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.

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KUNDALINI WARNING – Urgent

-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?

WHAT is KUNDALINI?

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.

Christians Together, 31/07/2010

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Jack Thomson (Guest) 18/07/2013 09:53
Dear Informed,
Yes indeed, its patently obvious to me that you are informed - there is no question about that......
What I would question is the spiritual integrity of 'the person' who is informing you.........for I am taught that Satan can dress himself up as an angel of light - and... being a Christian saved by grace, I feel no affinity to the spirit which laces and carries your words.
I do not doubt you worship Jesus - but it is a 'Jesus' fathered by Satan's initiative, mothered by your blind acceptance and thereafter developed and brought to maturity in the fertile womb of your very human imagination.
Colin Ford (Guest) 18/07/2013 12:14
Informed,
I am aware that the Holy Scriptures are inspired and therefore perfect, but ONLY in the original languages. Even the venerated KJV isn't perfect, as some would have us believe. I use the AV/RV and study the works of Hebrew/Greek scholars to help me understand things better. I am not quite as ignorant as you seem to imply, though I must add that I am only a simple soul saved ONLY by the grace of God!
Being once part of a Messianic outfit, I learnt to recite the Shema in Hebrew along with much else.

When I consider how God blessed this once great nation of ours, through the Reformation, I shudder to think what may have happened if this kundalini spirit was guiding them?
I don't think I need to add much more; Jack Thomson's comment above says it all.
Having another read of the original article, I know not much of Mr Strom, but I understand he still has links with the so-called NAR. He quotes that "Since 1993-94, I believe a foreign spirit has been allowed to invade the church". I would disagree with him there, I believe this "foreign spirit" came in with what is known as the "Pentecostal error". It is just waxing worse and worse in these latter days, that is all...
Curious (Guest) 18/07/2013 13:31
What is the "Pentecostal error" that you refer to?
Tahnks.
Jack Thomson (Guest) 18/07/2013 13:55
Dear Curious,
I would imagine that the 'Pentecostal error'to which Colin Ford is referring is that error which confuses the Holy Spirit's ministry to believers with its counterfeit equivalent - the latter being a hellish mixture of human emotionalism, hysteria and satanic deception
Colin Ford (Guest) 18/07/2013 20:55
Yes, I believe that Jack has described it correctly, though I may not have used such colourful language. But we must remember error is error? A lie is a lie? There was a time when I thought a "little white lie" was harmless...not any more.
I have personally witnessed all sorts of madness within Pentecostalism, I can talk from experience being involved with such a fellowship on my journey thus far.
When Christians cite Scriptures such as Revelation 18.4, it is invariably only used against the Roman Church, why not the Pentecostal movement??
Strom is correct in much of what he asserts, but he doesn't understand the root of the problem.
Colin Ford (Guest) 18/07/2013 21:00
I should have added that error is in every branch of professing Christianity (I think we all know that), but the worst excesses do seem to spring from Azusa Street?
Informed (Guest) 19/07/2013 01:03
Colin --- its good that you go deeper into the written Word searching for truth, and personally I enjoy the Messianic Worship and fellowship, if it is based on the Worship of YHVH and not 'jew-worship' ...

... I agree with you regarding penticostalism, personally I find the aame --- there is a semblance of a Christ there, but I believe it to be a false collective spirit, as it negates the principles of God in the bible, ie: keeping Shabbat and diet..., as outlined will be kept in the New Earth in Isaiah...

...Shabbat is much more than just keeping a 'day'..., it is the Rhythm of YHVH-God, the Creator, and is seen reflected as a profound Principle in 7 angels, 7 trumpets, 7 churches, 7 golden candlesticks..., and when you consider the fact that there are 22 consonants in the Hebrew alphabet, rightly divided by the Spirit of God ie: as seen in the Order of 7 --- then you start to seen things come into focus a lot more, ie: the value of PI etc...

