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Dr Yvonne Kason at San Diego IANDS – Kundalini Awakening and Near-Death Experiences: Exploring the Links
Saturday, February 6, 2021 4:30 pm EST
1:30 PM Pacific Time, 9:30 PM in the UK, Sunday 8:30 AM in Sydney, Australia.
Many NDE researchers have speculated about the possible relationship between Near-Death Experiences and Kundalini Awakenings as described in the yogic tradition. In this seminar Dr. Yvonne Kason shared her conclusions from 40 years of kundalini and NDE research.
Dr. Kason described the classic symptoms of a kundalini/spiritual energy awakening: energy rising up the spine and body; inner sounds such as “OM” or the roar of a waterfall; and light sensations; all culminating in a mystical, psychic, or inspired creative experience. She shared the powerful long-term after-effects on body mind, and spirit, which are signs of a long term spiritual transformation of consciousness occurring.
Dr. Kason compared the progressive features of a Near-Death Experience with the progressive symptoms/experiences of a soul/consciousness rising up the chakras of the astral spine, as it withdraws from the body at the time of death or near-death. Dr. Kason showed the marked similarity in after-effects of a kundalini awakening and a white-light type of Near-Death Experience, which led her to conclude that Near-Death Experiences may indeed sometimes awaken the kundalini/spiritual energy mechanism in experiencers.
Dr. Yvonne Kason MD, MEd, CCFP, FCFP is the President and Co-Founder of Spiritual Awakenings International. She is an internationally renowned medical expert on Spiritually Transformative Experiences (STEs) who has had multiple STEs herself, including 5 Near-Death Experiences (NDEs). She is a retired family physician and transpersonal MD-psychotherapist, who previously taught at the University of Toronto. Propelled by a powerful Near-Death Experience in a 1979 airplane crash, she began to research NDEs, and in 1990 she became the first Canadian medical doctor to specialize their medical practice in the research and counseling of patients with NDEs and other STEs.
Dr. Kason is the Past-President and a previous board member of IANDS, the International Association for Near-Death Studies. She is the Co-Leader and Co-Founder of Toronto Awakenings Sharing Group, and a member of ACISTE, the American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences. Dr. Kason was also a Co-Founder of the Kundalini Research Network, was the Canadian Coordinator of the Spiritual Emergence Network, and Co-Founder of the Spirituality in Health-Care Network.
Dr. Yvonne Kason currently lives in Toronto, Canada, and enjoys being a snowbird each winter in Encinitas, California. Yvonne is on demand as a keynote speaker and as a media resource, and was recently interviewed (2020) on the Dr. Oz Show and on Coast to Coast. She has five published books, her most recent is, Touched by the Light: Exploring Spiritually Transformative Experiences, (2019). https://www.amazon.ca/Touched-by-the-Light