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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(Guest) 09/07/2013 20:37
Sadly, this is based on misunderstanding and fear of the unknown, despite the names and dates that were in this article. The conversation is needed and encouraged, though!

I practice Kundalini and it is a community filled with people of all faiths and is a safe, open, and loving community. It makes me so sad to read things like this. It perpetuates fear and is based in ignorance. The information provided here is somewhat accurate, but is not based in historical context nor a typical Kundalini experience.

Consider this fact. The medical sign that has been in our culture symbolizes the feminine and masculine nadis, the main channels of the 72,000 energy channels of our body linking through the chakras, and the angle wings around it is Kundalini Rising. You see this symbol each day.

I recommend that before one judges this peaceful community of people, one should check it out and then have an opinion. Not only is that smart, but it is kind and can better promote a more loving message, even if you disagree in the end.
Linda Pescod (Guest) 12/07/2013 19:05
I have been given the gift of Kundalini though my spiritual growth. When you reach the apex of spiritual growth that is what happens.That is just the way it is.A gift from God.I am still learning about it but I am careful about the info I see on it I go to Father God to know how it applies to my life.I have found that it is healing in mind and body.If I was not to experence this it wont have happened I am protected from all evil.If you are afraid of something dont put it down go to God ask Him to show you what its about.Open up to Him all the way not half.I found religion to be based more on fear then Love thats sad.How can one teach the word that way.
John Miller 13/07/2013 10:45
Redemption, full salvation and protection from evil comes from God, through grace, only by repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. God seals every believer with His Holy Spirit to give him/her the inward knowledge and consciousness of that full salvation.

The salvation that God offers this way, and this way alone is from the guilt of sin, the power of sin and the penalty of sin.

The advocacy by supporters of this evil, known as Kundalini, is evil, dangerous, unscriptural and abhorrent to God according to His word. It is therefore also abhorrent to every born-again believer in Jesus Christ.
Informed (Guest) 16/07/2013 05:02
Linda - the ignorant will always use conditioned thinking and beliefs as a yardstick with which to judge others, and the 'letter' which Paul said 'kills' the Spirit ...
Keep on keeping on' in God --- people like us will always be outside the square of the nominal basic Christian mindset which has as its base a pattern of superstitious thinking and reasoning that is primitive and uninformed.
Look at what the pharasees did to Christ, who went 'outside the square' of their convention, and what happened in the times of the inquisition aka dark ages...The worst atrocities were committed by alleged 'Christians' with this kind of primitive mindset. Not enough of the Spirit of God within them to give them deeper understanding, but a lot of religious hype and conditioned to give them a sense of pseudo-religious self-righteous identity that becomes like a numbing intoxication that causes them to do a great deal of harm to others totally innocent in the Eyes of God --- all in the name of 'their personal religion' and understanding of 'God'...

...take care...
Colin Ford 16/07/2013 22:38
To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. Isaiah 8.20 KJV.

Informed (Guest) 17/07/2013 13:21
Colin - I am very familiar with that verse, in fact the whole bible. You are quoting out of context. Is recombinant DNA for the production of insulin in the bible? The use of prokaryotic DNA used as a plasmid vector to replicate an human insulin DNA insert? Yet many lives depend on it. Is the car mentioned in the bible?? No, its not, so perhaps you should go back to the 'horse and buggy'..., and be as a result more 'KJV accurate in your lifestyle'...
This is just repetitive and senseless, no connection whatsoever in the pure science of this truth; however, there IS a very clear connection with the Golden Serpent Moses lifted in the desert, a type of Christ, of which Christ said must be lifted up in His person within.
Perhaps you should look deeper into Greater Truths that just repeating a verse as if it means something in relation to this, which is does not ... No-one is 'consulting mediums or spiritists that peep and mutter..., but looking in a more profound way of a becoming in the Image of God...

Its not for everyone - as this process can be very intense, but so is spiritual life; but --- do be more informed, rather than just make reactive remarks and quotes as if they mean something in the context of this issue...
Colin Ford (Guest) 17/07/2013 15:15
I thank you for your science/biology and history lesson.
I didn't question your knowledge of Scripture, or any one else's.
Satan has a far greater knowledge of Scripture than any man; he is a believer; James 2.19, but we know that he is NOT a disciple?
As regards your advice to "look deeper into Greater Truths"; I should rather stick to the plain written Word.
Was the quoted verse "out of context"? I think not, at least by judging your response to it.

