Kundalini Awakening Process (KAP)
KAP is a set of skills for awakening and stabilizing "kundalini" in the body. It was developed by Dr. Glenn J. Morris, a martial artist (founder of Hoshinroshiryu) and management consultant. It is a distillation of principles and techniques from the world's wisdom traditions aimed at arousing, awakening, and guiding complete kundalini development.
The KAP Level 1 course gives an individual everything necessary to rapidly arouse kundalini and safely guide it through the process of sequentially and permanently rewiring the major nerve plexuses and endocrine glands in new neural and neural-endocrine networks, and bringing the chakras and subtle channels into a continuum in the body, from the pelvic floor and tailbone to the crown of the head and beyond, and then from the crown back down to the heart and the earth — achieving a permanent and complete kundalini awakening.
Further KAP courses serve as non-essential plug-ins and advanced methods for individuals wishing to continue their kundalini process into further esoteric developments, including illusory body practices and non-dual awareness...
Gabriel Axel (Montes) is an authorized second-generation KAP instructor. KAP instructors provide instruction and guidance to practitioners to promote safe and integrated kundalini progression in the individual.
More information about KAP can be found below and furthermore on the official KAP website.
(Note: KAP is entirely unrelated to 3HO/ Yogi Bhajan's 'Kundalini Yoga' system.)
What is Kundalini?
“Kundalini" is the ancient, accepted term for the biological and
spiritual potential of the human body – a tiny replica of the huge
potentials that exist in nature (think lightening) and the cosmos
(think “Big Bang”). In 99.99% of people, kundalini goes unharnessed,
lying dormant deep within their nervous and endocrine systems. In the
unawakened human being, these systems are poorly connected, “rusty,”
poorly synchronized, and unable to carry much more “signal” than keeps
that person alive.
Kundalini awakening occurs when the various parts of the brain, spine,
and nerve ganglia, along with the different endocrine glands, begin to
rejuvenate, better link, and synchronize. The gonads, adrenals, and
digestive glands (connected to the experience of lower emotions)
connect to the master glands at the heart, throat, and brain.
These systems rapidly rejuvenate, function more efficiently, and
begin to carry larger quantities of bio-electric (neurotransmitter and endocrine) traffic through the body. It’s a little like comparing a 56k Modem to a Broadband T1 line. EEG and EKG scans show that “awakened” individuals have more efficient mental and biological processes.
Kundalini is what causes the great visible physical illumination, charisma, and healing abilities of saints and prophets. Every art lover has seen countless representations of the “illumination of the sages” – the halo and golden sheen around saints and holy figures of all traditions. Kundalini has been symbolized by the caduceus (medical
staff entwined with snakes), Moses’s burning bush, the Oroboros (the
world-encompassing serpent swallowing it own tail, Excalibur (King
Arthur’s sword), the Apostolic flame, the Descent of the Dove, the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, and more.
Kundalini is responsible for the powerful intuition, and mental and nervous-system domination of legendary martial arts masters like “Book of Five Rings” author Miyamoto Musashi and Aikido’s founder Morihei Ueshiba.
The presence of kundalini, which is also the “enlightened body” of
esoteric buddhism, grants many of the siddhis, or miraculous
powers like heightened intuition, expanded charisma, personality,
willpower, and genius. Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Einstein were all
More importantly for the genuine seekers, the increased vital energy
(prana or qi) in the body of the awakened individual makes the last
step through the door to absolute awareness (the fully enlightened
mind) that much easier when in one-pointed meditation.”
What is KAP?
Dr. Morris’s Improved Kundalini Awakening Process is a simple set of skills that engages the actual physiological shifts experienced during kundalini awakening, and then smoothly expands the body’s neural and endocrine networks to make the physiological shifts permanent.
Rather than using abstract rituals to engage the biological changes indirectly, KAP is an ordered, synchronized practice of the biological phenomenae of kundalini arousal and awakening, using movement, emotion, breathing, visualization, and directed sensory awareness to awaken and move kundalini, evolving the consciousness as the neural and endocrine signals evolve.
The sequence of skills, some traditional, some modern, assembles into a daily practice of approximately 40 minutes daily, with supplementary skills that can be done in free moments throughout the day, or even while doing mundane activities.
KAP’s side effects are an added bonus: all of the KAP skills not only develop biological and metaphysical capacities, but also serve the KAP practitioner in work and family relationships and in times of both stress and great enjoyment.
Dr. Glenn J. Morris
Glenn J. Morris (July 15, 1944 – April 1, 2006) was born in the sheltering mountains of northwest Pennsylvania in 1944.
He earned a BA and MA at Penn State in Communication with emphasis in Small Groups, Theatre, and Anthropology, a Ph.D. in Communication with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Industrial Psychology on the GI Bill, and later a Sci.D in psychology with focus in psychometrics, organizational, and transpersonal studies. He has taught communication, psychology, or theatre, at Penn State, University of Windsor, University of Michigan, Wayne State, Hillsdale College, and other schools in-between consulting gigs. For twenty some years he was a psychological consultant on leadership and organizational change working with Mid West Industries like General Motors, Meijer Thrifty Acres, and Cargill to develop strategies for excelling at their business while defeating their competition. He also helped develop safety programs for Exxon and Texas Utilities, while working for Human Synergistics, that significantly reduced harm and lost time due to accidents.
He has written texts for management, psychological inventories for stress reduction, ethnographies of Japanese martial lineages for the public, and entries in encyclopedias. He has taught management, meditation, and martial art seminars in North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Glenn is also recognized around the world as an expert in kundalini meditation, chi kung techniques, and budo/bugei. He is the founder of the Hoshinroshiryu and is highly ranked in both Chinese and Japanese martial arts. He is a member of the World Head of Family and Sokeship Council. He is probably best known for his chi kung healing techniques, relationship with Masaaki Hatsumi-soke of the bujinden, and esoteric yoga.
Dr Morris trained in the martial arts for over forty-five years. He began studying jujutsu, then judo, tai chi, kung fu, karate, boxing and wrestling. He earned his first black belt in jujutsu in 1965 while in the U.S. Army and taught self-defense in Germany for 3rd Med and later at Penn State University. He began teaching the Hoshin system of meditation and martial techniques at Hillsdale College in Michigan in 1980. In 1982, he and several students became interested in ninjutsu and began attend seminars with Stephen Hayes. This exposure to ninjutsu led to training under Hatsumi-Soke and a relationship of respect that continued throughout his life.
In 1985, Dr. Morris endured the greater kan and li of nei shen gung fu, sometimes referred to as Kundalini and in 1986 was made a member of the Chinese National Institute of Chi Kung. In 1990, he achieved the rank of godan and shidoshi in bujinkan budo taijutsu at the Atlanta Tai Kai. In 1991 he was given the rank of rokudan and title of oshihan in nihon karatejutsu. In 1992, Dr. Morris was inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall Of Fame. In 1989, he was recognized by the government of South Africa as a master instructor of martial arts by their Wu Shu Federation while he was putting on demonstrations in Johannesburg. Dr. Morris has trained in Japan with Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi.
Dr Morris made his home in Lake Charles, Louisiana, with his beloved wife Irena Mandich-Morris. In the year prior to his death, Dr. Morris Worked for the Volunteers of America, doing hands-on relief work with Hurricane Katrina survivors and first responders, while performing demographic analysis for the VOA on damage, post traumatic stress, individual and family displacement, and economic implications for the survivors…
Books by Dr. Morris on Kundalini, Chi Kung, and the esoteric Martial Arts: