Friday, May 8, 2009

Gopi Krishna - Kundalini, The Evolutionary Energy in Man

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the evolutionary energy in man
by Gopi Krishna

with an introduction
by Frederic Spiegelberg
and a psychological commentary
by James Hillman
London 1970
Stuart & Watkins


Here's what I'm currently reading. Thanks to Kris for the recommendation. This is one man's account of accidentally awakening Kundalini within himself and his journey thereafter.


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"In no other period of history were the learned so mistrustful of the divine possibilities in man as they are now." - Gopi Krishna

The Kundalini Research Foundation, Ltd., established as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization at the request of Gopi Krishna in 1970, Contributions are tax-deductible. Send your check to the K. R. F., Ltd., P.O. Box 2234, Darien, CT 06902.

We are looking for backers to help produce a feature film about the life of Gopi Krishna similar to Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi or Einstein. It will tell the complete story of Gopi Krishna from birth to death and describe his own personal awakening and all of its ramifications - it will be an instant classic. So if you can help in this undertaking,

O people of the world unite,and pave the way to peace sublime, Divided you yourself inviteDisastrous wars, unrest and crime. 7-3-1952, Gopi Krishna From the Unseen,

"Gopi Krishna was a pioneer in the land of spirituality." - Deepak Chopra, M.D.

“Gopi Krishna was a psychenaut into the realms of human possibility, an Odysseus of inner space. The publication of his autobiography should be a major event in the documentation of who and what we really are. - Jean Houston, Ph.D., Director, Foundation for Mind Research

Gopi Krishna's description of the changes —psychological, phsyical, perceptual, and biochemical— which can happen to a person who is in the process of an accelerated spiritual emergence process was the first definitive work written for the Western world about kundalini awakening. This new book should be a great comfort to those trying to understand the process. - Emma Bragon, Ph.D., Editor of the Spiritual Emergence Network Newsletter

Dear Friends of Gopi Krishna,

When Gopi Krishna first visited the U.S., some scientists said that if he wanted his ideas to be taken seriously he would have to work a miracle or two. Well, that is exactly what he did, but it didn’t make any difference. And yet he was only Illuminated, Super-Conscious person to appear on the world stage in the past 1,000 years.

Can you imagine what future scientists and historians will say? In the brief time since he died in 1984, an entire new generation has come into the world, but only a tiny handful even know his name. From that view-point, you are one of the rarest persons on earth today.

Many, if not all, of his books are verifiable miracles. Yes, miracles! What I mean is that if Bill Gates, or Warren Buffet or George Soros, or any other super-wealthy man (and there are thousands of them), were to offer $10 million to anyone who could write even a single book similar to any one of Gopi Krishna’s books, nobody would be able to do it. Nobody is Super-Conscious! And that is what it would take to write such a book.

Here are just three examples of his literary miracles: “The Present Crisis,” which was written in just eleven days, during which time he was also engaged in discussions with four scientists, two of them Nobel Prize winners. The book, 200 pages, was written in a unique style of verse.

Another example is the 17,000-word letter he wrote to Sir Julian Huxley, a British scientist with an international reputation for his writings on human evolution. The letter to him was written in iambic pentameter in only three days.

A third example is the 12,000-word letter written to Captain Edgar D. Mitchell, one of the few astronauts to have walked on the moon. It, too, was written in verse and in about two days.

All of these books are scientific wonders—miracles! Each is packed with new information not available to scientists and scholars. It was easier to sequence the human genome than it would be for any person to write the books Gopi Krishna wrote.

What do you think will happen as soon as thousands of men and women begin to manipulate human DNA for the “fun of it?” It will easy to do. Wait just two more decades, less than 20 years, and hundreds, if not thousands of bright, young boys and girls will be able to clone just about any animal (including humans). Who will stop this from being done?

The reason why Gopi Krishna’s miraculous writings are not known by more than a few is because they are beyond the grasp, or comprehension, of our many of our present-day intellectuals. All of Gopi Krishna’s unpublished writings--more than 15,000 pages--are being preserved deep beneath the Zurich Central Library in Switzerland. But his published books need to be placed in university and public libraries so that they will be accessible to scholars in the future.

But libraries do not want paperback books. They will only accept those bound in hard covers. Our goal is to take one dozen of Gopi Krishna’s titles and have them bound in hard covers and sent to one hundred libraries. The total out-of-pocket cost for this project would be about $25,000. This would cover shipping and handling.