Informed (Guest) 18/07/2013 05:33
Colin...that is why there will always be a dichotomy between Truth/truths and 'perceived truth'... and inner turmoil, as there will never be a resolution and harmony between the inner primal fire and spirit, but the person will always be at war within oneself, choosing ignorance and superstition..., and not understanding the inner science of it...

...implying something 'satanic' is again, casting aspersions and creating false contexts yet again...

...the plain written Word? which translation? which tranlators bias do you prefer? Or do you go to the original Hebrew/Greek as I do; and if so, do you go to the inferior Septuagint, as some translations are based on, or the more original Hebrew?...

...have you sold your car (as its not in the plain written Word) and taken to riding a horse and buggy ?? :)

...however, Kundalini is NOT at odds with the Inspired Parts of the Written Word, as it is mentioned in a veiled but clear enough manner via the Golden Serpent aka Moses; its only at odds with the ignorance of some men/women and their projections...

...actually, the dichotomy and guilt regarding primal truth and fire is related to a gnostic paranoia of it, which was reflecting in some of Christianity and inherited some of it, which includes some Hellenistic Platonism elements...
Informed (Guest) 18/07/2013 06:09
...I will relate one basic truth, that has evaded nominal Christians, non-Christians and the unsure inbetween alike ... and that is, that the enemy ie: adversary to the Creator God YHWH Elohim, tried to take control via the primal force, but did not have the Spirit of Eternal Good, that the Father in heaven had, and subsequently became the 'evil serpent'..., twisted and mutated out of the Image of God...; whereas Christ however, is the incorruptible Golden Serpent of healing, wisdom and Truth, and this inner power, which is inherent in everyone, MUST at some point in time, be one with and awakened in HIm, ALONE..., for He is the Bridge to the Source of all Light and Life, the Creator, and that is the marriage supper of the Lamb..., total oneness with the Creator again...If this does not happen in this life (as many cannot deal with the power and truth of it) then it WILL happen when Christ comes, and the transformation into Him Image will occur again, into unimaginable proportions that 'eye has not seen, ear has not heart, nor has it entered into the heart of man'... 1 Cor 2:9 and this is also related to the 'mystery of marriage' ie: Eph 5:22

...what happened in the garden of eden, as I have had revelations of, is that the enemy seduced eve into an initiation into a corrupt spirit, which was a twisted primal but occult experience MINUS the Spirit, Truth and Light of the Father in Heaven..., so this created a mutation in Eve and Adam in turn, and they became separated from the Source of Light and Life and Eternal Good which is God...
This was the deception, there was part truth and a lot of lie in it...

I also believe that each tree in the garden has spiritual significance, and on eating of the fruit of a tree, a spiritual truth was conveyed and experienced, and that each tree has a presiding guardian caretaker angel..., however, the tree of knowledge of good and evil, the angel was corrupted, so they were told not to eat of that tree, as 'evil' meant experiencing 'separation from God - who is eternal Good' and knowing evil meant having that experience, which meant 'knowing death' --- not just physically, but on all levels including spiritually...

...I know this does not line up with general gnostic, eastern, new age beliefs, nor does the ordinary Christian have awareness of this..,, but it goes beyond such, into the realms of Truth and knowing reality 'as it is'..., as far as I see...

...hope that helps...
informed (Guest) 18/07/2013 06:59
...understand, that the sexual act which involves the primal life force-fire; opens up doorways into the soul of another, as seen in the deeper intimate interactions between man/woman, where they become 'one' and 'know each other'..., a profound mystery indeed...

...this same primal inner force in everyone, can when awakened open doorways into spiritual realms, that some may not be ready for..., but in an ideal unfallen state, the person would experience the wonderment of God and His Creation, Love and Nature in the context of:

Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together And all the sons of God shouted for joy..."


2Pe 1:19 "... until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts."

...so why do you think, that sexual chastity is SO IMPORTANT in the bible???, this is the exact reason, it OPENS UP DOORWAYS and elevates one; propels one into the greater realms of Truth, WHEN in the Spirit of Truth that is GOD...This, when in Christ, creates an imtimacy with God and oneness, where the person individually and collectively becomes 'the virgin bride' of God, pure and clean...

BUT..., when tainted and separated from the Spirit of God and Truth, the persons with a mutated primal nature become one with 'the whore', that is the tainted mutated collective of the world that is minus the Spirit of God ...
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