Spiritual Awakenings International

Conference 2023

"Spiritual Awakening: The Dawn of Expanded Consciousness"

Kundalini Awakening: A Key to STEs & Expanded Spiritual Consciousness

photo of Dr Yvonne Kason MD from Canada, President of Spiritual Awakenings International, author, researcher, STE and NDE Experiencer

Dr. Yvonne Kason, MD
Circle of Honor Honoree

Kundalini Awakening/Spiritual Energy Awakening is a sacred universal potential present in all people. It is described with different terms in diverse mystical traditions: Kundalini Awakening in Yoga; Holy Spirit quickening or Holy Spirit activation in Christianity; Holy Wind or Shekinah in Judaism; Chi activation in Daoism; Dumo Fire in Buddhism; and other terms. Dr. Yvonne Kason has been researching and experiencing Kundalini Awakening for over 40 years. She will describe the key features of a Kundalini Awakening, and its numerous after-effects on body, mind, and spirit. She will describe how Kundalini Awakening starts a long-term process of spiritual transformation of consciousness, punctuated with many STES, gradually expanding the range of normal consciousness. Dr. Kason concludes that the long-term transformation goal, which usually takes many lifetimes of purification and spiritual deepening, is to attain a sustained expanded state of spiritual consciousness while able to fully function in the world – nirbikalpa samadhi, aka ongoing cosmic consciousness. 

Dr. Yvonne Kason MD, MEd, CCFP, FCFP, is the President and Co-Founder of Spiritual Awakenings International, a 5x Near-Death Experiencer, multiple STE Experiencer, author, and in-demand speaker and media resource. She is the person who first coined the phrase “Spiritually Transformative Experiences” (STEs) in 1994, and has written extensively about STEs in her last 3 books, her most recent Soul Lessons From The Light: How Spiritually Transformative Experiences Changed My Life (2022). A renowned international expert on Kundalini Awakenings, Near-Death Experiences, and Spiritually Transformative Experiences, Dr. Kason is a retired MD-Psychotherapist and Family Physician, previously on faculty at the University of Toronto. She has over 40 years experience researching STEs and counseling STE Experiencers. Dr. Kason was the first Canadian medical doctor to specialize her practice in 1990 in the counseling and research of persons having diverse types of Spiritually Transformative Experiences. In 1990 she was Co-Founder of the Kundalini Research Network (KRN), and became Chair of the KRN Questionnaire Research Project. In 2000 she was Co-Founder of the Spirituality in Health-Care Network. She Chaired the University of Toronto’s first international conference on Spirituality in Health-Care in 2002. She is also the Co-Founder (2019) and Group Leader of Toronto Awakenings Sharing Group. Dr. Yvonne Kason has been recognized for her groundbreaking work as an Honoree on the Spiritual Awakenings International Circle of Honor.