What I found the most confusing aspect in kundalini practice is that all the levels below comes under one single term, ‘‘kundalini awakening/rising’’-
Level 1- Activating the central channel, sushumna nadi in side the spinal cord. Any kind of spiritual practice automatically activates it, even if one is not even aware of anything related to kundalini. As you are already so deep into occult, I am 90% sure it is already activated in ur case. If you ever had physical manifestation of any spirit, even to the slightest degree, then I am over 9000% sure it is already activated.
Level 2- Connecting the central channel with another channel in the back and completing the microcosmic orbit. This one has to be done consciously.
Level 3- pumping the kundalini energy little by little, through prayer or visualization or meditating on it, etc . Robert Bruce’s kundalini course works on this level.
(Kundalini energy is a source of infinite amount of energy and having conscious control will give you access to that ocean of energy, to use it as one wants!!!)
Level 4- Pierceing the chakra and activating those to a small degree.
Level 5- pierceing chakras in a big way getting flooded by the energy of those chakras. At this level one achieves all those cosmic consciousness, godly ecstasy, which are highly sought after in New age groups.
(From level 3 one developes hightened senses, clair ability)
Level 6- consciousness control over the chakras. At this level you are an ascended master. And have some control over the elements, with some siddhis/supernatural powers.
Level 7- complete conscious control over kundalini energy, source of infinite energy at your disposal. At this level you can become physically immortal.
Level 8- complete mastery/conscious control over and UNITING with all the 114 chakras, the microcosmic representation of the fundamental fabric of our universe/world system. Now you are a demi-god with complete mastery and control over the elements and many more things. (Mysteries of all the hidden chakras is indeed a ‘Thing’ by itself.)
Level 9- complete mastery over all the nadis/astral channels. At this level you are not only a demi god, but a demi god of the HIGHEST order!!!
So that is the problem, all this level fall under single term,’ kundalini rising '. Something which can be done in 1000 different ways!
Another important aspect with kundalini practice is that if it is done under the umbrella and coloring of any powerful entity then it can used as a way of achieving partial or complete union with that powerful diety. I won’t go into details but all the animals in Hindu mythology symbolizes that. Like Azi Dahaka if one raises the serpent energy under the umbrella and coloring of, Let’s say Ganesha, he will feel his energy rising in the motion of a mouse, ride of Ganesha, through his spine!!! And thus incorporate his energy in him.