November 10, 2019 at 10:00 am Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Kundalini Symposium, our annual conference, is a conduit for scientists, philosophers, mystics, activists, thought leaders, and wisdom-keepers to connect with a growing international community of supporters. Kundalini is one of the most important ideas in the world today, with the power to revolutionize our understanding of all major aspects of human life, including the environment, politics, economics, health, psychology, etc. At Kundalini Symposium you’ll learn, connect, and evolve. You’ll hear from thought leaders from diverse fields and will walk away with new knowledge, inspirational ideas, and new ways to connect knowledge with practice.

Kundalini is a word from ancient India, but describes a universal phenomenon found in all cultures throughout the world — the experience of spiritual awakening. Kundalini is the biological mechanism behind evolution and Higher Consciousness- the goal of evolution.

The event is 100% free and all videos will remain free! You will be able to access these important videos on YouTube after the conference. Like what we are doing? Show your support by donating to this important cause.


This year’s theme – “Initiating a Scientific Revolution”

Many scientific revolutions have taken place throughout history, where new technologies, approaches, and paradigms make way for a new understanding of the world. In this years symposium, an exciting line-up of speakers will present a glimpse into areas of scientific investigation that could hold the missing key to an era of our understanding of human consciousness and the body. By bringing together scientists, spiritualists, and seekers, we can bring about a new perception of human evolution.

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2019 Keynote Speaker Mauro Zappaterra

Mauro Zappaterra obtained his MD and PhD degrees from Harvard Medical School. He completed his PhD doing work with neuronal stem cells and the effects of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in brain development and in the adult. He is published in numerous scientific articles on the CSF and his work was chosen as the cover image for the prestigious Neuron Journal. He was also featured in the New England Journal of Medicine in teaching medical students about living with life threatening diseases and in Psychology Today on an article titled “Joy: The art of loving life.” His work with the CSF is included in the beautifully arranged collection of essays and insights titled “On the Mystery of Being: Contemporary Insights on the Convergence of Science and Spirituality.”

He completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency at the UCLA VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, where he also served as Chief Resident. He is board certified in PM&R with a particular focus on optimizing human performance and decreasing suffering. He is the Director of Multidisciplinary Care at Synovation Medical Group and is a staff physician at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. He is co-creator and co-host of The PM&R Podcast, an independent project aimed at providing informational interviews with authorities in the field.

As a PM&R physician he combines his training in various complementary medicine modalities such as Polarity Therapy, Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy, and Mindfulness and attempts to treat each individual wholistically, integrating body, mind and spirit. He researches and designs new interdisciplinary programs and techniques to help alleviate pain, improve function, and increase quality of life. Visit Mauro’s website to learn more.

Event Speakers

Myrna Filman

Myrna Filman

Linda Molina

Linda Molina

Barbara Whitfield

Barbara Whitfield

Thornton Streeter

Thornton Streeter

Meredith Keator

Meredith Keator

Teri Degler

Teri Degler

Event Moderator

Michael Molina

Michael Molina

Event Program

The event will be held on November 10 at 10:00am Pacific Standard Time. All times given are in Pacific Standard Time

Speaker Bios

Myrna Filman

10:00am PST

About Myrna Filman

Myrna Filman

Myrna Filman, BS, MSN, APRN has been active in Kundalini research for more than 40 years. A dramatic Kundalini experiences at age 21 lead her to a life-long quest to understand the neurological and physiological basis of Kundalini.
Her past work in neurology, neuropsychiatric research and as an advanced practice psychiatric nurse has given her a unique perspective and understanding of the Kundalini system and it’s process.
She is a past board member of the Kundalini Research Network and current board member of the Emerging Science Foundation and the Institute for Consciousness Research.

Kundalini Process: When Psychiatry Can Help

Kundalini and psychiatry are not at odds with each other. Unfounded myths and stigma associated with psychiatry has caused a false narrative of the role of psychiatry in the Kundalini process and it’s ability to help those in that process. This talk will address these issues and show positive outcomes are possible.

The goal of this talk is to clarify how psychiatry can improve outcomes for people in These talk will attempt to explain the role of psychiatry and how it can improve Kundalini process for everyone.

Linda Molina

10:35am PST

About Linda Molina

Linda Molina

Linda is a visionary who works hard at creating the change we wish to see in the world, both in the inner world and outer. With years of working with spiritually awakened individuals, and with an understanding of the process of awakening through her own experience and as a researcher, Linda believes that the investigation of the evolutionary process holds the keys to a better world. She has served as a Director for the Emerging Sciences Foundation for 10 years. Linda is married and homeschools her two sons.


When we take a step back and put all of human history and evolution into an objective perspective, a pattern of evolution begins to emerge. As we live in times of great inequalities, along with massive technological advances, getting the bigger picture could be the missing key we need to flourish forward.

Barbara Whitfield

11:00am PST

About Barbara Whitfield

Barbara Harris Whitfield, RT, CMT spent six years at the University of Connecticut Medical School studying the aftereffects for people that had a near-death experience (NDErs). She and her colleagues Bruce Greyson, MD and Kenneth Ring PhD demonstrated that NDErs had twice as many signs and symptoms of Kundalini arousal then the control group. She is a board member and past chair of the Kundalini Research Network. Barbara is the author and co-author of 13 books including Spiritual Awakenings: Insights of the Near-Death Experience and Other Doorways to the Soul which Includes other triggers for a Kundalini Arousal and the Physio-Kundalini Syndrome.

