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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John Miller 11/03/2013 14:23
Thanks Colin, I see that now. Apologies to Mr Strom.
John Miller 11/03/2013 14:31
Our preacher last night made a helpful comment. Speaking of the building of Christ's church being on the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets (Eph.2:20), Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, he suggested that when a building was nearing completion it would be a little presumptious to start claiming to be once again laying a foundation.
Rob 17/03/2013 22:06
To call Roland and Heidi Baker's ministry tainted is too much for me.
holy medina (Guest) 18/03/2013 18:03
hello. i am of Cali colombia. 2 monts ago this people Heidy Baker and her team was in my church and was the same think. i was very worrie and all the people fall but theys put theys hands on me and nothing. the one person without this. i was feeling like the Holy Spirit dont want this on me. They said: is because my heart is like a rock with walls dont leave enter to the Holy spirit. 2 weels ago again other people coming in the church i visite. the name Carol and jhon arnott an they team cath the fire ministries.theys teacha a course 4 days. Y day theys teach how see visions of God. The class is this: firts leave your mind quiet. dont thing in nothing. then see only one objet for 1 minute: the eyes of Jesus. for 1 minute then your mind open and you fly.for me this is the same like the indian culture for meditation and visualitation . for fly your spirit. This is the same like the kundalini way. the spirit fly and you can have diferents experencers in the heaven with demons..but with the face of Our dear JesusChrist.Y was closing the eyes and playing God protection to me. dont enter this demons to me. this not is of God. and now reading this i am 100% segure this is of demons. the Holy Spirit is peace..beautiful feelings, dont like demons..you can feel fear...is like in a movie of ghost. this is my coment in cali colombia theys visited 2 weeks ago and my church now is crazy with this.
holy medina (Guest) 18/03/2013 18:17
Rebecca Brown teach this very well in her book prepare to war. in this book she explane when a persone ipen the mind seeying a candlee, or eyes of Jesus or something image you enter in kundalini contact and you can be posesion of demonds. that is why theb aoear visions when you are flying for the sky with Jesus, flowers. but this is not Jesus. ...are demons. in the indian culture is the same but dont apear Jesus. apear krisna, other gods and the people is so happy. laught, smile. joy...is the same thing. ...please people read the book prepare to war.rebecca brown is free in internet. see this in google.
Sue Laubscher (Guest) 11/04/2013 23:57
I so agree with this. It is not of God. Many haven't come in through the narrow door. Salvation belongs to God alone and we must be in earnest prayer for those who are deceived, seeking signs and wonders....look at Jesus only. This is completely unbiblical and I would go so far as to include modern day tongues which benefit/edify nobody. To much sensationalism. Jesus is the small still voice. Too much emotionalism all of the flesh.
Jamie (Guest) 10/06/2013 18:46
Thank you for this eye opening revelation from the one true God! I have been seeing things like this at local churches here in Northern California in the past few years. One church hear locally often has bethal come to visit and brings its so called prophets. When my husband and I saw this we knew their teachings where not biblical but we didn't understand what was going on.ppl dancing around like tribal Indians, beating drums, shaking, and acting high. Now i can look back and see and warn others! I'm a tongues talking Christian too, hungry for real revival, not the counterfeit!!!
Reflect (Guest) 11/06/2013 20:42
Interesting that CLAN Gathering, where this sort of thing was prevalent for years, is no more!
Editor 11/06/2013 23:32
I will very shortly be (d.v.) publishing a personal testimony from someone who was drawn into the Kundalini scenario, but - praise God - emerged at the other end. Watch this space.
Informed ... (Guest) 22/06/2013 14:30
While I admit there is a lot of controlling insanity in the penticostal movement; I find the comments regarding kundalini itself extremely childish and ignorant. I am not referring now to the penticostal manifestations, but kundalini.

Kundalini is YOUR OWN primal life force ie: sex drive on the basest level, and obviously anyone with intellect can see, if they pause to think, that if it has a 2nd more transcendant way to manifest, ie: move upwards and open the chakras, then there is a reason for it, and it has something to do with being made in the image of God.

This is clearly 'not' the Holy Spirit, but the primal life force moving upwards into the spiritual realms, to the spirit and ultimately Gods Spirit, while the Grace and Spirit of God moves downward and takes it over --- this is the proper way to understand it, and yet, it is dangerous when in the hands of the ignorant and their mouth which just creates fear through ignorant misunderstanding of what it actually is...

The big difference is that Gods Spirit should be in control of it, and the Son of Man must be lifted up within, as Moses lifted the golden serpent in the desert.

This is secretly referring to this awakening of kundalini via Christ and the Holy Spirit within..., otherwise --- why would you and humanity be born with this capability? Much was lost in the fall of man...

People should think more deeply before making ignorant statements of something they know nothing about --- and those that had some experience of it, and went against it, had no true understanding of it either, from a real Godly perspective...Its as simple as that !!
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