This is not a lot of money, and the honor of contributing to this important cause should rightfully go to Gopi Krishna’s friends. If you would like to make a contribution, large or small, please! send a check or Money Order to The Kundalini Research Foundation, Post Office Box 2234, Darien, Connecticut 06902. Credit cards can be used, also, by visiting Kundalini Research


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Gopi Krishna was born in 1903 to parents of Kashmiri Brahmin extraction. His birthplace was a small village about twenty miles from the city of Srinagar, the summer capital of the Jammu and Kashmir State in northern India. He spent the first eleven years of his life growing up in this beautiful Himalayan valley. In 1914, his family moved to the city of Lahore in the Punjab which, at that time, was a part of British India. Gopi Krishna passed the next nine years completing his public school education. Illness forced him to leave the torrid planes of the Punjab and he returned to the cooler climate of the Kashmir Valley. During the succeeding years, he secured a post in the Department of Public Works of the State, married and raised a family. In 1946 he founded a social organization and, with the help of a few dedicated friends, tried to bring about reforms in some of the outmoded customs of his people. Their goals included the abolition of the dowry system, which subjected the families of brides to severe and even ruinous financial obligations,and the strictures against the remarriage of widows. After a few years, Gopi Krishna was grantedpremature retirement from his position in the government and devoted himself almost exclusively to service work in the community.

In 1967 he published his first major book in India, Kundalini--The Evolutionary Energy in Man(currently available under the title Living With Kundalini). Shortly thereafter it was published in GreatBritain and the United States and has since appeared in eleven major languages. The book presented tothe Western world for the first time a clear and concise autobiographical account of the phenomenon ofthe forceful awakening of Kundalini, which he had experienced in 1937, and the long process by whichhe eventually attained the perennially transformed or sahaja state of consciousness. This book, and thesixteen other published works by Gopi Krishna have generated a steadily growing interest in thesubjects of consciousness and the evolution of the brain. He also traveled extensively in Europe andNorth America, during the last seventeen years of his life, energetically presenting his theories toscientists, scholars, researchers and others. Gopi Krishna's experiences led him to hypothesize that thereis a biological mechanism in the human body, known from ancient times in India as Kundalini, which isresponsible for creativity, genius, psychic abilities, religious and mystical experiences, as well as sometypes of aberrant mental states. He asserted that ignorance of the workings of this evolutionary mechanism was the main reason for the present dangerous state of world. Gopi Krishna passed away inJuly, 1984 of a severe lung infection and is survived by his wife, three children and grandchildren. Thework that he began is currently being carried forward through the efforts of a number of affiliated foundations, organizations and individuals around the world.


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THE LAST INTERVIEW WITH GOPI KRISHNA A Conversation about Higher Consciousness and the Evolution of the Human Brain



A LETTER TO EDGER D. MITCHELL, PH.D FROM GOPI KRISHNA Founder of The Institute of Noetic Sciences. He was the sixth man to walk on the Moon . He did this with Alan Shepard as part of the Apollo 14 mission on February 9 , 1971




THE GOAL OF CONSCIOUSNESS RESEARCH A Call for Research into the Evolution of the Human Brain and Mystical Experience



WHY DO CIVILIZATIONS FALL The Fall of Past Civilizations Offers Important Lessons Regarding the Right Roles for Humanity






Excerpts from books:

Mystical Experience & Psychic Energy

Beyond theHigher States of Consciousness

Science& Mystical Experience

Living With Kundalini

Evolution& the Science of Consciousness

The Way to Self-Knowledge

The Present Crisis

The Shape of Events toCome

The Wonder ofthe Brain

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Kundalini: Empowering Human Evolution: Selected Writings of Gopi Krishna
Kundalini: The Evolutionary Energy in Man
Living With Kundalini: The Autobiography of Gopi Krishna
The Awakening of Kundalini
The Wonder of the Brain

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A: Scientists in general, and biologists in particular, prefer to shut their eyes to the obvious explanation for the progress made by humankind thus far, because the implications of continued biological evolution of the human brain are too terrific to contemplate. In the first place, it shatters one of the fundamental concepts of biology--that evolution is not predetermined and has occurred by random mutation of the genes.

The second issue raised is, what is the target of this evolution? If the target is a more elevated state of consciousness, the conclusion becomes irresistible that there is a plan in creation, which shatters the materialistic concepts of modern science. The third issue which arises is, if there is a biological evolution of the brain, how does it influence our social, political or religious life, and what steps are necessary to take to conform to this irresistible change in the structure of the brain.

The host of social, political, economic, spiritual, and philosophical problems, which the acceptance of this single idea involves, is so vast that the average intelligent mind is incapable of dealing with it. Once the idea is accepted, there will occur an upheaval in every sphere of human activity and thought. The world will not then be what it is now, and mankind will not continue to live in the same way.

From A Kundalini Catechism, by Gopi Krishna.

Gopi Krishna's Revised Theory of Evolution

1. Evolution is directed by a super-intelligent force which operates through a biological mechanism in the human body known to yoga theory as ‘kundalini’, and by many other names in a wide variety of ancient and esoteric texts.

2. Evolution, including human evolution, is therefore not ‘random’, but a deliberate act on the part of an invisible cosmic intelligence or organizing power and has a ‘target.’

