Well this book gives a great moral diatribe about Yoga and religion in general, but falls a little short on clear instruction on the techniques. It does however, contain the mantras for each chakra, some visualization for each, and an execellent gallery of paintings to meditate on for each chakra. What I don't like about the book is how he goes on and on about how it relates to Christianity...this is definatley written from a christian perspective.... Also, reading the instruction on some of the breathing excercises is confusing...there is not a clear algorithm given, I would have given this 3 stars, but the paintings might make the book worth purchasing if just for that. Overall a great book for someone who knows nothing of the subject matter. - Adam
I liked this book very much, since it offers a very balanced approach to Kundalini awakening. Many teachers plunge interested folks into this kind of mystic experience without warning them about the dangers that may come. Selby on the other hand proposes a simple, undogmatic and safe method. Though this book might be written for beginners, I really appreciated his views about the Kundalini-shakti even though I did quite some reading and meditating already. He has a very nonsectarian approach, but does not deny his Christian background. Reading his book one can sense that he knows what he is talking about and has seen - as I did myself - what happens, when people get too fanatic about this magnificient power. His aim is not to prepare the reader to leave this world in the next 36 hours by a blast of light, Kundalini as a substitute for psychodelic drug-addicts, but to built the foundations of a life of meditation that does not isolate the adept from the rest of society, but enables him to grow with the increasing flow.