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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Jesus Lover (Guest) 02/10/2013 17:52

so much fear resides here. Why fear? Christ comes in so many ways! IF it is of heart then we can surrender, no?

God Bless
Colin Ford (Guest) 02/10/2013 19:34
As it was only a 5 minute video, I thought I would watch it, Proverbs 18.13 KJV, and instantaneously 1 Timothy 4.1 KJV came to mind.
Fear? Certainly not! False yes. Do NOT surrender to this false spirit. False Christs DO come in many ways. And as for the heart, read Jeremiah 17.9 KJV.
Jack Thomson (Guest) 02/10/2013 20:00
Christ comes in so many ways!
I would rather suggest that so many Christ's come in so many ways.
The one true Christ comes, through the Holy Spirit, in obedience to His Father's very specific will and purpose
Colin Ford (Guest) 02/10/2013 22:27
Just a thought, Jack, I think when some say "Christ comes in so many ways", this could be construed to mean that many can 'find', or rather be 'found of the Lord' in many different ways? And this IS indeed the case? We all have many varied and different testimonies as how we all came to a knowledge of the truth?
Now I am NOT saying that this is the gist of what "Jesus Lover" was trying to convey!?
Sabeena Baldeo (Guest) 17/10/2013 16:13
Thank you very much.This is a great help to me.
alex (Guest) 25/11/2013 19:59
please pray for Christians experiencing this many dont know, i including.keep us in your prayers
Confused (Guest) 14/12/2013 11:50
im hearing alot of noise and barking from all sides. i have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and the fruits of it are manifest in my life. i have an intimate relationship with God and a relationship with Jesus. i pray in the name of Jesus Christ every day. and i was water baptized when i was 12 years old and asked Jesus into my heart as my Lord and Saviour. i study the bible every day. i also had a kundalini awakening accidentally from a NDE in childbirth. it wasnt something i sought out. it just happened as a biproduct of returning to my body. when i had my NDE an angel told me it wasnt my time to die and needed to go back so that my unborn baby would not be raised without parents. i do not believe the angel that helped me back into my body was a demon and i do not believe that having my kundalini awakened was the work of Satan. infact, it is because i had that transformation that i was able to have the baptism of the Holy Spirit. a real baptism. You people who are talking against it are like superstitious cave dwellers from plato's analogy of the cave. you absolutely can not understand until you experience it for youself. you point fingers and cry evil while i receive God's love and have the sin of my flesh burned out of my heart making me pure. all of your rituals and rules are like the pharisees. white washed tombs. holier than thou on the outside but pointing to others condemning them for things you are two narrow minded and stone hearted to even entertain. Jesus didnt walk on water and perform miracles by being like you. and i want to be like Jesus. i dont want to be anything like you. my heart is so full of love and peace and i live in the NOW not looking into the past or to the future. i cause harm to no one and i have good works evident in every day of my life in the care and love and support i offer to everyone, everyone without discrimination, regardless of their state of grace. ive been to heaven and ive met angels. ive been in the presence of God and you are all in for a big surprise if you think your hardened hearts will bring you close to God. if you want to know God and have eternal life then you must reject the arrogance, pride, fear and ego that consumes your hearts. You must humble yourselves in the deepest parts of your hearts and yes, read your bible and take your lessons for morality from it. youll never find another book or teaching more accurate for how to live inside Gods law. But, if you only rely on the book and scripture for your salvation without turning inward and opening your heart to feeling God inside you, dwelling in you physically, then you will never ever understand everything you are missing. and you are missing everything.
Jack Thomson (Guest) 15/12/2013 21:30
(by name and nature?)
I can remember being handed two twenty pound notes by a saleman who was touting machines which could differentiate between real and counterfeit bank notes - and thereafter challeged to tell the difference - I couldn't - both looked exactly the same.
The saleman then took both and passed them under the scrutiny of his machine which bathed both under the discerning glare of ulta violet light - whereupon the counterfiet became very apparent.
I mention this because, in holding your experiences against the light of God's word - and the scrutiny of His (true) Holy Spirit - the counterfeit nature of your testimony becomes so very apparent.

Hunter Jackson (Guest) 04/01/2014 06:29
I have questions on a lot of this. Firstly, what about people experiencing this stuff before the Toronto deal. For example, i don't go to any of these churches but was praying over my girlfriend at the time just a simple prayer. I had been praying for her to experience the Joy of the Lord (not another spirit) over the weeks prior and that night i was laying hands on her and she started laughing for like an hour. She wasn't harmed or going crazy but she was filled with "holy laughter" i guess you would call it. I didn't ask for that and she had never experienced it but she said she was so thankful to meet Jesus in that way. So...I don't know man. I mean God can pretty much do anything. I know that demons like to counterfeit the Holy Spirit as well so we could spin it around and say they are doing the same thing as well in India yet leaving people in bondage. It's a tough spot. I do think the barking like dogs or freaking out is a bit weird. I can't really judge the guy who had an affair because he's a man. I don't think that has a connection really to whether the manifestations are from the Lord or not. People can walk in their giftings and still do sinful things. I've cried uncontrollably in the presence of God. I wasn't inviting a spirit or anything but I believe God was doing a healing work in me through it. I've also laughed in the Spirit and i was reminded of the verse about laughter being good like medicine. I think there are many people who walk in constant sorrow and depression who maybe the Holy Spirit is doing healing work through it. There certainly are a lot of weird things in the Bible that we take as truth. God does many things and probably did many things that never even got written in the word. One question is what is the fruit from it? Is it bringing life or death? Is it bringing freedom or bondage? Is it exalting Jesus or something else? Is it contrary to the word or aligned? God does move in mysterious ways.
Hunter Jackson (Guest) 04/01/2014 06:32
Just to clear things up i meant in the first part that people may laugh in the spirit as a way that God may be healing them from depression or sorrow.
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