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.