In her new book with her husband Charles Whitfield MD they use the Kundalini model to overlay on the myths and reality of age old stories of the Dragon. Visit Barbara’s website to learn more.

Dragon Energy: Myth and Reality

Why dragons? Why and how would essentially every country and most cultures worldwide — for thousands of years—have some kind of relationship with Dragons?

Consider… Why would we humans have kept such a bond and creative connection in our arts, crafts, science fiction and fantasy literature, myths, movies and cultures about the most drawn and painted and talked-about creature of all time?

Could our strong and long fascination with them be because Dragons are mythological creatures that mirror traits in us?

Go inside into our consciousness awareness and look at our self and life from the perspective of the myth and reality of Dragon Energy and how it relates to Kundalini.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER ~ MAURO ZAPPATERRA – The Cerebrospinal Fluid, Kundalini, and I Am

11:35am PST

The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear fluid that bathes our entire central nervous system (CNS), the brain and spinal cord. At the center of your brain, at the same location of your third eye, your brow center, there is a space filled with CSF called the third ventricle. This space is bordered by the pituitary gland and the pineal gland, and has been referred to as the ‘Crystal Palace’ and the ‘Cave of Brahma.’ CSF is home to many neurotransmitters and signaling molecules, including melatonin and the ‘spirit molecule’ DMT, providing an elaborate range of biological functions. CSF also contains extracellular matrix proteins that make up the connective tissue of the body and therefore is a fluid connective tissue, a liquid matrix for information to be held and transported. CSF evolved as a way to transmit signals from the environment. Therefore, CSF carries information within the fluid, whether it is a protein, a growth factor, or a hormone, and transmits that information to the entire CNS, as a fluid conductor. Our awareness of I AM begins to develop from our earliest moments of existence, when we are immersed in this primordial fluid in our mother’s womb. CSF may serve as a vehicle for signaling to major control centers in the brain and transmitting Source energy to the body and the felt sense of I AM. CSF may serve as a vehicle for the rising of the Kundalini. Connect to your CSF, to your own fluid body, to your liquid light, your liquid prana, your liquid chi, to the structured, resonating primordial ocean within you. Visit Mauro’s website to learn more.

Thornton Streeter

12:20pm PST

About Thornton Steeter

Dr. Thornton Streeter DSc. is Director of The Centre for Biofield Sciences (, based in India. He has spent over twenty-five years specialising in researching the human biofield. Dr. Streeter is the co-developer of the Biofield Viewer.


Kundalini research with biofield imaging and live chakra data stream in collaboration with Kundalini Research Foundations selected Yogi yields promising results for evidence based progress.

Meredith Sands Keeter

12:55pm PST

About Meredith Sands Keator

Meredith Keator

Meredith Sands Keator was raised in a holistic healing environment and was trained in Shiatsu and Acupuncture in the mid-nineties. While she has been an educator and therapist since that time, it was her Kundalini experience in 1995 that radically directed her focus and led her to pioneer an understanding of the geometric patterning of the nervous system, and how this can accelerate healing. Meredith will be sharing some personal details of her Kundalini experience that were particularly difficult, her insights as to why they came about, and explore the avenues of individual empowerment in connecting more directly with our own innate abilities through the lens of Fractal Anatomy. Visit Meredith’s website to learn more.

Meredith will discuss the difference between the Chinese concept of ‘Jing’, and our understanding of ‘chi’ in relation to Kundalini. She will share her personal experience that led to the understanding of the geometry of the nervous system, and how this knowledge can help attain greater depth to ones own personal journey.

Teri Degler

1:30pm PST

About Teri Degler

Teri Degler

Award-winning author Teri Degler has eleven books to her credit including The Fiery Muse: Creativity and the Spiritual Quest (Random House, Canada) and The Divine Feminine Fire: Creativity and Your Yearning to Express Your Self (Dreamriver Press, USA). For years Teri has researched and written on Tantra, yoga philosophy, and the lives of highly creative women mystics. Much of her work has centered on the divine feminine known as Shakti in Hinduism and the parallels found in Sophia in Old Testament Christianity and Shekinah in Jewish Mysticism. Teri’s books have been translated into French, German, and Italian. Her freelance writing on topics ranging from spirituality to environmental activism have appeared in many publications in the U.S. and Canada. She teaches workshops on creativity and has made many media appearances. Currently, she is at work on a literary biography on the renowned Kashmiri yogi and authority on kundalini-shakti, Gopi Krishna. Visit Teri’s website to learn more.

Kundalini: Tracking Down the Trigger for Universal Mystical Experience

This presentation will explore the lives of some the most highly creative women mystics of all time, including the saint, Hildegard of Bingen, the visionary, Mechthild of Magdeburg, and the beloved yogini, Mahadevi Akka. It will compare their mystical experiences, their creative outpourings; and the transformation they experienced with what the ancient yogis called kundalini awakening. More importantly, it will delve into what we can learn from them about our own experiences and our personal transformation in consciousness and how they relate to the divine feminine, known as Shakti, or kundalini-shakti, in yoga.


Speaker Discussion and Q&A


In this final part of the symposium, all of the speakers will take questions from the audience (from the live YouTube link) and will engage in a lively open discussion.

Event Moderator: Michael Molina

Michael Molina is the founder and president of the Emerging Sciences Foundation and Brilliano. With nearly 20 years experience in technology, research, and marketing, Michael has devoted himself to raising public awareness about Kundalini. He is married with two young sons.