A Shamanic Kundalini Upanishad

May 25, 2015


by Brendan Ring


There is only one soul, this is the Spirit within all things.
The essence of this Spirit is Love
You are that Spirit within all things.
It is this One that looks out of every eye, be it grasshopper or great whale
It is this One that knows the heat of the sun as mineral or tree,
Through every aspect of creation this One Spirit knows itself
There are two aspects to the Great Spirit
She that creates the Sacred Illusion and He that experiences
These aspects are not separate but one
Duality and Oneness exist together in the Great Mystery
Know you are the One by going to the forest
There in meditation journey with the spirits of the animals and plants
Let them reveal to you the illusion of your separation from them and all that is
With your drum remember the heart beat of the mother
Sit in meditation and know Her as the serpent, like the serpent move softly on the earth and shed your skin
Sitting with spine erect be fearless like the jaguar
Let the anaconda swim up the spine as the salmon up the waterfall returning to source
On the wings of the condor you will remember who you are
Know that the anaconda, jaguar and condor are one
Feel the legs of the cosmic spider dancing at the fontanelle as you enter the unitive state
The cosmic spider pours forth the web of creation from within itself, then rests within this web at its center
As both container and contained, aware of all activity within it’s web, the Great Spirit remains untouched, unensnared
Realise the unitive state of stillness in activity, do no harm, only through a loving life can Love be known
The wise know the universe as unlimited manifestation and possibility in eternal unchanging consciousness
You are That
This is the Upanishad
Om shanti shanti shanti


‘A Shamanic Upanishad’ was composed by Brendan Ring, who is a brilliant musician and contemplative. He plays the Irish wire-strung harp and the uilleann pipes, the national bagpipes of Ireland. He has his own youtube channel, so you can hear his wonderful music.



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