Jung's seminar on Kundalini yoga, presented to the Psychological Club in Zurich in 1932, has been widely regarded as a milestone in the psychological understanding of Eastern thought and of the symbolic transformations of inner experience. Kundalini yoga presented Jung with a model for the developmental phases of higher consciousness, and he interpreted its symbols in terms of the process of individuation. Sonu Shamdasani has brought together the lectures and discussions from this seminar for the first time. This volume also offers newly translated material from Jung's German language seminars, a seminar by the indologist Wilhelm Hauer presented in conjunction with that of Jung, and Sir John Woodroffe's classic translation of the tantric text, the Sat-cakra-nirupana.
"The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga serves as an excellent introduction to the higher realms of consciousness... I enthusiastically recommend this book as an introduction to realms of analytic thought generally outside the classical and mainstream views."--David Nichol, Psychoanalytic Books: A Quarterly Journal of Reviews "In these four lectures ... Jung placed some very complex Indian concepts within the Western psychological understanding of his time, thereby helping us to grasp better both systems of thought and realization."--Betsy Halpern, Quadrant "Shamdasani has performed a valuable service by editing these seminar notes and making them available to a wider audience. In addition to Jung?s four lectures [he] provides an excellent introduction as well as informative footnotes... This volume is a welcome addition to the Bollingen Seminar Series."--William E. Kotsch, Journal of Analytical Psychology