I am a Christian (free-thinking fundy) interested in connections between Christianity and other religions.
I have been thinking about the word “sacred” and how it comes from the word “sacrum” or the tail bone. I am not Catholic, but I know that part of the ordination ceremony for priests involves the sacrum.
The kundalini force, which as a Christian, I am not really interested in messing with, is said to reside at the base of the spine, waiting to be awakened.
How was connection between Kundalini and sacred, sacraments, made? I tried to do some net research, and ended up at a freaky Satanist site. Also, I realize there might not be a direct connection between the Kundalini and the “sacred” concept of Christianity. They may both derive from an earlier source, but I don’t know what it is.
Well heaven, this site and even Adoop kamar down there (who sounds like a Hindu) agree that kundalini energy is not something to play with. Fear is a smart thing sometimes.
Ok Vickykamakazi—I’ll check it again after you’ve edited it. By the way, edit means “cut”.
Kendal–y’mean the Book that God uses and Satan hates? That’s what I read, too, but Christians do use the word sacred, don’t they, whether it’s in the KJV or not? Like the words Trinity, and Baptize. Don’t worry, I talked to the Pilates instructor at the YMCA last week, and told her I was uncomfortable when she introduced yoga moves into the class. People think yoga is just exercise and stretching. It’s much more.
OK, thanks to the input of all of you from different faiths.
Here’s what I’m coming up with so far. The word SACRed is not in the KJV Bible, but the words SACRifice and conSECRAted are. Is there a deep spiritual link between kundalini energy of the Hindus, stored in the incorruptible tailbone (sacrum) mentioned by the Muslims, and the Christian KJV Bible words “consecrated” and “sacrifice?” Or is the connection due to nothing more than the fact that the KJV Bible was translated from Hebrew and Greek (whose words for holy, consecrated, and sacrifice sound nothing like “sacrum”)into English which is a language derived from Latin (whose words for holy, consecrated, sacrifice DO sound like sacrum)?
The significance of the tailbone in the ordination of Roman Catholic priests is still intriguing, though.
OK, I think I have an answer for those considering pursuing kundalini. Pursue Jesus instead.
“Come unto me, all ye who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest,” Jesus says. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly of heart.”
When we sit at the feet of Jesus, as Martha’s sister Mary did, learning to be meek and lowly of heart as He is, our sacrum (sacri?), and all its potential for terrific kundalini power, is literally UNDERNEATH us, and we ourselves are under Jesus Christ’s direction, not kundalini’s.
As Jesus said to Martha, who thought Mary should be DOING more, “Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: but one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”