Connection Practice

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The term Connection Practice refers to the regular and disciplined daily practice of Connection. Connection Practice includes not only the use of Connection Techniques, Connection Appliances,or Connection Supplements, but also any preparatory work and study practices you engage in to expand your understanding, any healing practice you engage in to heal damage caused by Toxic Socialization, any cognitive and psychological practices you engage to remove Wrong Thought and establish Right Thought, like Flow Purification and Flow Control,[1] and finally any Alignment work you engage in to align your Spiritual Ego with your Bodily Ego.

Elements of Connection Practice

Connection Practice > Affirmation, Cocooning, Connection Appliance, Connection Technique, Flow Control, Flow Purification, Intent to Connect, Visualization

Syncretic Terms

Connection Practice > Spiritual Exercises, Technologies of the Sacred

Related Terms

Archetypal Revision, Boundary Visualization, Connection, Connection Affirmation, Connection Cocoon, Connection Space, Connection Supplement, Connection Visualization, Creation Practice, Fear, Flow Control, LP Stages of Attainment, Lightning Path Connection Practice, Negative Energy Insertion, Shraddha, Syndesiology

Notes

Connection practice involves

Mystics often use language and metaphor in a special way, in an effort to trigger enlightenment in others.[2]

Connection Practices combined with Connection Appliances, like the TOSAS, and the careful and guided use of Connection Supplements can facilitate transformative Connection

"Chants, spells, dancing around a fire, burning candles, the smoke and smell of incense, are all means to awaken the 'deep mind'--to arouse high emotions, enforce concentration, and facilitate entry into an altered state. Again, Bonewits has said some of the most sensible words on this subject, observing that 'mandalas,' 'sigils,' 'pentacles,' and 'yantras' are all pictures to stimulate the sense of sight; 'mudras' or 'gestures' stimulate the kinesthetic sense; 'mantras' or 'incantations' [and prayers] stimulate the sense of hearing. The use of props, costumes, and scenery can also be seen as a method of stimulating the senses. In addition, drugs, alcohol, breathing exercises, and sexual techniques can serve to alter one's state of consciousness. According to Bonewits, these techniques function in the same way for a Witch or a ceremonial magician as for a Native American shaman or a Catholic priest. To say that these methods never cause psychic and psychological change ni the people involved is as absurd as other common attitudes--that certain religions have a monopoly on these experiences and that certain religions worship 'God' while others worship 'demons.' These techniques have existed for thousands of years and were developed by human beings for the purpose of widening their perceptions of reality, and changing their relationship to the world."[3]

Intent is also feature of Christian conceptualization of Connection. Thus one "accepts Christ" or makes a decision to turn towards Christ. [4]

Footnotes

  1. See also https://www.lightningpath.org/lightning-rod/healing-the-damage/?parent=25081#anchor
  2. Organ, Troy. “The Language of Mysticism.” The Monist 47, no. 3 (1963): 417–33.
  3. Adler, Margot. Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today. Boston: Beacon Press, p. 158.
  4. Hewitt, Glenn A. Regeneration and Morality: A Study of Charles Finney, Charles Hodge, John W. Nevin, and Horace Bushnell. New York: Carlson Publishing, 1991.

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