A New Perspective on Historical Knowledge and The Spirituality of Man
The Kundalini Experience
The Near-death Experience
Caduceus chapter headings
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The Kundalini Experience
Caduceus is the result of 15 years of study and travel by Robert Hamilton. Previously unsatisfied with the explanations of history and the development of mankind he sought to fill ‘the gaps’ which he felt existed. His research transcends many disciplines including science, religions, philosophy and history. In Caduceus Hamilton states that it is only by considering a universal history that will we be able to reach something akin to the ‘truth’ and that we will be able to understand who we are and where we are going.
Caduceus is a unique spiritual text which is based on fact and best evidence from variety of sources transcending the globe, its religions and spiritual movements and moreover the forerunners and originators of these. It is a non-fiction book which brings to light a very specific physical and ‘illuminating’ experience. It seeks to identify this potentially global unifying phenomenon as a path, perhaps our only path, to realising, creating and enhancing a truly global consciousness.
The final words of Caduceus draw together assertions from the book and comments on the current state of the world situation in relation to spiritual matters and how the individual might have an influence on the world to come.
This transcendent experience, Robert Hamilton asserts has been variously described as:
Gopi Krishna (Kundalini: The Evolutionary Energy in Man,Ancient Secrets of Kundalini,Kundalini – The Secret of Yoga and several others)
Dr Bonnie Greenwell (Energies of Transformation: A Guide to the Kundalini Process)
Sir John Woodroffe (The Serpent Power).
The ‘mystic experience’
William James (The Varieties of Religious Experience)
Illumination or Cosmic Consciousness
Dr Richard Maurice Bucke (Cosmic Consciousness)
In addition to commentary on the Kundalini experience by these authors, Hamilton provides evidence which indicates that the very originators of our religions and spiritual thoughts had literally ‘enlightening’ and parallel experiences and in this specific context discusses (in no particular order):
Judas Iscariot (in the context of the Gospel of Judas)
Paul the Apostle
Hamilton asserts that this experience has been highlighted in the many esoteric spiritual texts and ‘Bibles’ of the world since time immemorial and provides examples from:
The Dead Sea Scrolls: Essenes
The Nag Hammadi Library: Gnostics
The Zohar: Kabbalah or Jewish mysticism
The Tanakh: Judaism
The New Testament Bible: Christianity
Christian mysticism is also discussed
The Qur’an: Islam
Islamic mysticism is also discussed
The Upanishads: Hinduism
The Bhagavad Gita: Hinduism
The Texts of Taoism
The Teaching of Buddha
Caduceus also refers to other religions and spiritual movements and Hamilton cites that though many spiritual texts in Latin and South American were destroyed, this experience did not evade the resident Maya and Inca cultures.
Further evidence is provided in ‘The Spiritual Philosophers’ where all the identified elements of the Kundalini experience are in place and whose works and words indicate that these individuals also had such an ‘enlightening’ experience. These luminaries of widely contemplative minds discussed in Caduceus are:
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (in the context of Faust)
Dante Alighieri (in the context of The Divine Comedy or Commedia)
Friedrich Nietzsche (a variety of works)
Carl Gustav Jung (Mysterium Coniunctionis) and
Plato (Thirteen Epistles)