't worry. This is quite normal."

When you see videos of these "kriyas" or other Kundalini-type manifestations, you would often swear that you are watching a modern "Impartation"-type church meeting. (And I say this as someone who believes strongly in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. I just don't believe in "alien" anointings infiltrating the Body of Christ! There is a big difference between Kundalini and the real Holy Spirit).

Since 1993-4, I believe a foreign spirit has been allowed to invade the church - first through Rodney Howard-Browne's ministry - then Toronto, then the Prophetic movement (which I was part of at the time) and on into Lakeland and many other ministries and movements. I urge people now to "test the spirits" just as we are commanded to in Scripture. Do not let just anyone lay hands on you. This is a powerful spirit and it has the backing of a lot of big-name ministries. In fact, these men and women are the very ones responsible for allowing it to spread right through the body of Christ. And one day they will be answerable to God for doing so.

We are specifically warned in the Bible that the Last Days will be a time of "seducing spirits," false prophets, 'lying signs and wonders,' and that we always need to watch for "angels of light" masquerading as the real thing. Why does the modern church not take these warnings seriously? Aren't we living in the very days that the Bible warns about?

Right now I need to do something that I have never done in such a way before. I have never before published a list of ministries or movements to watch out for. But this time I have to. This sickness has gone on long enough. I urge you to cut yourself off from the following ministries and their tainted "anointings" my friends. Even though some of these people say "good things" at times, it is simply not worth having any involvement with them due to the tainted anointing that they endorse or minister in themselves. Here is the list-

(1) Todd Bentley.
(2) Rodney Howard Browne - the so-called "Holy Ghost Bartender."
(2) Rick Joyner or anyone connected with Morningstar Ministries.
(3) John Arnott & any connected with TACF (The "Toronto Blessing").
(4) Peter Wagner of the 'New Apostolic Reformation' who claims to be head of a worldwide network of 'apostles' - who publicly endorsed Lakeland and will soon preach at Toronto TACF alongside other "false anointing" advocates.
(5) Mike Bickle and IHOP Kansas City (-I lived nearby for over two years - and know how much they are into all this stuff. Mike Bickle promotes it in his book).
(6) Bob Jones - the Kansas City prophet whose ministry is utterly tainted by it all.
(7) Patricia King and anyone else from 'Extreme Prophetic.'
(8) John Crowder & anyone connected with "Sloshfest."
(9) Bill Johnson of Bethel church, Redding - who says some good things but publicly endorsed Lakeland and promotes the "false anointing" very strongly behind the scenes.
(10) Heidi & Rolland Baker of IRIS Ministries - who do good work amongst the poor in Mozambique - but who have also carried and promoted this tainted anointing for years.
(11) Randy Clark, Wes & Stacey Campbell, and other key figures from the "Toronto blessing."
(12) The Elijah List - and almost anyone featured on it.

Of course there are a huge number of lesser-known preachers and ministries who carry or endorse this Kundalini-type "anointing" around the world. But I have concentrated here on the most influential that I know of. It really is an enormous issue in the church. I urge anyone who is a supporter of any of the above ministries to really check them out thoroughly. If you find (as I have) that they carry or endorse this false Kundalini spirit in the church, then please stop supporting them in any way - and whatever you do, don't let them "lay hands" on you!

I am putting everything on the line to be "naming names" like this. But I believe it is that serious. How on earth did we get to the point where "kriyas" just like Hinduism are spreading through the church?
These people are trying to "relaunch" this whole thing right now. To see a video showing "kriyas" and other Kundalini-type manifestations, please click on the Youtube links below-

 Part One                                                                    Part Two

Andrew Strom is founder of RevivalSchool.com and the international REVIVAL list. He was involved for 11 years in the same Prophetic movement as Todd Bentley until he left over what he saw as the unbiblical and bizarre phenomenon within that movement. His article originally entitled 'Why I left the prophetic movent' has since been published in book form with the title 'True and False Revival'.

Footnote: Links to Related Articles on the Lakeland revival and on discernment can be found in the sidebar at the top of this page.

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Rp (Guest) 01/09/2012 12:13
I literally watched as the church I was involved in welcomed the "Toronto Movement" in. The church I attended was a huge part of spreading it all over. I was very young and it was scary for me. We had speakers from all over the world come and preach and pray for this "anointing"..... One particular speaker was from Kenya and put his hand on me in prayer..... And from that night on I was consumed in nightmares, crippling fear of being away from home, would see things.... I thought I was literally insane.. That night that man prayed and people were doing exactly what was described above..... And I truly felt a spiritual presence, but I don't think it was the Holy Spirit. To this day I have a difficult time going to church, listening to teachers, preachers.... I am confused in my walk with God..... I cannot make myself see how God would say don't get drunk, yet manifest Himself in drunkenness and imply it is ok to refer to His presence as such...... Refer to receiving His gifts as being "high"...... Jahovajuana???!!!! Disrespectful, disgraceful and sad...... So sad to make a mockery in His name. I am glad this awareness is being spread and I pay that peopleare opening their eyes to seek out if they are in a holy presence or not.
Sonny (Guest) 01/09/2012 17:38
Evils spirits are real and working in the shadows and behind the scenes, undetected in many churches, and sadly thru God's own people. The naivety of Christians is the channel that satan and his dark angels use. But that is no excuse in God's eyes, because He has given us all that we need for life and godliness!

