Up the spine, the twisting serpents reach Golgatha, the place of the skull that holds the chalice of our brains. This is also known as the kundalini that rises up our spine, and would scientifically represent our central nervous system as it coils up the spinal medulla like two twisting serpents. This is why people who explain the kundalini, normally say that it feels like an electric current running along the spine.
The explanation of the kundalini that I would like to give, is based on science. This way, we can properly ascertain the truth of what exactly is occurring in the human body when someone feels an electric current running up their spine, or “the coiled power”- a force which ordinarily rests at the base of the spine, described as being coiled there like a serpent by well-known spiritual teacher, translator Eknath Easwaran.
The kundalini, our central nervous system is the most important systems in our bodies. The kundalini is often described as a sleeping or dormant potential force that resides within us, and like the kundalini, the central nervous system is also called the control center of the body that has two main processing organs which are our brains and spinal cords.
Together with the peripheral nervous system, it controls everything we do. From our five senses; seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, and smelling and also our emotions, thoughts, and memory.
Here is an explanation of the central nervous system by Stanford University:
The anatomy of the spinal cord itself, consists of millions of nerve fibres which transmit electrical information to and from the limbs, trunk and organs of the body, back to and from the brain. The brain and spinal cord are referred to as the Central Nervous System, whilst the nerves connecting the spinal cord to the body are referred to as the Peripheral Nervous System. The nerves within the spinal cord are grouped together in different bundles called Ascending and Descending tracts.
Ascending tracts within the spinal cord carry information from the body, upwards to the brain, such as touch, skin temperature, pain and joint position. Descending tracts within the spinal cord carry information from the brain downwards to initiate movement and control body functions.
Nerves called the spinal nerves or nerve roots come off the spinal cord and pass out through a hole in each of the vertebrae called the Foramen to carry the information from the spinal cord to the rest of the body, and from the body back up to the brain.
The central nervous system (kundalini) is the force we need to master within us to reach true Gnosis. Gnosis is knowledge of thyself, and if we wish to tap the information encoded within our DNA, we need to awaken the kundalini. Awakening the kundalini is making sure our central nervous system is fully activated and functioning healthy, so we can become more enlightened or highly sensory oriented beings. When you control your kundalini, you control the serpents and your emotions that are real chemical energies which flow through your central nervous system that makes you and I who we are.
This is why meditation is often associated with the kundalini. Research has shown that meditation may be associated with structural changes in areas of the brain that are important for sensory, cognitive and emotional processing. Meditation also effects an area in the middle of the brain that is part of the temporal lobe called the Ammon’s horn (Amuns Horn) or the hippocampus which exhibits greater gray matter concentration in meditators. Research has also shown that regular meditation practice is an important role for the hippocampus, due to its involvement in modulating cortical arousal and responsiveness.
Brain trait changes have also been observed in neuroimaging studies, most often employing fMRI. A long-term increase in activity was discovered in the prefrontal cortex, the right anterior insula, and right hippocampus, suggesting an heightened ability to control attention and awareness. The review by Chiesa attribute these findings to the direct attention to and awareness of bodily sensations. One neuroimaging study also found some evidence for protection against the natural reduction in grey matter volume with aging, which could suggest a better attentiveness in aging meditators versus non-meditators.
In meditations, the hippocampus is what we humans use as a mode of astral travel. The hippocampus is critical for the formation of new autobiographical and fact memories. In addition, I believe that the hippocampus stores past-life experiences and this is that part of the brain we access for ‘past life’ recognition.
This is why meditation and mastering your emotions are paramount in mastering your central nervous system (kundalini). By doing this, we help manage our stress and the very chemistry of our blood that is made from five elements-carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, and phosphorus. Phosphorus is the element of chemical energy that is crucial in mastering because this is what is distributed through the central nervous system as it ascends up the spine to our brains. The importance of phosphorus in our blood and brain is confirmed by an eminent scientist who once said, ”No phosphorus, no brain.”
Phosphorus (Greek Φωσφόρος Phōsphoros), a name meaning “Light-Bringer,” and the Latin word corresponding to Greek Phosphorus is “Lucifer”. Phosphorus is essential for life and the phosphate is a component of DNA, RNA, ATP, and also the phospholipids that form all cell membranes. Phosphorus is the most powerful aphrodisiac known to man, that was employed unofficially as an aphrodisiac previous to its admission into the London Pharmacopoeia in 1836. Phosphorus produces its firing action, and when administered internally, proves to be one of the most powerful stimulants of the animal economy through a stimulation of the nervous system.
When you awaken your kundalini, which we now know is our central nervous systems, we let the chemical energy known as phosphorus, the light within us to be properly distributed through the central nervous system as it ascends up the spine to our brains. The very element of chemical energy that is crucial in mastering, because it is our inner Lucifer or Jesus. A force that can be used for good and light like Luke Skywalker in the movie Star Wars, or for bad and darkness like his father Darth Vadar.
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power. – Lao Tzu (c.604 – 531 B.C.)