In 1947, I had a dramatic encounter with Paramahansa Yogananda in Hollywood. This is the beginning of a story that continues with his teaching me, by means of intuition, to move the currents in the spine.
Decades later - after moving through fundamentalism and atheism - I joined Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF), the organization that he founded. One year later I learned that this technique of moving the currents in the spine is called Kriya Yoga.
This video also includes my current reflections regarding my encounter with Yoganandaji. Among those reflections, these two questions are addressed: Did God really create evil? Are we really gods? Answers are taken from the Etz Hayim - the new translation of the first five books of the Bible from Conservative Judaism - and from Jesus and Paramahansa Yogananda.
Normally, we don't tell such stories, and for years I never even told my wife. However, I began to feel that I should do so back around 2005. I balked.
But then a friend called to say that he was getting a strong message that I should write an autobiography. I had never told him any of my stories, so I thought he might be right.
But again I got cold feet. So I wrote to SRF for advice. After a monk called to say that I should tell my stories, I bought two camcorders and began. Let the chips fall where they may.
Back story and explanation: torealize.net.