3. The target of evolution is to produce a virtual superman or woman who will live in a permanent state of bliss, possess a genius level of intelligence, and various other attributes seldom seen in the population at large such as psychic powers.

4. Since the kundalini mechanism is a biological mechanism, given a properly conducted research program based on a serious scientific study of a group of suitable candidates, it should be possible to measure the biological and intellectual changes using suitable tests and equipment.

5. The existence of the kundalini mechanism explains the origin of the religious impulse in man, and therefore heals the schism between science and religion.

The Lasting Significance of Gopi Krishna's Works

Gopi Krishna's discovery was without doubt the most important discovery in scientific history. Why? Because it revealed the source and destiny of man.

Put In one sentence, Gopi Krishna discovered a biological mechanism in his body, known to yoga theory as ‘kundalini’, which over a period of years entirely transformed his consciousness, raised him mentally to the level of a genius, and took him to a permanent state of ecstasy.

But in a world of doubting scientists, who lacked his inner experience, of what significance could this have to the rest of us?

Gopi Krishna's answer was in over 15 books and many talks world wide, to groups of scientists and laymen alike, with the intent of permanently raising our global consciousness to the next stage of human evolution.

Anybody who studies his works seriously and with an open mind, will see a genuine vision of man's future, only clearly visible to a man in such a higher state. Yet enough will filter down to the average reader which will enable him to see the meaningless and illusory rift between science and religion, which has been at the core of social and political unrest throughout the last millennium.

"I am in particular trying to draw the attention of the world to a very important fact, that at thepresent moment, our scientists, our learned educators, leaders, andpoliticians, are only aware of natural laws, and even those are not known completely or perfectly.

In addition to material laws, there are also spiritual orpsychic laws in the universe. We have absolutely no awareness of these laws. Time and again, a glimpse of these laws has been given to mankind by the great prophets and Messiahs who appeared in different parts of the world. We have rejected their teachings as pure myth or superstition. But actually those teachings contain germs of truth that are essential for the safety and survival of the race.

The tragedy is that we have rejected the evidence of religion or of the teachings of great sages about the spiritual world and the soul which dwells in the human body. Since spirit, mind or soul is not perceptible to any of our senses, or to any of our scientific instruments, we presume that they have no independent existence apart from the body or the organic organ, the brain, and therefore we need not worry about what happens to them. But actually they do have an independent existence. They have a universe of their own, and they have profound influences onall that we do, on all that we think, on all that we create.

But this influence is conditioned by certain laws which are totally a sealed book to us. These laws are operating at present and driving mankind to a catastrophic war to end the presentorder, which is against the evolution of the human brain".

"I say,on the basis of my experience that the human brain is still in a state of organic evolution.I say this in contradiction of the views held by most leading biologists at this moment. I say that this biological evolution is carring all the race towards a higher state of consciousness I do not say that the human mind is evolving toward an undefined summit. What I firmly assert is that human consciousness is evolving toward a Predetermined Target, which I have experienced. What I further affirm is that the human brain is evolving toward that state of transhuman perception through the activit of an organic mechanism named Kundalini by the ancients.

The fact is that there is a biological mechanism in every human being and this mechanism is known as Kundalini. It can be accelerated though the discipline of Yoga or through other religous exercises. The human cerebrospinal system is capable of a new amazing activity that is still unknown to science. The practice of meditation, carried on in the proper way regularly for a sufficient duration of time, tends to force a normaly silant region in the brain to an astonishing activity. The idea that under the direct influence of the Cosmic Life Energy the human brain is still in a state of organic evolution is a fact so important that, compared to it, all other discoveries of modern science pale into insignificance.

What I am revealing is not knowledge picket up by study or gained through reflection but gathered from my day-to-day experience for years on end".

"In no other period in history have the learned been so mistrustful of the divine possibilities in man as they are now, and in no other age has the need for spiritual geniuses been so urgent as it is at this time. The human mind is so constituted that no luxury and no treasure of the earth can assuage its burning fever seeking anexplanation for its own existence. All the heavy weight of this inscrutable mystery, all the questions posed by intellect, all the suffering of the harrowing ascent ofevolution, all the pain felt at the injustice and misery prevailing in the world, all the disappointment of shattered dreams and broken hopes, all the anguish of eternal partings from near and dear ones, and all the fear of ill health, decay and death vanish like vapor at the rise of the inner Sun, at the recognition of the inmost Self,beyond thought, beyond doubt, beyond pain, beyond mortality which, once perceived, illumines the darkness of the mind as a flash of strong lightning cleaves thedarkness of the night, leaving man transformed with but one glimpse of the inexpressible splendor and glory of the spiritual world. May this sublime knowledge become accessible to all. May there come enlightenment and peace to the minds of all.”



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