KUNDALINI: THE LIVED EXPERIENCE, PSYCHOLOGY & EASTERN METAPHYSICS WITH ANN MATHIE
Ann will explore the lived experience and metaphysical experience of Kuṇḍalinī through the
lens of Sāṅkhya Philosophy; the metaphysics which underpins most of India’s traditions in
Yoga and Tantra. To explore this phenomenon further she will investigate yogic texts which
describe the subtle body model and how this amṛta inducing phenomenon occurs. She will
mirror these insights with current scientific theories in neurology and physiology. She will
also explore the grounds between transcendance and psychosis and the ways in which we
need to re-examine older psychiatric models of a healthy mind.
Ann Mathie has been practising yoga and meditation for the past 20 years, exploring
practices in the Tantric, Yogic and Buddhist field. With a Masters in the Traditions of Yoga and
Meditation from SOAS University, Ann gives regular talks on the knowledge produced by the
insights from mediation masters throughout history. Her research focuses on the
experiences of advanced Buddhist mediators on the path to enlightenment as well as
phenomenological research on the spontaneous Kuṇḍalinī experience. Her mission is to
work towards building a world free from a limited view of our human potential and to
explore methods that alleviate psychological suffering.