This is one of the classic Interviews with Gopi Krishna, an ordinary Indian householder who, at the age of thirty-four, after years of unsupervised meditation, suddenly experienced the awakening of kundalini during his morning practice. Gopi Krishna’s initial experience triggered a transformative process that lasted for twelve years. During this time, the sensations of light, splendor and joy alternated with – and were often completely overshadowed by – sensations of fire, unbearable heat and bleak depression.
Gopi Krishna is credited to be one of the early mystics who popularized the concept of Kundalini, as a spiritual science, into the west, Gopi Krishna had his own experience to share about his spontaneous Kundalini awakening, Gopi Krishna documented the phenomenon extensively through many articles and interviews. He subsequently became the inspired writer of numerous books in which he shared his insights with others.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 Great Britain and the United States and has since appeared in eleven major languages. The book presented his own autobiographical account of the phenomenon of the forceful awakening of Kundalini.
Gopi Krishna’s experience radically altered the path of his life. He came to believe that the human brain was evolving and that an individual’s profound mystical experience was a foretaste of what would eventually become an all-pervasive transformation in human consciousness.[quote] Gopi Krishna never felt that what took place was personally his. From the beginning he was a mere instrument; therefore, at the end, he is merely a mouthpiece for a vaster truth.”—James Hillman, author of The Soul’s Code [/quote]