This is not mentioned in the Bible, so we must consult other sources to learn what this is. In doing a Google search one learns that the “Kundalini spirit” is an expression used by mystics in Hinduism and other eastern religions. They refer to it as a “serpent spirit” which “resides in each one of us in the form of a coiled snake located at the base of the spine.” They go on to say that through meditation, breathing techniques, and the chanting of mantras you can “awaken the Kundalini spirit for the purpose of reaching spiritual enlightenment.” Many systems of Yoga focus on this and those that have experienced this “enlightenment” describe it as “mind-blowing.”

We are told in 1 John 4:1, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God.” John went on in verses 2-3 to give the acid test to determine if a spirit was of God or not: “By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God; and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world” (NKJV). In the case of a “Kundalini spirit,” it is obvious that this “spirit” if NOT OF GOD, for all eastern religions deny that Jesus Christ was “God manifest in the flesh.” By “denying Christ” they are “opposing Christ,” which is what “antichrist” means. A Christian should avoid those who deny Christ and who practice methods which are employed to “awaken the Kundalini spirit,” for this is one of many ways to “to open the door to the occult.”

The Apostle Paul warned us of such spirits in 1 Timothy 4:1, “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons.” Some may be saying at this point, “But a professing Christian would not be tricked into practicing the methods of eastern religions, as described above.” One would like to believe that would be the case, but there have been cases in Christian meetings that have been eerily similar to those in meetings conducted by Hindu gurus. A researcher name Robert Walker wrote the following in 1995: “The meetings which mystic Hindu gurus hold are called ‘Darshan’. At these meetings devotees go forward to receive spiritual experiences 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 of time 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 same kinds of experiences have taken place in Christian churches! In 1994, in a church in Toronto, Canada, people were called up front to be “anointed” by a “Christian leader.” This “anointing” resulted in “ecstatic worship” where people “roared like lions,” “laughed uncontrollably,” and “fell to the floor and rolled around.” They actually called this a “manifestation of the Holy Spirit” and referred to it as “the Toronto Blessing.” Since then other churches have adopted these same practices where members of the congregation are “anointed” by a Christian leader “laying a hand on their forehead”, followed by uncontrollable behavior.

Christians are exhorted in Ephesians 5:18, “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.” The Holy Spirit is the “only Spirit” that we are to be controlled by, and if we are “filled with the Spirit” we will NOT experience the erratic and uncontrollable behavior mentioned above. Instead, we will experience those blessed traits enumerated in Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”  (185.6)  (DO)