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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Jack Thomson (Guest) 19/07/2013 08:35
It is also worth pointing out that the 'spirit of the world' AKA Kundalini (which, but for the true spiritual regeneration of the elect, enslaves all men) is very knowledgeable and can mimic the Spirit of God without effort - under any circumstances.
And sadly, what this means is the Kundalini spirit can deceive any unregenerate person into thinking that they are 'Christian' - thereafter creating a false dichotomy within that person's psyche between 'spirit and flesh'
Satan is not called the 'father of lies' without just cause and the Christian should never minimise or disregard his deceiving influence.

John Miller 19/07/2013 09:07
Editor I am deeply concerned at the platform that those who advocate this unclean and antichrist philosophy have found here.
Seumas, Tobermory (Guest) 19/07/2013 09:18
John Miller, whats your problem? The article is about Kundalini - hardly a surprise if people who believe in this nonsense should write postings supporting it.

Or are you proposing some sort of censorship where only good and godly True Christians (TM) are allowed to post?
covenanter 1 (Guest) 19/07/2013 09:35
We are going to see more and more of these false religions here in what was once Bible loving Scotland as countries open up to other cultures . The time will come when all faiths will be deemed equal . I agree with every word Jack Thompson has said . Jesus said " Beware of false prophets , which come to you in sheeps clothing." Matt. 7 : 15.
Penny Lee 19/07/2013 11:17
People will always search after 'spiritual experiences' because we have a deep spiritual need which is not fulfilled until we come to truly know Christ. It is not surprising therefore that many will be deceived into indulging that spiritual need in a way which simply mimics the real thing. It will satisfy the craving to some extent but, as already mentioned, that's because it comes from the great deceiver.

Do people really believe that God meant for us to search after experiences which result in electrical impulses up our spine, or reaching deep within ourselves to awaken some latent higher spiritual involvement? We will never find a spirituality within us because we don't possess it until Christ imparts His Holy Spirit into us and that is all that is required. The responsibility is His, not ours, to give that Holy Spirit as a gift. If it were already in us, it would not be a gift and could be accessed by everyone separate to God.

As I think through the Bible, I cannot see any such example of spiritual awakening in any of God's true servants, even those who had the closest relationship with Him. They simply accepted Him into their lives, tried to live in obedience and communion with Him, and experienced a deeper relationship with Him. The minute we look to ourselves to be the author of deeper spiritual experience, we are already in trouble.
Colin Ford (Guest) 19/07/2013 13:39
I USED to worship at a Messianic fellowship. I left because of all the extra Biblical stuff they had us in bondage to. I have long since repented of it. We used to meet on the seventh day, pray toward Jerusalem, wear kippas, prayer shawls, tzitzits, blow shofars, eat kosher (yet it was prepared by unbelieving Jews!)do the havdalah, keep the OT feasts, and much else! Most were gentiles-talk about an identity crisis! This ritualism, formalism, mysticism, idolatry, call it what you will, is probably no better than Romanism? Many believed that the book of Hebrews and much else penned by Paul shouldn't be in the Bible, I wonder why? What about the simplicity that is in Christ? 2 Corinthians 11.3. I upset some because I didn't pray to the wall on a visit to Jerusalem. I thought it was superstitious and not Biblical? Why would a Christian need to do it? Going back to the serpent, did not Hezekiah smash it? 1 Kings 18.4, he did this because it became an object of veneration.
We need not have any more than simple faith and repentance towards Christ's F I N I S H E D work on the cross? And obey the commandments? Not as the way to life, but as a way of life? This might upset the "free grace" folk? Of course we all stumble and fall, but what does 1 John 1.9 say?

If only some could really grasp how great the Saviour really is? Did not He lead the Israelites across the Red sea?
It was well said that if we don't see Christ on every page of Holy Writ, we won't see Him on one?

Colin Ford (Guest) 19/07/2013 13:42
Typo error.

It SHOULD read 2 Kings 18.4 NOT 1 Kings 18.4. Apologies.
Colin Ford (Guest) 19/07/2013 13:48
If only the online Bible quotes were from the KJV!
RF (Guest) 19/07/2013 18:30
This long running Kundalini tripe has worn me down. Not only that but my respect for the site itself has significantly diminished.There are rational things to do and fun to be had somewhere else, so I am off.

Cheers and best wishes to you all.
Informed (Guest) 20/07/2013 01:02
Hezekiah smashed the idol that was a representation of the Golden Serpent, which is a type of Christ, however the Principle of it remains in Truth, for there is a big difference in venerating an idol and the Truth. One example is idols of Christ in the Vatican, (once statues of Apollo) and knowing Christ in the heart within...big difference... Smashing statues of Christ that some with a primitive mind would become in bondage to, would be the same thing...

The Truth is seen in this verse:

Joh 3:14 "As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up;
Joh 3:15 so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.

...interesting --- isn't it ... hehehe

...for those who have an ear, let them hear; however the ignorant and conditioned will always be contrary to recongising truth/s and wisdom, preferring the false security of religious conditioning, much as the pharasees did, however, for those who can recognise and understand the profound, see that this process has a proper Godly aspect and perspective, and as anything, can be and has been abused out of context, while with others it has propelled them much closer to their Creator and loved ones...

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