...in addition, if you add 7 to 666 and take the numbers to the root Pythagorean numbers, you end up with 25 = (2+5) = 7 ..., therefore 666 equals 'minus 7' or minus God and His Order and Will...There is a deep and hidden teaching in this also...

...much of Christianity today is paganised and the penticostal movement as a whole is a false mixture of many things... I personally do not like to go to penticostal churches, as there is a false Christ and spirit in much of it, BUT, there are some good genuine people there, who sincerely do all they can to truly connect with the True Messiah as best as they know how...

...however --- all the ignorant comments about Kundalini and what it is; is just that, because it resides within you; unawakened as your own sexual drive - by which you have created children with, it is your own inner primal life-force ..., its just that in some, it is awakened into its transcendent aspect and shoots up the spine instead, into the midbrain, where the seat of consciousness is, and expands it, and opens up spiritual doorways and an inner sight...

...do you see how ignorant these comments against it really are??...LOL..., I find it hilarious and in a way sad, how ignorant humanity as a whole is, and many Christians...

...God says: 'My people perish for lack of knowledge' Hosea 4:6 ...

...my point is, that you need to understand the science of what Kundalini (for want of better words) really is, as the life force within you, through which your children are born, that that is has a transcendant and spiritual aspect, which is in its right place and perspective in the True Creator God and Messiah...AND that it has been abused by some and place out of context with the Creator, and that is the sad thing about this whole ignorant argument against it --- and that is, that this is ALSO placing it out of context with the Creator and ones inner life-force awakened in Him, and attributing this to something 'other' than in the context of Truth that it belongs to in reality...

...however, there is a point in time, when one tires of circular arguments and conditioned religion, and actually seeks the Truth that sets you free and makes you complete, and your joy and ability to live and love complete..., they, are the true Principles of recognising the Truth, for as Yahshua said, 'the Truth will set you free indeed'..., and this is an indescribable inner freedom, that goes beyond words...
Informed (Guest) 19/07/2013 01:09
...in addition, even when not 'intending' to awaken Kundlini, it will happen naturally in those individuals, who practise inner chastity and purity and are deeply absorbed in the things of God, and they will aexperience it as a 'flash of Light' going up their spine, where it would be fused with the Source of Light - God, being the object of their adoration, and this would be what one would term a 'natural deep mystic experience' brought about simply by an inner yearning ie: '...and you will seek and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart' Jer 29:13

...there are the 'mysteries of Godliness'...my friends, and Messiah also spoke in parables, but directly to His disciples..., remember that --- some things were not directly mentioned, for good reason...
Informed (Guest) 19/07/2013 01:17
...its also worth pointing out, that when this primal life force within a person is inactive, it ONLY manifests as the sex drive, instead of having a transcendent aspect. What that means my friends, is that such a person will be at 'war with their own flesh' endlessly, and there will always be a dichotomy within them, warring 'spirit and flesh' --- because there has not been a 'spiritualization' occurring where that life-force within them, has been elevated to a more spiritual and Godly aspect, creating more harmony, intelligence, and spiritual awareness...

...so, to speak 'against Kundalini awakening' (for you have one, either dormant or awake regardless of what you believe) is to support the constant workings of the 'flesh' within a person in its most 'base and primitive' aspect and manifestation..., which one ends up being at 'war with' trying to control...
Informed (Guest) 19/07/2013 01:38
...its also worth pointing out, that when this primal life force within a person is inactive, it ONLY manifests as the sex drive, instead of having a transcendent aspect. What that means my friends, is that such a person will be at 'war with their own flesh' endlessly, and there will always be a dichotomy within them, warring 'spirit and flesh' --- because there has not been a 'spiritualization' occurring where that life-force within them, has been elevated to a more spiritual and Godly aspect, creating more harmony, intelligence, and spiritual awareness...

...so, to speak 'against Kundalini awakening' (for you have one, either dormant or awake regardless of what you believe) is to support the constant workings of the 'flesh' within a person in its most 'base and primitive' aspect and manifestation..., which one ends up being at 'war with' trying to control...
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