VOLUME 7 ISSUE 2 FALL 2021

Editorial 1
From Individual to Universal: A Story of Kundalinī Awakening 2
1 Introduction 3
2 The Sudden Experience of Kundalinī 4
2.1 A Mental Struggle 4
2.2 A Kundalinī Awakening 5
2.3 Uncovering the Present Moment 5
2.4 A Gift of Eternal Love 6
2.5 An Expansion of Consciousness 7
2.6 Immortality Revealed 8
2.7 Union with the Ultimate Consciousness 9
3 What I Have Learned from my Experience 10
3.1 The Subtle Body 10
3.2 The Kundalinī Energy 10
3.3 Dimensions of Perception 10
4 Conclusion 11
Qi: A Personal Take on the Intersection of TCM and the Natural Sciences 12
1 Encountering Subtle Energy 14
2 The Natural Sciences’ Perspective on Energy 15
3 The Subjective Perception of Qi 17
3.1 Energy in the Palms 17
4 Energy of the Heart 18
4.1 The Heart Protector 18
4.2 Kundalinī Qi 19
4.3 Energy Channel Qi 20
4.4 Mechanical Force Transmission 20
4.5 Electrical Qi – ElecQicity 21
5 Conclusion 20
References 23
What Is Behind the Window? Ontological Question of Spiritual Experience Between Rudolf Otto and Carl Gustav Jung 24
1 Introduction 25
2 Positivist Approach versus Holistic Approach to Human Experience 26
3 Phenomenology of Rudolf Otto and Its Limits 28
4 The Original Theories of Depth Psychology 30
5 The Question of Ontology of the Numinous 32
6 Conclusion 33
Notes 34
Acknowledgment 34
References 35
Aging, Cultivation, and Transcendence in Confucianism 36
1 Introduction 37
2 The Meaning of Aging 38
3 Confucian Cultivation of Spirituality 40
4 Moral Transcendence and Decent Death 42
5 Conclusion 45
Notes 46
Acknowledgment 46
References 47
Three Types of Medieval Allegory as a Basis of Later Christian Spirituality 48
1 Introduction 49
1.1 Three Fundamental Types of Allegory 50
1.2 Allegory as an Instrument of the New Interpretation 50
2 First Sources of Allegory – Rhetorical Allegory 51
2.1 Augustine’s Contribution to Allegory 51
2.2 Reading as Allegory of the Canons of St. Victor 52
3 Medieval Integumental Allegory as a Basis of New Spirituality 53
3.1 Pagan Myths as a Source of Christian Exegesis 53
3.2 Nature Instead of Book 53
3.3 The Integumentum Accentuates the Dignity of Man 54
3.4 The Integumental Allegory – St. Francis’s Spirituality of Creature 54
4 From Integumental to Tropological Allegory 56
4.1 A Retreat from Theoretical Commentaries and the Arrival of Practice 56
4.2 Tropology as a Basis of Mystical and Affective Imitatio 56
4.3 Speculatio as an Allegory of Seeing in English Affective Mysticism 57
5 Conclusion 58
Acknowledgment 58
Notes 58
References 59
Adaptation to Cancer in the Context of Spirituality 60
1 Introduction 61
2 Method 63
2.1 Sample and Procedure 63
2.2 Measures 63
3 Results 64
3.1 Descriptive Analysis 64
3.2 Correlations 66
3.3 Correlation Network 67
4 Discussion 68
5 Conclusion 68
Note 68
Acknowledgment 68
References 68
Spirituality and Religious Orientation in Relation to Posttraumatic Growth in Cancer Patients 70
1 Introduction 71
2 Method 73
2.1 Sample and Procedure 73
2.2 Measures 73
3 Results 74
4 Discussion 76
5 Conclusion 76
Acknowledgment 76
References 77
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