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Around the globe, Kundalini energy is on the rise--from Olympic athletes and celebrities in Vogue magazine who are practicing Kundalini Yoga to an increased number of spiritual healers and seekers who are reporting spontaneous "kundalini awakenings." But what is kundalini? Can this powerful energy really spark enlightenment? What does history tell us about it? Kundalini Rising offers 26 essays from some of today's most prominent voices to answer these questions and more. A four-part anthology, this indispensable book shares practices and insights that shed light on this ancient and often mysterious phenomenon. Contributors include: --Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa (The Eight Human Talents; Collins Living, 2001) on kundalini as the most powerful form of yoga --Ken Wilber (A Brief History of Everything; Shambhala, 2007) on the true nature of the chakras and how kundalini yoga seeks to "untie" them --John White (What Is Enlightenment?; Paragon House, 1995) on the challenges modern psychology faces in the context of the kundalini experience For anyone seeking practices, guidance, or information, Kundalini Rising offers a wealth of perspectives for anyone curious about the eternal mystery of kundalini.