1 Pet 5: 8 - 11 " Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen"

Eddie Hallahan 01/09/2012 21:54
Also worth bearing in mind that Holy Spirit is real and is working both in and behind the scenes, undetected in many churches , yet joyfully in others of God's people.

All too many seem so hung up on not being taken in by the counterfeit that they denigrate the genuine article.
just me (Guest) 28/11/2012 18:30
Before I was baptized or Christian, I developed kundalini. There were never any kriyas or barks. It's not quite the same thing as the Holy Spirit, more a fertile platform for it. I think these amateur charismatics show both the Church and kundalini in a bad light. I prefer traditional services.
Ian (Guest) 03/01/2013 03:42
The Spirit of Antichrist snuck into the church from the very beginning and has never left nor will it leave until the elect and called out ones have been taken as Christ's bride without spot wrinkle or blemish. Furthermore the very scriptures written a couple of thousand or so years ago tell us that antichrist was already at work in infiltrating the church e g the Galatians were taken in by it and had to be called foolish by Apostle Paul. it seems to me that anyone who promotes and claims him/herself to be an apostle,prophet , evengelist, pastor or teacher should be treated with caution and rightfully tried against scripture. The offices should arise out of a local church body without self-promotion by spitually discerning leaders including lay elders who are exhibiting true fruit of the Holy Ghost in his/her life. Most of these people will be people of humility who believe Holy Scripture is the truly infallibel word of God without needing anything added or removed. Self-appointed peole will be judged by God, hopefully in this life that they may publicly acknowlege , confess and renounce their error , be forgiven and ask God to cause all who have been defiled or hurt by them will have their minds and hearts reprogrammed to Truth. Another issue causing alarm bells is the practice of people calling their minstry by their own personal name. Every ministry should have anyname that brings glory to God and points toward The Triune God and no-one else. That even goes for Billy Graham notwithstanding all that it appears he accomplished during his career. Ley's remember Jesus is building His church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Do not fear or be anxious God knows what is going on and in the end the wheat and the chaffe will be separated as sated in His Holy Word. In the meantime let all true believers Love the Lord their God with all their heart and soul and mind and their neighbour as themself , these are the commandments Jesus spoke earnestly for , we should obey that, if you love me you will obey my commandments Jesu said. VENGEANCE IS MINE , I WILL REPAY says THE LORD.
Latasha (Guest) 06/03/2013 21:33
Hello Sir,

A sermon/message always ends with the solution. For example "If you are struggling with this, seek God and He will do this." I hear your agreement; but I don't see your solution.

So, for those individuals/charismatic believers, who have been led over to the “kundalini awakening." How are they then converted back to the purity of Christianity?

And I personally believe that God is the originator of all power, He alone is the source. And I also believe that the devil (the enemy of the faith) is copy cat of all that God does. For example, God is the Lion of the tribe of Judah (praise) and then the bible says that the devil walks around like a roaring lion, trying to be like God. This was the purpose of Lucifer being kicked out of heaven like a lightning bolt shooting in the sky...lol

Like I said before I hear your argument; but I'm a little taken back because if you’re not careful it can seem like you are trying to suggest that the source of the spiritual gifts that God provide, originated from Kundalini. All gifts come from God; all power comes from Him also. Jesus did many works on this earth through the power that God gave Him.

What supported that power was the relationship that they shared (Father and Son) I believe that once a blood washed believer has a genuine relationship with Christ that they can do anything. The word of God says ..."and greater works shall you do."

One of the most powerful things you said in your 2nd video was that we must have the power of the discernment. This is what’s important! Discernment helps us as believers to know the truth from the lie. I believe in the true and living God I believe all power comes from Him and Him alone. I believe that Satan tries to copy what he sees and if a Christian is not discerning that they can be led astray.

Remember that the way to the kingdom is narrow, it is not wide. Sometimes we feel left out and like we have to follow the crowd.

To your own heart be true and build a relationship with God and He will lead you to all truth. Even if this truth is a little unorthodox Amen!

Latasha (Guest) 06/03/2013 21:40
Correction for the first sentence.

"A Sermon/ message always ends with the solution. For example "If you are struggling with this, seek God and He will so this. ----> "I hear your *argument; but I don't see your solution."
(Guest) 08/03/2013 15:27
first know what is kundalini
then get rid of it

first we remove kundalini out of your thoughts...
John Miller 09/03/2013 11:30
I believe that this manifestation is one of Satanic evil. I have difficulty with Mr Strom's analysis. Does he believe that these men that he describes as "the top apostles and prophets" of the charismatic movement are men of God?

The clear evidence of the short videos is that they are nothing but demon inspired charlatans. The bearded fellow claiming to have the authority of apostleship is a dangerous fake.

The complete teaching and ministry that carries Apostolic authority is in the word of God. Those who dare in their foolish presumption to add to it are blind leaders of the blind. The charismatic movement, so called, lays itself open to the invasive cancer of human imagination being mixed up with what the word of God teaches. Jesus said that when the Holy Spirit would come He would not speak about Himself but would speak of Christ (John 16:13-15).

There is nothing in scripture to support the teaching that the Holy Spirit draws attention to Himself. When Jesus was here on earth He spoke of the Father and the work that He was doing in obedience to the Father's command and will. The Holy Spirit's service is to point to Christ and glorify Him. When we ignore the clear teaching of scripture Satan seizes on such error and finfs an open door for his evil activities.
Editor 09/03/2013 14:11
John, I think if you read the article again you will see that Andrew Strom is speaking 'against' these things not supporting them.
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