Connection Pathology

From The SpiritWiki

There are two uses of the term Connection Pathology. On the one hand, a connection pathology is the study of emotional, psychological, sociological, and physical causes of mental and emotional illness triggered and exacerbated by an experience of Connection. On the other hand, a connection pathology is Connection Outcome. It is a psychological/emotional breakdown of the bodily ego caused by a Zenith Experience or a Nadir Experience of an intensity, duration, quality, or content that an individual is not prepared, or not capable (because of damage) of handling.

Connection Pathologies

Connection Pathology > Communication Error, Connection Psychosis, Constricted Connection, Ego Inflation, Egoic Collapse, Egoic Explosion, Flooding, Gurutitus, Majdhub, Spiritual Emergency

Syncretic Terms

Connection Pathology > Nadir Experience

Related LP Terms

Connection Pathology > Awareness Reduction Mechanisms, Bodily Ego, Connection Blockage, Defence Mechanisms, Disjuncture, Ego Damage, Ego Dysfunction, Maladaptive Adaptation, Nadir Experience, Zenith Experience

Non-LP Related Terms

Connection Pathology > Bodily Ego, MEPF

List of Connection Outcomes

Connection Outcome > Connection Pathology, Déjà vu, Emotional Cleansing, Emotional Satisfaction, Enlightenment, Existential Terrors, Healing, Liberation, Perfect Connection, Perfected Connection, Perfection, Permanent Connection, Physical Sensations, Psychotic Mysticism, Realization of Self, Ritambharapragya, Spontaneous Alignment, The Unity, Transformation, Union


Both Zenith experiences and nadir experiences can lead to connection pathology.[1]

Wrong Thought, Wrong Action, and Wrong Environment all increase the probability of connection pathology.

Right Thought, Right Action, and Right Environment increase the odds of healthy Connection Outcome.

Related LP Courses


  1. Grof, Christina, and Stanislav Grof. The Stormy Search for the Self: A Guide to Personal Growth Through Transformational Crises. Penguin, 1990.