You are here: Real Spiritual Experiences :: Meditation / Yoga / Spiritual Practice :: A Sibilant Hissing Sound

Real Spiritual Experiences

A Sibilant Hissing Sound


In the fall of 1970 I was in my second year of college living in a dormitory at the University of South Carolina. I had just finished a test and was laying down for a nap mid-afternoon. Laying there I heard a sound somewhat like passing gas. Immediately my consciousness became centered at the base of my spine. Quickly, it moved from there up my spine to the top of my head. It was a sensation of being at the top of head, within my skull. At the same time I felt this overwhelming bliss, peace, and timelessness. When I finally got up I felt completely refreshed (although I hadn't slept) and mused that what I had just experienced was so grand and divine surely it could not be a "tease," but would have to happen again at some point. I never had the experience again.

For over 30 years that memory lay dormant: I never met anyone who had had such an experience, nor understanding of it. Until... Around 8 years ago my brother sent me a small paperback on Kriya Yoga printed in Nepal. The author speaks of Patanjali's yoga and the release of the Kundalini. The author states,"Kundalini has been described as serpent power because it resembles a coiled snake, and when aroused it hisses. It is the sibilant hissing sound that is heard." When I read this I knew that this was the sound I had heard laying on my bed at age 19.

My purpose in writing is to perhaps help someone understand their experience with the mysteries and realities of the Kundalini.

Comments about this spiritual experience

The following comments are submitted by users of this site and are not official positions by Please read our guidelines and the previous posts before posting. The author, dhavid, has the following expectation about your feedback: I will read the comments and participate in the discussion.

alakeshwar (3 posts)
7 years ago (2010-11-10)
I think this story is about a genuine experience and it strengthens the evidence for the kundalini power which a number of people claim to have experienced. However it is dangerous to try to awaken this power as it could do serious psychological injury to a person. There are a lot of forces in the world we still don't understand which need to be investigated scientifically.

You are posting as a guest. To reserve your own user name, sign up!

Search this site: