Kundalini - Global PerspectivesThe Kundalini Database ProjectThe Awakening of Kundalini
Kundalini - Global PerspectivesThe Kundalini Database ProjectThe Awakening of Kundalini

New Discoveries, Surprising Insight.

For more than 30 years, members of the  Institute for Consciousness Research (ICR) have worked tirelessly to raise awareness about Kundalini - a discovery that could be the most important scientific breakthrough of our time.

What is Kundalini?

The rediscovery of a hidden but powerful mechanism that is helping us solve the riddle of consciousness.

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Join us as we delve into ancient teachings and the latest science to deepen our understanding of the biological mechanism behind the evolution of our consciousness. Without this understanding, as a race, we will continue to create chaos and war.
In this year’s conference, we will focus on topics that will help to reawaken the ancient science of Kundalini from a variety of perspectives. It is hoped that through the continued effort of many people involved in this area of discovery that the next major renaissance of science, art, culture, and human civilization will take place.
Please NOTE that ICR’s 2015 Annual Conference will be held at a new location just North of Markdale, Ontario. The conference date has also been changed to July 18 and 19. For a summary of speakers and topics, view the Conference Summary and Brochure. To sign up for the conference, see our Conference Signup Page.

For those who are looking for a simple, logical, concise explanation of what it means to be enlightened, the Emerging Sciences Foundation recently posted a Youtube video of a webinar presented by Michael Bradford on this topic. The physiological mechanism that brings about this state is also discussed, as well as the physical and personality traits that are associated with this state.

For those who are interested in exploring these ideas in more depth, two of Michael’s recent ICR newsletter articles – The New Paradigm, and Prana and Kundalini: Aspects of Shakti have now been posted in the Research section of this site.

It is with great anticipation that we have waited to see the publication of Susan Maynard's book, "The Illumination of Dr. Bucke". Many years ago Susan came to our annual ICR conference and presented her in-depth study of Dr. Bucke in a slide presentation, which gave a beautiful overview of his life and theory about the evolution of consciousness. To say the least it was outstanding. The ideas that Bucke expressed in his book "Cosmic Consciousness" have had a great impact on many people. In fact his book has continued to be re-printed for over 100 years. Gopi Krishna researched Bucke as well and was delighted to see the complimentary aspect of Bucke's writings with the Kundalini theory that he was proposing to the scientific community.

This book takes us on an interesting journey through the life of Dr. Bucke, his early years, his illumination, his understanding about the evolution of consciousness and the great influence that Walt Whitman, imprinted upon him.

We celebrate Susan's family for their loving devotion and continued efforts to publish and distribute this new and important book, which is now a part of Susan's special legacy. The "Illumination of Dr. Bucke" can be ordered from their website and the actual slide presentation can also be viewed there.

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Kundalini: Questions and Answers

Kundalini: Questions and Answers

According to Gopi Krishna, humanity has now reached a critical stage in its evolution where those who are concerned with its well-being—spiritual or temporal—need to be aware of the still-unknown laws governing this process. In this book, he answers many basic questions about Kundalini, the super-intelligent agency in our bodies that is guiding our evolution to a higher dimension of consciousness. He also answers many profound questions about our spiritual nature, and describes the way that the existence of this amazing, super-intelligent principle in us can be verified.