“It’s important that we understand the complexity that accompanies the spiritual emergence process so we can recognize, support, and facilitate it, rather than pathologizing it, drugging it, or resisting it.”
Thanks to Tom Valovic for bringing the following article by Lissa Rankin, MD, to my attention. It takes me back to my first “flirtation” with kundalini, which was  in the early 90’s. I’d read books by Stan and Christina Grof (featured below) that brought my awareness to the existence of this mystical, mysterious power before my own awakening – thank goddess.
Christina had had a full-blown kundalini awakening during childbirth – quite an unexpected initiatory experience for her! – though it was this very experience that “launched a thousand ships” viś a vie kundalini becoming known in the West, starting with Stan Grof’s residency at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA. (The history of Esalen is a great story in itself, btw.)
Christina’s book on her experience is The Stormy Search for the Self, which was the first book I’d read on the phenom, and I was so thankful to have this intro info “on board” when K began stirring in me!