The problem is the rush after the kundalini experience and the craving in the west for real spiritual experience and expression. This is ... all » something the church and the synagogue (although Bal Shem Tov was bringing it back) had pretty much removed from their agendas. The kundalini experience is the rising of the serpent kundalini and in this sense is the devil in the tree and wisdom. It is the serpent because it represents only the bare fact of the opening of the psyche but does not incorporate knowledge that is understanding -- new perceptions emerge and new powers as the psyche moves from layer to layer of superconscious, (deep unconsious) and what is called astral, or ethereal. One enters helter skelter into the springs and roots of human being. But concomitantly in India one also enters the confusion of the aspirations of the Vedics for political power and conquest, and their use of mantra to call the gods to war, as well as the assumptions that their heroic rishis and sages had awesome powers to destroy by consciousness alone, i.e. Vashisht, disturbed in his meditation, had mowed down a regiment with his flaming third eye. This "weaponization" of consciousness dominates Indian religious aspirations, and is the essence of the Satanic aspect. Indians believe that Westerners are horribly naive about this, and as a matter of practical day-to-day existence there is no Satan or sin either. There are many devils, and many wrongs, but not specifically that tempter and tormentor who's role is is to oppose "God".